Inventory of the Charles Campbell Papers 1743-1896 Campbell, Charles; 1807-1876 Mss. 65 C17

Inventory of the Charles Campbell Papers 1743-1896

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Collection Number Mss. 65 C17


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Collection number
Mss. 65 C17
Title
Charles Campbell Papers, 1743-1896.
Extent
5,146 items.
Creators
George Bancroft, Henry Barnard, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, Anna Burdsall Campbell, Calloway Campbell, Charles Campbell, Mildred Walker Moore Campbell, Mary B. Carter, William Alexander Caruthers, John Esten Cooke, Charles Deane, Lyman Copeland Draper, Henry Dilworth Gilpin, Hugh Blair Grigsby, William Wirt Henry, Henry Howe, Benson John Lossing, Edmund Ruffin, Campbell Family.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876), Virginia Historian, as well as letters and other papers, 1743-1896. Includes the business correspondence of Charles Campbell with various editors of The Southern Literary Messenger, several historical societies, publishing firms, historians and authors, with Petersburg, Virginia. Items also relate to organizations and institutions with which he was affiliated, to the school that he conducted in Petersburg and to his personal correspondence with friends and members of his family. Diaries and notebooks both kept by Charles Campbell and his wife Anna Burdsall Campbell, plus 18 scrapbooks, autographs, historical notes, etc. are also found in the collection.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Charles Campbell Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Purchased: 5,144 items, 10/23/1942.
Gift: 1 item, 06/01/1977.
Gift: 1 item, 06/25/1992.


Biographical/Historical Information

Charles Campbell (1807-1876) was born on 1 May 1807, in Petersburg, Virginia, the firstborn child of parents John Wilson Campbell (d.1842), and Mildred Walker Moore Campbell. John, a bookstore owner, was also a historian. In 1831 he published the History of Virginia to 1781. Later, he held the position of Federal Collector of Customs in Petersburg, Virginia. Mildred taught at the Petersburg Classical Academy in the 1840's. In addition to Charles, the couple also had two younger children, Alexander (Aleck) S. Campbell, and Elizabeth (Betty) Campbell Maben (d.1871).

Charles' mother, Mildred Walker Moore Campbell, was the granddaughter of Virginia lieutenant governor Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740). Mildred Walker Moore Campbell and her siblings Mary Fairfax Moore Keller, Dr. Alexander Spotswood Moore, Ann Evelina Moore Henley, William Agustin Moore, Eliza Moore McDonald, and Lavinia Moore McPheeters wrote and received numerous pieces of personal correspondence that are available in this collection.

Charles Campbell attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) from 1823-1825. Upon graduation he enrolled in Henry St. George Tucker's School of Law in Winchester, Virginia. However, he suffered from chronic headaches which caused him severe physical and mental exhaustion. By 1829, these health issues would force him to leave the law profession.

Following his departure from law, Campbell worked as an engineer of the Petersburg Railroad. Later he ran a private school for boys in Glencoe, Alabama. On 13 September 1836, he married Elvira N. Callaway (1819-1837) of Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1837, Elvira died shortly after the birth of a son, Callaway Campbell (b.1837). In his distress, Campbell left his son with Elivira's siblings, Thomas and Lucinda Callaway. Later, this would result in a court case to regain custody of his child.

Following the death of his wife, Campbell worked as a clerk in the office of the Collector of Custom in Petersburg, Virginia (a position he obtained from his father John Campbell). From 1840-1843, Campbell also owned, published, and edited a Petersburg newspaper, The American Statesman. He returned to teaching in 1842 by opening a classical school in Petersburg, becoming both teacher and administrator in the Anderson Seminary. He would hold these positions until the formation of free public schools in 1870.

Campbell remarried in 1850 to Miss Anna Birdsall of Rahway, New Jersey. They had four children, Mary Spotswood Campbell Robinson (b.1852), Nanny Campbell (b.1854), Charles Campbell (b.1856), and Fanny Campbell (1858-1860's).

Charles Campbell was committed to Western Lunatic Asylum at Staunton, Virginia, in 1873 where he remained until his death on July 11, 1876. He was buried at Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg.

Like his father, Campbell was a historian. He began contributing to journals in 1834. Some of the journals to which he frequently contributed included; The Southern Literary Messengeror The Southern and Western Literary Messenger and Review; The Farmer's Register; The New Yorker; and the Petersburg Intelligencer. His most important work, however, was the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. This work built upon his father's book and concerned Virginia history from the colony's founding to the Revolutionary War.

Scope and Content Information

The Charles Campbell papers consist of papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876) Virginia historian. The papers fall into four general headings: historical papers collected by Charles Campbell, correspondence, manuscript volumes, and miscellaneous. These include personal and professional correspondence as well as eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks, covering then period 1743-1896. The papers reflect Charles Campbell's interests in history, teaching, newspaper editing, railroad engineering, politics, genealogy, publication of his works, and the town of Petersburg where he lived for most of his life.

The personal papers include Charles Campbell's correspondence with his father John Wilson Campbell, brother Alexander Campbell, sister, wife and children as well as cousins in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. These include copies of Charles Campbell's letters, as well as letters received by him; biographical material; genealogical material; autograph collecting material; and letters received by Charles Campbell's second wife Anna Burdsall Campbell. These also include correspondence relating to organizations with which he was affiliated, such as the Petersburg Library and the Petersburg Lyceum.

His professional correspondence consists of letters to the editors of the Southern Literary Messenger, to historical societies, to publishing firms, and to other historians and authors. The writing, publishing and critic of Charles Campbell's book Virginia History, concerns much of these material. Charles Campbell also corresponded with genealogists and antiquarians interested in Virginia history.

The eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell include letters by John Quarles, John Byrd, George Dabney, William Degge, Edward Hill, John Jameson, Alexander Moore, William Aylett, and Theodorick Bland, as well as parts of William Aylett's account books (1770-1776).

The manuscript volumes include Charles Campbell's diaries (1861-1864), Anna Burdsall Campbell diaries (1840-1870), scrapbooks, Charles Campbell's historical notes, newspaper clippings, Anderson Seminary account books, Charles Campbell's pupil exercise books, pamphlets, copies of Charles Campbell's articles, and household account books (1848-1863).

There are many letters from Mary B. Carter of "Shirley," Charles City County, Virginia to Mildred Walker (Moore) Campbell, Charles Campbell's mother.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized into five series. Series 1 contains historical manuscripts; Series 2 contains family and professional papers; Series 3 contains manuscript volumes; Series 4 contains miscellaneous material; and Series 5 contains the addition 1992.33b.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into series and then chronologically by date. Series 3, containing family and professional papers, is arranged into subseries by decade and then into additional subseries by individual year.

Related Material

The materials at Duke are comprised of copies of historical documents and letters, and personal papers of Charles Campbell (1807-1876), historian, editor, and antiquarian. Included are original letters from St. George Tucker, Lewis Cass, Pierre Soule, Edward Everett, Beverley Randolph, Andrew Jackson, Robert Beverley, and others, as well as copies of letters from Richard Henry Lee, Arthur Lee, Theodorick Bland, Jr., Captain John Smith, John Randolph of Roanoke, John Adams, Powhatan Ellis, Patrick Henry, John Jay, and others. The papers also contain rough drafts and preliminary notes for Campbell's publications, a number of manuscript poems, and a transcription of the minute book of the city council of Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1795. The volumes contain personal accounts, records of Anderson Academy, Petersburg, Virginia, of which Campbell was principal, and historical notes.

Papers of Charles Campbell, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Charles Campbell Papers, 1617-1895.1,313 items and 5 volumes.Collection number: 858


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bancroft, George, 1800-1891.
  • Barnard, Henry, 1811- 1900.
  • Cabell, Nathaniel Francis, 1807-1891.
  • Campbell, Calloway.
  • Campbell, Anna Burdsall, Mrs.
  • Campbell, Mildred Walker Moore, Mrs.
  • Carter, Mary B.
  • Caruthers, William Alexander, 1800 (ca.)-1846.
  • Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886.
  • Deane, Charles, 1813-1889.
  • Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
  • Gilpin, Henry Dilworth, 1801-1860.
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806- 1881.
  • Henry, William Wirt, 1831-1900.
  • Howe, Henry, 1816-1893.
  • Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891.
  • Maxwell, William, 1784-1857.
  • Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865.
  • Subjects:

  • Education--Virginia--History.
  • Autographs.
  • Petersburg (Va.). Library.
  • Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Historiography.
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia Historical Society.

Additional Related and Bibliographic Material

Bibliography

Beverley, Robert.The history of Virginia, in four parts. By Robert Beverley, a native and inhabitant of the place. Reprinted from the author's 2d rev. ed., London, 1722. With an introduction by Charles Campbell.Richmond: J. W. Randolph ..., 1855.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .B59 Bland, Theodorick.The Bland Papers.Edited by Charles Campbell. Petersburg: E. & J. Ruffin, 1840.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number:E263 .V8 B6 Campbell, Charles."The Diary of Charles Campbell, October 5, 1861-April 5, 1862."Edited by Marian Lois Moran. 1966.
Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1966, M67 Campbell, Charles.Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia.Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.
Available as microfiche, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F226 .B96 Campbell, Charles.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1860.Spartanburg: Reprint Co., 1965.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C18 1860a Campbell, Charles.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1860.
Manuscript and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C182 Campbell, Charles.Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.Richmond: B. B. Minor, 1847.
Manuscripts and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C17 Campbell, Charles, ed.Some Material to serve for a brief memoir of John Daly Burk, author of a History of Virginia. With a sketch of the life and character of his only child, Judge John Junius Burk.Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F226 .B96 Cryer, William Howell."Charles Campbell: early life and works (1807-1847)."1947.
Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1947, C79 Jefferson, Isaac.Memoirs of a Monticello slave, as dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves.Edited by Sarah Dean Link. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, c1951.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778.The orderly book of that portion of the American army stationed at or near Williamsburg, Va., under the command of General Andrew Lewis, from March 18th, 1776, to August 28th, 1776 Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778. Printed from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction by Charles Campbell, esq. ...Richmond: Priv. print, 1860.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E263 .V8 V74 Wyatt, Edward Avery."Charles Campbell, Virginia's 'Old Mortality.'"Southern Sketchesno.5 1st series. Charlottesville: The Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1935.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a

Index to Materials

The following index contains an alphabetical overview of key correspondents and manuscript volumes. These selected people are historians, editors, and authors that either wrote to or received materials from Charles Campell.
Bancroft, George (1800-1891)
Barnard, Henry (1811-1900)
Draper, Lyman Copeland (1815-1891)
Grigsby, Hugh Blair (1806-1881)
Howe, Henry (1816- 1893)
Manuscript Volumes
Minor, Benjamin Blake (1818- 1905)

Bibliography

Beverley, Robert.The history of Virginia, in four parts. By Robert Beverley, a native and inhabitant of the place. Reprinted from the author's 2d rev. ed., London, 1722. With an introduction by Charles Campbell.Richmond: J. W. Randolph ..., 1855.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .B59 Bland, Theodorick.The Bland Papers.Edited by Charles Campbell. Petersburg: E. & J. Ruffin, 1840.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number:E263 .V8 B6 Campbell, Charles."The Diary of Charles Campbell, October 5, 1861-April 5, 1862."Edited by Marian Lois Moran. 1966.
Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1966, M67 Campbell, Charles.Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia.Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.
Available as microfiche, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F226 .B96 Campbell, Charles.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1860.Spartanburg: Reprint Co., 1965.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C18 1860a Campbell, Charles.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1860.
Manuscript and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C182 Campbell, Charles.Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.Richmond: B. B. Minor, 1847.
Manuscripts and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F229 .C17 Campbell, Charles, ed.Some Material to serve for a brief memoir of John Daly Burk, author of a History of Virginia. With a sketch of the life and character of his only child, Judge John Junius Burk.Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: F226 .B96 Cryer, William Howell."Charles Campbell: early life and works (1807-1847)."1947.
Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1947, C79 Jefferson, Isaac.Memoirs of a Monticello slave, as dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves.Edited by Sarah Dean Link. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, c1951.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778.The orderly book of that portion of the American army stationed at or near Williamsburg, Va., under the command of General Andrew Lewis, from March 18th, 1776, to August 28th, 1776 Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778. Printed from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction by Charles Campbell, esq. ...Richmond: Priv. print, 1860.
Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E263 .V8 V74 Wyatt, Edward Avery."Charles Campbell, Virginia's 'Old Mortality.'"Southern Sketchesno.5 1st series. Charlottesville: The Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1935.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a

Index to Materials

The following index contains an alphabetical overview of key correspondents and manuscript volumes. These selected people are historians, editors, and authors that either wrote to or received materials from Charles Campell.
Bancroft, George (1800-1891)
Barnard, Henry (1811-1900)
Draper, Lyman Copeland (1815-1891)
Grigsby, Hugh Blair (1806-1881)
Howe, Henry (1816- 1893)
Manuscript Volumes
Minor, Benjamin Blake (1818- 1905)

Components List

Box-folder 1:1
Obituaries of Charles Campbell, 1876.
Historical Manuscripts, 1743-1798, 1861, n.d.
Box-folder: 1:2-38
37 items.
Series 1: Historical Manuscripts

See also Manuscript volumes of Charles Campbell.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    Copy of the will of Abraham Jones, 20 January 1743.
    4 pages.Cy.
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Copies of letters from the letterbook of John Baylor, New Market, Caroline County, Virginia, 1757-1765.
  • Box-folder 1:4
    John Quarles to John Russell, 1758.
    1 page.ALS.

    Asks if he would rent a house to the Reverend Mr. Meade.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    Accounts with James Macon, 1762.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Promissory note from John Bird for £9,19. 7 1/4, 12 January 1762.
    2 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:7
    John Byrd to Elizabeth Macon, King William County, 18 September 1763.
    1 page.ALS.

    Will not visit; question of a land survey.

  • Box-folder 1:8
    Account of crops made under James Wilsford for estate of James Macon, 1764.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Indenture between Joseph Dillon and wife, and Harry Gaines, 3 December 1764.
    2 pages.MS.

    Indenture for £100 current money.

  • Box-folder 1:10
    Account of estate of James Macon with Thomas Littlepage, February 1765.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Promissory Note from Harry Gaines to Humphrey Hill for £75,125, 1766.
    2 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Receipt from Ed. Berkeley, C[lerk] of K[ing] W[illiam] [County]to James Macon, 1767.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:13
    Accounts of William Aylett with John Roane, 1768-1776.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Col. Carter Braxton's Account with W[illiam] Aylett,1770-1771.
    2 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:15
    Journal of business transactions, March-November 1771.
    21 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:16
    Account Book for the settlement of the estate of William Aylett, 1771-1775.
    16 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:17
    Account of William Aylett with Will[iam] Clayton,1771.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:18
    Copy of the will of Peter Jones, 18 March 1771.
    4 pages.Cy.
  • Box-folder 1:19
    Geo[rge] Dabney, Jr.to W[illia]m Aylett,10 September 1772.
    1 page.ALS.

    Account of goods William Aylett bought from the estate of W[illia]m Spiller.

  • Box-folder 1:20
    Account of W[illia]m Aylettwith Jo[h]n Brown,1773.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:21
    Note of costs against executors of Samuel Macon, by Ed Berkeley, May 1773.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:22
    Francis Jewsn[?] to [?], 23 December [17]73.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Tried to get two hogsheads of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 1:23
    Will[ia]m Deggeto William Aylett, 21 April 1774.
    1 page.ALS.

    Is embarrassed to see him because of the debts he owes.

  • Box-folder 1:24
    Edward Hill to Col. William Aylett, 4 February 1775.
    1 page.ALS.

    Deliver "Scantling" to Mr. Crafton.

  • Box-folder 1:25
    W[illiam] Aylettto James Johnston, 8 May 1778.
    1 page.ALS.

    Asks him to pay his account.

  • Box-folder 1:26
    John Jameson, Boundbrook, to Col. [?], 9 July 1778.
    2 pages.ALS.

    War news; battle of Monmouth and Charles Lee's retreat.

  • Box-folder 1:27
    Copy of will of Elizabeth Moore Macon, 1779.
    2 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:28
    [Thomas Jefferson], (signature clipped), Richmond, to the Virginia Delegates in Congress, 14 November 1780.
    1 page.AL.

    Encloses draft of Benjamin Harrison on Messiers Turnbull & Co. of Philadelphia. Have transferred to Harrison the auditor's warrant for £20,000 Virginia money for which you stand charged.

  • Box-folder 1:29
    Account of Elizabeth Aylett with Robert Pollard, 1 January-12 June 1787.
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:30
    Alex[ande]r Moore,Sydney Vale, [Virginia], to General Henry Lee, 14 March 1798.
    1 page.TLCy.

    Lee's Land Claims.

  • Box-folder 1:31
    William Aylett's opinion in Law suit against Mr. Martins for slander, breach of contract by Mr. Carver [?], [18th Century].
    3 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:32
    Receipt for 935 lbs. Tobacco from James Macon, [18th Century].
    1 page.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:33
    Account of sale of goods from an estate [?], [18th Century].
    2 pages.MS.
  • Box-folder 1:34
    Map of battle of Bethel with photostat of same, 10 June 1861.
  • Box-folder 1:35
    Part of a will, leaving goods to his daughters Jenny Russell and Lucy Macon and E. Wood, n.d.
    1 page.Fragment. MS.
  • Box-folder 1:36
    Letter accusing former friend of treachery, n.d.
    2 pages.Fragment. L.
  • Box-folder 1:37
    Copy of will of J. Augustine Moore, n.d.
    6 pages.Incomplete. MS.
  • Box-folder 1:38
    List of slaves left at the decease of his wife at Col. Hamilton's, n.d.
    1 page.MS.

    List of 14 slaves with ages and prices.

Family and Professional Papers,
Box: 2-17
Series 2: Family and Professional Papers
  • Box-folder 1:1-35
    Subseries 1: Letters, 1814-1829.
    35 items.
    • Box-folder 1:1
      S. E. Carpenter, Philadelphia to [?], 19 September 1814.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Mr. Wirt preparing a book on Patrick Henry; asks for information on Henry.

    • Box-folder 1:2
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell] Princeton, [1823-1825].
      1 page.ALS.

      Encloses $20; encourages him to be economical.

    • Box-folder 1:3
      J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], [Princeton, New Jersey], 27 May 1823.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Is sorry Charles Campbell is discouraged by college; encourages Charles Campbell to succeed in his studies and maintain a "correct and firm moral deportment"; urges him to be careful about money.

    • Box-folder 1:4
      [Mrs.] M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Master Charles Campbell, Princeton College, New Jersey, 25 August 1823.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Speaks of Charles Campbell's father's upcoming visit to New York and New England, possibility of Charles Campbell's going along.

    • Box-folder 1:5
      Charles Campbell, Princeton, to [John W. Campbell, Petersburg], 28 September 1823.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Received $10 from William Bradford. Grades received: he has done well. News of commencement.

    • Box-folder 1:6
      [Mrs.] M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell] at [Princeton], 5 December 1823.
      1 page.ALS.

      Inquires after Charles Campbell's health, etc. Recommends he read "Watts' on the mind".

    • Box-folder 1:7
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Princeton, 11 March 1824.
      1 page.ALS.

      Mother returned after 3 weeks at Shirley. Asks him to come home at end of session.

    • Box-folder 1:7
      A[nthony] Lamb,Princeton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 6 May 1824.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Arrived at Princeton last Tuesday; is happy to be back. Encloses list of students and the grades they attained.

    • Box-folder 1:7
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], [Princeton], 26 July 1824.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Alexander suffering from toothache. Mother leaving for New York in August. Social news.

    • Box-folder 1:7
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], 13 October 1824.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Encloses $200. Social news.

    • Box-folder 1:7
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Princeton, 23 August 1824.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Town healthy, contrary to other places. Asks if he has seen General La Fayette. Social news.

    • Box-folder 1:8
      [?], (signature clipped), Princeton, to Charles [Campbell], 8 May 1824.
      2 pages.AL.

      Uncertain as to whether he will enroll or not. Princeton very dull during vacation, only a few students remaining.

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Ch[arles] Campbell, Princeton, to [John W. Campbell] [Petersburg], 24 [January] 1825.
      1 page.ALS.

      Received $50. Is considering various topics for speech he must give at end of school session.

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Letter, n.d.

      Asks if he is studying law. Recalls days spent together in college. Unsigned.

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Ch[arles] Campbell, Petersburg to [a college friend], 10 October 1825.

      Arrived last Sunday. Speaks of their commencement.

    • Box-folder 1:10
      M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], [Princeton], 25 January 1825.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Deepest snow she has ever seen (2 ft) has just fallen. Social news. Asks him to write to Sister Betty.

    • Box-folder 1:11
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], [Princeton], 18 April 1825.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Inquires if he received letter and $20.00 note. Encloses $50.00. He has had a severe attack of rheumatism.

    • Box-folder 1:12
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell] [Princeton], 12 May 1825.
      1 page.ALS.

      Encloses check for $100. Has been ill.

    • Box-folder 1:13
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell] [Princeton], 17 May 1825.
      1 page.ALS.

      Encloses $40. Social news.

    • Box-folder 1:14
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], 9 August 1825.
      1 page.ALS.

      Encloses $50. Family is healthy although town is sickly. Mother has given up idea of visiting Philadelphia.

    • Box-folder 1:15
      Jo[h]n H. Lee,Charlottesville, to Charles [Campbell], Princeton, New Jersey, 15 August 1825.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Is attending lectures, in foreign languages, history, and physiology; remembers his days at Princeton with Charles Campbell; LaFayette expected to visit Monticello.

    • Box-folder 1:16
      J[ohn] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Princeton, New Jersey, 21 September 1825.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Encloses money, and warns him to be economical. Mother and children still in Scottsville. Business is slow season.

    • Box-folder 1:17
      Char[le]s Campbell, Winchester to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, [31 May?] [c. 1826].
      1 page.ALS.

      Closing and signature of letter.

    • Box-folder 1:18
      Jo[hn] H. Lee,Orange County to Charles Campbell, Winchester, Virginia, 26 December 1826.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Expresses friendship for Charles Campbell; wishes him luck with law studies.

    • Box-folder 1:19
      Charles Campbell to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, [Postmarked 10 January 1827].
      3 pages.ALS.

      News of studies of law. Would like to go to Washington during vacation but will be unable. Inquiries after Elizabeth Ruffin.

    • Box-folder 1:20
      [J. B. Pressley], Simpsonsville, South Carolina, to [Charles] Campbell, Winchester, 10 January 1827.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Expects to get married April 1828 and to be licensed to practice law, urges Charles Campbell to visit him, tell him about the lectures at Winchester. Discussion of Virginia and South Carolina politics: mention of John Randolph.

    • Box-folder 1:21
      Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell] Winchester, Virginia, 15 January 1827.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Speaks of Charles Campbell's love for an unnamed person, and expresses hope he will remain single until he is 21. Speaks of John Tyler's defeat of John Randolph of Roanoke in Senate Election. News of suicide of "old Rambaut".

    • Box-folder 1:22
      Cha[rle]s Campbell, Winchester, to Elizabeth M. Campbell, Petersburg, 29 January 1827.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Judge [Henry St. George] Tuckerreturned, vacation ended. Social news: party attended. Expresses indifference to career in law, and interest in politics, mentions John Randolph.

    • Box-folder 1:23
      J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 20 February 1827.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Asks Charles Campbell how much money he needs; will allow Charles Campbell to continue his studies with Judge Tucker.

    • Box-folder 1:24
      Charles Campbell, Winchester, Virginia to father [John Wilson Campbell], 27 February 1827.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Estimates his expenses at $186; will not stay with Judge Tucker for the summer; students are so crowded at Tucker's that "we read but little".

    • Box-folder 1:25
      Charles Campbell, Winchester [Virginia] to father [John Wilson Campbell], 18 March 1827.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Received John Wilson Campbell's check for $75; Judge Tucker declined an invitation to run for Congress; has received report of John Wilson Campbell's Jackson Committee but is still anti-Jackson and gives his reasons for his position, "I trust that all the endeavors of the Jacksonites will fail."

    • Box-folder 1:26
      J. B. Pressley, Simpsonsville, South Carolina, to Charles Campbell, Winchester, 2 April 1827.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Wishes he was with him studying law at Winchester, advantages of studying under private lawyer, philosophical discussion, discussion of Virginia and South Carolina politics.

    • Box-folder 1:27
      S. L. Campbell, Rockbridge, to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 18 April 1827.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Sold their father's plantation for $7.50 an acre; mother is ill; father being swayed by a bad advisor.

    • Box-folder 1:28
      M[ildred] W. Campbell,Winchester to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 2 May 1827.
      2 pages.ALS.

      News of meeting of Hanover presbytery. Expresses hope Charles Campbell has become religious. Opinion of father that he return home immediately. Postscript: Elizabeth Ruffin to Charles Campbell. Thanking him for writing. Expressions of her affection for him.

    • Box-folder 1:29
      [?], Lexington to [?] [Charles Campbell], 18 May 1827.
      2 pages.AL.

      Glad he is doing well in Law School; Family news.

    • Box-folder 1:30
      Charles Campbell, near White Sulphur Springs to [father?], 2 September [c. 1827].
      2 pages.ALS.

      His health "continued very wretched"; is taking the waters at the Springs; wants to have all his law books sold except the one presented to him by Judge Tucker.

    • Box-folder 1:31
      Cha[rles] Campbell, Petersburg, to [?], November 1827.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Thanks her for her fine treatment of him in Princeton. Describes his trip home. Social news.

    • Box-folder 1:32
      J[ohn] N. Campbell,Petersburg, to Charles [Campbell], 12 July 1828.
      2 pages.ALS.

      May to Philadelphia this summer. Business very good. Has forwarded money to him through William Bradford.

    • Box-folder 1:33
      Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, New Haven, Connecticut, 21 September 1828.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Various social news. News of a new steam ferry. Asks her to buy book Geographyby Malte Brun.

    • Box-folder 1:34
      M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, to Alexander A. Campbell, New Haven, 2 June 1829.
      2 pages.ALS.

      Father just returned from New Haven. Glad to hear he is doing well, especially in French.

    • Box-folder 1:35
      S. R. C. [?], Rock Castle, Lexington, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 5 July 1829.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Angry because he hasn't written family members moving west.

  • Box 2-3
    Subseries 2: Letters, 1830-1839.
    203 items.
    • Box-folder 2:36
      [Charles Campbell] to [?], [c. 1830's].
      2 pages.ACy.

      Trying to find a career, is considering engineering.

    • Box-folder 2:37
      [Charles Campbell], Lexington, Virginia to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 25 August 1830.
      2 pages.Fragment. AL.

      News of his uncertain health and his trip to Lexington.

    • Box-folder 2:38
      T[homas] Vincent,Lawrenceville, Virginia, to W. Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 5 September 1830.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Asks for books; dispute over payment of money.

    • Box-folder 2:39
      H[enry] S[t]. G[eorge] Tucker,[Winchesters, Virginia] to [John W.] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia], 1831.
      1 page.ALS.

      Sends copies of his works; sorry Charles Campbell is not well.

    • Box-folder 2:40
      Elizabeth M. Campbell, Raleigh, to John W. Campbell, Petersburg, 15 November 1832.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Recently arrived in Raleigh, received his letter. Will return home middle of next week.

    • Box-folder 2:41
      List of proceeds from sale of estate of A. S. Moore, 4 February 1833.
      2 pages.MS.

      List of sale prices for slaves, household goods.

    • Box-folder 2:42
      Hugh Nelson, Belvoir to John W. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 18 February 1833.
      3 pages.ALS.

      Can't find anything about Mr. Moore's affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:43
      E[lizabeth] R[uffin],Philadelphia, to [Charles Campbell], 31 July [1833?].
      2 pages.ALS.

      Her visit to Philadelphia, having traveled 350 miles in two days. Leaving for New York Monday.

    • Box-folder 2:44
      H[enry] S[t]. G[eorge] Tucker,Woodbury, to [Charles Campbell], 29 September 1833.
      1 page.ALS.

      Sorry Charles Campbell is giving up his profession.

    • Box-folder 2:45
      Otway B. Barraud, Norfolk, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 4 November 1833.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Explains self very obscurely for a letter he wrote about Charles Campbell which seems to have offended the latter. Charles Campbell must have written about his disappointment in the Law, his failure to achieve greatness at the age of 29, his failure in the profession generally, Otway B. Barraud denies this and encourages him. Reacts to Charles Campbell's 3 ways of becoming great: 1) born 2) achieve 3) thrust upon. Spoke to Gwynn on Charles Campbell's behalf, who has offered Charles Campbell a place, hard work, rough fare, but should take it. [Civil Engineer.]

    • Box-folder 2:46
      H[enry] Barnard,New Haven, Connecticut to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 23 December 1833.
      4 pages.ALS.

      Is glad to have heard news of Petersburg via Messrs. May and Ruffin. Hopes to go to Virginia again soon and asks when she will again come to Connecticut. Sends her an "Essay on Slavery."

    • Box-folder 2:47
      L[avinia] [McPheeters],Petersburg, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 26 December 1833.
      4 pages.

      Misses him; social life.
      Letter also includes a letter from Ed[mund] Ruffinto Charles Campbell. Hopes his job is going well.
      Letter also includes a letter from Bet [Elizabeth Campbell] to Charles Campbell asks him to write.

    • Box-folder 2:48-85
      Subseries A: Letters, 1834.
      38 items.
      • Box-folder 2:48
        Elizabeth [Campbell],Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Suffolk, [?] January 1834.

        Cold weather; mother knitting for him. Tells him of her reading (Cowper). She sends him local newspapers regularly. Mentions of legislative. Debate on Portsmouth Bill.

      • Box-folder 2:49
        [Charles] Campbell, Ballard's Farm, to E[lizabeth] Campbell,Petersburg, 4 January 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His stay in Suffolk, near the Blackwater River. Suffers from bad dreams. Country flat, population sparse.

      • Box-folder 2:50
        Lavinia [McPheeters],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Jerusalem, Southampton County, Virginia, 27 January 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Glad he is enjoying engineering; Charles Campbell shouldn't expect to find a wife as smart as himself; hopes "the sable coloured gentry in Jerusalem will not rise again" but the whites there "are not much better than the blacks". Also: Note from E[lizabeth] M. C[ampbell]to Charles Campbell. Mr. Barraud in town; Charles Campbell working on railroad and "will indeed be welcomed as a traitor to your town, working on a road to destroy it".

      • Box-folder 2:51
        J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 26 February 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Concerned about Charles Campbell's health; business has been better than usual; subscriptions for a railroad from Wilkins Ferry to Belfield being taken, but "our citizens will be cautious about buying more railroad stock" since the old stock has fallen in value.

      • Box-folder 2:52
        Otway B. Barraud to Charles Campbell, Norfolk, 8 March 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Letter expresses concern that Campbell had not written to Barraud in considerable time. Gives advice to Campbell on how best to develop himself as Civil Engineer.

      • Box-folder 2:53
        Elizabeth [Campbell],Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Jerusalem, Virginia, 12 March 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of her stay in Richmond, her visit to the Capitol. Asks to go to Princeton with him. Will make and send him some shirts. Postscript: Mr. Ed[mund] Ruffinto Charles [Campbell]. His letter received; all well.

      • Box-folder 2:54
        Ed[mund] Ruffin,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 13 March 1834.
        1 page.ALS.

        Suggests topics for him to write about, including a description of the Dismal Swampage.

      • Box-folder 2:55
        Charles Campbell, Isle of Wight County, to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, 30 March 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Advises her to address letters to him to Suffolk, Virginia. Inquiries about brother Aleck. Remarks about Cowper.

      • Box-folder 2:56
        Alexander Campbell, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Suffolk, 4 April 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        House full of people, preaching all week. Enjoys working in father's store. Asks news of his railroad work. Postscript: [Elizabeth M. Campbell], Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], Suffolk. Family news. They stayed at Shirley for a week.

      • Box-folder 2:57
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Isle of Wight County, [Virginia], to Lavinia McPheeters, 7 April 1834.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Isle of Wight a dreary county; thinking about leaving the railroad.

      • Box-folder 2:58
        Charles Campbell, Suffolk, to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, 20 April 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Is in Suffolk. Has been with 2nd Division of the Road but is being transferred to the 1st Boarding near Dismal Swamp, across which railroad runs. He is writing from P[ortsmouth] and R[oanoke] RR office. Will return shortly.

      • Box-folder 2:59
        [Elizabeth Campbell], Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Suffolk, 24 April [1834].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Home has been filled with company. Speaks of their claims on the government and the possibility of their being rich shortly. Social news.

      • Box-folder 2:60
        [Charles Campbell], Winchester, to [Elizabeth Campbell], [May?] 1834.
        2 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Arrived in Winchester, seeking out Mr. Robinson, thinking of going west; still undecided. Does not regret leaving Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad.

      • Box-folder 2:61
        [Charles] [Campbell], Mount Ephraim, to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, 1 June 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His trip to Winchester. He has applied for a place under Mr. Robinson with another railroad. Prefers returning to West.

      • Box-folder 2:62
        [Charles Campbell] Petersburg, Virginia to R. Smith, 28 June 1834.
        1 page.ACy.

        Applied to Mr. Robinson at Winchester, but was not admitted; wants to go west; wants a wife.

      • Box-folder 2:63
        J[ames] G. McPheeters,Raleigh, North Carolina to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 July 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has found a woman Charles Campbell would like; health not good; Mr. Ruffin's register popular in Raleigh; invites him to visit.

      • Box-folder 2:64
        Thomas W. White, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 17 July 1834.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has had certain difficulties in getting out the first number of the Southern Literary Messenger.Will be happy to receive contributions for it from Campbell, and will pay him for any articles which are printed.

      • Box-folder 2:65
        Charles Campbell, Hornet at Sea, to [Elizabeth] M. Campbell,Princeton, New Jersey, 7 August 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Off Jersey Coast, will reach New York tomorrow. Describes route of future travels: New York to Albany, to Buffalo; across Lake Erie to Detroit, by stage to Chicago. Health poor: traveling the best medicine. Letter resumes from New York City: Hopes to find quiet and peace in West.

      • Box-folder 2:66
        C[harles] Campbell, Buffalo, New York to Elizabeth M. Campbell, Princeton, New Jersey; 15 August 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        After leaving New York City went to Albany and by canal to Buffalo. Leaving by steamer for Detroit tomorrow. Speaks of all past unhappiness, and thanks her for her affection.

      • Box-folder 2:67
        C[harles] Campbell, Detroit, Michigan to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Princeton, New Jersey, 17 August 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Trip across Lake Erie less unpleasant than canal trip. Taking stage tomorrow for Chicago. Hopes to find some people interested in settling in Illinois.

      • Box-folder 2:68
        C[harles] Campbell, La Porte, Indiana to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 22 August 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        News of his trip from Detroit to Chicago; description of countryside. Description of Indiana prairies. Speaks of his plans to settle in Illinois or Missouri, and his preference for settling in a fine state.

      • Box-folder 2:69
        C[harles] Campbell, La Porte, Indiana to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Princeton, New Jersey, 23 August 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Countryside described. Land cheap in Illinois, he may buy a farm there. Dined with Potowotomy Indians. Leaves in 2 days for Chicago. Less depressed than formerly.

      • Box-folder 2:70
        C[harles] Campbell, near Springfield, Illinois to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Princeton, New Jersey, 1 September 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Moving next to Vandalia, Illinois, and thence East Tennessee via Louisville, Kentucky. Considers it unlikely he will remain in Illinois.

      • Box-folder 2:71
        Ch[arle]s Campbell, Chota, Tennessee to Alexander S. Campbell, Petersburg, September 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He is contented with being a schoolmaster. Tells him of eating pumpkin bread at Chota. Description of country and wild life.

      • Box-folder 2:72
        [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], Petersburg to Mr. Charles Campbell, Chota, East Tennessee, 17 September 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news: news of letters sent to him. News of Charles' staying with his uncle and aunt in Tennessee.

      • Box-folder 2:73
        Charles C[ampbell], Chota, Tennessee to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 20 September 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        His first teaching job (the children of Mr. Henley). Talks of staying with his cousins. Postscript: E[lizabeth] Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg. Expresses hope she will come to Tennessee to visit.

      • Box-folder 2:74
        [Mildred W. Campbell] to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, [October 1834]?
        1 page.ALS.

        Happy to hear he has arrived safely at Chota. Postscript: Alexander S. Campbell to [Charles Campbell]. News of school. Incomplete.

      • Box-folder 2:75
        Jo[h]n W[ilson]Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], [Chota, Tennessee], 2 October 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Advises Charles Campbell to settle in the West; hoped Charles Campbell could work for the railroad. Also a note from Charles Campbell's brother Alexander. Charles Campbell's "Review of Oberlin"will appear in the next number of the register; "anti-Leigh Men Met"; Business at the store has picked up.

      • Box-folder 2:76
        Elizabeth Campbell, Petersburg to [Charles Campbell], [Chota], 7 October 1834.
        2 1/2 pages.ALS.

        Her return home after two months. Happy to hear he is at Uncle Henley's at Chota. Her trip to Saratoga Springs, Princeton, and Philadelphia.

      • Box-folder 2:77
        Lavinia [McPheeters],Raleigh to [Charles Campbell], 30 October 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Surprised he is at Chota; Cholera epidemic in Petersburg; has given up going to parties since she already has "enough worldliness and wickedness."

      • Box-folder 2:78
        Elizabeth M. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 5 November 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Social news. Informs him of her reading. Mention Mr. Maben "he is to be a near relation of yours."

      • Box-folder 2:79
        C[harles] Campbell, Hard-Times, Blount County, Tennessee, to [Elizabeth Campbell], 3 November 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Having grown dissatisfied with Chota, he has left it very discontented, still looking for an occupation in a quiet place.

      • Box-folder 2:80
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Hard-Times, Tennessee to E[lizabeth] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 5 November [18]34.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Staying with Uncle Spotswood, leaving for Alabama tomorrow by stage. Again mentions going to Illinois.

      • Box-folder 2:81
        C[harles] Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, December 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Arrived Tuscumbia four days ago news of relatives there. Looking for a school that suits him.

      • Box-folder 2:82
        E[lizabeth] M. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Elizabeth M. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, December 1834.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Charles has left for Tuscumbia; Margaret Keller to marry Dr. Newsom; family news.

      • Box-folder 2:83
        J. H. Gillespie, Somerville, [Alabama] to "brother," 12 December 1834.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has not chosen a superintendent of the male academy; Academy has 35 students.

      • Box-folder 2:84
        E[lizabeth] Campbell,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 18 December 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Inquires about Alabama cousins. Petersburg a very busy place: social news. Church news.

      • Box-folder 2:85
        C[harles] Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, 26 December 1834.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Asks her to send money. Appointed head of the Academy in Somerville, Alabama. News of cotton crop.

    • Box-folder 3:1-46
      Subseries B: Letters, 1835.
      47 items.
      • Box-folder 3:1
        [Elizabeth Campbell] Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 3 January 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Mother going to Sussex, Shirley. Rival bookstore to Father's set up. Social news. Postscript: M[ildred] W. C[ampbell]to Charles [Campbell]. News of her travel.

      • Box-folder 3:2
        [Elizabeth M. Campbell], Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 16 January 1835.
        3 pages.AL.

        Glad to hear of his teaching job. Social news.

      • Box-folder 3:3
        E[lizabeth] M. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 17 January 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Hopes to visit relatives; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:4
        C[harles] C[ampbell] Glencoe, Alabama to Elizabeth M. Campbell, Petersburg, 19 January 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of school: it commences February 1. Wonders about his being able to stand the physical exertions of teaching. Family news. Inquiries into pension claims.

      • Box-folder 3:5
        [Charles Campbell], Glencoe, Alabama, to Lavinia MePheeters, 20 January 1835.
        3 pages.ACy.

        Enjoyed Chota; is going to Somerville to teach; his life darkened by "sombre colors" and "blue-devils."

      • Box-folder 3:6
        J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 28 January 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Problems with getting a note paid; family news, will send Charles Campbell periodicals and the town paper; river has been closed by ice; business is slow; thinking about moving west.

      • Box-folder 3:7
        [Charles Campbell], Somerville, Alabama to Henry Barnard, 7 February 1835.
        4 pages.Draft. AL.

        He left Chota, Tennessee two months ago and is now directing a school in Somerville. He is still melancholy and afflicted with headaches.

      • Box-folder 3:8
        C[harles] Campbell, Somerville, Alabama to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 14 February 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Capt. Duncan's draft; 21 students in his school supplying books for his school; asks about texts; interest in election of Virginia Senator; Easier to make money in Alabama but prices are high; describes the countryside.

      • Box-folder 3:9
        C[harles] Campbell, Somerville, Alabama to E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Petersburg, 27 February 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        School opened: currently 16 students with prospects of having 40-50 eventually. Social news: news that H. Bernard is to be married.

      • Box-folder 3:10
        Jo[h]n W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Somerville, North Alabama, 6 March 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Can supply Charles Campbell with books-lists some available books; river is frozen; has sent Charles Campbell the January number of museum and will also send February. Also a note from Charles Campbell's sister Betty. Glad that Charles not complaining about headaches; is about to get married; measles epidemic; read Mr. Adams speech on the death of LaFayette; Aleck has sent a copy of Mr. Brown's speech in the legislature; Portsmouth railroad is progressing; China missionary will speak; offers to send Charles Campbell the Missionary Herald.

      • Box-folder 3:11
        David Keller, Tuscumbia, Alabama to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 8 March 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Hopes school teaching is going well; severe weather; comments on national politics, Van Buren and Judge White; French treaty and possibility of war with France.

      • Box-folder 3:12
        29 March 1835. Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia,
        4 pages.ALS.

        Will get books from Philadelphia; Lists texts he wants. Also a note to his sister Betty. Has no plans to marry; his school may increase to 40 by the end of the year; is teaching Sunday school; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:13
        Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama to father [John Wilson Campbell], April 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Asks father to send books; may be able to sell books to the nearby Female Seminary; asks for the issue of Farmer's Register with the article on Oberlin; asks for $10; health is normal and cuts wood for exercise.

      • Box-folder 3:14
        J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell, Peters[burg], [Virginia]to Charles [Campbell], 3 May 1835.
        1 page.ALS.

        Received Charles Campbell's order for books; not sure he will continue selling books; small pox epidemic.

      • Box-folder 3:15
        Alexander Campbell, Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, [16 May 1835].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Social news; town very healthy, diseases gone. Inquiries about his school.

      • Box-folder 3:16
        E[lizabeth] M. Campbell,Sydney Grove to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 24 May 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Informs him of her intention to marry Mr. Maben about middle of July.

      • Box-folder 3:17
        C[harles] Campbell, Somerville, Alabama to Alexander S. Campbell, Petersburg, 31 May/1 June 1835.
        4 pages.ALALS.

        News of school. 8 published numbers so far of his Somerville Weekly Advertiser. He will spend July vacation in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

      • Box-folder 3:17A
        Neptune Anderson, Mobile, to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 8 June 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been living with some gentlemen from Boston who are the best of masters hopes to obtain a situation for the summer.

      • Box-folder 3:18
        David Keller, Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 9 June 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Death of James McDonald; Care of Lavinia Moore.

      • Box-folder 3:19
        David Keller, at Mrs. [James] McDonald's ["Glencoe", Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Somerville, [Alabama], 11 June 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Death of James McDonald; Uncle William Aylett may visit Somerville.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 13 June 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Shipment of books; emigration of people from Alabama to the west; school will end June 26 and expects to vacation at Tuscumbia; his students like him.

      • Box-folder 3:21
        David Keller, Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, 18 June 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Problem of guardianship of Lavinia Moore.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Alex[ander] M[oore] Keller,Courtland to [Charles Campbell], 26 June 1835.
        1 page.ALS.

        Visit to Tuscumbia and Courtland; death of James McDonald.

      • Box-folder 3:23
        Jo[h]n W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1 July 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell's sister Elizabeth was married at 4 AM; Describes Elizabeth Campbell's husband Mr. Maben; will try to get Charles Campbell's books sent; is closing his store.

      • Box-folder 3:24
        Lavinia [McPheeters],Raleigh, [North Carolina] to Elizabeth Maben, 11 July 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Glad Elizabeth got married; Henry Cannon stabbed his mother's husband.

      • Box-folder 3:25
        [Charles Campbell] Glencoe, to "Mother" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 11 July 1835.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Visiting Uncle William Aylett; his school going well.

      • Box-folder 3:26
        Charles Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 11 July 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Spending his vacation with Aunt Eliza. Prospects for new school session beginning August 10. Family news.

      • Box-folder 3:27
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Jo[hn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 12 July 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Money for Charles Campbell; Charles Campbell in good health and happy with his situation; hopes that John Wilson Campbell's daughter Elizabeth is happily married; does not recommend moving west; if he could leave Tennessee, would move to Texas.

      • Box-folder 3:28
        Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama to Mr. [Arthur H.] Henley,14 July 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks Arthur H. Henley to forward the balance of his money; health is not good; sister Elizabeth to be married to Mr. Maben and journey north; cousin Lavinia McPheeters to be married; Mr. Keller in town to see Parsons, the gubernatorial candidate.

      • Box-folder 3:29
        [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 27 July 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Informs him of marriage of his sister, "Bet", to Mr. Maben. Her trip to Princeton. List of books sent to him.

      • Box-folder 3:30
        Jo[hn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 8 August 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Money for Charles Campbell; Charles Campbell's books sent to him; John Wilson Campbell will get out of debt this year; Mr. Ruffin offered to lend his register to Charles Campbell; John Wilson Campbell has sent the intelligencer to Charles Campbell; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:31
        David Keller, Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles [Campbell], 14 August 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Guardianship of Lavinia Moore.

      • Box-folder 3:32
        Elizabeth M. Henley, Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama, 1 September 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Hopes he will visit; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:33
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama, 20 September 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Hopes he will visit; family news. "Minna" [Elizabeth M. Henley] to Charles Campbell. Family news.

      • Box-folder 3:34
        Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 20 September 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Books have arrived, lists them; if brother Aleck wants to join Charles Campbell and teach he should prepare himself; has received the periodicals, Intelligencer, Museum, Ruffin's Register; Charles Campbell sent Ruffin an article for the Register.

      • Box-folder 3:35
        D[avid] Keller,Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles [Campbell], 22 September 1835.
        1 page.ALS.

        Charles Campbell has visited Virginia; Charles Campbell's books have been sent.

      • Box-folder 3:36
        [William Aylett?], Rose Hill, Tuscaloosa City to Charles, 25 September 1835.
        2 pages.AL.

        Did not move to town; Elizabeth at the Female Academy.

      • Box-folder 3:37
        David Keller, Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Mary K. Henley, Chota, Monroe, E. Tennessee, 2 October 1835.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Cannot visit Chota; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:38
        David Keller, Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Charles [Campbell], 7 October 1835.
        1 page.ALS.

        Items sent to Lavinia Moore.

      • Box-folder 3:39
        Jo[h]n W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama, 8 October 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Is settling his business books and opening new books for his partnership with Mr. Ruffin; has given up plans to move West; family news.
        Letter also includes a note from Mother [?].
        Letter also includes a note from brother A. S. Campbell; father's business with Mr. Ruffin will be called Campbell & Ruffin and will be a large establishment.

      • Box-folder 3:40
        C[harles] Campbell, Somerville, Alabama to D[avid] Keller,15 October 1835.
        1 page.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of items for Lavinia Moore; father in partnership with Edmund Ruffin.

      • Box-folder 3:41
        C[harles] Campbell, Somerville, Alabama to [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], 24 October 1835.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Family news: 1835 an important year for Campbell family with her marriage and his trip west. School attendance falling off: he will not stay beyond current session.

      • Box-folder 3:42
        [Lavinia McPheeters], Raleigh, [North Carolina] to [Aunt Mildred W. Campbell?], 26 October 1835.
        2 pages.AL.

        Father thought of going to a temperance convention; expects to be married next week to Mr. Brown; invites Aunt to wedding.

      • Box-folder 3:43
        [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama, 11 November 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Father in New York. Various other family news. Several lines of the letter are written and initialed by Alexander Spotswood Campbell.

      • Box-folder 3:44
        Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 9 December 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Informs her he has given up the school and intends to move on. Includes a recipe for making beer.

      • Box-folder 3:45
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Sommerville, Alabama, 11 December 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news.

      • Box-folder 3:46
        Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,[Petersburg] to Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama, Christmas 1835.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Suggests he come home and open a school there. Family news.

    • Box-folder 3:47-71
      Subseries C: Letters, 1836.
      25 items.
      • Box-folder 3:47
        Alexander S. Campbell [Petersburg] to Charles [Campbell], [Chota], [1836].
        2 pages.ALS.

        He is spending vacation in Petersburg. Betty going to Richmond tomorrow. Intends to come west when he has finished school.

      • Box-folder 3:48
        Charles Campbell, Glencoe, to [Mildred Campbell], 13 February 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Left Sommerville, 8th January; plans not to return to Virginia. Keller has sold plantation, thinks Petersburg good place for Lavinia, mention of Texas, Seminoles in Florida, fire at New York. [Edmund] Ruffinhas migrated to Bowden's Corner, please tell him infomation concerning Bland's manuscripts at John Meade's near City Point which he ought to publish.

      • Box-folder 3:49
        Char[les] Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to father [John Wilson Campbell], 14 March 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Regrets imposing on his relatives hospitality for so long; worries about being able to support himself; has no plans to return to Virginia.

      • Box-folder 3:50
        Alexander S. Campbell to Charles [Campbell], [May 1836-1837?].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has read his article in Farmer's Register.Social and family news; father has new store.

      • Box-folder 3:51
        Charles Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia; 21 May 1836.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Received John Wilson Campbell's check for $215.76; expects to stay at Glencoe until August; regards teaching as a "dernier resort which I wish to abandon as soon as possible as being very unfavorable to my health"; Tuscumbia held an illumination in honor of Houston's victory over St. Anna; sent articles to Ruffin and the Messenger, but has gotten no acknowledgement; is never without a headache.

      • Box-folder 3:52
        C[harles] Campbell, [Tuscumbia] to [Alexander S. Campbell], [8 June 1836-1837?].
        2 pages.ALS.

        News of Texas wars. Received money sent from home.

      • Box-folder 3:53
        J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 17 June 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell mentioned that he had written several hundred pages and John Wilson Campbell urges him to publish, fiction is most profitable, and Carruthers and French have done well even though they are "ordinary writers"; advises Charles Campbell against putting out a newspaper or literary paper; Elizabeth Maben has a baby girl; three new railroads building locally; Edmund Ruffin, Jr., is working for a railroad; expects few Virginians to go to Texas until things are settled with the Mexicans; development of local interest in silk culture; local prices very high.

      • Box-folder 3:54
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Glencoe, Alabama to [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], 17 June 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        He has been sick and confined to bed. News of crops. Cousin Alfred Aglett dies. Speaks of incompatibility of his headaches with teaching profession.

      • Box-folder 3:55
        E[lizabeth] M. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 25 June 1836.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news.

      • Box-folder 3:56
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 25 June 1836.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Inquires after her family. Trouble with her eyes. Weather poor, wheat crop failing.

      • Box-folder 3:57
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Chota, Tennessee to [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], 20 August 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Informs her of his intention to marry Elvira N. Callaway of Toqua before end of September. His intention to return to Virginia then. Inquires after health of her child.

      • Box-folder 3:58
        C[harles] [Campbell], Chota, [Tennessee] to E[lvira Callaway],23 August 1836.
        1 page.ALS.

        Looking forward to their wedding, September 13.

      • Box-folder 3:59
        C[harles] [Campbell], Chota, [Tennessee] to E[lvira Callaway],25 August 1836.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Looking forward to their marriage.

      • Box-folder 3:60
        E[lizabeth] M. [Maben],Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Tuscumbia, Alabama, [? September 1836].
        1 page.ALS.

        Social news. Spring arriving. Mother has left but she sees father every day.

      • Box-folder 3:61
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, September 1836.
        3 pages.ALS.

        She has been sick in bed. She is pleased to hear of his marriage. She is very busy taking care of her child [Jane], husband, and house. Mr. Maben has also been ill. Aleck goes to College in November.
        Postscript: 2 pages. ALS. A[lexander] S[potswood] Campbell,to Charles [Campbell]. Hopes Charles will return before he goes to College.

      • Box-folder 3:62
        C[harles] Campbell, Chota, Tennessee to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 4 September 1836.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Informs her of his impending marriage and trip to Virginia. Description of his bride.

      • Box-folder 3:62A
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 11 September 1836.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell will be leaving for Virginia in two days to bring his wife home; would like to visit Virginia. Elizabeth J. Henley to Mildred W. Campbell. Best wishes.

      • Box-folder 3:63
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to H[enry] Barnard,26 September 1836.
        3 pages.Draft. AL.

        Summarizes his travels in the West for the last 2 years. Tells of his marriage. He is still not very well, but has done some writing and may attempt to publish some of it.

      • Box-folder 3:64
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to A[rthur] H[azelrigg] Henley,25 October 1836.
        2 pages.AL.

        Difficult seven day journey from Knoxville to Petersburg; Petersburg vastly improved since last visit and $200,000 subscribed for a railroad to E. Tennessee; wife Elvira happy and attends church more; Synod will meet in Petersburg next week; has found some Revolutionary War papers and six George Washington letters.

      • Box-folder 3:65
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Arthur Henley, Chota, E. Tennessee, 28 October 1836.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Took seven days to travel from Knoxville to Petersburg and was a difficult journey; Petersburg is vastly improved and is planning to build a railroad to E. Tennessee for which they have a $200,000 subscription; Betty lives in a fine house and her husband is worth $100,000 but is a tobacco speculator so may go broke; brother Aleck going to Princeton; wife Elvira happy; synod meets in Petersburg next week; child abandoned on a doorstep in town and Charles Campbell's mother subpoenaed as a witness in the case; thinks of moving west to Illinois or Missouri when the estate settled.

      • Box-folder 3:66
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Henry] Barnard,2 November 1836.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Has decided not to go to New York and so will not be able to meet him. Has abandoned plan of publishing some of his work.

      • Box-folder 3:67
        Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 12 November 1836.
        4 pages.Signature clipped. ALS.

        Expresses interest in his research in Revolutionary documents and letters. Reports the death of a friend, and other social news. Says that Van Buren was almost defeated in Connecticut.

      • Box-folder 3:68
        Charles Campbell, Norfolk, [Virginia] to Elvira [Campbell],[Petersburg, Virginia], 18 November 1836.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Describes his trip to Norfolk; went with Mr. Ruffin to Suffolk; will go by boat to Philadelphia; will return in 10 days; spent an evening with Barraud.

      • Box-folder 3:69
        Elizabeth Henley, Chota, Tennessee to Elvira A. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 25 November 1836.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Misses her company. Also, a note from Mary Henley. Misses her.

      • Box-folder 3:70
        [Rev. W. S. Plumer] (penciled in), Richmond, to [Charles Campbell], 12 December 1836.
        1 page.Autograph clipped. AL.

        Charles Campbell's letter received, has attended to matter. Suggests not to send any piece on which have not done his best.

      • Box-folder 3:71
        Charles Campbell to O. B. Barraud, Petersburg, 19 December 1836.
        3 pages.ADfS.

        Letter explains a possible business speculation in a cotton seed oil business (Smith & Follett, owners).

    • Box-folder 3:72-108
      Subseries D: Letters, 1837.
      37 items.
      • Box-folder 3:72
        Charles Campbell to Aunt, [c. 1837].
        1 page.ALS.

        Elvira needs assistance, asks for Mrs. Paisley to come immediately.

      • Box-folder 3:73
        Alexander S. Campbell to Charles [Campbell], [1837?].

        Studies going well except for mathematics. Gave first College speech on "Love of Country." Glad to have sister Betty write to him.

      • Box-folder 3:74
        Account of Mr. Campbell with Boswell Jefferson, 3 January 1837.
        1 page.MS.
      • Box-folder 3:75
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to Mr. Anderson, Yorktown, 18 January 1837.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Campbell about to publish short work on Virginia history in Southern Literary Messenger.Requests information from Anderson on James City and Gloucester Counties, Yorktown and siege.

      • Box-folder 3:76
        Elizabeth Aylett Keller, Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 13 February 1837.
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of the Female Academy she is attending; family gossip.

      • Box-folder 3:77
        E[lizabeth] M. M[aben]to Charles Campbell, Chota, East Tennessee, [27] February [1837].
        3 pages.ALS.

        News of Father's business and her reading. Mr. Maben thinking of going to Texas, but may put it off. He is going to England next year. News of Aleck in College.
        Postscript: 2 pages. ALS. [Mildred W. Campbell] to [Charles Campbell]. Social news.

      • Box-folder 3:78
        W[illia]m M. Campbell,St. Charles, Missouri to Charles Campbell, Chota, Monroe County, Tennessee, 5 March 1837.

        Has been in Missouri 7 years; Is a member of the general assembly; Lists Missouri resources.

      • Box-folder 3:79
        [Charles Campbell], Toqua, Monroe County, Tennessee to [Elizabeth Aylett Keller?] [Tuscumbia, Alabama], 7 March 1837.
        L. 2 pages.

        Has gotten married; brother and sister well; father still selling books; thinking of moving to Missouri.

      • Box-folder 3:80
        Tho[ma]s C. Batte,Charles County Missouri, to Charles Campbell, Monroe County, Chota P.O., East Tennessee, 10 March 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Suggests Charles Campbell move to his state but visit before he decides doing so. Cost of government priced land is increasing. Discussion of the climate.

      • Box-folder 3:81
        Elvira N. Campbell, Toqua, Tennessee to [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], 16 March 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Speaks of possibility of building a house; Mr. Campbell's (Charles?) like of farming.

      • Box-folder 3:82
        C[harles] Campbell, Chota, Tennessee to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 18 March [1837].
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs her of land he has bought and his intentions to build on it.

      • Box-folder 3:83
        Elizabeth Keller, Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 31 March 1837.

        Hopes Henleys will visit wants to meet Charles Campbell's wife; news of her studies; news of her brothers and sisters.

      • Box-folder 3:84
        Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 7 April 1837.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news. Effects of worsening economic conditions on various neighbors.

      • Box-folder 3:85
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, [19 April 1837].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Were visited by Aleck. Going to Richmond shortly. News of Aleck in college.

      • Box-folder 3:86
        A[lexander] M[oore] Keller,Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Aunt, 8 May 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Death of his father; Lavinia [Moore?]being sent to the aunt.

      • Box-folder 3:87
        Charles Campbell, Toqua Creek to Elizabeth Aylett Keller, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 15 May 1837.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news; is living in a log house; corn scarce; has heard report of low cotton prices.

      • Box-folder 3:88
        J[ohn] W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 8 June 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        John Wilson Campbell has been unwell; businesses are all doing badly banks, railroads, etc., and therefore will be unable to help Charles Campbell out; fever to move west has died out; Mabens spoke of traveling north, but currency troubles make travel difficult.

      • Box-folder 3:89
        [Charles Campbell], Toqua, Tennessee to [Thomas W.] White,12 June 1837.
        2 pages.AL.

        Was happy to see recent article of his appear in the Southern Literary Messenger. Points out that some of his sentences were made to stand alone as paragraphs. Encloses an order in which he wants future articles published.

      • Box-folder 3:90
        Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 4 July 1837.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Her recovery from influenza. Mention of a recent religious convention.

      • Box-folder 3:91
        [Elvira C. Campbell] Toqua to [Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], 6 July 1837.
        2 pages.AL.

        They have moved and have built two cabins and a stable. Hard times, everything scarce. Charles sick from exertion of building.

      • Box-folder 3:92
        Alexander S. Campbell, Princeton, New Jersey to Charles Campbell, Chota, Tennessee, 12 July [1837].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has sent him college catalogue. Describes 4th of July festivities. Requests suggestions for senior speech topics.

      • Box-folder 3:93
        [Charles Campbell], Toqua to [Alexander S. Campbell]. 29 July 1837.
        2 pages/2 pages.Fragment. ADF-AL.

        Announces birth of his son, named Callaway. Farming going well. Suggestions for Aleck's "senior speech": the lights and shadows of a student's life, description of Princeton, on the death of Major Andre, defense of U.S. policy toward Indians.

      • Box-folder 3:94
        Charles Campbell, Toqua, Tennessee to [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], 1 August 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Announces death of his wife, Elvira, of child-bed fever; leaving him and his child. He has given the child to Elvira's sister.

      • Box-folder 3:95
        Alexander S. Campbell, Na[s]sau Hall,to [John W. Campbell], [Petersburg], [September 1837].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Received and is saddened by news of Elvira Callaway Campbell's death. Session over at end of month; he will return home then.

      • Box-folder 3:96
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Fauquier, to Mrs. [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 1 September [1837].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Received news of Elvira Campbell's death. Her family all well, going to Winchester next week and returning ca. first of October.

      • Box-folder 3:97
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to [Callaway], 8 September 1837.
        2 pages.Incomplete. AL.

        Wants her to bring his child to Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 3:98
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to cousin, 12 September 1837.
        2 pages.AL.

        Mourns death of his wife; regrets leaving his child.

      • Box-folder 3:99
        William M. Campbell, St. Charles, Missouri, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 27 September 1837.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Sympathy at death of Charles Campbell's wife; uncertain about Charles Campbell starting a literary paper; his section of the country lacks money.

      • Box-folder 3:100
        [Charles Campbell] to [Mary K. Henley?], October 1837.

        Misses his child; suffers from headache and depression; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:101
        Betty [Elizabeth M. Henley], Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 8 October 1837.
        4 pages.Charles Campbell's ALS.
      • Box-folder 3:102
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia]. to Lavinia M[cPheeters] Brown,Raleigh, North Carolina, 16 October 1837.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Sad she is in ill health; his wife dead of "fever and derangement;" expects his headache will never end; his wife's family trying to keep his son.

      • Box-folder 3:103
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Elizabeth Keller, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 30 October 1837.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sympathy on death of her father; reports death of his wife and birth of his son; his son taken from him; brother Aleck going to Princeton; his headache continues; melancholy continues.

      • Box-folder 3:104
        Lavinia M[cPheeters] Brown,Raleigh, [North Carolina] to Charles Campbell, November 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been sick; thinks Charles Campbell should continue with engineering; would like Betty to visit when the railroad is done; does not appear to be sick because she has a nervous disease.

      • Box-folder 3:105
        [?], Mobile to Charles Cam[pbe]ll, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 November 1837.
        3 pages.AL.

        About buying a slave; yellow fever epidemic; asks Charles Campbell's mother to visit his wife.

      • Box-folder 3:106
        Alexander Moore Keller, Tuscumbia [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 2 December 1837.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has visited relatives at Chota.

      • Box-folder 3:107
        R. M. Anderson to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 8 December 1837.
        2 pages.ALS.

        On guardianship of Charles Campbell's son Callaway; legal advice on the guardianship; Mr. Callaway has not filed a legal motion to take over the guardianship; advises Charles Campbell to file a motion on it in Federal Court.

      • Box-folder 3:108
        [A. M. Keller], Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles Campbell; Petersburg, Virginia, 27 December 1837.
        3 pages.AL.

        Courtship; Family news.

    • Box-folder 3:109-130
      Subseries E: Letters, 1838.
      22 items.
      • Box-folder 3:109
        Lavinia Moore, Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Mother" [A. J. Dickson], [c. 1838].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is going to Mrs. Gray's school; brother William has grown a lot.

      • Box-folder 3:110
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Princeton, to [John W. Campbell], Petersburg, [1838?].
        3 pages.AL.

        Stopped in Washington and went to House and Senate. Describes burning of Abolitionists Hall in Philadelphia. Has read piece in New Yorkerby Charles.

      • Box-folder 3:111
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to [Thomas H.] Williamson,6 January 1838.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Would like to work on railroad for health reasons.

      • Box-folder 3:112
        A[nne] E[velina] H[enley],Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 January 1838.
        3 pages.ALS.

        News of his son; is teaching her younger children; Uncle Spotswood has rheumatism.

      • Box-folder 3:113
        Henry Barnard Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 7 January 1838.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Difficulty in settling his father's estate prevents him from coming to Virginia. He greatly enjoyed spending New Years Day in New York. Tells him of books he has been reading.

      • Box-folder 3:114
        [Otway B. Barraud], Norfolk, to Charles Campbell, 13 January 1838.
        3 pages.Signature clipped. AL.

        Extends his condolences. Encourages him to go into editing newspaper or magazine, particularly perhaps the Messenger, believing Campbell would do a better job than White. At same time, Barraud excuses himself from joining in the venture.

      • Box-folder 3:115
        [Thomas Williamson], Westham to [Charles] Campbell, 17 January 1838.
        2 pages.AL.

        Can use him for a reference; Job opening for a surveyor for a canal.

      • Box-folder 3:116
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 20 January 1838.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has not yet received package sent. Will send $30 next week. Invites her for visit.

      • Box-folder 3:117
        [Illegible], Petersburg, to Samuel Houston, President of Texas, 22 January 1838.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter of recommendation for Frederick Robbins.

      • Box-folder 3:118
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to [Alexander S. Campbell], 23 January 1838.
        3 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Father has been nominated for office of Collector; will soon control patronage involved. He is about to undertake engineering job on James River. Mentions other political matters: Canada, Texas bill.

      • Box-folder 3:119
        [William M. Campbell], St. Charles, Missouri to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 April 1838.
        3 pages.AL.

        "Bitter effects of the bank veto" which "deranged Commerce"; asks for Petersburg information for Hannah Rochester.

      • Box-folder 3:120
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Princeton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, June 1838.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has seen subsequent articles in New Yorkerby Charles. News of Princeton. Has been reading newspapers, etc.

      • Box-folder 3:121
        A. J. Dickson, to "daughter" [Maria Lavinia Moore], Petersburg, Virginia, 8 June 1838.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Misses her; glad she is going to school; hopes she will not hurry into marriage; misses William.

      • Box-folder 3:122
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to [Alexander Campbell], [Princeton], 1 July 1838.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Family and social news. Politics: Speaks of struggles in House over subtreasury and banks. Talk of split in Whig Party.

      • Box-folder 3:123
        Alexander S. Campbell, Princeton, New Jersey, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 July 1838.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes 4th of July celebration mentions opinions of Literary Messengerand New Yorker. Will write to father.

      • Box-folder 3:124
        [A. M. Keller], Buzzard Roost, Alabama to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 4 September 1838.
        3 pages.AL.

        Announces his engagement and lists fiancee's accomplishments; she is Irish and named Jane E. Sheegog.

      • Box-folder 3:125
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Chota, to [Alexander S. Campbell], 10 September 1838.
        1 page.ALS.

        His visit to Cherokee Camp described. Speaks of legal difficulties in obtaining possession of his son. Headaches very bad.

      • Box-folder 3:126
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 20 October 1838.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Inquires for news of her trip. Intends to visit her, at time of fair and church meeting. Describes sad condition of her own parish.

      • Box-folder 3:127
        Joseph B. Gravely, Breckenridge, to Ch[arles] Campbell, 23 October 1838.
        1 page.ALS.

        A subscription letter for 1st ed. of History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 3:128
        Betty [Elizabeth M. Henley], Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 9 November 1838.
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of Charles Campbell's son; soldiers pursuing Indians; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:129
        [?] W. Fisher, East Netel [?] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 26 November 1838.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thinks Upshur manuscript still exists.

      • Box-folder 3:130
        Ed[mund] Ruffinand Jos[eph] A. White, Petersburg to [Charles Campbell], 29 December 1838.
        1 page.ALS.

        They ask him to give one or more lectures before the Petersburg Lyceum.

    • Box-folder 3:131-154
      Subseries F: Letters, 1839.
      24 items.
      • Box-folder 3:131
        [Charles Campbell?] to T. T. Campbell, [c. 1839].
        2 pages.AL.

        Discusses taking of depositions in his case to gain guardianship of his son.

      • Box-folder 3:132
        R. Baird, Richmond, [Virginia] to Mr. and Mrs. John W[ilson] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 16 February 1839.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Will preach in the Presbyterian Church about France; will preach in Petersburg Monday and asks John Wilson Campbell to announce it; will lecture on Evangelical religion in France.

      • Box-folder 3:133
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to Mrs. McGuire, 8 March 1839.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Thanks her for a letter.

      • Box-folder 3:134
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 April [C. 1839].
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of Charles Campbell's son; family news. Betty [Elizabeth M. Henley] to Charles Campbell. News of his son.

      • Box-folder 3:135
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 22 June 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes legal maneuvers over guardianship of Charles Campbell's son; only ground Charles Campbell could lose the case on would be his insanity, but Arthur Hazelrigg Henley Does not expect that tactic to succeed; Charles Campbell's son is well; Family news. M[ary] K. Henleyto Charles Campbell. Gossip has ruined Mrs. Russell's reputation; Uncle Spotswood happy with his new home at Aunt Eliza's; Charles Campbell's son is learning to talk.

      • Box-folder 3:136
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Mr. Tarver, 28 June 1839.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Has not written to Lavinia Moore's mother because some of her views are "indiscreet and improper"; thinks Mr. Tarver will do all that is proper for Lavinia; Lavinia is well.

      • Box-folder 3:137
        Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 3 July 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He has been kept extremely busy with his activities of establishing the Board of Education in Connecticut. Gives news of mutual friends. He is active in founding of Connecticut Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 3:138
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to Mr. [Thomas] White,19 July 1839.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Has some historic letters he would like published in the Messenger.

      • Box-folder 3:139
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 20 July 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Reports on progress of Charles Campbell's legal attempts to gain guardianship of his son, all testimony has been in Charles Campbell's favor; Charles Campbell's son healthy; Arthur Hazelrigg Henley. Has a "nervous affection" in his right hand which prevents him from writing well; N. Byers swore in court that he saw Charles Campbell "in a passion" once.

      • Box-folder 3:140
        Th[omas] W. White,Richmond to Charles Campbell, 20 July 1839.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for Col. Bland's letter, which will be published in the September issue of the Messenger. He is flooded with contributions to the Messenger: he has more than he can publish. Apologizes for not being able to publish more of Campbell's material, but hopes to do better in the future.

      • Box-folder 3:141
        Mr. [?] Cocke, to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Petersburg, 21 July 1839.
        1 page.ALS.

        Invitation to dinner at Evergreen on 24 July.

      • Box-folder 3:142
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to T. J. Campbell, 1 August 1839.
        1 page.AL.

        Legal difficulties with regard to guardianship of Charles Campbell's son.

      • Box-folder 3:143
        Charles F. Osborne, Petersburg, to Charles Campbell, August 183[?]9.
        1 page.ALS.

        Pertains to publication arrangements.

      • Box-folder 3:144
        Charles F. Osborne, Petersburg, to Ch[arles] Campbell, 21 August 1839.
        1 page.ALS.

        Publications arrangements and offer of editorship of Democratic paper.

      • Box-folder 3:145
        J[ames] E. Heath,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 27 August 1839.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Informs him of Thomas White's intention not to publish large selections of the Bland manuscripts in the Messenger, and the reasons for this. Decries the "vassalage" of Virginia to the standards of New York literature."

      • Box-folder 3:146
        John Alexander, Rock Castle, Lexington, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 9 September 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Asks about medical school in Richmond; father is blind; brother Samuel is a preacher; brother Charles is "a sort of an Abolitionist; brother William is a successful politician.

      • Box-folder 3:147
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 10 September 1839.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is glad to learn he intends to publish the Bland Papers. Suggests he write to Carey and Lea of Philadelphia or Harper and Brothers of New York, to see if either will publish it. Will be happy to aid the project in any way if he can.

      • Box-folder 3:148
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts]. 23 September 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Forwards him a catalogue of the Bland Papers. He will attempt to have them published in Virginia rather than in Boston.

      • Box-folder 3:149
        Arthur Hazelrigg Henley Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 27 September 1839.
        4 pages.ALS.

        The court has decided to give Charles Campbell custody of his son; importance of a father's influence on his son.
        Letter also includes a note from Betty [Elizabeth M.] Henleyto Charles Campbell with her best wishes.

      • Box-folder 3:150
        H. D. Gilpin, Washington, to Ch[arles] Campbell, Petersburg, 30 September 1839.
        1 page.ALS.

        Gilpin encouraged Campbell to examine and publish the Colonel Bland papers which Campbell possessed.

      • Box-folder 3:151
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to John W[ilson] Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 October 1839.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has settled accounts as administrator of the A. Schoore Estate; account of testimony in Charles Campbell's guardianship case for custody of his son. Includes a copy of the court clerk's record on the Alexander Schoore Estate.

      • Box-folder 3:152
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 12 November 1839.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Having examined the Bland Paperscatalogue, he thinks they will be very important. Thinks it best to have them published in Virginia. Advises him to place all financial risk on publishers, if possible.

      • Box-folder 3:153
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 15 November 1839.
        3 pages.ALS.

        She has not been well. Death of Dr. Berkeley, other local news. Charles [Campbell]'s health precarious, also.

      • Box-folder 3:154
        Th[omas] W. WhitesRichmond to Charles Campbell, 27 December 1839.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses a proof sheet of Campbell's forthcoming article in the Messengerand asks him to read it over. The Lynchburg Virginianof last Monday paid a compliment to Campbell's last item in the Messenger.

  • Box 4-7
    Subseries 3: Letters, 1840-1849.
    505 items.
    • Box-folder 4:1-30
      Subseries A: Letters, 1840.
      30 items.
      • Box-folder 4:1
        [Charles Campbell] to [Callaway Campbell], [September ] [c. 1840's].
        1 page.ACy.

        Health advice;-will get him a puppy; Mabens are at Sweet Spring; Uncle Tom moved from Cleveland to Toqua.

      • Box-folder 4:2
        Miss E. H. Taylor to [Charles Campbell], 1 February 1840.
        1 page.AL.

        Thanks him for examining the proofs sent her by Thomas White. She returns them. She encloses another article and asks him to convey it to Mr. White.

      • Box-folder 4:3
        Miss E. H. Taylor to [Charles Campbell], 10 February 1840.
        1 page.AL.

        Thanks him for sending proofs to her, and asks him now to return them to Thomas White.

      • Box-folder 4:4
        Tho[mas] W. White,Richmond to Charles Campbell, 13 February 1840.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains why Campbell has not been paid for his services to the Southern Literary Messenger. Will now pay him $1.50 per printed page, for future articles. Asks Campbell to "make some sport" for readers in future articles, although he has no objection to tragedy or melodrama.

      • Box-folder 4:5
        H. Meade, Amelia, to [Charles Campbell], 20 February 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Details the mss. which he has that Campbell might be interested in. Mss. pertaining to Revolutionary War (Southern Campaign), letters of Major Eggleston, etc.

      • Box-folder 4:6
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles [Campbell], 20 March 1840.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell won custody of his son, but the case is being appealed, therefore the boy will not be delivered; William G. Lear is becoming editor of the Hamilton Gazette; Lavinia Moore returned to Tuscumbia with several suitors; expects to see Charles Campbell in the summer.

      • Box-folder 4:7
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, to Henry S[t.] George Tucker,Richmond, 24 March 1840.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Asks for data on Bland family.

      • Box-folder 4:8
        George Bancroft, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 March 1840.
        1 page.Signature clipped. AL.

        Thanks him for his offer to use the Bland Papers in his History of the U.S.

      • Box-folder 4:9
        P. D. Erigg and Elton, Philadelphia, to John W. Campbell, 30 March 1840.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Pertains to sale of work John W. Campbell wrote, not in their line, suggests other publisher and binders.

      • Box-folder 4:10
        H[enry] S[t.] G[eorge] Tucker,Rich[mon]d,to [Charles Campbell], 31 March 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Data on Bland family.

      • Box-folder 4:11
        H. A. Garland, Washington, to [Charles Campbell?], 31 [March?] 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will attend to the papers; hopes he will make the paper a success.

      • Box-folder 4:12
        Ch[arles] Campbell, Petersburg, to Mr. H. McFarland, 7 April 1840.
        2 pages.ADPS.

        Campbell requested McFarland's assistance in obtaining publication of the Bland Papers. Outlines his desired mode of publication.

      • Box-folder 4:13
        H[enry] S[t.] G[eorge] Tucker,Richmond, to [Charles Campbell], 9 April 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks him for dedicating his book to him.

      • Box-folder 4:14
        Jo. Gaus Jr., Washington to Charles Campbell, 10 April 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Note on family genealogy.

      • Box-folder 4:15
        H. S. G. Pucket[?] to [Charles] Campbell, 18 April 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Fears his work would be a "losing business"; advises him not to make it "too voluminous".

      • Box-folder 4:16
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Charles [Campbell], 21 April 1840.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Invites him for visit to see his uncle Bernard [Carter]and her sister Mrs. Mason. Expresses her interest in his "antiquarian researches."

      • Box-folder 4:17
        Kate Beckwith, Raleigh, North Carolina to Anna Burdsall, Trenton, New Jersey, 22 April 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Invites her to visit; visited relatives in New Bern.

      • Box-folder 4:18
        Miss E. H. Taylor [Charles Campbell], 6 May 1840.
        1 page.AL.

        Thanks him for sending proofs to her, and asks him now to return them to Thomas White. Acknowledges receipt of his letters of February 10 and 22, which have just reached her.

      • Box-folder 4:19
        J. T. Bison[?], Petersburg to [Charles Campbell?], 15 June 1840.

        Announces lecture to be given on June 17; invites him.

      • Box-folder 4:20
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,Richmond, 24 July 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Congratulates him on his becoming editor and proprietor of the Messenger. Sends him some articles for inclusion in the Messenger.

      • Box-folder 4:21
        George Bancroft, Boston to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 27 July 1840.
        2 pages.Signature clipped. AL.

        Thinks the Bland Paperswill be valuable, but as he has no connection with the "North American Review" he cannot tell about publishing them in it. Asks him to forward a copy of the Bland Papersto the Attorney General in Washington, where he can pick them up.

      • Box-folder 4:22
        Ch[arles] Campbell, Petersburg, to H. D. Gilpin, 1 August 1840.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Campbell sending 2 copies of 1st vol. of Bland Papersto Gilpin.

      • Box-folder 4:23
        Jo[h]n E. Meade,Cawsons to Charles Campbell, 18 August 1840.
        1 page.ALS.

        Is willing to help Mr. Banister, with the City Point RR Co., but doesn't think he would be useful.

      • Box-folder 4:24
        H. D. Gilpin, Washington, to Ch[arles] Campbell, Petersburg, 25 August 1840.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks Campbell for the copies of the Bland Papers. Praises the effort of making available primary sources.

      • Box-folder 4:25
        [Charles Campbell] to [Mary K. Henley], 2 October 1840.
        2 pages.AL.

        Son has been sick; brother Alek going to Missouri, has been invited to a Whig convention in Richmond.

      • Box-folder 4:26
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, to "P. P.", Scottsville, Powhatan County, Virginia, 16 November 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Historical and philosophical discussion of boots and politics.

      • Box-folder 4:27
        "P. P. Clerk of our Parish," Powhatan, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 30 November 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Historical and philosophical discussion of boots and of liberty.

      • Box-folder 4:28
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Jefferson City, [Missouri] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 November 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His trip from St. Louis to St. Charles, described his stay with cousins there. After lengthy stay, went on to Jefferson City. Asks him to forward a copy of Messengerwith his piece about Virginia in it.

      • Box-folder 4:29
        E. A. Southwick, Pokeepsie, to Anna Burdsall, Mobile, Alabama, 6 December 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Weather cold; Jane Burdsall married; is making doughnuts.

      • Box-folder 4:30
        Benjamin B. Minor, Kenmore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 December 1840.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He plans to leave for Petersburg day after tomorrow. While in Richmond, he will try to get support for the publication of the Bland book, from Governor Gilmer. Social news of Fredericksburg.

    • Box-folder 4:31-53
      Subseries B: Letters, 1841.
      23 items.
      • Box-folder 4:31
        E[lizabeth] M. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 26 January [1841].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Whig and Harrison celebration in Knoxville; Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:32
        Ro. Caushon, Lynchburg, to [Charles Campbell], 12 February 1841.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has in employ a hard working young man seeking printing work in Petersburg, and wishes Charles Campbell to employ him.

      • Box-folder 4:33
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota [Tennessee], to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 February 1841.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell must go to Tennessee to assume custody of his son; Charles Campbell has become an "Editor, Democratic"; Arthur Hazelrigg Henley is a Whig and "a moderate party man"; Charles Campbell has sent Arthur Hazelrigg Henley copies of The Statesman.

      • Box-folder 4:34
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 22 February [1841].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Sorry to hear of Charles' illness; invites him to Shirley. Invites her for visit. Local news; news of her flowers, her reading. Regrets loss of her last child, born three months before.

      • Box-folder 4:35
        John H. Rice, Princeton, to Alexander S. Campbell, Petersburg, 1 April 1841.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Describes Mr. Green's law school. Social news.

      • Box-folder 4:36
        L[ewis] J. Cist,Cincinnati to [?], 19 April 1841.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 4:37
        Theodore Foster, Agent for George Hunt, New York, to Charles Campbell, 6 May 1841.
        1 page.ALS.

        With regard to periodicals Charles Campbell did not receive.

      • Box-folder 4:38
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [?], 12 May 1841.
        1 page.ALS.

        The "Athenaeum" has received no books since March 24. Asks that those arrears be sent.

      • Box-folder 4:39
        W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to [Charles Campbell], 25 May 1841.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks him for details of colonial Virginia law: he is at a critical juncture in his novel and needs the information promptly. Asks for other details, in order to make his novel accurate.

      • Box-folder 4:40
        E[lizabeth] M. Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 17 June [1841].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news. Mary [Henley]to Charles Campbell. Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:41
        Lewis J. Cist, Cincinnati to C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1841.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 4:42
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, to Lewis J. Cist, Esq., 14 August 1841.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discussion of autographs he owns, including Washington, Harrison, Jefferson, etc. Found a number in the Bland Papers.

      • Box-folder 4:43
        George B. Cary, Washington, to Charles Campbell, 8 September 1841.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Goode and Jones will present the resolutions from Sussex and Surry Counties, saw the President riding-he seems well.

      • Box-folder 4:44
        A[lexander] M[oore] Keller,Buzzard Roost [Alabama] to Charles [Campbell], 16 September 1841.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Family news; asks about Francis V. Sutton; Lavinia's marriage failed; Locos are praising Tyler and Whigs cursing him.

      • Box-folder 4:45
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota, E. Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 9 November [1841].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:46
        N. G. Taylor, Elizabethton, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 11 November 1841.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has met Charles Campbell's Henley cousins; plans to marry Elizabeth Henley in May; Whigs elected in Tennessee.

      • Box-folder 4:47
        Ch. Campbell, Petersburg, to Col. Wm. Gooch. Col. Gooch's son , editor of the New York Evening Mail, had to abandon paper because of lack of subscriptions, 11 November 1841.
        1 page.ADf.

        Campbell proposed that the son and he co-edit the Statesman.

      • Box-folder 4:48
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 11 November 1841.
        2 pages.ALS.

        She is ill: perhaps inflammation of kidneys. Will send Spanish Chestnuts soon.

      • Box-folder 4:49
        Sam[ue]l O. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 17 November 1841.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is preparing a "Geography of Virginia"; Charles Campbell's Bland Papers "a failure"; asks for information on Virginia.

      • Box-folder 4:50
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Fredericksburg to Mrs. [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 18 November 1841.
        4 pages.ALS.

        News of his boarding accommodations. Description of his room, removed from those of other law students.

      • Box-folder 4:51
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to Thomas May, 3 December 1841.
        2 pages.ADfS.

        Letter pertains to sale of The Statesman: Lists briefly debts and assets of the paper.

      • Box-folder 4:52
        Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Fredericksburg, to Charles Campbell, 22 December 1841.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks Charles' advice on a matter he must argue before moot court.

      • Box-folder 4:53
        W. O. Goode, Washington City, To [?], 31 December 1841.
        1 page.ALS.

        Confidential letter; parties are at a "Stand Still"; fears that movements of Presidential aspirants may destroy his hopes.

    • Box-folder 4:54-82
      Subseries C: Letters, 1842.
      29 items.
      • Box-folder 4:54
        Abby J. Champion, St. Croix to Anna Burdsall, Montgomery, Alabama, 1 January 1842.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Her Brother died; life in St. Croix.

      • Box-folder 4:55
        W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 8 January 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        He has been encouraged to write a sequel to his Knights of the Horse-Shoe, and asks for anecdotes concerning characters in it.

      • Box-folder 4:56
        M[ary] Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 25 January 1842.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Asks her to visit and help her with her faith. Church news. Has had visitors and has been ill with nervous headaches.

      • Box-folder 4:57
        Mary Carter, Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 29 January 1842.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Shocked at news of death of [Pres. William Henry] Harrison. Has visited his family at Berkeley. Local news: attack of measles.

      • Box-folder 4:58
        George B. Cary, House of Representatives, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 2 February 1842.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discussion of newspapers, "House now engaged in this miserable affair of John Q. Adams."

      • Box-folder 4:59
        [Alexander S. Campbell] Fredericksburg, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 February 1842.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has discovered a number of lectures written by Governor Spottswood. Reads Statesmenregularly; thinks Charles was right in enlarging it. Has been debating question of Texas into Union.

      • Box-folder 4:60
        George B. Cary, Washington, to Charles Campbell, 12 February 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Discussion of the currency House "diligently at work," reference to House as "noisy" and "disorderly" Hall.

      • Box-folder 4:61
        George B. Cary, Washington, to Charles Campbell, 24 February 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Campbell's recommendation of Banister as Postmaster in Petersburg; death of Lewis Williams of North Carolina; Cary has no influence with "Heads of the departments" or the President.

      • Box-folder 4:62
        W. McPheeters, Raleigh, to James E. McPheeters, Petersburg, Virginia, 24 February 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks for data on Moore and Aylett families.

      • Box-folder 4:63
        W[illiam] A. Carruthers,Savannah to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 26 February 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Inquires into how Campbell is descended from Gov. Alexander Spotswood. Asks for genealogical tree and personal recollections.

      • Box-folder 4:64
        George B. Cary, House of Representatives, to Charles Campbell, 28 February 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        House now voting upon petition "to dissolve this Union," mention of John Quincy Adams.

      • Box-folder 4:65
        Abby J. Champion, New York to Anna Burdsall, Mobile, Alabama, 24 March 1842.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Her brother and his two children died in St. Croix; Describes people she knew in St. Croix.

      • Box-folder 4:66
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,[Fredericksburg] to [John W. Campbell, Petersburg], 26 March 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        He has enjoyed his study of law greatly. Will return home within one week.

      • Box-folder 4:67
        Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, 29 April 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Custody of Charles Campbell's son; family news.

      • Box-folder 4:68
        John W. Syme, A. S. Smith, and K. B. Parker, [Petersburg], 21 June 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        Invitation to celebration of first anniversary picnic of the Petersburg Guards.

      • Box-folder 4:69
        A[lexander] Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, July 1842.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Made temperance speech on July 4. Authored a humorous poem under name of "Spikes," soon to be printed. Employment prospects not very good.

      • Box-folder 4:70
        Thomas W. Gilmer, Washington, to C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, 14 July 1842.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for copy of the "Bland Papers"; hopes they will soon be published.

      • Box-folder 4:71
        George B. Cary, Washington, to Charles Campbell, 21 July 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter in praise of Edmund Burke of New Hampshire and is enclosing speech.

      • Box-folder 4:72
        Jacob Nollner, Washington City, to Charles Campbell, 22 July 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Must follow strictest economy. Therefore is ending the subscription to Charles Campbell's paper.

      • Box-folder 4:73
        W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah, to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 22 July 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks for a copy of the "Westover Manuscripts". Also asks there he can obtain a copy of the Statutes at Large.

      • Box-folder 4:74
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to Thomas Ritchie, Jr., Richmond, 14 August 1842.
        4 pages.Adf.

        Received Thomas Ritchie, Jr.'s letter as was leaving for Appomattox coal pits. Published manuscript of George Mason which was in Bland Papers. Quotes Thomas Jefferson on George Mason. Would like Thomas Ritchie, Jr.' aid in completing publication of Bland Papers. Needs $100-200. Would like Thomas Ritchie, Jr. to read manuscript. Important events: [Webster]-Ashburton Treaty [settling the northeastern boundary], the veto, and elections.

      • Box-folder 4:75
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to Mr. [?] Smith, Washington, D.C., 14 August 1842.
        2 pages.ADf.

        Received Smith's request that Charles Campbell write The Statesman. Charles Campbell would be glad to comply if times were better, but the poor patronage and pressures of time forbid it. At work for the benefit of the printer with no profit himself, pleased if can keep out of debt. Fond of editorial business, but at present "unpropitious" and if continues many papers will fold.

      • Box-folder 4:76
        [Alexander Campbell], Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 2 September 1842.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Describes his involvement in slander suit. Prospects for a job as good there as anywhere in the state. Asks him to send newspapers containing his article on Virginia.

      • Box-folder 4:77
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee], to Charles Campbell, Petersburg., Virginia, 25 September 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Encloses an account of Charles Campbell's son's estate; Mr. Williams making temperance speeches "which seems to be the fashion."
        Letter also includes the Callaway's account of Charles Campbell's son's estate.

      • Box-folder 4:78
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton, to [John W. Campbell], [Petersburg], 18 November 1842.
        2 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Social news. Has got all the law books he wants. News that Whigs are defeated and that next congress will be Democratic.

      • Box-folder 4:79
        W. W. Poole, Charleston, South Carolina, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 5 December 1842.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Saw Charles Campbell's offer to sell The Statesman. Poole was editor and proprietor of the City Gazetteof Charleston until 1833 when retired. Joined the military, until recently ordered to remote station in the Southwest-resigned. Would best get on in Democratic Virginia. Wishes to know conditions of office. Name lowest terms. What do people of Petersburg think of Calhoun's bid for Presidency?

      • Box-folder 4:80
        D. Howard, Washington, to C[harles] Campbell, 6 December 1842.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks for the numbers of The Statesman, one containing notice of sale of establishment. Disappointed in the income of the paper. Heard of a daily establishment in the Northwest.

      • Box-folder 4:81
        Scott Burdsall, Owego, New York to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 22 December 1842.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Goes sleigh riding.

      • Box-folder 4:82
        C[harles] [Campbell], Petersburg to Ge[orge] B. Carey [Cary],Washington, 30 December 1842.
        3 pages.ADfS.

        Wishes to recommend the post of collector to Hugh Nelson. He himself would like the position of clerkship.

    • Box-folder 4:83-123
      Subseries D: Letters, 1843.
      41 items.
      • Box-folder 4:83
        [Charles Campbell], to "Cousin," [c. 1843].
        2 pages.ACy.

        Aleck plans to marry; sister Betty had another child; his mother teaching; he is working at the custom house.

      • Box-folder 4:84
        Alexander S. Campbell to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 26 January 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has left check for public money with Mr. Maben. Postscript: E[lizabeth] M. M[aben]to Charles [Campbell] and to [Mildred Campbell]. All well and enjoying good weather.

      • Box-folder 4:85
        C[harles] Campbell to Alex[ander] A. Campbell,28 January 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Mr. Nelson has written Secretary of Treasury concerning his checques. Awaiting instruction.

      • Box-folder 4:86
        John Maben, Richmond to [?], 30 January 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Brother left recently; letter arrived after he was gone.

      • Box-folder 4:87
        A[lexander] M[oore] Keller,Tuscumbia, [Louisiana] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 1 February 1843.
        1 page.

        Sympathy on death of Charles' father; family planning to move west; asks about Mr. Sutton and the revolutionary claims. Mary F[airfax] Kellerto sister [Mildred Campbell]. Sympathy note; family news of other brothers and sisters.

      • Box-folder 4:88
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 3 February 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sympathy at death of Charles Campbell's father; Charles Campbell's son's estate; family news.

      • Box-folder 4:89
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 11 February 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks information on settling accounts as soon as possible. Job prospects soon.

      • Box-folder 4:90
        Kate [Beckwith],Raleigh, [North Carolina], to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 12 February 1843.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Is spring; has gone to 16 parties; John Manly is courting her, but her parents against it.

      • Box-folder 4:91
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 20 February 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Legal matters relating to Parker's estate. Although job prospects remain poor, he has given up thought of sailing with Captain Cocke as clerk.

      • Box-folder 4:92
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee], to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 28 February 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell's son's estate; Great scarcity of money; Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:93
        Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell], 21 March 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends note, giving his attorney to Charles, in matters relating to the estate of John W. Campbell.

      • Box-folder 4:94
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell], [Petersburg], 25 March 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        It would be very inconvenient for him to go to Petersburg: court session about to begin.

      • Box-folder 4:95
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, 18 April 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks him to send a copy of the Bland Paperswhich he has been unable to find in Boston. Also request a copy of the "Westover Manuscripts,"edited by Edmund Ruffin.

      • Box-folder 4:96
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Mary B. Carter, Shirley, 23 April 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends her son "antiquarian collections." Enjoyed his visit to Shirley.

      • Box-folder 4:97
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Madisonville, to Charles Campbell, 8 May 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Difficult to get money, therefore slow in remittances.

      • Box-folder 4:98
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley, to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 19 May 1843.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Her china arrived, and she will send money for it soon. She is feeling better, although she still suffers occasionally from headaches. Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:99
        M[ary B.] C[arter]to M[ildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, [After 19 May 1843].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Encloses list of her china, including worth of pieces. Other miscellaneous items. Asks her for accounting of other expenses made on her behalf. Encloses check for $31.50, which she hopes settles everything.

      • Box-folder 4:100
        [Jared Sparks], Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, 20 May 1843.
        1 page.Signature clipped. AL.

        Acknowledges receipt of first volume of the Bland Papers. Declares them to be more valuable than he had anticipated. Also expresses thanks to Edmund Ruffin for the "Westover Manuscripts."

      • Box-folder 4:101
        Betty [Elizabeth M. Henley], Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 29 May 1843.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has called off her wedding; Lavina Moore has not yet gotten a divorce; Mr. Barclay McGhee has been committed to a lunatic asylum; Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:102
        Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 30 May 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Offers his assistance in binding his book, and gives advice on how to set a price for it. Gives news of friends.

      • Box-folder 4:103
        L. Wallazz Philadelphia, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 31 May 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Amusing description of presenting Charles Campbell's letter to Mr. Grigg who said he would act on the matter at a "convenient season." Would promote sale of Bland Papers. Humiliating confession of poverty is fashionable. Will begin printing shop on credit. Mesmerism and Millerism growing Mormonism stationary. Theatres.

      • Box-folder 4:104
        Announcement for Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of Virginia,"10 June 1843.
        1 page.
      • Box-folder 4:105
        Charles Campbell Petersburg, Virginia to Cha[rle]s Hosmer, Connecticut Historical Society, 12 June 1843.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Accepts honorary membership in Connecticut Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 4:106
        J. M. Randolph, Richmond to C[harles] Campbell, 19 June 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter of introduction for Henry How.

      • Box-folder 4:107
        W. C. Banister, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, 24 June 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will not recommend Charles Campbell as his successor.

      • Box-folder 4:108
        [Henry Howe?], Midlothian to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 14 July 1843.
        1 page.Signature clipped. AL.

        Will be traveling in eastern and western Virginia; hopes to meet him in the winter. Sends him some drawings, including a sketch of Bacon's Castle.

      • Box-folder 4:109
        L. Wallazz, Philadelphia, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 30 July 1843.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Actions of Connecticut Historical Society pleasing. Regret that ignorance of Charles Campbell's deserts deprives him of similar favor in Virginia. Little acquaintance with booksellers, now in type and steroetype establishment, but will try to promote Bland Papers. Have met John F. Watson, antiquarian and author of Annals of Philadelphia, much like Charles Campbell. Will bring out 3rd ed. of Annals. Financial matters of Mr. Ruffin. Unable to dispose of type. Confused paper money Penn. Politicians emphasize "principle," "patriotism," etc., but none in actions.

      • Box-folder 4:110
        John Tyler, Washington to Ch[arle]s Campbell, 27 August 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks him for the Bland Papers. Comments about historical materials of the Revolution.

      • Box-folder 4:111
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to "my dear cousin," 28 August 1843.
        2 pages.ADf.

        Received letter from President Tyler marking Charles Campbell for book. Family news, engaged to be married to a young lady at school with a decent fortune. Social news.

      • Box-folder 4:112
        A. P. Upshur, Washington to Charles Campbell, Petersburg. 8 September 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of the Bland Papers, one copy for himself, one for the Library of Congress.

      • Box-folder 4:113
        Lucy D. Henry, Cub Creek, Charlotte, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 11 September 1843.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Enjoyed reading his articles; poem, "Lines in Honor of a ____ Patriot."

      • Box-folder 4:114
        [Jared Sparkes], Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, 12 September 1843.
        2 pages.Signature clipped. AL.

        Acknowledges receipt of the Bland Papersand praises their usefulness. Expresses regret that they have not sold as many copies as expected.

      • Box-folder 4:115
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to B[enjamin] B. Minor,Richmond, 13 September 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Points out several typographical errors in the September 1843 edition of the Southern Literary Messenger.Is sending some "scraps" for inclusion in the Messenger, under the title of "Virginia Antiquities." Suggests changing title of that column to "Old Mortalities." Asks for reprints of articles of his that have appeared in the Messengerso he will not have to cut them out himself.

      • Box-folder 4:116
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Dolly [Lucy] D. Henry,26 September 1843.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Enjoyed her letter; They are distantly related; Would like to see her manuscripts.

      • Box-folder 4:117
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell] [Petersburg], 28 September 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been asked to give an address to a pro-Calhoun gathering. Has forwarded a copy of the Bland Papersto the editor of the Alexandria Gazette.

      • Box-folder 4:118
        W. R. Drinkard, Surry County, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 30 October 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Description of the tombstones at the Old church at the Cabin Point.

      • Box-folder 4:119
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell] [Petersburg], 14 October 1843.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses power of attorney.

      • Box-folder 4:120
        A[bby] J. Champion,Troy, to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 23 October 1843.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Asks her to help a friend visiting New York; asks if she has read "Mysteries of Paris."

      • Box-folder 4:121
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 25 October 1843.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has sent deposit to Richmond bank, settling government account. Resolves not to become involved in party politics. This may change if Calhoun is nominated.

      • Box-folder 4:122
        E. F. W. Brownsburg, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 1 November 1843.
        4 pages.AL.

        Has a copy of the Bland Papers.

      • Box-folder 4:123
        E. F. W., Brownsburg, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 26 December 1843.
        4 pages.AL.

        Asks for magazines.

    • Box 4-5
      Subseries E: Letters, 1844.
      51 items.
      • Box-folder 4:124
        2 poems, 1844.
        2 pages.Ms.
      • Box-folder 4:125
        Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], 2 January 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        He has been working very hard on his book National Education, but he is having difficulty finding a publisher. He is doing much work in Rhode Island, organizing their educational system.

      • Box-folder 4:126
        Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, Virginia to Ann Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 15 January 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Asks her to write; Is visiting her brother.

      • Box-folder 4:127
        And[re]w Alexander, Lexington, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 20 January 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Rehiring of slave Billy. Has been ill.

      • Box-folder 4:128
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Andrew Alexander, Lexington, Virginia, 24 January 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will not hire his slave Billy again.

      • Box-folder 4:129
        A. B. Guigon, Washington, to [Charles] Campbell, 27 January 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns Texas and the Union. Reference to Virginia Senate as "locofoco". Mention of Thomas Hart Benton's speech.

      • Box-folder 4:130
        M[ary] K. Henley,Chota, E. Tennessee, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 28 January [1844].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:131
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 2 February 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Hopes her move will work out well. She is very well. Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:132
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to George C. Dromgoole, House of Representatives, 2 February 1844.
        3 pages.ADfS.

        Appeal for Walthall's landing to remain in the port of Petersburg district.

      • Box-folder 4:133
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah, Georgia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 17 February 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        He is trying to assemble a collection of autograph letters of men of the Revolution. He asks Campbell if he has any letters, especially of Washington and George Wythe to contribute. He offers Campbell letters of Pinckneys and others in return.

      • Box-folder 4:134
        B[enjamin] B. Minor,Savannah, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 February 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter of introduction of J. K. Tefft. Asks Campbell to cooperate with him.

      • Box-folder 4:134
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 24 February 1844.
        2 pages.AL.

        Acknowledges receipt of his letter and note from Benjamin Minor. Gives list of duplicate autographs he would be glad to send him. Gives names of those he wishes in exchange.

      • Box-folder 4:135
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 1 March 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been quite ill. Will gladly accept autographs offered by Campbell. Gives him information on how to send them to him.

      • Box-folder 4:136
        M[ary] C[ampbell],Shirley to Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 5 March 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends some seeds. Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:137
        W. Simmons, W. B. Merritt, M. R. Pierce, Emory College, to [Charles Campbell], 11 March 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Charles Campbell elected to Phi Gamma Society.

      • Box-folder 4:138
        Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 March 1844.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Money from Charles Campbell's son's estate; Disposition of the estate's slaves; Family news.

      • Box-folder 4:139
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 March 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Gives list of manuscripts and autographs he is sending today in separate parcels.

      • Box-folder 4:140
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 23 March 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of letters and autographs. Lists autographs of many Revolutionary leaders found in the Bland Papers.

      • Box-folder 4:141
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 30 March 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Lists those letters and autographs he would appreciate having.

      • Box-folder 4:142
        Charles [Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Mary K. Henley, Chota, Tennessee, 2 April 1844.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Surprised at news of Elizabeth's marriage; Remembers beauty of Chota.

      • Box-folder 4:143
        Alex[ander] S. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], 4 April 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of $70.00. News of William Campbell(cousin?), who is editor of St. Louis New Era.

      • Box-folder 4:144
        L. Wallazz, Philadelphia, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 2 May 1844.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Can't sell printing material, so is setting up shop, but poor until gets work. Now needs what sold, and didn't get the money. Hopes can get material back for non-payment, will Charles Campbell inquire? E. C. Biddle preparing to resign as director, will see him about how Bland is selling. Friends at Malbourne well, enjoying beautiful new home, but Charles Campbell must philosophize with friend not to overwork. Democrats would carry an election because Whigs all at Baltimore convention. Financially strapped, but doesn't want the people of Petersburg to know it.

      • Box-folder 4:145
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] [Henley],Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, 4 May 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Apologizes for delay in remittances.

      • Box-folder 4:46
        George Bancroft, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 14 May 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks him for a copy of the Bland Papers. Hopes he will publish other important source collections for Virginia history.

      • Box-folder 4:147
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Anna B. Dudley, Tennessee, 21 May 1844.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Sends copy of correspondence of Col. Bland; Asks for information on Col. Bland.

      • Box-folder 4:148
        Anna Bland Dudley, Franklin Williamson, to [Charles Campbell], 1 June 1844.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Recounts family history and stories; Has manuscripts of history of the war in the Carolinas by Guilford Dudley.

      • Box-folder 4:149
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna B[land] Dudley,Tennessee, 12 June 1844.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Thanks her for her information.

      • Box-folder 4:150
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Preston Trotter, Brownsburg, Virginia, 18 June 1844.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Sends notes on Campbell family genealogy.

      • Box-folder 4:151
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 9 July 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Invites her down; There is little sickness there. Religious, church news.

      • Box-folder 4:152
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Richmond, 15 July [1844].

        Surprised to hear he was in Richmond, but thinks he will do well at the Customs House. Happily married now. Gave political speech. Postscript: Morly [Homer Campbell]to [Charles Campbell]. Has found a widow for Charles Campbell to marry. Invites him for a visit.

      • Box-folder 4:153
        [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 20 July 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Informing him of her sending him a trunk. Postscript: Callaway Campbell, Petersburg to [Charles Campbell] his father. News of his hen.

      • Box-folder 4:154
        Thomas C. Reynolds, Petersburg, to [Charles Campbell], 22 July 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Excuses delay in answering Charles Campbell's letter of the 12th. Hopes for help from Charles Campbell-articles. Thanks for back issues of the Statesman. Agrees with Charles Campbell's wish for less asperity in political dissensions. Reynolds has been unsparing in his editorials. Would like to be milder if policy and opponents would allow.

      • Box-folder 4:155
        [?] to [?], 28 July 1844.
        2 pages.AL.

        Haunted room at Ampthill; Describes tobacco warehouse.

      • Box-folder 5:1
        [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], Shirley to Charles [Campbell], 8 August 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        News of her trip to Shirley with Callaway Campbell and cousin Philip Aglett.

      • Box-folder 5:2
        Thomas C. Reynolds, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Richmond, 13 August 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Received Charles Campbell's letter of the 10th. Undisposed to get into a contest with the Richmond Whig which has the advantage of wider circulation. Reynolds' first attack, abolition proceeding which might have placed disunionist Whig on defensive, were given no notice by democratic papers. Whig said no word on the proceedings. Will issue weekly paper at low price for Virginia and North Carolina to force respect from "big" papers. Requests written communication for the Republican. Should see several men about establishing Antiquarian Society.

      • Box-folder 5:3
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Richmond, 9 September 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He and Molly were disappointed at not seeing him this summer. He attended tournament at the Springs, heard address by Judge B[everly] Tucker. Losing interest in politics.

      • Box-folder 5:4
        Anna Bland Dudley, [Tennessee] to [Charles Campbell], 14 September 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is sending manuscript of the war in the Carolinas for publication; is moving to Louisiana.

      • Box-folder 5:5
        Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 14 September 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Hope to have his book in press by November; he hopes to have it well-illustrated. Asks some questions about early Virginia history.

      • Box-folder 5:6
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Howe, [New Haven, Connecticut], 29 September 1844.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Makes corrections in his memoir of John Randolph.

      • Box-folder 5:7
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Anna B. Dudley, 14 October 1844.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Has received her manuscript and part is missing; suggests publication in Southern Literary Messenger.

      • Box-folder 5:8
        M[ary] B. [Carter],Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 15 October 1844.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Hopes [her son] Charles [Carter]is doing well with his studies. Will send money for him. Charles Campbell has given her a copy of his book.

      • Box-folder 5:9
        Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], November 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Business matters still referring to settling of father's estate. Will pay Charles all he owes him.

      • Box-folder 5:10
        Henry Howe, New Haven to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, Virginia, 6 November 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for Randolph portrait; experts to get his work published soon.

      • Box-folder 5:11
        Charles Campbell, Richmond to Henry Howe, [New Haven, Connecticut], 15 November 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Will endeavor to send the information on recent political history he asked for. He is glad James K. Polk has been elected, even though he feels sorry for Henry Clay, and his Whig friends.

      • Box-folder 5:12
        Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, 20 November 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        He has already received the requested information on recent Virginia political history from another source. As a Whig, he is sorry that Polk has defeated Clay, but is not discouraged.

      • Box-folder 5:13
        Edmund Ruffin, Marlbourne, to [Charles Campbell][?], 20 November 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Pertains to an intended visit of Campbell to Ruffin. Mentions defeat of Henry Clay.

      • Box-folder 5:14
        W[illia]m Spotswood Fontaine,to Charles Campbell [Richmond, Virginia], 21 November 1844.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks for papers to read before their trip to Gloucester.

      • Box-folder 5:15
        Henry Howe, New Haven to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 23 November 1844.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has written an article entitled "Life In Western Virginia,"describing everyday frontier life. Asks Campbell to write an article for him on life in Eastern Virginia as a comparison piece.

      • Box-folder 5:16
        Thomas C. Reynolds, Richmond, to [Charles Campbell], 24 November 1844.
        1 page.ALC.

        Reynolds no longer edits the Republican. Returned to Richmond and attends to practice. No time for paper which Charles Campbell suggests, doubts would be successful alongside The Messenger. Would be willing to cultivate Charles Campbell's acquaintance.

      • Box-folder 5:17
        Edmund Ruffin, Marlbourne, to [Charles Campbell], 16 December 1844.

        Travel arrangements for Campbell to join the Ruffins for Christmas.

      • Box-folder 5:18
        H. A. Garland, by S. Garland, Jr., Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 December 1844.
        1 page.AL.

        Will meet Charles Campbell in Richmond; hopes Powhatan's chimney still stands; Randolph Will Case still in court.

    • Box-folder 5:19-72
      Subseries F: Letters, 1845.
      54 items.
      • Box-folder 5:19
        M[ildred] W. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], [1845].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Received letter and enclosed $20. Family news; Betty is ill. Callaway having trouble with his teeth. Soldiers paraded, volunteers for Mexico.

      • Box-folder 5:20
        M[ildred] W. C[ampbell]to Charles [Campbell], [1845].
        1 page.ALS.

        News of Callaway; he will not go to Tennessee. Journey to Warrenton upcoming: herself, Betty, and Callaway. Spoke with someone who tried but failed to get a copy of his Historyin Richmond.

      • Box-folder 5:21
        Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 6 January 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been busy settling small farm. Asks him to inquire into the estate of Col. William Aylett for anything which might be due them.

      • Box-folder 5:22
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Richmond, Virginia, 10 January 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Elizabeth K. Henley died August 28, 1844 after childbirth, account of her death; Charles Campbell's son's estate's money; use of estate slaves; family news; notes that Charles Campbell is for Polk.

      • Box-folder 5:23
        Charles Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee, 5 February 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sympathy letter on death of Arthur Hazelrigg Henley 's daughter Elizabeth; news of Charles Campbell's son; family news.

      • Box-folder 5:24
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, Virginia to Henry Howe, 11 February 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sends a likeness of J. Randolph; hopes to get manuscript history of Virginia published.

      • Box-folder 5:25
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 13 February 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Scolds him for not writing. Speaks of his failure to obtain a clerkships.

      • Box-folder 5:26
        M[ildred] W. C[ampbell],Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 12 March 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asking him to come home. Financial difficulties. Postscript: C[allaway] Campbellto [Charles Campbell]. News of his hen and his school work.

      • Box-folder 5:27
        J[ohn] Minor,Fredericksburg, to CH. Campbell, 23 March 1845.
        6 pages.ALS.

        Minor vividly evaluates the works on Virginia history already done. Burr's history treated in very lively fashion. Argues that Americans are thoughtless, vapid, and follow bad examples. Critical of American misuse of language. Argued for an objective style of history. Very colorful letter.

      • Box-folder 5:28
        W[illia]m Plumer,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 2 April 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        He will approach Drinker and Morris for him but is not optimistic about their publishing the History of Virginia.Thinks the proposed appendix on the Indian wars a good idea.

      • Box-folder 5:29
        E. A. Dalrymple, Farmington, Virginia, to [Charles Campbell], 4 April 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends list of Indian words (Pawaunkee), Logan pebbles, part of Gen. Washington's traveling carriage. Enclosed letter to W. Hankins not found.

      • Box-folder 5:30
        [Alexander S. Campbell] to Charles [Campbell], 15 April 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Announces birth of his son the previous day. Has been quite busy with farming and milking, but is still making little money.

      • Box-folder 5:31
        Henry Howe, Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, 20 April 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His book Historical Collections of Virginiahas been published; he describes his references to Campbell's work in it. Sends him a copy of it; hopes he will point out errors in it. Will leave soon for trip to either Ohio or South Carolina.

      • Box-folder 5:32
        Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, 3 May 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        His publisher has decided to postpone a book on South Carolina, so he will not be traveling there. Plans to go to Ohio for about two years in order to assemble historical, collections there, even though he does not enjoy traveling.

      • Box-folder 5:33
        H. A. G[arland],Washington, to [Charles Campbell?], 10 May 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        The president told H. A. Garland that the commission would be issued that day.

      • Box-folder 5:34
        H. A. G[arland],Washington to [Charles Campbell ?], 10 May 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Urging the recipient to put in his claim.

      • Box-folder 5:35
        Charles Campbell, Richmond to John Minge, Petersburg, 16 May 1845.
        1 page.Pst.

        Thanks him for information on Revenue Department at Petersburg, has been offered a clerkship there.

      • Box-folder 5:36
        C[harles] Campbell, Richmond to John Minge, Petersburg, 16 May 1845.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Thanks him for his news of movements in the Revenue Department. Clerkship has been offered; will probably be in Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 5:37
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Richmond, 20 May 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Promises to pay debt. Law business still unpromising.

      • Box-folder 5:38
        Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, Virginia to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 22 May [c. 1845-1848].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Talks of her religious beliefs; asks her to write.

      • Box-Folder 5:39 currently does not exist in this collection.
      • Box-folder 5:40
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 18 June [1845].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Returns some items; encloses ten dollars. She is ill and in poor spirits. Invites her and Betty [Mabin]for a visit.

      • Box-folder 5:41
        [Mrs. Mildred W.] Campbell,to Charles [Campbell], 24 June 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        News of brother Alexander and his wife Mary. Sister Betty is sick. (Part of letter is written in hand of Callaway Campbell).

      • Box-folder 5:42
        John M. Daniel, Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 29 June 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs Campbell that he has been elected an honorary member of the Patrick Henry Society, of which Daniel is clerk. Asks him to respond, and requests information about his impending marriage and about progress on his "magnum opus" [ History of Virginia].

      • Box-folder 5:43
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 1 July 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Alexander S. Campbell and Molly await Mildred W. Campbell's visit. Have named their son John William. Church news: Dr. Plumer has preached and has also read Charles' Historyin manuscript.

      • Box-folder 5:44
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Rev. James W. Alexander, New York, 5 July 1845.
        2 pages.ADfs.

        Asks Alexander to inquire of reputable New York publisher if any of them are interested in publishing his History of Virginia(Tales from the History of Virginia): 600 pages in manuscript.

      • Box-folder 5:45
        [Charles Campbell] to Reverend James W. Alexander, New York, [Later than July 5, 1845].
        2 pages.ADf.

        Discussion of forthcoming publication of History of Virginia. Maybe publish in Virginia instead of New York? Publish anonymously to promote sales?

      • Box-folder 5:46
        John G. Williamson, W[illia]m[s]bu[r]gto Charles Campbell, 9 July 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends tombstone inscription of Elizabeth Bacon.

      • Box-folder 5:47
        C[harles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to W[illia]m S[potswood] Fontaine,21 July 1845.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Would like to have his daguerreotype; is working in the Custom House; has done little with The History of Virginia; asks about diggings in the Indian mounds.

      • Box-folder 5:48
        Charles Yancey, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 27 July 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Dr. W. A. Caruthers of Savannah suggested Charles Campbell as a contributor to Charles Yamcey's new Literary Magazine. Heard Charles Campbell worked with Bland Papers, on the antiquities of Virginia. Would like to have the publication of them in serial or book form. Has established bindery and printing office. Knows Charles Campbell would like to publish tales of Virginia; Charles Yancey would do that also. Charles Yancy is son of Francis G. Yancey, editor of the Intelligencies, a native of Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 5:49
        [William A. Caruthers], Savannah to Charles Campbell, 27 July 1845.
        3 pages.Signature clipped. AL.

        Has arranged to have The Knights of the Horse-Shoepublished in book form. Is sorry to see that Edgar Allan Poe is again working for the Southern Literary Messenger. Has proposed him as an honorary member of the Georgia Historical Society; tells him of its activities.

      • Box-folder 5:50
        James W. Alexander, New York to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 30 July 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is leaving town until September 1 and therefore will not be able to approach publishing houses for him until then. Thinks Harpers would be more likely to publish the History of Virginiathan Wiley and Putnam.

      • Box-folder 5:51
        [?], Richmond, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 2 August 1845.
        1 page.AL.

        Invites him to Richmond.

      • Box-folder 5:52
        Charles Campbell; Petersburg, to Charles Yancey, Wetumpka, Alabama, 4 August 1845.
        1 page.ADfS.

        If finds anything suitable, will send it for Charles Yamcey's meditated magazine. Northern advantages in book-making and selling, down to a science. No literary periodical can sustain itself without paying contributors.

      • Box-folder 5:53
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to P[eter] V. Daniel,Jr., [Richmond], 4 August 1845.
        2 pages.AL.

        Asks to be excused from a social engagement, because he is working full-time as a collector of customs at Petersburg. Hopes to come to Richmond soon to talk with him.

      • Box-folder 5:54
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W. F. Watson, 19 August 1845.
        1 page.ADf.

        W. F. Watson's letter so unreadable that Charles Campbell believes he has adopted Gliddon's hieroglyphics, only use of handwriting is to obscure meaning. Does excite the curiosity and imagination.

      • Box-folder 5:55
        [Charles Campbell][?], Petersburg to [Mildred W. Campbell] [?], [Warrenton, Virginia][?], 25 August 1845.
        1 page.Fragment. AL.

        Alexander's disillusionment with farming. News of Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 5:56
        James W. Alexander, [New York] to [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg], 16 September 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Alexander explained terms by which Wiley and Putnam would examine and perhaps publish Campbell's books.

      • Box-folder 5:57
        Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 24 September 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has moved to Virginia; her former fiance, Robert Moore, is dead; thinks she will not marry.

      • Box-folder 5:58
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Maryville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 October 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses $85 for care of his land.

      • Box-folder 5:59
        Certificate of honorary membership for Charles Campbell in the Georgia Historical Society, 13 October 1845.
      • Box-folder 5:60
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 25 October 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs him, as Corresponding Secretary, that he has been elected an honorary member of the Georgia Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 5:61
        Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 29 October 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Acknowledges and accepts his honorary membership in the Georgia Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 5:62
        [Charles Campbell] Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], 1 November 1845.
        3 pages.AL.

        Has been leading very monotonous life. Farming news.

      • Box-folder 5:63
        John R. Thompson, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 3 November 1845.
        4 pages.ALS.

        He has received several autographs of famous men (including John Hancock) from a Dr. Sprague in New York and a Mr. Greene in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He wishes to return the favor. He gives Campbell a list (including Richard Bland, Patrick Henry, George Wythe and others), asking if he has any of these that he could have.

      • Box-folder 5:64
        A[lexander] S[potswood] Moore,Glencoe, Alabama to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 4 November 1845.
        8 pages.ALS.

        Hired Francis V. Sutton to try to get Alexander Moore's Revolutionary War pension, but Sutton has apparently done nothing, asks Charles Campbell to help; family news.

      • Box-folder 5:65
        John Lyon, Petersburg to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 4 November 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks that he not resign as a member and as President of the Young Men's Literary Society of Petersburg. Conveys resolutions of the society to this effect.

      • Box-folder 5:66
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 7 November 1845.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news. She is in good spirits. Her son Will has bought Berkeley plantation.

      • Box-folder 5:67
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 November 1845.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Asks a little longer before repayment of debt. Social and family news.

      • Box-folder 5:68
        P[eter] V. Daniel, Jr.,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 15 November 1845.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has just returned from King William, and speaks of many of Campbell's friends there. Hopes to see him there at the end of next week.

      • Box-folder 5:69
        Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 19 November 1845.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Letter of introduction of George Durin, a portrait painter. Will leave very shortly for Ohio, where he hopes to assemble a book of historical collections, even though the Virginia Historical Collectionsvolume is not selling well.

      • Box-folder 5:70
        Sally R. Campbell, Ann Smith Academy, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 December 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Parents are dead and household broken up; is teaching at the academy with Edward Caruthers; is leaving for Missouri.

      • Box-folder 5:71
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [Sall]y Campbell,Lexington, Virginia, 17 December 1845.
        3 pages.ACy.

        Sorry she is moving away; his mother has a house; has an office in the Custom House which "gives me ample leisure for my literary projects"; brother Aleck married.

      • Box-folder 5:72
        Rev. William S. Plumer, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 December 1845.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Received Charles Campbell's letter of the 26th. 1. Doesn't know address of Rev. J. W. Alexander. 2. Doesn't think war panic will have any effect, that it is dying away. 3. Almost any wholesale merchant, could send on Charles Campbell's manuscript to New York. 4. Doesn't know whether Charles Campbell should go to New York or send his manuscript. Do best work yourself, sell manuscript if can. If will write about a kingdom that can't be moved, will answer.

    • Box 5-6
      Subseries G: Letters, 1846.
      109 items.
      • Box-folder 5:73
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Peter V. Daniel, Jr., Richmond, 6 January 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Hopes to be in Richmond soon. Says his life is "as monotonous as a canal-boat."

      • Box-folder 5:74
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 20 January 1846.
        1 page.LS.

        She is still ill and in low spirits. Wishes to see her.

      • Box-folder 5:75
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Jared Sparks, [Cambridge, Massachusetts], 2 February 1846.
        1 page.AL.

        A list of letters and papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Bland Papers.

      • Box-folder 5:76
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 9 February 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Regrets delay in sending membership certificate and some volumes of the Collections of the Georgia Historical Society. Has received a copy of the Bland Papers.Inquires about several autographs.

      • Box-folder 5:77
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, [Savannah], [After 9] February 1846.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Glad to know he has enjoyed the Bland Papers. Sends some autographs. Has finished his work on the history of Virginia and looks to have it published.

      • Box-folder 5:78
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Char]les Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 14 February 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks if there was an Historical Society in Virginia

      • Box-folder 5:79
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg,[Virginia] to Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,20 February 1846.
        1 page.ACy.

        There used to be an Historical Society of Virginia and there has been talk of organizing a new one.

      • Box-folder 5:80
        Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, [ca. 20 February 1846].
        1 page.ALS.

        Informs him of his having written a History of Virginia, and asks advice on how to approach publishers.

      • Box-folder 5:81
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 February 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Suggests he write to publishers in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, inquiring into their terms with regard to publishing the History of Virginia. Is glad to hear that a new History of Virginia will be published, previous ones being defective.

      • Box-Folder 5:82 currently does not exist in this collection.
      • Box-folder 5:83
        W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 2 March 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for a copy of the Bland Papers. His publisher is asking for stories, and so he asks Campbell for some anecdotes of Virginia's past. Has heard that his History of Virginiais being published.

      • Box-folder 5:84
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 4 March 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sent copies of fathers manuscripts; family genealogy information; brother William is editing a newspaper; William is member of the state convention in Missouri; Sally moving to Missouri.

      • Box-folder 5:85
        M[ary] B. Carter,Richmond to Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 4 March [1846].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is visiting in Richmond but did not see "little Wellwood," because he had scarlet fever. Fear of transmitting it to Shirley. Asks her to come at Easter and to bring Charles, his wife and Callaway.

      • Box-folder 5:86
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William A. Caruthers, Savannah, 11 March 1846.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Suggests an anecdote about the dealings between Blackbeard the pirate and the Governor of North Carolina as material for a story. Tells of his difficulties in finding a publisher for the History of Virginia.Gives news of his family.

      • Box-folder 5:87
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley, to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 12 March 1846.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news. Expresses strong religious sentiments; disappointment over lack of spiritual interest in her husband's son.

      • Box-folder 5:88
        [Elliot] M.[Braxton],Rich[mon]dto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 March 1846.
        3 pages.AL.

        Has been saved from suicide but is still depressed.

      • Box-folder 5:89
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to E. [Elliot] M. Braxton,16 March 1846.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Tries to cheer him up.

      • Box-folder 5:90
        W[illiam] B. Sprague,Albany to [Charles Campbell], 26 March 1846.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:91
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 30 March 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been to Richmond; has met Betty [Campbell Mabin]. Will write for manuscript Charles [Campbell] wants if he will come and explain the matter to her.

      • Box-folder 5:92
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to James E. Heath, [Richmond], 31 March 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for reading his manuscript [ History of Virginia] which has now been submitted to Drinker and Morris. He is thinking of adding to it a history of the Indian wars written by an uncle, which manuscript he send Heath for review. Expresses hope for founding a new historical society for Virginia since even Rhode Island has one.

      • Box-folder 5:93
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to [?], 2 April 1846.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:94
        R. R. Howison, Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 2 April 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Introduces himself. He is researching in the history of Virginia and would appreciate the chance to look at his [Campbell's] manuscript. Encourages him to have the work published.

      • Box-folder 5:95
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 3 April 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        May use his father's manuscripts.

      • Box-folder 5:96
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to R. R. Howison, Richmond, 3 April 1846.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Offers to help him with information on Virginia history.

      • Box-folder 5:97
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 5 April 1846.
        3 pages.AL.

        Work at Custom House has been slow but is picking up. Has been attending temperance meetings. Cousin Sam Campbell has sent him a manuscript history of the Indian wars in Western Virginia, which he will use as appendix to his own history.

      • Box-folder 5:98
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 7 April 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Requests information on descendants of Revolutionary figures he is researching. Has not yet acquired a copy of the Bland Papers. Is glad to hear of Campbell's work on Virginia, hopes himself to do some on Western Virginia.

      • Box-folder 5:99
        W[illiam] B. Sprague,Albany, [New York] to Charles Campbell, 9 April 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:100
        Kate B[eckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Poughkeepsie, New York, 9 April 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Visited her old house; Robert Moore dead; invites her to visit; church convention open in May; many beaux in Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 5:101
        Ja[me]s E. Heath,Richmond to [Charles Campbell],[Petersburg], 9 April 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has talked with Drinker and Morris, who will, he is certain, publish Campbell's manuscript [ History of Virginia]. Hopes Campbell has not changed it for "adaptation to schools." Is not hopeful for the founding of an Historical Society in Richmond: thinks it would soon languish for want of money, interest, and material.

      • Box-folder 5:102
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, 10 April 1846.
        2 pages.AL.

        Regrets he is unable to provide requested information on certain historical figures, but suggests names of those who might be of assistance. Sends him a copy of the Bland Papers. Tells him of his work on the history of Virginia, and encourages him to investigate Western Virginia.

      • Box-folder 5:103
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 10 April 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Hopes that his membership certificate and books have not been lost en-route to him. Asks if he can acquire some manuscripts for him.

      • Box-folder 5:104
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 April 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Today was his militia's master day. Assembly election campaign hard-fought.

      • Box-folder 5:105
        R. R. Howison, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 14 April 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Confident Charles Campbell's volume will be published in time for use before R. R. Howison's book is ready. Controversial issues in history of Virginia, Harvey, Protectorate, Bacon. Finds Charles Campbell's father's volume on Virginia helpful (as did Bancroft) but disagrees with his view of Bacon. Would like use of Histories of Virginiaby Stitch and Keith; only in City Library; knows Charles Campbell owns them; could he borrow these rare books?

      • Box-folder 5:106
        H[enry] Barnard,Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 14 April 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Tells him of the disposition of the Bland Papers. Looks forward to meeting him in New York. News of mutual friends.

      • Box-folder 5:107
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Rev. [William B.] Sprague,Albany, New York, 15 April 1846.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:108
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 17 April 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of autographs. William A. Caruthers says anecdote Campbell sent him is not appropriate. Offers a Walter Scott autograph in exchange for a Robert Burns manuscript.

      • Box-folder 5:109
        [Rev. Dr. Sprague], Albany, to C[harle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 April 1846.
        3 pages.AL.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:110
        [A. Alexander Little], Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 23 April 1846.
        3 pages.AC.

        Richmond election. Won by Mayo by majority votes. Saw Tom Ritchie. Patrick Henry Society decided notice should be given; Congress seems undecided [subject not given].

      • Box-folder 5:111
        [Charles Campbell], to [A. Alexander Little], 30 April [1846].
        2 pages.ADf.

        Petersburg discussing the ship canal; other local news. Taking elocution lessons.

      • Box-folder 5:112
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Rev. W[illia]m B. Sprague,[Albany], 4 May 1846.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 5:113
        [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [George Bancroft], [Before: 5 May 1846].
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Asks how to obtain manuscript of Gov. Alexander Spotswood mentioned in his History of U.S.

      • Box-folder 5:114
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to George Bancroft, [Washington], 5 May 1846.
        1 page.AL.

        Asks him to write to a Mr. Featherstonehaugh, British consul at Le Havre, requesting some manuscripts of Gov. Alexander Spotswood in his possession.

      • Box-folder 5:115
        Charles Campbell to Mary B. Carter, 5 May 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Returns book she lent him. He has obtained an autograph of Gov. Spotswood, whom he calls "the ablest and best of our colonial governors."

      • Box-folder 5:116
        W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 5 May 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Inquires into the connections of the Spotswood, Washington, and Dandridge families. Intends to write a sequel to the Knights of the Horse-Shoe. Asks what the reaction to it has been in Virginia.

      • Box-folder 5:117
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 5 May 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for copy of Bland Papersand praises their importance. Is glad to hear of forthcoming History.

      • Box-folder 5:118
        George Bancroft, Washington to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 8 May 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        He has tried before to get certain manuscripts of Gov. Spotswood from Mr. Featherstonehaugh, and says it is impossible.

      • Box-folder 5:119
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 9 May 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Betty Campbell Maben]is at Shirley for a visit. Invites her for a visit. Longs for death.

      • Box-folder 5:120
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m A. Caruthers,Savannah, 10 May 1846.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Refers him books which contain a genealogy of the Washington family. Gives outline sketch of his own connection with the Moore, Dandridge, and Spotswood families.

      • Box-folder 5:121
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Drinker and Morris, 11 May 1846.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Sends account of Pt. Pleasant campaign written by uncle. Dr. Samuel Campbell. Proposes to incorporate it with own manuscript, giving due credit.

      • Box-folder 5:122
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to John D. Munford, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 May 1846.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Notes on Bland family and Munford family.

      • Box-folder 5:123
        [Rev.] William S. Plumer,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 22 May 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Seems fair that author and publisher should share risks of profit, if not less, but would prefer a net sum. Prime purpose is to place work before the public. Now is the time to collect and note occurrences with correct chronology. (refers to war of U.S. and Mexico penciled in Charles Campbell's hand). Check facts with Departments in Washington.

      • Box-folder 5:124
        L[ucy] D. Henry,Windston[?] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 27 May 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Enjoyed the Bland Papers; hopes he will visit.

      • Box-folder 5:125
        Drinker and Morrish, Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 4 June [18]46.
        1 page.ALS.

        Declines publishing proposition, proposes that when it is fully prepared, will make an offer. Par of manuscript was elsewhere, so not immediately returned.

      • Box-folder 5:126
        Jared Sparks, Salem, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 10 June 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Advises him on how to make best possible financial arrangement with publishers. Says that Virginia should attempt to procure its colonial papers from England as Georgia and New York have done.

      • Box-folder 5:127
        Elliot M. Braxton, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 June 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Wishes Charles Campbell were there.

      • Box-folder 5:128
        Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg], 14 June 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will be able to meet him in New York any time after the 4th of July. Recommends that Harpers publish his History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 5:129
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Dolly [Lucy] D. Henry,Charlotte County, Virginia, 17 June 1846.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Would like to visit; visited Gloucester; "'Cupid's' arrows have so completely riddled my heart that there is hardly anything left to shoot at."

      • Box-folder 5:130
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m A. Caruthers,Savannah, 21 June 1846.
        3 pages.Draft. AL.

        Gives further details of the genealogy of the Dandridge and Spotswood families. Sends a facsimile of an autograph of Gov. Alexander Spotswood.

      • Box-folder 5:131
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 26 June 1846.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Has presented his manuscript Historyto a Richmond publishing house but doesn't know if they will print it. If not, he will got to New York and try to have it published there. Briefly describes the work and his exertions in writing. Plans to go to New York about 18 July to discuss the matter with Harpers.

      • Box-folder 5:132
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, 28 June 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of autographs. Informs him that William A. Caruthers has been quite sick; his recovery is doubtful.

      • Box-folder 5:133
        Lucy D. Henry, Windston, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 29 June 1846.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Is anxious to meet him.

      • Box-folder 5:134
        P. R. Page, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 June 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sends tomb inscriptions.

      • Box-folder 5:135
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Elliot M. Braxton, Richmond, 14 July 1846.
        3 pages.ACy.

        Has been unwell; is waiting for the "ship canal" to be finished; has been reading about the West; asks about his mental state.

      • Box-folder 5:136
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 15 July 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Invites her for a visit when her school is finished. Longs for death. Family news.

      • Box-folder 5:137
        George Bancroft, Washington to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 July 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires as to when and where Richard Bland's Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonieswas first published.

      • Box-folder 5:138
        John Howland and Thomas C. Hartshorn, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 22 July 1846.
        1 page.LS.

        Acknowledges gift of the Bland Papers.

      • Box-folder 5:139
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 22 July 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Speaks of Callaway's proposed trip to Tennessee. He is tired of Warrenton and will move at first opportunity.

      • Box-folder 5:140
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Mrs. Lucinda F. Lea, 25 July 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell's son will visit Mrs. Lea in the summer.

      • Box-folder 5:141
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Ch[arle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 29 July 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks for the original of a letter in the Bland Papers.Inquires into content of Col. William Byrd's papers. He will leave in a few weeks for the West to gather more information and evidence.

      • Box-folder 6:1
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, [Baltimore], 3 August 1846.
        2 pages.AL.

        Encloses the requested document from the Bland Papers. Refers him to William B. Harrison of Brandon for information concerning Col. William Byrd. He is having difficulty finding a publisher for his History.

      • Box-folder 6:2
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Rev. Mr. Childs, 4 August 1846.
        1 page.ACy.

        Would like to have account of Rhode Island Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Jas. E. Heath, Richmond to [?], 4 August 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Unable to find a Bland pamphlet; fears the university plan for an historical society will fail because "the dry records of the past possess few attractions" for Virginians; Mr. Maxwell trying to revive the Virginia Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 6:4
        H[enry] Barnard,Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], 5 August 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has spoken with the Harper Brothers about their publishing the History of Virginia. Asks him to let him know in advance when he will be coming. Has met John Moncure Daniel.

      • Box-folder 6:5
        Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to Henry Barnard, [Hartford], 9 August 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Now plans to go to New York in early October. Proposes to send the manuscript to him and let him negotiate with Harpers or any other house which will publish it.

      • Box-folder 6:6
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 August 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Announces death of his young daughter Mary. Wife has been sick but is bearing loss well.

      • Box-folder 6:7
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 August 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Returns the original copy of a letter of Col. Andrew Lewis, of which he has made a copy. Leaves for the West on the 27th; is to spend six to eight weeks there. Offers to help him find a publisher.

      • Box-folder 6:8
        J[ohn] M. Daniel,Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia. 28 August 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Asks to borrow a book; is anxious to read Charles Campbell's History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 6:9
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Harper Brothers, New York, 31 August 1846.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Letters from Mr. Barnard of Hartford suggest Charles Campbell send History of Virginiato Harper Brothers after speaking with them about it. Sends manuscript by private hand. Would like to personally correct proofs.

      • Box-folder 6:10
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 September 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        News of her stay with Alexander and his wife.

      • Box-folder 6:10
        Alexander S[pottswood] Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 September 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        News of his illness and planned trip to Fauquier Springs. Dinner given for Vice-President George Mifflin Dallas.

      • Box-folder 6:11
        E[lliott] M. Braxton,Rich[mon]d to [Charles] Campbell, 16 September 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Writes to Charles Campbell when he is depressed, "Troubles seem to thicken"; worries about "the dark vail of mystery and distress that has ever hung around."

      • Box-folder 6:12
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles C[ampbell], 20 September 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell's son is visiting Arthur Hazelrigg Henley; volunteer companies are drilling for "Mr. Polk's army"; will send $115 for his ward's expenses; has read Charles Campbell's novel and thinks the Knights of the Horse-Shoe"inferior" to Horse-Shoe Robinson; family news.

      • Box-folder 6:13
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [?], 22 September 1846.
        1 page.ADf.

        Has sent Introduction to the History of Virginiato Harpers. Small volume, covers first settlement to siege of York. Main attention to colonial period. Difficulty of being unknown to publishers. Requests a friendly word with publishers so Charles Campbell will get fair hearing.

      • Box-folder 6:14
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [?], 22 September 1846.
        1 page.ADf.

        Wishes to have manuscript published in [New York?], has sent it to Harpers. Has received from cousin Rev. Samuel Campbell an account of the Point Pleasant campaign written by Dr. Campbell(Samuel Campbell's father). Though you don't know Harpers, Charles Campbell would appreciate kind word in his behalf.

      • Box-folder 6:14
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to [?], 23 September 1846.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Received letter and manuscript by Col. Lewis. Appreciates offer of assistance in publication, though don't know him personally. Has sent manuscript to Harpers for examination.

      • Box-folder 6:15
        C. Campbell, Petersburg to James W. Alexander, New York, 22 September 1846.
        1 page.ADfs.

        Campbell tells Alexander that he has send his ms. to the Harpers for evaluation. Refers to a new addition on Point Pleasant campaign.

      • Box-folder 6:16
        Henry Barnard, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 24 September 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will be in New York again soon and will discuss the History of Virginiawith the Harper Brothers. Suggests that Campbell begin making contributions to Jared Sparks's American Biography.

      • Box-folder 6:17
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Henry] Barnard,26 September 1846.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Inquires how long he will be in New York and of the prospects of Harpers' publishing his History. Asks if he could revise the proofs himself through the mail if Harpers did the work. Responds favorably to his suggestion that he contribute to Sparks' Biography.

      • Box-folder 6:18
        Tho[ma]s H. Callaway,Monroe Country, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, 1 October 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has been sick; Cally will visit after seeing the Henleys; will send Cally home with Mr. Jackson.

      • Box-folder 6:19
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to John M. Daniel, Richmond, 1 October 1846.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has seen his article on Virginia history and thanks him for reference to his manuscript. Has forwarded his manuscript to Harpers and hopes they will publish it. Work on the Historyhas not been taxing to his physical condition, even though he writes slowly and with difficulty.

      • Box-folder 6:20
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee], 7 October 1846.
        3 pages.AL.

        Happy that Arthur Hazelrigg Henley like Charles Campbell's son Cally; family news; price of "bread-stuffs" is up and will benefit farmers; prospects good for all produce except tobacco; free traders argue that free trade will help even tobacco prices.

      • Box-folder 6:21
        Ch[arle]s Botts,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 12 October 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Wants Campbell to become the Petersburg correspondent for the Richmond Standard. Is unable to make a firm monetary offer at present, but hopes to eventually.

      • Box-folder 6:22
        Chas. Campbell, to Charles T. Botts, ed. of The Standard, Richmond, 16 October, 1846.
        3 pages.ADfS.

        Campbell has submitted 1st of proposed series of articles to Richmond Standard. Urges Botts as editor to take a more supportive attitude toward Polk administration. Critical of Gen. Taylor's armistice with Mexicans.

      • Box-folder 6:23
        E[lliott] M. Braxton,Rich[mon]dto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His fiancee broke their engagement.

      • Box-folder 6:24
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to "Sir" [editor of the Democratic Review?], 20 October 1846.
        2 pages.ADfS.

        Letter concerns Charles Campbell's subscription to the Democratic Review.

      • Box-folder 6:25
        [Charles Campbell], Richmond to E[lizabeth] M. Maben,[November 1846].
        2 pages.AL.

        Health poor. Does not agree with her that preachers remain fixed for life; suggests a move about every 5 years. Callaway very well. One publisher has rejected his History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 6:26
        W[illia]m B. Allegne,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 4 November 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks him for the book he sent. Hopes to visit Petersburg this winter.

      • Box-folder 6:27
        P[eter] V. Daniel, Jr.,Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Will marry Miss Mary Robertson of Philadelphia on December 1, and invites him to the wedding.

      • Box-folder 6:28
        E[lizabeth] M. M[aben],Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 November 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Letter received from Mother; she has been ill. She will visit Petersburg before Christmas. Church news. Asks how his History of Virginiais progressing.

      • Box-folder 6:29
        [Charles Campbell] to [?], 24 November 1846.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Charles Campbell says he would be willing to publish his manuscript in the periodical; is pleased that he is thinking of starting an historical society.

      • Box-folder 6:30
        Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to W[illia]m Pannill,[Petersburg], 28 November 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Resigns from "The Society" [Young Men's Literary Society of Petersburg?].

      • Box-folder 6:31
        Campbell Wallace, Knoxville, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 November 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses check for $115.

      • Box-folder 6:32
        3 poems, December 1846.
        3 pages.Ms.
      • Box-folder 6:33
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond, 10 December 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Inquires into arrangement for printing his History of Virginiain the Messenger. He wants printing completed in 1847 volume of Messenger. He intends to secure a copyright and also wants to examine all the proofs.

      • Box-folder 6:34
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond], 10 December 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Draft duplicate of letter of 10 December 1846.

      • Box-folder 6:35
        Charles Campbell to A[rthur] H[azelrigg] Henley,11 December 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Family news; Charles Campbell's son arrived home safely but the man who traveled with him borrowed $20 from Charles Campbell and has not paid it hack.

      • Box-folder 6:36
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 18 December 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Business matters in Washington discussed: He will go there shortly after New Year's Day. He has sent daguerreotype of himself to Sister Betty.

      • Box-folder 6:37
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [Alexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 21 December 1846.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Business matters, touching on trip to Washington. Family news; announces death of Santa Anna. Asks him to look for a book in Washington.

      • Box-folder 6:38
        [Rev.] William S. Plumer,Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 26 December 1846.
        1 page.ALS.

        Cannot comply with Charles Campbell's request as has disposed of things (Charles Campbell had lent a very rare Indian relic, stone cooking utensil; Rev. William S. Plumer disposed of it with a cabinet, penciled in Charles Campbell's hand). As ages, less pleased with earth, but loves friends more and more.

      • Box-folder 6:39
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,Richmond, 29 December 1846.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Explains the delay in his sending the manuscript of his History of Virginiaand hopes it is not too late to include part of it in the January issue of the Messenger. Asks again to see the proofs.

    • Box-folder 6:40-100
      Subseries H: Letters, 1847.
      61 items.
      • Box-folder 6:40
        Joseph B. Boyd, Maysville, Kentucky to Charles Campbell, 4 January 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 6:41
        [Benjamin B.] Minor,to C[harles] Campbell, 11 January 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Proposes to buy new type for the printing of the History of Virginia, and asks Campbell to contribute $50 to this project. Tries to persuade Campbell that the additional expense will be worthwhile.

      • Box-folder 6:42
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Rev. Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,18 January 1847.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Southern Literary Messengerwould publish his manuscript; Samuel D. Campbell's father's manuscript will appear in Charles Campbell's publication; will have 500 copies published.

      • Box-folder 6:43
        Sally Moore Braxton, Mantnor[?], to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 January 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Read Dr. Caruthers book; family news.

      • Box-folder 6:44
        [Benjamin B.] Minorto [Charles] Campbell, 22 January 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks him to send Dedication and Preface to his History of Virginia (if he has any) so that the History may be published in full in the Southern Literary MessengerWill send some proofs tomorrow. Asks Campbell if he would object to the addition of notes and addenda to the Messenger's addition of the History.

      • Box-folder 6:45
        [Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to [Sally Moore Braxton], 24 January 1847.
        4 pages.ACy.

        Dr. Caruthers was preparing a sequel to Knights of the Golden Horse-Shoe.

      • Box-folder 6:46
        P. C. Pendleton, Savannah, Georgie to Charles Campbell, 26 January 1847[?].
        1 page.ALS.

        Soliciting writings and subscriptions for his magazine "Magnolia." Will pay $2 to agents for each cash-paying subscriber.

      • Box-folder 6:47
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William F. Watson, Richmond, 31 January 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Enclosed is title page of book. Please deposit it at Federal Court for articate of copyright. Letter from Mantua, tell Braxton.

      • Box-folder 6:48
        W[illiam] Maxwell,Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, 22 February 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Chosen a corresponding member of Virginia Historical and Philosophical Society.

      • Box-folder 6:49
        A. B. Guijon, Washington to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 22 February 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns Force's Historical Tracts. Discussion of Bacon's Rebellion. Is sending "An Account of Bacon's Rebellion in the Year 1776"[sic]. Has decided to enter college.

      • Box-folder 6:50
        [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], Richmond to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 26 February 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        $3000 collected for "the Irish." Social news.
        Postscript: Campbell Maben to [Callaway Campbell]. His mother (Elizabeth Maben) has been reading Charles Campbell's History of Virginia. 1 page.
        Postscript: Jennie Maben to [Mildred W. Campbell]. Hopes she is successful with her school. 1 page.

      • Box-folder 6:51
        E. Lorraine, Richmond, [Virginia] to Cha[rle]s Campbell, 28 February 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for $15; asks him to recommend the family boarding house to others.

      • Box-folder 6:52
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles [Campbell], 1 March 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends $85 for his ward; has been sick; family news.

      • Box-folder 6:53
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Alex[ande]r Guijon,Washington, 1 March 1847.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Asks him to bring a copy of Peter Forces' Historical Tractswith him to Richmond.

      • Box-folder 6:54
        K. B. Townley, Lynchburg, Virginia to "friend" [Charles Campbell], 2 March 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Wants to know what ship Richard Townley arrived in during the 17th century.

      • Box-folder 6:55
        A. B. Guiion, Washington to [Charles] Campbell, 4 March 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Discussion of the Senate meeting. Debts of the Senators. Social life in Washington.

      • Box-folder 6:56
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [K. B.] Townley,Lynchburg, [Virginia], 6 March 1847.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Does not know the name of the vessel Richard Townley arrived in; suggests ways of finding the information.

      • Box-folder 6:57
        W[illiam] Henry Foote,Romney to [Benjamin B.] Minor,12 March 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has read Campbell's Historyas published in Southern Literary Messenger. Inquires as to whether 1619 or 1620 is the correct date for the introduction of slaves in Virginia. Asks Campbell to settle the matter, over which there has been some dispute.

      • Box-folder 6:58
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,[Richmond], 24 March 1847.
        2 pages.AL.

        Explains his view of certain financial aspects of the publication of his History. Will attend the next meeting of the historical society if he can, but will be unable to write anything for it.

      • Box-folder 6:59
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 25 March 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Gilmore family history; Campbell family history; Revolutionary war; glad Virginia Historical Society was revived.

      • Box-folder 6:60
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Benj[amin] B. Minor,30 March 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has read, corrected, and returned proof sheet. Sends references and a note on an aspect of the Historyfor inclusion.
        Draft duplicate of this letter listed below.

      • Box-folder 6:61
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond]. ALS. 1 page. 30 March 1847.

        Draft duplicate of letter of 30 March 1847.
        See above for the final copy of this letter with the same date.

      • Box-folder 6:62
        E. Lorraine, Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 March 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Returns the $15 he borrowed; is working as a bookkeeper; expects to work for James River and Kanawha County.

      • Box-folder 6:63
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m H. Foote,Rowney, Virginia, 5 April 1847.
        2 pages.AL.

        Thanks him for favorable comments on the History of Virginia. Discusses date of introduction of slaves into Virginia.

      • Box-folder 6:64
        [Charles Campbell] to [?], Timber Neck, Gloucester County,[Virginia], 15 May 1847.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Asks him to return the copy of Stith to Mr. Robins; will publish his own history soon; hopes to get a copy of Smith.

      • Box-folder 6:65
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Patrick Henry Aylett, Montville, King W[illia]m County,6 June 1847.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Thinks everyone should be involved in the Presidential campaign; is satisfied with the nominees, Cass and Butler, and expects them to win.

      • Box-folder 6:66
        A[lexander] S. C[ampbell],Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 June 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for books sent him. Has been reading about farming and is becoming more enthusiastic about it. Looking forward to visit from Mother and Callaway. Has not yet read his History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 6:67
        John N. Rose, Memphis, Tennessee to Charles C. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 June 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Character reference for Michael D. Deadrick.

      • Box-folder 6:68
        Elliot M. Braxton, Mantua to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 July 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Is visiting his father; is a lawyer.

      • Box-folder 6:69
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Elliot M. Braxton, King and Queen, 12 July 1847.
        3 pages.ACyS.

        Patrick Henry anecdote; would like to visit; will send a copy of his book to cousin Sally; "Petersburg is of all places the hottest and dullest"; asks for tombstone epitaphs.

      • Box-folder 6:70
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Richmond to Charles [Campbell], 3 August 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of $200. Local news: choosing of a new Presbyterian pastor.

      • Box-folder 6:71
        B[enjamin] Silliman,New Haven, Connecticut to Rev. Stephen Taylor, 10 August 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of the truffles he sent.

      • Box-folder 6:72
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 August 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Her journey to Warrenton to Calloway. Family news.

      • Box-folder 6:73
        Elizabeth M. M[aben],White Sulphur to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 19 August [1847].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Arrived last Saturday, pleasantly located. Enjoying their stay at the resort. Zachary Taylor's son is there and Henry Clay left just before their arrival.

      • Box-folder 6:74
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Mrs. E[lizabeth] M. Maben,27 August 1847.
        2 pages.AL.

        Glad to hear news of her journey to the White Sulphur springs. News received from Mother about Callaway, Aleck, and his wife.

      • Box-folder 6:75
        John Tyler, New York to Charles Campbell, 31 August 1847.
        4 pages.LS.

        Account of family, particularly of his father.

      • Box-folder 6:76
        C[harle] C[ampbell], Petersburg to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell. 3 September 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        News of home. Reference to his writing a book.
        Letter also includes the letter of C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, to Cally [Campbell]. Encourages him to practice writing. ALS. 2 pages.

      • Box-folder 6:77
        [?], Norborne to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 4 September 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Returns a book.

      • Box-folder 6:78
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mr. Macfarlane, 6 September 1847.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Complains about paying too much postage on his proof sheets; the Messengeris for sale.

      • Box-folder 6:79
        W[illiam] B. Harrison,Sweet Springs, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 14 September 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for data on Harrison family; Harrison family data.

      • Box-folder 6:80
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,[Richmond], 15 September 1847.
        2 pages.AL.

        Sends more of manuscript of his History, leaving it to printer of Messengerto be divided up between now and the end of the year. Understands Minor is interested in selling the Messenger, but he prefers to remain in editing rather than publishing it.

      • Box-folder 6:81
        J[ohn] M[oncure] Daniel,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, 24 September 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        "Little John" Thompson purchased Southern Literary Messenger yesterday from [Benjamin B.] Minorfor about $2000. Financial situation of Messenger uncertain; Daniel had offered $1500 for it; Thompson knows nothing of this. Their friend [Charles Tyler] Bottsis starting out for California.

      • Box-folder 6:82
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Mrs. M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley, 25 September 1847.
        2 pages.AL.

        Sorry to have missed her while she was in Petersburg. Speaks of his nervous condition and the necessity of his retirement to the country.

      • Box-folder 6:83
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to John M. Daniel, Richmond, 27 September 1847.
        2 pages.ACy.

        The Messenger's subscription list is declining; doesn't think literary periodical would ever flourish in the South.

      • Box-folder 6:84
        J[ohn] R. Thompson,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 2 October 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Mr. Macfarlane has no copies of his History of Virginiaand would like some. Greets Campbell, hopes he will continue to aid Southern Literary Messengerof which he, Thompson has just become editor.

      • Box-folder 6:85
        John R. Thompson, Richmond to C[harles Campbell], [Petersburg], 6 October 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Asks him whether the conclusion of his Historyshould be published in the December or the January issue of the Messenger. When he comes to Richmond, Thompson will show him some interesting autograph letters.

      • Box-folder 6:86
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to John R. Thompson, [Richmond], 8 October 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Informs Thompson of the agreement with Benjamin B. Minor to have the History of Virginiacomplete in the 1847 volume of the Messenger, even if this meant devoting the entire December issue to it.

      • Box-folder 6:87
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,26 October 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Will visit him early next week. Relates news of a fire in house and stable of John and Betty Maben: fires were deliberately set.

      • Box-folder 6:88
        [Charles Campbell], Richmond to Mildred Ruffin, Marlbourn, Hanover, 29 October 1847.
        1 page.ACy.

        Will visit Marlbourn.

      • Box-folder 6:89
        S. S. Braxton, Fredericksburg to Charles [Campbell], 5 November 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for his gift.

      • Box-folder 6:90
        Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1847.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Hopes her brother will be well.

      • Box-folder 6:91
        Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 11 November 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news; will send $150 for his ward's expenses; sold a slave, Tom, so that he could be near his wife; slave, Rose, which belongs to Charles Campbell's son now, has 10 children and Arthur Hazelrigg Henley may let her try to run a farm on her own.

      • Box-folder 6:92
        Scott [Burdsall]and J. M. N., Augusta to Anna Burdsall, Petersburg, Virginia, 23 November 1847.
        3 pages.LS.

        Took a steam boat to Charleston and will go to Montgomery. J. M. N. to Anna Burdsall. Invites her to visit.

      • Box-folder 6:93
        A. E. Peticolas[?], Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, 25 November 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks for a friend's manuscript.

      • Box-folder 6:94
        E[lliott] M. Braxton,King and Queen C[our]t Houseto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 November 1847.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His fiancee rejected him and he is depressed.

      • Box-folder 6:95
        [Charles Campbell] to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, December 1847.
        2 pages.Fragment. AL.

        His trip from Warrenton to Richmond where he stayed with [Edmund] Ruffinfor a week. Will have his Historybound shortly and still uncertain if he will profit by it.

      • Box-folder 6:96
        Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Cha[rle]s Campbell, 7 December 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 6:97
        W[illia]m Maxwell,Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 8 December 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends him a prospectus of his work, hoping Campbell will be able to obtain subscribers for it. Asks if he will attend the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Historical Society on December 16th.

      • Box-folder 6:98
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Henry T. Oates, 11 December 1847.
        1 page.ACyS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 6:99
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to R. R. Howison, Richmond, 11 December 1847.
        1 page.ALS.

        His History of Virginiais currently in press at the office of the Southern Literary Messenger. He will send him the proof sheet when they become available.

      • Box-folder 6:100
        J[ohn] M. Daniel,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], [Late 1847].
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks for unbound sheets of the Historywhich has been appearing in the Messenger; he would like to bind them himself.

    • Box-folder 7:1-69
      Subseries I: Letters, 1848.
      70 items.
      • Box-folder 7:1
        Charles Campbell to Thomas H. Williamson, [1848].
        2 pages.ACy.

        Comment on "Cavaliers and Puritans"article; does not know the Bacon coat of arms.

      • Box-folder 7:2
        M[ary] B. C[arter],[Shirley] to [Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], [1848].
        1 page.ALS.

        Sends son Charley back to school today. Encloses $50; asks her to buy various articles of clothing.

      • Box-folder 7:3
        Mary B. Carter, [Shirley] to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 1 January 1848.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Sends a barrel of food. Will get several copies of Charles' new Historyshortly. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:4
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 13 January 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        His 1846 journey to the West was very successful. Was in Richmond last July, but ill-health prevented him from going to Petersburg. Is working on a volume "The Life and Times of George Rogers Clark."Congratulates him on appearance of History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 7:5
        William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 17 January 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Received Charles Campbell's letter with $6 enclosed, six subscriptions to William Maxwell's Historical Register. Lists names. Thanks for copies of Charles Campbell's History. Will try to help sell and circulate Charles Campbell's book.

      • Box-folder 7:6
        John M. Mason, Washington to C[harles] C[ampbell], 21 January 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns history of Bacon's Rebellion, printed in the Southern Literary Messenger; no means of franking book Charles Campbell wishes to send to Library of Congress or to Smithsonian.

      • Box-folder 7:7
        J[ames] W. Alexander,New York to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 24 January 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has received his letter, but his book has yet to arrive. Regret that he will not have time to review it.

      • Box-folder 7:8
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 25 January 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Is glad to hear the History of Virginiahas been published. Asks for a copy for himself and one for Francis Bowen, editor of the North American Review.

      • Box-folder 7:9
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, February 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Encloses partial payment of debts. Announces birth of second son, named William Horner. Has seen advertisements for his Historybut has yet to see the book itself.

      • Box-folder 7:10
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, [2] February 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Sends him two copies of the History of Virginia. Asks how he can send copies to George Bancroft in London. Tells him of the revival of the Virginia Historical Society and its intention to publish a quarterly.

      • Box-folder 7:11
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts], 2 February 1848.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Sends him two copies of the History of Virginia Says he would like to send some copies to George Bancroft in London but he does not know how to reach him.

      • Box-folder 7:12
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Rev. J. W. Alexander, New York, 7 February 1848.
        2 pages.ADf.

        Believes would be interested in information of the Davies family. Sent copy of Charles Campbell's book. Questions using extensive quotes in original obsolete form, vs. modernized shorter quotes. If book sells well, may put out "handsome" edition. Sends copy to Tribune, Horace Greeley, editor, for whom he wrote some time ago; also a copy to the Literary World.

      • Box-folder 7:13
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 18 February 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter of introduction of Dr. Helms, who is investigating their claims upon government.

      • Box-folder 7:14
        [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg] to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], [March [?] 1848].
        2 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Callaway may be going to Tennessee shortly. Met soldiers returning from Mexico. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:15
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Madisonville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 5 March 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses $160 for his ward's expenses; 40 cases of measles on his plantation.

      • Box-folder 7:16
        Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 6 March 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has written a favorable review of the History of Virginiafor the Literary World. He is writing only fitfully. Asks further information on Col. Alexander Spotswood Dandridge, mentioned in the History.

      • Box-folder 7:17
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 8 March 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        She has read Charles's book and is delighted with it. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:18
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore], 8 March 1848.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Thanks him for favorable reviews in Literary World, an extract of which his bookseller will use as advertisement. Suggests name of someone to write to for information on Col. Alexander Spotswood Dandridge.

      • Box-folder 7:19
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia, 9 March 1848.
        3 pages.Draft. AL.

        Thanks him for favorable review in Literary World. He once had a letter of Col. A. S. Dandridge, which is now at Virginia Historical Society. He has received a letter from Jared Sparks, favorably commenting on the History.

      • Box-folder 7:20
        [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to Jared Sparks,[Cambridge, Massachusetts], 9 March 1848.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Is glad to hear that Sparks approves of his Historyand hopes it will be noted in the North American Review.

      • Box-folder 7:21
        R. C. Mason, near Alexandria to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 10 March 1848.
        8 pages.ALS.

        Found error in History of Virginia. Jefferson not the author of the Bill of Rights, George Mason wrote it; cites evidence for this.

      • Box-folder 7:22
        Marion R. Booth, Hawthorne Hall to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 March 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Will read his History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 7:23
        A[lexander] S. C[ampbell],Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 March 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Has read favorable review of his History. More about Dr. Helms. Molley's health improving.

      • Box-folder 7:24
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 March 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He does not object to the use of his comments on the Historybeing made public. Discusses a factual question raised by Lyman C. Draper, and compares some historians to sheep. Says a note of the book will be made in a future issue of the North American Review.

      • Box-folder 7:25
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 24 March 1848.
        1 page.AL.

        Read with interest the proceedings of the Georgia Historical Society. Will send the Society a copy of his History of Virginiaat the first opportunity. Says most Virginians are currently too "engrossed in president making" to notice his book.

      • Box-folder 7:26
        R. K. Meade, Wash[ington]to C[harles] Campbell, 26 March 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has met with the Secretary of the Treasury and Charles Campbell has been appointed a clerk.

      • Box-folder 7:27
        R. C. Mason, near Alexandria to [Charles Campbell], 29 March 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Thanks Charles Campbell for attention to George Mason case.

      • Box-folder 7:28
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [John R. Thompson, Richmond], 11 April 1848.
        2 pages.AL.

        Sends correction of an item in last issue of Messenger. Encourages him to continue publishing even though these are bad times for "belles lettres".

      • Box-folder 7:29
        J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell,[Petersburg], 15 April 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has just returned from Europe. Suggests ways of sending the History of Virginiato the Georgia Historical Society.

      • Box-folder 7:30
        John F. Randolph, Yazoo City, Mississippi to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 16 April 1848.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Read Charles Campbell's works; recounts his life story.

      • Box-folder 7:31
        Henry Barnard, Charleston, South Carolina to Charles Campbell, 18 April 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        He is traveling with Mrs. Barnard, and they expect to spend time in the Norfolk-York-Richmond area. Hopes to meet Campbell and to introduce his wife to him.

      • Box-folder 7:32
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 20 April 1848.
        3 pages.AL.

        Is glad to hear that he and Mrs. Barnard will visit Virginia. Suggests places for them to visit. Hopes to join them.

      • Box-folder 7:33
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 29 April 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for copies of his History of Virginia.

      • Box-folder 7:34
        M. K. McGhee, Toquaville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, May [1848] [?].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news; remembers happy days at Chota.

      • Box-folder 7:35
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2 May 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends him the requested copy of Kercheval's History. Encloses a list of more of the Bland manuscripts.

      • Box-folder 7:36
        F[rancis] Waylandand R. A. Guild, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 3 May 1848.
        1 page.LS.

        Acknowledges gift of History of Virginiato Brown University Library.

      • Box-folder 7:37
        N. Gammell[?], [Providence, Rhode Island] to Charles Campbell, 4 May 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Thanks him for the gift of his Historyto Brown University Library.

      • Box-folder 7:38
        Henry Barnard. [Murfreesboro] to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 5 May 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        He and his wife arrived this morning and would be happy to see him, even though he [Barnard] is ill.

      • Box-folder 7:39
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Dr. Helm, Warrenton, Virginia (penciled in)], 17 May 1848.
        2 pages.ADf.

        Giving reference for quote from the Bland Paperson Colonel James Monroe.

      • Box-folder 7:40
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 10 June 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Family news: her children have joined the church, which is a great comfort to her. Her son, Will, is at Whig convention in Philadelphia.

      • Box-folder 7:41
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell], 16 June 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Spending time with farming; good crop of wheat expected. Although originally he thought little of [Lewis] Cass,now prefers him to [Zachary] Taylorin the upcoming campaign.

      • Box-folder 7:42
        Henry Barnard, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 20 June 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Jared Sparks has asked to borrow a book of Virginia documents which Campbell had given him. He has been very busy since his return from the South, delaying some writing he had intended to do. A woman of his acquaintance wants autographs and letters of some Virginia Revolutionary leaders.

      • Box-folder 7:43
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 26 June 1848.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Has quickly forwarded the book requested by Jared Sparks. Would like to see his proposed article if he finds time to finish it. Regrets that he cannot furnish any of the requested autographs.

      • Box-folder 7:44
        Charles [Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Mary McGhee, 26 June 1848.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Plans to send his son west for the summer; would take over guardianship of his son's estate; family news.

      • Box-folder 7:45
        [Charles Campbell] to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee, 13 July 1848.
        1 page.AL.

        Charles Campbell's son Cally plans to visit Tennessee Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:46
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 14 July [1848].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Glad to hear when will come for a visit next month. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:47
        H. H. Cocke, Norfolk to [Charles Campbell], 21 July 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses information on Harrison family.

      • Box-folder 7:48
        Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 28 July 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of Kercheval's History. Will be happy to receive the new Bland Manuscripts. Encloses the outline of an upcoming work.

      • Box-folder 7:49
        J. I. Shaw, North-Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Charles Campbell Petersburg, 28 July 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires whether he can obtain copy of Col. John Stuart's history of the Indian wars, published by the Virginia Historical Society in 1833.

      • Box-folder 7:50
        Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 29 July 1848.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Inquires into information concerning early exploration of Shenandoah Valley. Asks for further information on sources of account of Battle of Point Pleasant contained in the History. Has learned of the break-up and sale of the William Byrd library.

      • Box-folder 7:51
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Burdsall],31 July 1848.
        4 pages.ACyS.

        Thanks her for the present to Callaway; went to old point, "a watering place"; was present at return of Virginia volunteers from Mexico with "long hair and squalid beards, and shabby uniforms, and slouched hats and rusty guns" and with several curiosities.

      • Box-folder 7:52
        Th[oma]s H. Williamson,Lexington, Virginia to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, August [1848].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Read Charles Campbell's History of Virginia; sends description of Bacon crest.
        Encloses copy of his article "Cavaliers and Puritans."13 pages.

      • Box-folder 7:53
        [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [Jared Sparks], August [1848].
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Thanks him for his favorable remarks on the History.

      • Box-folder 7:53
        [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [Jared Sparks], 15 May 1848.
        1 page.Draft. AL.

        Forwards a copy of Kercheval's History. Discusses factual questions raised by Lyman Draper.

      • Box-folder 7:54
        J. K. McGhee, Montvale to [Charles Campbell], August [1848][?].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news; Thomas Humes of Knoxville is anxious to see the Bland Papers; question of Calie's guardianship.

      • Box-folder 7:55
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to W[illia]m Nelson,Yorktown, 4 August 1848.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Asks to borrow old letterbook.

      • Box-folder 7:56
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William Maxwell, 4 August 1848.
        1 page.ADfS.

        Requests copy of a memoir of the Indian Wars by Col. John Stuart, published by the quondam Virginia Historical Society. Requests information on President Cushing's (Hampden-Sydney) address before society. Asks because of an unknown correspondent from Kentucky, Mr. Shaw.

      • Box-folder 7:57
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, [Philadelphia], 7 August 1848.
        4 pages.Draft. AL.

        Answers his queries of July 29, correcting printers' errors in the History. Gives information on his own descent from Gov. Alexander Spotswood.

      • Box-folder 7:58
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [Mildred W. Campbell], 7 August 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Cally's need to visit dentist. Asks that Callaway return to Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 7:59
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mrs. Lucinda F. Lea, 14 August 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell is sending son Cally to Mrs. Lea's for the summer; asks her to treat Cally firmly.

      • Box-folder 7:60
        William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 16 August 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Received Charles Campbell's letter of the 5th. Sends pamphlet for Charles Campbell to forward to Mr. Shaw. Mr. [Hugh Blair] Grigsbyapprised William Maxwell of what Charles Campbell said about Col. Byrd's Library. William Maxwell would be glad to get some books and a catalogue. Trip to Eastern Shore, saw Mr. Joynes.

      • Box-folder 7:61
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to Mrs. Henry [Josephine D.] Barnard,23 August 1848.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Gives her the promised description of their trip on the York River. Witty remarks concerning crabs and young ladies.

      • Box-folder 7:62
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 25 August 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Mother, Betty, Callaway, and children arrived last Friday. All enjoyed their stay. Takes little excitement in election campaign, but refers to Wilmot Proviso as "humbug."

      • Box-folder 7:63
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], 3 September 1848.
        3 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Happy to receive news of family's visit to Warrenton.

      • Box-folder 7:64
        Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 11 October 1848.
        2 pages.ALS.

        "C.C. was here" and was sad that there was no message for him from Anna Burdsall.

      • Box-folder 7:65
        Henry Barnard, New York to Charles Campbell, 11 October 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Is sending him a copy of his book, School Architecture.

      • Box-folder 7:66
        [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg] to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,[November 1848].
        4 pages.AL.

        Made trip north a month ago; met William Homes on board a steam boat out of Baltimore. Visited Franklin Institution in Philadelphia. In New York for funeral of Sen. [ ] Lewis.

      • Box-folder 7:67
        John R. Thompson, Richmond to C[harles] Campbell, 15 November 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires about the author of a recent article. Asks him to contribute an article for the January issue of the Messenger.

      • Box-folder 7:68
        William Bolling, Whig Hall to Charles Campbell, 9 December 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Tenders official thanks for copy of History of Virginiasent to "American Whig Society."

      • Box-folder 7:69
        Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 December 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Encloses $100 for his ward (Charles Campbell's son); his health is poor.

    • Box-folder 7:70-105
      Subseries J: Letters, 1849.
      36 items.
      • Box-folder 7:70
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 25 January 1849.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news: son Charlie's work as an overseer. Asks her to buy him a chair to use in his work.

      • Box-folder 7:71
        [Charles Campbell] to [?], [March c. 1849].
        2 pages.AL.

        Cally arrived safely at Mr. Callaway's; death of Arthur Henley.

      • Box-folder 7:72
        Callaway Campbell,Candys Creek to Grandma [Mildred Walker Campbell], March 1849.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Is visiting Uncle Frank; has gone hunting and caught a rabbit and five fish and a dove; will go to Chota with Uncle Tom.

      • Box-folder 7:73
        E[lliott] M. Braxton,King and Queen to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 March 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Is running for office; campaigned against Taylor in 1848.

      • Box-folder 7:74
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 March 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Although he was for Zachary Taylor originally, he voted for [Lewis] Cass; fears the Whigs coming to power. A bad season for farm operations. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:75
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 10 March 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Acknowledges receipt of chair. Expresses her anti-slavery sentiments: calls it a "great sin." Asks her to bring two copies of Charles' Historywhen she comes. Encloses $10.

      • Box-folder 7:76
        C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to [?], 21 March 1849.
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Thanks him for news of death of Arthur H. Henly.

      • Box-folder 7:77
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to [John R. Thompson, Richmond], 9 April 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Compliments him for his direction of the Messenger. Expresses belief that as the "political excitement" abate, the magazine will prosper.

      • Box-folder 7:78
        James D. Tatum, Aberdeen, Mississippi to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 April 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Taught with Charles Campbell at Somerville; news of his brothers-all portrait painters; is postmaster at Aberdeen.

      • Folder 79 currently does not exist in this collection.
      • Box-folder 7:80
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg to John R. Thompson, 20 April 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        He has written very little lately, but will try to contribute something soon to the Messenger, perhaps revisions of some articles published a few years ago in The New Yorker, a short-lived magazine edited by Horace Greeley.

      • Box-folder 7:81
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [James D. Tatum, Aberdeen, Mississippi], 27 April 1849.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Did not see James D. Tatum's brothers' paintings since he saw James D. Tatum, he has married and received $10,000 in property from his wife's estate; returned to Virginia and became Customs Collector which gives "a tolerable income"; his nervous maladies continue.

      • Box-folder 7:82
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [James D.] Tatum,[Aberdeen, Mississippi], 30 April 1849.
        1 page.ACy.

        Did not see James D. Tatum's Brother's painting.

      • Box-folder 7:83
        Josephine D. Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, 8 May 1849.
        4 pages.ALS.

        She pleasantly recalls their visit of last year to Virginia. They were recently in Baltimore visiting a daughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. She is now going to Detroit but her husband, Henry, must remain in the East.

      • Box-folder 7:84
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Josephine D. Barnard], 16 May 1849.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Wishes they could again be together and traveling, but for a longer period of time than last year.

      • Box-folder 7:85
        John M. Galt, Williamsburg to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 21 May 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Inquires into some specific information regarding Pocahontas.

      • Box-folder 7:86
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Susan Braxton, 5 June 1849.
        2 pages.ACy.

        Planning to visit Richmond; Cholera has driven the legislature to Fauquier Springs.

      • Box-folder 7:87
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia, 15 June 1849.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Is sorry to hear of his illness. Gives information on daughters of Gov. Alexander Spotswood and their descendants. Speaks of difficulty of obtaining a daguerreotype or engraving of Gov. Spotswood.

      • Box-folder 7:88
        Lyman C Draper, Philadelphia to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 26 June 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Will leave Philadelphia soon for some spa to restore his health, but doesn't know where. Will be happy to approach publishers for him.

      • Box-folder 7:89
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], 29 June 1849.
        2 pages.AL.

        Expresses his lack of faith in the "corrupt politicians" who came into office with President Z. Taylor.

      • Box-folder 7:90
        C[harles] Campbell, Warrenton to [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], 13 July 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        News of visit with Alexander S. Campbell at his farm. News that cholera is abating at Richmond and Petersburg.

      • Box-folder 7:91
        C[allaway] C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Pa" [Charles Campbell, Warrenton], 19 July 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has been sick; hopes to meet Father at Warrenton; Grandmother's school almost over; cholera epidemic.

      • Box-folder 7:92
        Frank Keller, Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 30 July 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Cousin David talks of going to the Nashville Whig Convention; Frank Keller will be there as a delegate from the Franklin County Tippecanoe Club; a friend is looking forward to seeing the Bland Papers; the Whig Convention was "a grand affair" with 2-3,000 people; family news.

      • Box-folder 7:93
        E[lliott] M. Braxton, Fred[ericks]burgto [Charles] Campbell, 19 August 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Charles Campbell lost his Customs Collector's post; wants Charles Campbell's help in getting a post in the public guard.

      • Box-folder 7:94
        Elliott M. Braxton, Fred[ericks]burgto [Charles] Campbell, 22 August 1848.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks Charles Campbell's help in getting a post with the public guard.

      • Box-folder 7:95
        Con[way] Robinson,Richmond, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 31 August 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 7:96
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Conway Robinson, 22 September 1849.
        1 page.AcyS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 7:97
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 24 September 1849.
        2 pages.Fragment. AL.

        Describes trip from Warrenton to Richmond. Family and social news.

      • Box-folder 7:98
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 26 September 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Sale of land proposed. Family news.

      • Box-folder 7:99
        Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to John Buchanan Floyd, Gov. of Virginia, 16 October 1849.
        1 page.AcyS.

        Letter of recommendation for Elliott M. Braxton for the State Guard.

      • Box-folder 7:100
        Sally Moore Braxton, Fredericksburg to Charles [Campbell], 22 October 1849.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Sends his scrapbook.

      • Box-folder 7:101
        [Mary B. Carter], Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 22 October 1849.
        2 pages.AL.

        Will visit her in Petersburg next week. Family news. News of a sermon preached in Richmond which she enjoyed.

      • Box-folder 7:102
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1849.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Social news. Confusion over number of students at Miss Harding's school.

      • Box-folder 7:103
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Glad to hear he is getting along well with his school, and thinks he will be happier there than in Customs House. Farming news. Rappahannock Canal is finished.

      • Box-folder 7:104
        Anna [Burdsall],Rahway, [New Jersey] to Sarah B. Johnston, Trenton, New Jersey, 4 December 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has a headache; looking forward to seeing her; tells how she spent the holidays.

      • Box-folder 7:105
        Samuel D. Campbell, Cedar Creek, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 14 December 1849.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Small pox epidemic; brother John is sick.

    • Box-folder 7:106
      Charles Campbell's receipts and accounts, 1849-1873.
  • Box 8-11
    Subseries 4: Letters, 1850-1859.
    467 items.
    • Box-folder 8:1-28
      Subseries A: Letters, 1850.
      28 items.
      • Box-folder 8:1
        [Charles Campbell] to Mrs. Vass,
        2 pages.ACy.

        Thanks her for data on Spotswood family.

      • Box-folder 8:2
        Anna [Campbell],Shirley to Charles [Campbell], [c. 1850's].
        2 pages.ALS.

        Enjoying her visit.

      • Box-folder 8:3
        Anna Campbell to [?] [cousin], [d. 1850's].
        2 pages.ACyS.

        Charles gave up his school because he had only 9 pupils and is now unemployed; hopes her children will get proper religious training; children had the chicken pox.

      • Box-folder 8:4
        "A Friend," [?] to Charles Campbell, January 1850.
        1 page.AL.

        To tell of little inadvertencies in History of Virginia, more acceptable than public criticism, passages on page. 173 and 174 about rivers and their junctions.

      • Box-folder 8:5
        Lavina M[cPheeters] Brown,Raleigh, [North Carolina] to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 8 January 1850.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Mildred W. Campbell teaching school; hopes Grandfather's pension from the government comes soon; brother James wants to move to St. Louis; in poor health.

      • Box-folder 8:6
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], March [1850-1860].
        4 pages.ALS.

        Jenny has not been well. Glad to hear of his joining the church.

      • Box-folder 8:7
        M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 8 March 1850.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news. Asks her to bring Charles and Calla[way]when she comes at Easter. Speaks harshly of her husband.

      • Box-folder 8:8
        A[lexander] S. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], 20 March 1850.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Looks forward to returning to farming. Will be building his own house. Opening of Alexandria railroad.

      • Box-folder 8:9
        C. F. Goodwyn and R. Morton, Hampden Sydney to C[harles] Campbell, 23 March 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Elected to the Philanthropic Society.

      • Box-folder 8:10
        Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Cedar Creed, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 May 1850.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Has gotten genealogies; got a copy of Charles Campbell's History; brother William dead; is reading Sparks' Washington; invites him to visit; a plank road is being built nearby.

      • Box-folder 8:11
        John Dunderdale, Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 May 1850.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Questions on Townley family; Lawrence family claim to the "Townley estate."

      • Box-folder 8:12
        Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Charles Campbell, 10 July 1850.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 8:13
        R. F. Buel, Pinarus, Greece to [?], 15 July 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter of introduction for Pasquali Vassetti from a Baptist missionary.

      • Box-folder 8:14
        Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [?], 25 July 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 8:15
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Nahant, to [Charles Campbell], [c. August 1850].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Left New Haven and went to Boston, arriving yesterday. Learned of his marriage through his letter to Mother. Regrets she cannot be present at the wedding.

      • Box-folder 8:16
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 5 August 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks when he expects to be married again.

      • Box-folder 8:17
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 12 August 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Speaks of fixing up house for his return and her impending journey to Warrenton.

      • Box-folder 8:18
        W[illia]m P. Burwell,Richmond to Ch[arles] Cam[p]bell, 17 August [c. 1850].
        3 pages.ALS.

        Data on Spotswood family.

      • Box-folder 8:19
        C[harles] C[ampbell], Rahway, to Rev. A. R. Vanzandt, Hudson, New York, 20 August 1850.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Charles Campbell asks A. R. Vanzandt to officiate at his wedding.

      • Box-folder 8:20
        H. B. Van Zandt, Hudson, [New York] to [Charles] Campbell, 23 August 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Plans to attend Charles Campbell's wedding.

      • Box-folder 8:21
        M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 25 August 1850.
        2 pages.ALS.

        He arrived after unpleasant trip to Warrenton. News of Callaway Campbell and Alexander Campbell to children. Letter received from Betty in Boston.

      • Box-folder 8:22
        A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 27 August 1850.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Received letter containing news of his forthcoming marriage. Still occupied with building on farm. Family news.

      • Box-folder 8:23
        E[lizabeth] M. M[aben],New Haven to Charles Campbell, Rahway, New Jersey, 29 August [1850].
        3 pages.AL.

        Received his recent letters. Will go to New York in about one week.

      • Box-folder 8:24
        Con[way] Robinson,Richmond, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 27 September 1849.
        1 page.ALS.

        Letter conerns autograph collecting.

      • Box-folder 8:25
        E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Richmond to Charles [Campbell], 23 October 1850.
        1 page.ALS.

        Congratulates him on his second marriage. Expresses desire to meet his new wife.

      • Box-folder 8:26
        Mary B. C[arter],Shirley to Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 28 October 1850.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Her husband very ill; he is at last ready to join the church. She prefers him in this state, rather than his former healthy, but sinful, condition.

      • Box-folder 8:27
        C[harles C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, [Richmond], 22 November 1850.
        2 pages.ALS.

        General news, weather, etc.

      • Box-folder 8:28
        E. B. Vass, Fredericksburg, to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 3 December 1850.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Recounts family stories.

    • Box-folder 8:29-60
      Subseries B: Letters, 1851.
      32 items.
      • Box-folder 8:29
        [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 3 January 1851.
        2 pages.ALS.

        They are boarding at New hotel in town until they build their own house on the farm. Molly's health is improving.

      • Box-folder 8:30
        Mary B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 4 January 1851.
        2 pages.ALS.

        Family, domestic news. Her husband has recovered and is again a sinner.

      • Box-folder 8:31
        Samuel D. Campbell, Cedar Creek, Virginia to Charles Ca[mpbell], Petersburg, [Virginia], 30 January 1851.
        1 page.ALS.

        Has sold his land and plans to move; will visit Charles Campbell.

      • Box-folder 8:32
        M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],[Petersburg], 3 February 1851.
        4 pages.ALS.

        Family news: her husband and son still unregenerate. Social news: death of friend from same disease which her husband had. Expresses desire to meet Charles' new wife.

      • Box-folder 8:33
        N. A. Sturdivant, Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 6 February 1851.
        1 page.ALS.

        Asks him to submit contributions to the Southern Era, especially articles concerning Virginia's early history.

      • Box-folder 8:34
        Lyman C. Draper, Leverington, Pennsylvania to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 10 February 1851.
        3 pages.ALS.

        Has spent the last year arranging some manuscripts for publication. He thinks they will run to about 50 volumes. Plans a trip to the West in the summer. He has examined the catalogue of the Byrd library.

      • Box-folder 8:35
        [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to L[yman] C. Draper,19 February 1851.
        2 pages.Draft. AL.

        Is glad to hear of his "Herculeen" work with the manuscripts he has collected. Asks for a list of some of the books in the Byrd library.

      • Box-folder 8:36
        John R. Thompson, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 5 March 1851.
        1 page.ALS.

        He is staying with J. K. Tefft, who is anxious to receive the package of autographs Campbell has prepared for him. He is leaving Savannah shortly.

      • Box-folder 8:37
        Lyman C. Draper, Leverington, Pennsylvania to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, March 1851.