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Martha L. Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-065
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of the family of Martha L. Robinson Johnson, nineteenth-century matriarch of a Carroll County, Virginia family. The collection consists largely of correspondence to Johnson from various family members and friends, providing a chronicle of the life of a Southwest Virginia family during the mid-nineteenth century, mostly from a feminine perspective. The letters focus on childbirth, death, illness, folk medicine, fashion, sewing, knitting, quilting,...
Dates: 1821 - 1882

Kinnier Family Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-2007-034
Scope and Contents

Four complete letters and two fragments written to Jennie from William. Two letters and at least one fragment were written between 1853 and about 1856 from Chicago, Illinois. They are mainly love notes with family news, but mention in passing immigrants and Cassius M. Clay. The two later letters were written in Lynchburg, Virginia after the couple's marriage. The July 27, 1863 letter discusses possible upcoming battles and the high prices of food during the Civil War.

Dates: 1853 - 1863

Lucy Lee Lancaster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-069
Abstract Lucy Lee Lancaster was born in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1905 and lived there until she died in 1989. She was one of the first women admitted to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (popularly known as VPI), and after graduating in 1925, she went on to earn her MLS from Columbia University Library School. She worked at the VPI library for the rest of her career. The Lancaster papers contain biographical materials, family papers, genealogy research,...
Dates: 1915 - 1989

Lincoln-Look Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1985-009
Abstract

This collection contains the correspondence of Nathan L. (1819-1909) and Sarah A. B. Lincoln Look (1826-1857), who settled in Virginia in the 1840s and lived in Loudoun, Botetourt, Montgomery, and Smyth counties. Correspondence with other members of the Lincoln and Look families in Massachusetts and New York; together with transcripts and summaries of the letters; and a few pieces of miscellanea.

Dates: 1844 - 1930

Martha McDonald Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-029
Abstract

The collection contains a letter of Martha McDonald to her husband, Lewis McDonald, a soldier in the Confederate Army, written in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on September 15, 1862, during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1862

Moore Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-033
Abstract

A collection of photographs, correspondence, and other documents created by members of the Moore family spans three generations between 1847 and 1948. Most of this collection is comprised of letters that relate family news.

Dates: 1847 - 1948

Nelson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-021
Abstract

This collection contains papers (primarily correspondence and Civil War documents) from the Nelson family of Clarke County, Virginia, 1783-1872, n.d.

Dates: 1783-1872, n.d.

Newlee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-021
Scope and Content

The collection includes a paper on the history of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston family, and Virginia Newlee (Col. Robert Newlee's daughter) written by George Shackelford in 1980. In addition, there is an obituary of Colonel Newlee, and a newspaper clipping from 1916 with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also the collection includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain.

Dates: 1916, 1980, n.d.

Elizabeth Barton Smith Payne Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-072
Abstract

The collection contains letter of Elizabeth Barton Smith Payne, a resident of Fauquier County, Virginia during the American Civil War. The letter mourns loved ones killed in battle and mentions raids by soldiers, the capture and imprisonment of a brother, and a son's desire to join the army.

Dates: [1864]

Preston Family Correspondence

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Identifier: Ms-2010-070
Abstract

The Preston Family Correspondence consists of two letters. The first is written by James Francis Preston to his wife, Sarah Caperton Preston; he details the events of and his involvement in the First Battle of Bull Run during the American Civil War. The second letter is written by Sarah to Colonel Grabowski and discusses her son’s (Hugh Caperton Preston) failure to follow an order at Preston and Olin Institute (now Virginia Tech).

Dates: 1861, 1872

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Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 2
A. W. Luster 1
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Bailey, Pattie Dobson Talley, b.1888 1
Baker family 1
Black family 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bodell, Dorothy H., 1931- 1
Briggs, Marian 1
Campbell, Donald (Co. K, 12th Regiment [New York State Militia?]) 1
Caperton family 1
Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caton, Louise 1
Charlton family (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Choate family (Allegheny County, NC) 1
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Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
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Duncan, William E. 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Ellett family 1
Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904 1
Ellis family 1
Evans, Washington C. 1
Figgat, Nancy Godwin, 1835-1919 1
Fitting, Minnie Adams 1
Garrett, Samuel Edwin, 1835(?)-1865 1
Hansard, Abner C. 1
Hart, Henry Waldo, 1832-1895 (Corporal, 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery Battery) 1
Hayes, Carl N. 1
Hilton, John, 1828-1903 1
Holcombe family 1
Houck family 1
Huff family (Floyd County, Va.) 1
Huff, Samuel (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Hylton family (Floyd County, Va.) 1
Hylton, Barbara Ellen Huff, 1828-1911 1
Hylton, Lorenzo Dow, 1830-1864 1
Jordan, Charles Francis, 1837-1922 1
Kent family 1
Kent, Germanicus, 1791-1862 1
Kent, Lewis (enslaved person) 1
Kinnier family 1
Lancaster, Lucy Lee, 1905-1989 1
Lemon, Lewis 1
Lincoln, Charles F., d.1891 1
Look, Nathan L., 1819-1907 1
Look, Sarah A(nn). B(urt). Lincoln 1
Marion Foundry and Machine Works (Marion, Va.) 1
Martha L. Johnson family 1
Martin family (Pulaski County, Va.) 1
Marye family 1
Marye, Madison E. (Madison Ellis), 1925-2016 1
Mason family (Pulaski County, Va.) 1
McDonald, Martha 1
McKinnis, Henry, 1841-1893 1
Moore family 1
Nelson family 1
Nelson, Adelaide, 1816-1875 1
Nelson, George Washington, Jr., 1840-1903 1
Nelson, Hugh Mortimer, Sr., 1811-1862 1
Newlee family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Payne, Elizabeth Barton Smith, 1817-1895 1
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Preston, Hugh Caperton, 1856-1905 1
Preston, James Francis, 1820-1862 1
Preston, Sarah Caperton, 1826- 1
Prillaman family 1
Shackelford, George Green, 1921-2010 1
Shreve, David Prentiss (Lexington, Va.) 1
Southwestern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia (1887-1935) 1
Sutton family (Pulaski County, Va.) 1
Turner family (Franklin County, Virginia) 1
Turner, Mary H. 1
Tyler family 1
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 1
Tyler, Julia Gardiner, 1820-1889 1
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Dr. Harvy Black Chapter (1896-2009) (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 1
W. Stone & Son 1
Wade, Jane Harriet (Edie), 1826-1912 1
Wade, John C. (John Crow), 1829-1889 1
Walther, C. F. W., 1811-1887 1
Wills family 1
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