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Charles D. Atkins Tax Receipts

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-033
Abstract

This collection contains two tax receipts for Charles D. Atkins on one enslaved person and land property. Payment is received by James L. Robinson, Sheriff of Orange County, Virginia, and James R. Bell, Constable. Atkins (1815-1882) was a farmer living in Madison, Orange County, Virginia.

Dates: 1859, 1861

Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1995-025
Abstract The American Brake Shoe (later Abex) Company was formed in 1902 from the merger of five smaller foundries that specialized in railroad brake shoes, castings and forging, as well as hydraulic equipment. The research laboratory, known as the Mahwah Research Center, from which the collection is drawn, did applied industrial research, but was closed in 1990. Howard Avery (1906-1996), VPI graduate (B.Sc. MinE 1927, M.Sc. MinE 1928), was one of the center’s leading research metallurgists....
Dates: c. 1920s-1987

Confederate Repair Agreement For Beckley Mill (West) Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-043
Abstract

This collection contains the memorandum of an agreement between General John B. Floyd and Thomas J. Leaford of Fayette County, Virginia (now part of West Virginia), for $598.03 for damages to Alfred Beckley's mill. Leaford is also instructed to obtain a deed of trust from Beckley to the Confederate States of America.

Dates: 1861

Margaret Leslie Receipt for Soldiers' Benefit

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-042
Abstract

This collection contains a soldier's benefit receipt paid to Mrs. Margaret Leslie of Wythe County, Virginia, on May 11, 1863, for supplies furnished to James Leslie, a soldier in the 45th Virginia Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1863

Maritime Bills of Lading

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-035
Abstract

The collection consists of coastal trade bills and freight receipts, most engraved with vignettes of sailing ships. Items includes names port from which ship sailed, the name of the ship, the consignor, goods consigned, and the port to which goods were bound.

Dates: 1830 - 1869

P. W. Pugh Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-015
Abstract

This collection contains a receipt that belonged to P. W. Pugh. The receipt was made out for fifty dollars by F. [Bienkamp?] for making a coffin for Pugh's father.

Dates: 1866-06-15

Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-038
Abstract

This collection contains nineteenth century financial documents, including tax records for various Virginia residents. Also included are several hand-written receipts mentioning the sale or labor of enslaved people, including a Black child named Peter and a Black man named Bob.

Dates: 1823 - 1865