A Guide to the Hunter-Garnett Families Papers, 1806-1889 Hunter-Garnett Families Papers 38-45-c

A Guide to the Hunter-Garnett Families Papers, 1806-1889

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Accession number
38-45-c
Title
Hunter-Garnett Families Papers 1806-1889
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of over 700 items.
Language
English

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Hunter-Garnett Families Papers, Accession #38-45-c, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.


Scope and Content Information

Papers of the Hunter-Garnett families consist primarily of personal, financial, and political correspondence of Muscoe Garnett. Correspondence of Garnett and related family members discusses local, state and national politics; student life and administrative concerns at the University of Virginia; Rio de Janeiro, 1856-1858; family life at "Elmwood"; travel on the continent, 1869-1873; and business affairs.

Of interest among many topics are the Compromise of 1850; states' rights politics in the 1850s, opposition to Andrew Jackson's administration; engineering work for the New York and Erie Rail Road; the cruise of the U.S.S. Cyane, 1842-1844; Indian burial grounds; 1790s [?]and 1830s slave swaps and other news of family servants including hires, illnesses and death; St. Mary's College, Baltimore, 1811; and Reconstruction.

In addition there are architectural plans, plats, and legal documents re the "Elmwood" estate; daybooks; ante-bellum political speeches and broadsides; school papers; artistic sketches; scrapbooks; debating society minutes and journals; business and legal papers; genealogical papers; papers regarding American Red Cross work in France during World War I; and a journal of travel in Portugal, 1807.

Contents List

Correspondence
  • William Baynham (1749-1814) to William S. Wyatt
    • Box 1
      1813 Oct 23

      [offering congratulations on his marriage and reminding him of a proverb "a man cannot wive and thrive in the same year"]

    • Box 1
      1814 Jan 9

      [extending an invitation to visit, discussing family illness including his own]

  • Henry Laurens Brooke to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1845 Dec 10

      [a legal claim of Garnett's; Virginia politics and William "Extra Billy" Smith (1797-1887)]

  • James Lawrence Cabell (1813-1889) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1856 Feb 14

      [University of Virginia, concerning a memorial dedicated to his late uncle, Joseph Carrington Cabell (1778-1856), Rector of the University; mentioning William Joseph Robertson (1817-1898); and discussing the merits of John Staige Davis (1824-1885) and the importance of keeping him at the University. Cabell and Garnett were on the University's Board of Visitors.]

  • Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825-1903) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1853 Feb 10

      [Alabama legislator, discussing that state's public attention on "the necessity of some superior facilities for general education" and requesting Garnett's opinions on education and the "common-school-system"]

  • George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1851 July 5

      [discussing at length his opinions on the compromise resolutions, the importance of having "the Constitution restore to its integrity..."]

  • Philip Pendleton Dandridge to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1850 Oct 23

      [Garnett's pamphlet "The Union...," state politics and personal]

  • Charles Dickens (1812-1870) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1842 Feb 16

      [declining an "invitation to a Public entertainment," discussing his desire to see as much as possible of this country and making himself acquainted with the people and institutions, and expressing his hope to see Garnett during his visit to Virginia]

  • Charles Ellet, Jr. (1810-1862) to Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett
    • Box 1
      1834 Apr 10

      [the gathering of [Northern and Southern] opponents of the Andrew Jackson administration, assembling on the steps of the Masonic Hall, and detailing events of the day and Friday's confrontation]

    • Box 1
      1834 Apr 18

      [in reference to an inquiry of Garnett's, mentioning his plan of the Potomac Bridge sent before Congress]

    • Box 1
      1834 June 21

      [his adventures in "taking charge of the western division of the New York & Erie rail-road," including his encounters with Philip Church of Belvedere]

    • Box 1
      1834 July 10

      [work and progress on the Western Division, a route over the dividing ridge, and the nature of his duties]

    • Box 1
      1834 Aug 6

      [the "immense extent of country to explore"; planned field work in Chautaugua County, New York]

    • Box 1
      1834 Sep 9

      [personal advice, refers to his idea to construct a bridge either over or below Niagara Falls and how wonderful the prospect sounds, especially to have one's name associated with such an endeavor; survey work and future plans for constructing and extending the line from the Hudson to the Mississippi and then to the Rocky Mountains (over 30 years); mentioning DeWitt Clinton's (1769-1828) previous work in the area [as canal commissioner?]

    • Box 1
      1834 Dec 17

      [re the death of his sister Mary and work in his division on surveying]

    • Box 1
      1835 Apr 5

      [considering offering himself as a candidate for the professorship of mathematics at South Carolina College at Columbia, mentioning Dr. [Robert] Adrain (1775-1843), and offering support]

    • Box 1
      1835 June 23

      [work in his Division, negotiations in Virginia and Illinois, capital backing for New York and Erie Road; a letter re his appointment on the James River canal as 'Division Engineer']

    • Box 1
      1835 Aug 9

      [Lynchburg, devoted to making an examination of his line and considering a plan for the construction of the work]

    • Box 1
      1835 Oct 15

      [Lynchburg, personal]

    • Box 1
      1837 Mar 7

      [Richmond, offers services as Consulting Engineer on a planned road project; importance of the Raleigh and Columbia road]

    • Box 1
      1837 May 2

      [Richmond, personal]

    • Box 1
      1837 Oct 12

      [re his impending marriage]

  • Alexander Yelverton Peyton Garnett (1819-1888) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      1841 Oct 9

      [U. S. Sloop [of War] Cyane, feeling of isolation, medical tasks on board, [William Paul Crillon?] Barton (1786-1856), and awaiting orders to sail Pacific for three years]

    • Box 1
      1842 Nov 14

      [U. S. Ship Cyane, Bay of Monterey, refers to the American occupation of Monterey without authorization of the United States government; mentions [Thomas ap Catesby Jones], Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Naval Forces on the Pacific; his dissatisfaction over the salaries of naval personnel and contempt for Congress and [John] Tyler]

    • Box 1
      1844 Jan 13

      [U. S. Ship Cyane, Bay of [Lan Blas?], giving personal advice; status of California and his beliefs that the U. S. Government should acquire the territory and describes environmental conditions; addendum: refers to missionary proceedings]

      [ see Journal of a Cruise to the Pacific Ocean, 1842-1844, in the Frigate United States, ed. Charles Roberts Anderson. G549.J6]

    • Box 1
      1848 Dec 13

      [Washington, D. C., re Garnett's political beginnings, politics, [Henry Alexander] Wise (1806-1876), Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809-1887)]

    • Box 1
      1849 Jan 17

      [Washington, D. C., work on Garnett's standing as a candidate [for the Virginia Constitutional Convention]

    • Box 1
      1849 June 29

      [Bureau of MA Surgery, re Thomas Hart Benton's (1789-1871) attack on [John Caldwell] Calhoun (1782-1850) and the South; trying to get replies from [Henry Stuart] Foote (1804-1880) and [Henry A.] Wise (1806- 1876)]

    • Box 1
      1850 Mar 31

      [Washington, D. C., politics, Garnett's pamphlet "The Union...," Calhoun's death]

  • Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett (1810-1886) to Maria Hunter Garnett and Muscoe R. H. Garnett
    • Box 1
      1830 Apr 23

      [Mount Monococy, Maryland, re the burying grounds of the American Aborigines and finding Indian antiquities; describes area]

    • Box 1
      1832 July 23

      [Petersburg, Virginia, personal news]

    • Box 1
      1842 May 4

      [Milledgeville, Georgia, re problems with debts and unkind creditors]

    • Box 1
      1845 May 26

      [Marietta, Georgia, re his desire to return to Virginia, Georgia poliltics, Governor [George Washington] Crawford (1798-1872), and his dislike of Georgia]

    • Box 1
      1848 Nov 5

      [Murfreesboro, Tennessee, re politics, Whigs, [Lewis] Cass' (1782- 1866) Democratic nomination for U. S. President, his faith in the character of [Zachary] Taylor (1784-1850), thoughts on compromise bills, and the uncertainty of work as an engineer]

    • Box 1
      1850 Dec 27

      [Huntsville, Alabama, re his desire to be the architect of the grand national road from Memphis to the Chesapeake Bay, his admiration by locals, and his despondency over his personal life despite his career high]

    • Box 1
      1856 July 12

      [Ship Banshee, Chesapeake Bay, 15 miles from Old Point, to MHG, with news of the beginning of his journey]

    • Box 1
      1856 Sep 7

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to MHG, with description of Rio de Janeiro, activities of the Brisilian 4th of July, and conditions of climate and sea during the voyage. Mentions an invitation to dine on the U. S. Man of War Savannahand a ride to shore, the respectful treatment received, a plan to ride over the "contemplated line of road," the death of the Prime Minister, and the Marquis of Parana. Gives a description of the Emperor and being presented to him. Includes a travel chart with date, latitude, longitude, thermometer, and barometer readings]

    • Box 1
      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to MHG, re being treated with kindness and distinction, meeting an interesting man by the name of George Rudge, and meeting Baron Mana] 1856 Sep 19
    • Box 1
      1856 Oct 26

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, mentions various food commodities (port wine, preserves, bananas, oranges, pineapples, cocoa nuts, and coffee), the damp climate, local social customs, lack of social life, friends and acquaintances, American government interests, flour import, coffee export, the scarcity of bread and bread substitutes, the language rules, the food of the negro slaves, and other foods (monkey, armadilla, snail). Also writes of beginning a grand expedition in the morning and inquires about coal lands]

    • Box 1
      [1856]

      [onboard (first four pages missing), re boredom at sea and admiration of sea life (porpoises, fish, dolphin), passing U. S. Alice, the civilities miles away from human habitat, and passing through the tropics]

    • Box 1
      1858 Jan 14

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re business affairs with R. H. Maury]

    • Box 1
      1858 Jan 24

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re business affairs with R. H. Maury, hiring an engineer for the Province of Rio Grande do Sul, social life being more active, friendships with naval officers, yellow fever, and a shipment of coffee to Baltimore by bark Sophia]

    • Box 1
      1858 Jan 29

      [Fazenda do Macaco (Province of Rio de Janeiro), re business affairs with R. H. Maury, the coffee shipment, and assistance with business matters]

    • Box 1
      1858 Jan 29

      [Fazenda do Macaco, Province of Rio de Janeiro, to MHG, re being homesick, being treated well by the Brazilians, government approval of his plans, the hot climate, social life and life in general]

    • Box 1
      1858 Mar 16

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re bout with yellow fever, the celebration for the opening of 32 miles of road, his assistant, Bernard F. Carter, nephew of Charles Carter Lee. Discusses business affairs, including mortgage, coal lands, and negroes (Bob, Henry, Tom, Dick, Betsey and children) and their sale of placement]

    • Box 1
      1858 May 13

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with business instructions including buying a farm for Florentina and selling negroes, and requesting a pamphlet on slavery to be written]

    • Box 1
      1858 May 13

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to MHG, re bout with yellow fever, plans for crossing the Serra do Mar and engineering and contractual difficulties, and having Nicolas Nello Carneiro Leao as a friend]

    • Box 1
      1858 June 9

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to MHG, re general news of the weather and his health and the "storm of abolition"]

    • Box 1
      1858 July 7

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re the coffee shipments and business instructions including stopping the sale of negroes, and a dentist from New York, Dr. Van Tuyl]

    • Box 1
      1858 July 10

      [Fazenda dos Macacos, Brazil, re disposition of his negroes and the coffee shipment]

    • Box 1
      1858 July 20

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to MHG, re making money in Brazil and his decision to stay four more years]

    • Box 1
      1858 Sep 1

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re business affairs and his disappointment in having no letters from the recipient]

    • Box 1
      1858 Sep 6

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re negotiating a new contract and planning a visit home in May of the following year]

    • Box 1
      1858 Oct 21

      [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, re business affairs, negotiating a contract for five years, and his high standing with the government]

    • Box 1
      1871 May 23

      [personal news, gardening and raising chickens]

  • Eliza Lucinda Garnett (1815-1847) to James Mercer Garnett and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [child's letter]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 28

      [Elmwood, to MRHG, re personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Dec 4

      [personal and family news and father going to Great National Humbug]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [personal and family news]

  • Grace Fenton Garnett (1779-1826) to family
    • Box 1
      1793 Jan 22

      [to "Dear cousin"]

    • Box 1
      1796 Sep 20

      [to [ ? ] re family news]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to Maria Hunter re family news and an offer to swap [negroes] John for Elisha]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "Dear Mary" requesting an encyclopedia entry about the mumps]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "Dear Molly" re personal and family news (5 letters)]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My dear Sister" re family news]

  • James Mercer Garnett (1770-1843) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 1
      [Richmond, re personal news] 1829 Nov 18
    • Box 1
      1833 July 17

      [Richmond, re personal news]

    • Box 1
      1833 Sep 17

      [Elmwood, with instructions for Mr. Norris the blacksmith and certain requests]

    • Box 1
      1833 Sep

      [Elmwood, re the school opening the following week]

    • Box 1
      [1837]

      [Elmwood, with instructions for Mr. Stregel's models]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 6

      [Fredericksburg, to MRHG at the University of Virginia, with discussion and advice on education, matters of conduct and moral courage]

    • Box 1
      1841 Oct 17

      [to MRHG at the University of Virginia, discussing the study of law as indispensable to being a great and honest statesman]

    • Box 1
      Thursday evening
    • Box 1
      Sunday evening
  • James Mercer Garnett, Jr. (1794-1824) to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 1
      1820 July 25

      [Port Royal to West River, Maryland, re personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      1823 Sep 22

      [Fredericksburg to Elmwood, re personal news]

    • Box 1
      1824 Apr 21

      [Fredericksburg to Elmwood, re personal news]

    • Box 1
      1824 Apr 25

      [Fredericksburg to Elmwood, re personal news]

    • Box 1
      1824 Apr 27

      [Fredericksburg to Elmwood, with supportive and uplifting words, advice on son Muscoe, and personal news]

    • Box 1
      1824 Apr 30

      [Fredericksburg to Elmwood, re personal news]

    • Box 1
      1824

      [resolution in memory of James Mercer Garnett, Jr.]

  • James Mercer Garnett, Jr. (1794-1824) to James Mercer and Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer) Garnett
    • Box 1
      1811 Nov 11

      [Georgetown to Mother, Pittsville, Essex County, mentioning Mr. Randolph [John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) ? ] at the Capitol; describing Congress Hall and Senate Chamber; and mentioning cousin John Taliaferro (1768-1852)

    • Box 1
      1811 Nov 20

      [St. Mary's College to Father, Pittsville, Essex County, re college life]

    • Box 1
      1811 Nov 23

      [St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Maryland, to Mother, Pittsville, Essex County, re college life]

  • James "Mercer" Garnett (1861-1908) to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 1
      1869 Mar 23, July 30

      [Castle Point]

    • Box 1
      1870 Jan 20, Feb 19, Mar 7, June 21

      [Pau, France]

    • Box 1
      1870 Aug 4

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re travels around area]

    • Box 1
      1870 Aug 13

      [Bern, Switzerland, re travels around area]

    • Box 1
      1870 Oct 13

      [Venice, Italy, re visits to Lucerne and Lugano, Switzerland, and Como, Milan, and Venice, Italy]

    • Box 1
      1870 Nov 19, Dec 3

      [Vevey, Switzerland, re sight seeing around area and mentioning the French/Prussian conflict]

    • Box 1
      1870 Dec 26

      [Rome, Italy, re the death of "Julie"]

    • Box 1
      1871 Feb 12

      [Naples, Italy, mentioning a visit to Sorrento and Pompeii, Italy, and sightseeing on the way to Baiae]

    • Box 1
      1871 Feb 28

      [Rome, Italy, re carnival in town--description, visits to Villa Pamphille Doria, Appian Way, the Campagnato to the Via, Latina around Rome]

    • Box 1
      1871 Mar 18

      [Rome, Italy, re sightseeing trip to Ostia, Italy, a celebration re the birthday of Prince Humbert, and a visit to Temple of Minerva]

    • Box 1
      1871 Mar 28

      [Rome, Italy, mentioning "great illumination here at Easter"]

    • Box 1
      1871 Apr 29

      [Geneva, Switzerland, going to school in the Chateau de Lancy]

    • Box 1
      1871 June 8

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re school]

    • Box 1
      1871 Nov 12

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re mother's plan to spend winter in Nice, France, and skating in Switzerland]

    • Box 1
      1871 Dec 27

      [Nice, France, re holidays]

    • Box 1
      1872 Jan 12

      [Chateau de Lancy, Switzerland, personal; with letter, from Minnie, personal]

    • Box 1
      1872 July 3

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re mother's liver ailment, school grades, and a General Rhett now in the Egyptian army]

    • Box 1
      1872 July 21

      [Geneva, Switzerland, personal]

    • Box 1
      1872 Sep 23

      [Chateau de Lancy, Switzerland, re school and an excursion to Vevey]

    • Box 1
      1873 Jan 5

      [Paris, France, re the holidays in Paris and activities while there]

  • John Mercer Garnett (1783-1856) to family
    • Box 1
      1793 Aug 16

      [to sister, personal, mentioning novel Celestina[by Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), 1791]

    • Box 1
      1825 Jan 3

      [promissory note to Grace F. Hunter for hire of "a negro man named Wyatt']

  • Maria (Hunter) Garnett (1797-1873) to Mary Picton (Stevens) Garnett
    • Box 1
      1865 [Jan 1]

      [refers to the death of her son and Mary's husband, Muscoe in 1864, and her grief, the necessity of Mary and the children returning home, personal and family news; with letter to Mercer]

    • Box 1
      1865 Feb 9

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      1865 Mar 2

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      1865 Aug 7

      [re after-effects of North/South confrontation, legislature passed, and related activities; the children's property, personal and family news; with letter to Mercer, mentioning "Uncle Robert" being in a prison]

    • Box 1
      1866 Feb 22

      [re their financial matters; with letter to Mercer]

    • Box 1
      1867 May 3

      [wanting Muscoe's children nearby; with letter to Mercer and Minnie]

    • Box 1
      1868 Oct 13

      [personal news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Feb 10

      [to grandchild]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Feb 13 [1865?]

      [re broken heart and spirit over not seeing her grandchildren]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Feb 12 [1866?]

      [re their financial matters, effects of the war on these matters, including property and problems with negro labor; with letter to Mercer]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Mar 6 [1866?]

      [personal and family news, "small business" details; with letter to Mercer]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Mar 13

      [to Mercer]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Mar 29

      [re financial matters, personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Apr 6

      [re effects after war, Freedmen's Bureau, and blacks]

    • Box 1
      n.y. July 1

      [re children visiting, with letter from Mercer and Minnie to their mother]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Aug 4

      [personal and family news, financial matters]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Aug 30

      [personal and family news, requests certain goods; Mercer visiting]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Sep 2

      [financial matters; Mercer visiting]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Sep 6

      [personal and family news; Mercer visiting]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Sep 12

      [re financial matters; Mercer visiting; with letter from Robert Baylor re Mr. Capron's account]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Sep 29

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 1

      [wishing to hear from her, personal health and news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 2

      [personal and family news; with letter to Mercer]

    • Box 1
    • Box 1
      [mentions chills and fever among servants at "Elmwood"; Mercer visiting] n.y. Oct 9
    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 10

      [personal and family news and clothing]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 18

      [personal and family news; Mercer visiting]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 19

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 26

      [personal]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Oct 30

      [personal and family news and Mercer's education]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 2

      [personal and family news, financial matters including Joe Gouldman, the sale of Mt. Pleasant, Virginia, and West Virginia properties]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 2

      [to Mercer, personal and family news and his schooling]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 6

      [asking their plans for the winter]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 9

      [re financial matters and problems with Muscoe's estate and the "Elmwood" property]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 10

      [to Mercer, personal and family news and his schooling]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 14

      [re financial matters and inquiring about winter plans]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 17

      [personal and family news; re financial matters including the estate, Kanawha mine in suit, and coal property]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 23

      [personal and family news; re financial matters concerning the coal property]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Nov 25

      [personal and family news; re financial matters]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Dec 14

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.y. Dec 21

      [personal and family news; re financial matters and an incident happening to Mary]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My own dear Grandson"]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My own little darling," re Christmas spirit]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My dear Mary," personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My dear daughter," news of Mercer and Minnie, and Mary's sickness]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "Dr Mary," re church hangings/carpet]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My dear Mary," re coal property; personal and fmaily news]

    • Box 1
    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [to "My dear Mary," personal and family news; with letter to "My darling little Mercer"]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [personal and family news]

    • Box 1
      n.d.

      [financial statement]

  • Maria (Hunter) Garnett (1797-1873) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett

    [These letters are full of personal and family news, in addition to the other topics mentioned]

    • Box 1
      1838 Feb 11

      [to UVa, family debts and hardships of being in debt, abolition]

    • Box 1
      1838 Mar 9

      [to UVa, motherly support and advice]

    • Box 1
      1838 May 25

      [to UVa, concern over his health, local elections and politics]

    • Box 1
      1838 June 28

      [to UVa, following a visit during his ill health, the trip to Junction, Virginia]

    • Box 1
      1838 Sep 27

      [to UVa, concern for his health]

    • Box 1
      1838 Sep 30

      [to UVa, concern for his happiness and health, religious support, and advice on his education]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 1

      [to UVa]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 2

      [to UVa, concern for his health and happiness]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 4

      [to UVa, encouragement for his success, school reading materials]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 8

      [to UVa, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 11

      [to UVa, his uncle's [R. M. T. Hunter] political stand and reactions by the people, concern over health, happiness, and education]

    • Box 1
      [to UVa, concern over health, religious support, the confidence between them] 1838 Oct 20
    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 22

      [to UVa, advice on improvement, advises spending time with Walker Gilmer, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 27

      [to UVa, concern with his happiness, advice on his education, a visit to Blandfield and description, cousin Muscoe having "a servant at home a most confounded rogue that he wishes to trade" with Muscoe named Da for Serpio, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1838 Oct 31

      [to UVa, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1838 Nov 5

      [to UVa, Charles [Fenton Mercer Garnett] going to South Carolina to survey the Raleigh and Columbian Road, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1838 Nov 7

      [to UVa, planning a visit to Charlottesville, advice on his education, including consulting with [Charles] Bonnycastle (1792-1840), their servant Vira]

    • Box 1
      1838 Nov 10

      [to UVa, religious support; with letter from E[lize Lucinda]Garnett]

    • Box 1
      1838 Dec 1

      [to UVa, religious support, illness of two servants, Theodore [Stanford Garnett] and his new love Miss [Florentina] Moreno]

    • Box 1
      1838 Dec 9

      [to UVa]

    • Box 1
      1838 Dec 12

      [to UVa, a boat trip, religious support, Theodore Garnett and Florentina Moreno, [Charles] Bonnycastle's complement to Muscoe, encouragement re education]

    • Box 1
      1838 Dec 18

      [to UVa, concern over his health, encouragement re education]

    • Box 1
      1839 Jan 23

      [to UVa, concern over his health, Robert M. T. Hunter and politics, the marriage of Theodore and Florentina no longer being a secret, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1839 Jan 28

      [to UVa, the servant Serpio, Robert M. T. Hunter and politics, religious support; with letter from [Grace] Fenton [Garnett Hunter]]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 6

      [to UVa, inquiries re studies]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 10

      [to UVa, [Charles] Bonnycastle and Muscoe's studies, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 13

      [to UVa, concern over his health and studies]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 15

      [to UVa, re character-building by self-denial]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 16

      [to UVa, concern over his health and safety; with letter from S[arah]H. A. Hunter]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 20

      [to UVa, Robert M. T. Hunter and politics, Margaret [Mercer]'s school and the publishing of her book, Theodore's plans; with letter from S[arah]H. A. Hunter]

    • Box 1
      1839 Feb 28

      [to UVa, gardening, need to have Serpio work in the garden as "Old Ben" has been sick, trouble with her servants, Robert M. T. Hunter and politics]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 5

      [to UVa, [Charles] Bonnycastle, religious support; with letter from E[liza]Garnett, Theodore and Miss Moreno]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 10

      [to UVa, politics coming between friends]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 13

      [to UVa, reassuring him about her health, [John] Taliaferro (1768-1852), his studies]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 17

      [to UVa, [John] Taliaferro, the family of Prospect Hill, [Charles] Bonnycastle and [Gessner] Harrison of the University, thoughts on education and health]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 20

      [to UVa, an upcoming visit to Charlottesville, her thoughts on education and health]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 23

      [to UVa, Robert [M. T. Hunter], trying to transfer her negroes]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 27

      [to UVa, responding to his news of delinquent acts, news of Robert M. T. Hunter's campaign, an upcoming visit to Charlottesville]

    • Box 1
      1839 Mar 30

      [to UVa, an upcoming visit, critical of the University and the "Southern Spirit"]

    • Box 1
      1839 Apr 15

      [to UVa, safely home after visit, delay of Theodore's marriage]

    • Box 1
      1839 Apr 16

      [to UVa, Robert M. T. Hunter's visit, a convention at Bowling Green]

    • Box 1
      1839 Apr 19

      [to UVa, [John] Taliaferro]

    • Box 1
      1839 Apr 23

      [to UVa, him seeing [Charles] Bonnycastle, his grandfather going to Essex Superior Court, Robert M. T. Hunter being in the middle of a contested election, his uncle Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett's court case, Theodore and Florentina Moreno's plans to marry and their money situation, religious support]

    • Box 1
      1839 Apr 27

      [to UVa, Robert M. T. Hunter and his politics and the Whig Party, the death of "a valuable negro boy" by illness, gardening]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 4

      [to UVa, politics, Robert M. T. Hunter, Theodore and Florentina]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 12

      [to UVa, a trip to Belmead along with those going to the Convention, politics, a pamphlet published by Judge Scott against his uncle [Robert M. T. Hunter]]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 13

      [to UVa, politics]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 14

      [to UVa]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 26

      [to UVa, concerning his health, typhus fever danger, politics, the election, Robert M. T. Hunter]

    • Box 1
      1839 May 28

      [to UVa, personal concerning her anxieties over his well-being, Robert M. T. Hunter and politics]

    • Box 1
      1839 May

      [to UVa, concerning his disappointment over examinations, offering encouragement]

    • Box 1
      1839 June 4

      [to UVa, responding to his inquiry about Serpio]

    • Box 1
      1839 June 9

      [to UVa, Robert M. T. Hunter's speech and politics, danger of scarlet fever]

    • Box 1
      1839 June 18

      [to UVa, encouragement in studies, advising him to withdraw after mathematics examination, scarlet fever and French measles, Yankees settling in Prince William and Fairfax Counties, John Taliaferro and Robert M. T. Hunter]

    • Box 1
      1839 June 22

      [to UVa, examinations, Robert M. T. Hunter visiting him in Charlottesville, an attack of cholera]

    • Box 1
    • Box 1
      [1839 June]

      [to UVa, advising him to consult with Robert M. T. Hunter, [Gessner] Harrison, and [Charles] Bonnycastle concerning his studies and graduation; advising him not to sacrifice his health and giving spiritual guidance]

    • Box 1

      [additional 4 folders]

  • Maria (Hunter)-Garnett to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett

    [additional 9 folders]

  • Box 2
    Mary Barton Picton Garnett (1863-1958) to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1869 Mar 23
    • Box 2
      1870 Jan 20

      [Pau, France, re riding a donkey and seeing solders drill]

    • Box 2
      1870 June 25

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re the new baby and stamp collecting]

    • Box 2
      1870 July 13

      [from Mercer, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France, re a donkey ride "up the Bedat, a mountain with a virgin on the top," and life there; 1870 July 10, from Minnie, with news of the baby, and referring to the beautiful flowers, leaving for Switzerland, and having a war between France and Prussia; 1870 July 30, their arrival in Geneva, Switzerland]

    • Box 2
      1870 Aug 9

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re spending the night with Grandma Stevens in Vevey, their studies, traveling to Bern and then on to Interlaken, [New Jersey?]]

    • Box 2
      1870 Oct 3

      [Venice, Italy, re their arrival from Milan, a ride on a gondola, a trip to Palace of the Doges and the prison, going to Vevey for a visit, and describing decorations and activities in the streets to please the King]

    • Box 2
      1870 Oct 18

      [Munich, Germany, reading Fortunes de Gaspard, news of the baby; 1870 Oct 18, from Mercer, re a visit to a large art gallery and the name of the city, "Muchen" [sic]]

    • Box 2
      1870 Nov 21

      [Vevey, Switzerland, news of the baby, reading about how paper is made, activities in Venice and Milan, Italy, and Mrs. McCall]

    • Box 2
      1870 Dec 3

      [Vevey, Switzerland, a visit to Mrs. McCall and returning to Italy]

    • Box 2
      1871 Feb 28

      [Rome, Italy, seeing Princess Marguerite, going to the Villa Borghese to play, reading Miss Sewell's History of Romeand planning to read History of Greece, lessons on Mississippi, and news of the baby]

    • Box 2
      1871 May 15

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re gifts from Miss Wolcott, liking studies; 1871 May 11, from Mercer, re liking school and studies]

    • Box 2
      1871 May 31

      [Geneva, Switzerland, reading Geographie Physique, birthday presents, and news of the baby]

    • Box 2
      1871 Aug 20

      [from Mercer, Geneva, Switzerland, re a four-week excursion as far as Venice and their activities, learning German; Minnie]

    • Box 2
      1871 Oct 29

      [from Mercer, Geneva, Switzerland, re two little German princes and an Egyptian prince, news of little brother Edwin and Etty; 1871 Oct 9, news of Edwin and Etty, and sending a lock of hair]

    • Box 2
      1872 Feb 16

      [Nice, France, re taking French lessons]

    • Box 2
      1872 Mar 23

      [Menton, France, re visits to Monaco and Monte Carlo, news of Ettie and Edwin, and going to Genoa, Italy]

    • Box 2
      1873 Jan 27

      [Paris, France, re mathematics studies, news of Etty and Edwin, attending dance school, and listing the many books received for Christmas]

  • Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer) Garnett to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [re a family gathering and Muscoe having the measles]

  • Mary Picton (Stevens) Garnett to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1864 Jan 27

      [Richmond, Virginia, inquiring about Mercer who is visiting Grandmother, and re social activities, family news, and Muscoe being ill with a cold]

    • Box 2
      1864 Aug 4

      [Manchester, Vermont, re Muscoe's death and her grief and the difficulty in telling the children, and the need for assistance with estate matters]

    • Box 2
      1864 Nov 2

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, re children's safe arrival home]

    • Box 2
      1864 Nov 17

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, mentioning Mercer, Ettie, and Mary]

    • Box 2
      1864 Dec 3

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, re her ill health and of the children]

    • Box 2
      1864 Dec 9

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, re health, the death of John Latane (June 20, 1864), aunts "Pink" (Martha T. Hunter) and "Line" (Virginia [ ? ])]

    • Box 2
      1865 Jan 9

      [mentions the good health of her son Mercer and Mary's recovery from illness]

    • Box 2
      1865 Mar 13

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, personal and family news, and being unable to go south]

    • Box 2
      1867 Jan 25

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, written for Mercer, personal, re donkeys and riding in a donkey cart]

    • Box 2
      1867 Feb 11

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, written for Mercer, personal; letter from Mary, re finances and estate and debts]

    • Box 2
      1867 Oct 28

      [Princeton, New Jersey]

    • Box 2
      1868 Feb 6

      [Paris, France, re being seasick onboard ship, description of the vessel and ocean trip, the death of a Frenchman onboard, and the Custom House]

    • Box 2
      1868 Feb 14

      [Nice, France, personal and family news, re the lovely view of the sea, and the area being a delightful place for children]

    • Box 2
      1868 Feb 23

      [Nice, France, to Mercer, describing little carriages drawn by goats or donkeys, noting that he could learn French, and giving a description of a picnic on a stream; letter to Maria, re financial matters and the purchase of Mt. Pleasant]

    • Box 2
      1868 Mar 8

      [Rome, Italy]

    • Box 2
      1868 Mar 21

      [Sorrento, Italy, to Mercer, praising his studies and his becoming a big boy, and telling of the killing of a wolf in Pompeii]

    • Box 2
      1868 Mar 22

      [Sorrento, Italy, re a visit to Paestum Ruins to see the temples, Salerno, and Amalfi on the bay of Salerno, the danger of the brigands, and the beautiful view from the hotel at the edge of the cliffs]

    • Box 2
      1868 Apr 5

      [Rome, Italy, re a visit to Esquiline to see Baths of [ ]--well-preserved ruins, originally house of Marcenas, and relating the history of the area; to the Church of St. Clement, and relating its history; to St. John of [Laterian], describing the beauty of this Roman Catholic Church founded by Constantine; to Villa Borghese to see the collection of statues, including one of Pauline Bonapart]

    • Box 2
      1868 Apr 19

      [Rome, Italy, re travel plans in Italy and France, the anticipation in Florence over the arrival of Prince [ ], eldest son of Victor Emanuel, visit to Frascati, celebrations in honor of Pope]

    • Box 2
      1868 May 3

      [Florence, Italy, to Mercer, re his Grandmother Stevens staying in Paris, France until July, traveling around France in boats instead of walking, a trip to Albano, Laziale, Italy and a donkey ride to a lake]

    • Box 2
      1868 May 4

      [Florence, Italy, re a procession with the royal family in carriages and the American Minister followed by a "firework palace an exact representation of the palace of Potsdam" in honor of the Prince of Prussia, decorated and lit up boats and barges, bands of music--very descriptive letter]

    • Box 2
      1868 May 19

      [Milan, Italy, re life there particularly farm life; beggars in Venice, a ride in a gondola, Venice being a charming city; visits to the Rosnian Ampitheatre, to the only monastery in free Italy with closed doors, and to the Cathedral]

    • Box 2
      1868 May 31

      [Geneva, Switzerland, re a walk to the Castle of Children and Vevey, and going on a small steamboat up the lake]

    • Box 2
      1868 June 11

      [Paris, France, personal and family news, including the newborn]

    • Box 2
      1868 June 14

      [Paris, France, to Mercer, personal and family news, including the newborn]

    • Box 2
      1868 July 13

      [Paris, Franace, re illness of her father and delayed plans to return home]

    • Box 2
      1868 Aug 2

      [Paris, France, re the failing health of her father]

    • Box 2
      1868 Aug 9

      [Paris, France, re the death of her father on Friday [August 7] and the baby being sick]

    • Box 2
      1868 Aug 16

      [Paris, France, resuming plans to sail home and having to arrange her father's affairs]

    • Box 2
      1868 Sep 14

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, re arrival to the United States and her father's funeral]

    • Box 2
      1868 Oct 15

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, from Minnie, re having a tea party, a visit to the dentist to have a tooth pulled, and studying French lessions; letter from Mary, personal and family news]

    • Box 2
      1868 Oct 15

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, from Mercer, re his activities]

    • Box 2
      1868 Dec 25

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, personal, with letters from Minnie and Mercer, re Christmas presents]

    • Box 2
      1869 Jan 29

      [Hoboken, New Jersey, enclosing a check and going to seek advice about the western lands]

    • Box 2
      1869 Dec 19

      [Pau, France, personal news of herself and the children]

    • Box 2
      1870 Dec 20

      [Rome, Italy, re business matters, informing her that the business affairs should be known to her husband and that she will consult Mr. Lewis on all matters; the atmosphere in Rome]

    • Box 2
      1872 Apr 8

      [Florence, Italy, concerning their strained relationship and her feeling insulted by Maria's actions, and family news]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 23

      [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, personal and family news]

    • Box 2
      Thursday morning

      [ante-1864, re Muscoe being unable to attend court, and personal and family news]

    • Box 2
      Sunday afternoon

      [ante-1864, re Muscoe visiting Font Hill alone because she is unable to get away until the following week]

    • Box 2
      Wednesday evening

      [Roxbury, re her travel plans to Font Hill, circumstances during the Civil War, and personal and family news]

    • Box 2
      Sunday

      [asking her to pay the taxes on their mountain lands]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [note re business matters concerning the Nicholas and Coal property]

  • Theodore Stanford (1812-1885) and Florentina I. (Moreno) Garnett to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett and Maria Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1832 Jan 24

      [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Muscoe, prompting him to write more frequently in order "to acquire a facility in expressing your thoughts on paper...," encouraging his progres in school; brief description of Philadelphia in response to an inquiry, including the Theatre which "is now miserably perverted from the first object of the stage," the Museum and its natural curiosities, the Athaneum, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Mint, and the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and its accomplishments]

    • Box 2
      1833 May 14

      [New Castle, Virginia, to Muscoe, encouraging his studies]

    • Box 2
      1834 Feb 17

      [Pemberly, Mason County, Virginia, to Muscoe, commenting on his improvement in writing, encouraging regular exercise, and describing his pets, a puppy and a doe]

    • Box 2
      1837 Sep 9

      [Pensacola, Florida, to Muscoe, advising him to go to the University of Virginia right away, warning him against the "bad" and telling him to choose gentlemen for his associates]

    • Box 2
      1845 Jan 21

      [Richmond, Virginia, to Muscoe, re an account held against his father and seeking assistance with the matter]

    • Box 2
      1845 Mar 11

      [Richmond, Virginia, to Muscoe, re plans to "negotiate a treatly of commerce between Rapp[ahannock]and James Rivers," and the Southern Democracy and politics]

    • Box 2
      1847 Jan 22

      [Loretto, Virginia, Florentina to Maria, requesting to see the doctor concerning her teeth]

    • Box 2
      1848 July 28

      [Columbia, South Carolina, to Muscoe, concerning Union supporters, the theory of Republican government, Taylor and Burr and their politics, and his own opinions]

    • Box 2
      1850 Nov 28

      [Macon, Georgia, to Maria, concerning the interest in North Carolina over Muscoe's election, and family news]

  • Gessner Harrison (1807-1862) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1856 Apr 14

      [University of Virginia, while Chair of Ancient Languages, concenring his appreciation of Muscoe's flattering letter, saying that his ambition has merely been "to discharge faithfully my duties" at the University, hoping that his service has been useful to their alma mater; re financial burden and attempting to start a boarding school for boys, meager salary at the University not being enough to support his family]

  • Grace Fenton (Garnett) Hunter to Maria (Hunter) Garnett and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1838 Aug 4

      [Candlelight, Red Sue Springs, Virginia, to Maria, re their improving health at the springs, and news of others there]

    • Box 2
      1838 Oct 8

      [to Muscoe, re plans to make fortune by cultivating multicaulis, personal and family news, mention of the University of Virginia; with letter from Eliza, re their faith in him doing well at the University]

    • Box 2
      1839 May 20

      [Norfolk, Virginia, to Muscoe, University of Virginia, personal and family news and church attendance]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 4

      [Fonthill, Virginia, to Muscoe]

    • Box 2
      n.d. Friday 19th

      [Elmwood, to Muscoe, University of Virginia, family news, Belmont School being full and taking on additional scholars]

    • Box 2
      n.d. Saturday morning

      [to Maria, personal and family news]

  • James Hunter (1774-1826) to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1813 July 18

      [Charlottesville, Virginia, re beauty of Peter's Mountain; being within two miles of Monticello and having the "opportunity of an easy introduction to its sage" but not availing himself of it, and some comments on Thomas Jefferson; and having received "information of the progress of the British up the Potomac"]

    • Box 2
      1819 Jan 23

      [Richmond, Virginia, concerning her taking over the gardening duties, Mrs. French's concerts, and visits to the theatre]

  • Jane Swann Hunter (1804-1880) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1839 Apr 23

      [to UVa, re education during that time period, and continued efforts to establish a comprehensive public school system]

    • Box 2
      [1841] Oct 30

      [to UVa, re the Whig meeting, political affairs at the time of the Fiscal Bank vetoes, and Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter]

    • Box 2
      1841 Oct 3

      [to UVa, personal, mentions R. M. T. Hunter]

    • Box 2
      1842 Feb 7

      [to UVa, personal, discussing the ideas of universality and existence; with letter from Maria Hunter Garnett]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 5

      [personal, mentions Robert [M. T. Hunter]]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [advice and support (prior to his going away to college)]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Mercer, personal, re children playing Indians, jaybirds and the cats]

  • Maria (Garnett) Hunter (1777-1811) to family
    • Box 2
      1797 Mar 8

      [to Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett, re leaving Norfolk because of smallpox; the strong friendship between them; being envious of his going to college, saying "a life which would have been so much to my taste if my sex had not excluded me from it"]

    • Box 2
      1810 Jan

      [to Maria Hunter, to her daughters who are away with friends in order to "acquire knowledge...which will be a gratification to the end of your life"]

    • Box 2
      1810

      [to Maria Hunter, her daughter, personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [personal and family news, smallpox in the family]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Fenton, personal and family news, Albert [R. Garnett]'s illness and Yelverton's death]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Mrs. Mary E[leanor]Garnett, family news; with letter from G[race]F[enton Hunter]Garnett, personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Maria Hunter, her daughter, giving advice and support concerning her character and conduct in relationship to the sciences and religion, and not wishing to discourage the "pursuit of knowledge not immediately connected with religion"]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Mary Eleanor Mercer, personal]

  • Martha Fenton Hunter (1800-1866) to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett and David W. Pitts
    • Box 2
      n.y. [1830s?] Jan 26

      [personal, discussing abolitionist movement and requesting that he propose an amendment]

    • Box 2
      n.y. [1856?] Feb 15

      [re politics, the fear of having a "Black Republican President," and the disregard for the South in Congress]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 18

      [to UVa, mentioning the genius of Bacon Shakespeare Scott; Mr. [ ] Sylvester's kindness to Muscoe but warning him that "his metaphysical speculations may be closely connected with German infidelity"; news of family and friends; Albert Micon setting out for Alabama; translating Discourse on Universal History[by Jacques Benigne Bossuet]; and politics--the Committee of Foreign Affairs members withdrawing and Holmes refusing to serve]

    • Box 2
      n.y. May 6

      [to UVa, news of the family, Robert [M. T. Hunter] and politics and "States Rights men"]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 7

      [to Washington, D. C., personal, mentioning Robert [M. T. Hunter]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      ["reply to a proposal of marriage about 100 years ago" to Mr. David W. Pitts]

  • Martha Taliaferro Hunter (1778-1840) to family
    • Box 2
      1837 Aug 8

      [to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, family and local news; with note from Sarah H. A. Hunter]

    • Box 2
      1839 May 7

      [to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, UVa, family and local news, R. M. T. Hunter, local elections, and [John] Mercer [Garnett]]

    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 5

      [to MRHG, UVa, family and local news]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to MRHG, UVa, family and local news]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Grace Fenton Hunter, personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Maria Hunter Garnett, family news]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Grace Fenton Hunter, personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [3 ANs, personal]

    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [to Edgar M. Hunter, personal]

  • Martha Taliaferro "Pink" Hunter to Mary Picton (Stevens) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1858 May 11
    • Box 2
      1858
  • Muscoe Garnett Hunter to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1816 Oct 30
  • Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter to Roger Atkinson Pryor, and related
    • Box 2
      1857 Feb 26
    • Box 2
      1857 Mar 25
  • Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter to L. Q. Washington
    • Box 2
      1865 July 7
    • Box 2
      1865 Aug 1
  • Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Jr. to Maria (Hunter) Garnett, and poetry
    • Box 2
      1857 Oct 19
    • Box 2
      1858 May 9
    • Box 2
      1858 May 20
    • Box 2
      1858 June 17
    • Box 2
      1859 Feb 20
    • Box 2
      1860 June 20
    • Box 2
      [1860] Oct 29
    • Box 2
      [1860] Dec
    • Box 2
      1861 Feb 17
    • Box 2
      1861 Feb 26
    • Box 2
      [1861] June
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 21
    • Box 2
      Sunday
    • Box 2
      n.d.
    • Box 2
      n.d.
    • Box 2
      Poetry, "Midnight Musings" n.d.
  • Francis Mallory to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1856 Dec 2
    • Box 2
      John Marshall to James Mercer Garnett
    • Box 2
      1830 Dec 17
  • James Murray Mason to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1850 Mar 16
    • Box 2
      1855 July 3
  • Maria (Garnett) McGuire to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1839 Mar 20 n.y. Oct 15
  • Charles Fenton Mercer to Maria (Hunter) Garnett and Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 2
      1830 Feb 8
    • Box 2
      1844 Aug 30
    • Box 2
      1844 Mar 14
    • Box 2
      1849 Jan 23
    • Box 2
      1849 Dec 10
  • Margaret Mercer to Ann and Nanette Garnett
    • Box 2
      1813 Jan 8
    • Box 2
      1829 July 2
    • Box 2
      n.y. Jan 1
    • Box 2
      n.y. Jan 5
    • Box 2
      n.y. Mar 14
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 2
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 17
    • Box 2
      n.y. Sep 26
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 20
    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 16
    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 19
    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 24
    • Box 2
      n.d.
    • Box 2
      n.d.
  • Margaret Mercer to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 2
      1814 Feb 8
    • Box 2
      [1820] Feb 16
    • Box 2
      1824 Aug 31
    • Box 2
      1830 Feb 25
    • Box 2
      1835 Oct 10
    • Box 2
      1837 Mar 5
    • Box 2
      1846 Jan 28
    • Box 2
      1846 Apr 27
    • Box 2
      [n.y. ante-1820]
    • Box 2
      n.y. Mar 22
    • Box 2
      n.y. Mar 26-27-28
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 4
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 10
    • Box 2
      n.y. June 2
    • Box 2
    • Box 2
      n.y. June 17
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 3
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 17
    • Box 2
      n.y. Ayg 18
    • Box 2
      n.y. Oct 26
    • Box 2
      n.y. Oct 29
    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 9
    • Box 2
      [n.y. post 1820]
    • Box 2
      n.y. Jan 12
    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 10
    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 20
    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 24
    • Box 2
      n.y. Feb 25
    • Box 2
      n.y. Apr 9
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 17
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 18
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 29
    • Box 2
      n.y. May 31
    • Box 2
      n.y. June 3
    • Box 2
      n.y. June 27
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 1
    • Box 2
      n.y. July 15
    • Box 2
      n.y. Aug 6
    • Box 2
      n.y. Aug 11
    • Box 2
      n.y. Aug 19
    • Box 2
      n.y. Sep 5
    • Box 2
      n.y. Sep 19
    • Box 2
      n.y. Sep 23
    • Box 2
      n.y. Oct 11
    • Box 2
      n.y. Oct 13
    • Box 2
      n.y. Oct 23
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 14
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 22
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 25
    • Box 2
      n.y. Nov 26
    • Box 2
      n.y. Dec 8
    • Box 2
      n.d.

      [7 letters]

  • William Robert Mercer to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 3
      1869 Feb 11
    • Box 3
      1870 July 25
    • Box 3
      1870 Aug 4
    • Box 3
      1870 Nov 26
    • Box 3
      1872 Aug 5
  • William Porcher Miles to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, with printed
    • Box 3
      1860 Nov 13
    • Box 3
      1849

      Pamphlet, Oration delivered before the Fourth of July Association, by Wm. Porcher Miles on the Fourth of July, 1849

    • Box 3
      1852

      Pamphlet, An Address delivered before The Alumni Society of The College of Charleston, on Commencement Day, March 30th, 1852, by Prof. William Porcher Miles, Anniversary Orator of the Society

    • Box 3
  • Lloyd Noland to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      n.d.
  • Roger Atkinson Pryor to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1857 Nov 2
  • William J. Robertson to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1842 Oct 19
    • Box 3
      1843 Jan 18
    • Box 3
      1843 June 9
    • Box 3
      1843 Aug 10
    • Box 3
      1846 July 7
    • Box 3
      1850 Sep 4
    • Box 3
      1850 Sep 17
    • Box 3
      1856 Dec 23
    • Box 3
      1854 Aug 26
    • Box 3
      1858 Jan 23
  • Edmund Ruffin to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1841 Jan 25
    • Box 3
      1850 Apr 22
  • James A. Seddon to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1856 Nov 16
  • John Seddon to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1856 July 5
    • Box 3
      1856 July 22
  • Benjamin Silliman and Charles Upham Shepard to Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett
    • Box 3
      1834 Apr 26
  • Edwin A. and Mary Barton (Picton) Stevens to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 3
      1871 Aug 20
    • Box 3
      n.y. Nov 19
    • Box 3
      n.y. Nov 28
  • John Taylor to James Garnett
    • Box 3
      1806 June 26
  • John R. Thompson to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1850 Apr 17
  • William Henry Trescott to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1850 Dec 22
    • Box 3
      1851 Feb 16
    • Box 3
      1851 Mar 14
    • Box 3
      1851 May 15
    • Box 3
      1851 Nov 16
    • Box 3
      1852 May 6
    • Box 3
      1852 Nov 7
  • J. Randolph Tucker to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1843 Aug 29
    • Box 3
      1845 June 14
    • Box 3
      1851 Oct 8 1851 Dec 27
    • Box 3
      1854 Dec 23
    • Box 3
      1855 Apr 12
    • Box 3
      1855 Oct 24
    • Box 3
      1856 Nov 12
  • Henry A. Wise to Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
    • Box 3
      1855 Jan 23
    • Box 3
      1855 Apr 28
    • Box 3
      1855 June 19
    • Box 3
      1855 June 19
    • Box 3
      1855 July 26
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous Letters to Mary Picton (Stevens) Garnett
    • Box 3
      1889 Aug 1
    • Box 3
      n.y. Sep 4
    • Box 3
      n.y. Oct
  • Miscellaneous Letters to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    • Box 3
      1846 Mar 30
    • Box 3
      1864 Apr 28
    • Box 3
      1866 Nov 20
    • Box 3
      n.y. Feb 7
    • Box 3
      n.y. Mar 27
    • Box 3
      n.y. Mar
  • Miscellaneous Letters to Mary Eleanor (Dick) Garnett
    • Box 3
      1810 Feb 23
    • Box 3
      1814 Oct 11
    • Box 3
      1818 May 26
    • Box 3
      n.y. May
    • Box 3
      n.y. Oct 29
Correspondence of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
  • Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    [12 folders]
    • Box 3
      [1837-1843]
  • Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett to Maria (Hunter) Garnett
    [27 folders]
    • Box 4
      [1845-1858]
  • Box 5
    Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett to Maria (Hunter) Garnett [1859-1864]
    [11 folders]
  • Box 5
    Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett to Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter
    • Box 5
      1859 Apr 8
    • Box 5
      1861 Oct
    • Box 5
      Friday
  • Box 5
    Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1843-1852]
  • Box 5
    Miscellaneous Political Correspondence of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1850-1860]
Business Papers
  • Box 5
    Business Cards of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett n.d.
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Eliza L. Garnett [1842-1849]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Eliza L. Garnett: Account with H. B. and J. J. Gouldman [1844-1848]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Eliza J. Garnett: Account with Pitts and Sale [1841-1848]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Eliza J. Garnett: Account with John Saunders [1843-1849]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of John Mercer Garnett [1830-1855]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of John Mercer Garnett: Accounts for Medical Services [1843-1851]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with A. S. Garnett, Jr. and Company [1856-1871]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with William A. Baynham [1858-1860]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with Herbert, Hairston, and Company [1868-1873]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with Sale and Saunders [1868-1873]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with James S. Waters [1869-1870]
  • Box 5
    Business Papers of Maria H. Garnett: Account with William T. Outten and Company [1855-1859]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett: Account with Riggs and Company [1859-1861]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett: Account with Ward Brothers [1852-1859]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett: Account with E. Whitman [1850-1858]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett: Accounts with Contractors for work on "Elmwood" [1852-1854]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Accounts for Medical Services [1837-1873]
  • Box 6
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett [1837-1860]
    [9 folders]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett [1861-1873, n.d.]
    [7 folders]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with B. D. Pitts and Company [1838-1860]
    [2 folders]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Baker and Brother [1852-1855]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Capron and George [1852-1860]
    [2 folders]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Cooke, Roy, and Jones [1867-1873]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Farmers Bank of Virginia, Fredericksburg [1855-1861]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Garnett and Pendleton [1855-1858]
  • Box 7
    Business Papers of Muscoe R. H. Garnett and Maria H. Garnett: Account with Henry P. Watts [1845-1855]
  • Box 8
    Business Papers of Grace Fenton Hunter [1835-1847]
  • Box 8
    List of receipts1847-1871
  • Box 8
    Business Papers of Grace Fenton Hunter: Account with John M. Garnett [1824-1834]
  • Box 8
    Business Papers of James Hunter [1770-1778]
  • Box 8
    Estate of Grace Fenton Hunter [1844-1847]
  • Box 8
    Estate of John Mercer Garnett [1851-1860]
Legal Papers
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers [1703-1866]
    [5 folders]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Brooke vs. Dandridge [1853-1857]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Essex County Deeds and Surveys re land of Marmaduke Thorp [1766-1767]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Greenbrier County Deeds and Surveys re division of land dispute [1857-1858]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Judgments on James M. Garnett and John M. Garnett [1856-1857]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Lomax vs. Hunter [1870-1873]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Maury vs. Garnett [(1855-1859)1869]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Old Dominion Coal Company/Kanawha Coal Company [1857-1858]
  • Box 8
    Legal Papers: Pittsville Spring [1856]
Topical
  • Box 9
    American Red Cross in France [1919-1920, n.d.]
    [3 folders]
  • Box 9
    "Calhoun on Government..." by Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1853]
  • Box 9
    Debating Societies Journals [1833-1834]
  • Box 9
    "The Elmwood Magazine" [1833, n.d.]
  • Box 9
    Elmwood: Papers re Victorian changes [1853]
  • Box 9
    Genealogy and History [1939-1970, n.d.]
  • Box 9
    "The Literary Box" [1829-1830]
  • Box 9
    Political Broadsides [1850s-1860s]
  • Box 9
    Political Issues [1842-1861]

    [material removed from scrapbook]

  • Box 9
    Political Issues: Newspapers Clippings on Slavery, Territorial Policies, and general politics [1857-1861, n.d.]

    [material removed from "Scrapbook on Political Issues...1857-1861, n.d."]

  • Box 9
    Political Issues: Government Documents on Slavery, Territorial Policies, and general politics [1858-1860, n.d.]

    [material removed from "Scrapbook on Political Issues...1857-1861, n.d."]

  • Box 10
    School Compositions of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, written in the Elmwood School [1830-1834]
  • Box 10
    School Papers of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1830-1846, n.d.]
    [3 folders]
  • Box 10
    School Papers of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett: Notes on Medieval Histories [ca. 1840s]
  • Box 10
    Sketches by Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett
  • Box 10
    Speeches of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1847-1863]
  • Box 10
    Speeches of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter [1854-1873]
  • Box 10
    Travel Journal of Portugal (on letterhead "Legation of the United States, Lisbon") [1887 Jan-Feb]
  • Box 10
    "The Union, Past and Future: How it Works, and How to Save It" by M. R. H. Garnett [1850]
  • Box 10
    Virginia General Assembly Issues [1849-1860]

    [material removed from scrapbook]

Bound Volumes
  • Box 11
    Daybook and Memorandums respecting the affairs of James Mercer, Mercer Garnett, administrator [containing slave lists and evaluations] [1795-1799]
  • Box 11
    Daybook for Estate of William Hunter [containing lists of slaves and clothing/shoe allotments [1786-1795, 1830-1852]
  • Box 11
    House of Representatives [lists of committees membership], kept by M. R. H. Garnett [1858]
  • Box 11
    The Independent Columbian Debating Society minutes and debate notes, with court fees, 1819-1820, kept by Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett [1825]
  • Box 11
    Scrapbook of newspapers and essays on U. S. resolutions, kept by Muscoe R. H. Garnett [1789(1842-1855)]
  • Box 11
    Scrapbook on Political Issues: Slavery, Territorial Policies, and general politics, 1857-1861, n.d.
Oversize Items
  • Box 11
    Indenture between Thomas and Dorothy Edmondson, Essex County, of the one part and James Garnett, Essex County, of the other part re tract of land in Essex County 1743 Oct 2
  • Box 11
    Indenture between John Long, Essex County, of the one part, and John Hughes, King George County, of the other part re tract of land in Essex County 1745 Sep 16
  • Box 11
    Indenture between Thomas Thornton, Gloucester County, of the one part and Bernard Noel, Essex County, of the other part re tract of land in Essex County 1746 Apr 15
  • Box 11
    1765 Nov 20

    Indenture between Bernard and Sarah Gaines, Essex County, of the one part and Muscoe Garnett, Essex County, of the other part re tract of land in Essex County

  • Box 11
    Indenture between James M. Garnett of the first part and John M. Garnett of the second part and Robert P. Waring of the third part re tract of land in Essex County 1824 Mar 1
  • Box 11
    Survey of land owned by the Old Dominion Coal Company/Kanawha Coal Company n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • E[leanor]
  • E[liza]
  • Rapp[ahannock]
  • E[lize Lucinda]
  • F[enton Hunter]
  • G[race]
  • S[arah]