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Indexes

Indexes exist for a relatively small number of Virginia Historical Society manuscript collections. They are created for especially large or complex collections that require detailed descriptions and location guides. The majority of manuscript materials at the VHS, which do not require indexes or finding aids, are described in their entirety in the society's online catalog.

Indexes are broken down alphabetically

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

(B)

(B)

Bagby Family Papers, 1824-1960, Part 2 and 5 
Call Number Mss1 B1463 b Index to Correspondence

Bagby Family Papers, 1824-1960, Part 9, 11, 12, and 14.
Call Number Mss1 B1463 b Index to Correspondence

Bagby Family Papers, 1824-1960, Part 16, 18, 20, 23.
Call Number Mss1 B1463 b Index to Correspondence

Bemiss, FitzGerald  Papers, 1943-1997
Correspondence, n.d., 1943-1997, with or about George H. W. Bush
Call Number Mss1 B4252 c 1-500 Series 1.

Beverley Family Papers, 1654-1929. Part 7
Correspondence of Robert Beverley (1858-1928)
Call Number Mss1 B4678 b 929-11,089 (10,161 items)

Bouldin, Thomas Tyler  (1813-1891) of “Golden Hills,” Charlotte County, Va. List of Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 B6638 a Section 11

Bowles, Jr.Aubrey Russell  (1896-1984) a Guide to the Papers, 1949-1978
Section 1. General correspondence, 1957-1970.
Call Number Mss1 B6816 a folders 1-7

Bruce Family Papers, 1665-1926. Section 17.
Correspondence, 1840-1907, of Sarah Alexander (Seddon) Bruce
Call Number Mss1 B8306 b 440-1160

Bruce Family Papers, 1665-1926. Section 8
Correspondence, 1841-1894, of Charles Bruce
Call Number Mss1 B8306 b28-331

Bryan Family Papers, 1774-1942
Letterbook of Joseph Bryan, 1895 April 15-December 21
Call Number Mss1 B8408 a 24

Bryan Family Papers, 1774-1942
Letterbook of Joseph Bryan, 1903 March 5-December 31
Call Number Mss1 B8408 a 25

BryanJoseph papers, 1869-1910. Sections 3-38
Letterbooks and loose correspondence, 1873-1907
Call Number Mss1 B8407 b 5-131

Burwell Family papers, 1869-1910. Section 6
Correspondence, 1820-1871, of George Harrison Burwell (1799-1873)
Call Number Mss1 B9585 a 40-384

 

(C)

(C)

Cabell family. Papers, 1774-1941. Section 18
Correspondence, 1833-1879, of Henry Coalter Cabell
Call Number Mss1 C1118 a 196-590

Carrington Family Papers, 1744-1940. Section 22
Correspondence, 1830-1882, of John Blair McPhail (1807-1891)
Call NumberMss1 C2358 d 650-1317

Carter family papers, 1651-1861
Section 22. Correspondence of Robert Carter (1728-1804) of “Nomini Hall.”
Call Number Mss1 C2468 a 145-981

Chaffin Family Papers, 1814-1953 (bulk 1846-1902)
Supplemental Indices
Call Number Mss1 C3467 a

Chamberlayne Family Papers, 1821-1938
Section 1. Correspondence, 1860-1882, of John Hampden Chamberlayne
Call Number Mss1 C3552 c1-433

Claiborne Family
Papers, 1665-1911. Section 27.
Call Number Mss1 C5217 b 283-764

Claiborne Family
Papers, 1665-1911. Section 41.
Call Number Mss1 C5217 b 824-2,170

Claiborne Family
Papers, 1665-1911. Section 56.
Call Number Mss1 C5217 b 3,299-3,596

Cocke family. Papers, 1770-1860.
Section 17. Correspondence, 1796-1859, of James Powell Cocke (1781-1861).
Call Number Mss1 C6458 b 451-789

 

(D)

(D)

Dabney Family Papers, 1742-1928. Section 21
Correspondence, 1830-1891, of Charles William Dabney (1809-1895)
Call Number Mss1 D1124 b 369-870

 

(E)

(E)

Eggleston Family Papers, 1788-1975. Section 13.
Call Number Mss1 Eg396 b 371-10,572
Correspondence, 1877-1953, of Joseph Dupuy Eggleston (1867-1953)

Eggleston family. Papers, 1788-1975. Section 25.
Index to letters written to and from various persons and organizations
Call Number Mss1 Eg396 b 11,549-11,888

 

(G)

(G)

Gordon family. Papers, 1844-1951. Section 15.
Correspondence, 1890-1948, of Elizabeth Iris Southall (Clarke) Gordon Biddle Gordon (1871-1958)
Call Number Mss1 G6596c 1191-3240

(H)
 

Hannah Family Papers, 1760-1967. Section 33
Correspondence, 1835-1888, of George Cunningham Hannah
Call Number Mss1 H1956 a 1199-2063

Hannah Family Papers, 1760-1967. Section 87
Correspondence, 1889-1964, of Anne (Atkinson) Burmeister Chamberlayne
Call Number Mss1 H1956 a 4094-4454
Index to Correspondents and Selected Subjects

Harvie Family. Papers, 1831-1913. Section 1
Correspondence, 1835-1887, of Lewis Edwin Harvie of "Dykeland," Amelia County, Va.
Call Number Mss1 H2636 c 1-1552

Holladay Family Papers, 1753-1961. Section 114
Correspondence, 1835-1891, of James Minor Holladay
Call Number Mss1 H7185 b 4588-6663

Holladay Family Papers, 1753-1961. Section 174
Correspondence, 1839-1904, of Lucy Daniel (Lewis) Holladay
Call Number Mss1 H7185 b 8959-11102

Holladay family papers, 1753-1961. Section 30.
Correspondence, 1801-1860, of Waller Holladay (1776-1860)
Call Number Mss1 H7185 b 358-687

 (J)

Jenings, Edmund  (1703-1756) and Edmund Jenings (1731-1819)
Index to Letterbook, 1753 November 17 - 1769 July 29
Call Number Mss1 J4105 a 1

 (L)

Lee family Papers, 1638-1867
Letterbook, 1774 December 22-1775 August 24, of William Lee 
Call Number Mss1 L51 f 415

Lee family Papers, 1638-1867
Letterbook, 1778 May 8-October 15, of William Lee
Call Number Mss1 L51 f 417

Lee family Papers, 1638-1867
Letterbook, 1779 February 20-October 8, of William Lee
Call Number Mss1 L51 f 418

Lee family Papers, 1638-1867
Letterbook, 1777 May 22-1778 June 24, of William Lee 
Call Number Mss1 L51 f 416

Litchfield family. Papers, 1837-1992. Section 2.
Correspondence, 1869-1903, of George Victor Litchfield (1837-1903)
Call Number Mss1 L7115 a 3-346

Louthan Family. Papers, 1722-1900 Section 43. 
Correspondence, 1885-1953 of Henry Thompson Louthan
Call Number Mss1 L9361 a 5,304-6,125

Louthan Family. Papers, 1722-1900 Section 53.
Correspondence, 1916-1988, of Mary Tyler Louthan

Call Number Mss1 L9361 a 11,664-12,790

 (M)

MacDonald, Edgar E., 1919- , comp.
Papers, 1818-1970. Section 4.
Call Number Mss1 M1453 a 153-239

Mason Family Papers, 1805-1886. Section 24
Correspondence, 1817-1859, of John Young Mason (1799-1859)
Call Number Mss1 M3816 a 727-2468

Mason Family Papers, 1813-1943. Section 52
Correspondence, 1848-1897, of Lewis Edmunds Mason
Call Number Mss1 M3816 c 2055-3609

Mason Family. Papers, 1813-1943. Section 6
Correspondence, 1827-1859, of John Young Mason (1799-1859)
Call Number Mss1 M3816 c 27-557

Mason Family Papers, 1825-1902. Sections 2-7
Correspondence, 1844-1859, of John Young Mason (1799-1859)

Call Number Mss1 M3816 d 5-2,800

Mercer family papers, 1656-1869 (bulk 1740-1845). Section 33.
Correspondence, 1782-1820, of John Francis Mercer (1759-1821)
Call Number Mss1 M5345 a 213-419

Minor Family Papers, 1810-1932. Section 11.
Subject List
Call Number Mss1 M6663 c112-2,973

Minor Family Papers, 1810-1932. Section 18.
Index of Commonplace book of Robert Dabney Minor
Call Number Mss1 M6663 c 3,917

 (N)

Nash Family Papers, 1734-1889. Section 11
Bonds, 1813-1859, of John White Nash
Index to Individuals and Companies
Call Number Mss1 N1786 a 4470-5265

Nash family. Papers, 1734-1889. Section 2.
Correspondence, 1813-1859, of John White Nash
Index to Correspondents and Selected Subjects
Call Number Mss1 N1786 a 8-890

 (P)

Peyton family. Papers, 1760-1919. Section 35.
Index to Correspondence, 1824-1872,
of Dr. Robert Eden Peyton (1804-1872)
Call Number Mss1 P4686 c 312-847

Preston Family Papers, 1773-1862. Section 14
Correspondence, 1840-1862, of William Ballard Preston (1805-1862)
Index to Correspondents and Selected Topics
Mss1 P9267 d 296-708

 (R)

Reed Family Papers, 1921-1935. Section 1.
Correspondence, 1921-1934, of William Thomas Reed (1865-1935)
Call Number Mss1 R2518 a 1-12,855

Reed Family Papers, 1921-1935. Section 2
Correspondence, 1927-1933, of Pleasant Larus Reed of Richmond and “Chelsea,” King William County, Va.
5,366 items
Call Number Mss1 R2518 a 12,856-18,221

Robertson, Archibald Gerard. Papers, 1787-1986
Section 5. Correspondence, 1914-1985
Index to Correspondents and Selected Topics
Call Number Mss1 R5453 a 21-2198 (2,178 items)

Robertson, Walter Spencer Papers, 1824-2002
Section 15. Correspondence of Mary Dade (Taylor) Robertson (1899-2001).
Call Number Mss1 R5495 b 5,718-6,478

Robertson, Walter Spencer  (1893-1970), Papers, 1824-2002
Section 5. Correspondence, 1910-1970, of Walter Spencer Robertson.
Call Number Mss1 R5495 b 1,525-2,946

 (S)

Short family. Papers, 1783-1977. Section 10.
Index to Correspondence, 1891-1931, of Robert Lee Jeffreys (1875-1932)
Call Number Mss1 Sh8185 a Sect. 10

Short family. Papers, 1783-1977. Section 25.
Index to Correspondence, 1917-1974, of Shelton Hardaway Short (1898-1974)
Call Number Mss1 Sh8185 a Sect. 25

Short family. Papers, 1783-1977. Section 41.
Index to Correspondence, 1908-1977, of Bessie Morton Goode (Jeffreys) Short (1899-1977)
Call Number Mss1 Sh8185 a Sect. 41

Short family. Papers, 1783-1977. Section 64.
Index to Correspondence, 1927-1977, of Shelton Hardaway Short (1926-2005)
Call Number Mss1 Sh8185 a Sect. 64

Short family. Papers, 1783-1977. Section 79.
Index to Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1853-1976
Call Number Mss1 Sh8185 a Sect. 79

Spragins Family Papers, 1753-1881. Section 67.
Correspondence, 1806-1857, of Thomas Lanier Spragins
Index to Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 Sp716 a 1818-2314

 (T)

Tayloe family. Papers, 1650-1970
Section 269. Correspondence, 1857-1907, of Henry Augustine Tayloe
List of Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 T2118 d 21200-23604

Tayloe Family Papers, 1650-1970
Section 300. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1756-1970
List of Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 T2118 d 27406-27620

Tayloe Family. Papers, 1650-1970
Section 81. Correspondence, 1818-1871, of William Henry Tayloe
List of Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 T2118 d 2123-7922

Taylor family. Papers, 1844-1912
Section 8. 
Correspondence, 1874-1912, of Virginia (Bagby) Taylor (1864-1955)
Index to Correspondents and Selected Topics
Call Number Mss1 T2197 b 282-1635

 (W)

Wise Family Papers, 1840-1967. 
Section 14. Correspondence, 1872-1913, of John Sergeant Wise
Index to Correspondents and Selected Subjects
Call Number Mss1 W7547 a 103-5,318

Wise Family Papers, 1840-1967. 
Section 51. Correspondence, 1886-1967, of Henry Alexander Wise
Index to Correspondents and Selected Subjects
Call Number Mss1 W7547 a 6,703-15,040

Woodfin, Maude Howlett, 1915-1948.
Section 1. List of Correspondents
Call Number Mss1 W8555 a 1-905