Virginia -- History
Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains newspaper articles, papers, photographs, and posters relating to Madison E. Marye's years as a Virginia State Senator. Marye is a veteran of World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam, serving in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1965. When Marye retired from the Army he had achieved the rank of Major. After leaving the Army, Marye began his political career representing parts of Southwestern Virginia as a Democrat. Marye served in the State Senate from 1973 to 2002.
The collection includes two ledgers for the New Alexandria Land and River Improvement Company dated from 1892-1906. The ledgers contain documentation of transactions, land sales, commissions, and loans with detailed accounts of revenues and interest.
This collection includes a journal of an unidentified overseer - possibly Erastus Bishop of Petersburg, Virginia - with names of enslaved people and amount of crops each person picked, including cotton, peas, corn. It also lists when and which enslaved person was sick each day, money obtained for a crop, home remedies for common illnesses, and the journey itinerary for a cargo ship.
The G. E. Roberts Letter contains information pertaining to an African American man shooting a white doctor, Dr. Hammet, in Christiansburg, VA. The letter is written to Walter J. Reeve in Central Depot, VA on February 8, 1874.
The collection includes a letter from Charles W. Sleeper, private and later Quartermaster Sergeant with the 7th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, to his cousin, written from Yorktown, August 24, 1862.
Letter from Cyril H. Tyler (1841-1913) of Kalamazoo, Michigan, a sergeant in Company I, 7th Michigan Infantry during the American Civil War, written to his father following the Battle of Seven Pines and referring to skirmishes with the enemy, Rebel sharpshooters, and crossing the Chickahominy River.
The Clement Vaughter and John Fulcher Estate Inventories are legal documents from Patrick County, Virginia. They contain legal information, as well as the price of items such as a cotton wheel, dutch oven, and rawhide.
This collection contains a rental receipt for the labor of Isaac, an enslaved man. The receipt was issued by the Virginia Central Railroad Company in 1855 to Mrs. Elisabeth S. Lindsay and promises a payment of $175 to Lindsay after the one year rental period ends.
The Virginia Election Collection contains United States polls and ballots collected from Amelia County, Virginia from 1804-1865.