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Hugh Blair Grigsby Part 2

A Guide to the Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1806-1881 Papers, 1745-1944
Call Number Mss1 G8782 b
Description & Guide, Part 2


Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby Papers

b5,056-5,332

Section 82. 277 items. Correspondence, 1835-1893, of Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby (of “Edgehill” and “The Grove,” Charlotte County and Norfolk, Va., and while at the Brick Hotel, Smithville [i.e., Charlotte Court House], Va., and Philadelphia, Pa.).

Correspondents include Lucretia N. (Reid) Armstrong, Mrs. C. Baynton (concerning Jenny Lind), Annie Burnley (Muse) Bigger, John Booker (of Richmond, Va.), Anne Elizabeth (Tazewell) Bradford, Robert Alonzo Brock (concerning the Southern Historical Society and the Virginia Historical Society; and H. B. Grigsby’s The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 [Richmond, Virginia Historical Society, 1891] edited by Brock), Mary E. (Howard) Bruce, Mary Jane (Spaulding) Buck, James Lawrence Cabell, Charlotte Elizabeth (Cullen) Carrington, Jane Watkins (Carrington) Carrington (letter, n.d., bears account of an unidentified person, and letter, 1844 June 24, bears letter of Dr. William Washington Carrington to Clement Carrington), Louisa Elizabeth (Cabell) Carrington, William H. Carrington, Dr. William Washington Carrington, Lily [i.e., Lilias] Blair (McPhail) Cary, Sally Logan (Roberts) Coles, Bettie Morton (Carrington) Dinwiddie), David R. Duncan, Elizabeth (Greenlee) Early, Robert Joseph Echols, and Annie Fisher.

Correspondents also include Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt, Mary Jeffery Galt, William Richard Galt, William Wilson Galt (on the U.S.S. “Despatch” concerning Chester A. Arthur), Elizabeth Cabell (Carrington) Gilmer, Mrs. Prudence Griffith, Reuben Grigsby, William Wirt Henry, Emma Martha (Grigsby) Herbert, Dr. Joseph Virginius Hobson, Dr. Hugh Lenox Hodge, Mrs. Sarah J. Hogan (concerning the hospital, Preston Retreat, Philadelphia, Pa.), William Howell, Cornelia Grigsby Irwin, Cornelia Grigsby (Whitehead) Irwin, Henry Irwin, James (a slave, and bears a Confederate States of America postage stamp), Julia B. Johnston, Sally Gay (Grattan) Kean, Mrs. [Ann] Virginia Kennedy, Lewis (a slave), Mary Ann (Grigsby) McCormick, Catharine (Venable) Venable McGehee, Catherine Scott (Comfort) McKelway, Anne Cabell (Carrington) McPhail (concerning Rutherford B. Hayes), George Wilson McPhail), George Wilson McPhail [1815-1871], John Blair McPhail [b. 1807], John Blair McPhail ([1835-1904] concerning the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company), Millicent (Powell) McPhail, Sarah (Stith) Marshall), Sara Embra (Read) Martin, Mary Frances (Robertson) Maxwell, Louisa W. Morton, and Margaret H. Morton.

Correspondents also include Mrs. Amelia C. Lockwood Platt, Elizabeth M. Poindexter (bears will, in part of Hugh Blair Grigsby), Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) Poindexter, Mary (Rigden) Porter, Eliza Susan Quincy, Ann Mayo (Venable) Read, Ane Edmunds (Watkins) Read, Louisa Cabell (Read) Read, Paulina Cabell Read, Paulina Edmonia (Carrington) Read, Conway Robinson, Thornton Oscar Rogers, Sarah (Bruce) Seddon, Eliza Durragh (Williams) Sharp, Anne E. (Canning) Smith, William Smith, Mary S. (Carrington) Owen Spencer, Emma (Early) Wiley Stringfellow, Nannie Carrington (McPhail) Talcott, Emily Herman (Whitehead) Taylor, Harriet B. (Payne) Turner, Archibald Vaughan, Jennie C. (Daniel) Ward, Josephine (Watkins) Watkins, Maria Carrington (Read) Watkins, Dr. Thomas A. Watkins, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby Whitehead (concerning George Dodd Armstrong), Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead, John Boswell Whitehead (concerning a monument to Hugh Blair Grigsby), Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead, Ann Eliza C. Wight, Margaret (Brown) Wight, B. L. Wilbon; and Sidney E. Morse, Jr., & Co., of New York, N.Y. [printed].

b5,334-5,340

Section 83. 8 items. Accounts, 1849-1879, of Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va.


Hugh Carrington Grigsby (1856-1909) Papers

b5,341-5,435

Section 84. 95 items. Correspondence, 1872-1909, of Hugh Carrington Grigsby (of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and while a student at Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.). Correspondents include K. J. Bigelow, Nancy C. (Imboden) Bolling, Robert Alonzo Brock (letter bears seal of the Virginia Historical Society), Wilson Miles Cary, Anna Hamilton Chandler, Orin L. Cottrell, Charles Deane, Carter de Murguiondo, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (concerning the Chancellor’s Scholarship at the College of William and Mary), Mattie Gaines, Robert Henry Gaines (of “Roxabel,” Charlotte County, Va.), Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt (letter, 1874 May 21, bears letterhead of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Hampden-Sydney College), Mary Jeffery Galt, William Wilson Galt, Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby (of “Edgehill,” concerning the Sigma Chi Fraternity; and letter, [1890 October 15], bears letter of Mary Jeffery Galt to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby), Oscar Grigsby, L. H. Hayes, Mrs. Gertrude Hirschfeld, Volney Elwood Howard, Vine Wright Kingsley, William Lamb (while serving as mayor of Norfolk, Va.; and letterhead bears engraving of Norfolk), Alexander B. McCorkle, John Blair McPhail, Lizzie Nash, Langhorne Nowlin, John Ott (verso bears printed letter of R. A. Brock to an unidentified addressee [concerning the Virginia Historical Society]), William Henry Sargeant, Emma (Early) Wiley Stringfellow (at “Riverton,” Greene County, Va.), Thomas Mann Randolph Talcott, W. Irving Taylor (concerning a portrait of Hugh Blair Grigsby painted by Taylor), C. Thompson, Benjamin Batchelder Valentine, Granville Gray Valentine, Alexander John Wedderburn, Charles M. West, John Boswell Whitehead (of Norfolk, Va., concerning a portrait of H. B. Grigsby painted by W. Irving Taylor), John C. Williams, and W. W. Wootton; and the Forrest Dramatic Club of Smithville [now Charlotte Court House], Va., Gray & Inge of Petersburg, Va., Richmond and Danville Railroad Company, the Committee on Relics and Antiquities of the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, Richmond, Va. [printed], and Wedderburn & Addison of Richmond, Va.

b5,436

Section 85. Account book, 1881-1887, of Hugh Carrington Grigsby, concerning farming operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

[2] prelim., 98 p. : part holograph ; 14 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Bound volume.

b5,437-5,473

Section 86. 37 items. Accounts, 1878-1893, of Hugh Carrington Grigsby. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

b5,474-5,503

Section 87. 30 items. Bonds, 1882, to Hugh Carrington Grigsby (concerning the standing of a jackass, “Butler”) with John C. Cunningham, John T. Franklin, John M. Gilliam, John S. Harris, Booker Foster Hunt, William N. Hunt, L. W. Price, D. Howard Selden, W. C. Snead, M. A. Walton (signed by H. Cary), Archer Wilkerson and E. L. Womack; agreement, 1883, of H. C. Grigsby with Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby (concerning land in Charlotte County and Norfolk, Va., and witnessed by Beverley Purnell Eggleston); and report cards, 1872-1875, of H. C. Grigsby (while attending Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.).


Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt papers

b5,504-5,509

Section 88. 6 items. Correspondence, 1867-1909, of Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt (of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va.) with Mary (Henry) Allibone, John Blair McPhail and Emma (Early) Wiley Stringfellow (at Quinque, Greene County, Va.); report card, 1873, of Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt (while attending a school run by the Misses Grattan [i.e., Elizabeth Gilmer Grattan and Sally Gay (Grattan) Kean] in Richmond, Va); an invitation, [1881], extended by Briscoe Baldwin Bouldin and Hattie (Ward) Bouldin to Hugh Carrington Grigsby and Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt to attend the wedding of Alice Haxall Bouldin and Boylan Green; and a program, 1871, at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County (concerning Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt).


Hugh McPherson papers

b5,510-5,511

Section 89. 2 items. Affidavit, 1798, of Joseph MacIntyre concerning the birth and baptism of Hugh McPherson (of Norfolk, Va.) and funeral ticket, 1803, of Hugh McPherson.


Nathan Colgate Whitehead papers

b5,512-5,521

Section 90. 10 items. Correspondence, 1819-1852, of Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead (of Norfolk, Va.) with Richard Cave (of “Montebello,” Orange County, Va., concerning the estate of Benjamin Porter), W. G. Hooker (of Yale University), George Loyall, Lewis Stuart (enclosing an account concerning the estate of Benjamin Porter Grigsby), Wyllys Warner and John Boswell Whitehead; account, 1847, of Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead; and fire insurance policies (nos. 11490 and 14833), 1843-1850, issued by The Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia (signed by Thomas Rutherfoord Blair, John Buchanan Danforth, and John Rutherfoord) for houses in Norfolk, Va., owned by Whitehead.

b5,522

Section 91. Student notebook, ca. 1815, of Nathan Colgate Whitehead. Kept while a student in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Concerns lectures delivered by Dr. Nathaniel Chapman on malaria.

Also, bears lines of verse and notes concerning poetry by Hugh Blair Grigsby.

 

[30] p. : handwritten ; 9 ½ x 7 1/4 in. Imperfect.

b5,523

Section 92. Student notebook, 1809-1810, of Nathan Colgate Whitehead. Kept while a student in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Concerns lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton on materia medica.

[6] prelim., 488 p. : handwritten ; 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Bound volume. Indexed. Some pages are blank. Front end cover bears bookplate of Hugh Blair Grigsby.

b5,524

Section 93. Student notebook, ca. 1810, of Nathan Colgate Whitehead. Kept while a student in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Concerns lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton on materia medica.

[352] p. : handwritten ; 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank. Front end cover bears bookplate of Hugh Blair Grigsby.

b5,525

Section 94. Student notebook, ca. 1810, of Nathan Colgate Whitehead. Kept while a student in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Concerns lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Rush on the practice of medicine.

[428] p. : handwritten ; 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Bound volume. Some pages are blank. Front end cover bears bookplate of Hugh Blair Grigsby.


John Boswell Whitehead papers

b5,526-5,531

Section 95. 6 items. Correspondence, 1835-1868, of John Boswell Whitehead (of Norfolk, Va.) with John G. Sibley, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby Whitehead, Henry Colgate Whitehead, and William Colgate Whitehead; and report card, 1864, of Henry Colgate Whitehead while attending Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.

b5,532-5,538

Section 96. 7 items. Accounts, 1851-1871, of John Boswell Whitehead. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Include a receipt, 1862, of E. Boneau for a painting executed for Hugh Blair Grigsby.


Clement Carrington papers

b5,539-5,550

Section 97. 11 items. Correspondence, 1840-1847, of Clement Carrington (of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.) with Jane Watkins (Carrington) Carrington (bears letter of Dr. William Washington Carrington to Clement Carrington), Dr. William Washington Carrington, Anne Cabell (Carrington) McPhail, John Blair McPhail (of “Oakhill,” Halifax County, Va.), Archibald Vaughan, B. C. Vaughan, Abraham Watkins Venable, Henry Edward Watkins and C. R. Barksdale & Bro. of Farmville, Va., and Read, Carrington and Williams of Clarksville, Va.; and an affidavit, 1837, of Clement Carrington (concerning Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke).

b5,551-5,555

Section 98. 5 items. Accounts, 1842-1847, of Clement Carrington. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

b5,556

Section 99. Resolution, 1847 December 6, of the Charlotte County (Va.) Court concerning Clement Carrington.

1 p. : handwritten ; 10 x 7 3/4 in. Copy made by Winslow Robinson.


John McPhail papers

b5,557-5,559

Section 100. 3 items. Letters, 1811-1816, written to John McPhail (of Norfolk, Va.) by George Addison Baxter (concerning Benjamin Porter Grigsby), James J. Mayers (concerning the estate of Benjamin Porter Grigsby) and [?] Welch (concerning the estate of Benjamin Porter Grigsby).


John Blair McPhail papers

b5,560-5,563

Section 101. 4 items. Correspondence, 1862, of John Blair McPhail (1835-1904) with Anne Cabell (Carrington) McPhail, John Blair McPhail ([b. 1807] concerning the Battle of Antietam) and Nannie C. (McPhail) Talcott; and will (copy) of John Blair McPhail (probated in 1904 in Charlotte County, Va.).


Henry Irwin papers

b5,564-5,572

Section 102. 9 items. Correspondence, 1854-1864, of Henry Irwin (at Richmond, Va.) with Cornelia Grigsby (Whitehead) Irwin (of Norfolk, Va.), John R. Langley, H. Lewis, Samuel L. Shober, and Mary Eliza (Ramsay) Toms and Henry Colgate Whitehead.


Alexander Galt papers

b5,573-5,576

Section 103. 4 items. Letters, 1851-1852, of Alexander Galt (at Florence, Italy, concerning his busts of “Bacchante,” “Columbus,” “Psyche,” “Titian’s Daughter,” and “Virginia”) to Carter Braxton Poindexter (of Norfolk, Va.); and a receipt, 1851, of Galt’s.


Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) Poindexter papers

b5,577-5,579

Section 104. 3 items. Letters, written to Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) Poindexter by S. Cornelia Cave (of “Montebello,” Orange County, Va.), Mrs. [C. D.] Segar and William Colgate Whitehead.

Miscellaneous correspondence

b5,580-5,584

Section 105. 5 items. Letters, 1839-1923, written by or addressed to Elizabeth Tucker (Coalter) Bryan, Arthur H. Carrington, Jane Watkins (Carrington) Carrington, Jane (Watkins) Poague Carrington, Dr. Nicholas C. Edmunds (bears engraving of the University of Virginia), William Wilson Galt, Isabella Harmanson (Ritchie) Harrison (of “Lower Brandon,” Prince George County, Va.), Henry M. Newton and Elizabeth M. Poindexter.

Thomas Jefferson papers

b5,585

Section 106. Letter, 1814 Feb[ruar]y 22, Thomas Jefferson, “Monticello,” [Albemarle County, Va.], to John Manners, Clinton, N.J. Concerns natural history.

Printed in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson IXV (1907), 97-103, edited by Albert Ellery Bergh.

6 p. on 2 leaves : handwritten ; 10 x 8 in. COPY

b5,586

Section 107. Affidavit, 1779 August 15, Thomas Jefferson, Parish of Saint Anne, Albemarle [County, Va.]. Concerns Charles Clay.

Printed in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton, 1951), III, 67, edited by Julian P. Boyd.

Also, bears letter, 21 May 1773, of Jefferson, “Monticello,” [Albemarle County, Va.] to Charles Clay. Concerns Dabney Carr.

Printed in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton, 1959), XV, 571-572, edited by Julian P. Boyd.

Also, bears letter, 27 Jan[uary] 1790, of Thomas Jefferson, “Monticello” [Albemarle County, Va.] to Charles Clay. Concerns Natural Bridge, Va., and Clay’s candidacy for the U.S. Congress.

Printed in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton, 1961), XVI, 129-130, edited by Julia P. Boyd.

1 p. : 14 1/4 x 2 ½ in. Printed.

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell papers

b5,587-5,588

Section 108. 2 items. Correspondence, 1872-1877, of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (of Williamsburg, Va.) with Charles Shirley Harrison and William Stoddert.

Francis Buckner Jones papers

b5,589-5,591

Section 109. 3 items. Letters, 1856-1857, written to Francis Buckner Jones by Eleanor (Rutherford) Brown (copy, concerning Robert Rutherford), Harriet (Randolph) Hackley (copy, concerning Thomas Mann Randolph), and Ann S. (North) Mark (concerning William Darke).

Bolivar Christian papers

b5,592-5,596

Section 110. 5 items. Letters, 1870, written to Bolivar Christian (of Staunton, Va.) by Thomas Walker Bullitt (concerning William Christian), John Marshall McCue, David E. Moore (concerning Andrew Moore), and Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart.

Conway Robinson papers

b5,597-5,599

Section 111. 3 items. Correspondence, 1857-1870, of Conway Robinson (of “The Vineyard,” Washington, D.C.) with Henry May (copy), William Foushee Ritchie (of “Lower Brandon,” Prince George County, Va., concerning the Byrd family) and David Lowry Swain (copy, concerning William Drummond).

William Cabell Rives papers

b5,600-5,602

Section 112. 3 items. Correspondence, 1854-1865, of William Cabell Rives of Richmond and “Castle Hill,” Albemarle County, Va.) with Judah Philip Benjamin (while serving as Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America), Nathaniel Francis Cabell (concerning William Cabell) and Jefferson Davis (while serving as President of the Confederate States of America).

Littleton Waller Tazewell papers

b5,603-5,604

Section 113. 2 items. Letters (copies), 1836-1839, of Littleton Waller Tazewell (of Norfolk, Va., and while serving as Governor of Virginia) to Wyndham Robertson and William Fanning Wickham (concerning John Wickham).

Tazewell Taylor papers

b5,606-5,606

Section 114. 2 items. Correspondence, 1858 and 1867, of Tazewell Taylor (of Norfolk, Va.) with William Aymar and John Johns (concerning the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.).

John Tyler papers

b5,607

Section 115. Letter, 1861 March 24, John Tyler, Richmond, [Va.], to T[azewell] Taylor, [Norfolk, Va.]. Concerns Henry Alexander Wise; Tyler’s health; and the Virginia Convention of 1861.

[2] p. on 1 leaf : holograph signed ; 9 3/4 x 7 ½ in.

b5,608

Section 116. Letter, 1859 August 22, John Tyler, “Sherwood Forest,” [Charles City County, Va.] to [John Thomson Mason, Baltimore, Md.]. Concerns Samuel Chase, Thomas Cooper, Mahlon Dickerson, William Duane, John Ward Fenno, Stevens Thomson Mason, and Thomson Mason.

[4] p. on 1 leaf : holograph ; 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Imperfect.

George Mason papers

b5,609-5,618

Section 117. 10 items. Letters (copies and abstracts), 1766-1791, of George Mason (of “Gunston Hall,” Fairfax County, Va., and at Williamsburg, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa.) To [? Brent], [George Brent], Martin Cockburn, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason (1753-1796), William Ramsey, and Roger West, and the editor of the Public Ledger, London, England (concerning London merchants and the Stamp Act) and Virginia delegates in the 1781 U.S. Continental Congress (i.e., Theodorick Bland, William Fleming, Cyrus Griffin, James Henry, Joseph Jones, Arthur Lee, James Madison, Edmund Randolph, and Meriwether Smith).

George Washington papers

b5,619-5,623

Section 118. 5 items. Correspondence (copies), 1769-1776, of George Washington (of “Mount Vernon,” Fairfax County, Va., and at Cambridge, Mass.) with Benjamin Harrison and George Mason.

N.B. Letters dated 1769 April 5, 1775 July 21-24, 1775 October 14, and 1776 April 2.

Patrick Henry papers

b5,624-b5,627

Section 119. 4 items. Correspondence (copies and abstracts), 1777-1799, of Patrick Henry (of Richmond, Williamsburg, “Long Island,” Campbell County, and Prince Edward County, Va., and while serving as Governor of Virginia), with Theodorick Bland, Annie (Henry) Christian (bears letter, ca. 1854, of E. P. H. [otherwise unidentified] to [Thomas Bailie]), George Rogers Clark, Horatio Gates, William Grayson, Henry Lee, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, James Monroe, and George Washington.

N.B. George Washington correspondence dated 1795 October 16 and 1799 January 15.

Various correspondents

b5,628-5,632

Section 120. 5 items. Letters (copies and abstracts), 1774-1847, written by or addressed to John Adams, Charles H. Allen, John C. Calhoun, Elbridge Gerry, Meriwether Jones, Arthur Lee, Richard Henry Lee, and Edmund Pendleton.

Nannie W. Edmunds papers

b5,633-5,634

Section 121. 2 items. Letters, 1856, written to Nannie W. Edmunds by Nicholas S. Edmunds and an unidentified person.

Various correspondents

b5,635-5,675

Section 122. 41 items. Letters, 1772-1942, written by or addressed to Henry Carrington Alexander, Mark Alexander (of “Park Forest,” Mecklenburg County, Va., concerning John Randolph of Roanoke and Littleton Waller Tazewell), Richard Bagnall, George Addison Baxter, Dr. James W. Belvin, Robert Bolling, G[eorge] Booker (concerning the Democratic Party in Virginia), James Coles Bruce, George Harrison Burwell, James Lawrence Cabell (concerning Hugh Blair Grigsby’s speech at the University of Virginia, 1868 July 1), John Cabell, Joseph Carrington Cabell (of “Edgewood,” Nelson County, Va., concerning William Cabell), Nathaniel Francis Cabell, William Cabell (bears copy of a charge to a grand jury of Nelson County, Va.), Joseph Franklin Caldwell (concerning land in Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]), Charles Campbell, Lucy Maria (Grigsby) Chandler, Charles [?], Dr. Samuel Colton, William E. Cunningham, Susan (Watkins) Daniel, Charles Deane, Edward Deeble, William Henry Foote (concerning the Read family), Richard Venable Gaines, [?] Garnett, John Goode, and Edward Graham (concerning Benjamin Porter Grigsby).

Also, R. C. Harvey, [?] Hedges, John Henry, Lucy Gray (Marshall) Henry (of “Villeview,” Charlotte County, Va.), Dr. John Baylor Hill, Richard Hill, Frederick W. Hobson, Harry Innes, Thomas Jones, William Wilson Lamb, Sallie M. (Lightner) Lane, William Gates LeDuc, Charles Carter Lee, Nash Legrand (concerning his appointment as U.S. Navy agent in Norfolk), Benson John Lossing, Thomas Lowry, Charles Carroll Mason (concerning Stevens Thomson Mason and Thomson Mason), James Murray Mason, William Meade (concerning Nathaniel Burwell and bears notes of Dr. Robert Carter Randolph), [?] Michie, John Singleton Millson, Margaret Elizabeth (Watkins) Morton, Samuel Davis Morton, William Scott Morton (bears affidavit [copy] 1778 October 21, of Arthur Campbell concerning William Christian, Patrick Henry, and William Kennedy; the Cherokee Indians; Richard Henderson and Company, Hillsborough, N.C.; and the Transylvania Company), and William Smith Morton.

Also, Wilson Cary Nicholas, Mrs. [?] Parker, William N. Peterman, James Lewis Petigru (concerning Hugh Blair Grigsby’s Discourse on the Life and Character of Littleton Waller Tazewell [Norfolk, J. D. Ghiselin, Jr., 1860]), Octavius Pickering, J. Pryor, Roger Atkinson Pryor, John Field Randolph, [Paulina Cabell Read], Judith Ann Woodson (Allen) Watkins Rice (bears letter, n.d., of William Scott Morton to [?] Chandler), Chandler Robbins (of the Massachusetts Historical Society of Boston), Joshua T. Russell, Samuel B. Servant, David Lowery Swain, Earl Gregg Swem, Ella Wickham Tazewell, John Tazewell, Silas Totten (of the College of William and Mary), Francis Nathaniel Watkins, Mary Goodridge Watkins (of “Stony Point,” [Mecklenburg County, Va.]), Samuel Watts, Luke Wheeler, Charles Van De Veer Woodson, John F. Wray, and Charles Yancey.

Also, Barksdale & Read of Richmond, Va., First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Va. (written by Hugh Blair Grigsby), Morton, Booker & Co. of Richmond, Va., W. & D. F. Morton of Charlotte Court House, Va., and Reid & Anderson of Norfolk, Va.

Hunter Holmes Marshall papers

Section 123. 2 items. Correspondence, 1845-1872, of Hunter Holmes Marshall (of Richmond and Charlotte County, Va.) with Thomas Leigh (bears an account, 1845, of Hugh Blair Grigsby concerning his purchase of the library of John Randolph of Roanoke) and Thomas E. Watkins.

John E. Holt papers

b5,678-5,679

Section 124. 2 items. Letters, 1879, written to John E. Holt by Virginia Richardson and Alex[ander] Williamson (of Charlotte County, Va.)

Joselyn (Grigsby) Gardner papers

b5,680-5,683

Section 125. 4 items. Correspondence, 1944, of Joselyn (Grigsby) Gardner (of San Francisco, Calif.) with Horace Adams (while serving as Clerk of Prince Edward County, Va, and concerning the Elmore family) and William Scott Morton (concerning the Elmore and Grigsby families).

Various accounts

b5,684-5,694

Section 126. 11 items. Accounts, 1777-1874, of Dr. James Agnew (with John Raines), James L. Farquhar, Mrs. Ann Fauquier, Peter B. Forster, Isaac Johnson, Oliver Johnson, William H. Moseley, Henry A. Walthall and Nathaniel Venable and Company of Prince Edward Court House (now Worsham), Va.


John Randolph of Roanoke papers

b5,695-5,702

Section 127. 8 items. Correspondence, 1804-1832, of John Randolph of Roanoke with Mark Alexander (copy), Dr. John Brockenbrough (copy), E. J. Cole ([copy] concerning the purchase of books), John Cuthell (concerning the purchase of books) and William Thornton; and an essay ([1812] of Randolph to “All Those [of Whatsoever Political Denomination] Who Disapprove and Oppose the Measures of the Administration of the Federal Government and to Them Only” (concerning James Madison).

b5,703-5,736

Section 128. 34 items. Accounts, 1801-1883, of John Randolph kept at “Roanoke,” Charlotte County, Va., concerning the purchase of books.


Christian and Fleming family papers

b5,736-5,750

Section 129. 14 items. Letters, 1784-1789, written to Elizabeth (Starke) Christian (of “Bellmont,” Botetourt [now Roanoke] County, Va.) by Annie (Henry) Christian (of Mercer County, Ky.), William Christian, and Caleb Wallace.

b5,751-5,752

Section 130. 2 items. Letters, 1785, written by William Christian (Sturgus Station, Jefferson County, Ky.) To Elizabeth (Starke) Christian, Anne (Christian) Fleming, and Dr. William Fleming.

b5,753

Section 131. Letter, 1789 Sep[tember] 28, of Annie (Henry) Christian, [Prince Edward County, Va.] to Annie [i.e., Anne (Christian)] Fleming and [Dr.] William Fleming [“Bellmont,” Botetourt [now Montgomery) County, Va. Concerns Elizabeth (Starke) Christian; and the poor health of Annie (Henry) Christian.

[2] p. on 1 leaf : holograph signed ; 7 ½ x 6 ½ in.

b5,754-5,808

Section 132. 55 items. Correspondence, 1760-1795, of Dr. William Fleming (in Kentucky and at Richmond, Suffolk, Williamsburg and “Bellmont,” Botetourt [now Roanoke] County, Va.) with Annie (Henry) Christian, William Christian (concerning the Virginia General Assembly), Anne (Christian) Fleming (concerning the Virginia General Assembly and atrocities by the British Army), Leonard Fleming, Caleb Wallace (concerning Daniel Boone and Patrick Henry; land in Kentucky, formation of the state of Kentucky, Kentucky Constitution of 1791, ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Indians wars on the frontier and the estates of Annie (Henry) Christian, Elizabeth (Starke) Christian, Israel Christian, and William Christian), Mrs. Rosanna Wallace, and [?] Waugh; and an autobiography, n.d., of William Fleming.

b5,809-5,829

Section 133. 21 items. Letters, 1772-1797, written to Anne (Christian) Fleming (of “Bellmont, Botetourt [now Roanoke] County, Va.) by Annie (Henry) Christian (in Kentucky), William Christian (in Kentucky) and Caleb Wallace (concerning the estate of Dr. William Fleming).


Read family papers

b5,830-5,831

Section 134. 2 items. Commission (copy), 1746, issued to Clement Reade (i.e., Read) as clerk of Lunenburg County, Va. (by authority of Thomas Nelson, Secretary of State); and a bill of complaint, n.d., of Charles Scott and Priscilla (Read) Scott v. Clement Read, Thomas Read, Isaac Read, Jonathan Read, Edmond Read, Anne (Read) Jameson Elliot, and Mary (Hill) Read in the chancery court of Charlotte County, Va.

b5,832-5,842

Section 135. 11 items. Letters, 1780-1797, written to Thomas Read (of “Ingleside,” Charlotte County, Va.) by John Brown, William Cowan, John Daniel, William Peters Martin, Sarah Patteson (of “Independent Hall,” Buckingham County, Va., and concerning a prescription), James Speed, Richard Stith, and Joel Watkins.

b5,843

Section 136. Account book, 1774-1789, of Thomas Read. Kept in Charlotte County, Va., concerning, in part, Clement Read.

[28] p. : part holograph ; 17 x 10 3/4 in. Imperfect.

b5,844

Section 137. Account book, 1778-1780, of Thomas Read. Kept in Charlotte County, Va., concerning, in part, the breeding of horses.

[34] p. : holograph ; 16 ½ x 6 3/4 in. Imperfect.

b5,845

Section 138. Account book, 1789-1793, of Thomas Read. Kept in Charlotte County, Va., concerning legal fees.

[20] p. : holograph ; 7 1/4 x 4 ½ in.

b5,846-5,848

Section 139. Accounts, 1784, of Thomas Read with Crosbie & Greenwood, Liverpool, England.

3 items : holograph ; various sizes.

b5,849-5,850

Section 140. 2 items. Lists, 1801-1803, of fees due Thomas Read (as Clerk of Charlotte County, Va.) by John D. Richardson (deputy sheriff for Jacob Morton and Joseph Morton).


Asa Dupuy papers

b5,851-5,883

Section 141. 33 items. Correspondence, 1813-1844, of Asa Dupuy (of Prince Edward County, Va.) with John Jones Alston, Clement Mayo Atkisson (concerning the estate of William Womack), William Bailey, Samuel Branch (enclosing Dupuy’s answer in the lawsuit of Waller Ford et al v. Asa Dupuy et al in the Superior Court of Chancery of Prince Edward County, Va.), James Dupuy (at “Peach Grove,” Nottoway County, Va., and concerning the estate of William Womack; letter, 1813 November 23, bears letter of James Dupuy to Fredrick Stevilie), Armistead E. Ellis, William Cabell Flournoy (concerning the estate of William Womack), Thomas E. Haskins, John Hines (concerning the estate of William Womack), Dabney Morriss, Isham Rice (concerning the estate of William Womack), Winslow Robinson, Sam [?], Fredrick Stevilie (concerning the estate of William Womack), Joseph Yarbrough, and F. & J. S. James & Co. of Richmond, Va. (concerning the estate of Elisha Jeffress).

b5,884

Section 142. Account book, 1806-1809, of Asa Dupuy. Kept in Prince Edward County, Va.

[84] p. : holograph ; 6 1/4 x 4 in. Many pages are blank.

b5,885-5,927

Section 143. 43 items. Accounts, 1819-1849, of Asa Dupuy. Kept in Prince Edward County, Va., concerning, in part, the purchase of books.

b5,928-5,929

Section 144. 2 items. Bonds, 1839-1845, of Asa Dupuy with George H. Matthews, and Joseph W. Roberts (administrator of the estate of Isham Womack and Judy Hambleton).

b5,930-5,935

Section 145. 6 items. Agreement, 1836, of Asa Dupuy and James Henry Dupuy (concerning James H. Dupuy & Co. of [Prince Edward County, Va.]); and notes, 1829-1832, concerning corn and swine.

b5,936-5,938

Section 146. 3 items. Letters, 1813-1821, written to James Dupuy (at “Peach Grove,” Nottoway County, Va.) by Richard C. Bacon (concerning the lawsuit of the executors [i.e., Asa Dupuy and John Dupuy] of the estate of Robert Dickinson v. Richard C. Bacon and German Young Stokes in the Court of Lunenburg County, Va.), Fredrick Stevilie (concerning the Womack family) and Josiah Womack (letter also addressed to Edward Jones).

John Purnall estate

b5,939-5,950

Section 147. 12 items. Accounts, 1806-1825, of John Purnall kept in Prince Edward County, Va.

b5,951

Section 148. Account book, 1816-1825, of Asa Dupuy kept in Prince Edward County, Va., concerning the estate of John Purnall.

[40] p. : holograph ; 16 x 6 ½ in.

b5,952-5,982

Section 149. 31 items. Accounts, 1814-1830. Kept by the executors (i.e., Asa Dupuy and John Purnell Dupuy) of the estate of John Purnall (of Prince Edward County, Va.).

Elisha Jeffress estate

b5,983-5,987

Section 150. 5 items. Bonds, 1820-1826, of Elisha Jeffress (of Nottoway County, Va.) with Asa Dupuy, John Purnell Dupuy (executors of the estate of John Purnall), John Fowlkes (witnessed by Griffin Smith), Edward Thomas Jeffress (administrator of the estates of Thomas Vaughan and Thomas A. Filbert and witnessed by John A. Clay and John Archer Hatchett), Richard Jeffress, Nancy (Robertson) Jennings (witnessed by Edward Thomas Jeffress), and Branch Osborne.

b5,988-6,004

Section 151. 17 items. Accounts, 1826-1833, of Asa Dupuy as executor of the estate of Elisha Jeffress.

Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten papers

b6,005-6,013

Section 152. 9 items. Accounts, 1831-1833, of Asa Dupuy as trustee of his sister Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten (of Nottoway County, Va.)

b,6014-6,016

Section 153. 3 items. Bond, 1828, of Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten to Adam Bell (witnessed by Martha H. DeJernatt); marriage contract (copy), 1828, of Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten and Dabney Morriss; and Will (extract) of James Jeffress (of [Nottoway?] County, Va.).

b,6017-6,019

Section 154. 3 items. Agreement (written by Asa Dupuy), 1833, of Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten with Charles Smith (concerning land in Nottoway County, Va.); deed of trust, 1828, of Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten, John Purnell Dupuy, Asa Dupuy, and Dabney Morriss for land in Nottoway county, Va., for benefit of the estate of Elisha Jeffress; and a deed, 1830, of John Archer Hatchett, Narcissa W. (Jeffress) Hatchett, Christine (Blackwell) Jeffress, Coleman Jeffress, Dicey Hall (Fowlkes) Jeffress, Edward Thomas Jeffress, Mary E. (Fowlkes) Jeffress, Richard Jeffress, and Thomas H. Jeffress to Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten for land in Nottoway County, Va.

b6,020-6,026

Section 155. 7 items. Surveys and plat, n.d., of land belonging to Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten in Nottoway County, a.; notes, n.d., concerning land belonging to Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten in Nottoway County, Va.; and a deed, 1829, of Ann Lefevre (Dupuy) Jeffress Morriss Wootten to Asa Dupuy for an African American slave (witnessed by John Purnell Dupuy).

Mary Purnell (Dupuy) Dickinson Jeter papers

b6,027-6,066

Section 156. 40 items. Accounts, 1816-1836, of Asa Dupuy as executor of the estate of Robert Dickinson (of “Inverness,” Nottoway County, Va.).

Also, includes accounts of Dr. John Peter Mettauer (with Mary Purnell (Dupuy) Dickinson Jeter) and Dr. Philip Turner Southall.

b6,067-6,070

Section 157. 4 items. Bills of complaint, 1823-1824, concerning lawsuits of the executors (i.e., Asa Dupuy and John Dupuy) of the estate of Robert Dickinson v. Richard C. Bacon and German Young Stokes in the Court of Lunenburg County and the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond district; and an inventory, 1819, of the estate of Robert Dickinson (of “Inverness,” Nottoway County, Va.).

b6,071-6,072

Section 158. Accounts, 1835, of Asa Dupuy kept as guardian of Elizabeth Guerrant (Dickinson) Knight (of “Inverness,” Nottoway County, Va.).

Elbert F. Redd papers

b6,073-6,075

Section 159. 3 items. Letters, 1861-1864, of E. J. Bell (concerning Danville Female College, Danville, Va.) to Elbert F. Redd (of Prince Edward County, Va.).

b6,076-6,081

Section 160. 6 items. Accounts, 1848-1863, of Elbert F. Redd kept in Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,082-6,084

Section 161. 3 items. Bond, 1861, of James Pulliam Marshall and William H. Marshall with Elbert F. Redd (of Prince Edward County, Va.); power of attorney, 1856, of Ann M. Redd to Elbert F. Redd (witnessed by Charles Lucas); and an agreement, 1857, of John H. Redd and Elbert F. Redd concerning land in [Prince Edward] County, Va., belonging to Ann M. Redd and Margaret L. Redd.

b6,085-6,139

Section 162. 55 items. Accounts, 1850-1863, of Elbert f. Redd as guardian of Ann M. Redd and Margaret L. Redd of Prince Edward County, Va.

Thomas Walton estate

b6,140-6,144

Section 163. 5 items. Letter, 1815, of Thomas Walton (of Prince Edward County, Va.) to Joseph Yarbrough (of Lunenburg County, Va.); deed, 1797, of Oswald Smith to Thomas Walton for a slave (witnessed by Elisha Betts and William Morton); deed, 1801, of William Morton to Thomas Walton for cows (witnessed by Charles F. Nash); bond, 1812, of Amy Walthall and Thomas Walton with Francis M. Walthall (witnessed by Richard N. Venable); affidavits, 1816, of William Moore and John Williamson concerning William Morton (assignee of Edmund Fletcher) and Jacob Williamson (bears affidavits of John Allcorn and William Steele).

b6,145-6,155

Section 164. 11 items. Accounts, 1798-1816, of Thomas Walton kept in Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,156-6,157

Section 165. 2 items. Bond, 1819, of Robert Walton to Samuel Rudder (witnessed by Asa Dupuy, James Dupuy, and Thomas Walton); and an account, 1819, of Robert Walton.

b6,158-6,160

Section 166. 3 items. Accounts, 1817-1830, of Asa Dupuy as administrator of the estate of Thomas Walton of Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,161-6,164

Section 167. 4 items. Agreement, 1817, of John Fariss and Asa Dupuy (administrator of the estate of Thomas Walton) concerning slaves and a wagon; and lists, 1824, of slaves belonging to the estate of Thomas Walton.

b6,165-6,168

Section 168. 4 items. Answers, n.d., of Asa Dupuy concerning the lawsuit of [?] Neal v. Thomas Walton’s administrator in the Court of Prince Edward County, Va.; affidavit (witnessed by David Street), 1808, of Edmund Parker Bacon concerning Woodson Knight, William Morton, and Thomas Walton and an order, 1823, of the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery at Richmond in the lawsuit of Woodson Knight and Patty (Walton) Knight [daughter of George Walton] v. Zachariah Williams [husband], Blanchy Williams, Martha Williams, Robert Williams, [?] Williams [children and heirs of Martha (Walton) Williams], Augustus Walton, Thomas Scott [son of Frances Walton], Polly (Walton) Scott, James McClannahan, Betsey {Walton} McClannahan, Robert Walton, Thomas Walton [heirs and distributees of Robert Walton], Polly (Moore) Jenkins, George W. Moore, Simon Crawford, Pamela (Moore) Crawford [daughter of Jesse H. Moore], Garaway Davis, Nancy (Moore) Hughes Davis, Thomas Benning, Nancy Benning, Rowanna Benning, Sally Benning [children, heirs and distributees of Martha (Moore) Benning], Thomas Moore, John Moore, John Moore, William Moore, Moses Fort, Dosha (Moore) Fort, James Thweatt, Frances Flanders (Moore) Thweatt [heirs and distributees of Thomas Moore and Nancy {Walton} Moore], Hughes Morton, Thomas Morton, John Morton, John Davis, Doshia (Morton) Davis, William Moore, Sally (Morton) Moore, William Morton [children, distributees and coheirs of William Morton and Susan (Walton) Morton], Joseph Yarbrough, Walton Knight, Nancy (Yarbrough) Knight, Joshua Hardy, Polly (Yarbrough) Hardy, Fanny Yarbrough, Martha Yarbrough, Richard Yarbrough, Sally Yarbrough, Joseph Yarbrough [heirs and distributees of Temperance (Walton) Yarbrough], Watkins Dupuy and Elizabeth S. (Walton) Dupuy [heirs and distributee of John B. Walton], Elisha Betts, Wally (Walton) Betts, Asa Dupuy [administrator], Robert Walton, George Walton, Martha Hughes Walton, Mary Walton, Elizabeth Walton, Thomas Scott Walton [children, heirs and distributees of Thomas Walton], Joseph Yarbrough [executor and devisee of Martha Walton], Walton Knight, Tarleton Knight, Creed Ellington and Martha (Yarbrough) Ellington [a daughter or Temperance Yarbrough).

William Baldwin estate

b6,169-6,177

Section 169. 9 items. Inventories, 1817-1825, of the estate of William Baldwin (of Nottoway and Prince Edward counties, Va.) compiled by Asa Dupuy, Elisha Jeffress, John Hughes Knight, and Charles Oliver.

b6,178-6,179

Section 170. 2 items. Bond, 1817, of William Baldwin (of Nottoway County, Va.) with William Rudd (witnessed by John Dowdy and John Hughes Knight); and a bond, 1817, of John Hughes Knight and William Rudd with William Baldwin (witnessed by Ambrose Dowdy and John Dowdy).

b6,180-6,188

Section 171. 9 items. Deeds, 1808, of John Fowlkes (witnessed by Spencer G. Callicoat, Thomas [Gerrs], William Hatchett, and William Newbell) and Mrs. Nancy Fowlkes (witnessed by Spencer G. Callicoat, Elias Dejernett, and William Newbell) to William Baldwin for land in Nottoway County, Va.; deeds, 1811-1817, of Reuben Dejernett (witnessed by Davis Allen, Pleasant Borum, Spencer C. Griffin, and John M. A. Hamblen) and Gabriel Fowlkes (witnessed by William Carter, Spencer C. Griffin, Abraham Hatchitt and V. Robertson) to William Baldwin for land in Nottoway and Prince Edward counties, Va.; note, ca. 1811, concerning land of Bowler Dejernatt in Prince Edward County; deed of release, 1817, of Reuben Dejernatt and William Rudd (witnessed by John Dowdy and John Hughes Knight) to William Baldwin for land in Nottoway County; and a patent (extract copy), 1745, of Mrs. [?] Dejernett for land in [Amelia] County, Va.

William Womack estate

b6,189-6,191

Section 172. 3 items. Deed of release, 1811, of Elizabeth (Rice) Puckett and Flemmen Puckett to the estate of William Womack (witnessed by John Childries, Benjamin Doughtry and William Lucas and bears receipt of Richard Driskill to Asa Dupuy and James Dupuy [witnessed by Eliza G. Dupuy and Lucretia Jackson]), power of attorney, 1820, of Warran Roberts to William Roberts concerning the estate of William Womack (bears affidavits of Thomas L. Cowan, John Giles, William H. Horah, and John Murphey and seal of the Court of Please and Quarter Sessions of Rowan County, N.C., along with a receipt of William Roberts to Asa Dupuy [witnessed by Joseph Dupuy]); and a power of attorney, 1811, of Flemmen Puckett to Richard Driskill concerning the estate of William Womack (witnessed by John Childries, Benjamin Doughtry, Alexander Driskill, and Thomas Driskill and bears affidavits of William Garrett and William Lillard).

Isham Rice estate

b6,192-6,193

Section 173. 2 items. Power of attorney, 1814, of Francis Rice to James Wheary concerning the estate of Isham Rice (witnessed by Richmond Pearson and Horrace B. Satterwhite and bears affidavits of John Giles and John Steele and seal of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rowan County, N.C.); and a letter [1814], of Mrs. Jamima Rice to James Wharry [i.e., Wharey] bearing affidavits of John Gardner, John Giles, Nathaniel Johnston, and Mrs. Jamima Rice (witnessed by Robert Morgan and bears seal of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rowan County, N.C.

b6,194-6,196

Section 174. 3 items. Affidavit, 1814, of Elenor [i.e., Eleanor] Rice before Nathaniel Price concerning Isham Rice; affidavit, 1814, of John Giles (bears seal of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rowan County, N.C.) concerning Francis Rice; and an affidavit, 1811, of John Clark concerning Joel Jackson and Nancy Rice.

Robert Guerrant Branch estate

b6,197-6,239

Section 175. 43 items. Correspondence, 1843-1854, of Robert Guerrant Branch (of Prince Edward Court House [now Worsham], Va.) with Robert Carrington Anderson, A. P. Biglow, Anthony Martin Branch (of Huntsville, Tex.), William Daniel Branch (of Lynchburg, Va.), Edward D. Christian (of Lynchburg, Va.), Mrs. Mary H. Christian, David Comfort, Mrs. Maria Crump, John A. Dalby, P. Dougherty, Benjamin Gildersleeve, James M. McNutt, Dr. Edward Mumford Mettauer, John W. Nash, Joseph Phillips, Samuel McDowell Reid (concerning the lawsuit of [?] Baxter’s executor v. [?] Baxter’s heirs in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge County, Va.), Benjamin Philip Walker (of “Laurel Hill,” [Appomattox County], Va.), John C. Walker, Robert K. Watkins (of Lynchburg, Va.), Washington Lafayette Watkins, Branch Jones Worsham (concerning Hampden-Sydney College), and C. R. Barksdale & Co. of Farmville, Va., and Robert W. Cronin & Co. of Prince Edward Court House [now Worsham], Va.

b6,240-6,262

Section 176. 23 items. Accounts, 1842-1854, of Robert Guerrant Branch kept at Prince Edward County, Va., in part concerning Dr. Peyton Randolph Berkeley and Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (at Hampden-Sydney College).

b6,263-6,269

Section 177. 7 items. Bonds, 1843-1853, of Robert Guerrant Branch (of Prince Edward County, Va.) with Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, William A. Nelson, Joseph Watson and Spencer & Venable of [?]; and an accounts, 1848, of Thomas C. Miller and Spencer & Venable of [?].

b6,270-6,272

Section 178. 3 items. Accounts, 1848-1855, concerning the estate of Robert Guerrant Branch.

b6,273-6,274

Section 179. 2 items. Fire insurance policy, 1849, issued by the Howard Fire Insurance Company of New York, N.Y., to Robert Guerrant Branch (of Prince Edward Court House [now Worsham], Va.); decree (copy), 1856, of the Circuit Court of Prince Edward County, Va., in the lawsuit of Richard Henry Watkins (administrator of the estate of Robert Guerrant Branch) v. Hugh F. Morton, F. W. Branch, Margaret K. Branch, and A. A. Branch and the President and Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College.

Richard Henry Watkins estate

b6,275-6,293

Section 180. 19 items. Letters, 1848-1869, written to Richard Henry Watkins (of Prince Edward County, Va.) by George W. Booker, Samuel Dabney Burke (executor of the estate of John Raine), Thomas W. Epes (of Blacks and Whites [now Blackstone], Va., concerning the estate of Asa Dupuy), Lewis Daniel Isbell, Lew Jones, Dr. Henry Archer Mettauer, Dr. John Peter Mettauer (concerning Asa Dupuy Dickinson, Charles Hudson, J. M. Rice, Henry Thweatt and Branch Jones Worsham), J. Morton, F. B. Royall, Joseph Todd and Robert A. Walters (of Ringgold, Pittsylvania County, Va.)

b6,294-6,299

Section 181. 6 items. Accounts, 1847-1860, of Richard Henry Watkins kept in Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,300-6,310

Section 182. 11 items. Accounts, 1850-1851, of the executors (i.e., Richard Henry Watkins and William W. Watkins) of the estate of Henry N. Watkins (of “Oldham,” Prince Edward County, Va.).

Judith Townes (Walker) Watkins estate

b6,311-6,312

Section 183. 2 items. Agreement, 1857, of Robert K. Watkins, Dr. William Townes Walker, and Judith Townes (Walker) Watkins (concerning Judith Townes (Walker) Watkins’s interest in the estate of William Townes Walker and Mary (Dupuy) Walker [bears affidavit of William D. Branch, Samuel A. Guy and Thomas E. Haskins]); and will (copy), 1861, of Judith Townes (Walker) Watkins (probated in Lynchburg, Va.)

William Womack estate

b6,313-6,352

Section 184. 40 items. Accounts, 1790-1845, kept by the commissioners (i.e., Asa Dupuy and James Dupuy) and administrator (i.e., Thomas Womack) of the estate of William Womack (of Charlotte County, Va.)

b6,353-6,362

Section 185. 10 items. Order (copy), n.d., of the County Court of Charlotte County, Va., granting administration of the estate of Mary (Womack) Mann to Pilgrim L. Williams; will (copy), 1800, of Abraham Womack probated in Caswell County, N.C. (Witnessed by Nancy Bethell, William Bethell, and Jeremiah Stubblefield and bears affidavits of Solomon Graves and Archibald Murphey and seal of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Caswell County, along with a receipt of Joseph Womack to Asa Dupuy); and notes, 1809-1810, concerning the estate of William Womack.

b6,363-6,365

Section 186. 3 items. Affidavits, 1816, of Wyatt Stubblefield and Richard Stubblefield (concerning the Womack family) made before William Robertson and Meredith Price (bears affidavits of Archibald Murphey and Solomon Graves and seal of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Caswell County, N.C.); affidavit, n.d., of Josiah Womack (of Caswell County, N.C.) concerning William Womack; and an affidavit, 1811, of Cabren Blackston (concerning Elizabeth (Rice) Puckett) before Ezekiel Campbell (bears affidavits of William Garrett and William Lillard).

b6,366-6,371

Section 187. 6 items. Decrees, 1803-1813, of the Chancery Court of Charlotte County, Va., in the lawsuit of Pleasant Robards, Stephen Robards, Joshua Robards, William Robards, Martha Robards, Fanny (Robards) Irby, Judy (Robards) Chandler [heirs of Martha (Womack) Robards] v. Thomas Womack [administrator of William Womack], Abner Womack, Elizabeth (Womack) Cauthorn, John Spradlin, Mary (Womack) Spradlin [children and representatives of Abraham Womack], William Womack, Mary (Womack) Owen, Martha Womack [children and representatives of Isham Womack], Francis Rice, Thomas Rice, Samuel Rice, Abraham Rice, Isham Rice, Fanny Rice, Molly (Rice) Cheatham, Elizabeth (Rice) Puckett [children and representatives of Sarah (Womack) Rice], Francis Hamilton, Daniel Owen, Mary (Hamilton) Owen [children and representatives of Judy (Womack) Hamilton], Mary (Womack) Mann, Josiah Hatchett, Joseph Tolbolt (i.e., Talbot or Tolbert), Martha (Hatchett) Talbolt (i.e., Talbot or Tolbert), Judith (Hatchett) Furkering and William Hatchett [children and representatives of Elizabeth (Womack) Hatchett]; and includes a newspaper clipping, 1812 July 29, from the Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Ga.

b6,372-6,374

Section 188. 3 items. Bond (witnessed by Joseph Scott), 1790, of C. Irwin and William Hill to Thomas Womack (administrator of the estate of William Womack); bond, 1790, of Lucy Hichcoke (i.e., Hitchcock) and Russell Hichcoke (i.e., Hitchcock), to Thomas Womack (administrator of the estate of William Womack and witnessed by Robert Rakestraw); and a bond, 1806, of Anthony Womack to Mary Womack (executor of Thomas Womack and witnessed by Prudence Jones).

William Baldwin (d. 1817) estate

b6,375-6,376

Section 189. 2 items. Account, 1817, of William Baldwin (of Nottoway County, Va.); and an agreement, 1817, of John Miller with William Baldwin (concerning a slave).

b6,377-6,393

Section 190. 17 items. Accounts, 1817-1820, of Asa Dupuy kept as executor of the estate of William Baldwin (of Nottoway County, Va.).

b6,394-6,397

Section 191. 4 items. Bond, 1817, of John Hughes Knight with Robert Dickinson and Asa Dupuy (executors of the estate of William Baldwin); bond, 1819, of John C. Chappell and Spencer C. Griffin (witnessed by [?] and a. P. Miller) with Asa Dupuy (executor of the estate of William Baldwin); bond, 1825, of John Hughes Knight and James M. Taylor (witnessed by A. B. Miller) to Asa Dupuy (executor of the estate of William Baldwin); and an agreement, 1821, of Asa Dupuy (executor of the estate of William Baldwin) with [?] Allen (concerning the managing of a farm in Nottoway County, Va.).

b6,398-6,399

Section 192. 2 items. Plat, n.d., of land owned by Christopher Harrison and Mrs. Mary Harrison in Nottoway and Prince Edward counties, Va. (surveyed by Edward Craddock); and a plat, 1819, of land owned by William Baldwin and William Harrison in Nottoway and Prince Edward counties, Va. (surveyed by Robert Knight).

b6,400-6,401

Section 193. 2 items. Order ([copy] 1820, of the Court of Nottoway County, Va. (concerning Asa Dupuy as executor of the estate of William Baldwin); and an order (copy), 1824, of the Chancery Court of Prince Edward County, Va., in the lawsuit of Mrs. Tabitha Baldwin Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Elizabeth W. (Baldwin) Taylor, James M. Taylor, Mary W. Baldwin, and Asa Dupuy (executor of the estate of William Baldwin) v. William C. Rudd and Mrs. Martha Rudd.

b6,402-6,405

Section 194. 4 items. Accounts, 1823-1824, of Elizabeth (Baldwin) Taylor kept in Nottoway County, Va. Include accounts of Mary W. Baldwin.

Asa Dupuy miscellaneous

b6,406-6,416

Section 195. 11 items. Letters, 1812-1854, written by or addressed to James R. Allen, Samuel C. Anderson, Samuel Baldwin (concerning land in Appomattox County, Va.), Elisha Ballentine, Dr. Peyton Randolph Berkeley, Allen Chandler (concerning the estate of William Womack), John M. Daniel, Joel Foster, John T. Johnson, Edward Jones, John Morrison, John Purnall, H. G. Richardson (concerning Robert Guerrant Branch), Thomas C. Spencer, James M. Taylor, John B. Walton (concerning the lawsuit of Robert Walton v. Sarah Moore in the District Court of Petersburg, Va.), Robert K. Watkins, Stephen Dupuy Watkins, William H. Watkins, W. A. Watson, and Francis T. Wootton (concerning the lawsuit of Francis T. Wootton v. John T. Johnson in the Circuit Court of Prince Edward County, Va.).

b6,517-6,434

Section 196. 18 items. Accounts, 1824-1855, of [?] Cralle, [?] Douglass, Bowler Dejernatt, William Gaines, Thomas Nelson, John Rains, John H. Redd, H. G. Richardson, Thomas Spencer, Robert M. Taylor, John H. Thomas, Mrs. Mildred Wade (guardian of Charles A. Anderson), M. Watkins, Mrs. M. S. Watkins, Richard Henry Watkins, Robert J. Watkins, and Charles Woodson.

b6,435-6,439

Section 197. 5 items. Bill of complaint, summonses, order and bonds (copies), 1867, in lawsuit of James A. Watson v. James M. .McNutt, J. T. Redd, John Anderson Dally, James T. Gray, Edwin J. Redd, Edwin Edmunds, John A. Scott, Charles A. Price, Richard Henry Watkins, John Hughes Knight, Charles E. Redd, John Peterson Fitzgerald, Branch Jones Worsham, Thomas E. Perkinson, Dr. Peyton Randolph Berkeley, Thomas T. Tredway, Beverly S. Scott, Patrick H. Jackson, John Thruston Thornton, Henry Venable, Hilary G. Richardson, and Abraham C. Carrington in the Circuit Court of Prince Edward County, Va.

Also, will (copy), n.d. of Elisha Ballentine of Prince Edward County; deed of trust, 1845, of Dr. John Peter Mettauer to William Morton (for the benefit of John F. Edmunds) concerning slaves; bond, 1828, of Josiah Cunningham to Jacob W. Morton & Company of [Charlotte County, Va.] (witnessed by L[?] B. Allen); and plat, n.d., of land of James D. Ligon, John T[urner] Ligon, Drury Smith, Mary Smith and William T. Smith in Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,440-6,441

Section 198. 2 items. Bill of complaint (copy), n.d., of Moseley Parrish in the lawsuit of Ella Scott’s administrator (i.e., George W. Booker) v. Mrs. Mary J. Scott in the Circuit Court of Prince Edward County, Va.; and an account, 1863-1865, of Ella Scott with Mrs. Mary J. Scott.


Miscellaneous

b6442-6,464

Section 199. 23 items. Notes, ca. 1838-1940, concerning William Alexander, Jerman Baker, John Bowyer, Joseph Bridger, Charles Bruce, James Bruce, Alexander Campbell, Arthur Campbell, Charles Churchill, Jonathan Williams Condy (by Horace Binney), Chisley Daniel, Cornelius Conway Felton, George Foster, William Green (resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the Virginia Historical Society of Richmond and signed by Beverley Randolph Wellford), John Hayes, Samuel Johnson, Meriwether Lewis, Sam Lyle, Samuel McDowell, William McKee, Earl of Mansfield, John Marshall, George Mason Stevens, Thomson Mason, William Maxwell, Lucian Minor, George Moffet, Andrew Moore, James Morton, John A. Murrell, Helen (Calvert) Maxwell Read, William Cabell Rives (obituary notices written by “Monticello,” [i.e., Robert W. Lewis]), Virgil A. Stewart, Archibald Stuart, John Stuart, John Trimble, Richard N. Venable, Joseph Walker, Caleb Wallace, James B. Wallace and John Wilson.

Genealogical notes

b6,465-6,505

Section 200. 41 items. Genealogical notes, 1851-1944, concerning the Adams, Barbour, Burwell (compiled by Dr. Robert Carter Randolph), Byrd (compiled by Conway Robinson), Carrington, Galt, Grayson, Grigsby (in part, compiled by Emma Martha (Grigsby) Herbert), Henry, Johnston, McCorkle, McNutt, Mason, Maupin, Morson, Nelson, Nicholas, Paxton, Porter, Read, Rose, Seddon, Shackelford, Taliaferro, Tazewell, Venable, Wilson, Woods and Woodson families.

William D. Henley estate

b6,506-6,507

Section 201. 2 items. Fire insurance policies (nos. 11823 and 11825), 1843, issued by the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, Richmond (signed by Thomas Rutherfoord Blair and John Rutherfoord and bears seals) to John Singleton Millson (executor of the estate of William D. Henley) for houses in Norfolk, Va.

Edgehill, Charlotte County, Va.

b6,508

Section 202. Diary, 1861 October 22-1862 March 11, of Peter Davis concerning agricultural operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va., owned by Hugh Blair Grigsby.

[24] p. : holograph ; 7 1/4 x 4 ½ in. Bound volume.

John Woodson estate

b6,509

Section 203. Will, 1791 August 24, of John Woodson (d. 1793) of Cumberland County, Va.; probates 1793 March 25.

1 p. : handwritten ; 12 x 7 ½ in.

James Macartney estate

b6,510-6,511

Section 204. 2 items. Correspondence (copies), 1778-1783, concerning the estate of James Macartney. Correspondents include Pater Johnston, Mrs. Boneta Macartney, William Potter, and Robert Williams.

b6,512-6,514

Section 205. 3 items. Cornerstone inscription, 1826, of the Norfolk Lyceum, Norfolk, Va. (consecrated to the used of the First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk Va.); list ' (copy), 1781-1786, of duties levied on foreign imports by the Virginia General Assembly; and instruction, n.d., for dyeing.

Poetry

b6,515-6,531

Section 206. 17 items. Poetry, 1850-1861, written by Ann Jeffery Galt (“To My Brother on Seeing his Columbus” and “To My three Nieces Not of the Flesh, but of the Spirit”), M. Littlefield (“To Mrs. Grigsby” [i.e., Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby]), Mary Frances (Robertson) Maxwell (“Hymn, P.M.”), Virginia Reese (verso, broadside, 1857, of Virginia and Tenn[essee] Collegiate Institute, Bristol, Va.), [Susan B.] Shober (“The Bacchante”), George Tucker (“The Pleasures Left Old Age” or “Life’s Latest Pleasures” in the handwriting of Hugh Blair Grigsby), and miscellaneous lines of verse.

Writings

b6,532-6,537

Section 207. 6 items. Addresses of Walton D. Bidgood, Harvey L. Christie, Mary J. (Scott) Greever, Lewis Edwin Harvie, William Marshall Tredway and John Weir Willcoxon; notes of William Scott Morton; specifications, 1858, of Reid & Williams of Norfolk, Va., to repair houses in Norfolk, Va.; translation into English from Greek [passage concerning Croesus].

Writings on Dueling

b6,538-6,539

Section 208. 2 items. Correspondence (copy), 1839, of Joseph Seawell Jones (at Petersburg, Va.) and H. Wright Wilson. Concerns a hoax relating to a supposed duel in Norfolk, Va., between Jones and Wilson (an imaginary person created by Jones).

Cf. The North Carolina Historical Review, XXXIV (1957), 483-506.

Also, includes correspondence (copy), 1865 (i.e., 1765) of John Baylis, Cuthbert Bullitt and John Scott concerning a duel between Baylis and Bullitt.

Land records, Miscellaneous

b6,540-6,542

Section 209. 2 items. Grant, 1788, to Alexander Boyd (assignee of Gerard Banks, assignee of John Smith) for land in Montgomery County, Va. (signed by Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia and bears seal); and a deed (copy), 1774, from William Byrd, Charles Carter, John Page, Peyton Randolph and Charles Turnbull to Joshua Storrs for land in Richmond, Va. (witnessed by Thomas Everard, Patrick Henry and John Tazewell and also concerns Thomson Mason).

College of William and Mary

b6,543-6,546

Section 210. 4 items. Program (copy), 1872, of the commencement (with Hugh Blair Grigsby presiding) of the College of William and Mary; resolutions (copy), ca. 1789, of the Faculty of the College of William and Mary (concerning John Randolph of Roanoke); list, 1859, of subscribers to rebuild the College of William and Mary; and a memorial (copy), 1862, of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary (concerning John Tyler).

Historical miscellany, General

b6,547-6,549

Section 211. 3 items. Order, 1836, of Thomas Sidney Jesup (of the U.S. Army) concerning the Creek Indians; notes, 1833, concerning nullification and the Bank of the United States; and minutes (copy), 1775, of a meeting of freeholders of Augusta County held at Staunton, Va.

Historical miscellany, Prince Edward County, Va.

b6,550-6,555

Section 212. 6 items. Agreement (copy), 1758, of Robert Hastie and Peter Legrand with Thomas Scott and James Wimbish to build the Glebe House of St. Patrick’s Parish, Prince Edward County, Va.; list (copy), 1776, of tithes in Prince Edward County; polls of voters for election to the House of Burgesses (1758) and House of Delegates (1782) from Prince Edward County; and list, 1851-1869, of bonds payable to Briery Presbyterian Church, Prince Edward County.

Historical miscellany, legal documents

b6,556-6,563

Section 213. 8 items. Bill of complaint (copy), ca. 1870, of Lewis Daniel Isbell (trustee of William M. Hannah) suing for benefit of Thomas Edmund Watkins (receiver of Charlotte County, Va., Circuit Court in the Chancery case of Price v. Hannah) v. John Robert Franklin and Samuel Rice Franklin in Appomattox County, Va., Circuit Court; bill of complaint (copy), 1783, and affidavits (copies) in the lawsuit of Dr. William McKenzie v. Drury Burge in the District Court of Prince Edward County, Va.; and a bill of complaint (copy), 1793-1799, answer (copy), order (copy), and affidavits (copies) in the lawsuit of Patrick Henry v. Thomas Read in the Charlotte County, Va., Court.

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