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 next hit, 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 previous hitCounty next hit, 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)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Anna Burdsall Campbell,
  • Bancroft, George, 1800-1891.
  • Barnard, Henry, 1811- 1900.
  • Benson John Lossing,
  • Beverley, Robert.
  • Bland, Theodorick.
  • Cabell, Nathaniel Francis, 1807-1891.
  • Calloway Campbell,
  • Campbell, Calloway.
  • Campbell, Anna Burdsall, Mrs.
  • Campbell, Charles, ed.
  • Campbell, Charles.
  • Campbell, Mildred Walker Moore, Mrs.
  • Carter, Mary B.
  • Caruthers, William Alexander, 1800 (ca.)-1846.
  • Charles Campbell,
  • Charles Deane,
  • Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886.
  • Cryer, William Howell.
  • Deane, Charles, 1813-1889.
  • Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
  • Edmund Ruffin,
  • George Bancroft,
  • Gilpin, Henry Dilworth, 1801-1860.
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806- 1881.
  • Henry Barnard,
  • Henry Dilworth Gilpin,
  • Henry Howe,
  • Henry, William Wirt, 1831-1900.
  • Howe, Henry, 1816-1893.
  • Hugh Blair Grigsby,
  • Jefferson, Isaac.
  • John Esten Cooke,
  • Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891.
  • Lyman Copeland Draper,
  • Mary B. Carter,
  • Maxwell, William, 1784-1857.
  • Mildred Walker Moore Campbell,
  • Nathaniel Francis Cabell,
  • Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865.
  • Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778.
  • William Alexander Caruthers,
  • William Wirt Henry,
  • Wyatt, Edward Avery.

Components List

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

See also Manuscript volumes of Charles Campbell.

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

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

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

    Will not visit; question of a land survey.

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

    Indenture for £100 current money.

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

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

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

    Tried to get two hogsheads of tobacco.

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

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

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

    Deliver "Scantling" to Mr. Crafton.

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

    Asks him to pay his account.

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

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

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

    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.

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

    Lee's Land Claims.

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

    List of 14 slaves with ages and prices.

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

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

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

      Encloses $20; encourages him to be economical.

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

      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Encloses $200. Social news.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Letter, n.d.. 1:9, Box-folder

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

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

      Arrived last Sunday. Speaks of their commencement.

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

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

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

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

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

      Encloses check for $100. Has been ill.

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

      Encloses $40. Social news.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Closing and signature of letter.

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

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

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

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

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

      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.

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

      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".

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

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

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

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

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

      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".

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

      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."

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

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

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

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

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

      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.

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

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

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

      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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Trying to find a career, is considering engineering.

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

      News of his uncertain health and his trip to Lexington.

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

      Asks for books; dispute over payment of money.

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

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

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

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

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

      List of sale prices for slaves, household goods.

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

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

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

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

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

      Sorry Charles Campbell is giving up his profession.

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

      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.]

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

      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."

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

      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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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".

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Isle of Wight a dreary previous hitcounty next hit; thinking about leaving the railroad.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Letters, 1835.. 3:1-46, Box-folder
      • [Elizabeth Campbell] Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Somerville, Alabama, 3 January 1835.. 3:1, Box-folder

        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.

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

        Glad to hear of his teaching job. Social news.

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

        Hopes to visit relatives; family news.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Death of James McDonald; Care of Lavinia Moore.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Problem of guardianship of Lavinia Moore.

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

        Visit to Tuscumbia and Courtland; death of James McDonald.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Visiting Uncle William Aylett; his school going well.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Guardianship of Lavinia Moore.

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

        Hopes he will visit; family news.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        Cannot visit Chota; family news.

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

        Items sent to Lavinia Moore.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Family news.

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

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

    • Letters, 1836.. 3:47-71, Box-folder
      • Alexander S. Campbell [Petersburg] to Charles [Campbell], [Chota], [1836].. 3:47, Box-folder

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        News of Texas wars. Received money sent from home.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Family news.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Looking forward to their wedding, September 13.

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

        Looking forward to their marriage.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Letters, 1837.. 3:72-108, Box-folder
      • Charles Campbell to Aunt, [c. 1837].. 3:72, Box-folder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • [Charles Campbell], Toqua to [Alexander S. Campbell]. 29 July 1837.. 3:93, Box-folder

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Wants her to bring his child to Petersburg.

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

        Mourns death of his wife; regrets leaving his child.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Has visited relatives at Chota.

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

        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.

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

        Courtship; Family news.

    • Letters, 1838.. 3:109-130, Box-folder
      • Lavinia Moore, Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Mother" [A. J. Dickson], [c. 1838].. 3:109, Box-folder

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

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

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

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

        Would like to work on railroad for health reasons.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        Letter of recommendation for Frederick Robbins.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Thinks Upshur manuscript still exists.

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

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

    • Letters, 1839.. 3:131-154, Box-folder
      • [Charles Campbell?] to T. T. Campbell, [c. 1839].. 3:131, Box-folder

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

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

        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.

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

        Thanks her for a letter.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        Invitation to dinner at Evergreen on 24 July.

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

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

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

        Pertains to publication arrangements.

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

        Publications arrangements and offer of editorship of Democratic paper.

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

        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."

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

  • Letters, 1840-1849.. 4-7, Box
    • Letters, 1840.. 4:1-30, Box-folder
      • [Charles Campbell] to [Callaway Campbell], [September ] [c. 1840's].. 4:1, Box-folder

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Asks for data on Bland family.

      • George Bancroft, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 March 1840.. 4:8, Box-folder

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

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

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

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

        Data on Bland family.

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

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

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

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

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

        Thanks him for dedicating his book to him.

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

        Note on family genealogy.

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

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

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

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

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

        Invites her to visit; visited relatives in New Bern.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Historical and philosophical discussion of boots and politics.

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

        Historical and philosophical discussion of boots and of liberty.

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

        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.

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

        Weather cold; Jane Burdsall married; is making doughnuts.

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

        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.

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

        Whig and Harrison celebration in Knoxville; Family news.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

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

        With regard to periodicals Charles Campbell did not receive.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

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

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

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

        Goode and Jones will present the resolutions from Sussex and Surry previous hitCounties next hit, saw the President riding-he seems well.

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

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

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

        Family news.

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

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

      • 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.. 4:47, Box-folder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Her Brother died; life in St. Croix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Asks for data on Moore and Aylett families.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Custody of Charles Campbell's son; family news.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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?

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

        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.

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

        Goes sleigh riding.

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

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

    • Letters, 1843.. 4:83-123, Box-folder
      • [Charles Campbell], to "Cousin," [c. 1843].. 4:83, Box-folder

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Brother left recently; letter arrived after he was gone.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Difficult to get money, therefore slow in remittances.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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."

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Accepts honorary membership in Connecticut Historical Society.

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

        Letter of introduction for Henry How.

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

        Will not recommend Charles Campbell as his successor.

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Encloses power of attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

        Has a copy of the Bland Papers.

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

        Asks for magazines.

    • Letters, 1844.. 4-5, Box
      • 2 poems, 1844.. 4:124, Box-folder
      • Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], 2 January 1844.. 4:125, Box-folder

        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.

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

        Asks her to write; Is visiting her brother.

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

        Rehiring of slave Billy. Has been ill.

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

        Will not hire his slave Billy again.

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

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

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

        Family news.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Sends some seeds. Family news.

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

        Charles Campbell elected to Phi Gamma Society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Lists those letters and autographs he would appreciate having.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Apologizes for delay in remittances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Thanks her for her information.

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

        Sends notes on Campbell family genealogy.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        Haunted room at Ampthill; Describes tobacco warehouse.

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        Makes corrections in his memoir of John Randolph.

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

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

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

        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.

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

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

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

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

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

        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.

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

        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.

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

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

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

        Asks for papers to read before their trip to Gloucester.

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

        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.

      • Thomas C. Reynolds, Richmond, to [Charles Campbell], 24 November 1844.. 5:16, Box-folder

        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.

      • Edmund Ruffin, Marlbourne, to [Charles Campbell], 16 December 1844.. 5:17, Box-folder

        Travel arrangements for Campbell to join the Ruffins for Christmas.

      • H. A. Garland, by S. Garland, Jr., Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 December 1844.. 5:18, Box-folder

        Will meet Charles Campbell in Richmond; hopes Powhatan's chimney still stands; Randolph Will Case still in court.

    • Letters, 1845.. 5:19-72, Box-folder
      • M[ildred] W. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], [1845].. 5:19, Box-folder

        Received letter and enclosed $20. Family news; Betty is ill. Callaway having trouble with his teeth. Soldiers paraded, volunteers for Mexico.

      • M[ildred] W. C[ampbell]to Charles [Campbell], [1845].. 5:20, Box-folder

        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.

      • Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 6 January 1845.. 5:21, Box-folder

        Has been busy settling small farm. Asks him to inquire into the estate of Col. William Aylett for anything which might be due them.

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Richmond, Virginia, 10 January 1845.. 5:22, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia] to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee, 5 February 1845.. 5:23, Box-folder

        Sympathy letter on death of Arthur Hazelrigg Henley 's daughter Elizabeth; news of Charles Campbell's son; family news.

      • Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, Virginia to Henry Howe, 11 February 1845.. 5:24, Box-folder

        Sends a likeness of J. Randolph; hopes to get manuscript history of Virginia published.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 13 February 1845.. 5:25, Box-folder

        Scolds him for not writing. Speaks of his failure to obtain a clerkships.

      • M[ildred] W. C[ampbell],Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 12 March 1845.. 5:26, Box-folder

        Asking him to come home. Financial difficulties. Postscript: C[allaway] Campbellto [Charles Campbell]. News of his hen and his school work.

      • J[ohn] Minor,Fredericksburg, to CH. Campbell, 23 March 1845.. 5:27, Box-folder

        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.

      • W[illia]m Plumer,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 2 April 1845.. 5:28, Box-folder

        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.

      • E. A. Dalrymple, Farmington, Virginia, to [Charles Campbell], 4 April 1845.. 5:29, Box-folder

        Sends list of Indian words (Pawaunkee), Logan pebbles, part of Gen. Washington's traveling carriage. Enclosed letter to W. Hankins not found.

      • [Alexander S. Campbell] to Charles [Campbell], 15 April 1845.. 5:30, Box-folder

        Announces birth of his son the previous day. Has been quite busy with farming and milking, but is still making little money.

      • Henry Howe, Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, 20 April 1845.. 5:31, Box-folder

        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.

      • Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Richmond, 3 May 1845.. 5:32, Box-folder

        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.

      • H. A. G[arland],Washington, to [Charles Campbell?], 10 May 1845.. 5:33, Box-folder

        The president told H. A. Garland that the commission would be issued that day.

      • H. A. G[arland],Washington to [Charles Campbell ?], 10 May 1845.. 5:34, Box-folder

        Urging the recipient to put in his claim.

      • Charles Campbell, Richmond to John Minge, Petersburg, 16 May 1845.. 5:35, Box-folder

        Thanks him for information on Revenue Department at Petersburg, has been offered a clerkship there.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Richmond to John Minge, Petersburg, 16 May 1845.. 5:36, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his news of movements in the Revenue Department. Clerkship has been offered; will probably be in Petersburg.

      • [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Richmond, 20 May 1845.. 5:37, Box-folder

        Promises to pay debt. Law business still unpromising.

      • Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, Virginia to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 22 May [c. 1845-1848].. 5:38, Box-folder

        Talks of her religious beliefs; asks her to write.

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      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 18 June [1845].. 5:40, Box-folder

        Returns some items; encloses ten dollars. She is ill and in poor spirits. Invites her and Betty [Mabin]for a visit.

      • [Mrs. Mildred W.] Campbell,to Charles [Campbell], 24 June 1845.. 5:41, Box-folder

        News of brother Alexander and his wife Mary. Sister Betty is sick. (Part of letter is written in hand of Callaway Campbell).

      • John M. Daniel, Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 29 June 1845.. 5:42, Box-folder

        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].

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 1 July 1845.. 5:43, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Rev. James W. Alexander, New York, 5 July 1845.. 5:44, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell] to Reverend James W. Alexander, New York, [Later than July 5, 1845].. 5:45, Box-folder

        Discussion of forthcoming publication of History of Virginia. Maybe publish in Virginia instead of New York? Publish anonymously to promote sales?

      • John G. Williamson, W[illia]m[s]bu[r]gto Charles Campbell, 9 July 1845.. 5:46, Box-folder

        Sends tombstone inscription of Elizabeth Bacon.

      • C[harles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to W[illia]m S[potswood] Fontaine,21 July 1845.. 5:47, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Yancey, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 27 July 1845.. 5:48, Box-folder

        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.

      • [William A. Caruthers], Savannah to Charles Campbell, 27 July 1845.. 5:49, Box-folder

        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.

      • James W. Alexander, New York to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 30 July 1845.. 5:50, Box-folder

        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.

      • [?], Richmond, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 2 August 1845.. 5:51, Box-folder

        Invites him to Richmond.

      • Charles Campbell; Petersburg, to Charles Yancey, Wetumpka, Alabama, 4 August 1845.. 5:52, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to P[eter] V. Daniel,Jr., [Richmond], 4 August 1845.. 5:53, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W. F. Watson, 19 August 1845.. 5:54, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell][?], Petersburg to [Mildred W. Campbell] [?], [Warrenton, Virginia][?], 25 August 1845.. 5:55, Box-folder

        Alexander's disillusionment with farming. News of Petersburg.

      • James W. Alexander, [New York] to [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg], 16 September 1845.. 5:56, Box-folder

        Alexander explained terms by which Wiley and Putnam would examine and perhaps publish Campbell's books.

      • Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 24 September 1845.. 5:57, Box-folder

        Has moved to Virginia; her former fiance, Robert Moore, is dead; thinks she will not marry.

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Maryville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 October 1845.. 5:58, Box-folder

        Encloses $85 for care of his land.

      • Certificate of honorary membership for Charles Campbell in the Georgia Historical Society, 13 October 1845.. 5:59, Box-folder
      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 25 October 1845.. 5:60, Box-folder

        Informs him, as Corresponding Secretary, that he has been elected an honorary member of the Georgia Historical Society.

      • Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 29 October 1845.. 5:61, Box-folder

        Acknowledges and accepts his honorary membership in the Georgia Historical Society.

      • [Charles Campbell] Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], 1 November 1845.. 5:62, Box-folder

        Has been leading very monotonous life. Farming news.

      • John R. Thompson, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 3 November 1845.. 5:63, Box-folder

        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.

      • A[lexander] S[potswood] Moore,Glencoe, Alabama to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 4 November 1845.. 5:64, Box-folder

        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.

      • John Lyon, Petersburg to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 4 November 1845.. 5:65, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 7 November 1845.. 5:66, Box-folder

        Family news. She is in good spirits. Her son Will has bought Berkeley plantation.

      • [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 November 1845.. 5:67, Box-folder

        Asks a little longer before repayment of debt. Social and family news.

      • P[eter] V. Daniel, Jr.,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 15 November 1845.. 5:68, Box-folder

        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.

      • Henry Howe, New Haven, Connecticut to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 19 November 1845.. 5:69, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sally R. Campbell, Ann Smith Academy, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 December 1845.. 5:70, Box-folder

        Parents are dead and household broken up; is teaching at the academy with Edward Caruthers; is leaving for Missouri.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [Sall]y Campbell,Lexington, Virginia, 17 December 1845.. 5:71, Box-folder

        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.

      • Rev. William S. Plumer, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 December 1845.. 5:72, Box-folder

        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.

    • Letters, 1846.. 5-6, Box
      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Peter V. Daniel, Jr., Richmond, 6 January 1846.. 5:73, Box-folder

        Hopes to be in Richmond soon. Says his life is "as monotonous as a canal-boat."

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mrs. [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 20 January 1846.. 5:74, Box-folder

        She is still ill and in low spirits. Wishes to see her.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Jared Sparks, [Cambridge, Massachusetts], 2 February 1846.. 5:75, Box-folder

        A list of letters and papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Bland Papers.

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 9 February 1846.. 5:76, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, [Savannah], [After 9] February 1846.. 5:77, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Char]les Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 14 February 1846.. 5:78, Box-folder

        Asks if there was an Historical Society in Virginia

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg,[Virginia] to Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,20 February 1846.. 5:79, Box-folder

        There used to be an Historical Society of Virginia and there has been talk of organizing a new one.

      • Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, [ca. 20 February 1846].. 5:80, Box-folder

        Informs him of his having written a History of Virginia, and asks advice on how to approach publishers.

      • Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 February 1846.. 5:81, Box-folder

        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..
      • W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 2 March 1846.. 5:83, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 4 March 1846.. 5:84, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Richmond to Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 4 March [1846].. 5:85, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William A. Caruthers, Savannah, 11 March 1846.. 5:86, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley, to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 12 March 1846.. 5:87, Box-folder

        Family news. Expresses strong religious sentiments; disappointment over lack of spiritual interest in her husband's son.

      • [Elliot] M.[Braxton],Rich[mon]dto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 March 1846.. 5:88, Box-folder

        Has been saved from suicide but is still depressed.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to E. [Elliot] M. Braxton,16 March 1846.. 5:89, Box-folder

        Tries to cheer him up.

      • W[illiam] B. Sprague,Albany to [Charles Campbell], 26 March 1846.. 5:90, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 30 March 1846.. 5:91, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to James E. Heath, [Richmond], 31 March 1846.. 5:92, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to [?], 2 April 1846.. 5:93, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • R. R. Howison, Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 2 April 1846.. 5:94, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 3 April 1846.. 5:95, Box-folder

        May use his father's manuscripts.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to R. R. Howison, Richmond, 3 April 1846.. 5:96, Box-folder

        Offers to help him with information on Virginia history.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 5 April 1846.. 5:97, Box-folder

        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.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 7 April 1846.. 5:98, Box-folder

        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.

      • W[illiam] B. Sprague,Albany, [New York] to Charles Campbell, 9 April 1846.. 5:99, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Kate B[eckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Poughkeepsie, New York, 9 April 1846.. 5:100, Box-folder

        Visited her old house; Robert Moore dead; invites her to visit; church convention open in May; many beaux in Petersburg.

      • Ja[me]s E. Heath,Richmond to [Charles Campbell],[Petersburg], 9 April 1846.. 5:101, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, 10 April 1846.. 5:102, Box-folder

        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.

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 10 April 1846.. 5:103, Box-folder

        Hopes that his membership certificate and books have not been lost en-route to him. Asks if he can acquire some manuscripts for him.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 April 1846.. 5:104, Box-folder

        Today was his militia's master day. Assembly election campaign hard-fought.

      • R. R. Howison, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 14 April 1846.. 5:105, Box-folder

        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?

      • H[enry] Barnard,Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 14 April 1846.. 5:106, Box-folder

        Tells him of the disposition of the Bland Papers. Looks forward to meeting him in New York. News of mutual friends.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Rev. [William B.] Sprague,Albany, New York, 15 April 1846.. 5:107, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 17 April 1846.. 5:108, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Rev. Dr. Sprague], Albany, to C[harle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 April 1846.. 5:109, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • [A. Alexander Little], Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 23 April 1846.. 5:110, Box-folder

        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].

      • [Charles Campbell], to [A. Alexander Little], 30 April [1846].. 5:111, Box-folder

        Petersburg discussing the ship canal; other local news. Taking elocution lessons.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Rev. W[illia]m B. Sprague,[Albany], 4 May 1846.. 5:112, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [George Bancroft], [Before: 5 May 1846].. 5:113, Box-folder

        Asks how to obtain manuscript of Gov. Alexander Spotswood mentioned in his History of U.S.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to George Bancroft, [Washington], 5 May 1846.. 5:114, Box-folder

        Asks him to write to a Mr. Featherstonehaugh, British consul at Le Havre, requesting some manuscripts of Gov. Alexander Spotswood in his possession.

      • Charles Campbell to Mary B. Carter, 5 May 1846.. 5:115, Box-folder

        Returns book she lent him. He has obtained an autograph of Gov. Spotswood, whom he calls "the ablest and best of our colonial governors."

      • W[illiam] A. Caruthers,Savannah to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 5 May 1846.. 5:116, Box-folder

        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.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 5 May 1846.. 5:117, Box-folder

        Thanks him for copy of Bland Papersand praises their importance. Is glad to hear of forthcoming History.

      • George Bancroft, Washington to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 8 May 1846.. 5:118, Box-folder

        He has tried before to get certain manuscripts of Gov. Spotswood from Mr. Featherstonehaugh, and says it is impossible.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 9 May 1846.. 5:119, Box-folder

        Betty Campbell Maben]is at Shirley for a visit. Invites her for a visit. Longs for death.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m A. Caruthers,Savannah, 10 May 1846.. 5:120, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Drinker and Morris, 11 May 1846.. 5:121, Box-folder

        Sends account of Pt. Pleasant campaign written by uncle. Dr. Samuel Campbell. Proposes to incorporate it with own manuscript, giving due credit.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to John D. Munford, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 May 1846.. 5:122, Box-folder

        Notes on Bland family and Munford family.

      • [Rev.] William S. Plumer,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 22 May 1846.. 5:123, Box-folder

        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.

      • L[ucy] D. Henry,Windston[?] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 27 May 1846.. 5:124, Box-folder

        Enjoyed the Bland Papers; hopes he will visit.

      • Drinker and Morrish, Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 4 June [18]46.. 5:125, Box-folder

        Declines publishing proposition, proposes that when it is fully prepared, will make an offer. Par of manuscript was elsewhere, so not immediately returned.

      • Jared Sparks, Salem, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 10 June 1846.. 5:126, Box-folder

        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.

      • Elliot M. Braxton, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 12 June 1846.. 5:127, Box-folder

        Wishes Charles Campbell were there.

      • Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg], 14 June 1846.. 5:128, Box-folder

        Will be able to meet him in New York any time after the 4th of July. Recommends that Harpers publish his History of Virginia.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Dolly [Lucy] D. Henry,Charlotte County, Virginia, 17 June 1846.. 5:129, Box-folder

        Would like to visit; visited Gloucester; "'Cupid's' arrows have so completely riddled my heart that there is hardly anything left to shoot at."

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m A. Caruthers,Savannah, 21 June 1846.. 5:130, Box-folder

        Gives further details of the genealogy of the Dandridge and Spotswood families. Sends a facsimile of an autograph of Gov. Alexander Spotswood.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 26 June 1846.. 5:131, Box-folder

        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.

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, 28 June 1846.. 5:132, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of autographs. Informs him that William A. Caruthers has been quite sick; his recovery is doubtful.

      • Lucy D. Henry, Windston, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 29 June 1846.. 5:133, Box-folder

        Is anxious to meet him.

      • P. R. Page, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 June 1846.. 5:134, Box-folder

        Sends tomb inscriptions.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Elliot M. Braxton, Richmond, 14 July 1846.. 5:135, Box-folder

        Has been unwell; is waiting for the "ship canal" to be finished; has been reading about the West; asks about his mental state.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 15 July 1846.. 5:136, Box-folder

        Invites her for a visit when her school is finished. Longs for death. Family news.

      • George Bancroft, Washington to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 July 1846.. 5:137, Box-folder

        Inquires as to when and where Richard Bland's Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonieswas first published.

      • John Howland and Thomas C. Hartshorn, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 22 July 1846.. 5:138, Box-folder

        Acknowledges gift of the Bland Papers.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 22 July 1846.. 5:139, Box-folder

        Speaks of Callaway's proposed trip to Tennessee. He is tired of Warrenton and will move at first opportunity.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Mrs. Lucinda F. Lea, 25 July 1846.. 5:140, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell's son will visit Mrs. Lea in the summer.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Ch[arle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 29 July 1846.. 5:141, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, [Baltimore], 3 August 1846.. 6:1, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Rev. Mr. Childs, 4 August 1846.. 6:2, Box-folder

        Would like to have account of Rhode Island Historical Society.

      • Jas. E. Heath, Richmond to [?], 4 August 1846.. 6:3, Box-folder

        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.

      • H[enry] Barnard,Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], 5 August 1846.. 6:4, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to Henry Barnard, [Hartford], 9 August 1846.. 6:5, Box-folder

        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.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 August 1846.. 6:6, Box-folder

        Announces death of his young daughter Mary. Wife has been sick but is bearing loss well.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 August 1846.. 6:7, Box-folder

        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.

      • J[ohn] M. Daniel,Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia. 28 August 1846.. 6:8, Box-folder

        Asks to borrow a book; is anxious to read Charles Campbell's History of Virginia.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Harper Brothers, New York, 31 August 1846.. 6:9, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 September 1846.. 6:10, Box-folder

        News of her stay with Alexander and his wife.

      • Alexander S[pottswood] Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 September 1846.. 6:10, Box-folder

        News of his illness and planned trip to Fauquier Springs. Dinner given for Vice-President George Mifflin Dallas.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton,Rich[mon]d to [Charles] Campbell, 16 September 1846.. 6:11, Box-folder

        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."

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles C[ampbell], 20 September 1846.. 6:12, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [?], 22 September 1846.. 6:13, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [?], 22 September 1846.. 6:14, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to [?], 23 September 1846.. 6:14, Box-folder

        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.

      • C. Campbell, Petersburg to James W. Alexander, New York, 22 September 1846.. 6:15, Box-folder

        Campbell tells Alexander that he has send his ms. to the Harpers for evaluation. Refers to a new addition on Point Pleasant campaign.

      • Henry Barnard, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 24 September 1846.. 6:16, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Henry] Barnard,26 September 1846.. 6:17, Box-folder

        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.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Callaway,Monroe Country, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, 1 October 1846.. 6:18, Box-folder

        Has been sick; Cally will visit after seeing the Henleys; will send Cally home with Mr. Jackson.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to John M. Daniel, Richmond, 1 October 1846.. 6:19, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee], 7 October 1846.. 6:20, Box-folder

        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.

      • Ch[arle]s Botts,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 12 October 1846.. 6:21, Box-folder

        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.

      • Chas. Campbell, to Charles T. Botts, ed. of The Standard, Richmond, 16 October, 1846.. 6:22, Box-folder

        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.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton,Rich[mon]dto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1846.. 6:23, Box-folder

        His fiancee broke their engagement.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, to "Sir" [editor of the Democratic Review?], 20 October 1846.. 6:24, Box-folder

        Letter concerns Charles Campbell's subscription to the Democratic Review.

      • [Charles Campbell], Richmond to E[lizabeth] M. Maben,[November 1846].. 6:25, Box-folder

        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.

      • W[illia]m B. Allegne,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 4 November 1846.. 6:26, Box-folder

        Thanks him for the book he sent. Hopes to visit Petersburg this winter.

      • P[eter] V. Daniel, Jr.,Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1846.. 6:27, Box-folder

        Will marry Miss Mary Robertson of Philadelphia on December 1, and invites him to the wedding.

      • E[lizabeth] M. M[aben],Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 16 November 1846.. 6:28, Box-folder

        Letter received from Mother; she has been ill. She will visit Petersburg before Christmas. Church news. Asks how his History of Virginiais progressing.

      • [Charles Campbell] to [?], 24 November 1846.. 6:29, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to W[illia]m Pannill,[Petersburg], 28 November 1846.. 6:30, Box-folder

        Resigns from "The Society" [Young Men's Literary Society of Petersburg?].

      • Campbell Wallace, Knoxville, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 November 1846.. 6:31, Box-folder

        Encloses check for $115.

      • 3 poems, December 1846.. 6:32, Box-folder
      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond, 10 December 1846.. 6:33, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond], 10 December 1846.. 6:34, Box-folder

        Draft duplicate of letter of 10 December 1846.

      • Charles Campbell to A[rthur] H[azelrigg] Henley,11 December 1846.. 6:35, Box-folder

        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.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 18 December 1846.. 6:36, Box-folder

        Business matters in Washington discussed: He will go there shortly after New Year's Day. He has sent daguerreotype of himself to Sister Betty.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [Alexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 21 December 1846.. 6:37, Box-folder

        Business matters, touching on trip to Washington. Family news; announces death of Santa Anna. Asks him to look for a book in Washington.

      • [Rev.] William S. Plumer,Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 26 December 1846.. 6:38, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,Richmond, 29 December 1846.. 6:39, Box-folder

        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.

    • Letters, 1847.. 6:40-100, Box-folder
      • Joseph B. Boyd, Maysville, Kentucky to Charles Campbell, 4 January 1847.. 6:40, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • [Benjamin B.] Minor,to C[harles] Campbell, 11 January 1847.. 6:41, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Rev. Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,18 January 1847.. 6:42, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sally Moore Braxton, Mantnor[?], to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 January 1847.. 6:43, Box-folder

        Read Dr. Caruthers book; family news.

      • [Benjamin B.] Minorto [Charles] Campbell, 22 January 1847.. 6:44, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to [Sally Moore Braxton], 24 January 1847.. 6:45, Box-folder

        Dr. Caruthers was preparing a sequel to Knights of the Golden Horse-Shoe.

      • P. C. Pendleton, Savannah, Georgie to Charles Campbell, 26 January 1847[?].. 6:46, Box-folder

        Soliciting writings and subscriptions for his magazine "Magnolia." Will pay $2 to agents for each cash-paying subscriber.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William F. Watson, Richmond, 31 January 1847.. 6:47, Box-folder

        Enclosed is title page of book. Please deposit it at Federal Court for articate of copyright. Letter from Mantua, tell Braxton.

      • W[illiam] Maxwell,Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, 22 February 1847.. 6:48, Box-folder

        Chosen a corresponding member of Virginia Historical and Philosophical Society.

      • A. B. Guijon, Washington to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, 22 February 1847.. 6:49, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Elizabeth Campbell Maben], Richmond to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 26 February 1847.. 6:50, Box-folder

        $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.

      • E. Lorraine, Richmond, [Virginia] to Cha[rle]s Campbell, 28 February 1847.. 6:51, Box-folder

        Thanks him for $15; asks him to recommend the family boarding house to others.

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles [Campbell], 1 March 1847.. 6:52, Box-folder

        Sends $85 for his ward; has been sick; family news.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Alex[ande]r Guijon,Washington, 1 March 1847.. 6:53, Box-folder

        Asks him to bring a copy of Peter Forces' Historical Tractswith him to Richmond.

      • K. B. Townley, Lynchburg, Virginia to "friend" [Charles Campbell], 2 March 1847.. 6:54, Box-folder

        Wants to know what ship Richard Townley arrived in during the 17th century.

      • A. B. Guiion, Washington to [Charles] Campbell, 4 March 1847.. 6:55, Box-folder

        Discussion of the Senate meeting. Debts of the Senators. Social life in Washington.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [K. B.] Townley,Lynchburg, [Virginia], 6 March 1847.. 6:56, Box-folder

        Does not know the name of the vessel Richard Townley arrived in; suggests ways of finding the information.

      • W[illiam] Henry Foote,Romney to [Benjamin B.] Minor,12 March 1847.. 6:57, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,[Richmond], 24 March 1847.. 6:58, Box-folder

        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.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 25 March 1847.. 6:59, Box-folder

        Gilmore family history; Campbell family history; Revolutionary war; glad Virginia Historical Society was revived.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Benj[amin] B. Minor,30 March 1847.. 6:60, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Benjamin B. Minor, Richmond]. ALS. 1 page. 30 March 1847.. 6:61, Box-folder

        Draft duplicate of letter of 30 March 1847.
        See above for the final copy of this letter with the same date.

      • E. Lorraine, Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 March 1847.. 6:62, Box-folder

        Returns the $15 he borrowed; is working as a bookkeeper; expects to work for James River and Kanawha previous hitCounty next hit.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to W[illia]m H. Foote,Rowney, Virginia, 5 April 1847.. 6:63, Box-folder

        Thanks him for favorable comments on the History of Virginia. Discusses date of introduction of slaves into Virginia.

      • [Charles Campbell] to [?], Timber Neck, Gloucester County,[Virginia], 15 May 1847.. 6:64, Box-folder

        Asks him to return the copy of Stith to Mr. Robins; will publish his own history soon; hopes to get a copy of Smith.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Patrick Henry Aylett, Montville, King W[illia]m County,6 June 1847.. 6:65, Box-folder

        Thinks everyone should be involved in the Presidential campaign; is satisfied with the nominees, Cass and Butler, and expects them to win.

      • A[lexander] S. C[ampbell],Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 29 June 1847.. 6:66, Box-folder

        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.

      • John N. Rose, Memphis, Tennessee to Charles C. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 June 1847.. 6:67, Box-folder

        Character reference for Michael D. Deadrick.

      • Elliot M. Braxton, Mantua to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 July 1847.. 6:68, Box-folder

        Is visiting his father; is a lawyer.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Elliot M. Braxton, King and Queen, 12 July 1847.. 6:69, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Richmond to Charles [Campbell], 3 August 1847.. 6:70, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of $200. Local news: choosing of a new Presbyterian pastor.

      • B[enjamin] Silliman,New Haven, Connecticut to Rev. Stephen Taylor, 10 August 1847.. 6:71, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of the truffles he sent.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 August 1847.. 6:72, Box-folder

        Her journey to Warrenton to Calloway. Family news.

      • Elizabeth M. M[aben],White Sulphur to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 19 August [1847].. 6:73, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Mrs. E[lizabeth] M. Maben,27 August 1847.. 6:74, Box-folder

        Glad to hear news of her journey to the White Sulphur springs. News received from Mother about Callaway, Aleck, and his wife.

      • John Tyler, New York to Charles Campbell, 31 August 1847.. 6:75, Box-folder

        Account of family, particularly of his father.

      • C[harle] C[ampbell], Petersburg to Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell. 3 September 1847.. 6:76, Box-folder

        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.

      • [?], Norborne to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 4 September 1847.. 6:77, Box-folder

        Returns a book.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mr. Macfarlane, 6 September 1847.. 6:78, Box-folder

        Complains about paying too much postage on his proof sheets; the Messengeris for sale.

      • W[illiam] B. Harrison,Sweet Springs, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 14 September 1847.. 6:79, Box-folder

        Thanks him for data on Harrison family; Harrison family data.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to B[enjamin] B. Minor,[Richmond], 15 September 1847.. 6:80, Box-folder

        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.

      • J[ohn] M[oncure] Daniel,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, 24 September 1847.. 6:81, Box-folder

        "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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Mrs. M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley, 25 September 1847.. 6:82, Box-folder

        Sorry to have missed her while she was in Petersburg. Speaks of his nervous condition and the necessity of his retirement to the country.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to John M. Daniel, Richmond, 27 September 1847.. 6:83, Box-folder

        The Messenger's subscription list is declining; doesn't think literary periodical would ever flourish in the South.

      • J[ohn] R. Thompson,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 2 October 1847.. 6:84, Box-folder

        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.

      • John R. Thompson, Richmond to C[harles Campbell], [Petersburg], 6 October 1847.. 6:85, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to John R. Thompson, [Richmond], 8 October 1847.. 6:86, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,26 October 1847.. 6:87, Box-folder

        Will visit him early next week. Relates news of a fire in house and stable of John and Betty Maben: fires were deliberately set.

      • [Charles Campbell], Richmond to Mildred Ruffin, Marlbourn, Hanover, 29 October 1847.. 6:88, Box-folder

        Will visit Marlbourn.

      • S. S. Braxton, Fredericksburg to Charles [Campbell], 5 November 1847.. 6:89, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his gift.

      • Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 November 1847.. 6:90, Box-folder

        Hopes her brother will be well.

      • Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, [Tennessee] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 11 November 1847.. 6:91, Box-folder

        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.

      • Scott [Burdsall]and J. M. N., Augusta to Anna Burdsall, Petersburg, Virginia, 23 November 1847.. 6:92, Box-folder

        Took a steam boat to Charleston and will go to Montgomery. J. M. N. to Anna Burdsall. Invites her to visit.

      • A. E. Peticolas[?], Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, 25 November 1847.. 6:93, Box-folder

        Asks for a friend's manuscript.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton,King and Queen C[our]t Houseto Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 November 1847.. 6:94, Box-folder

        His fiancee rejected him and he is depressed.

      • [Charles Campbell] to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, December 1847.. 6:95, Box-folder

        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.

      • Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Cha[rle]s Campbell, 7 December 1847.. 6:96, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • W[illia]m Maxwell,Richmond to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 8 December 1847.. 6:97, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Henry T. Oates, 11 December 1847.. 6:98, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to R. R. Howison, Richmond, 11 December 1847.. 6:99, Box-folder

        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.

      • J[ohn] M. Daniel,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], [Late 1847].. 6:100, Box-folder

        Asks for unbound sheets of the Historywhich has been appearing in the Messenger; he would like to bind them himself.

    • Letters, 1848.. 7:1-69, Box-folder
      • Charles Campbell to Thomas H. Williamson, [1848].. 7:1, Box-folder

        Comment on "Cavaliers and Puritans"article; does not know the Bacon coat of arms.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],[Shirley] to [Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], [1848].. 7:2, Box-folder

        Sends son Charley back to school today. Encloses $50; asks her to buy various articles of clothing.

      • Mary B. Carter, [Shirley] to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 1 January 1848.. 7:3, Box-folder

        Sends a barrel of food. Will get several copies of Charles' new Historyshortly. Family news.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 13 January 1848.. 7:4, Box-folder

        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.

      • William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 17 January 1848.. 7:5, Box-folder

        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.

      • John M. Mason, Washington to C[harles] C[ampbell], 21 January 1848.. 7:6, Box-folder

        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.

      • J[ames] W. Alexander,New York to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 24 January 1848.. 7:7, Box-folder

        Has received his letter, but his book has yet to arrive. Regret that he will not have time to review it.

      • Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 25 January 1848.. 7:8, Box-folder

        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.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, February 1848.. 7:9, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, [2] February 1848.. 7:10, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts], 2 February 1848.. 7:11, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Rev. J. W. Alexander, New York, 7 February 1848.. 7:12, Box-folder

        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.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 18 February 1848.. 7:13, Box-folder

        Letter of introduction of Dr. Helms, who is investigating their claims upon government.

      • [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg] to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], [March [?] 1848].. 7:14, Box-folder

        Callaway may be going to Tennessee shortly. Met soldiers returning from Mexico. Family news.

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Madisonville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 5 March 1848.. 7:15, Box-folder

        Encloses $160 for his ward's expenses; 40 cases of measles on his plantation.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 6 March 1848.. 7:16, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 8 March 1848.. 7:17, Box-folder

        She has read Charles's book and is delighted with it. Family news.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Lyman C. Draper, Baltimore], 8 March 1848.. 7:18, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia, 9 March 1848.. 7:19, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to Jared Sparks,[Cambridge, Massachusetts], 9 March 1848.. 7:20, Box-folder

        Is glad to hear that Sparks approves of his Historyand hopes it will be noted in the North American Review.

      • R. C. Mason, near Alexandria to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 10 March 1848.. 7:21, Box-folder

        Found error in History of Virginia. Jefferson not the author of the Bill of Rights, George Mason wrote it; cites evidence for this.

      • Marion R. Booth, Hawthorne Hall to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 March 1848.. 7:22, Box-folder

        Will read his History of Virginia.

      • A[lexander] S. C[ampbell],Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 16 March 1848.. 7:23, Box-folder

        Has read favorable review of his History. More about Dr. Helms. Molley's health improving.

      • Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 March 1848.. 7:24, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. K. Tefft, Savannah, 24 March 1848.. 7:25, Box-folder

        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.

      • R. K. Meade, Wash[ington]to C[harles] Campbell, 26 March 1848.. 7:26, Box-folder

        Has met with the Secretary of the Treasury and Charles Campbell has been appointed a clerk.

      • R. C. Mason, near Alexandria to [Charles Campbell], 29 March 1848.. 7:27, Box-folder

        Thanks Charles Campbell for attention to George Mason case.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [John R. Thompson, Richmond], 11 April 1848.. 7:28, Box-folder

        Sends correction of an item in last issue of Messenger. Encourages him to continue publishing even though these are bad times for "belles lettres".

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell,[Petersburg], 15 April 1848.. 7:29, Box-folder

        Has just returned from Europe. Suggests ways of sending the History of Virginiato the Georgia Historical Society.

      • John F. Randolph, Yazoo City, Mississippi to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 16 April 1848.. 7:30, Box-folder

        Read Charles Campbell's works; recounts his life story.

      • Henry Barnard, Charleston, South Carolina to Charles Campbell, 18 April 1848.. 7:31, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 20 April 1848.. 7:32, Box-folder

        Is glad to hear that he and Mrs. Barnard will visit Virginia. Suggests places for them to visit. Hopes to join them.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Natural Bridge, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 29 April 1848.. 7:33, Box-folder

        Thanks him for copies of his History of Virginia.

      • M. K. McGhee, Toquaville to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, May [1848] [?].. 7:34, Box-folder

        Family news; remembers happy days at Chota.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2 May 1848.. 7:35, Box-folder

        Sends him the requested copy of Kercheval's History. Encloses a list of more of the Bland manuscripts.

      • F[rancis] Waylandand R. A. Guild, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, 3 May 1848.. 7:36, Box-folder

        Acknowledges gift of History of Virginiato Brown University Library.

      • N. Gammell[?], [Providence, Rhode Island] to Charles Campbell, 4 May 1848.. 7:37, Box-folder

        Thanks him for the gift of his Historyto Brown University Library.

      • Henry Barnard. [Murfreesboro] to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 5 May 1848.. 7:38, Box-folder

        He and his wife arrived this morning and would be happy to see him, even though he [Barnard] is ill.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Dr. Helm, Warrenton, Virginia (penciled in)], 17 May 1848.. 7:39, Box-folder

        Giving reference for quote from the Bland Paperson Colonel James Monroe.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to [Mildred W.] Campbell,Petersburg, 10 June 1848.. 7:40, Box-folder

        Family news: her children have joined the church, which is a great comfort to her. Her son, Will, is at Whig convention in Philadelphia.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, to Charles [Campbell], 16 June 1848.. 7:41, Box-folder

        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.

      • Henry Barnard, Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 20 June 1848.. 7:42, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Henry Barnard, 26 June 1848.. 7:43, Box-folder

        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.

      • Charles [Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Mary McGhee, 26 June 1848.. 7:44, Box-folder

        Plans to send his son west for the summer; would take over guardianship of his son's estate; family news.

      • [Charles Campbell] to Arthur H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee, 13 July 1848.. 7:45, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell's son Cally plans to visit Tennessee Family news.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 14 July [1848].. 7:46, Box-folder

        Glad to hear when will come for a visit next month. Family news.

      • H. H. Cocke, Norfolk to [Charles Campbell], 21 July 1848.. 7:47, Box-folder

        Encloses information on Harrison family.

      • Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Massachusetts to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 28 July 1848.. 7:48, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of Kercheval's History. Will be happy to receive the new Bland Manuscripts. Encloses the outline of an upcoming work.

      • J. I. Shaw, North-Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Charles Campbell Petersburg, 28 July 1848.. 7:49, Box-folder

        Inquires whether he can obtain copy of Col. John Stuart's history of the Indian wars, published by the Virginia Historical Society in 1833.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 29 July 1848.. 7:50, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Burdsall],31 July 1848.. 7:51, Box-folder

        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.

      • Th[oma]s H. Williamson,Lexington, Virginia to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, August [1848].. 7:52, Box-folder

        Read Charles Campbell's History of Virginia; sends description of Bacon crest.
        Encloses copy of his article "Cavaliers and Puritans."13 pages.

      • [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [Jared Sparks], August [1848].. 7:53, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his favorable remarks on the History.

      • [Charles Campbell, Petersburg] to [Jared Sparks], 15 May 1848.. 7:53, Box-folder

        Forwards a copy of Kercheval's History. Discusses factual questions raised by Lyman Draper.

      • J. K. McGhee, Montvale to [Charles Campbell], August [1848][?].. 7:54, Box-folder

        Family news; Thomas Humes of Knoxville is anxious to see the Bland Papers; question of Calie's guardianship.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to W[illia]m Nelson,Yorktown, 4 August 1848.. 7:55, Box-folder

        Asks to borrow old letterbook.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William Maxwell, 4 August 1848.. 7:56, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, [Philadelphia], 7 August 1848.. 7:57, Box-folder

        Answers his queries of July 29, correcting printers' errors in the History. Gives information on his own descent from Gov. Alexander Spotswood.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [Mildred W. Campbell], 7 August 1848.. 7:58, Box-folder

        Cally's need to visit dentist. Asks that Callaway return to Petersburg.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mrs. Lucinda F. Lea, 14 August 1848.. 7:59, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell is sending son Cally to Mrs. Lea's for the summer; asks her to treat Cally firmly.

      • William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 16 August 1848.. 7:60, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to Mrs. Henry [Josephine D.] Barnard,23 August 1848.. 7:61, Box-folder

        Gives her the promised description of their trip on the York River. Witty remarks concerning crabs and young ladies.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 25 August 1848.. 7:62, Box-folder

        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."

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], [Warrenton], 3 September 1848.. 7:63, Box-folder

        Happy to receive news of family's visit to Warrenton.

      • Kate [Beckwith],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Burdsall, Rahway, New Jersey, 11 October 1848.. 7:64, Box-folder

        "C.C. was here" and was sad that there was no message for him from Anna Burdsall.

      • Henry Barnard, New York to Charles Campbell, 11 October 1848.. 7:65, Box-folder

        Is sending him a copy of his book, School Architecture.

      • [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg] to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,[November 1848].. 7:66, Box-folder

        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.

      • John R. Thompson, Richmond to C[harles] Campbell, 15 November 1848.. 7:67, Box-folder

        Inquires about the author of a recent article. Asks him to contribute an article for the January issue of the Messenger.

      • William Bolling, Whig Hall to Charles Campbell, 9 December 1848.. 7:68, Box-folder

        Tenders official thanks for copy of History of Virginiasent to "American Whig Society."

      • Ar[thur] H[azelrigg] Henley,Chota, Tennessee to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 December 1848.. 7:69, Box-folder

        Encloses $100 for his ward (Charles Campbell's son); his health is poor.

    • Letters, 1849.. 7:70-105, Box-folder
      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 25 January 1849.. 7:70, Box-folder

        Family news: son Charlie's work as an overseer. Asks her to buy him a chair to use in his work.

      • [Charles Campbell] to [?], [March c. 1849].. 7:71, Box-folder

        Cally arrived safely at Mr. Callaway's; death of Arthur Henley.

      • Callaway Campbell,Candys Creek to Grandma [Mildred Walker Campbell], March 1849.. 7:72, Box-folder

        Is visiting Uncle Frank; has gone hunting and caught a rabbit and five fish and a dove; will go to Chota with Uncle Tom.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton,King and Queen to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 March 1849.. 7:73, Box-folder

        Is running for office; campaigned against Taylor in 1848.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 March 1849.. 7:74, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 10 March 1849.. 7:75, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to [?], 21 March 1849.. 7:76, Box-folder

        Thanks him for news of death of Arthur H. Henly.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg to [John R. Thompson, Richmond], 9 April 1849.. 7:77, Box-folder

        Compliments him for his direction of the Messenger. Expresses belief that as the "political excitement" abate, the magazine will prosper.

      • James D. Tatum, Aberdeen, Mississippi to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 13 April 1849.. 7:78, Box-folder

        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..
      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to John R. Thompson, 20 April 1849.. 7:80, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [James D. Tatum, Aberdeen, Mississippi], 27 April 1849.. 7:81, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [James D.] Tatum,[Aberdeen, Mississippi], 30 April 1849.. 7:82, Box-folder

        Did not see James D. Tatum's Brother's painting.

      • Josephine D. Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to Charles Campbell, 8 May 1849.. 7:83, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Josephine D. Barnard], 16 May 1849.. 7:84, Box-folder

        Wishes they could again be together and traveling, but for a longer period of time than last year.

      • John M. Galt, Williamsburg to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 21 May 1849.. 7:85, Box-folder

        Inquires into some specific information regarding Pocahontas.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Susan Braxton, 5 June 1849.. 7:86, Box-folder

        Planning to visit Richmond; Cholera has driven the legislature to Fauquier Springs.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, Philadelphia, 15 June 1849.. 7:87, Box-folder

        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.

      • Lyman C Draper, Philadelphia to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 26 June 1849.. 7:88, Box-folder

        Will leave Philadelphia soon for some spa to restore his health, but doesn't know where. Will be happy to approach publishers for him.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], 29 June 1849.. 7:89, Box-folder

        Expresses his lack of faith in the "corrupt politicians" who came into office with President Z. Taylor.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Warrenton to [Mrs. Mildred W. Campbell], 13 July 1849.. 7:90, Box-folder

        News of visit with Alexander S. Campbell at his farm. News that cholera is abating at Richmond and Petersburg.

      • C[allaway] C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Pa" [Charles Campbell, Warrenton], 19 July 1849.. 7:91, Box-folder

        Has been sick; hopes to meet Father at Warrenton; Grandmother's school almost over; cholera epidemic.

      • Frank Keller, Tuscumbia, [Alabama] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 30 July 1849.. 7:92, Box-folder

        Cousin David talks of going to the Nashville Whig Convention; Frank Keller will be there as a delegate from the Franklin previous hitCounty next hit 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.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton, Fred[ericks]burgto [Charles] Campbell, 19 August 1849.. 7:93, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell lost his Customs Collector's post; wants Charles Campbell's help in getting a post in the public guard.

      • Elliott M. Braxton, Fred[ericks]burgto [Charles] Campbell, 22 August 1848.. 7:94, Box-folder

        Asks Charles Campbell's help in getting a post with the public guard.

      • Con[way] Robinson,Richmond, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 31 August 1849.. 7:95, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Conway Robinson, 22 September 1849.. 7:96, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Alex[ander] S. Campbell,Warrenton, 24 September 1849.. 7:97, Box-folder

        Describes trip from Warrenton to Richmond. Family and social news.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 26 September 1849.. 7:98, Box-folder

        Sale of land proposed. Family news.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to John Buchanan Floyd, Gov. of Virginia, 16 October 1849.. 7:99, Box-folder

        Letter of recommendation for Elliott M. Braxton for the State Guard.

      • Sally Moore Braxton, Fredericksburg to Charles [Campbell], 22 October 1849.. 7:100, Box-folder

        Sends his scrapbook.

      • [Mary B. Carter], Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 22 October 1849.. 7:101, Box-folder

        Will visit her in Petersburg next week. Family news. News of a sermon preached in Richmond which she enjoyed.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1849.. 7:102, Box-folder

        Social news. Confusion over number of students at Miss Harding's school.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 9 November 1849.. 7:103, Box-folder

        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.

      • Anna [Burdsall],Rahway, [New Jersey] to Sarah B. Johnston, Trenton, New Jersey, 4 December 1849.. 7:104, Box-folder

        Has a headache; looking forward to seeing her; tells how she spent the holidays.

      • Samuel D. Campbell, Cedar Creek, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 14 December 1849.. 7:105, Box-folder

        Small pox epidemic; brother John is sick.

    • Charles Campbell's receipts and accounts, 1849-1873.. 7:106, Box-folder
  • Letters, 1850-1859.. 8-11, Box
    • Letters, 1850.. 8:1-28, Box-folder
      • [Charles Campbell] to Mrs. Vass,. 8:1, Box-folder

        Thanks her for data on Spotswood family.

      • Anna [Campbell],Shirley to Charles [Campbell], [c. 1850's].. 8:2, Box-folder

        Enjoying her visit.

      • Anna Campbell to [?] [cousin], [d. 1850's].. 8:3, Box-folder

        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.

      • "A Friend," [?] to Charles Campbell, January 1850.. 8:4, Box-folder

        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.

      • Lavina M[cPheeters] Brown,Raleigh, [North Carolina] to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 8 January 1850.. 8:5, Box-folder

        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.

      • E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], March [1850-1860].. 8:6, Box-folder

        Jenny has not been well. Glad to hear of his joining the church.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg, 8 March 1850.. 8:7, Box-folder

        Family news. Asks her to bring Charles and Calla[way]when she comes at Easter. Speaks harshly of her husband.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], 20 March 1850.. 8:8, Box-folder

        Looks forward to returning to farming. Will be building his own house. Opening of Alexandria railroad.

      • C. F. Goodwyn and R. Morton, Hampden Sydney to C[harles] Campbell, 23 March 1850.. 8:9, Box-folder

        Elected to the Philanthropic Society.

      • Sam[ue]l D. Campbell,Cedar Creed, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 May 1850.. 8:10, Box-folder

        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.

      • John Dunderdale, Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 31 May 1850.. 8:11, Box-folder

        Questions on Townley family; Lawrence family claim to the "Townley estate."

      • Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Charles Campbell, 10 July 1850.. 8:12, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • R. F. Buel, Pinarus, Greece to [?], 15 July 1850.. 8:13, Box-folder

        Letter of introduction for Pasquali Vassetti from a Baptist missionary.

      • Henry T. Oates, Charleston to Cha[rle]s Campbell, [?], 25 July 1850.. 8:14, Box-folder

        Letter concerns autograph collecting.

      • E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Nahant, to [Charles Campbell], [c. August 1850].. 8:15, Box-folder

        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.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 5 August 1850.. 8:16, Box-folder

        Asks when he expects to be married again.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg to Charles [Campbell], 12 August 1850.. 8:17, Box-folder

        Speaks of fixing up house for his return and her impending journey to Warrenton.

      • W[illia]m P. Burwell,Richmond to Ch[arles] Cam[p]bell, 17 August [c. 1850].. 8:18, Box-folder

        Data on Spotswood family.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Rahway, to Rev. A. R. Vanzandt, Hudson, New York, 20 August 1850.. 8:19, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell asks A. R. Vanzandt to officiate at his wedding.

      • H. B. Van Zandt, Hudson, [New York] to [Charles] Campbell, 23 August 1850.. 8:20, Box-folder

        Plans to attend Charles Campbell's wedding.

      • M[ildred] W. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 25 August 1850.. 8:21, Box-folder

        He arrived after unpleasant trip to Warrenton. News of Callaway Campbell and Alexander Campbell to children. Letter received from Betty in Boston.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbell,Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 27 August 1850.. 8:22, Box-folder

        Received letter containing news of his forthcoming marriage. Still occupied with building on farm. Family news.

      • E[lizabeth] M. M[aben],New Haven to Charles Campbell, Rahway, New Jersey, 29 August [1850].. 8:23, Box-folder

        Received his recent letters. Will go to New York in about one week.

      • Con[way] Robinson,Richmond, [Virginia] to [Charles Campbell], 27 September 1849.. 8:24, Box-folder

        Letter conerns autograph collecting.

      • E[lizabeth] M. Maben,Richmond to Charles [Campbell], 23 October 1850.. 8:25, Box-folder

        Congratulates him on his second marriage. Expresses desire to meet his new wife.

      • Mary B. C[arter],Shirley to Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Petersburg, 28 October 1850.. 8:26, Box-folder

        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.

      • C[harles C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, [Richmond], 22 November 1850.. 8:27, Box-folder

        General news, weather, etc.

      • E. B. Vass, Fredericksburg, to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 3 December 1850.. 8:28, Box-folder

        Recounts family stories.

    • Letters, 1851.. 8:29-60, Box-folder
      • [Alexander S. Campbell], Warrenton to Charles [Campbell], 3 January 1851.. 8:29, Box-folder

        They are boarding at New hotel in town until they build their own house on the farm. Molly's health is improving.

      • Mary B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 4 January 1851.. 8:30, Box-folder

        Family, domestic news. Her husband has recovered and is again a sinner.

      • Samuel D. Campbell, Cedar Creek, Virginia to Charles Ca[mpbell], Petersburg, [Virginia], 30 January 1851.. 8:31, Box-folder

        Has sold his land and plans to move; will visit Charles Campbell.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],[Petersburg], 3 February 1851.. 8:32, Box-folder

        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.

      • N. A. Sturdivant, Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 6 February 1851.. 8:33, Box-folder

        Asks him to submit contributions to the Southern Era, especially articles concerning Virginia's early history.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Leverington, Pennsylvania to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 10 February 1851.. 8:34, Box-folder

        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.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to L[yman] C. Draper,19 February 1851.. 8:35, Box-folder

        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.

      • John R. Thompson, Savannah to Cha[rle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 5 March 1851.. 8:36, Box-folder

        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.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Leverington, Pennsylvania to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, March 1851.. 8:37, Box-folder

        Thanks him for various newspaper and manuscript items. Sends him his notes on content of the Byrd library. Inquires about a diary of Gov. Alexander Spotswood's expedition to the Blue Ridge. Asks for information about Virginia Historical Register.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to [John R. Thompson], 16 March 1851.. 8:38, Box-folder

        He has found an old letter of John Adams', which he thinks bears republication. Proposes being paid a constant rate of $1.50 for all of his work published in the Messenger.

      • William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 4 April 1851.. 8:39, Box-folder

        Thanks for information on the Catalog of the Westover Library, has set it in type. Tore off part of Charles Campbell's letter, concerning the Byrd's please refer to original and send information.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 8 April 1851.. 8:40, Box-folder

        Hopes she, Charles and his wife, and Callaway will visit her at Easter. Whooping cough on decline there, but scarlet fever feared in June.

      • S. G. Smith, Bellevue to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 3 June 1851.. 8:41, Box-folder

        Thanks for History of Virginia, valuable addition to historical literature, fitted for general use.

      • Anna B[urdsall] C[ampbell],Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 18 June 1851.. 8:42, Box-folder

        Enjoying her visit.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 June 1851.. 8:43, Box-folder

        News, gossip, etc; must see the lions, Washington Monument, and the State Capital while in Richmond; 3/4 of San Francisco burned; has been asked to re-write the last page of his manuscript; has installed a shower-bath.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to [John R.] Thompson,[Richmond], 21 June 1851.. 8:44, Box-folder

        Sends him the manuscript for the remainder of an article for the Messenger, a copy of which he would like forwarded to a friend in London, who helped him prepare it. Suggests corrections for recent Messengerarticles.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, Richmond, [Virginia], 23 June 1851.. 8:45, Box-folder

        Anna Campbell's brother William arrived; Charles Campbell will pick up Anna Campbell in Richmond.

      • Ann [Campbell],Yellow Springs, Pennsylvania to "Husband" [Charles Campbell], 2 July [1851?].. 8:46, Box-folder

        Worried about her brother; went to Baltimore and Philadelphia; misses him.

      • [Charles Campbell] to [Anna Campbell], 7 July [1851].. 8:47, Box-folder

        Hopes she is enjoying her trip; 4th of July quiet except Mr. Pryor, who delivered the "Horation". Deliver "a regular disunion blowout" and a "fierce denunciation of the radicalism of the age"; Charles Campbell is editing Mr. Pryor's paper for a week, but Charles Campbell differs from Pryor's "ultra disunion course".

      • Anna [Campbell],Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to Charles [Campbell], 8 July 1851.. 8:48, Box-folder

        Visited Reading; brother in poor health; arrived in Rahway; misses him.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to [Anna Campbell], 8 July 1851.. 8:49, Box-folder

        Hopes her trip is going well; July 4th speech by Mr. Pryor was "in part disunion, in part anti-radical"; Charles Campbell will edit Pryor's "fire eating paper" for a week; Charles Campbell describes himself as a moderate; political parties "jumbled up and confounded"; hopes AC will gain 5 pounds.

      • Anna [Campbell],Rahway, [New Jersey] to [Charles Campbell], 14 July [1851].. 8:50, Box-folder

        Saw brother Edward and his children; will go to Trenton; Charles Campbell is editing for Mr. Pryor.

      • Anna [Campbell],Rahway, [New Jersey] to Charles [Campbell], 17 July 1851.. 8:51, Box-folder

        Is going to Trenton; brother William a little stronger; looking forward to seeing him; hopes Mr. Thompson and Mr. Pryor will pay him.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, 17 July 1851.. 8:52, Box-folder

        Hopes her brother will get well; news of his school; is still editing Pryor's paper and is trying "to make it savor less of disunion" and has written on disunion spirit in South Carolina; black children have whooping cough; article he sent to Thompson for his July issue did not appear.

      • Anna [Campbell],[New Jersey] to Charles [Campbell], 22 July 1851.. 8:53, Box-folder

        Misses him; has been berry-picking; enjoying living in the country; expected his article to appear in the Messenger; one of her Quaker friends has converted to the Presbyterian church; asks him to bring some things with him.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, 23 July 1851.. 8:54, Box-folder

        Will be joining her at Rahway; worries about her health; still editing Pryor's paper and has made it "a good union paper"; town gossip.

      • John Tyler, Jr., [Philadelphia] to Charles Campbell, 24 July 1851.. 8:55, Box-folder

        Thanking him for volumes sent by Mrs. Campbell. Hopes he will visit him in Philadelphia.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],29 July 1851.. 8:56, Box-folder

        May be joining her at Rahway; Pryor pleased with Charles Campbell's editing of the paper even though Charles Campbell tried to repress Pryor's "extravagant reckless sort of ultraism"; John Tyler wrote Charles Campbell thanking him for a book.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to N. A. Sturdivant, Ed. of Southern Era, 3 September 1851.. 8:57, Box-folder

        On return from trip to North, found N. A. Sturdivant's letter, asking that Charles Campbell contribute something to his magazine. Obliged for compliment, but feels he has written enough "enamateur", and will write no longer in that way.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to William Maxwell, 6 September 1851.. 8:58, Box-folder

        Has returned proof-sheet of the Register. Sends letter of Earl of Essex to Lord Southampton. Mr. Conway Robinson has wanted Charles Campbell to publish it. If William Maxwell wishes any of Charles Campbell's articles to republish, Charles Campbell will be glad to revise. Richard Batte, of the post office, wishes to subscribe to the Register.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 15 November 1851.. 8:59, Box-folder

        Son "Fritz" dissatisfied with low wages at Lowell, [Massachusetts]. Is now aboard a whaling vessel in the Arctic. Family, social news.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. W. Randolph, 7 December 1851 [?].. 8:60, Box-folder

        Discussion of Campbell's possible undertaking of a school text on Virginia history. Also, a discussion of distributing copies of A History of Virginia.

    • Letters, 1852.. 8:61-93, Box-folder
      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to J. W. Randolph, 2 January 1852.. 8:61, Box-folder

        Campbell discussed terms of sale of two of his books to Randolph, a [publisher]. The works were The Bland Papersand History of Virginia.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to John R. Thompson, 28 January 1852.. 8:62, Box-folder

        Received $10 from him. Asks him again to cancel his subscription to the Messengerand withdraw his name from the list of contributors.

      • John R. Thompson, Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 29 January 1852.. 8:63, Box-folder

        Explains why he has been sending Campbell the Messenger. Is sorry the "warm feelings" between them have ended in "unkind treatment."

      • M. Tuoncey [?], University of Alabama to [Charles Campbell], 6 February 1852.. 8:64, Box-folder

        Has an historical society; offers Charles Campbell a job as editor; Charles Campbell married a Quaker.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 17 February 1852.. 8:65, Box-folder

        Cannot find scrip she left her. Family news.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 15 March 1852.. 8:66, Box-folder

        Looking forward to a visit from her at Easter. Family, domestic news.

      • Henry Jarison [?], Augusta, Georgia to Charles Campbell, 30 May 1852.. 8:66a, Box-folder
      • South Carolina Bolt to Charles Campbell, 1 June 1852.. 8:67, Box-folder

        Asks for data on Spotswood family.

      • Sarah to "Sister" [Anna Campbell], 9 July 1852.. 8:68, Box-folder

        Glad she survived childbirth, but disappointed the child was a girl; is not well; Mother at Trenton; her husband dead.

      • J. B. Spotswood, New Castle, Delaware to [Charles Campbell], 10 July 1852.. 8:69, Box-folder

        Would like a copy of genealogical information.

      • A[lexander] M[oore] Heller,Courtland to Charles Campbell, Richmond, Virginia, 16 July 1852.. 8:70, Box-folder

        Letter of recommendation for A. E. Sloan, as a teacher.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 17 July 1852.. 8:71, Box-folder

        Asks her to find and send to Shirley a piano tuner. Social news: she heard a good sermon yesterday.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Professor Bache [Superintendent of Coast Guard Survey], 18 July 1852.. 8:72, Box-folder

        Presents copy of History of Virginia; tells of two other histories written in Petersburg; Charles Campbell's father's and of Bark.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Andrew Spotswood, 19 July 1852.. 8:73, Box-folder

        Sends data on Spotswood family.

      • R[oger] A. Pryorto [Charles Campbell], [August 1852].. 8:74, Box-folder

        Will accept his offer to edit The Democratuntil Tuesday.

      • Roger A. Pryor to Charles Campbell, 9 August [1852].. 8:75, Box-folder

        Asks him to write editorials for his paper [ The Democrat] while is out of town.

      • James S. French, Old Point Comfort to Charles Campbell, 16 August 1852.. 8:76, Box-folder

        Enquires into existence of newspaper carrying debates of legislature for years 1774-1785.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [?], 25 August 1852.. 8:77, Box-folder

        Anna still sick after childbirth; asks him to send things to her brother William.

      • Geo[rge] W. Randolph,Richmond to Charles Campbell, et al., [Petersburg], 26 August 1852.. 8:78, Box-folder

        Regrets that other engagements will prevent him from addressing the Democratic Association of Petersburg.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Mrs. Carter, 3 September 1852.. 8:79, Box-folder

        Wishes he could visit, but Anna ill. Letter from Charles Campbell's mother, news of family and friends. Sent Mr. Bache, Superintendent of U.S. Coast Guard Survey, a copy of History of Virginia. He requested list of interested men for copies of Coast Survey of 1851. Put Mr. Carter's name on list. Shirley must look beautiful.

      • S. G. Smith, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 September 1852.. 8:80, Box-folder

        Has made some annotations and possibly corrections to History of Virginia.

      • P[atrick] H[enry] Aylett,Montville to Charles Campbell, 6 October 1852.. 8:81, Box-folder

        Accepts Charles Campbell's invitation to address the Democratic Association of Petersburg.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to R[oger] A. Pryor,7 October 1852.. 8:82, Box-folder

        Glad Pryor is pleased with place. Banks is fluent writer little need for help. Wrote notice of General Mercer's speech which will be out of date before it appears. Sends short article. Little speaking "on our side" remarkable apathy. Yet will carry Petersburg, Dinwiddie, the district, state, and Union for Pierce and King.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Mrs. Fitzgerald, 18 October 1852.. 8:83, Box-folder

        Sorry that Mrs. Fitzgerald never received copy of History of Virginia. Sends two copies, one for her, other for Mrs. Susan H. Thornton.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Cousin," 26 October [1852].. 8:84, Box-folder

        Suffered from swelled breast; her baby is well.

      • T. G. Smith, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 November 1852.. 8:85, Box-folder

        Has looked over Chalmer's Introduction, seems accurate and able, but the theory that a civilized America would be dependent on Great Britain is absurd. Doesn't attach importance that many do to the political discoveries of America, may possess British prejudices. Best eulogy to British administration of America is the contest which appear to be growing between the different sections of the country.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, to [J. W. Randolph ?], 30 November 1852.. 8:86, Box-folder

        Discussion of terms of agreement for publication and sale of several of Campbell's works, including biography of Gov. Spotswood.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], [December? c. 1852].. 8:87, Box-folder

        Baby is well; went to town; Cally invited to Shirley for Christmas; walked around Richmond; misses him and has been very happy with him.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],[Richmond], 15 December 1852.. 8:88, Box-folder

        Hopes she is enjoying her visit; news of his school.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],19 December 1852.. 8:89, Box-folder

        News; murder-suicide in town; asks about the baby.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna Campbell, 19 December 1852.. 8:90, Box-folder

        News of his school; murder-suicide in Petersburg; asks after their child; will join her soon.

      • B. M. DeWitt, Richmond to [Charles Campbell], 19 December 1852.. 8:91, Box-folder

        Will publish "The Governors of Virginia...," will be getting help from friends of governors. Now won't need Charles Campbell's biography of Spotswood, but wants Charles Campbell to write on one of those chosen for inclusion, and his schedule for writing. Will sell all Charles Campbell's books, those he has now and to be published in future.

      • Anna [Campbell],Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 21 December [c. 1852].. 8:92, Box-folder

        Misses him; baby has been sick.

      • Anna [Campbell],Richmond, Virginia to Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 21 December 1852.. 8:93, Box-folder

        Sends a silk handkerchief; asks him to come to Richmond for Christmas.

    • Letters, 1853.. 9:1-50, Box-folder
      • Circulation lists for magazines from Petersburg Library, n.d. [after 1853].. 9:1, Box-folder
      • Henry Barnard, Washington to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 5 January 1853.. 9:2, Box-folder

        Is in Washington on business and will not be able to get to Petersburg to see him. Was quite ill after an accident last year, but has recovered following a trip to Europe. Was elected President of both the University of Michigan and the University of Indiana, but turned both down for-reasons of health. Preparing a book on public education in Europe.

      • Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Grandma" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 23 January 1853.. 9:3, Box-folder

        Mr. Thweat has moved into the house and opened his shop; advice on buying chickens; John W. Rice's forgery mentioned.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 8 February 1853.. 9:4, Box-folder

        Family news. Roads are bad, so she does not visit many people. Invites her to spend Easter in Shirley.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mr. Porter, 10 February 1853.. 9:5, Box-folder

        Porter asked that if Charles Campbell were made Customs Collector he would like to be Surveyor. Charles Campbell will not make a commitment.

      • P[eter] V. Daniel, Jr.,Richmond to [Charles] Campbell, 21 February 1853.. 9:6, Box-folder

        Encloses a letter from his father. Offers to recommend him to Gen. Pearce but doubts it will do any good.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [?], 23 February 1853.. 9:7, Box-folder

        Thanks him for hi help in getting him a patronage job; has read the Scarlet Letter; will not attend Henry Aylett's wedding; wants the job to give him "leisure for literary pursuits."

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to [?] [H. A. Washington], 12 March 1853.. 9:8, Box-folder

        Asks for help in applying to Secretary of Treasury for Customs office.

      • R. Gabrieley, Portsmouth, to [Charles Campbell?], 14 March 1853.. 9:9, Box-folder

        Will only have 4 students; asks for the letters of recommendation.

      • H[enry] A. Washington,Williamsburg to [Charles] Campbell, 16 March 1853.. 9:10, Box-folder

        Letter concerns the Richmond Club; has sent a letter to the Secretary, but fears it will not help [in Charles Campbell's getting a patronage job].

      • Richard Randolph, Washington to C[harles] Campbell, 21 March 1853.. 9:11, Box-folder

        Data on Blodget family.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Charles [Campbell], 22 March [?] 1853.. 9:12, Box-folder

        Aunt has been sick; misses him now that he is in Washington.

      • E[lliott] M. Braxton,Rich[mon]dto [Charles] Campbell, 23 March 1853.. 9:13, Box-folder

        Wants to help Charles Campbell in his application for the Collectorship at Petersburg.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Washington to Anna [Campbell],24 March 1853.. 9:14, Box-folder

        Describes his trip to Washington; is sightseeing in Washington and describes the city.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to James Campbell, 30 March 1853.. 9:15, Box-folder

        Recommends Richard Batte for Post Office Clerk.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to [?], 2 April 1853.. 9:16, Box-folder

        Asks about ancestry of Robert Beverley.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to [?], 13 April 1853.. 9:17, Box-folder

        Asks for information on Robert Beverley; plans to bring out a new edition of Beverley's History.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to William B. Beverley, Essex County, Virginia, 13 April 1853.. 9:18, Box-folder

        Asks for information on Robert Beverley.

      • William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 18 April 1853.. 9:19, Box-folder

        Received Charles Campbell's note. The librarian of the Richmond Library Company has no copy of their constitution and by-laws in print. Charles Campbell should write to the Young Men's Mercantile Library in New York for a copy of theirs. Has found the missing manuscripts.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [A. Hastings Grant], [New York], 5 May 1853.. 9:20, Box-folder

        He is interested in establishing a public library and requests a copy of his catalogue.

      • William B. Beverley, Blandfield to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 9 May 1853.. 9:21, Box-folder

        Sends information on Robert Beverley.

      • Tho[mas] S. Pleasants,Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 25 May 1853.. 9:22, Box-folder

        Accepts offer to become librarian of Petersburg Library Association.

      • Folder 23 does not exist in this collection..
      • A. Morris, Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 21 June 1853.. 9:24, Box-folder

        Pertains to size and finance of a proposed publication of Campbell's.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],[Shirley], 26 June 1853.. 9:25, Box-folder

        Family news; has been asked to write a book on the Colonial Governors of Virginia; Mr. McIllwaine and Richard have left for Ireland; Charles Campbell's school is quiet; will pick her up at Shirley on July 4.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to J. W. Randolph, 30 June 1853.. 9:26, Box-folder

        Possible republication of History of Virginiaproposed. Also, a project on all governors of Virginia, of which Campbell would write section on Colonial Governors. under consideration.

      • [Mary B. Carter] to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, [c. July 1853].. 9:27, Box-folder

        Sends her some figures, returns other items. She leaves Mr. Carter next Monday: does not like to do so but does not think her presence does him any good.

      • S. Hastings Grant, [New York] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 July 1853.. 9:28, Box-folder

        Catalogues were delayed at bindery but he sends one now. Inquires into progress of founding of Petersburg Library.

      • B. M. Dewitt, Charlottesville to [Charles Campbell], 9 July 1853.. 9:29, Box-folder

        Regrets Charles Campbell's decision, hopes he will reconsider, believes Charles Campbell best man to do The Old Sketches. Leaves length to Charles Campbell as well as content, 25-75 pages at $3 or more per page, if Charles Campbell promises to finish them by February 1.

      • Geo[rge] Fred[erick] Holmes,Richmond to Charles Campbell, 20 July 1853.. 9:30, Box-folder

        It appears that Mssrs. DeWitt and Morris are not going to publish the Lives of the Governors of Virginia. He will thus be happy to receive the work from Campbell and publish it.

      • Anna Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mrs. Philip M. Bunting, [?], 24 July 1853.. 9:31, Box-folder

        Will visit soon; has not been strong since Mary was born.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],[Shirley] to Mildred [W. Campbell],[pres-25 July 1853].. 9:32, Box-folder

        She has resolved to leave Shirley and her husband, in the hope of bringing him to a sense of his guilt and sin. Has received news that her son Robert will be coming home in three weeks. Other family news.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to [Mildred W. Campbell], 25 July 1853.. 9:33, Box-folder

        Expresses religious sentiments. She feels she is sinning by remaining at Shirley, but she cannot bring herself to leave her sinning husband. Family news. Rain is ruining wheat crop.

      • Geo[rge] Fred[erick] Holmes,Richmond to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 27 July 1853.. 9:34, Box-folder

        Inquires if he is writing an introductory "Colonial History of Virginia"for DeWitt's Lives of the Governors of Virginia. Such a sketch must be limited to 50 pages and submitted by 1 January 1854. Asks how much Campbell wishes to be paid for this effort.

      • Tho[mas] S. Gholson,Petersburg to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 1 August 1853.. 9:35, Box-folder

        Sends him lists of books to buy, but says they are incomplete.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], New York to Anna [Campbell],28 August 1853.. 9:36, Box-folder

        Saw the burning of the Steamboat Cherokee; describes his day in New York City; will join her soon.

      • [Charles Campbell], New York to [?], 29 August 1853.. 9:37, Box-folder

        Has visited some furniture stores looking for furniture for the Library. Two shipments of books will be sent tomorrow. Describes method of cataloguing and arranging the books. Describes the growth of New York City as "prodigious."

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Yonkers to Anna [Campbell],8 September 1853.. 9:38, Box-folder

        Is glad to be out of "hot, dusty, crowded, odiferous, noisy, expensive" New York City; has traveled the Hudson by steamboat; plans to go back to Virginia.

      • A. D. Banks [?] to [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, 15 September 1853.. 9:39, Box-folder

        Directing Campbell to being writing short articles.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Shirley to Charles [Campbell], [c. October 1853].. 9:40, Box-folder

        Hopes school is going well; baby is well; enjoying the country; thinks Quakers have a useful religion; cousin Mary not well.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 1 October 1853.. 9:41, Box-folder

        Asks them to make a bank draught on Peter Cogbill, treasurer of the Petersburg Library Association.

      • S. Hastings Grant, New York to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 12 October 1853.. 9:42, Box-folder

        Discusses various methods for cataloguing books and arranging them on the shelves.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to "cousin," 19 October 1853.. 9:43, Box-folder

        Enjoyed her visit; has been teaching; Charles Campbell is getting $50 per year from each student for classical instruction; Mary is walking and will be weaned soon.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Charles Folsom, [New York], 22 October 1853.. 9:44, Box-folder

        Says they are about to open a library and asks what best way to catalogue the books is.

      • Philip J. Forbes, New York to C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, 25 October 1853.. 9:45, Box-folder

        Suggests filing the books of the Petersburg Library under general subject headings rather than merely alphabetically by author. Suggests topical as well as alphabetical listing of books in the catalogue.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 14 November 1853.. 9:46, Box-folder

        Explains a confusion in buying books both from them and from Mr. Moffett for Petersburg Library. The Library is now all arranged and will open December 1.

      • William Maxwell, Richmond to Charles Campbell, 13 December 1853.. 9:47, Box-folder

        Mr. Grigsby has withdrawn his promise to speak at the next annual meeting. Requests Charles Campbell to come prepared to speak or read. Realizes is short notice, but knows Charles Campbell always has some article handy.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Editors of the Journal of Commerce,17 December 1853.. 9:48, Box-folder

        Would like to contribute articles for compensation. Up to them to decide if content consistent with their interests.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 27 December 1853.. 9:49, Box-folder

        Returns some books, most of which are duplicates sent to the Petersburg Library by mistake. Would prefer that a second edition of the History of Virginiabe printed in the regular way rather than stereotyped.

      • [Anna Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin," 28 December 1853.. 9:50, Box-folder

        Is sewing and making a "slightly Quakerish" dress for herself; will get a new nurse for Mary; has weaned Mary; sister Mary's baby is not well.

    • Letters, 1854.. 9:51-90, Box-folder
      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Eliza, 11 January 1854.. 9:51, Box-folder

        Data on Edward Hill; list of portraits at Berkley.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Robert Paton, [New York], 30 January 1854.. 9:52, Box-folder

        Places order for desks and chairs to seat 30.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],1 February 1854.. 9:53, Box-folder

        She returned to Shirley on 6 December 1853. Her husband continues to live in open sin, and tries to distract her from her own religious practices. Other family news. Frost has killed the wheat, and an attack of cholera is feared.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 10 February 1854.. 9:54, Box-folder

        Asks them to send a map with the next shipment of books. Asks them to get R. Paton to send the desks and chairs he ordered.

      • P[hilip] Slaughter,Fredericksburg to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 10 February 1854.. 9:55, Box-folder

        Inquires into a book sent to Campbell. He has been quite sick and so, for the foreseeable future, will be unable to deliver lectures. Sends congratulations on the opening of the Petersburg Library.

      • A[lexander] S. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], 24 February 1854.. 9:56, Box-folder

        Molly's health "middling". She would like to move away from the country, and for Aleck to take up law again.

      • R. Baird, New York to [Charles] Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 24 February 1854.. 9:57, Box-folder

        Would like to give a lecture series on Europe; asks Charles Campbell to publicize it.

      • Notice that Charles Campbell has been elected an Honorary Member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 4 March 1854.. 9:58, Box-folder

        Signed by Lyman C. Draper.

      • Charles Campbell, [Petersburg] to Thomas S. Gholson, [Petersburg], 7 March 1854.. 9:59, Box-folder

        Encloses some statement on books in the Petersburg Library to be used in preparing the Annual Report.

      • Charles Campbell, Thomas Gholson, and A. B. Van Zandt, Petersburg to Matthew F. Maury, 7 March 1854.. 9:60, Box-folder

        Letter in Campbell's hand. Glad to hear he will deliver lecture; they will publicize the topic if he tells them what it is.

      • Thomas Balch, Philadelphia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 March 1854.. 9:61, Box-folder

        Wishes information, but prefers to ask if Charles Campbell is willing to help, before actually writing questions.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],11 March 1854.. 9:62, Box-folder

        Has refrained from sending food promised for fear of it spoiling in unusually warm weather. Family, social news. Hopes to see her at Easter.

      • R. Baird, Norfolk, [Virginia] to [Charles] Campbell, [Petersburg, Virginia], 13 March 1854.. 9:63, Box-folder

        Will lecture before the Library Association.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Lyman C. Draper, [Madison, Wisconsin], 21 March 1854.. 9:64, Box-folder

        Expresses surprise and regret that his work on the pioneers and George Rogers Clark has yet to be published. The Virginia Historical Society is gaining ground, but publication of the Historical Registerhas been suspended.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Rev. Dr. Baird, 28 March 1854.. 9:65, Box-folder

        On Baird's lecture series.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to John Tyler, 31 March 1854.. 9:66, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his letter accepting invitation to speak. Proposes John Tyler to speak on the 4th or 5th of May.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 31 March 1854.. 9:67, Box-folder

        Encloses bank draft in payment of his bill to Robert Paton.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 31 March 1854.. 9:68, Box-folder

        Encloses bank draft in payment of his bill to Robert Paton. Asks if catalogue of Petersburg Library could be printed by then.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Robert] Paton,[New York], 31 March 1854.. 9:69, Box-folder

        He paid D. Appleton and Co. the money necessary to cover his bill for school furniture.

      • M[ary] B. Carterto Mildred [W. Campbell],[April ? 1854].. 9:70, Box-folder

        All are disappointed she has not come to see them. Encloses $10, asks her to buy some raisins and almonds.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to J. W. Randolph, 14 April 1854.. 9:71, Box-folder

        Discussion of Randolph's projected reprinting of old histories of Virginia (Smith's, Beverley's, Burks's).

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., 25 April 1854.. 9:72, Box-folder

        Encloses bank draft for payment of his outstanding bills to them.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to [Charles Campbell], [Petersburg], 5 May 1854.. 9:73, Box-folder

        Returns, with thanks, a scrapbook he had borrowed. Thanks him for report of Virginia Historical Society library, and praises the work done there.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg to G[eorge] W. Randolph,Petersburg, 13 May 1854.. 9:74, Box-folder

        Has received his bill; payment will be forwarded shortly. Has not seen his new edition of Jefferson's Notes on Virginia.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to J. W. Randolph, 28 May 1854.. 9:75, Box-folder

        Discussion of Campbell's opinions on how a reprint of Beverley's History of Virginiashould be edited and/or modernized.

      • A. E. Peticolas to [?], 30 May 1854.. 9:76, Box-folder

        Sends a "most reliable and healthy virus."

      • Callaway Campbell, Spottswood Farm, Warrenton, Virginia to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,10 June 1854.. 9:77, Box-folder

        Has a cold; thought Montague would be sent to prison; helped Uncle Aleck build a hen house.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],26 June [1854].. 9:78, Box-folder

        Inquires after health of Charles' wife, Anna. Family news; social news.

      • Lyman C. Draper, Madison, Wisconsin to Ch[arle]s Campbell, Petersburg, 29 July 1854.. 9:79, Box-folder

        Has been corresponding with Benson J. Loosing in an effort to join him in writing a book. A work on Daniel Boone is about 2/3 completed.

      • Anna Campbell, Shirley, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 26 September 1854.. 9:80, Box-folder

        Mary is talking; Cally going to Petersburg; baby is well.

      • Anna C[ampbell],to "cousin," [October c. 1854].. 9:81, Box-folder

        Has been home about a month; Miss E. Wilson is staying with her until after her "sickness."

      • Anna Campbell, Shirley to Charles [Campbell], 1 October 1854.. 9:82, Box-folder

        Misses him; children are well; Charles Campbell's school begins; Cally well.

      • Callaway [Campbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Grandma [Mildred Walker Campbell], 17 October 1854.. 9:83, Box-folder

        Does not think it worth while to buy a membership certificate for the agricultural fair for Uncle Aleck; asks Mildred Walker Campbell to get fowls for him for the fair; Jimmy Parum, the carpenter, will make a coop; asks Mildred Walker Campbell to come for the fair.

      • Henry Kernot [?], New York to C[harles] Campbell, [Petersburg], 19 October 1854.. 9:84, Box-folder

        Has sent him [D. Appleton and Co.] a copy of their latest catalogue, and asks him to put a notice of it in a Petersburg paper.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Thomas H. Wynne, Richmond, 27 October 1854.. 9:85, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of manuscripts he sent. They have engaged enough lecturers for the season, including William H. McGuffey. Talks of proper payment for articles published in the Messenger.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],8 November 1854.. 9:86, Box-folder

        Just returned from trip to Petersburg. Heard three sermons while there. Social new from Shirley. She has been suffering from headaches. Encloses $20; asks her to buy some things.

      • Henry A. Wise, Ouancock, Virginia to A. B. Van Zandt, [Petersburg], 11 November 1854.. 9:87, Box-folder

        He will not be able to deliver a lecture on December 13. He will try to prepare a lecture for another time.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 22 November 1854.. 9:88, Box-folder

        On Campbell's suggestion, he will contact a Bishop Potter about giving a lecture to the Virginia Historical Society in January.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, 3 December 1854.. 9:89, Box-folder

        Gives list of lecturers before Smithson[ian] Institutionthis winter; hopes to get one or two before Virginia Historical Society.

      • Tho[ma]s Gholsonand A. B. Van Zandt, Petersburg to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 December 1854.. 9:90, Box-folder

        They ask him to deliver a lecture for the Petersburg Library Association.

    • Letters, 1855.. 9-10, Box
      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles Campbell], 31 January 1855.. 9:91, Box-folder

        Wants to sell his daguerreotype apparatus.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 31 January 1855.. 9:92, Box-folder

        Informs him that John M. Daniel's library is about to be sold at auction; suggests buying some for Petersburg City Library. Gives news of some up-coming lectures.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 28 February 1855.. 9:93, Box-folder

        Asks them to send and bill him for the listed items.

      • [Anna Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin," 5 March 1855.. 9:94, Box-folder

        Has new servants and pays $100 per year for 3 servants; Charles Campbell has 25 students.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to D. Appleton and Co., [New York], 6 March 1855.. 9:95, Box-folder

        Requests they forward outstanding bills. Explains confusion over the non-payment of them.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to P[hilip] Slaughter,19 March 1855.. 9:96, Box-folder

        Pleased to hear he is going to edit [Hugh] Jones' "Present State".

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Thomas S. Gholson, [Petersburg], 22 March 1855.. 9:97, Box-folder

        Acknowledges his re-election, but resigns his position on the Board of Managers of the Petersburg Library.

      • Callaway Campbell, New York to "Grandma" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 5 April 1855.. 9:98, Box-folder

        Has arrived safely in New York and is staying at the Astor House near Barnum's Museum; New York City is "hurry, bustle and confusion"; does not like having a room on an upper floor, visited Barnum's Museum; saw Campbell in Richmond.

      • J. Dudley Pendleton, Columbia, Fluvanna County, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 11 April 1855.. 9:99, Box-folder

        Asks questions about Robert Beverley.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, Virginia to J. D. Pendleton, 21 April 1855.. 9:100, Box-folder

        Is still seeking information on the Beverleys.

      • Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,23 April 1855.. 9:101, Box-folder

        Sorry that he would not see Campbell; garden is well; chicks have hatched.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to [Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg], 23 April 1855.. 9:102, Box-folder

        Her son Fitz and his wife are there, both ill. Family, domestic news. Asks her to buy some things for her and send them.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 27 April 1855.. 9:103, Box-folder

        Sends a copy of the Journal of Braddock's Ward, which he has not yet had the chance to read. Has also acquired a coy of The History of the Mason and Dixon Line, which he offers to lend Campbell at any time.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to Thomas H. Wynne, [Richmond], 29 April 1855.. 9:104, Box-folder

        Has read some of the material sent him, including an interesting article on the rise of the Know Nothing party. Is sorry to report to failing condition of the Virginia Historical Society.

      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles] Campbell, 26 May 1855.. 9:105, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his help.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleaveland to "Grandma" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 10 June 1855.. 9:106, Box-folder

        Is enjoying his stay at Cleaveland; Uncle Tom is awaiting the outcome of his lawsuit; Barkley McGhee has been drinking hard lately and his mind was affected by it.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland, [Tennessee] to Mother [Anna Campbell], 13 June 1855.. 9:107, Box-folder

        Will visit the copper mines; visited Aunt Rebecca.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,Petersburg, Virginia, 19 June 1855.. 9:108, Box-folder

        Uncle Tom won his law suit for $259,000 and is now suing a mining company; his pocket was picked; will go to Chota; Know Nothings and Democrats are contesting the Gubernatorial election; unusual locusts at Cleveland.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Trenton to Charles [Campbell], [c. July 1855].. 9:109, Box-folder

        Mary has been sick; Nanny learning to talk; normal school opened; needs money; rooms should be whitewashed; decided not to go to sister Mary's.

      • [Charles Campbell] has deposited $1500 in the bank, 14 July 1855.. 9:110, Box-folder
      • C[allaway] Campbell,Comasanga, Georgia to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,[c. August 1855].. 10:1, Box-folder

        Is no longer planning to visit Virginia; has visited Chota; Mary McPhee "is quite a business woman"; thinking about settling in Georgia; will send $76.

      • Cal[laway] Campbell,Cleveland, Tennessee to Grandma [Mildred Walker Campbell], 23 August [c. 1855].. 10:2, Box-folder

        Has been visiting Uncle Tom's farm; will visit Chota; will visit Rhea previous hitCounty next hit Springs.

      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles] Campbell, 24 August 1855.. 10:3, Box-folder

        Disease in Norfolk.

      • Charles Campbell to Anna Campbell, Shirley, [c. September 1855].. 10:4, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell's school starts the next day; social news.

      • B. T. Tinsley, Richmond, [Virginia] to Ch[arle]s Campbell, 10 September 1855.. 10:5, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his care of a sick man.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to "cousin," 16 September 1855.. 10:6, Box-folder

        Sympathy letter on Richard's death; helped a stranger with yellow fever.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],25 September 1855.. 10:7, Box-folder

        Family news; cargo of guano arrived in Petersburg; will pick her up next week.

      • C[harles] Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Callaway Campbell, [Chota, Tennessee], 27 September 1855.. 10:8, Box-folder

        Yellow fever epidemic at Norfolk; school begins soon; teaching is a hard life; Mr. Maben in poor health.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,28 September 1855.. 10:9, Box-folder

        Does not expect John Maben to be well again; will visit Chota; does not want his fowls sold; asks for an Express, an Intelligencer, and a South Side.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],30 September 1855.. 10:10, Box-folder

        Family news; is enjoying the peace and quiet; has 25 boys in his school.

      • Anna [Campbell],Shirley to Charles [Campbell], 3 October 1855.. 10:11, Box-folder

        Everyone well; house cleaning instructions.

      • G. F. H. Prockett [?], Chapel Hill, North Carolina to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 10 October 1855.. 10:12, Box-folder

        Offers to deliver a lecture to the Petersburg Library on "The Necessity of Revelation to the Knowledge of the Existence of God, Spirit, and Immortality."

      • Cal[laway] Campbell,Cleveland to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,13 October 1855.. 10:13, Box-folder

        Went to visit Uncle Tom's copper mines.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland, Tennessee to M[ildred] W[alker] C[ampbell],26 [c. October 1855].. 10:14, Box-folder

        Has visited Chota and the copper mines; two cousins are digging gold in California; family news.

      • Call[away] Campbell,Cleveland, Tennessee to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,4 November 1855.. 10:15, Box-folder

        Will start for Petersburg soon; she should keep his fowls and not give them away.

      • Tho[ma]s H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, 9 November 1855.. 10:16, Box-folder

        Is sorry not to have seen him recently. Has met with Dr. John McCabe, who is preparing a work on the churches of Virginia. Asks some historical questions. Asks him to send him a recent edition of the Southern Literary Messenger.

      • Anna [Campbell][?], Trenton to "cousin." William is leaving for the South; may be visiting, 12 November 1855.. 10:17, Box-folder
      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles] Campbell, 13 November 1855.. 10:18, Box-folder

        Needs money.

      • Henry Barnard, Hartford, Connecticut to [Charles Campbell], 5 December 1855.. 10:19, Box-folder

        Will send him information on Ezekiel Cheever, foremost of early New England school-masters, and asks for information about a similar person in Virginia. Inquires in possibility of getting some Virginia subscribers to American Journal of Education.

    • Letters, 1856.. 10:20-61, Box-folder
      • Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to "Grandma" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 3 February 1856.. 10:20, Box-folder

        Joe, [a slave], has the chills.

      • Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to M[ildred] W[alker] C[ampbell],9 February 1856.. 10:21, Box-folder

        Uncle Aleck giving up farming.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Rev. Bishop Meade, 7 April 1856.. 10:22, Box-folder

        Traces Gov. Spottswood's parentage to correct factual error committed by Meade in a published article.

      • Anna Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin," 20 April 1856.. 10:23, Box-folder

        Has been working in the garden; is pregnant but hopes to visit; children had whooping cough.

      • Horatio Gates Jones, Philadelphia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 15 May 1856.. 10:24, Box-folder

        Elected to Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

      • Charles Campbell, [Pet]ersburg,[Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],23 May 1856.. 10:25, Box-folder

        She arrived in New York but was seasick; family news.

      • Anna C[ampbell],New York to Charles [Campbell], 26 May 1856.. 10:26, Box-folder

        Sightseeing in New York; Quakers are having a meeting and she expects to see old friends.

      • Anna Campbell, New York to Charles [Campbell], June 1856.. 10:27, Box-folder

        Is well; wants to hire a servant girl; housecleaning instructions; has been to friends meeting and heard Rachel Barker preach.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna [Campbell],[New York], 1 June 1856.. 10:28, Box-folder

        Baptists are holding twice-a-day meetings; family news; wheat suffering from Hessian Fly and Chinch Bug.

      • Anna C[ampbell],New York to Charles [Campbell], 4 June 1856.. 10:29, Box-folder

        Children are well; cousin Elwood is planning to raise frogs for the New York market.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],8 June 1856.. 10:30, Box-folder

        Family news.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Robert R. Collier, 12 June 1856.. 10:31, Box-folder

        Question of school policy for Anderson Seminary, whether to follow the terms of the Endowment strictly.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],15 June 1856.. 10:32, Box-folder

        Report on his garden; domestic news; Dr. George Varnum is visiting; family news.

      • A[lexander] S. C[ampbell],[Warrenton] to [Mildred W. Campbell], [Petersburg], 18 June 1856.. 10:33, Box-folder

        Johnny arrived home last Saturday. Asks her to come and visit.

      • C[harles] C[ampell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],[Rahway], 22 June 1856.. 10:34, Box-folder

        Family news; went to see the model farm; warns her against using homeopathy or allopathy; worries about her health.

      • Anna Campbell, Pokeepsie [Poughkeepsie], [New York] to Charles [Campbell], 24 June 1856.. 10:35, Box-folder

        Saw dentist about Charles Campbell's teeth-false teeth would cost $40; hopes to have the baby before August; housecleaning instructions.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],27 June 1856.. 10:36, Box-folder

        Cannot afford to have two sets of teeth made; worries about her health and pregnancy; domestic news; weather is "very close demagnetized nights"; Mary Henley McGhee's husband committed suicide.

      • Anna Campbell, Pokeepsie [Poughkeepsie], [New York] to Charles [Campbell], 29 June 1856.. 10:37, Box-folder

        Children are well; did not get the servant girl; expects the baby in early August; honeymoon couple going to Magra; house cleaning instructions.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna Campbell, 1 July 1856.. 10:38, Box-folder

        Hot weather; has had his last two teeth pulled and expects to get false teeth in 5 months; domestic news.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],5 July 1856.. 10:39, Box-folder

        Worries about her pregnancy; family news; went to Presbyterian Sunday School picnic.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Pokeepsie [Poughkeepsie], [New York] to Charles [Campbell], 7 July 1856.. 10:40, Box-folder

        Mary has toothache; Charles Campbell's school almost over; children are well; 4th of July was quiet.

      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles] Campbell, 7 July 1856.. 10:41, Box-folder

        Has a job; needs money.

      • Anna Campbell, Trenton, [New Jersey] to Charles [Campbell], 10 July 1856.. 10:42, Box-folder

        Traveled by water carriage and railroad; visiting in Rahway and enjoying the weather.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell], 13 July 1856.. 10:43, Box-folder

        Domestic news.

      • Pasquale Vassetti, Portsmouth to [Charles] Campbell, 19 July 1856.. 10:44, Box-folder

        Needs help getting a job.

      • N. B. Webster, Portsmouth, Virginia to Charles Campbell, 21 July 1856.. 10:45, Box-folder

        Vassetti is doing well; Collegiate Institute flourishing.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna [Campbell],[Trenton], 22 July 1856.. 10:46, Box-folder

        Plans to pick her up and bring her home well before the baby is due; domestic news.

      • Anna C[ampbell],[New Jersey] to Charles [Campbell], 22 July 1856.. 10:47, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell might like the Trenton dentist better than the New York dentist; unsure when the baby is due but would like to be home for the delivery.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna [Campbell],25 July 1856.. 10:48, Box-folder

        Has gotten Miss Eliza Wilson to help Anna Campbell through her confinement; his school year-is over.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland, [Tennessee] to "Pa" [Charles Campbell], 29 July 1856.. 10:49, Box-folder

        Mary McGhee has not recovered from Barkley's death [suicide]; news of the Henley family; Henley boys in California are making $10-15 a day each.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, Virginia to Anna [Campbell],30 July 1856.. 10:50, Box-folder

        Plans for Anna Campbell's trip back to Virginia.

      • Mildred W[alker] Campbell, Petersburg to Anna [Campbell],31 July 1856.. 10:51, Box-folder

        Mildred Walker Campbell planning to start a school; Miss Eliza Wilson will arrive to nurse Anna Campbell.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],1 August 1856.. 10:52, Box-folder

        Will leave Virginia to pick her up; domestic news.

      • A[nna] C[ampbell]to Charles [Campbell], 5 August 1856.. 10:53, Box-folder

        Has written to Eliza Wilson; children have been sick; looking forward to seeing him.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte, Virginia to Charles Campbell, 3 September 1856.. 10:54, Box-folder

        Discusses Richard Henry Lee's participation in the convention of 1776. He is currently working on his history of the convention of 1788.

      • W[illia]m T. Joynes[?], Petersburg, [Virginia] to C[harles] Campbell, 1 October 1856.. 10:55, Box-folder

        His son Thomas is Charles Campbell's pupil, against him starting Latin, does not want him working too hard.

      • Anna Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin" [Charles], 13 November 1856.. 10:56, Box-folder

        Sympathy on death of Louisa; has a baby boy.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to H[ugh] B. Grigsby,[Norfolk], 17 November 1856.. 10:57, Box-folder

        Sends him information on an ancestor of the Randolph family.

      • Callaway Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Mildred W[alker] Campbell,24 November 1856.. 10:58, Box-folder

        Arrived safely in Petersburg; Falconer sentenced to two years in prison for stealing railroad money; Jenny getting married.

      • William V. Wells, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 26 November 1856.. 10:59, Box-folder

        Looking for information on Samuel Adams.

      • William V. Wells, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 6 December 1856.. 10:60, Box-folder

        Thanks him for his help on Virginia history.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Norfolk to [Charles Campbell], 15 December 1856.. 10:61, Box-folder

        Offers to make suggestions and corrections of a future edition of the History of Virginia. Encourages production of a new edition.

    • Letters, 1857.. 10:62-75, Box-folder
      • Anna Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin," 22 February 1857.. 10:62, Box-folder

        Has been sick and cures sore throat with lager beer; Charles Campbell's school is very small; is tired of living in a slave state; Charles Campbell not making much money.

      • David Winge, Marengo, Alabama, to Charles Campbell, 4 April 1857.. 10:63, Box-folder

        Subscription business.

      • C. Benjamin Richardson, Boston to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 21 May 1857.. 10:64, Box-folder

        Received Charles Campbell's of the 18th. Send back issues of the Historical Magazine. Hopes Charles Campbell will show magazine to interested people. Started by member of local historical societies to aid members and students.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Petersburg, Virginia to "cousin," 11 August 1857.. 10:65, Box-folder

        She is well; Charles Campbell gave up his school.

      • Bishop William Meade, Millwood to Charles Campbell, 14 August [18]57.. 10:66, Box-folder

        Sends two almanacs.

      • Cal[laway] Campbell,Hampden Sydney to "Grandma" [Mildred Walker Campbell], 27 September [1857].. 10:67, Box-folder

        Has a blister from exercising too hard on the bars in the gym; is studying Latin and chemistry; rooms at the college and eats at Capt. John Smith's; have about 100 students; has joined the Phip Society; Charles Martin is head of the college.

      • John R. Kilby, Suffolk, to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 22 October 1857.. 10:68, Box-folder

        Subscribed to History of Virginia.

      • C al[laway] Campbell,Cohuttah Springs, Murray County, Georgia to G[randmother][Mildred Walker Campbell], 30 October 1857.. 10:69, Box-folder

        Does not know when he will get to Virginia; went to a fair at Cleveland; expects to sell his Toqua farm; advises Uncle Aleck to go west since "the West is filling up rapidly"; Father is teaching at Anderson Seminary, but Charles Campbell "never was calculated for a teacher- he will have to abandon his system of corporal punishment before he can succeed"; has read about the Harper's Ferry riot and it may be the beginning of civil war.

      • John R[andolph] Tucker,Richmond to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 30 October 1857.. 10:70, Box-folder

        Will be unable to deliver a lecture.

      • Callaway Campbell, Hampden Sydney to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,3 November 1857.. 10:71, Box-folder

        Religious revival in progress at the college and has had good preaching from D. Smith, Hoge, and Dabney; has not been studying hard; went hunting.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to Hugh B. Grigsby, [Norfolk], 9 November 1857.. 10:72, Box-folder

        Encloses information on Patrick Henry and his opinions of the Alien and Sedition laws. Sends him copies of letters of delegates to Convention of 1788.

      • W[illia]m S. Plumer,Alleghany [Allegheny], Pennsylvania to [Charles Campbell, Petersburg], 17 November 1857.. 10:73, Box-folder

        Will be happy to deliver a lecture to the Petersburg Library Association in December.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Norfolk to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 8 December 1857.. 10:74, Box-folder

        Is working on a history of the Virginia ratification Convention of 1788, and thanks him for the offer of some manuscripts. Criticizes the writings against him of "R.R.".

      • W[illia]m H[olmes]McGuffey to Charles Campbell, 26 December 1857.. 10:75, Box-folder

        He is unable to recommend anyone to direct a school which Campbell had proposed.

    • Letters, 1858.. 10-11, Box
      • [Anna Campbell] to [Charles Campbell], 1858.. 10:76, Box-folder

        Plans for her school.

      • Charles Campbell's membership certificate of the Maryland Historical Society, 7 January 1858.. 10:77, Box-folder
      • A[lexander] S. Campbellto Charles [Campbell], 21 January 1858.. 10:78, Box-folder

        Has been building an office, besides working farm. Suggests he give up teaching and exert efforts to get a job from President Buchanan.

      • E. A. Dalrymple, Baltimore, [Maryland] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia, 10 February 1858.. 10:79, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell elected a corresponding member of the Maryland Historical Society.

      • Mildred W. Campbell, Marlbourn[e]to Charles [Campbell], 27 February 1858.. 10:80, Box-folder

        Sends copy of Martha Washington letter in Mr. Ruffin's book of old letters. Also: copy of Martha Washington Letter.

      • Edward Everett, Washington to Charles Campbell, 7 March 1858.. 10:81, Box-folder

        Printed regret for not accepting Charles Campbell's invitation to speak.

      • W[illia]m G. Palmer,Richmond, [Virginia] to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia], 19 March 1858.. 10:82, Box-folder

        Asks Charles Campbell to help recruit members for Virginia Historical Society to revive its "now drooping energies".

      • Mildred W. Campbell, Marlbourne to Charles [Campbell], 20 March 1858.. 10:83, Box-folder

        Deliberate fire set in neighbor's barn. Inquiring if he wants any old magazines she has acquired.

      • Benson J. Lossing, New York to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 27 March 1858.. 10:84, Box-folder

        Traveling and remarriage has delayed responding to Campbell's letter of 30 January. Is glad to hear of a revised and enlarged History of Virginiaforthcoming, and is confident some of the illustrations in his own Field Book of the Revolutioncould be used in it.

      • Benson J. Lossing, Poughkeepsie, New York to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 1 April 1858.. 10:85, Box-folder

        Now is not a favorable time to publish a new book, but he thinks the times will be better by September. Harper and Brothers Publishers have some illustrations which might be used in it.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg to B[enson] J. Lossing,[Poughkeepsie, New York], 24 April 1858.. 10:86, Box-folder

        Sends him some original manuscripts to aid him in his research. Makes suggestions on other things he might examine. Asks that they be returned, as he wishes to give them to the Virginia Historical Society.

      • C. Benjamin Richardson. Prospectus of the second volume of the Historical Magazine, and opinions of the press on it, 1 May 1858.. 10:87, Box-folder

        Charles Campbell listed as a contributor to the first volume.

      • Callaway Campbell, Hampden Sydney to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,5 May 1858.. 10:88, Box-folder

        Will go to Petersburg June 15, and then to Tennessee; considering UVA for law studies; Charles Campbell a candidate for history professor at William and Mary, wants a new coat for a party.

      • Callaway Campbell, Hampden Sydney to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,17 May 1858.. 10:89, Box-folder

        Received her letter via Mr. McIlvaine; wants new clothes; only two students graduating from the seminary; Charles Campbell did not get William and Mary professorship.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],[Shirley], 21 May 1858.. 10:90, Box-folder

        Misses Anna Campbell; Charles Campbell's influenza is better.

      • George Ripley, New York to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 22 May 1858.. 10:91, Box-folder

        Prom office of N. A. Cyclopedia pertaining to Campbell's intent to write articles for the Cyclopedia.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Shirley to Charles [Campbell], 30 May 1858.. 10:92, Box-folder

        Asks him to come take her home; is reading a life of Aaron Burr.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte, Virginia to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, [Before June 1858].. 10:93, Box-folder

        Is very glad to hear of the forthcoming new edition of the History of Virginia.

      • M[ary] B. Carter,Shirley to M[ildred] W. Campbell,Petersburg, 21 June [1858][?].. 10:94, Box-folder

        Introduces Mr. Murdaugh, a friend of son Robert, to her. He is traveling to Petersburg with two other Navy officers.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Norfolk to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 27 June 1858.. 10:95, Box-folder

        Regrets that illness prevents him from reading over his manuscript. Suggests he inquire about having it published by a Northern publishing house. He will be in Williamsburg soon; asks to meet him there.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Alexander S. Campbell], 28 June 1858.. 10:96, Box-folder

        Will leave for his house on July 3rd. Callaway going to Tennessee next month, and will take possession of his estate. Predicts that trans-Atlantic cable will bust.

      • W. Winston Fontaine, Fontaine Bleau to Charles Campbell, 28 June 1858.. 10:97, Box-folder

        Is collecting Indian relics; asks for Spotswood genealogy and the Macons.

      • Callaway Campbell, Cleveland, Tennessee to M[ildred] W[alker] Campbell,12 July 1858.. 10:98, Box-folder

        Uncle Tom leaving Cleveland for Georgia; Mary McGhee thinking of moving to Cleveland.

      • Judney and Russell, New York publishers to Charles Campbell, Warrenton, 14 July 1858.. 10:99, Box-folder

        Received Charles Campbell's of 9th. Are taking Irving's Life of Washingtonin octavo for guide. Would be pleased to do the work, 100 copies will cost $836, not including small type for notes.

      • M[ary] B. C[arter],Shirley to Mildred [W. Campbell],17 July 1858.. 10:100, Box-folder

        Invites her to spend Fall with her. Her husband not well, and will not be at home much. Family news.

      • J. K. Tefft, Savannah to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 20 July 1858.. 10:101, Box-folder

        Acknowledges receipt of letter and enclosures; apologized for not having written sooner. Is glad to learn of new edition of the History of Virginia.

      • [Charles Campbell], Warrenton to H[ugh] B. Grigsby,[Charlotte, Court House?], 25 July 1858.. 10:102, Box-folder

        Has made arrangements with a New York publisher. Would appreciate his review of his manuscripts, and will send it when done.

      • Charles Campbell, Warrenton to J. G. Ghislelin, Jr., [Norfolk], 26 July 1858.. 10:103, Box-folder

        Campbell seeking a publisher for 2nd edition of History of Virginia. Ghislelin to be an agent if a publisher secured.

      • Charles Campbell, Warrenton to Hugh B. Grigsby, [Charlotte Court House], 26 July 1858.. 10:104, Box-folder

        Has received estimates on the cost of publishing the new edition of the History. Intends to have it finished by the Fall but is uncertain as to whether he will find a publisher. Would appreciate his review of his manuscript.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte, Virginia to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 27 July 1858.. 10:105, Box-folder

        Makes suggestions and corrections on the manuscript of the History of Virginia.

      • [Charles Campbell], Warrenton, Virginia to [?], 2 August 1858.. 11:1, Box-folder

        Received letter of the 27th; glad for corrections and suggestions. Would like to see his manuscript. Would like to visit to discuss history. No claim to being a "Virginia historian," only wrote Introduction to the History of the Colony of Virginia. Discussion of Randolph genealogy. Few Virginia families descended from titled or landed gentry.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte, Virginia to [Charles Campbell], 12 August 1858.. 11:2, Box-folder

        Makes a correction and clarification of something in the History. Is having difficulty with his publisher, but is busy with his work on the Convention of 1788.

      • D. Appleton & Co., [publisher], New York to [Charles Campbell], 16 August 1858.. 11:3, Box-folder

        Terms of publication of History of Virginia. Not a lucrative offer.

      • Charles Campbell, Warrenton to Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte Court House, 22 August 1858.. 11:4, Box-folder

        Gives information of the Bullett family, in-laws of his brother. Two Northern publishers have declined to publish the second edition of his History of Virginia.

      • [Charles Campbell], Warrenton to [?], 23 August 1858.. 11:5, Box-folder

        Discussion of previous hitMecklenburg next hit Resolutions. May not have power for corrections; two New York publishers have refused a second edition; subscriptions possible, but not desirable. Thanks for copy of The Dead of the Chapel of William and Mary, is valuable and will make reference to it. Questions on Randolph's and Bacon's Castle.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte, Virginia to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 30 August 1858.. 11:6, Box-folder

        Gives information of his arrangements with his publisher. Speaks of various historical figures.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell],Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],6 September 1858.. 11:7, Box-folder

        Describes a trip to Richmond; family news; visited the new Post Office and Custom House, the Historical Society and State Library.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia to Anna [Campbell],10 September 1858.. 11:8, Box-folder

        Plans to resign from the Anderson Seminary; local news.

      • Anna C[ampbell],Fauquier County, Virginia to "cousin", 13 September 1858.. 11:9, Box-folder

        Has been in Fauquier since July; has been teaching; Charles Campbell unemployed; brother William very weak.

      • Cal[laway] Campbell,Cleveland, [Tennessee] to Pennsylvania [Charles Campbell], 16 September 1858.. 11:10, Box-folder

        Sends a check for $200; expects to visit Virginia in October.

      • [Charles Campbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],20 September 1858.. 11:11, Box-folder

        Will see her soon.

      • C[harles] C[ampbell], Petersburg, [Virginia] to Anna [Campbell],20 September 1858.. 11:12, Box-folder

        Will meet her in Richmond.

      • Mildred W. Campbell, Petersburg to Anna Campbell, Warrenton, 20 September 1858.. 11:13, Box-folder

        Encloses $25 as means of her returning to Petersburg.

      • Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte Court House to Charles Campbell, Petersburg, 22 September 1858.. 11:14, Box-folder

        Discusses a Nathaniel Bacon, who he thinks was not the rebel. Discusses Patrick Henry and says he was definitely not a demagogue. Gives information on Henry's family.

      • Con[way] Robinson,Washington to Ch[arle]s Campbell, [Petersburg], 29 September 1858.. 11:15, Box-folder

        Is glad to hear of forth-coming new edition of the History of Virginiabut doubts that it will be a financial success. Advises him to seek advice from Hugh Grigsby on publishing.

      • Charles Campbell, 30 September 1858.. 11:16, Box-folder

        A subscription list for a new edition of A History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.

      • List of subscribers to Charles Campbell's History of Virginia, 30 September 1858.. 11:17, Box-folder
      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to J. D. Ghiselin, Jr., [Norfolk], 5 October 1858.. 11:18, Box-folder

        Subscription business about 2nd edition of History of Virginia.

      • P[eter] V. Daniel,Washington to Charles Campbell, 7 October 1858.. 11:19, Box-folder

        Although inexperienced, he will be glad to help in gathering subscriptions for his book. Decries Yankee control of the printed media. Compares the Southern Literary Messengerfavorably to the "vapid inanity" of Harper's Magazine.

      • W. S. Rohr, Harrisonburg, Virginia to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 8 October 1858.. 11:20, Box-folder

        Subscribed to History of Virginia.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Hugh B. Grigsby], 8 October 1858.. 11:21, Box-folder

        The new edition of the History of Virginiawill be sold by subscription; asks if he will help in getting subscribers. Suggests their combining to publish a paper "divested of party politics."

      • William J. Bolling, Louisville, Mississippi, to Charles Campbell, 12 October 1858.. 11:22, Box-folder

        Another subscriber to list for Campbell's History of Virginia.

      • A. Alexander Little, Fredericksburg to Charles Campbell. 13 October 1858.. 11:23, Box-folder

        Subscription business. Discussion of editing the Intelligencer.

      • N. F. Cabell, Warminster, Nelson County to Charles Campbell, 14 October 1858.. 11:24, Box-folder

        Since Charles Campbell is issuing a 2nd edition of his History of Virginia. He tells him of possible source materials; Lee Papers in poor condition, and are about 900 pieces.

      • Charles Campbell, Petersburg to [Hugh B. Grigsby], 15 October 1858.. 11:25, Box-folder

        Sends a prospectus of the new edition of the History. Speaks of financial arrangements for his work on it.

      • Tho[mas] H. Wynne,Richmond to Charles Campbell, [Petersburg], 15 October 1858.. 11:26, Box-folder

        Is glad to learn of forthcoming new edition of the History of Virginia. Suggests having it published by a northern publishing house, rather than having it sold only by subscription.