The collection contains photographs, chiefly of Colwell family members and the Ely, Nevada area; a genealogy of the Calwell family compiled by Raymond Gardiner Colwell; diaries by Walton Colwell (1889), Clifford H. Colwell (1889), and Alfred B. Colwell (1892-1893); biographical information on Alfred B. Colwell by Raymond Gardiner Colwell; reminiscences of childhood by Pearl O'Brien Colwell; and miscellaneous materials related to the Colwell family
Correspondence, bills, receipts, notes, and other papers, of Silas Talbot (1751-1813), merchant, U.S. naval officer (commander of U.S.S. CONSTITUTION), and U.S. representative from New York, and other members of the Talbot family, particularly George W., Theodore Foster, Henry, Charles N., Charles R., George A., and Violetta Talbot -- Includes letters to Silas Talbot from his son, Theodore Foster Talbot, chronicling his college days, early married life, and early career; letters from George W. Talbot to Charles N. Bancher discussing domestic and business affairs; letters from the late 19th and early 20th centures; and Talbot genealogy
Correspondence, accounts, account books, bills, receipts, genealogical notes, and printed material reflecting Talbot's career, especially his command of the U.S.S. Constitution (1798-1801) -- Other subjects include the impressment of American sailors by the British Navy; activities as U.S. agent in the West Indies assisting American seamen; captain of the privateer ship General Washington (1780), and his supervision of the outfitting of the sloop Hawk (1778), the U.S.S. Constitution (1798, 1800), and the ship George Washington (1798) which was purchased by the U.S. Navy and under the Talbot's authority converted into a sloop which was used during the quasi-war with France (1797-1801). Printed materials include a preliminary printing of "Rules for the Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies", thought to be a draft version of the rules adopted by the Continental Congress (1775 Nov. 18) and two broadsides relating to uniforms for the U.S. Navy (1797, 1798). Correspondents include ... Read More
Hand written genealogy documents several generations of the Stith Family of Charles City County, Va., descendants of Major John Stith, including the Rev. William Stith, president of the College of William and Mary. Intermarried families include Drury, Anderson, Bathurst, Buckner, and Randolph. The bottom left hand corner records Stith tax assessments from Charles City and Brunswick Counties
The collection contains genealogical data on the family, biographical information, an obituary and marriage documents for Edward Henry Courtenay, papers re: the estate of David Stewart Courtenay, Jr., and a manuscript of "History of the House of Courtenay.".
The collection contains his certificate of membership in the Virginia Society, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, a genealogy tracing descent from Alexander John Forbes, and a Christmas card from P.G. Wodehouse