The Stoddert family of Virginia and Maryland traces its history to Richard Parker, the Viriginia judge at the trial of abolitionist John Brown, and General William Smallwood, a Revoluntionary War soldier from Charles County, Maryland. The collection contains family correspondence, legal documents, and genealogies of various families connected to the Stodderts. It also includes material related to West Hatton, the Stoddert family home in Charles County; the trial of abolitionist John Brown; and a 1906 "colored" wedding in Winchester, Virginia.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The John J. Peck Papers consist of journal entries, correspondence, and printed material, bound in eight volumes, that document Peck's military and political career. Manuscript copies of journals and outgoing letters to newspapers, family members, and military officers record his experience in the following campaigns: several battles including the Battle of Monterrey and occupation of Mexico City during the Mexican-American War; a campaign against the Navajo and Apache in New Mexico (1849-1851, including an account of a journey over the Santa Fe Trail); and the 1863 seige of Suffolk, Virginia during the American Civil War. Newspaper clippings and manuscript copies of correspondence document Peck's involvement in Democratic Party politics, including an unsuccessful run for Congress in New York State in 1856. The Papers include one typescript volume of transcriptions, presumably compiled when researching The Sign of the Eagle, edited by Richard F. Pourade and commissioned by James ... Read More
Scope and Content Information Papers of Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe. Included are eighteen manuscript maps, many executed in watercolors, of military actions in Virginia; printed maps like those that also appear in Simcoe's book, A Journal of the Operation of the Queen's Rangers, (Exeter, 1787); diagram of the principal streets and buildings of Williamsburg, Va; a watercolor view of Yorktown, Va., during the siege; copies of letters regarding the book and political and military affairs; reminiscences and memorabilia on Simcoe and his father; and two watercolors of soldiers of the Queen's Rangers. The manuscript maps and drawings were probably made by a soldier under Simcoe's command.
Scope and Content Information The ten sermons (1743-1764) in this collection concern prayer, lust of the flesh, Christ, inner peace, earthly needs, youth, children, the infirmities of human nature and many other subjects. The sermons consist of the Biblical reference on which it is based, the text, and a list of when and where the sermon was preached.
Collections consists of the photographs of Albert Durant, chauffer, entrepreneur, and photographer of Williamsburg, Va. Photos chiefly depict the social, religious, and economic activities of African- Americans in Williamsburg and the surrounding area from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Scope and Content Information Personal and business papers of the Wise and Ware families. Included among the papers are a letter from Parkes Slater in Williamsburg to William S. Ware concerning the unpaid taxes of his sister, Elizabeth [Ware] Wise; also includes a letter from E. H. Levetz in Williamsburg to Mrs. Wise offering to purchase part of a lot "next to Dick Christian's" owned by her and by Mr. Ware's children; and a letter from W[illiam] S. Ware to his sister, Elizabeth C. Wise, in Williamsburg. Also includes a letter from Elizabeth Wise to Sally [?] mentioning the weddings of Lucy and Sarah Welsh and a trip to Richmond. Business papers include a store account and a tuition receipt.
Scope and Content Information Letter of Sarah Trebell in Williamsburg, Virginia to her brother John Galt. Letter discusses family matters and the funeral of John Robinson, Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Scope and Content Information Papers include notes, printed pamphlets, brochures, catalogues and newspaper clippings, as well as typescripts and copies of documents. They pertain to the Philiberts' research on different topics and individuals. The bulk of the collection pertains to Helene Philibert's research on John Paul Jones (1747-1792) for Samuel Eliot Morisons's (1887-1976) work on Jones entitled John Paul Jones: a Sailor's Biography, c.1959. The Jones research contains copies of documents pertaining to or written by Jones. These papers concern primarily his arrival in America and his service in the United States Navy during the Revolution (1776-1781.) Also includes correspondence between Samuel Eliot Morison and Helene Philibert documenting the research process, and clippings and photos pertaining to Jones and to Morison's career. Other topics and individuals include the Montague, Minor and Weeks families; the Ball family, especially Mary Washington Ball (1708-1789); the Marquis ... Read More