Papers of the Noland family [manuscript] 1774 [1813-1899] 1947.


Noland, Callender St. George, 1816-1879. Papers of the Noland family [manuscript] 1774 [1813-1899] 1947.

Papers of the Noland family [manuscript] 1774 [1813-1899] 1947.

The collection contains the papers of the Noland family of Airwell, Hanover County, Virginia, particularly Callender St. George Noland, his parents William Noland and Catherine Noland, his wife Mary Edmonia Noland, and their children Nelson B. Noland, Francis Noland, William Churchill Noland, and Margaret B. Noland, as well as of the Rev. John Cooke, guardian of Mary E. B. Noland. In the papers are Cooke's guardianship accounts for Mary E. B. Noland, some letters from him and two diaries, 1831 and 1854. Callender St. George Noland's papers cover his career in the U. S. Navy including an Everglades expedition, 1841, and charges brought against him for flogging two Marine privates, 1842, his life at Airwell, and his Civil War service in the artillery at Ft. Powhatan and later in the Confederate Naval Department. Letters of Nelson B. Noland describe life at the Virginia Military Institute during the Civil War briefly mentioning preparation for the battle of New Market, his work on the Peruvian Hydrographic Commission of the Amazon, 1872-74, and his later efforts to receive payment, his work for the Boston Silver Company, St. John's, Summit County, Colorado and as mining engineer in Kokomo, Colorado. Letters of Francis Noland describe teaching at Strawberry Plains, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Gainesville, Alabama, frontier life in Commanche, Texas and Kokomo, Colorado where he worked for the Summit County Times and the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, including Indian trouble, claim jumping, murder, and lynching, and life in Norfolk, Virginia where he worked for the Norfolk, Virginian, Norfolk Landmark, and Portsmouth Times before becoming chief of ordnance, U. S. Navy, 1886. In Norfolk he described local personalities, politics, foreign vessels in port, the 1885 bank failure and his naval duties. Several of his articles and essays are included. Letters of William Churchill Noland describe life as a student at Episcopal High, Fairfax Co., Va., as an architectural student with the firm of Theophilus Chandler, Philadelphia and employee of Edward H. Kendall, New York. Drawings and a commonplace book are included. The collection also contains Confederate tax records, some Confederate souvenirs and testimony in the 1863 army court martial, accounts of Nelson Berkeley and Lewis Berkeley for estate settlements of Thomas N. Berkeley and Carter B. Berkeley and the guardianship of Elizabeth Edmonia Berkeley, slave lists and accounts from Airwell and Dewberry, Hanover County, Virginia including a sermon and a slave insurance policy, Berkeley and Noland family accounts, school essays and exams, diaries, carpenter's and builder's time and memoranda book, and photographs. In the correspondence are routine Naval business letters from George Bancroft, James Cochran Dobbin, John Young Mason, George Campbell Read, Abel Parker Upshur, and Levi Woodbury. Other correspondents include Thomas Nelson Page, Lewis D. Aylette, Philip Pendleton Cooke, F.C. Galt, George T. McDonald, A.J. Milliken, E.T.D. Myers, James H. Rocelle, J.F. Spofford, and John Randolph Tucker.

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Philip Pendleton Cooke (person)

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Noland, William, 1775-1855. (person)

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Myers, E. T. D., (person)

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Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851 (person)

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