Two journals and a printed booklet relating to Confederate medical activities. One volume was kept by Robert J. Freeman on board naval vessels in the Mississippi River in 1861-1862 and in the Savannah River in 1862-1863. A second volume lists medical rules and regulations for 36 Confederate hospitals in Virginia; many entries were made by William A. Carrington. The printed booklet contains unused soldiers' passes
Letters, accounts and claims, 1781-1794, relating to Hayes' engagement to be official printer for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the subsequent capture of his printing equipment near Charlottesville by the British; also includes forms thought to have been printed by Hayes; and numerous inventories of printing equipment
Collection includes a speech, n.d., Mann gave before the Daughters of the American Revolution; a poetry copy book, 1876, belonging to Etta E. Donnan [Mann]; a description of Ellandonan Castle; a photograph, ca. 1930, of William Edwin Hemphill; and a scrapbook of newsclippings re: the 1909 Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary
Watson writes regarding an 1861 loan by Oelrichs to a W.H. Harrison which was never paid. He mentions that his vault and safe were looted when Richmond was evacuated and discusses efforts to resume tobacco shipments
Letters from customers and shippers to various merchants in Baltimore, Maryland including: Mark Alexander, James Cox, Jr. and members of his staff, Robert Danny, Robert Gilmore & Son, George Gale, John Killey, John Kilty, Robert and Samuel Purviance, and George Welch
Political material comprises the bulk of the collection. McWane's efforts for the Republican party on a local, state, and national basis are reflected in correspondence with the Republican National Committee, the Republican National Finance Committee, the Virginia Republican State Central Committee, various Republican county committees, the National Taft for President Committee, 1948, and the Committee, 1952
Two stereographs in "The War for the Union" series by E. and H.T. Anthony & Co., N.Y., depict the "Arsenal Grounds" near the Petersburg Rail Road Bridge, and the "Lynchburgh Canal and the ruins of the Danville Railroad Depot.".
Pendleton writes of camp life and news of home and friends. He describes Richmond, Va., during the secession convention and gives short accounts of battles in which he fought including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness