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Hugh Blair Grigsby

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


Abstract

Main Entry: Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881.
Title: Papers, 1745-1944.
Size: 6,563 items.
Biographical Note:

Son and only child of Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1770-1810), Presbyterian minister of Norfolk, Va., and Elizabeth McPherson (1778-1860). In 1817, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby married Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead (1792-1856), the president of the Farmers Bank of Virginia in Norfolk. This union resulted in five children, including John Boswell Whitehead (1822-1904), one-time Mayor of Norfolk.

Hugh Blair Grigsby attended Yale for two years, studying law, and qualified to practice in the Norfolk courts. However, growing deafness precluded his following of his chosen career, and he turned, instead, to journalism. He served as editor and owner of the Norfolk Beacon newspaper for six years.

Grigsby represented Norfolk in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1829-1830, and also served as a member of the Virginia Convention of 1829-30.

Grigsby married Mary Venable Carrington in 1840. She was the daughter of Col. Clement Carrington (d. 1847) of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Except for a short period following the death of his father-in-law, during which he returned to Norfolk, Grigsby remained at “Edgehill” from his marriage until the end of his life. He expended a great deal of time and effort making his large plantation both modern and profitable. His family consisted, in addition to his wife, of his son Hugh Carrington Grigsby (1856-1909) and daughter Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt (1860-1916), the wife of W. W. Galt.

One of Grigsby’s great passions was books, and he acquired over 6,000 volumes during his lifetime, with titles representing all branches of literature and history. He was especially proud of those volumes purchased from the library of John Randolph of Roanoke. He was also a great supporter of Virginia sculptor Alexander Galt (1827-1863), and owned a number of Galt’s works, including “Columbus,” “Sappho,” “Psyche,” and “Bacchante”.

Grigsby began his connection with the College of William and Mary in the 1850s. As a member of the Board of Visitors, he was tireless in his support of the institution. He was elected Chancellor in 1871 and served until 1881.

Grigsby was elected to the presidency of the Virginia Historical Society in 1870, serving in that capacity until 1881. He saw the Society through one of the most trying times in its history, as it attempted to rise from the ashes of the Civil War. Many of his most well-known works were published under the Society’s sponsorship.

Scope Note:

Correspondence, 1824-1881 (4,075 items), letterbooks, 1835-1861 (2 v.), and diaries, 1827-1830, 1842-1881 (22 v.) of Hugh Blair Grigsby of "Edgehill," Charlotte County, Va., and Norfolk, Va., while serving in the Virginia General Assembly and attending the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830, and while traveling to various places in Virginia, along the East Coast, and in Canada. Topics include local, state, and federal politics, and social and intellectual life. Also included are account books and loose accounts concerning travel expenses, book purchases, and agricultural operations at "Edgehill"; commonplace books and materials concerning Grigsby's writings on Virginia history; school materials from Yale University; miscellaneous legal documents; and collected letters of Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler (1790-1862), George Washington (copies), Patrick Henry, Littleton Waller Tazewell, and John Randolph of Roanoke (especially concerning his library, which Grigsby later purchased).

Also represented in the collection are Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1770-1810), Presbyterian minister in Norfolk, Va., including his correspondence, commonplace books, and legal papers; Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby (1813-1894), including her correspondence with female friends; Hugh Carrington Grigsby (1856-1909), including correspondence and account books in part concerning agricultural operations at "Edgehill"; and members of the Whitehead and Carrington families.

Also present are the legal and other papers of lawyer Asa Dupuy (1788-1848) of Prince Edward County, Va., chiefly concerning a series of interrelated estates. Prominently featured are the estates of William Baldwin (d. 1817), Thomas Walton (1775-1817) and William Womack (d. 1790).

Provenance: Gift of William S. Morton, Farmville, Va., 25 February 1947, Mrs. William S. Morton, Farmville, Va., 5 January and 5 February 1951, Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, Norfolk, Va., in December 1952, and Mrs. Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt, 4 March 1971; and a purchase from Mrs. William S. Morton, Farmville, Va., 10 June 1949.
Restrictions: None.

Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1770-1810) papers, 1796-1825

b1-24

Section 1 (24 items). Correspondence, 1804-1810, of Benjamin Porter Grigsby (Presbyterian minister in Norfolk and while on trips to Richmond, Staunton, Williamsburg, Bath County [Hot Springs and Warm Springs], James City County, New Kent County, York County [Halfway House], Va., and Union, Monroe County, Va. [now W. Va.]) with George Addison Baxter, Rosanna (Owens) Cox (concerning William Cox, Dr. [?] Galt, a lawsuit involving Alexander Cowan and a statue of Lord Botetourt), John Lewis, John Stuart (concerning Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and lawsuits of James Kish [heir of John Kish] v. Benjamin Porter Grigsby and Abraham Haptonstall and, Oliver Towles v.Grigsby and John Lewis), Lewis Stuart (concerning lawsuits of Oliver Towles v. Grigsby and John Lewis), Oliver Towles (concerning lawsuit of Towles v. Grigsby and John Lewis), Andrew Weir, Mary (Grigsby) Weir, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby Whitehead (concerning “Bremo,” Fluvanna County, Va.) and William Wallis Woodward (24 items).

b25

Section 2. Commonplace book, ca. 1808, of Benjamin Porter Grigsby including accounts for a trip from Surry County to Richmond, Va.; list of distances for a trip from Norfolk, Va., to Point Pleasant, Va. [now W. Va.]; and note concerning the responsibilities of citizenship. [16] p. ; holograph ; 5 x 2 ½ in.

b26-27

Section 3. Notes, n.d., of Benjamin Porter Grigsby concerning Lorenzo Dow; and a lease, 1824, of Lewis Stuart (agent for the heirs of Grigsby) with James Moore concerning land in Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]. (2 items).

b28-31

Section 4. Notes, n.d., concerning land owned by Benjamin Porter Grigsby in Bath County, Va. ; list, n.d., of land grants issued to Grigsby in Bath County and Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]; and a survey (imperfect), 1796, of land in Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.] owned by Grigsby. (4 items).

b32-42

Section 5. Materials, 1808-1813, concerning the lawsuit of James Kish [heir of John Kish] v. Benjamin Porter Grigsby and Abraham Haptonstall in the county and chancery courts of Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]. Include bond (of Haptonstall); orders; summons, accounts; and an affidavit (of Lewis Stuart). (11 items).

b43-54

Section 6. Materials, 1802-1809, concerning the lawsuit of Oliver Towles v. Benjamin Porter Grigsby and John Lewis in the county and chancery courts of Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]. Include bill of complaint; answer, affidavits (of Grigsby, Dr. Charles W. Lewis, John Lewis, Oliver Towles, and Alexander Welch); notice; and orders. (12 items).

b55-60

Section 7. Correspondence, 1804-1824, concerning Benjamin Porter Grigsby. Correspondents include Rosanna (Owens) Cox, William Cox, Moses Hoge, John Lewis (concerning Oliver Towles and bears affidavit of Joseph Hanna), John McPhail, James J. Mayers, Lewis Stuart, Oliver Towles, and Nathan Colgate Whitehead. (6 items).

b61-64

Section 8. Accounts, 1812-1825, of the estate of Benjamin Porter Grigsby with James J. Mayers and Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.]. (4 items).


Hugh Blair Grigsby (1806-1881) papers

Diaries

b65

Section 9. Diary, 1827 November 19-1828 April 26. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Concerns George Blair (p. 6), Caleb Bonsal (p. 20, 35), William Maxwell (p. 48), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 33), Thomas L. Robertson (p. 38), and Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 44).

Also, concerns the Norfolk Athenaeum (p. 9, 11-12, 19, 25, 29, 33-34, 39); [Norfolk?] Bible Society (p. 38); Norfolk Philomathean Society (p. 36), the lawsuit of [?] Harrison v. [?] McIntosh (p. 44); Grigsby’s Letters by a South-Carolinian (Norfolk, Shields and Ashburn, 1827) [p. 4, 9-13, 19-20, 22], his “Dialogue between a Farmer and a Traveller” in the Virginia Palladium, Norfolk, Va. (p. 1-2), and his Christmas address in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald (p. 4).

[48] p. ; holograph ; 8 1/4 x 6 in. Bound volume; entries wanting 4-9 December 1827.

b66

Section 10. Diary, 1828 April 28-July 27. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Concerns James Balfour (p. 9-10), [?] Fulgham (p. 15), Sarah B. (Littlejohn) Kollock (p. 39-40), Robert Soutter (p. 20), and Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 5, 7-8).

Also, concerns a speech by Robert Barraud Taylor as candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (p. 1), and a Fourth of July oration by John Singleton Millson (p. 28); Grigsby’s Letter by a South Carolinian (Norfolk, Shields and Ashburn, 1827) [p. 4] and his toast to James Madison (p. 28-29); list of law books (p. 11); lawsuit of [?] Teevis v. [?] McDonald (p. 23); Dr. John Sheehan’s Classical and English School, Norfolk, Va. (p. 27); the Norfolk Lyceum (p. 3, 18, 23, 34-35); Virginia and North Carolina Transportation Company, Norfolk, Va. (p. 20), [Sunday School Union Society] (p. 32); [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 34); and Virginia Palladium newspaper, Norfolk, Va. (p. 39).

40 p. ; holograph ; 8 ½ x 6 in. bound volume.

b67

Section 11. Diary, 1828 July 28-September 19. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Concerns John Adams (p. 9), Samuel Adams (p. 9), Sarah B. (Littlejohn) Kollock (p. 1, 3, 4), Susan Anna Kollock (p. 25), William Maxwell (p. 36-37), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 8), [John Singleton] Millson (p. 26, 29), [?] Newcomb (p. 36-37), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 8), Joshua T. Russell (p. 36), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 21), Henry Tazewell (p. 11), and Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 8, 11, 15).

Also, concerns lists of books (p. 26, 29), C. Hall & Co. of Norfolk (p. 11, 37), lawsuit of Commonwealth v. [?] Lambert (p. 21), the Norfolk Lyceum (p. 5, 23, 28, 34), the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia (p. 9, 10), building Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Norfolk (p. 38-39), [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 14, 19, 21-22, 24-25, 30-31, 36), and Shields & Ashburn, printers, of Norfolk (p. 14).

[40] p. : holograph ; 8 3/4 x 6 in. Bound volume; imperfect.

b68

Section 12. Diary, 1828 September 20-October 25. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Concerns John Adams (p 7-9, 27), James Barbour (p. 25), Caleb Bonsal (p. 16, 34, 36), Henry Clay (p. 25), Edward Colston (p. 23), Robert Henley (p. 32), [?] Hutchins (p. 32), Thomas Jefferson (p. 4, 7-8), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 4-5), George Loyall (p. 4-5, 39), James Madison (p. 4), William Maxwell (p. 32), [John Singleton] Millson (p. 38), [?] Myers (p. 5), [Richard Eliot] Parker (p. 24), Timothy Pickering (p. 7-8), Richard Rush (p. 25), [?] Rutledge (p. 7-8), Lewis Summers (p. 24), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 4-6), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 4-5, 18-28), Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead (p. 3, 9), John Wickham (p. 4-5, 21), and William Wirt (p. 4, 5, 26).

Also, concerns Andrew Jackson Central Committee of the Democratic Party in Virginia (p. 39), C. Hall & Co. of Norfolk (p. 4, 10, 34), the Norfolk Athenaeum (p. 10), the Norfolk Lyceum (p. 38), [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 1, 2, 12-13, 16-17, 30-31, 36, 40), the school of William Campbell (p. 38), the Norfolk jail (p. 3), study the teaching of law (p. 19-22, 24-25), and the Virginia court system (p. 22-24).

[40] p. : holograph ; 8 3/4 x 6 in. Bound volume; imperfect.

b69

Section 13. Diary, 1828 October 26-November 22. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Concerns John Quincy Adams (p. 14), Thomas G. Broughton (p. 14, 18), [?] gibbons (p. 21-22), William Branch Giles (p. 18), Tildsey Graham (p. 20), Andrew Jackson (p. 4, 13-14, 23), William Maxwell (p. 12), Richard Channing Moore (p. 7), James Nimmo (p. 12), and Isaac Talbot (p. 9).

Also, concerns the ship “Madison” (p. 9), petition to the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly concerning the militia companies of Norfolk (p. 21, 22), presidential election of 1828 (p. 4, 13-14, 23), [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 3, 5, 15, 25, 27-28), Norfolk Athenaeum (p. 1-3), Norfolk Lyceum (p. 12, 21), and the consecration of the Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Norfolk (p. 7).

[28] p. : holograph ; 7 3/4 x 5 in. Imperfect. Pages [10-11] are blank.

b70

Section 14. Diary, 1828 November 23-1829 May 3. Kept in Norfolk, Va., and while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond, Va. Concerns John Adams (p. 4), John Quincy Adams (p. 8, 58), Dr. Thomas F. Andrews (p. 56-59), John Asheton Bayard (p. 4), John A. Chandler (p. 61, 66), Henry Clay (p. 58), John Hartwell Cocke (p. 43), Lelia Frances (Grigsby) Colton (p. 50), William Couper (p. 60), Charles T. Dairs (p. 43), [Ezra Stiles] Ely (p. 61), Peter Francisco (p. 10), William Branch Giles (p. 10, 57-58), William Fitzhugh Gordon (p. 43), William Graves (p. 20), Robert Young Hayne (p. 57, 58), William Cocke Holt (p. 66), Andrew Jackson (p. 48-49), [?] Leigh (p. 57), George Loyall (p. 51, 53, 63, 66-67), and William Maxwell (p. 26, 60-62, 64-66, 69).

Also, concerns George Newton (p. 34), Thomas Newton (p. 57, 59, 61, 63, 66, 68), Timothy Pickering (p. 57), Thomas Pinckney (p. 4), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 7), Thomas Sprat (p. 24), William Swain (p. 53), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 56-59), John Nivison Tazewell (p. 68), and Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 4, 51, 60, 61).

Also, concerns the election of William Branch Giles as governor of Virginia (p. 14), the tariff (p. 58-59), [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 55, 70), Norfolk Lyceum (p. 69), and Norfolk Athenaeum (p. 2-3).

[72] p. : holograph ; 8 ½ x 6 3/4 in.

b71

Section 15. Diary, 1829 May 3-October 3. Kept in Norfolk, Va., and while on trips to “Monticello,” Albemarle County, Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Charlottesville, and Richmond, Va.

Concerns William Brockenbrough (p. 24), Archibald Bryce (p. 43), [?] Chapman (p. 59), Henry Cornick (p. 72-73, 83), William Cunningham (p. 29), William Fitzhugh Gordon (p. 43), Andrew Jackson (p. 39-41), Thomas Jefferson (p. 44), [?] Johnson (p. 29), Richard Lamb (p. 2), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 26), George Loyall (p. 13, 74), William Maxwell (p. 5, 61), James Madison McClure (p. 47), John B. McPhail (p. 29), John Singleton Millson (p. 29, 88), Hugh Nelson (p. 43), [?] Norvell (p. 38), Richard Elliot Parker (p. 24), Joseph Prentis (p. 89), [?] Robertson (p. 29), Conway Robinson (p. 57), Lemuel Sawyer (p. 57), Creed Taylor (p. 24), [John Bushrod] Taylor (p. 26), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 13, 61), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 13, 38), and John Wickham (p. 82).

Also, concerns lawsuits of [?] Wilkins v. [?] Currier (p. 61-62), and [?] Francis v. John Myers and Moses Myers (p. 79), William Maxwell’s Letters from Virginia, translated from the French (Baltimore, Printed by J. Robinson for Fielding Lucas, Jr., 1816) [p. 14], list of books (p. 87), the Norfolk jail (p. 78), steamboats “Pocahontas” and “Richmond” (p. 74), militia companies of Norfolk (p. 70), [Norfolk Theological Society] (p. 1, 4, 7, 12, 19, 28, 32, 40, 50, 59, 62, 67, 71, 75, 80), “Monticello” (p. 44), University of Virginia (p. 44), Norfolk Lyceum (p. 65, 73, 88), Fourth of July oration by [?] Norvell (p. 26), the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 16, 54, 60, 64-65, 78), [A Works & Co.] of Richmond, Va. (p. 25), and [D. Sullivan & Co.] of Baltimore, Md., booksellers (p. 30).

[92] p. : holograph ; 8 ½ x 7 in. Pages [90-92] are blank.

b72

Section 16. Diary, 1829 October 4-31. Kept in Richmond, Va., while a spectator at the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830.

Concerns John Adams (p. 87-89), John Quincy Adams (p. 26, 28, 68, 104, 149), Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (p. 162), [?] Barbour (p. 112), James Barbour (p. 45, 68, 136), Philip Pendleton Barbour (p. 6, 15-30, 42-43, 45, 89, 91, 161), Andrew Beirne (p. 84), Thomas R. Benning (p. 127), Richard Scott Blackburn (p. 64-65), Dr. John Brockenbrough (p. 155), William Brown (p. 127), Aaron Burr (p. 11-12, 106), Alexander Campbell (p. 166), William Campbell (p. 85, 92093), Henry Cannon (p. 46), William Charles Coles Claiborne (p. 12), Henry Clay (p. 23-27, 104-105, 127, 149), Samuel Coffman (p. 85-86, 89-91, 156), John Rogers Cooke (p. 54-55, 74-75, 94-95, 97, 158), and William Cunningham (p. 168).

Also, concerns William Daniel (p. 50, 74-75), Philip Doddridge (p. 145), James W. Ford (p. 123, 150, 155), Peter Francisco (p. 155), James Mercer Garnett (p. 153-154), William Branch Giles (p. 8, 15-19, 47-52), John William Green (p. 94, 158), John Heath (p. 153), Patrick Henry (p. 27), Joseph Hopkinson (p. 21-22), Dr. David Hosack (p. 2), Andrew Jackson (p. 11-12, 71-72, 104-105, 149), Thomas Jefferson (p. 12, 89, 162), [?] Johnson (p. 80), Chapman Johnson (p. 45, 54-55, 80, 97, 99, 136), William Ransom Johnson (p. 66), [?] knight (p. 87-88), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 45, 79-80, 94-97, 99, 113-114, 124-125, 136), and George Loyall (p. 33, 66-67), 72, 82-84, 86, 91, 104-107, 125, 151).

Also, concerns James Madison (p. 5, 13, 27, 54, 91-92) John Marshall (p. 5, 11, 28, 57, 144), [?] Mason (p. 105), William Maxwell (p. 113-121, 151-152, 154), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 31, 58-59, 79-80, 94, 113, 138), Edward P. Milliken (p. 122), John Singleton Millson (p. 167-168), James Monroe (p. 5, 7-9), Samuel McDowell Moore (p. 46), Richard Morris (p. 164-165), John Washington Murdaugh (p. 161, 168), William Naylor (p. 167), Thomas Newton (p. 85-86, 125), Philip Norborne Nicholas (p. 82), Richard Elliot Parker (p. 66-67, 91), Mrs. Eliza Peyton (p. 104), Timothy Pickering (p. 89), [?] Potter (p. 34, 36), and Alfred Harrison Powell (p. 164).

Also, concerns John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 6, 20-23, 45, 66-69, 86-88, 97, 132-138, 143), Rowland Reynolds (p. 155), John B. Roy (p. 11-12), [?] Rutledge (p. 89), [?] Salignac (p. 4), [?] Shorter (p. 164), Alexander Smyth (p. 60-64-65, 69), Robert Stanard (p. 45-115), Joseph Story (p. 76), Lewis Summers (p. 113, 120-121), Levi Swain (p. 167), John W. Taylor (p. 29, 153), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 3, 119-120, 125, 136, 143-144, 152, 154, 156, 161-162, 168), Tazewell Taylor (p. 161, 168), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 1-2, 11, 20, 31, 33-38, 45, 47-50, 54-80, 82, 97, 104, 106, 108, 115-121, 123-126, 132-153, 155, 157, 165, 168), John Thomson (p. 136, 139-142), Dixon C. Topp (p. 126, 158), James Trezvant (p. 106), Henry St. George Tucker (p. 66), John Tyler (p. 66, 68-70), Abel Parker Upshur (p. 91), John Wickham (p. 142), Charles Wickliffe (p. 127), and Dr. Jacob D. Williamson (p. 85-87, 89, 91, 113).

Also, concerns the Siamese twins Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker (p. 2-3), lawsuit of Dr. Benjamin Rush v. William Cobbett (p. 89), Benjamin Watkins Leighs’ The Letters of Algernon Sydney in defence [sic] of civil liberty and against the encrochments [sic] of military despotism (Richmond, T. W. White, 1830) [p. 149], the Missouri Compromise (p. 20-22, 24-25), the study and teaching of law (p. 157), Fort Nelson, Norfolk, Va. (p. 85), acts of the General Assembly in 1816 concerning Virginia banks (p. 58-60), slavery (p. 34), Virginia gubernatorial elections (p. 83), and U.S. presidential elections (p. 104), internal improvements (p. 86), diplomacy (p. 17), the tariff (p. 86), suffrage (p. 60-62), and representation (p. 151), U.S. Supreme Court (p. 144), Virginia State Library (p. 46, 51, 53, 101, 117), Yale College (p. 163), and the College of William and Mary (p. 139-141, 143), and [A. Works & Co.], Richmond, Va, booksellers (p. 55).

[4] prelim., 172 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 1/4 in. Bound volume. Preliminary pages [2-4] and pages 170-172 are blank.

b73

Section 17. Diary, 1829 November 1-1830 May 1. Kept in Norfolk and while serving in the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 and in the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond, Va.

Concerns Albert Allmand (p. 11), James Barbour (p. 39), John Strode Barbour (p. 7), Philip Pendleton Barbour (p. 52-53, 58, 61-62), William Brown (p. 16), John Caldwell Calhoun (p. 43), Alexander Campbell (p. 22), [John A.] Chandler (p. 15), Samuel Colton (p. 55), William Cunningham (p. 17), [?] Davis (pp. 72-73), Warren Ransom Davis (p. 14), James Dillon (p. 77), Philip Doddridge (p. 22, 59), James W. Ford (p. 22, 34, 47), James C. Garrison (p. 105), William Branch Giles (p. 59), William Fitzhugh Gordon (p. 7), John Williams Green (p. 4), Felix Grundy (p. 34, 104), Miles King (p. 126), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 9), and George Loyall (p. 15, 36, 94).

Also, concerns John Macrae (p. 65), James Madison (p. 13, 39, 61-62), Francis Mallory (p. 108), Joseph Martin (p. 22), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 12-13), John Singleton Millson (p. 7, 10, 85, 120), James Monroe (p. 8), Moses Myers (p. 103), Joseph Prentis (p. 15, 27, 28), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 29, 61-62), Rowland Reynolds (p. 24, 44), John B. Roy (p. 65, 80), Robert W. Scott (p. 12, 16), [?] Slidell (p. 97), Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 17), John Nivison Tazewell (p. 117), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 2-6, 13, 15, 23, 26-29, 35-36, 38-39, 61-114), Marin Van Buren (p. 3), and Conway Whittle (p. 103).

Also, concerns the Virginia and North Carolina Transportation Company, Norfolk (p. 70), Eagle Hotel, Richmond, Va. (p. 37), dueling (p. 19), [Norfolk Theological Society] (86, 91, 102, 106, 114, 120, 123, 125), Norfolk Athenaeum (p. 105, 115-116), and the school of James Mercer Garnett (p. 89).

[4] prelim., 172 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 in. Bound volume. Preliminary pages [2-4] and pages 129-172 are blank.

b74

Section 18. Diary, 1830 May 12-1832 January 27. Kept in Norfolk, Va., and while on trips to Connecticut (Hartford, Middletown, New Haven), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston, Cambridge, Northampton, Springfield), New York (New York City), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), and Rhode Island (Providence).

Concerns Allen Taylor Caperson (p. 15), Thomas Abthorpe Cooper (p. 92), Thomas Grimké Drayton (p. 82), James Henry Fowles (p. 78-79(, [?] Frayser (p. 18), William Frazier (p. 18), John Montgomery Gordon (p. 32, 92), [?] Holman (p. 14), John B. McPhail (p. 97), Adeline Myers (p. 165), [?] Nelson (p. 28), [?] Quenichet (p. 13), [?] Selleck (p. 83), Charles H[ansford] Sheild (p. 104), Benjamin Silliman (p. 71072), Nathaniel William Taylor (p. 30, 32-33, 46, 48), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 146, 162), and Charles Archibald Winthrop (p. 83).

Also, concerns Hugh Blair Grigsby’s Letters by a South-Carolinian (Norfolk, Shields and Ashburn, 1827) [p. 68, 74, 78-79] and his Oration Pronounced ... in the New Episcopal Church in the Borough of Norfolk on the 4th of July, 1831 (Norfolk, Published by C. Hall, Shields & Ashburn, printers, [1831?}) [p. 147, 150], Yale University (p. 5-86), The Phi Beta Kappa Society (p. 82), and the Calliopean Society of Yale University (p. 33, 40, 47, 62-63, 65-66, 70, 79), Bunker Hill, Boston, Mass. (p. 91), Boston, Mass. (p. 90-92), Harvard University (p. 92), Mount Holyoke, Mass. (p. 94), Eli Whitney’s factory, New Haven, Conn. (p. 108), Nat Turner’s Rebellion in Southampton County, Va. (p. 154), N. C. Whitehead & Co., Norfolk, Va. (p. 154), the library of John Henry Hobart (p. 152-153), and the plantation of [Joseph] Magagnos, Norfolk County, Va. (p. 150).

178 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 1/4 in. Bound volume; pages 2-4, 154-176 blank.

b75

Section 19. Diary, 1830 July 22-August 31. Kept while on a tour of Connecticut, Michigan, New York (Niagara Falls [ p. 8-12] and the United States Military Academy [p. 1]), Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada (Montmorenci Falls, Quebec [p. 30-31], Quebec [p. 33-34, 39] and Montreal [p. 25]).

Concerns John Montgomery Gordon (p. 1, 19), Conway Robinson (p. 31), [?] Tazewell (p. 30), John Green Williams (p. 31), and John Crafts Wright (p. 16).

Also, concerns monuments to Louis Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon (p. 43-44) and James Wolfe (p. 43-44).

56 p. : holograph ; 8 x 6 ½ in. Imperfect; pages 54-56 are blank.

b76

Section 20. Diary, 1842 June 11-1843 November 12. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Concerns Reuben Grigsby (p. 25, 35), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 244-247, 264-265, 325-330, 333), Henry A. Watkins (p. 52-361) and William Wirt (p. 102-103, 135).

Also, concerns trips to Covington (p. 27, 31), Halifax County (p. 309-310), Lexington (p. 25, 33-35), Lynchburg (p. 24), Natural Bridge (p. 25), Norfolk (p. 86-87), Prince Edward County (p. 185-197) and White Sulphur Springs, Va. [now w. Va.] (p. 28-31).

Also, concerns Hampden-Sydney College (p. 23, 140-141, 143, 171, 173, 189-197, 202-204, 227, 235, 419), Virginia Military Institute (p. 34), and Washington College [now Washington and Lee University] (p. 33), the library of John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 241-244, 316, 331-332, 345-346, 377, 395); and accounts.

[6] prelim., 481 (i.e., 480) p. : holograph ; 13 x 8 in. Bound volume; preliminary pages [1-6], 474 and 476 are blank.

b77

Section 21. Diary, 1843 November 13-1847 April 17. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Concerns John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 35, 270, 330).

Also, concerns trips to Halifax County (p. 127,258, 294-294, 297-298), Norfolk (p. 179, 205-206, 223), Prince Edward County (p. 71-72, 170-171, 178-179, 188, 191, 419) and Richmond, Va. (p. 179-180, 206); Cape May, N.J. (P. 225-226, 229); and Philadelphia, Pa. (p. 223-226).

Also, concerns Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa. (p. 224-225), and Hampden-Sydney College (p. 34, 187-188, 191, 193), and the libraries of John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 227-228, 274, 289, 295, 312) and William Maxwell (p. 189, 191-193), “Roanoke,” Charlotte County, Va. (p. 254, 256-259, 266, 332), Nat Turner’s Rebellion, 1831 (p. 219), and accounts.

[6] prelim. 490 p. : holograph ; 12 ½ x 8 ½ in. Bound volume; several pages blank; some entries missing.

b78

Section 22. Diary, 1850 January 1-1862 July 14. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va.

Entries wanting: 1850 June 2-1857 February 4; 1857 February 7-1858 December 31; 1859 October 11-23, 17 November-1861 January 3; 1861 January 8-9, August 14-15; 1862 February 15-March 22.

Concerns Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby (p. 432d, 432f-g, 432m, 432q, 432u-v), Littleton Waller Tazewell (p. 196), and William Wirt (p. 22-24).

Also, concerns trips to “Upper Brandon,” Prince George County, Va. (p. 101-103), Portsmouth, Va. (p. 140), Prince Edward County, Va. (p. 10-12, 50), Richmond, Va. (p. 105-106, 129, 252), and “Sherwood Forest,” Charles City County, Va. (p. 102).

Also, concerns the Virginia Convention of 1788 (p. 52-54, 158-182, 184-186, 189-193), the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia by Alexander Galt (p. 64), the building of a Jewish synagogue (i.e., Congregation House of Jacob) in Norfolk (p. 147), the library of John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 124) and the proposed public library in Norfolk (p. 17), John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry, Va. [now W. Va.] (p. 188), the Virginia Historical Society (p. 3, 9, 13-14, 25, 54), and Hampden-Sydney College (p. 317, 319-320), Richmond College, Richmond, Va. (p. 148), and the College of William and Mary (p. 55, 81-82, 84-85, 88-97, 101-102, 104-108, 110-112, 114-115, 123-125, 127, 143-151, 156, 158-160, 169, 208-209, 223-224, 426, 428, 436, 44, 477).

[8] prelim., 479 (i.e., 501), [1] p. : holograph ; 13 x 8. Bound volume. Preliminary pages [4, 6-8] and page 432n are blank.

b79

Section 23. Diary, 1862 July 15-1864 August 16. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

Preliminary pages [2, 4-6], 223B and 424-427 are blank.

Concerns William Wirt (p. 161-162).

Also, concerns the Virginia Convention of 1788 (p. 262, 330, 334, 357, 359), the libraries of John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 367) and William Maxwell (p. 368), Girard College, Philadelphia, Pa. (p. 203), Hampden-Sydney College (p. 188, 315), Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Va. (p. 348, 412), and the College of William and Mary (p. 16, 262, 337, 354, 360-361, 363), the Virginia Historical Society (p. 157), and a yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Va., in 1855 (p. 361), and accounts.

[6] prelim., 428 (i.e., 430) p. : holograph ; 14 x 9 in. Bound volume.

b80

Section 24. Diary, 1864 August 17-1867 March 9. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va., Norfolk, Va., and Richmond, Va.

Concerns trips to Norfolk (p. 85-88, 199-220, 245-256, 446-447) and Richmond (p. 62, 88, 197-198, 220, 243, 256-257, 446).

Also, concerns a bust of Robert Standard by Alexander Galt (p. 62), the Virginia Convention of 1788 (p. 42, 112, 293, 331A-343, 345-346, 348-350, 352), the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 265, 279-281, 286, 316, 328), the library of Charles Gorham Barney (p. 88), the Norfolk Athenaeum, Norfolk, Va. (p. 283, 288), Hampden-Sydney College (p. 78, 412), the University of Virginia (p. 323), and the College of William and Mary (p. 33, 92093, 100, 103, 220, 259, 292, 302, 378, 453), and accounts.

Entries wanting: 1865 January 18-30, February 7-17, April 4-18; 1867 January 25-February 22. Preliminary pages [5-8] and 440-441 are blank.

[8] prelim. 460 (i.e., 462) p. : holograph ; 13 x 8 in. Bound volume.

b81

Section 25. Diary, 1867 March 10-1870 July 10. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

Entries wanting: 1867 July 22-29 and 1869 August 4-12. Preliminary pages [4-6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22-24, 26, 28, 30, 43-34] and 444-445 are blank.

Concerns George Bancroft (p. 42), Robert Edward Lee (p. 531, 535, 538-539) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (p. 53).

Also, concerns trips to Connecticut (New Haven [p. 44-46]), Massachusetts (Boston [p. 47-50, 52-54], Cambridge [p. 47-51, 53] and Charlestown [p. 52-53]), New York (New York City [p. 42-54]), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia [p. 54-57]) and in Virginia ([Edgehill,” Albemarle County [p. 241-242], Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge County [p. 540-541], “Fancy Hill,” Rockbridge County [p. 539-542], “Hickory Hill,” Rockbridge County [p. 540-541], Lexington [p. 531-539, 541], “Monticello,” Albemarle County [p. 243], Norfolk [p. 23]41, 57-63, 68-69, 72-75, 103-107, 154-164, 267-278, 346-355], Petersburg [p. 75], Richmond [p. 244, 394-396, 495-498] and Williamsburg, Va. [p. 69-71]).

Also, concerns the Virginia Convention of 1788 (p. 165, 171, 187, 322, 512) and 1829-1830 (p. 9, 281, 383, 441, 449); the diary of Robert Rose (p. 15-16, 18, 19, 23, 165, 171, 422-425, 427), the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (p. 52-53), bust of Robert E. Lee by Edward Virginius Valentine (p. 532), busts of “Sappho” (p. 31, 38, 39-40, 58-62, 74, 87, 161, 222, 268-269) and [?]Winder (p. 276) by Alexander Galt.

Also, concerns Grigsby’s speeches at the University of Virginia (p. 29-30, 64, 82, 84, 165, 171, 173, 175-179, 182-183, 218-219, 224, 232, 237-240, 242, 245-247, 322, 402), Virginia Historical Society (p. 473, 480, 483, 485, 487-490, 495-499, 508, at his inauguration as president of the Society) and his The Founders of Washington College ([an address ... delivered June 22, 1870] Baltimore, John Murphy & Co., 1890) [p. 311, 396, 401, 501, 526-531, 533-535, 543).

Also, concerns Hampden-Sydney College (p. 388, 426), Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Va. (p. 374, 449, 459), Virginia Military Institute (p. 538-539, 541), the College of William and Mary (p. 13, 63, 68-71, 88-89, 102, 140, 144-145, 381, 386-387, 394-396, 411, 456), Yale University (p. 44-45), Williamsburg Female Academy, Williamsburg, Va. (p. 1), Tazewell Literary Institute, Norfolk, Va. (p. 3, 30-31, 270), and accounts.

[34] prelim. 548 (i.e., 550) p. : holograph ; 13 ½ x 8 3/4 in. holograph. Bound volume.

b82

Section 26. Diary, 1870 July 19-1873 September 28. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, “Lower Brandon, “Prince George County, Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va.

Entry wanting : 1873 February 22-28; preliminary pages [2,4] are blank.

Concerns George Bancroft (p. 86), Martha Haines (Butt) Bennett (p. 110), Robert Edward Lee (p. 42-44, 51-52, 61, 300).

Also, concerns trips to “Lower Brandon” (p. 2-5, and “Upper Brandon (p. 3-4), Prince George County, Norfolk (p. 6-9, 12, 82-88, 202-215, 336-343, 370-373, 486, 541-542, 544-547), Petersburg (p. 88-89, 490), Richmond (p. 1-2, 335, 368-369, 490-491) and Williamsburg, Va. (p. 5-6, 199-202, 369-370).

Also, concerns the diary of Robert Rose (p. 317-320), Grigsby’s Lines to My Daughter on her Fourteenth Birthday (Norfolk, Privately printed at the office of the Virginian [1873]) [p. 532, 536, 538, 540, 542, 545-546, 568], Ode commemorating the Entrance of the Hon. Horace Binney on his Ninety-third Year, January 4, 1872 (Norfolk, Printed privately at the Virginian office, 1872) [p. 306, 311-313, 321-328, 332-334, 345, 348-350, 463, 479, 490, 547], and his Discourse on the Lives and Characters of the Early Presidents and Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College delivered ... 14th day of June 1876 (Richmond, The Hermitage Press, 1913) [p. 219, 241, 254].

Also, concerns the Norfolk Athenaeum, Norfolk, Va. (p. 282), the Virginia Historical Society (p. 108, 135, 208, 298, 303, 313), Union Literary Society of Hampden-Sydney College (p. 135), busts of “Hope” (p. 205), “Flower-girl” (p. 205) and “Sappho” (p. 10, 212) by Alexander Galt, statue of George Washington by Thomas Crawford at Richmond, Va. (p. 368-369, 490-491), the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 161, 170, 203, 249, 298), Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Va. (p. 304, 497-499, 534-535), Hampden-Sydney college (p. 134, 408, 414, 533-534, 570), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (p. 362), Washington College [now Washington and Lee University] (p. 42, 61), and the College of William and Mary (p. 5-6, 108, 113, 191, 199-202, 209, 222-223, 277-278, 361, 367, 369-370, 407, 542).

[4] prelim. [580] p. : holograph ; 13 ½ x 9 in. Bound volume.

b83

Section 27. Diary, 1873 September 29-1876 May 18. Kept at Burkevill, “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va.

Concerns George Bancroft (p. 177).

Also, concerns trips to Cobbs Island, Northampton County (p. 274-275), Hampden-Sydney College (p. 36-37, 80-82, 114-115, 221-223, 254-255, 368-370, 394-395) and Norfolk, Va. (p. 120-126, 162-169, 263-279, 323-332).

Also, concerns the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 150, 236, 302-303, 332), Edmund Randolph’s History of Virginia (Charlottesville, the Virginia Historical Society, 1970) [p. 373, 379, 381], Grigsby’s Discourse on the Lives and Characters of the Early Presidents, and Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College delivered ... 14th day of June, 1876 (Richmond, The Hermitage Press, 1913) [p. 118, 210, 242, 245-246, 248-250, 252-254, 280, 399], The Norfolk Athenaeum, Norfolk, Va. (p. 268); the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond (p. 318), Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va. (P. 40), the College of William and Mary (p. 121-122), and the Phoenix Literary Society of the College of William and Mary (p. 265).

Entries wanting: 1875 April 26-June 23 and September 27-October 1. Page 401 is blank.

[4] prelim. 404 p. : holograph ; 15 ½ x 10 ½ in. Bound volume.

b84

Section 28. Diary, 1876 May 20-1877 December 14. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, “Park Forest,” Mecklenburg County, Burkeville, Hampden-Sydney College, Norfolk, and Williamsburg, Va.

Concerns Mark Alexander (p. 348-352, 355-358).

Also, concerns trips to Burkeville (p. 116-119), Boydton (p. 348), Chase City (p. 345-347), Farmville (p. 261), Hampden-Sydney (p. 18-22, 189-190, 285-286, 386, 398-399), Norfolk (p. 27-28, 120-130, 269-285, 394-398), “Park Forest,” Mecklenburg County (p. 348-352), and Williamsburg, Va. (p. 263-269).

Also, concerns Grigsby’s writings, including his resolutions on the death of Wood Bouldin (p. 107-109, 112), his poem “I Cannot Die” in The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 (Richmond, Virginia Historical Society, 1890) [p.108-119, 122-123, 169, 171, 178], and his Discourse on the Lives and Characters of the Early Presidents and Trustees of Hampden-Sydney college delivered .... 14 Day of June, 1876 (Richmond, Hermitage Press, 1913) [p. 10-12, 14-22].

Also, concerns the Union Literary Society (p. 20) and Philanthropic Literary Society (p. 19) of Hampden-Sydney College (p. 184, 247, 252)), the College of William and Mary (p. 74, 135, 137, 263-269), the Virginia State Library (p. 67) and the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond (p. 171), and the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 56, 143, 180-181, 261-262, 277, 343-344).

[8] prelim. 408 p. : holograph ; 11 ½ x 91 /12 in. Bound volume. Preliminary pages [2, 6-8] and pages 402-406 are blank.

b85

Section 29. Diary, 1877 December 15-1879 January 7. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Norfolk, and “Park Forest,” Mecklenburg County, Va.

Concerns Mark Alexander (p. 132-135) and Noah Webster)p. 30-31).

Also, concerns trips to Boydton (p. 230-231), Chase City (p. 230), Norfolk (p. 257-268), and “Park Forest,” Mecklenburg County, Va. (p. 132-135).

Also, concerns Grigsby’s “Hymn Written on the Morning of the 22nd of November, 1877, When I entered my Seventy-second Year,” in The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 (Richmond, Virginia Historical Society, 1890) [p. 21-22), the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 6), the Virginia Historical Society (p. 179, 281), the College of William and Mary (p. 47-48, 82), and accounts.

[2] prelim. 286 (i.e., 290) p. : holograph ; 10 ½ x 8 in. Bound volume. Preliminary pages [2] and pages 50A-50B, 56A-56B, and 189-190 are blank.

b86

Section 30. Diary, 1879 January 8-1881 March 13. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

Concerns trips to Norfolk (p. 36-37, 345), Richmond (p. 36), and Williamsburg (p. 37).

Also, concerns George Bancroft (p. 326-327), William Green (p. 250-252), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 44-46), and Edward Virginius Valentine (p. 215, 220, 224).

Also, concerns the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (p. 57), the Norfolk Athenaeum, (p. 57), the Norfolk Academy (p. 279), the Dismal Swamp Canal Company (p. 75), the Virginia Historical Society (p. 34, 194-195, 211, 250-252), the Westmoreland Club, Richmond, Va. (p. 274-275, 283), the College of William and Mary (p. 36-37), and accounts.

[2] prelim., 434 p. : holograph ; 10 ½ x 8 in. Bound volume. Preliminary page [2] and pages 353-432 are blank. Entries wanting: 1879 February 24-November 18, 20 November-21 November, 1880 November 21-1881 February 27.

Correspondence and letterbooks

b87-4,161

Section 31. Correspondence, 1824-1881, of Hugh Blair Grigsby (of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va.) while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 and while in Connecticut (New Haven, Norfolk, Wilton, and Yale University), Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey (Cape Island and Elizabeth Town), New York (New York City), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Virginia (“Edgehill,” Albemarle County, “Hickory Hill,” Rockbridge County, “Red Hill,” “Sylvan Hill,” and Roanoke Bridge, Charlotte County, the University of Virginia, Farmville, Lexington, Petersburg, Richmond, and Williamsburg) and West Virginia (Lewisburg and Union). Correspondents include:

Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927
Adams, Henry Brooks, 1838-1918 (concerning Joseph Carrington Cabell, Henry Clay, Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Randolph of Roanoke, and William Wirt).
Ainslie, George Alexander, 1826?-1889
Alexander, Henry Carrington, 1835-1894 (concerning Hampden-Sydney College)
Alexander, Mark, 1792-1883 (concerning John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, William Harris Crawford, Ninian Edwards, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, William King, William Rufus Devane King, William Lowndes, John Randolph of Roanoke, Littleton Waller Tazewell, John Tyler, Daniel Webster, Hugh Lawson White and Henry Alexander Wise; the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, and the Missouri Compromise; and enclosing correspondence of Sallie P. (Turner) Alexander and William Rust Baskervill)
Alexander, Sallie P. (Turner), b. 1811?
Allen, L. R. S.
Allibone, Mary (Henry), 1827-1906
Allibone, Samuel Austin, 1816-1889 (concerning his A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858-1871], and the Lenox Library, New York, N.Y.)
Allyn, Joseph Tyler, 1795?-1862
Ambler, Miles, d. 1866
Ames, Ellis, 1809-1884
Anderson, David
Anderson, Sarah Hatten (McPhail)
Andrews, Thomas F.
Arbuckle, Charles
Archer, Robert, 1794-1877
Armstrong, George Dodd, 1813-1899 (concerning Armstrong’s The Christian Doctrine of Slavery [New York, C. Scribner, 1857])
Atkinson, Lucy Morton (Hannan) 1849-1890
Atkinson, Thomas Pleasants, 1795-1874
Atkinson, William Robert

Bagby, John Robert, 1832-1915
Baird, John
Baker, Thomas H., b. 1837
Balch, Thomas, 1821-1877
Baldwin, Charles
Baldwin, Cornelius Clarke, 1811-1894 (concerning Joseph Glover Baldwin’s Party Leaders [New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1855])
Baldwin, Harriet, Mrs.
Balfour, Eleazar O., 1810?-1855
Baldwin, Joseph Glover, 1815-1864
Balfour, George, 1771-1830
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 (concerning Jefferson Davis, and the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence)
Banister, Lewis
Barbour, Benjamin Johnson, 1821-1894 (concerning Grigsby’s speech at the University of Virginia, 1868 July 1)
Barksdale, Clement Read, 1818-1909
Barney, Charles Gorham, 1814-1894
Barton, William Stone, 1820-1898
Baskervill, William Rust, 1786-1884?
Bassett, George Washington, 1800-1878 (concerning the Bassett family)
Batte, Peter Poythress, 1801-1882
Baxter, Elizabeth H.
Baxter, Louisa P. (concerning William Christian and William Fleming)
Baylor, William Smith Hanger, 1831-1862
Behan, James Herron, d.1864
Bell, Hannah J. (Cave), Mrs.
Bennett, Martha Haines (Butt), 1832?-1871
Berghmans, Lily S. (MacAlester)
Berrey, F. T.
Biddle, Charles John, 1819-1873
Bigger, John Bell, 1829-1899
Binney, Horace, 1780-1875 (concerning Lord Botetourt, Nathanael Green, Henry Lee, John Marshall, Catharine (Littlefield) Greene Miller, Littleton Waller Tazewell, William Tilghman, George Tucker, Bushrod Washington and Robert Charles Winthrop; the Phi Beta Kappa Society of the College of William and Mary; the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary; the Virginia Conventions of 1776, 1788 and 1829-1830; the Binney family; Robert Bolling’s A Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family in England and Virginia [Richmond, W. H. Wade & Co., 1868] and Grigsby’s Discourse on the Lives and Characters of the Early Presidents and Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College [Richmond, The Hermitage Press, 1913]))
Binney, Susan
Black, James
Black, Thomas N. (concerning Oliver, a slave)
Blair, James
Blair, John Geddes, 1856-1903
Blair, Walter, 1835-1909 (concerning the library of Alexander Gordon)
Bocock, John Paul, 1856-1903
Bogart, William S.
Bolling, Alpheus
Booker, George, 1805-1868 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Booker, George A.
Booker, John, 1809-1894
Boothby, T. F.
Bouldin, Bessie L.
Bouldin, Frank Deane, 1859-1883
Bouldin, Martha (Daniel), 1818-1888
Bouldin, Powhatan, 1830-1909 (concerning his Home Reminiscences of John Randolph of Roanoke [Richmond, Clemmitt & Jones, 1878])
Bouldin, Wood, b. 1838
Boulton, W. R.
Bowyer, Henry Morton, 1802-492
Boykin, Robert Marshall
Boyle, James
Bradford, Anne Elizabeth (Tazewell), 1817-1899 (concerning freed African Americans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia)
Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson, 1800-1871 (concerning the Breckinridge family)
Brock, Robert Alonzo, 1839-1914 (concerning Elizabeth (Kingsmill) Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon [1619-1692], Nathaniel Bacon [1747-1675], Lyman Copeland Draper, Albert Harrison Hoyt, Conway Robinson and Thomas Kicks Wynne; the Virginia Historical Society; the Innes and Robinson families; the diary of Robert Rose; and the libraries of Charles Gorham Barney, William Green, James Alfred Jones, John Randolph of Roanoke, Charles M. Wallace, Ralph Wormeley, and Thomas Hicks Wynne)
Brockenbrough, Sallie Agnes (Paxton), b. 1854
Brooke, James Vass, 1824-1898
Broughton, Jean, Mrs.
Broughton, Thomas Greene, 1786-1861 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Broun, Thomas Lee, 1823-1914
Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906 (concerning William Cabell, the Cabell, Carrington and Rives families; and Cabell’s accounts [copy] 1775 March 24-1778 July 30, concerning a lottery for Hampden-Sydney College, which bears letter [copy], 1778 September 24 from Sampson Mathews to Cabell)
Brown, John P.
Brown, William R.
Bruce, Charles 1826-1896
Bruce, Edward C.
Bruce, Sarah Alexander (Seddon), b. 1829 (also bears letter of Barksdale & Read of Richmond, Va., to Grigsby and Grigsby’s notes concerning rules for a library and the population of the United States)
Bruce, William B.
Bryan, John Randolph, 1806-1887 (concerning John Randolph of Roanoke)
Bryan, Joseph, 1845-1908
Bullitt, Thomas Walker, 1838-1910
Burfoot, Thomas M.
Burnet, J.
Burrowes, E. R.
Burwell, George Harrison, 1799-1873
Buskey, Charles H.

Cabell, E. H.
Cabell, James Lawrence, 1813-1889 (concerning Grigsby’s speech at the University of Virginia, 1868 July 1)
Cabell, Margaret Couch (Anthony), 1814-1882
Cabell, Nathaniel Francis, 1807-1891 (concerning Nicholas Cabell and John Hartwell Cocke)
Calder, Priscilla, Mrs.
Caldwell, Joseph Franklin (concerning land in Greenbrier County, Va. [now W. Va.])
Camp, George Washington.
Campbell, Abbie Joseph (Hamilton), b. 1851
Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876 (concerning Campbell’s History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1860], the College of William and Mary, the Campbell family, and letter, 1867 October 4, bears letter [copy] from Lyman Copeland Draper to Campbell)
Campos, Francis Silva, 1796
Canby, William J.
Capen, Edward, 1821-1901
Caperton, Allen Taylor, 1810-1876 (concerning the military conscription of free African Americans; and bears letter of John Bell Bigger to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby)
Caperton, Hugh, 1781-1847
Capron, John, b. 1790? (concerning Virginia militia volunteer companies in Norfolk and Portsmouth)
Cardwell, Thomas
Cardwell, W. M.
Carrington, Arthur H., 1850-1903
Carrington, Charles Scott, 1820-1891
Carrington, Clement, 1762-1847
Carrington, Eliza Henry (Preston), 1796-1877 (concerning the Campbell and Preston families)
Carrington, Elizabeth Goodridge (Venable), 1823-1874
Carrington, Henry, 1793-1867
Carrington, Isaac Coles, 1811-1876
Carrington, Joseph Littleberry, 1810-1890
Carrington, Louise Elizabeth (Cabell), 1798-1865
Carrington, Maria Louisa (Dabney), 1825-1902
Carrington, Mildred Howell (Coles), 1769-1840
Carrington, Peyton Rodes, 1834-1911 (bears notes of Grigsby concerning the recognition of the Confederacy by England)
Carrington, Sarah Embra (Read), 1811-1855
Carrington, Tucker Coles, 1800-1875
Carrington, William Allen, 1830-1866
Carrington, William Cabell, 1821-1851
Carrington, William Fontaine, 1822-1883
Carrington, William Washington, 1808-1873 (letter, 1844 October 14, bears letter of Carrington to Clement Carrington; letters, 1842 November 2, 1845 May 7, and 1847 January 24 bear letters of Jane Watkins (Carrington) Carrington to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby and notes of H. B. Grigsby concerning the bust of “Bacchante” executed by Alexander Galt)
Carter, Elizabeth O. (Lewis) (concerning William Grayson)
Carter, Robert Grayson (concerning William Grayson)
Cary, Wilson Miles, 1838-1914 (concerning the Cary and Randolph families)
Caskie, James, 1792-1866
Caswell, Thomas T.
Catlett, Robert
Cave, Felix H.
Cave, S. Cornelia
Chamberlain, Mellen, 1821-1900
Chamberlaine, Maria E., Mrs.
Chandler, Esther L.
Chandler, Reubenia W. (Grigsby), b. 1831
Chappell, George
Chisolm, Robert 1807-1881
Christian, Bolivar, 1825-1900 (concerning the Christian family and Grigsby’s The Founders of Washington College in Washington and Lee Historical Papers, no. 2 [Baltimore, John Murphy & Co., 1890], p. 1-111)
Clack, Robert K.
Clagett, John M.
Clark, Alfred E., d. 1826
Clarke, Colin, 1792-1865 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1788)
Clarkson, Joseph A.
Clary, Henry, 1777-1852
Cochran, Howe Peyton, 1834-1892
Cochran, John, 1793-1884
Cocke, William Archer, 1822-1887
Coke, Octavius, 1841-1895
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley (Tucker) Washington, 1832-1908 (concerning Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee and John Randolph of Roanoke; and the College of William and Mary)
Coleman, Lewis Minor, 1827-1863
Coles, Clara Ann
Coles, Edward, 1786-1868 (concerning James Madison)
Coles, Mary, b. 1835
Coles, Sabina
Coles, Sally Logan (Roberts), 1809-1883
Collard, Bernard
Colton, Chauncey, 1800-1876
Colton, Lelia Frances (Grigsby), 1808-1833
Colton, Simon
Comfort, David, 1807-1877
Comfort, David, 1837-1873
Comfort, Mary Louisa (Read), b. 1813
Conarroe, George M.
Conrad, David Holmes, 1800-1877
Conway, Elizabeth G.
Cook, Martin E. (bears note of Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby to Hugh Blair Grigsby)
Cornick, Catharine
Cornick, Henry
Cornick, James, b. 1800?
Corprew, Thomas Jefferson, 1830-1873
Covington, Martin L.
Covington, William J.
Cowdery, A. A.
Cowdery, George W., b. 1808?
Cox, Leonard
Crallé, Richard Kenner, 180-1864
Crane, E. N.
Crawford, J. B.
Creigh, Sarah F. (Lewis) (includes acrostic)
Crittenden, Elizabeth (Moss) Wilcox Ashley, b. 1802 (ca.)
Crow, George S.
Cuthbert, James E., 1826-1883

Dabney, John Blair, 1795-1868
Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898
Dade, Lawrence Alexander, d. 1896
Dall, Henry P.
Daniel, Elizabeth M., Mrs.
Daniel, Peter Vivian, 1818-1889
Daniel, S. P.
Davidson, James Dorman, 1808-1882
Davidson, Mary
Davis, E. Banks
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (while President of the Confederate States of America)
Davis, Peter
Davis, Robert Coulton (bears seal as a druggist in Philadelphia, Pa.)
Deane, Charles, 1813-1889 (concerning George Bancroft, John Burgoyne, Richard Henry Dana, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Glasgow, Farragut, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Francis Parkman, John Smith, Charles Sumner, and Robert Charles Winthrop; the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Virginia Historical Society; a portrait of Pocahontas; the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence; Grigsby’s The Virginia Convention of 1776 [Richmond, J. W. Randolph, 1855]; Newport News, Va.; the bust of “Sappho” executed by Alexander Galt; the records of the Virginia Company of London; and the Chicago fire of 1871)
Deane, Helen Elizabeth (Waterston), 1819–1897 (concerning Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Glasgow Farragut, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Robert Charles Winthrop)
Deane, Mary Helen
Deane, Walter, 1848-1930
Denham, Edward, 1849-1925
Dentzel, Frederick A.
Dexter, Elias (concerning engravings by Charles Balthazar Julien Feuret de Saint-Memin)
Dexter, George, 1838-1883
Dexter, Lucy Waterston (Deane), b. 1842
Dey, William, 1808?-1857
Dickinson, Asa Dupuy, 1816-1882 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851)
Dickinson, Luther R. (of the Southern Planter and Farmer, Richmond, Va.)
Dillon, Moses
Diman, Jeremiah Lewis, 1831-1881
Donelson, John S.
Dorman, O. M.
Drake, Francis Samuel, 1828-1886
Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891
Dreher, Julius Daniel
Ducachet, Henry William, 1797-1865
Duffield, Charles B. (bears part of a letter from Charles Harris to Duffield)
Dunavant, Leroy C., b. 1818?
Duncan, David, 1792?-1881
Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869 (concerning Grigsby’s election to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.)

Earle, James S.
Echols, John, 1823-1896
Edmunds, John, b. 1815?
Edmunds, John Richard, 1812-1873
Edwards, Henry
Egbourn, William Hugh
Eggleston, John William 1828-1897
Ellett, Charles Anderson, d. 1880
Elliot, Charles, Mrs.
Elliott, William H.
Ellis, Thomas Harding, 1814-1898
Epes, Rebecca Mildred (Poague),1839-1914
Erskine, Henry
Etting, Frank Marx, 1833-1890 (including printed letter, 1875 October 25, bearing engraving of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Evans, Thomas J., 1822-1889 (concerning a monument of Lucian Minor)
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 (concerning the College of William and Mary)

Fabens, Rebecca (Chamberlaine)
Falconer, William, b. 1819
Falkett, John F.
Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884
Felton, Cornelius Conway, 1807-1862 (including Grigsby’s review of The New American Cyclopedia [New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1858-1863] edited by George Ripley and Charles A. Dana)
Fishburn, Junius Matthews, 1830-1858
Fisher, Joshua Francis, 1807-1873
Fleming, Sallie A. (Lewis)
Fleshman, William Z. T.
Flint, J. H.
Flournoy, Patrick Henry, 1813-1887
Flournoy, William Stanhope, b. 1845
Floyd, F.
Forbes, David Sterling, 1835-1908
Forbes, John Murray, 1816-1891 (concerning Horace Binney, James Innes, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Winfield Scott, John Sergeant and James Wilkinson and the Berkeley and Innes families)
Forbes, Peter A., 1831?-1905
Forbes, William W., b. 1818
Ford, S. B.
Forrest, Anna M., Mrs.
Forrest, Douglas French, 1838-1900
Fowler, W. C.
Fowles, James Henry, 1812-1854
Frazier, William, 1812-1885 (concerning Yale College; and portraits of George Washington by Rembrandt Peale and Gilbert Stuart)
Freeman, Margaret C.
French, Samuel Bassett, 1820-1898 (concerning a monument of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., executed by Marius Jean Antonin Mercie)
Friend, William Gaines, 1817-1903
Fulton, William M.
Fuqua, A. D.

Gaines, Elizabeth Margaret (Watkins), 1827-1896
Gaines, Martha Watkins (Venable), 1813-1881?
Gaines, Richard Jennings, 1799-1864
Gaines, Richard White, 1784-1846
Galatty Stephen
Galt, Alexander, 1793-1855
Galt, Alexander, 1827-1863 (concerning his bust of “Sappho” and his statue of Thomas Jefferson)
Galt, Ann Jeffery, 1822-1855
Galt, James Dickie, 1831-1888
Galt, John Minson, 1810-1869
Galt, Mary Anne (Raincock) (bears Grigsby’s notes concerning George Tucker’s History of the United States [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1856-1857])
Galt, Mary Blair (Grigsby), 1860-1916 (letters, 1875 July 16 and 1876 November 28, bear letters from Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby to H. B. Grigsby)
Galt, Mary Jeffery
Galt, Sarah Maria, 1822-1880
Galt, William Richard, 1818-1892 (concerning the College of William and Mary; and Alexander Galt’s statue of Thomas Jefferson)
Galusha, Myron H. (bears Grigsby’s notes concerning Littleton Waller Tazewell)
Garden, Alexander
Garden, Walter Logan, d. 1892?
Gardiner, M. B., Mrs.
Gardner, T. A.
Garrett, William Robertson, 1839-1904
Garrison, James S. (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Gatewood, Richard, d. 1855 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Gatewood, Robert, d. 1909 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Gatewood, W. C.
Gaulding, R. J.
Ghiselin, Henry
Ghiselin, James W., 1835?-1862
Ghiselin, John D., Sr.
Ghiselin, John D., Jr. (concerning the frigate “Merrimac”)
Gholson, Thomas Saunders, 1809-1868
Gibbons, John N.
Gibbs, H. M.
Gibbs, Mary Ann
Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892
Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830
Gilmer, Elizabeth Cabell (Carrington), 1827-1903
Gilpen, Eliza (Sibley) Johnston, 1835?-1886
Gilpin, Henry Dilworth, 1801-1860
Glenn, James D., Mrs.
Glennan, Michael, 1843-1899
Goddin, John M.
Goode, Sallie (Urquhart)
Goodridge, George K.
Gordon, James
Gordon, John Montgomery, 1810-1884 (concerning the Virginia Historical Society)
Gordon, Robert S.
Gordon, William Westmore, 1831-1892
Grattan, Jane Elvira (Ferguson), 1806-1888
Gratz, Simon, 1838-1925
Graves, Robert J. (concerning the Phi Beta Kappa Society of the College of William and Mary)
Gray, William H., 1834?-1861
Greble, Edwin
Green, Alice Haxall (Bouldin), 1857-1905
Green, E. B.
Green, Samuel Abbott, b. 1830
Green, Thomas, 1798-1883 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Green, William B.
Green, William Booker, 1789-1870
Greenlee, Elisha Grigsby, 1828-1885
Greenlee, Hannah Ingram (Grigsby), b. 1800
Greenlee, John Franklin
Greever, James Scott, 1837-1895
Greever, Mary J. (Scott), b. 1854
Gregorie, Thomas H. (concerning John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.)
Griffin, Michael
Griffith, E. J.
Griffith, Prudence, Mrs.
Grigsby, Abner A. Porter
Grigsby, Etchison, d.1845
Grigsby, George Hugh Blair, 1823-1855
Grigsby, Hugh Carrington, 1856-1909 (while a student at Hampden-Sydney College)
Grigsby, Jaqueline Alexander, 1818-1865
Grigsby, James, b. 1848?
Grigsby, James T., b. 1810?
Grigsby, Judith Hannah Elizabeth (Porter)
Grigsby, Lucian P., b. 1820
Grigsby, Mary Venable (Carrington), 1813-1894 (concerning John Tyler; the Norfolk Academy; the American Beacon and Norfolk and Portsmouth Daily Advertiser and the American Beacon and Virginia and North Carolina Gazette, Norfolk, Va.; Hampden-Sydney College; “Sylvan Hill” and “Red Hill,” Charlotte County, Va.; the Jenings family; the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851; the Virginia Historical Society; Briery Presbyterian Church, Prince Edward County, Va.; Grigsby’s speech at the University of Virginia, 1869 July 1; and the Tazewell Society, Norfolk, Va.. Letter, 1844 July 13, bears letter from Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead to Grigsby; and letter, 1849 June 18, bears copy of a letter of Dr. William Washington Carrington and Grigsby.)
Grigsby, Reuben, 1780-1863
Grigsby, Verlinda Alexander (Porter), 1793-1846
Grigsby, William Thompson, b. 1828
Grigsby, Willis H., b. 1838
Grinnan, Andrew Glassell, 1827-1902
Gunter, Benjamin Thomas, b. 1831
Guthrie, E. D.
Gwin, David William, b. 1838

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Hall, Charles Winslow, 1843-1916
Hall, Everard
Halsey, John T.
Hamilton, Hannah Frances (Grigsby), 1825-1887
Hamilton, William Taliaferro, 1854-1877
Hamlett, James E.
Hamner, Thomas L., d. 1854 (bears course of studies at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.)
Hankins, Hiram
Hanna, Charles Morton
Hardy, Thomas J.
Harned, William M.
Harris, Charles, b. 1806
Harris, J. H.
Harrison, Charles Shirley, 1842-1899
Harrison, Eleanor Wayles (Randolph), 1824-1896
Harrison, Mary M. (Erskine)
Harrison, Peyton, 1800-1887
Hartshorne, S.
Harvey, R. C.
Haskins, Charles
Hatcher, Harvey, 1834-1905
Haven, Samuel Foster, 1806-1881
Hay, Thomas Park
Hays, Cornelia G., Mrs.
Heiskell, Isaac Pancake, d. 1877
Henry, E. M., Mrs.
Henry, Elvira Bruce (McClellan), 1808-1873
Henry, John, 1796-1868
Henry, Lucy D.
Henry, William Wirt, 1831-1900 (concerning Flavius Joseph Fisher, Patrick Henry and Edward Virginius Valentine; Edmund Randolph’s manuscript History of Virginia [1578-1782]; and the Virginia Historical Society)
Herbert, Emma Martha T. (Grigsby), b. 1833
Herman, Cornelius Henry, 1829?-1865 (letter, 1851 August 14, bears lines of verse)
Heth, Harriet C. (Selden), 1834-1907
Hobson, Joseph Virginius
Hodge, Hugh Lenox
Hogan, Sarah J., Mrs.
Hoge, Moses Drury, 1818-1899 (concerning Hoge’s address at the unveiling in Richmond, Va., of the Stonewall Jackson monument by John Henry Foley; the Virginia Historical Society; and Hampden-Sydney College)
Hoge, Susan J. (Watkins) Hunt, d. 1849
Holliday, Frederick William Mackey, 1828-1899 (while serving as governor of Virginia)
Hollinghead, J. M.
Holmes, George Frederick, 1820-1897 (bears Grigsby’s notes concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Holt, John E., d. 1832
Holt, John Tabb, d. 1886
Holt, William Cocke, 1783-1832
Hope, James Barron, 1829-1887
Houston, Thomas Dix, 1842-1900
Howard, Volney Elwood, 1853-1936
Hubard, Bolling
Hubard, James Lenaeus, 1835-1913
Hundley, Elisha Estes, 1800-1879
Hunt, Charles E.
Hunter, Hennie
Hunter, Henrietta
Hunter, Henry B.
Hunter, John Anderson, 1818-1873
Hutcheson, Robert Francis, 1843-1895

Imboden, John Daniel, 1823-1895
Imboden, Mary Wilson (McPhail), 1834-1865
Ingersoll, Joseph Reed, 1786-1868
Ingraham, Edward Duffield, 1793-1854 (concerning the library of John Randolph of Roanoke)
Innes, James, 1754-1798
Irving, Francis Deane, 1821-1891
Irwin, Cornelia Grigsby
Irwin, Cornelia Grigsby (Whitehead), d. 1869
Irwin, Henry, 1821?-1868 (concerning Arnold Elzey; the yellow fever of 1855 in Norfolk, Va.; George Stoneman’s raids; the frigate “Merrimac”; and the battle of New Market. Letter, 1862 June 26, bears letter of Cornelia Grigsby (Whitehead) Irwin to Henry Irwin and letter, 1864 April 20, bears list of Grigsby’s books)

Jackman, S. H.
Jackson, Samuel K., 1817-1899
Jacobs, Ferdinand
James, George Payne Rainsford, 1799-1860
Jarboe, P. W., Mrs.
Jeffries, George R.
Jenkins, Janetta G. (McNutt) 1804-1843
Johns, John, 1796-1876
Johnson, John W.
Johnson, William
Johnston, Andrew, 1811-1886
Johnston, Charles E.
Johnston, James H., 1801-1874
Johnston, Josiah Stoddard, 1833-1913
Johnston, William Preston, 1831-1899
Jones, Aaron
Jones, Francis Buckner, 1828-1862 (concerning William Drake, Gabriel Jones, Adam Stephen, Henry St. George Tucker, and Isaac Zane; and the Randolph family)
Jones, James L.
Jones, John William, 1836-1909
Jones, Paul (concerning Alexander Hamilton Stephens)
Jones, Sampson, 1803-1863
Jones, Sampson, 1836-1884
Jones, Thomas N.
Jones, Walter Flood, b. (ca.) 1800
Joynes, Edward Southbey, 1834-1917 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Joynes, Levin Smith, 1819-1881
Joynes, Virginia Susan, 1831-1914

Kean, Robert Garlick Hill, 1828-1898
Keen, Maria Louise T. (Hamilton), b. 1853
Kelley, Peter
Kemper, Delaware, 1833-1899
Kemper, Frances Snowden (Hay), d. 1888
Kennon, George Tarry, 1788-1855
Kingsley, Vin Wright (concerning Patrick Henry)
Kirkpatrick, John Lycan, d. 1885
Kirkpatrick, Thomas Jellis, 1829-1892

Lacy, Horace Plumer, 1831-1908 (enclosing an account for medical fees)
Lacy, Matthew Lyle
Lamb, E. F.
Lamb, Robert W.
Lamb, William, 1835-1909
Lamb, William Wilson, 1803-1874
Land, Hilary H.
Lane, Sallie M. (Lightner)
Langley, John R. (bears Confederate States of America postage stamp)
Layne, Joseph B., b. 1827? (Including printed letter, 1864 August 6, concerning wheat for the Confederate States of America Army of Northern Virginia)
Leake, Shelton Farrar, 1812-1884
Leavenworth, Frederick P.
Lee, Arthur M.
Lee, Robert Edward, 1808-1870 (letter, [[18]64 July 32, Head Quarters, Army No[rthern] V[irgini]a, Petersburg, Va., to Hugh B[lair] Grigsby, Charlotte Co[urt] Ho[use], Va. 1 p. : handwritten signed ; 9 x 7 in. Imperfect. Concerns mules; also, letter, 1869 June 26, Washington College, Lexington, Va., to Hugh Blair Grigsby, Charlotte C[ourt] H[ouse], Va. 1 p. : handwritten signed ; 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Concerns an invitation for Grigsby to deliver a speech at Washington College.)
Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849 (enclosing an account, 1826, of A. T. van Tetroode of Amsterdam, Netherlands with John Randolph of Roanoke for books)
Leigh, Fanny J., Mrs.
Leigh, James Y.
Lester, R. F.
Lewis, C. M.
Lewis, Richmond Addison, 1824-1900
Lightfoot, Samuel L.
Lindsay, John Summerfield, 1842-1903
Lindsey, P. C.
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891
Lowell, John Amory, 1798-1881
Loyall, Benjamin Pollard, 1832-1923 (concerning the Norfolk Library Association, Norfolk, Va.)
Loyall, George, 1789-1868 (while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives; concerning William Branch Giles, Andrew Jackson and Littleton Waller Tazewell; and the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Lyle, William J., d. 1863

Macalester, Charles, 1798-1873
Macfarland, William Hamilton, 1799-1872
Mackey, Thomas J.
Maddux, William H.
Madison, Dolley (Payne) Todd, 1768-1849
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Madison, Robert Lewis, 1828-1878
Magruder, Allan Bowie, 1812-1885 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Mahone, William, 1826-1895
Mann, Ambrose Dudley, 1801-1889 (concerning William Grayson)
Mapp, E. C.
Marks, F. E.
Marr, Jane Barron (Hope), 1859-1934 (bears lines of verse and concerns an enclosed story written under the pseudonym of Archibald Bolling)
Marrast, William
Marrow, W. C.
Marshall, Hunter Holmes, 1820-1896
Marshall, Joel Watkins, 1822-1873 (bears a letter, n.d., of Grigsby to an unidentified addressee and his notes concerning the Virginia Convention of 1776)
Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Marshall, Thomas Edmunds, b. 1826
Marshall, William M.
Martin, Alexander
Martin, Charles
Martin, Edmonia Blair (Read), b. 1851
Martin, Miles Macon, b. 1850
Martin, William
Marye, Virginia Waller (Tazewell)
Mason, Armistead Thomson, 1787-1819
Mason, Charles Carroll, d. 1866 (letter, 1859 September 9, bears letter of Mason to Nathaniel Francis Cabell, and letter, 1859 September 28, bears letter to mason from W. Westwood McCreery)
Mason, George, 1725-1792
Mason, James Murray, 1798-1871 (concerning George Mason and Stevens Thomson Mason [1760-1803])
Mason, John Thomson, 1815-1873 (concerning Armistead Thomson Mason, Richard Barnes Mason, Stevens Thomson Mason [1760-1803] and Thomson Mason; letter, 1858 December 4, bears letter, 1862 November 18, of Grigsby to George Wythe Randolph)
Mason, John Young, 1799-1859 (concerning the Virginia Historical Society)
Mason, John Young, 1823-1862
Mason, Landon Randolph, 1841-1923
Mason, Lewis Edmunds, 1822-1897
Mason, Nicholas Carroll, d. 1873 (concerning Stevens Thomson Mason)
Mason, Richard Barnes, 1791-1841
Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1760-1803
Mason, Thomson, 1730-1785
Mathews, Sampson, 1738-1807
Maupin, Socrates, 1808-1871 (concerning Grigsby’s speech at the University of Virginia, 1869 July 1)
Maury, Mary M.
Maury, William Arden, 1831-1918
Maxwell, Mary Frances (Robertson), 1808?-1898
Maxwell, William, 1784-1857 (concerning Robert Matthew Sully; Thomas Sully’s portrait of Pocahontas; and the Virginia Historical Society of Richmond)
Mayo, Nannie P.
McCabe, John Collins, 1810-1875
McCandlish, Thomas P., b. 1837 (at the College of William and Mary)
McChesney, Frances Ann (McNutt), 1806-1877
McChesney, Sarah Gatewood (Moffett)
McClean, Andrew A. B. (bears letter 1856 September 1 of Henry Irwin to H. B. Grigsby)
McClean, Ann Eliza, Mrs.
McClurg, Oliveira Fernandez James, 1746-1822
McConnico, Andrew J.
McCorkle, Charles Edward, 182-1899
McCorkle, Edward
McCorkle, Walter Lisle, 1854-1932
McCormick, Henrietta Maria (Hamilton), 1822-1899
McCormick, Mary Ann (Grigsby), 1828-1878
McCormick, Robert Sanderson, 1849-1919
McCreery, W. Westwood
McCue, John Marshall, 1816-1890 (concerning Augusta County, Va.)
McCune, R. H.
McDonald, James, 1824-1893 (as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia)
McElhenney, James Addison, 1809-1835 (while attending Ohio University, Athens)
McGehee, Agnes Catharine (Venable) Venable, 1817-1897
McGehee, Samuel F., b. 1820?
McKelway, Catharine Scott (Comfort), 1836-1891
McLean, Andrew A. B., b. 1797?
McNutt, James M.
McPhail, Anne Cabell (Carrington), 1811-1880
McPhail, Benjamin G.
McPhail, George Wilson, 1816-1871
McPhail Jane Millicent (Powell), 1842-1907
McPhail, John Blair, 1807-1891 (at “Mulberry Hill,” Charlotte County, “Oakhill,” Halifax County, Va., and Yale University; letter, 1862 October 13, enclosing an account of raids by John Daniel Imboden, and letter, 1842 November 3, bears letter of Anne Cabell (Carrington) McPhail to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby)
McPhail, John Blair, 1835-1904
Meade, Richard Kidder, 1819-1862
Meade, William, 1789-1862 (concerning Meade’s Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857] and including a sketch of Thomas Nelson by St. George Tucker [1752-1827])
Mehegan, W. A.
Mercie, Marius Jean Antonin, 1845-1916
Merritt, William Henry Embry, b. 1800? (concerning the Embry family)
Miller, Arnold W.
Miller, Catharine (Littlefield) Greene, 1753-1814
Millson, John Singleton, 1808-1874
Millson, Mary T.(Parker)
Minor, Lucian, 1802-1858
Mitchell, John Kearsley, 1798-1858 (concerning a yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Va.)
Morton, William G.
Mohler, David Guin, 1846-1917
Mohler, Jacob, b. 1804?
Montague, Erastus Tunstall, 1805-1883
Montalant, Julius O.
Montgomery, Susan C. (Keim) Savage
Moody, William M.
Moore, Andrew, 1752-1821
Moore, Edward
Moore, Edward W.
Moore, Edwin G.
Moore, James William, 1818-1877
Moore, Samuel McDowell, 1796-1875 (concerning Andrew Moore)
Morecock, William Henry Edloe, 1836-1896
Morris, Cincinnatus, 1829-1895
Morris, Maria Jameson, 1833-1911 (bears coat of arms of the Jennings family and concerns the Jameson family)
Morrison, Robert John, 1825-1861 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Morton, Benjamin
Morton, David Flournoy, 1816-1878
Morton, Jacob, b. 1803
Morton, John
Morton, John A.
Morton, Margaret H
Morton, Maria Sophia (Kemper), b. 1737
Morton, Robert C.
Morton, Samuel Davis, 1795-1857 (concerning the Morton family)
Morton, William, 1813-1895
Moses (Slave)
Munford, John Durburrow, 1810-1876
Murdaugh, John Washington, 1801-1841 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Myers, Gustavus Adolphus, 1801-1869 (concerning the Virginia Historical Society)
Myers, Myer, 1793-1877

Nelson, Robert Edward, 1847-1922
Nelson, William J., 1829-1903
Nicholson, George Llewellyn, 1814-1883
Norton, Richard W.
Nowlin, William D.

O’Keefe, Mathew (concerning the docks of Norfolk, Va.)
Okeson, Nicholas Albertson, 1819-1882
Orr, John M., b. 1820 (concerning William Grayson)
Osborne, Nathaniel Montgomery, b. 1798
Ott, John, 1834-1895 (concerning the Southern Planter, Richmond, Va.; the Virginia Historical Society; and the Westmoreland Club; letters, 1878 August 4 and 30 bear seal of the Virginia Historical Society; letter, 1877 November 19, bears Grigsby’s poem “To Miss Eliza Susan Quincy of Quincy, Mass., on the New Year, 1878")
Overbey, James T., d. 1872
Overbey, John H.

Page, Richard Channing Moore, 1841-1898 (concerning the Page family)
Page, Richard Lucien, 1807-1901
Palmer, E.
Palmer, Martha, Mrs.
Parker, Joel, 1795-1875
Parker, Richard Elliot, 1783-1840
Parrish, Edward, 1822-1872 (letterhead bears engraving of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Parsons, Theophilus, 1797-1882
Pattillo, James Anderson, d. 1866
Pattillo, William H., b. 1796?
Paxton, Rachel, 1794-1871
Paxton, Reuben Grigsby, b. 1858 (of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Va., concerning the Grigsby and Paxton families)
Paxton, Thomas, 1796-1881
Payne, Benjamin E.
Peachy, William Samuel, 1818-1881
Pendleton, Hugh Nelson, 1800-1875 (concerning Edmund Pendleton)
Pendleton, Philip Clayton, 1779-1863 (concerning Edmund Pendleton, and the Pendleton family)
Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883 (concerning his Science as a Witness for the Bible [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1860])
Penington, John, 1799-1867
Pentecost, Richard I.
Parkinson, F. E.
Perry, Frances B., Mrs.
Peyton, Moses Green, 1828-1897
Phillips, Henry L.
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Platt, Amelia C. Lockwood, Mrs.
Platt, Clayton T.
Poague, John
Pocahontas, d. 1617
Poindexter, Carter Braxton, 1816?-1893
Poindexter, Elizabeth M.
Poindexter, Mary Carter
Poindexter, Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead), 1821?-1875 (bears Confederate States of America postage stamp)
Pollard, Lewis Ross
Pollock, Thomas Gordon, 1838-1863
Poole, William Frederick, 1821-1894
Prentis, Joseph, 1783-1851
Preston, Catherine Morris (Dabney), 1837-1881 (bears lines of verse)
Preston, Thomas Lewis, 1812-1903
Price, Samuel, 1805-1884
Priddy, Lucy Anne (Carter), 1838-1912
Priddy, William K., 1831?1905
Purcell, John Barry, 1849-1916

Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877 (concerning Tristam Burges, Josiah Quincy [1772-1864], John Randolph of Roanoke, and Thomas Whipple)
Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884 (concerning Abigail (Smith) Adams, Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin, Dolley (Payne) Todd Madison, John Morton, Josiah Quincy [1772-1864], John Randolph of Roanoke, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Daniel Webster; the Kemper family; engravings of Daniel Kemper and Maria Sophia (Kemper) Morton by Charles Balthazar Julien Feuret de Saint-Memin; statue of Josiah Quincy [1772-1864] executed by Thomas Ball; letter, 1878 May 18, bears copy of letter, 1825 February 9, from Daniel Webster to Josiah Quincy [1772-1864]; letter, 1878 September 9, bears extract of letter, 1865, from Horace Binney to Eliza Susan Quincy; and letter, 1879 November 19, bears extract of letter, 1830 December 9, of Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin to Josiah Quincy [1774-1864])

Raboleau, S. A., Mrs.
Ramsay, Samuel
Randall, Henry Stephens, 1811-1876
Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867 (also bears letters of Barksdale & Read to Grigsby and a broadside of Vickery & Co. of Norfolk, Va.)
Randolph, Joseph Williamson, 1815-1893 (bears Grigsby’s note concerning Edmund Pendleton and the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence)
Randolph, Lewis
Randolph, Robert Carter, 1808-1887 (concerning Robert Carter, Edmund Randolph, and Robert Bolling’s a Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family in England and Virginia [Richmond, W. H. Wade & Co., 1868])
Randolph, Rosanna, Mrs. (pseud)
Randolph, Sarah Nicholas, 1839-1892
Raymond, [?]
Read, Ann Mayo (Venable), 1784-1869
Read, Clement Carrington, 1805-1872
Read, E. E.
Read, Frederick Nash, 1835-1901
Read, George Whitefield, 1808-1872
Read, Isaac, 1807-1887 (of “Greenfield,” Charlotte County, Va.; letter, 1862 October 9, bears letter of Paulina Cabell Read to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby)
Read, Louisa Cabell (Read), b. 1848
Read, Nicholas Cabell, 1809-1873
Read, Nicholas Cabell, 1843-1884
Read, Paulina, Mrs.
Read, Paulina Cabell, 1819-1900
Read, Paulina Edmonia (Carrington), 1825-1904
Read, Sarah C.
Read, Thomas Nash
Read, William Watkins, 1821-1889 (of “Greenfield,” Charlotte County, Va.; and bears engravings of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen)
Reardon, Henry B., b. 1799?
Reed, Richard Clark, 1831-1925
Reid, Charles, 1800-1899 (concerning the Norfolk Athenaeum and the Norfolk Theological Society; and the Virginia Convention, 1829-1830)
Rice, J. J., 1824-1866
Rice, W. B.
Richardson, Hilary Goode, b. ca. 1826
Ridlon, Gideon Tibbets, b. 1841
Riely, John William, 1839-1900
Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854
Ritchie, William Foushee, 1813-1877 (letter, 1870 June 23, bears letter of Conway Robinson to Grigsby)
Rives, Eleanor Rosalie, 1847-1904 (of “Sherwood,” Albemarle County, Va., concerning George Tucker)
Rives, William Cabell, 1793-1868 (of “Castle Hill, “Albemarle County, Va., concerning the Virginia Historical Society; letter, 1866 April 6, bears copies of letter, 1809 August 6 and 1811 September 18, of Thomas Jefferson to Rives, and letter, 1866 May 15, bears extract of letter, 1796 January 26, of James Madison to James Monroe)
Rives, William Cabell, 1825-1889
Roberts, Joseph L.
Roberts, L. W.
Robertson, Duncan, b. 1800? (concerning Julius O. Montalant)
Robertson, Harrison, 1822-1908
Robertson, Wyndham, 1803-1888 (of “The Meadows,” Washington County, Va., concerning his Pocahontas, alias Matoaka and her Descendants through her Marriage [Richmond, J. W. Randolph & English, 1887])
Robinson, A. S.
Robinson, Charles N.
Robinson, Conway, 1805-1884 (concerning William Twopeny and George Wythe; the Virginia Historical Society; Quesnay’s Academy of Richmond, Va.; portraits at “Upper Brandon” and “Lower Brandon,” Prince George County, Va.; the Marshall, Robinson and Waller families; the library of the College of William and Mary; and the manuscripts History of Virginia by Edmund Randolph; letter, 1868 March 11, contains extract of a letter from Conway Robinson to Chandler Robbins)
Robinson, H.
Robinson, H. P.
Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891
Rogers, Thornton Oscar, 1823
Rogers, William B.
Rose, John N.
Ross, Annie Elizabeth (Beckham) Ross
Rowland, William L.
Roy, John B.
Royall, William Lawrence, 1845-1912
Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865 (concerning Edmund Ruffin [1745-1807] and the Ruffin family)
Ruffner, William Henry, 1824-1908 (concerning the Campbell, Hays, Moffatt, Montgomery, Stuart, Walker, and Wilson families)
Rush, Benjamin, 1811-1877
Russell, Daniel Livermore, b. 1800 (concerning Hampden-Sydney College)

Savage, William Lyttleton
Scarburgh, George Parker, 1807-1879
Schele De Vere, Lucy Brown (Rives), b. 1834
Schele De Vere, Maximilian, 1820-1898 (concerning the University of Virginia)
Schmidt, John Nagel, 1815-1897
Schoolfield, William D.
Scott, Henry E.
Scott, John P.
Scott, John Turner
Scott, William Cowper, 1817-1854
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
Seaver, William J.
Seay, A. Booker
Seddon, Rosa
Seddon, Sarah (Bruce), 1822-1882
Segar, C. D., Mrs.
Segar, Jesse S.
Segar, Joseph Eggleston, 1804-1880
Selden, Henrietta Wilson
Selden, Samuel, 1834-1880 (enclosing lines of verse)
Semple. Letitia (Tyler), 1821-1907 (concerning John Tyler and the College of William and Mary)
Senger, John C. (at Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Va.)
Sergeant, John
Sharp, Charles, b. 1829 (concerning the Willoughby family)
Sharp, Eliza Durragh (Williams), b. 1832
Sharp, William
Sharp, William Willoughby, b. 1801
Sharswood, George, 1810-1883
Sharswood, William, b. 1836
Shepperson, Martha B., Mrs., b. 1817?
Shields, Hamilton, b. 1789?
Shields, Hamilton Leroy, 1822?-1889
Shields, John R. (concerning the Ridley family)
Shipman, William Jordan
Shober, Elizabeth K.
Shober, Susan B.
Sibley, John G., 1803?-1877?
Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885
Slaughter, Anna Mayo (Read), d. 1875
Slaughter, Philip, 1808-1890
Slaughter, Sophia Mercer (Slaughter)
Smead, Morgan Jedediah Livingston, 1813-1871 (concerning the Phi Beta Kappa Society of the College of William and Mary)
Smith, Anne E. (Canning), b. 1805?
Smith, Benjamin Mosby, 1811-1893
Smith, C. Moore
Smith, Charles H
Smith, Douglas B.
Smith, Emma Louise (McCormick), 1854-1893
Smith, Francis Henney, 1812-1890 (concerning the Virginia Military Institute and the College of William and Mary; letter, 1869 July 8, bears VMI seal; and enclosing report card of Henry Colgate Whitehead at VMI)
Smith, George C. (concerning a dike and bears endorsement of Peter Davis)
Smith, John Augustine, 1782-1865
Smith, Robert McPhail
Smith, Thomas H.
Smith, William
Smith, William H.
Snead, Thomas Tully Lynch, 1832-1872
Southall, James C. (concerning William Henry Ruffner)
Southgate, James S., 1804?-1877
Southgate, John, b. 1773? (concerning the Virginia and North Carolina Transportation Company)
Southgate, Wright
Soutter, Robert
Spencer, Cornelia (Phillips) (concerning the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; letter, 1880 November 18, is printed)
Sprague, Cynthia E.
Spratley, J.
St. Andrew, J. A. H., d. 1881
Stanard, Robert Conway, 1833-1861 (visiting card)
Stanly, Edward, 1810-1872
Stark, Robert Bolling, 1781-1839 (concerning Lake Drummond and Orapeake Canal Company of Norfolk, Va.)
Starke, E. N., Mrs.
Steele, Joseph, 1795?-1872 (concerning the Campbell, Steele, and Trimble families)
Stevens, John B.
Stoddert, William, 1824-1885
Stringfellow, Emma (Early) Wiley, 1794-1837
Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes, 1807-1891
Stuart, Lewis, b. 1784
Stubbs, Simon Stubblefield
Stubbs, Thomas Jefferson, 1841-1915
Sturges, Mary Jane Stith (Upshur), 1828-1907
Swain, David Lowry, 1801-1868 (enclosing letter [copy], 1834 September 1, of Littleton Waller Tazewell to Swain)
Swann, Wilson C.
Syme, John W., 1811-1865

Tabb, E.
Tabb, Thomas Clarke, 1800?-1873
Talcott, Charles Gratiot, 1834-1867
Talcott, Thomas Mann Randolph, 1838-1920 (enclosing Charles Carter Lee’s genealogical chart of the Lee family)
Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1754-1835
Tappan, J. Nelson (concerning the bust of “Sappho” executed by Alexander Galt)
Taylor, Absalom
Taylor, John Charles Randolph, 1812-1875 (concerning Robert Carter Nicholas)
Taylor, Tazewell, 1810-1875 (concerning the frigates “Monitor” and “Merrimac” and the College of William and Mary)
Taylor, William E., 1809-1870 (concerning Robert Barraud Taylor)
Tazewell, John Nivison, 1807-1869 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860 (concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830)
Tazewell, Sarah Ann, b. 1812 (concerning the Virginia Historical Society; and Robert Bolling’s A Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family in England and Virginia [Richmond, W. H. Wade & Co., 1868])
Templeton, Sarah (Paxton), b. 1794
Terhune, Edward Payson, 1830-1907
Terry, Andrew Jackson, 1843-1912
Tetroode, A. T. van
Thackston, William W. H., 1820-1899
Thomas, H. R.
Thomas, M. Alice
Thomas, P. W. M.
Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873
Thompson, Philip Montague, 1816-1893 (concerning a portrait of John Randolph of Roanoke)
Thornton, James B.
Thornton, John Thruston, 1829-1862
Thornton, Thomas J.
Toner, Joseph Meredith, 1823-1896
Totten, Silas, 1804-1873 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Townsend, Ebenezer P., 1807?-1877
Tredway, Thomas T., d. 1885? (of Hampden-Sydney College)
Trist, Virginia Jefferson (Randolph), 1801-1882
Tucker, George, 1775-1861 (concerning William Wirt’s The Old Bachelor [Richmond, Printed at the Enquirer Press for Thomas Ritchie & Fielding Lucas, 1814?])
Tucker, John S.
Tucker, Mary (Irwin), d. 1875
Tunstall, Alexander, 1787-1868
Tunstall, Robert Baylor, b. 1819? (concerning doctors George Balfour, John Taylor Barraud, Oliveira Fernandez, James McClurg, William Boswell Selden, James Taylor, and Alexander Whitehead)
Turner, Harriet B. (Payne)
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 (concerning James Madison and John Tyler [1747-1813])
Tyler, Nathaniel, 1828-1917

Valentine, Edward Virginius, 1838-1930 (concerning the Valentine family)
Vanderbilt, J. W.
Vaughan, Archibald
Venable, Abraham B., 1838-1885 (concerning the Venable family)
Venable, Charles Scott, 1827-1900
Venable, Nathaniel Abram, 1814-1849
Venable, Paul Carrington, 1793-1876
Venable, S. L.
Vincent, William P.

Walke, Lelia Blair (Whitehead), b. 1794
Walke, Richard, 1840-1901
Walker, Charles W.
Walker, James
Walker, John
Waller, Florence (including membership card to the Norfolk Library Association, Norfolk, Va.)
Waller, Littleton Tazewell, 1856-1926
Waller, L. C., Mrs.
Waller, Littleton
Waller, Tazewell
Ward, Townsend, 1817?-1885
Warner, Wyllys, Mrs.
Washburn, W. S.
Washington, Peter Grayson, 1798-1872 (concerning William Grayson)
Watkins, C. R.
Watkins, C. W. T.
Watkins, Frances Mayo (Melvin), 1842-1922
Watkins, Francis Benjamin, 1815-1888
Watkins, Francis Nathaniel, 1813-1885 (concerning the estate of Henry Edward Watkins)
Watkins, Frank Ben (of “Moldavia,” Charlotte County, Va.)
Watkins, Henry Edward
Watkins, Isaac Read, 1821-1884
Watkins, John
Watkins, Scot
Watkins, Thomas (concerning the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company)
Watkins, Thomas A., b. 1802
Watkins, William Joel, 1808-1884
Watkins, William Morton, 1773-1865
Watkins, William W., 1819-1903
Watson, Joseph W.
Watts, Legh Richmond, 1843-1919
Watts, Samuel, 1799-1878
Webb, Richard Daniel, 1747-1836
Webber, R. A.
Wedderburn, Alexander John
Weir, Andrew
Weiss, Susan Archer (Talley), b. 1835
Welch, Benjamin
Wellford, Beverley Randolph, 1828-1911
Wells, William Vincent, 1826-1876
Wertenbaker, William, 1797-1882
West, Albert Lawrence, 1825-1892 (concerning the College of William and Mary)
Wheatland, Henry, 1812-1893
White, C. W.
White, James Jones, 1828-1893 (letter, 1874 May 29, written on invitation to the commencement at Washington and Lee College)
White, Mary Lou (Reid)
White, Thomas Willis, 178-1843
Whitehead, Edwin
Whitehead, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby, 1788-1860 (letter, 1842 July 21, bears letter from Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) Poindexter to Maria (Colton) Whitehead)
Whitehead, Elizabeth McPherson, 1825-1855
Whitehead, Henry Colgate, 1845-1920 (while a student at the Virginia Military Institute, concerning Stonewall Jackson and the Battle of New Market)
Whitehead, John Boswell, 1822-1904 (concerning the frigate “Merrimac”; the bust of “Sappho” executed by Alexander Galt; the College of William and Mary; and letter, 1877 April 2, bears letter (copy), 1877 March 9, from R. Boyd to Andrew J. McConnico)
Whitehead, Joseph Boswell, b. 1794?
Whitehead, Nathan Colgate, 1792-1856 (concerning James W. Ford, Peter Francisco, Alexander Galt and Littleton Waller Tazewell; the University of Virginia; Grigsby’s Letters by a South-Carolinian [Norfolk, C. Bonsal, Shields and Ashburn, 1827]; Norfolk Athenaeum of Norfolk, Va.; Norfolk Lyceum of Norfolk, Va.; portraits of Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) Poindexter, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby Whitehead, Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead and William Colgate Whitehead by William Swain; the yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk; and the Howard Association of Norfolk; letter, 1845 May 28, bears letter from Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead to Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby, and letters, 1845 June 10, 22, bear letters of Mary Venable (Carrington) Grigsby to Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead)
Whitehead, William Colgate, 1819?-1858 (concerning William Swain)
Widgen, John L.
Wiggin, John Kimball
Wight, Ann Eliza C., d. 1869
Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825
Willey, Waitman Thomas, 1811-1900
Williams, Florence (James), 1834-1894
Williams, Isaac S.
Williams, J. W.
Willis, William
Wills, William B.
Willson, Edmund B.
Wilmer, Henderson Lee
Wilson, Alexander
Wilson, B. F.
Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914
Wilson, Margaret, d. 1855
Wilson, William Reid
Winchester, James
Wingfield, John Henry Ducachet, 1833-1898
Winthrop, Robert Charles, 1809-1894
Wise, Henry Alexander, 1806-1876 (while serving as Governor of Virginia and concerning the College of William and Mary)
Wise, Richard Alsop, 1843-1900 (concerning the Phi Beta Kappa Society of the College of William and Mary)
Womack, Joel Watkins, 1810-1885
Wood, Henry
Woodbridge, Mary (enclosing letter [copy], 1878 February 16, of George Breckenridge Davis to Joseph Reid Anderson)
Woodfin, William Gustavus, b. 1831
Woodis, Henry R., 1848?
Woodrow, James, 1828-1907 (of the Southern Presbyterian Review, Columbia, S.C.)
Woodson, Charles Van Der Veer (concerning Hampden-Sydney College)
Woolsey, T. D., b. 1802?
Wynne, Thomas Hicks, 1820-1875 (concerning Pocahontas; the diary of Robert Rose; Robert Bolling’s A Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family in England and Virginia [Richmond, W. H. Wade & Co., 1868] and the Register Containing the Baptisms made in the Church of the French Refugees at Manakintown in Virginia [Richmond, Privately printed for Thos. H. Wynne, 1860]; and the Virginia Historical Society; letter, 1861 February 11, bears letter from Grigsby to Nicholas Albertson Okeson)

Young, William P.

Zeilin, Virginia (Freeman)

Companies and organizations

American Antiquarian Society
American Whig Society, Princeton University
Appleton (D.) & Co., New York, N.Y.
Armistead & Cary, Richmond, Va.

Baker & Godwin, New York, N.Y.
Bank of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Barksdale & Read, Richmond, Va.
Barksdale (C. R.) & Bro., Farmville, Va.
Blair (Walter D.) & Co., Richmond, Va.
Booker & Scott, Charlotte Court House, Va.
Booker & Watkins, Richmond, Va.
Booker, Kerr & Lyon, Richmond, Va.
Boston Athenaeum
Boston Public Library
Breeden & Fox, Richmond, Va.
Burgin, Fowler & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Burroughs & Bro., Norfolk, Va.

Calliopean Society, Yale University (printed)
Carey, Lea & Carey, Philadelphia, Pa. (addressed to John Haynes, Jr., pseudonym for Grigsby)
Chappell & Womack, Farmville, Va.
Charlotte County, Va. School Board. Madison School District
Christian & White, Richmond, Va.
Columbian Literary Society, University of Virginia
Cuningham (W. C.) & Co., Norfolk, Va.

Daniel & Tucker, Smithville [now Charlotte Court House], Va.

Eggleston, Thornton & Co., Charlotte Court House, Va.
Exchange Bank of Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
Exchange Bank of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Farmers’ and Mechanics Bank, Philadelphia, Pa.
Farmers Bank of Virginia, Farmville, Va.
Farmers Bank of Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
Farmers Bank of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Forrest Dramatic Club, Smithville [now Charlotte Court House], Va.
Franklin Literary Society, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
Franklin Savings Bank, Norfolk, Va.

Graham Philanthropic Society, Washington College [now Washington and Lee University]
Gray & Inge, Petersburg, Va.

Hanover Literary Society, Hanover Academy, Hanover County, Va.
Harvard College Library
Herman & Co., Norfolk, Va.
Hill, Skinker & Watkins, Richmond, Va. [printed circular concerning tobacco]

Jefferson Literary Society, University of Virginia
Jeter & Harris, Richmond, Va.
Jones & Catlett, Charlotte Court House, Va.

Leigh Bros. & Phelps, Norfolk, Va.
Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lippincott (J. B.) & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston, Mass.
Locustville Academy, Accomack Court House, Va.

McKinney Brothers, Farmville, Va.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Maury (R. H.) & Co., Richmond, Va.
Mercantile Library Association, Boston, Mass.
Moore (J. J.) & Co., Norfolk, Va.
Morris & Rodman, Norfolk, Va.
Morton & Lyle, Farmville, Va.
Morton (Thomas L.) & Co., Petersburg, Va.
Morton & Sturdivant, Petersburg, Va.
Mu Sigma Rho Society, Richmond College [now the University of Richmond]
Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

New York & Hartford Publishing Co., New York, N.Y.
Newland (E.) & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad Company [letters, 1861 June 20 and December 1, and 1866 April 10, are printed; and letter, 1866 February 8, is a broadside]

Osgood (James R.) & Co., Boston, Mass. (letter, 1872 February 6, is printed)

Pannell (H. & W.), Norfolk, Va. (concerning the Norfolk Athenaeum)
Peabody Education Fund
Penington (John) & Son, Philadelphia, Pa.
Petersburg Library Association, Petersburg, Va.
Philogian Society, Richmond College [now University of Richmond]
Philomathean Society, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Phoenix Literary Society, College of William and Mary
Priddy (R. W.) & Co., Keysville, Va.

Randolph (J. W.) & Co., Richmond, Va.
Randolph, J. W.) & English, Richmond, Va.
Read & Jeter, Richmond, Va.
Read, Carrington & Williams, Clarksville, Va.
Reid & Anderson, Norfolk, Va.
Richmond and Danville Railroad Company
Roanoke College Historical Society (bears engraving showing Roanoke College, Salem, Va.)
Rucker & Hamner, Lynchburg, Va.

Leonard Scott Publishing Co., New York, N.Y.
Shields & Ashburn, Norfolk, Va.
Smith & Co., Smithville [now Charlotte Court House], Va.
Smith (H. M.) & Co., Richmond, Va.
Society of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute
Sons of Temperance, Norfolk, Va.
Southern Fertilizing Company, Richmond, Va.
Southside Railroad Company
Soutter & Broughton, Philadelphia, Pa.
Spencer & Venable, Richmond, Va.

Tabb (E. P.) & Co., Norfolk, Va.
Tappan & Starbuck, New York, N.Y. (concerning the bust of “Sappho” executed by Alexander Galt)
Tazewell Society, Norfolk, Va.
Tri-Mount Literary Association, Boston, Mass.

Union Society, Hampden-Sydney College
United Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
United States. District Court (District of Virginia)

Venable, Womack & Co., Farmville, Va.
Village Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Court House, Va.
University of Virginia Library
Virginia Dialectic Society, Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Fish and Game Protective Association, Richmond, Va.
Virginia Historical Society

Wade (Wm. H.) & Co., Richmond, Va.
Washington College. Board of Trustees [now Washington and Lee University]
Washington College. Faculty [now Washington and Lee University]
Washington Institute and Library Association, Norfolk, Va. (concerning the bust of “Bacchante” executed by Alexander Galt)
Washington Literary Society, University of Virginia
West, Johnston & Co., Richmond, Va.
Westbrook (C. W.) & Co., Greensboro, N.C.
Westmoreland Club, Richmond, Va. [printed, in part]
Wiggin & Lunt, Boston, Mass.
Wilbon & Carrington, Charlotte Court House, Va.
William and Mary, College of. Board of Visitors
William and Mary, College of. Faculty

Young Men’s Christian Association, Richmond, Va.

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Section 32. Letterbook, 1834-1861. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes letters concerning Littleton Waller Tazewell and Grigsby’s Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell (Norfolk, J. D. Ghiselin, Jr., 1860).

Correspondents include Samuel Austin Allibone (concerning John Kearsley Mitchell), Charles Gorham Barney, Baron Campbell [i.e., John Campbell], David Holmes Conrad, William Edmund Curtis, Robley Dunglison, Thomas Harding Ellis, William Erle, Edward Everett (concerning his Oration Delivered before the City Authorities of Boston on the Fourth of July 1860 [Boston, G. C. Rand & Avery, 1860]), George Percy Elliot, Cornelius Conway Felton (concerning Edward Everett; and Addresses at the Inauguration of Cornelius Conway Felton, L.L.D., as President of Harvard College [Cambridge, Sever & Francis, 1860]), John D. Ghiselin, Alexander Staveley Hill, Joseph Reid Ingersoll, Henry Robert Vaughan Johnson, Edward Southey Joynes, George Loyal Lord Lyndhurst [i.e., John Singleton Copley], Charles Macalester (concerning Lily L. (Macalester) Berghmans Laughton and A. Berghmans), Dennis Hart Mahan, Theophilus Parsons, James Louis Petigru, Sir Gillery Pigott, William Cabell Rives (concerning Alexander Robinson Boteler), Wyndham Robertson, Conway Robinson (concerning Edward VII; and Robinson’s The Practice of Courts of Justice in England and the United States [Richmond, A. Morris, 1854-1874]), William Lyttleton Savage, George Sharswood (concerning An Essay on Professional Ethics [Philadelphia, T. & J. W. Johnson & Co., 1860?]), David Lowry Swain (concerning John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth’s Tour in the United States of America [London, For G. Robinson, 1784]), Wilson C. Swann, Roger Brooke Taney, John Tanswell (concerning Tanswell’s The History and Antiquities of Lambeth [London, F. Pickton, 1858]; his “Memorials of the Manor and Rectory of Limington,” in the Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol. VIII, pt. ii (1856), pp. 1-8; and Grigsby’s The Virginia Convention of 1776 [Richmond, J. W. Randolph, 1855]), Tazewell Taylor (concerning John Tanswell’s The History and Antiquities of Lambeth [London, F. Pickton, 1858]), George Tucker, John Tyler (concerning Pearl (Tyler) Ellis and Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt), Martin Van Buren, Townsend Ward, George Thomas Williams and Robert Charles Winthrop (concerning John Winthrop; Edmund Wigglesworth’s The Hope of Immortality; A Discourse Occasioned by the Death of ... John Winthrop [Boston, T. and J. Fleet, 1779]; and Harvard University).

[4] prelim., 290 [i.e., 292] p. : holograph ; 8 x 6 3/4 in. Bound volume. Indexed. Many pages blank.

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Section 33. Letterbook, 1854-1861. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes letters concerning Grigsby’s The Virginia Convention of 1776 (Richmond, J. W. Randolph, 1855), The Virginia Convention of 1829-30 (Richmond, Macfarland & Fergusson, 1854) and Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell (Norfolk, J. D. Ghiselin, Jr., 1860).

Correspondents include James Waddel Alexander, George Bancroft (concerning Robert R. Livingston, Henry Stephens Randall, and Edward Rutledge), William Boulware, Joseph Carrington Cabell, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, Charles Campbell (concerning Washington Irving; Campbell’s History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1860] and Grigsby’s review of Campbell’s History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia and William Cabell Rives’ History of the Life and Times of James Madison [Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1859-1868]), Henry Carrington, Cornelius Conway Felton (concerning Josiah Quincy and Felton’s lecture printed in the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction [Boston, 1860?]), George Rockingham Gilmer, Richard Henry Lee (concerning Richard Henry Lee), William Meade (concerning Henricopolis, Va., and Meade’s The Bible and the Classics [New York, Robert Carter & Brothers, 1861]), Lucian Minor, Philip Clayton Pendleton (concerning Edmund Pendleton [1721-1803], Edmund Pendleton [1744?-1827] and John Taylor of Caroline; the Pendleton family; and the University of Virginia), Robert Carter Randolph (concerning Edmund Randolph), Clement Carrington Read, Thomas Ritchie, William Cabell Rives (concerning his Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden [Richmond, Shepherd and Colin, 1845], Discourse on the Uses and Importance of History [Richmond, Shepherd and Colin, 1847] and an Address Delivered at the Annual Exhibition of the New York State Agricultural Society [Albany, J. Munsell, 1853]; Hugh Blair Grigsby’s “The Randolph Library” in the Southern Literary Messenger, XX (1854), p. 76-79; and a portrait of William Cabell), and Richard Rush.

Also, Francis Henney Smith, Tazewell Taylor, John Tyler (concerning Richard Brent, John C. Calhoun, Archibald Cary, Henry Clay, William Dandridge, William DuVal, Pearl (Tyler) Ellis, Mary Blair (Grigsby) Galt, William Branch Giles, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Charles Fenton Mercer, William Campbell Preston, Littleton Waller Tazewell, and Silas Totten; a portrait of Patrick Henry, Tyler’s speech printed in The Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the English Settlement at Jamestown, May 13, 1857 [Washington, Jno. T. & Lem. Towers, 1857] p. 3-21; Grigsby’s “Oration Delivered before the Students of William and Mary College, July 4, 1859" in the Southern Literary Messenger, XXIX (1859), p. 81-96; and his reviews of Charles Campbell’s History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia [Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1860] and William Cabell Rives’ History of the Life and Times of James Madison [Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1859-1869]; and the College of William and Mary and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary), Townsend Ward, and Robert Charles Winthrop (concerning portraits of Littleton Waller Tazewell).

[4] prelim., 164 p. : holograph ; 8 x 6 ½ in. Preliminary pages (2,4] and pages 163-164 are blank. Bound volume. Indexed.

Account books and loose accounts

b4,164

Section 34. Account book, 1828-1829. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Concerns the purchase of books.

[24] p. : holograph ; 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. Bound volume. Pages 8-23 are blank.

b4,165

Section 35. Account book, 1828-1833. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Concerns travel expenses.

[22] p. : holograph ; 6 x 4 in. Bound volume.

b4,166

Section 36. Account book, 1829. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Concerns the purchase of books.

[20] p. : holograph ; 6 x 3 3/4 in. Bound volume.

b4,167

Section 37. Account book, 1831-1832. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Includes accounts of N. C. Whitehead & Co., Norfolk, Va. (p. 5-10 and 166); and accounts of Grigsby (p. 15-26).

Also, includes diary of Hugh Blair Grigsby, 832 January 28-February 18 ([p. 15-26], concerning John C. Calhoun [p. 19] and Martin Van Buren [p. 19]); and a requisition by Dr. James Cornick for the U.S. Navy ship, “Fairfield” (p. 147-153).

172 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank.

b4,168

Section 38. Account book, 1840-1842. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Concerns trips to Norfolk, and Rockbridge County, Va., and the purchase of books.

[44] p. : holograph ; 5 x 3 1/4 in. Bound volume.

b4,169

Section 39. Account book, 1848-1849. Kept at Norfolk, Va. Also, includes notes concerning the Virginia Convention of 1788.

186 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 5 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank.

b4,170

Section 40. Account book, 1860-1866. Concerns agricultural operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes entries by Martin L. Covington and Peter Davis.

[62] p. : part holograph ; 8 x 6 ½ in. Bound volume.

b4,171

Section 41. Account book, 1862-1881. Concerns agricultural operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes entries by Hugh Carrington Grigsby.

[478] p. : part holograph ; 12 ½ x 4 in. Bound volume. Many pages blank.

b4,172

Section 42. Account book, 1868-1875. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes expenses for trip from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville to Lexington, Norfolk, and Williamsburg, Va.; notes concerning portraits of members of the Newton, Orange and Rothey families executed by John Durand; and genealogical notes concerning the Early, Grigsby, Newton, Randolph, and Whitehead families.

[118] p. : part holograph ; 5 1/4 x 3 in. Bound volume. Many pages blank.

b4,173

Section 43. Account book, 1875-1878. Concerns agricultural operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Kept by John E. Holt.

156, [4] p. : handwritten ; 11 ½ x 7 1/4 in. Bound volume. Pages 131-132 wanting.

b4,174

Section 44. Account book, 1879. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

32 [i.e., 24], [14] p. : holograph ; 8 1/4 x 5 ½ in. Bound volume. Pages 35-48 are blank. Indexed.

b4,175

Section 45. Account book, 1880-1882. Concerns agricultural operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Also, kept by Hugh Carrington Grigsby.

62 [i.e., 64] p. : part holograph ; 7 x 4 ½ in. Bound volume. Indexed.

b4,176-4,721

Section 46. Accounts, 1824-1881. 546 items. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County and Norfolk, Va., and Yale College [now University].

Also, concern doctors J. P. Brown, Horace Plumer Lacy and J. Greely Stevenson; books; construction of a dike; and the American Beacon, Norfolk, Va., and the American Beacon and Virginia and North Carolina Gazette, Norfolk, Va.

Also, include electoral tickets, 1873, of R. B. Berkeley and Hilary Goode as representatives from Charlotte County to the Virginia House and Senate.

Commonplace books

b4,722

Section 47. Commonplace book, 1824-1825. Kept at Yale College [now University]. Includes letters written to Grigsby by Virgil Dryden Bonesteel (p. 49), Alfred E. Clarke (p. 55), Alexander Duncan (p. 35), William M. Fulton (p. 15), Thomas H. Gregorie (p. 33), Alexander Wilson McClure (p. 51), John B. McDowell (p. 17), Y. Macrae (p. 65), Samuel Augustus Maverick (p. 25), [Isaac] G. Seymour (p. 21), and Charles Walsh (p. 71); and lines of verse.

88 p. : handwritten ; 8 x 6 ½ in. Bound volume. Indexed.

b4,723

Section 48. Commonplace book, 1824-1870. Kept at Yale College [now University], Norfolk, Va., and “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes a poem by William Maxwell (p. 126); lines of verse; and acrostics.

[4] prelim., 130 p. : holograph ; 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank.

b4,724

Section 49. Commonplace book, 1824-1878. Kept at Yale College [now University], “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, and Norfolk, Va. Includes poems by Samuel Swift Bryant (p. 51, 55), Mary Frances (Robertson) Maxwell (p. 13, 29, 187), William Maxwell (p. 29), Littleton Waller Tazewell ([p. 249] concerning Reginald Heber), and Joseph Blanco White (p. 37).

306 p. : handwritten ; 9 3/4 x 8 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank. Indexed.

b4,725

Section 50. Commonplace book, ca. 1829. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Includes law notes.

[40] p. : holograph ; 8 x 5 1/4 in.

b4,726

Section 51. Commonplace book, ca. 1829. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Includes notes concerning Thomas Jefferson and Cardinal de Richelieu and the study of law.

[144] p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank.

b4,727

Section 52. Commonplace book, 1834. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Concerns books read by Grigsby and remedies for deafness.

[20] p. : holograph ; 6 x 3 3/4 in. Bound volume.

b4,728

Section 53. Commonplace book, 1854-1856. Kept in Philadelphia, Pa., and Richmond, Va. Concerns John Adams (p. 20, 97), George Bancroft (p. 29), Richard Bland (p. 17, 23-24, 93), Theodorick Bland (p. 11), Thomas Bullit (p. 34), John Breckinridge (p. 24), Edward Coles (p. 18, 21-25, 30-31, 36-37, 41-42, 46, 75, 93, 105), William Richardson Davie (p. 108), Benjamin Franklin (p. 11), William Grayson (p. 98), Alexander Hamilton (p. 11, 25, 28), John Henry (p. 12), Patrick Henry (p. 16, 27, 97), Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry (p. 12), Joseph Hopkinson (p. 29), James Innes (p. 47, 53), Thomas Jefferson (p. 11, 18, 23-24, 27, 30-31, 46, 75, 93, 97), the Marquis de Lafayette (p. 11), Richard Henry Lee (p. 12, 33), William Loundes (p. 28), Dolley (Payne) Todd Madison (p. 22), James Madison (p. 11, 12, 25-28, 30-31, 36-37, 75), George Mason (p. 27), James Monroe (p. 20, 36-37, 95), Thomas Nelson (p. 13, 16), George Nicholas (p. 21, 33), Wilson Cary Nicholas (p. 21), Edmund Pendleton (p. 11, 13, 41-42, 105), Timothy Pickering (p. 28), Leven Powell (p. 102), Edmund Randolph (p. 13, 27, 106), Conway Robinson (p. 11), Adam Stephen (p. 17, 33), Wilson Swann (p. 95), Henry Tazewell (p. 47, 53), James H. Towles (p. 93), George Tucker (p. 20, 46, 95, 105), and Ralph Wormeley (1745-1806) [p. 100].

Also, concerns “Chantilly, Westmoreland County, Va. (p. 12); notes on the Blank (p. 44), Coles (p. 23), Madison (p. 12), Nelson (p. 105), Randolph (p. 44-45), and Smith families (p. 101); portraits of Thomas Jefferson (by Gilbert Stuart [p. 75]) and James Monroe (p. 75); the Committee of Safety in Loudoun County, Va. (p. 33); the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (p. 40-41), and the battle of Great Bridge, Va. (p. 33)

108 p. : holograph ; 6 ½ x 4 in. Bound volume. Indexed.

b4,729

Section 54. Commonplace book, 1858-1866. Concerns farming operations at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.

[28] p. : holograph ; 7 3/4 x 6 ½ in. Some pages are blank.

b4,730

Section 55. Commonplace book, 1879. Kept, presumably, in Norfolk, Va. Includes notes concerning mark Alexander, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, John Randolph of Roanoke, Philip Slaughter, and Thomas Hicks Wynne; the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830; the College of William and Mary; the Phi Beta Kappa Society at William and Mary; and the Virginia Historical Society.

[36] p. : handwritten ; 4 ½ x 3 in. Bound volume.

b4,731

Section 56. Commonplace book, 1879. Kept in Norfolk, Va. Concerns Francis McNeece Whittle; the Ross family; the College of William and Mary; St. Paul’s Church and Christ Church, Norfolk, Va.

[36] p. : handwritten ; 5 x 3 in. Bound volume.

b4,732

Section 57. Commonplace book, ca. 1880. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Concerns David Comfort and the Lee family.

[36] p. : handwritten ; 5 x 3 in. Bound volume.

b4,733

Section 58. Commonplace book, ca. 1855-1856. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Includes notes concerning Edward Coles (p. 76), Thomas Jefferson (p. 76), the McPherson family (p. 386-388), and members of the Virginia Convention of 1776.

[6] prelim., 398 p. : holograph ; 7 3/4 x 6 in. Bound volume. Many pages are blank.

Notes and writings

b4,734-4,784

Section 59. 51 items. Materials, ca. 1855, concerning Grigsby’s the Virginia convention of 1776 (Richmond, J. W. Randolph, 1855). Include manuscript (incomplete); notes concerning John Blair, William Cabell, Paul Carrington, George Gilmer, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Lewis, George Mason, Thomas Nelson, Robert Carter Nicholas, Edmund Pendleton, and John Tyler; notes concerning reviews; and a list of persons receiving the volume.

b4,785-4,838

Section 60. 54 items. Materials, ca. 1858-1890, concerning Grigsby’s The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 (Richmond, Virginia Historical Society, 1890-1891). Include manuscript (incomplete); notes concerning John James Beckley, Paul Carrington, William Darke, William Grayson, Patrick Henry, James Innes, Henry Lee, James Madison, George Mason, Stevens Thomson Mason, Andrew Moore, George Nicholas, Edmund Pendleton, Edmund Randolph, Thomas Read, Archibald Stuart, and George Wythe; and a newspaper clipping concerning the volume.

b4,839

Section 61. Commonplace book, 1829-1830. Includes notes concerning the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830; and a speech by Grigsby delivered ca. 1829 November 11 in Norfolk, Va.

[48] p. : holograph ; 8 x 6 ½ in. Some pages are blank.

b4,840

Section 62. Commonplace book, 1829-1830. Concerns the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830. Includes notes concerning Mark Alexander (p. 19), William Anderson (p. 33), Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (p. 41), Philip Pendleton Barbour (p. 93-94), John Baxter (p. 61), Andrew Beirne (p. 55-56), William Henry Brodnax (p. 13-14), Augustine Claiborne (p. 67), John Bacon Clopton (p. 31), Samuel Coffman (p. 35), George Coke Dromgoole (p. 15-16), William Osborne Goode (p. 17), Dr. Peachey Harrison (p. 37), Waller Holladay (p. 99), Chapman Johnson (p. 43-48), John Winston Jones (p. 5-6), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 7-9), William Leigh (p. 81), Richard Logan (p. 83), William McCoy (p. 51), James Madison (p. 87-88), John Marshall (p. 21-23), John Young Mason (p. 63), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 101), Fleming Bowyer Miller (p. 59), Samuel McDowell Moore (p. 53), Philip Norborne Nicholas (p. 29-30), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 39, 71-73), William Smith (p. 57), Robert Stanard (p. 97), Samuel Taylor (p. 11), James Trezvant (p. 65), John Tyler (p. 27-28), John Urquhart (p. 69), Richard N. Venable (p. 85), and Dr. Jacob D. Williamson (p. 39).

Printed in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, LXI (July 1953), 319-332).

172 p. : holograph ; 7 ½ x 6 in. Bound volume. Indexed. Many pages are blank.

b4,841

Section 63. Commonplace book, 1829-1830. Concerns the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830. Includes notes concerning Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (p. 9), Chapman Johnson (p. 17-21), Benjamin Watkins Leigh (p. 5-8), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 11-14), John Randolph of Roanoke (p. 2-3), and Robert Barraud Taylor (p. 15-16); and a speech by Grigsby delivered ca. 1829 November 11 in Norfolk, Va.

30 p. : holograph ; 8 ½ x 6 3/4 in. Indexed.

 

b4,842-b4,848

Section 64. 7 items. Materials, ca. 1853, concerning Grigsby’s The Virginia of 1829-30 (Richmond, MacFarlane & Fergusson, 1854). Include manuscript (incomplete); and notes concerning William Branch Giles, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, and the Randolph family.

b4,849

Section 65. Scrapbook, 1866-1880. Kept at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va., in an account book, 1772-1779, of Thomas Read (of “Ingleside,” Charlotte County, Va.).

Concerns Mark Alexander (p. 21), Briscoe Gerard Baldwin (p. 17), John Strode Barbour (p. 2), William Henry Brodnax (p. 6), William Byars (p. 3), Alexander Campbell (p. 3, 7), Edwin Steele Duncan (p. 3), William Osborne Goode (p. 3), William Leigh (p. 18, 21), Richard Logon (p. 8), George Loyall (p. 9), James Murray Mason (p. 18-21), John Young Mason (p. 18)), Charles Fenton Mercer (p. 21), Fleming Bowyer Miller (p. 8-9, 21), Samuel McDowell Moore (p. 11, 21), Charles Stephen Morgan (p. 2), John Hampden Pleasants (p. 22-23), Susan Brown (Upshur) Ringgold (p. 3), Thomas Ritchie (p. 22), Daniel Sheffey (p. 17), Conrad M. Speece (p. 17), Samuel Taylor (p. 4-5), William P. Taylor (p. 4), George Tucker (p. 21) and John Urquhart (p. 2); the Cabell, Carrington and Mayo families (p. 16); the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830; and the Virginia Historical Society (p. 14).

24 p. : holograph and printed clippings ; 8 ½ x 5 1/4 in. Indexed.

b4,850-4,853

Section 66. 4 items. Petition, 1829, of citizens in Nansemond County, Norfolk County, Princess Anne County, and Norfolk, Va., to George Loyall, Joseph Prentis, Robert Barraud Taylor, and Littleton Waller Tazewell (delegates to the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830) concerning representatives in the House of Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly.

N.B. Petitions to Hugh Blair Grigsby bear 1) broadside, “Meeting of the Citizens of Norfolk, at the Town Hall, on Wednesday, November 11, 1829" by authority of Miles King and Lewis (i.e., Louis) J. Fourniquet, and 2) newspaper clippings (from the American Beacon and Norfolk & Portsmouth Daily Advertiser, Norfolk, Va.), 12 November 1829, “At a Numerous Meeting ... Miles King and Lewis (i.e., Louis) J. Fourniquet).

b4,854-4,864

Section 67. 11 items. Essays, 1825 (ca.)-1862, of Hugh Blair Grigsby (of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County and Norfolk, Va., and while a member of the Calliopean Society of Yale College [now University]) concerning John Quincy Adams, Lord Byron, the Marquis de Lafayette, John Marshall, Napoleon I, Socrates and Robert Barraud Taylor (signed Publius); John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth’s Tour in the United States of America (London, For G. Robinson, 1784); the recognition of the Confederate States of America by Great Britain (signed by Virginiensis); and the American Colonization Society (signed L’amis de blancs).

b4,865-4,884

Section 68. 20 items. Speeches, 1826-1876, of Hugh Blair Grigsby. Include his Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell Delivered ... on the 29th of June, 1860 (Norfolk, J. D. Ghiselin, Jr., 1860); Discourse on the Lives and Characters of the Early Presidents and Trustees of Hampden-Sidney College, Delivered ... on the 14th Day of June, 1876 (Richmond, The Hermitage Press, 1913); and an “Oration, Delivered Before the Students of William and Mary College, July 4, 1859,” Southern Literary Messenger XXIX (1859), 81-96.

Also, include speeches concerning Thomas Jefferson (delivered at the Unveiling of the statute of Jefferson executed by Alexander Galt at the University of Virginia on 1 July 1868) and Napoleon I (delivered to the John Randolph Society of Norfolk, Va., in 1826); election to the Virginia House of Delegates (1828, 1830 April); Bank of the United States; the English language (delivered to the Tazewell Literary Institute of Norfolk, Va.); Fourth of July oration (delivered in Norfolk in 1826); freedmen (delivered to the Virginia Historical Society, 1870 March 10); the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (delivered to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania); medicine (delivered to the Caspar Wistar Society of Norfolk); memory (delivered to the John Randolph Society of Norfolk); and the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830 (presumably delivered to the Virginia House of Delegates, 1829 January).

b4,885-4,932

Section 69. 48 items. Lines of verse by Hugh Blair Grigsby. Include “A County Girl’s Reasons for Going to the Seaboard” (bears seal of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Madison); “De Immortalitate Anima, Vel de Die Suprema”; “The Doctorail”; “An Elegy on the Death of that Beautiful Young Lady, Miss Sarah Ann [?]”; “An Enigma”; “Horace in New Haven”; “Hymn Composed on the Evening of the 22nd of November 1871, My Sixty-sixth Birthday, as I was Walking at Dusk from the Foot of my Dyke Homeward”’ “Hymn Written on the Morning of the 22nd of November 1877, When I entered my Seventy-second Year”; “I cannot Die”; “Lines Copied from [Mary Frances (Robertson) Maxwell’s Album for Mr. Grigsby”; “Lines on a Cross Covered with Flowers (John Knox)”; “Lines on a Cross Covered with Flowers (Martin Luther”; “Lines on a Little Bird”; “Lines on a Picture Composed Wholly of Green Leaves” (for Agnes Carrington Read); “The Golden Wedding” and “The Golden Funeral” (concern Sylvanus Hartshorne); “Lines Written at the Request of Mrs. Harriet S. Ashburn of Mobile for the Album of a Young Lady”; “Lines Written for the Album of Bettie Poindexter”; “Logan”; “Ode Commemorating the Entrance of Hon. Horace Binney on His 93rd Year”; “A Rough Paraphrase of 84th Psalm”; “A Rough Paraphrase of 86th Psalm”; “A Rough Paraphrase of 87th Psalm”; “The Scrapbook by Theophilus Edgar, Esq., - On the Triennial Catalogue of Yale College”; “To a Little Bird”; “To Margaret Stuart Lamb”; “To Miss Wolffe”; “To Miss Eliza Susan Quincy”; “To Miss Jane Barron Hope” [later Jane Barron (Hope) Marr]; and “To Rosa.”

b4,933-4,956

Section 70. 24 items. Notes, ca. 1828-1876, of Hugh Blair Grigsby concerning Wood Bouldin, Edmund Burke, Edward Coles, Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Joshua Fry, Benjamin Porter Grigsby, Reuben Grigsby, Moses Hoge, Peter Jefferson, William Paley, Pocahontas, John Randolph of Roanoke (including Grigsby’s purchase of Randolph’s library), Littleton Waller Tazewell, George Weedon, Elizabeth (McPherson) Grigsby Whitehead (tombstone inscription), Thomas Willoughby, John Winthrop, and Robert Charles Winthrop; graduates of Princeton College [now University]; and the diary of Robert Rose.

b4,957-4,964

Section 71. 8 items. Notes, ca. 1844-1870, of Hugh Blair Grigsby concerning books (including those in the library of the College of William and Mary and in Grigsby’s library).

b4,965-4,990

Section 72. 26 items. Notes, ca. 1851-1874, of Hugh Blair Grigsby concerning etymology; livestock; fences; the preservation of books and manuscripts; sculpture and architecture (including notes on the “Bacchante” executed by Alexander Galt; Phi Beta Kappa of the College of William and Mary; the Virginia Historical Society; Grigsby’s dike; a skirmish at Reedy Ford, Guilford County, N.C., 1781 March 6; persons attending Grigsby’s wedding; health; a plat of “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va.; a pass, 1830, issued to Grigsby by Collingswood Forsyth at Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a fire insurance policy (no. 14854), 1850, issued by the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia (signed by John Buchanan Danforth and John Rutherfoord and bears seal) for a house in Norfolk, Va., belonging to Grigsby; and estimate, 1866, for repairs to houses in Norfolk owned by Grigsby.

Miscellaneous

b4,991-5,000

Section 73. 10 items. Papers, 1828, of the Norfolk Theological Society, Norfolk, Va. Include the constitution of the society (signed by Hugh Blair Grigsby, Hardy Hendren, G. H. Hulin], William Jamesson, Lewis Ross Pollard, Charles Reid, and J. Woodward); a prayer for missionaries; and questions for debate.

b5,001-5,015

Section 74. 15 items. Agreements, 1828-1871, of Hugh Blair Grigsby with Joseph Tyler Allyn and William Douglas Bagnall (concerning Hugh B. Grigsby & Co. of Norfolk, Va.; the American Beacon and Norfolk and Portsmouth Daily Advertiser, and the American Beacon and Virginia and North-Carolina Gazette, Norfolk, Va.); Caleb Bonsal (concerning Grigsby’s Letters by a South-Carolinian [Norfolk, Va., C. Bonsal, Sheilds and Ashburn, 1827]); W. M. Cardwell (concerning slaves hired as carpenters and witnessed by David Flournoy Morton); William Davis (concerning Grigsby’s dike); Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (concerning the establishment of the Chancellor’s Scholarship at the College of William and Mary, and witnessed by Joel Watkins Marshall and William Henry Edloe Morecock); David Morton, Jacob Morton, and William Morton (concerning Grigsby’s dike); Thomas Mises (concerning a bridge); William Watkins Read (concerning Grigsby’s dike); William C. Shields (concerning the American Beacon and Norfolk and Portsmouth Daily Advertiser and the American Beacon and Virginia and North-Carolina Gazette, Norfolk, Va., and witnessed by John Hayman, Hamilton Shields, and Thomas Tarlton Webb); and George C. Smith (concerning Grigsby’s dike).

Also, includes a lease, 1847 November 4, of Grigsby to Nathan Colgate Whitehead for land in Norfolk, Va.

b5,016-5,031

Section 75. 16 items. Bonds, 1843-1874, of Hugh Blair Grigsby with Robert W. Bowden, James S. Earle, Edward Fitzgerald, Alexander Galt, John Singleton Millson (executor of William D. Henley), Dr. Manuel Anthony Santos, William A. Smith, William O. Watkins, John Boswell Whitehead and Nathan Colgate Whitehead and Herman & Co. of Norfolk, Va.

Also, includes bond, 1849, of Grigsby and Nathan Colgate Whitehead with John Singleton Millson (executor of William D. Henley).

b5,032-5,033

Section 76. 2 items. Bills of lading, 1867 and 1879, of J. Nelson Tappan (signed by R. J. [?] concerning the bust of “Sappho” executed by Alexander Galt) and W. W. Wootton (concerning Alexander John Wedderburn) issued to Grigsby and John Boswell Whitehead.

b5,034

Section 77. Will, [1881 April ?] of Hugh Blair Grigsby written at “Edgehill,” Charlotte County, Va. Written by John Boswell Whitehead.

12 p. on 6 leaves : handwritten ; various sizes.

b5,035-5,038

Section 78. 4 items. Affidavit, 1865, of an unidentified person concerning Hugh Blair Grigsby’s oath of allegiance to support the U.S. government; affidavit, 1864, of [?] Allen to Grigsby (concerning horses); and passes, 1862 and 1865, issued to Grigsby by order of Benjamin Huger [1805-1877] (signed by Benjamin Huger, Jr., and Isaac Howell Carrington).

b5,039-5,042

Section 79. 4 items. Resolutions (concerning Hugh Blair Grigsby), 1860-1881, of the Virginia Historical Society (signed by Thomas Harding Ellis) and the Faculty and Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary (signed by Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, William Henry Edloe Morecock and Edwin Taliaferro); and notes, 1877 of [William Stoddert?] concerning Grigsby.

b5,043-5,048

Section 80. 6 items. Letters, 1875, written to Benjamin Rush (of Philadelphia, Pa., concerning Hugh Blair Grigsby’s Ode Commemorating the Entrance of Hon. Horace Binney on His 93rd Year [Norfolk, 1872]) by Charles Gibbons, Elihu Spencer Miller, Eli Kirk Price, George Sharswood, and William M. Tilghman.

b5,049-5,055

Section 81. 7 items. Accounts, 1881-1887, of John Boswell Whitehead as executor of the estate of Hugh Blair Grigsby.


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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