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William J. Lacey Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-115
Abstract

The collection consists of the diary of William J. Lacey, a private with Company C, 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. Entries in the diary are scattered and range from simple notes about the weather and letter writing to Lacey's experiences at First Manassas/Battle of Bull Run, and most date from 1861.

Dates: 1861 - 1863

William A. Leonard Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-106
Abstract The collection includes William A. Leonard's letters home from February-July 1865, as well as his diary from August 1864-April 1865. Leonard served as an ambulance driver in and around the siege at Petersburg, which is the focus of his short diary entries. His early letters focus on war news and rumors, daily life, and news from home. Post-surrender letters emphasize Leonard's experiences while stationed around Washington, DC, daily life (including the growing frustrations of soldiers...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-006
Abstract

The Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book includes directions for desserts and savory dishes, as well as things like boot black, cast iron stove cleaner, and cures for dysentery and hydrophobia, among others.

Dates: n.d.

Meade & Baker Apothecary Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-130
Abstract

The collection contains an accounts ledger for a pharmaceutical firm in Richmond, Virginia, including customer names, addresses and itemized lists of purchases.

Dates: 1861 - 1870

Medical Text

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-008
Abstract

Manuscript text written by an unidentified late 18th- or early 19th-century physician, providing causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, various maladies.

Dates: n.d.

William J. Moore Letters,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-031
Abstract

The collection contains four letters written by Union Civil War soldier William Moore, Private, Company E, 27th Kentucky Infantry. Letters primarily detail Moore's desire to return home and concerns over both his and his wife's health. An additional two letters by Capt. J.R. Robinson concern Moore's poor health and his subsequent death.

Dates: 1862

"Nye's Genuine Eye Water" Label

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-018
Abstract

This item is a bottle label for Nye's Genuine Eye Water, prepared by A. H. Nye of Emory, Virginia. The label states directions for proper use and storage of the product. Label also has a depiction of the product bottle on the left side of the paper.

Dates: n.d.

Milton A. and Marion Osborn Manuscript Receipt Book and Household Library Catalog,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-056
Abstract

The collection consists of a hand-written receipt book and catalog of the household library, likely kept in the 1870s and 1880s. In addition, there are a few home remedies, some drawings and signatures (Willie Osborn), and what appear to be short journal entries.

Dates: c.1870s-1880s

Overseer's Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1994-010
Abstract

This collection includes a journal of an unidentified slave overseer listing slave names and amount of crops each picked. Also lists when and which slaves were sick each day, money obtained for a crop, home remedies for common illnesses, and the journey itinerary for a cargo ship.

Dates: 1853 - 1861

Pastor's Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-056
Abstract

The collection includes the diary documenting the life of a Methodist circuit pastor, salesman, and farmer from Washington, Ohio, from 1878 to 1881, including comments on religious practices, death and disease, farming, business, and elections.

Dates: 1878 - 1881

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Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 2
A. W. Luster 1
Amiss, Edwin 1
Apperson family 1
Apperson, Alex 1
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Apperson, Elizabeth Black 1
Apperson, Harvey Black, 1890-1948 1
Apperson, John Samuel, 1837-1904 1
Apperson, Mary 1
Atkinson, Archibald, Jr., 1832-1903 1
Barnett, William W., 1840-1876 (8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (37th Volunteers)) 1
Billings, Elden E. 1
Billings, John Shaw, 1838-1913 1
Black family 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bralley, John, 1797-1866 1
Brown family 1
Carter, H. G. (Harry Gilmore), 1886-1926 1
Caton, Louise 1
Chronkhite, James H. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Di Carlo, Guy, Jr. 1
Dickinson family 1
Eakin, Dollie L. 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904 1
Eubank, Charles D., Dr. 1
Figgat, Nancy Godwin 1
Godwin, Ann 1
Harville, John McBride, 1839-1913 1
Hawkins, Charles N., c.1845-? (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)) 1
Hodgkins, Samuel (New York) 1
Howard, Thomas Henry, 1834-1910 1
Kent family 1
Kent, Germanicus, 1791-1862 1
Kent, Lewis (enslaved person) 1
Keyser, Linwood D., 1893-1952 1
Knapp, Edgar, b. abt.1836 1
Lacey, William J., b.1835(?) 1
Lee, Hyo Keun 1
Lemon, Lewis 1
Leonard, William A., b.1843(?) 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Marion Foundry and Machine Works (Marion, Va.) 1
Martha L. Johnson family 1
Meade and Baker Apothecary (Richmond, Va.) 1
Moore, William, d.1862 1
Nye, A. H. 1
Osborn, Marion (Shipley), b. abt. 1842 1
Osborn, Milton A. (Milton Ackerman), 1844-1890 1
Palmer, Earl, 1905- 1
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Va.) 1
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Roanoke Hospital Association, Roanoke, Va 1
Robinson, J. R. (27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry) 1
Rock, George W. (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)) 1
S. P. Hite Company 1
Scott, Charles W. 1
Slater, Leonard A., 1835-1897 1
Snead, Bess Duvall White 1
Southwestern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia (1887-1935) 1
Starbird, Daisy B. (Brunswick, Maine) 1
Stratton, Edward L., Captain 1
Stribling, Francis T. (Francis Taliaferro), 1810-1874 1
Vaughan, George Tully, 1859-1948 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 1
W. Stone & Son 1
Western Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 1
White, Isaac, 1837-1889 1
White, Mary Virginia Day, 1840-1922 1
Will, Evan J. 1
Wright, Daniel E. 1
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