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Finding aids for manuscripts and archives

Finding aids are broken down alphabetically

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Finding aids 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 finding aids, are described in their entirety in the society's online catalog.

 

(A)

A. H. Robins Company. Records, 1885–2007, of the A. H. Robins Company, Richmond, Va.
Call number: Mss3 R5535 a FA2

Agee, Louis Napoleon, 1911–1982. Papers, ca. 1935–1991.
Call number: Mss1 Ag322 a FA2

All Saints Episcopal Church (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1883–1983.
Call number: Mss3 AL515 a FA1

Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay), 1898–1986. Papers, 1850–1987. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 AL685 a FA2

Ambler family. Papers, 1638–1809.
Call number: Mss1 Am167 b

American Cancer Society. Virginia Division. Records, 1941–1996, of the Virginia Division of the American Cancer Society.
Call number: Mss3 Am354 a FA2

Apostolic Christian Church Foundation. Records, 1946–1992.
Call number: Mss3 Ap466 a FA2

Arvonia-Buckingham Slate Company, Inc., Records, 1913–1990.
Call number: Mss3 Ar896 a FA2

(B)

(B)

Barrow, W. J. (William James), 1904–1967. Papers, 1928–1979.
Call number: Mss3 B2795 a FA1

Baskervill & Son (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1894–1951, of Baskervill & Son, Richmond, Va.
Call number: Mss3 B2922 a FA2

Baylor family. Papers, 1662–1962. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 B3445 e FA2

Bazile, Leon M. (Leon Maurice), 1890–1967. Papers, 1826–1967.
Call number: Mss1 B3483 a FA2

Beckley, John James, 1757–1807. Papers, 1773–1807.
Call number: Mss1 B3886 a

Bemiss, FitzGerald, 1922–2011. Papers, 1952–1988. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 B4252 a FA2

Beverley family papers, Papers, 1654-1929. Part 19.
Call number:  
Mss1 B4678 b 21,735-21,857 (303 items)

Billings, H. Warren (Harold Warren), 1896–1988. Papers, 1892–1979, of architect and artist H. Warren Billings.
Call number: Mss1 B4963 a

Brady, Tate Thompson, 1922–1993. Papers, 1971–1992.
Call number: Mss1 B7297 a FA2

Brinson, Betsy. Papers, 1894–1999, concerning the history of women in Virginia and the South.
Call number: Mss1 B7725 b FA2

Brown, Aubrey N. (Aubrey Neblett), 1908–1998. Papers, 1944–1995. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 B8122 a FA2

(C)

(C)

Cabell family. Papers, 1808–1935.
Call number: Mss1 C1118 c FA2

Central Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. Records, 1906–2003.
Call number: Mss3 C3332 a FA2

Chamberlayne family. Papers, 1849–1954.
Call number: Mss1 C3552 e FA2

Chisolm, William Garnett, 1890–1955. Papers, 1749–1955.
Call number: Mss1 C44

Clark, Adèle, 1882–1983. Papers, 1855–1976. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 C5472 a FA2

Cocke family. Papers, 1794–1981 (bulk 1883–1964).  (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 C6458 d FA2

Confederate Memorial Association. Records, 1896–1947.
Call number: Mss3 C7602 a FA1

Conger, Edwin Fisher Papers, 1900-1979.
Call number: Mss1 C7604 a

Couper Marble Works (Norfolk, Va.). Records, 1848–1942.
Call number: Mss3 C8325 a

(D)

(D)

Dunlop, James Nathaniel, 1844–1888. Papers, 1840–1888.
Call number: Mss1 D9214 a FA2

(E)

(E)

E. F. Pearsall Co. (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1896–1959.
Call number: Mss3 P3165 a

Erskine Company, Inc., Records, 1876-1996.
Call number: Mss3 Er865 a FA2

Exchange Hotel and Ballard House (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1865–1890.
Call number: Mss3 Ex243 a

(F)

(F)

Faulkner family. Papers, 1737–1954. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 F2735 a FA2

Flannagan, Roy C. (Roy Catesby), 1897–1952. Papers, 1919–1947.
Call number: Mss1 F6143 a FA2

Freeman, Anne Hobson, 1934–. Papers, 1926–1994, concerning Scott & Stringfellow and Wheat First Butcher Singer.
Call number: Mss1 F8774 a FA2

(G)

(G)

Goodman family. Papers, 1810–1971.
Call number: Mss1 G6245 a FA2

Gray, William, 1793–1873. Papers, 1819–1875. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 G7952 a FA2

Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806–1881. Papers, 1745–1944.
Call number: Mss1 G8782 b

Gwathmey family. Papers, 1790–1982. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 G9957 c FA2

(H)

Harrison, Fairfax, 1869–1938. Papers, 1928–1945.
Call number: Mss1 H2463 p

Hill family. Papers, 1787–1945. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 H5565 a FA2

Hopkins & Bro. (Onancock, Va.). Records, 1838–1964.
Call number: Mss3 H7777 a

Hopkins & Bro., Onancock, Va., records, 1868–1964
Call number: Mss3 H7777 b FA1

Holmes, Julian C. Papers, 1968-2011,  [bulk 1972-1977], on the Collapse of Skyline Towers, Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia.
Call number Mss3 Ar896 a FA2

Houston family. Papers, 1850–1943.
Call number: Mss1 H8185 a FA2

Hunter Family Papers, 1766–1918
Call number: Mss1 H9196 a FA2

 (J)

James River Corporation (Va.). Records, 1969–1996.
Call number: Mss3 J2373 b FA2

Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation Records, 1910-2009
Call Number Mss3 J5495 a FA2

 (K)

Keith family. Papers, 1830–1979. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 K2694 c FA2

Kendall, Claud C., 1904–1993. Papers, ca. 1900–1993.
Call number: Mss1 K3312 a FA2

 (L)

Larus and Brother Company (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1877–1974.
Call number: Mss3 L3297 a FA1
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Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation Records, 1800–2004.
Call number: Mss3 L449 a FA2

Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807–1870. Headquarters papers, 1850–1876 (bulk 1862–1865).
Call number: Mss3 L515 a

Lenton, Stephen Micheal, 1941–2001. Papers, 1941–2002.
Call number: Mss1 L5495 a FA2

LeSueur–Richmond Slate Corporation, 1834–1998.
Call number: Mss3 L5673 a FA2

Letcher, John, 1813–1884. Papers, 1770–1970.
Call number: Mss1 L5684 a FA2

Lewis, Samuel E. (Samuel Edwin), 1838–1917. Papers, 1861–1917.
Call number: Mss1 L5884 a FA2

Lewis, Sydney and Frances papers, ca. 1950–2003.
Call number: Mss1 L5888 b FA2

Life Insurance Company of Virginia Records, 1871–1920.
Call number: Mss3 L6263 a FA2

Lupton family. Papers, 1745–1895. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 L9747 a FA2

 (M)

Manchester Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A.M., Richmond, Va., papers, 1769-1988.
Call number: Mss3 F8774 a FA2

Martin, Roy M. Papers, 1978–1996, of Roy M. Martin.
Call number: Mss1 M3656 a FA2

Mays, David John, 1896–1971. Papers, 1905–1985. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 M4555 g FA2

McCrone, J. Alexander, 1906–1979. Papers, 1922–1937.
Call number: Mss1 M1383 a FA2

Murphy, W. Tayloe (William Tayloe), 1933–. Papers, 1977–2000, of W. Tayloe Murphy.
Call number: Mss1 M9592 a FA2

 (N)

Nadenbousch, John Quincy Adams, 1824–1892. Papers, 1791–1925.
Call number: Mss1 N1244 a FA2

 (O)

Owens & Minor, Inc., Records, 1882-2009.
Call number: Mss3 Ow27 a FA2

 (P)

Page family. Papers, 1819–1976. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 P1465 a FA2

Peyton Society of Virginia. Records, 1952–2004.
Call number: Mss3 P4686 a FA2

Pollard & Bagby, Inc. (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1891–1920.
Call number: Mss3 P7635 a FA1

Protestant Episcopal Church Home for Ladies (Richmond, Va.). Records. 1875–1976.
Call number: Mss3 P9464 a FA1

 (R)

Reynolds, J. Sargeant (Julian Sargeant), 1936–1971. Papers, 1956–1991. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 R3365 a FA2

Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Records, 1833–1909.
Call number: Mss3 R4152 a

Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Records, 1837–1983.
Call number: Mss3 R4152 b FA2

Richmond Light Infantry Blues records, 1871–1980.
Call number: Mss3 R4157 c FA2

Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1959–2000.
Call number: Mss3 R5407 a FA2

Roller family. Papers, 1837–1917. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 R6498 a FA2

 (S)

Signet Banking Corporation. Records, 1795–1996.
Call number: Mss3 Si264 a FA2

Sinnott, Edward F., Papers, 1925–2005.
Call number: Mss3 Si663 a FA2

Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832–1918. Diary, 1861–1865.
Call number: Mss5:1 Sn237:1

Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832–1918. Scrapbook, 1861–1899.
Call number: Mss5:7 Sn237:1

Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia. Records, 1970–2010.
Call number: Mss3 So139 a FA2

Stewart family. Papers, 1802–1938.
Call number: Mss1 St495 a FA2

 (T)

Taubman, Ambassador Nicholas and Eugenia , 2000–2010. 
Call number: Mss1 T1918 a FA2

Thalhimer, William Blum, 1914–2005. Corporate and family archives, 1862–1992 (bulk 1894–1992).
Call number: Mss1 T3275 a FA2

Ticer, Patricia Smith, 1935–. Papers, 1982–2001.
Call number: Mss1 T4355 b

 (U)

United Confederate Veterans. R.E. Lee Camp No. 1 (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1883–1936.
Call number: Mss3 G7628 a FA1

Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc. Papers, 1908–1994.
Call number: Mss3 Un39 a FA2

Upper Brandon (Va.). Records, 1984–1998.
Call number: Mss3 Up67 a

 (V)

Virginia Conservation Association. Records, 1989–2001.
Call number: Mss3 V8194 a FA2

Virginia Environmental Endowment, part of The Robert R. Merhige, Jr., Environmental History Archive Records, 1977–2011.
Call number: Mss3 V81951 a FA2

 (W)

Westmoreland Club (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1877–1942.
Call number: Mss3 W5285 a

Wickham family. Papers, 1754–1977. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 W6326 c FA2

Wickham family. Papers, 1766–1945 (bulk 1794–1912). (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 W6326 a FA2

Wilson family. Papers, 1790–1944. (Virginia Heritage: Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia)
Call number: Mss1 W6997 a FA2

W. J. Barrow Research Laboratory. Records, 1932–1978.
Call number: Mss3 B2796 a FA1

Woman's Club (Richmond, Va.). Records, 1894–1995.
Call number: Mss3 W8405 a