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Bear Family Papers,

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1992-010
Abstract This collection consists of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. It includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey Bear describing the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army. Also includes two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, an 1863 general order for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and an 1849 letter from a member of the...
Dates: 1823 - 1879

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

Alfred Washington Drinkard, Jr., Diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1996-019
Scope and Contents

Director of Agricultural Experiment Station at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1917-1945; assistant director of Agricultural Experiment Station, 1945 until his retirement in 1948. Collection consists of a Daily Desk Diary, which mentions persons and events in Blacksburg and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Dates: 1947

Jeremiah White Graves Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-033
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves' extensive diary, and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from that diary. In his diary, Graves refers to working his farm, the sale of Negroes in the area, and his children's schooling. During the Civil War years Graves mentions the fighting and the war's end. After the war he comments that Negroes could vote while he could not.

Dates: 1820 - 1878

John Holliday Diaries and Photographs,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-028
Abstract

The collection consists of two diaries written by John Holliday between May 1864 and July 1865, and five undated photographs (four believed to be of Holliday and one of his wife).

Dates: 1864-1865, undated

Benjamin Huddle Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1985-015
Abstract

The Benjamin Huddle Diary collection consists of a photocopy and transcript of the diary, which describes his experience in the war. The transcript was produced by Randal Huddle of Rural Retreat, VA.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Elva Curl Wilson Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-016
Abstract

The collection includes the diary of Elva Curl Wilson, resident of Hampton, Virginia and future wife of Rev. James C. Richardson, describing the very active social life of a young woman in Hampton, Virginia during the 1930s.

Dates: 1929 - 1935

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