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Equal Suffrage League of Virginia records, 1908-1938.

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  • "Correspondence, May 1912", Item 012
  • "Correspondence, May 1912", Item 019
  • "Correspondence, May 1912", Item 027
  • "Correspondence, June-August 1912", Item 008
  • "Correspondence, June-August 1912", Item 016
  • "Correspondence, September 1912", Item 002
  • "Correspondence, November, no month 1912", Item 021
  • "Correspondence, January-August 1913", Item 003
  • "Correspondence, September-October 1913", Item 002
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1913", Item 009
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1913", Item 015
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1913", Item 018
  • "Correspondence, January-March 1914", Item 002
  • "Correspondence, January-March 1914", Item 003
  • "Correspondence, January-March 1914", Item 010
  • "Correspondence, April-July 1914", Item 008
  • "Correspondence, April-July 1914", Item 010
  • "Correspondence, April-July 1914", Item 011
  • "Correspondence, April-July 1914", Item 013
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 001
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 004
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 007
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 009
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 014
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 015
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 016
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 019
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 021
  • "Correspondence, August-October 1914", Item 022
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 002
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 003
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 005
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 006
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 007
  • "Correspondence, November-December, no month 1914", Item 010

Virginia Untold: African American Narrative

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  • Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 3 of 3)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 3 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 4 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 5 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 6 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 7 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 9 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 10 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 11 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 12 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 13 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 14 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 15 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 16 of 17)
  • Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 17 of 17)
  • Freeman: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Bridget: Chancery Cause, Augusta County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Sarah: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 4)
  • Sarah: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 2 of 4)
  • Sarah: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 3 of 4)
  • Sarah: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 4 of 4)
  • Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 2)
  • Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Randolph: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Jackson, Francis: Freedom Suit, Campbell County (Part 1 of 2)
  • Jackson, Francis: Freedom Suit, Campbell County (Part 2 of 2)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 2 of 7)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 3 of 7)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 4 of 7)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 5 of 7)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 6 of 7)
  • Wiatt: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 7 of 7)
  • Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 2 of 6)
  • Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)

Profiles of Honor: Virginia's Commemoration of the World Wars

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  • La Petite Gironde, 23 January 1918
  • French Newspaper
  • David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 18 April 1919
  • Michael L. Wilson Sr., Statement of Service, 1971 February 6
  • Ardenne Allen "Bill" Woodward to His Family, November 22, 1941: Letter.
  • "The Saipan Daily Target", Vol. III, No. 90, December 2, 1945.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, c1940s.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, August 09, 1936.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, September 04, 1935.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, August 24, 1935.
  • Robert Radspinner, Postcard Collected in Germany, June 30, 1935.
  • Sternenbanner, January 1944.
  • Robert Patterson Ruff to Family, Holiday Card, c1941.
  • Olivia De Sa Baugh Clark, German Certificate of Marriage, October 13, 1945.
  • Olivia De Sa Baugh Clark, German Certificate of Marriage, October 13, 1945.
  • George L. Beyer, Honorable Discharge, December 26, 1944.
  • Air-Ground Liaison Training Codebook, September 1941.
  • "Safe Conduct", American Propaganda, c1940s.
  • Rules for Surrender, American Propaganda, c1940s.
  • FirstBaptistChurch School, Midlothian, Virginia, Service Roll, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, WAC Detachment, Section II, SCU 1147 Christmas Menu, December 1945.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, To Geneva Burford Ross, Postcard, May 29, 1945.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Alcorn to Geneva Burford Ross, Postcard, April 03, 1944.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Station Hospital, Fort Oglethorpe Thanksgiving Menu, 1944.
  • Geneva Burford Ross,  Easter Greeting Card, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Ollie Burks, Studio Portrait, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Christmas Postcard, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Geneva Davis to Genevea Burford Ross, Postcard, July 11, 1944.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Service Company Acaedmic Regiment TIS, Worship Service Bulletin, December 23, 1945.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Camp Forrest, Tennessee WAC's on Location Roster, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Honorable Discharge, January 06, 1946.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Seperation Qualification Record, January 06, 1946.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Form Letter from Harry Truman, c1940s.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, Eleventh Company Cadre Farewell Ball, Invitation, November 09, 1945.
  • Geneva Burford Ross, WAC Detachment, Section II Checking-Out Party, Invitation, November 02, 1945.

Unknown No Longer

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  • Deed of sale of Mary Wren to John Arnold of King George County, Virginia.
  • Deed of sale of William Coakley to John Arnold of King George County, Virginia.
  • Deed of Sale of Reuben D. Bullard to John Arnold of King George County, Virginia.
  • Deed of gift of Mrs. Jemimah Arnold to John Arnold of King George County, Virginia.
  • Bond, 1859, of William L. Couglin and James G. Maynard to Mary H. (Byrd) Claiborne concerning the hire of Henry Corbin, an African American slave.
  • Deed, 1738, of William Hobson, Northumberland County, Va., to Elizabeth Cary (Hobson) Hampton for six African-American slaves.
  • Authorization,1827, to Peyton Norvell to remove Clary, an African-American slave, from the plantation of Mrs. Sarah E. Lee, of Fairfax County, Va.
  • Deed of sale, 1842, of William Smith for two African-American slaves, Mana and Judith.
  • Petition, [ca. 1852], to the Virginia General Assembly.
  • Deed of trust, 1816, of Philip Grymes to Walter Healey of Middlesex County, Va., concerning African American slaves and a tract of land known as "Orange," for the benefit of Dr. Peyton Grymes.
  • Deed of sale, 1823, for land and African-American slaves owned by William Henderson, of Spotsylvania County, Va.
  • Bond, 1842, of William A. Baker and Richard G. Smith, of Hanover County, to George W. Price for the hire of a woman slave, Fanny.
  • Bond, 1842, of Dandrige Hudgings concerning a promissory note payable to Miles, an African American slave.
  • Affidavit, n.d., of Richard Davenport Sanxay concerning Ann Singleton, an emancipated African-American slave.
  • Deed, 1813, of Thomas Jefferson, "Monticello," Albemarle County, Va., to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph, "Monticello," Albemarle County, Va., for African-American slaves.
  • Bond, 1853, of Joseph B. Jones and William Jones with J. F. Winfree for an African-American slave, Adam.
  • Bond, [1826?], of Claiborne Barksdale to pay Mrs. Paulina Cabell (Read) Legrand the sum of $40.00 for the hire of an African American slave, Isaac.
  • Deposition, 1791, Accomack County, Va.,  given by Wealthy Bayley, Sarah (Smith) Lyon, John Smith, and Garrot Topping concerning Southy, an African-American slave of Levin Joynes.
  • Will (copy), 1731, of Harry Beverley probated in Spotsylvania County, Va.
  • Bond, 1854, of William N. Bispham [Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va.] to the estate of John M[arshall] Washington concerning the hire of three African-American slaves.
  • Deed, 1817, of John Durbarrow Blair (of Richmond, Va.) conveyed to Mary (Winston) Blair concerning Mary, a young African-American slave (witnessed by Doctor James Blair).
  • Will (copy made by Valentine Peyton), 1698, of Andrew Gilson probated in Stafford County, Va.
  • Inventory (copy), 1707, of the estate of Thomas Gilson in Stafford County, Va., made by Elizabeth (Newton) Gilson Berryman.
  • Will, 1750, of Gilson Berryman probated in Stafford County, Va.
  • Bill of sale of Richard Lancaster (of Orange County, Va.) to Gilson Berryman for Mary, an African-American slave girl.
  • Will, 1802, of William Marshall Booker probated in Amelia County, Va.
  • Agreement, 1786, of William Bumpass with James McReynolds concerning the sale of an African American slave, Joe.
  • Certificate, 1864, issued by the Enrolling Office of Caroline County, Va., to John Roy Baylor for the impressment of two slaves, Paul and Jerry.
  • Agreement, 1762, with John Champe (d.1763), John Champe (d. 1774), and Anne (Carter) Champe Willis.
  • Deed, 1739, Spotsylvania County, [Va.], to James Davis for Robin, an African-American slave.
  • Writ of execution against William Spraggins.
  • Will, 1816, of Rawleigh Chinn probated in Loudoun County, Va., concerning the inheritance of two African American slaves, Eliza and Judy.
  • Bill of sale of John Hutcheson, of Henrico County, Va., to William Freeman, of Henrico County, Va., for Amanda, an African-American slave.
  • Bond, 1824, to pay Charles C. Johnston the sum of $50 for the hire of Godfrey, a young African American slave.
  • Affidavit, 1863, Fort Smith, Ark., concerning enlistment in the U. S. Army (Dept. of the Missouri, 2nd Colored Kansas Infantry Regiment).

Mary-Cooke Branch Munford Correspondence

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  • Folder 004 - "Alderman, Edwin A., 1916-1919", Item 015
  • Folder 004 - "Alderman, Edwin A., 1916-1919", Item 019
  • Folder 004 - "Alderman, Edwin A., 1916-1919", Item 030
  • Folder 005 - "Alderman, Edwin A., 1920-1926", Item 007
  • Folder 005 - "Alderman, Edwin A., 1920-1926", Item 010
  • Folder 007 - "B", Item 006
  • Folder 008 - "B", Item 003
  • Folder 008 - "B", Item 005
  • Folder 008 - "B", Item 011
  • Folder 008 - "B", Item 037
  • Folder 008 - "B", Item 046
  • Folder 012 - "Bruce, Philip Alexander, 1919-1921", Item 002
  • Folder 012 - "Bruce, Philip Alexander, 1919-1921", Item 003
  • Folder 015 - "C", Item 028
  • Folder 016 - "C", Item 034
  • Folder 016 - "C", Item 080
  • Folder 017 - "Caldwell, Mrs. M. M. (Willie W.), 1913-1918", Item 030
  • Folder 018 - "Campbell, Mrs. A. A. (Susie S.), 1912-1914", Item 003
  • Folder 019 - "Cannon, James E., Jr., 1913-1917", Item 006
  • Folder 019 - "Cannon, James E., Jr., 1913-1917", Item 009
  • Folder 019 - "Cannon, James E., Jr., 1913-1917", Item 010
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 001
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 002
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 003
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 005
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 026
  • Folder 001 - "D", Item 044
  • Folder 002 - "Davis, Lucy L., 1912-1917", Item 019
  • Folder 002 - "Davis, Lucy L., 1912-1917", Item 031
  • Folder 002 - "Davis, Lucy L., 1912-1917", Item 034
  • Folder 003 - "Davis, Westmoreland, 1917-1918", Item 006
  • Folder 003 - "Davis, Westmoreland, 1917-1918", Item 017
  • Folder 003 - "Davis, Westmoreland, 1917-1918", Item 019
  • Folder 005 - "Duval, Maria Pendelton, 1913-1916", Item 010
  • Folder 009 - ""F", Item 022

Colonial Papers

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  • Letter of David Tupp, 1711 Jan. 5.
  • Patent of John Mossum, 1745 Mar. 20.
  • Account of expenses in running the boundary line between His Majesty and Lord Fairfax, 1747 Apr. 25.
  • Land grant of Lawrence Garr, 1751 Dec. 5.
  • Patent of Richard Epperson, 1755 Aug. 16.
  • Patent of Perrin Farrar, 1767 Sept. 10.
  • Land grant of George Mason, 1771 Oct. 9.