MSS. Manuscript Collections
Found in 1340 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains a diary used by a Union and Confederate soldier, both unnamed, through 1864. The Union soldier chronicles his combat experiences during Jubal Early's raid on Washington, D.C., and the opening of Philip Sheridan's Valley campaign in August. The Confederate soldier's entries details activity during Early's push to drive the Union army out of the Valley and concludes with the battle of Opequon or Third Winchester.
The collection consists of a police blotter from the 17th Precinct (also known as the Bowery) in New York City, spanning April 27 through July 22, 1861.
Five documents--including certificates of disability, a furlough pass, and lists of pay and clothing--relating to M. Canada, John R. Hudson, R. Laundrum, Burgess Whitt, and Solomon Wood, all soldiers in Company E, 24th Virginia Infantry during the American Civil War.
The collection contains a single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E, for May 1862, with a short description of the regiment's activities.
The collection includes documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry, including an invoice for shoes and two receipts for the delivery of deserters.
The collection includes the muster roll of Company A, United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.
The collection consists of an autograph letter signed by a sutler working with the 116th Ohio Infantry, located in September 1863 near Martinsville, Virginia (now West Virginia). The letter discusses business conditions surrounding the 116th Ohio, the Ohio gubernatorial election of 1863 between Clement L. Vallandigham and John Brough, and offers brief information about the regiment and its leisurely activities.
This collection contains college memorabilia, including photographs, printed material, and banners collected by John H., Jacob C., and Harry B. Aaron, three Bristol, Virginia brothers who attended Virginia Tech during the early 20th century.
This collection includes a small account book listing an unidentified individual's personal expenditures, including money paid to Black laborers, an 1838 receipt from the Mechanics Bank of New York, and tavern bills. It includes a note stating the book is an "Account of expenditures from the 3rd of October 1839 in our philanthropic efforts to diffuse useful knowledge throughout the States of Ohio and Kentucky."
The collection includes the papers of Bryan Ackler, a graduate of Virginia Tech (1974) and co-founder and editor of Alice, a Blacksburg, Virginia, underground newspaper. Includes issues of Alice; a tape recording of an interview with two students involved in the occupation of Williams Hall; and a paper by Ackler, "Alice: the Study of a Free Press."