Miscellaneous Virginia letters, 1815-1902.


Bakewell, Thomas H., fl. 1843,. Miscellaneous Virginia letters, 1815-1902.

Miscellaneous Virginia letters, 1815-1902.

Contents of collection : letter, 1815 Jun. 15, Trustees of Staunton Academy to Chapman Johnson accepting the resignation of a teacher; letter, 1818 Sep. 12 from "JAB," Staunton to Maria R. Welton gossiping about acquaintances and Stribling's Springs; letter, 1821 Jun. 2, Chapman Johnson to Col. Adam Dickinson comcerning a court case; letter, 1827 Apr. 29, Joseph Vanmeter to David Vanmeter regarding the cattle trade in Washington, D.C.; letter, 1828 Feb. 16, Philip G. Todd, Charleston to John H. James, Ubana, Ohio, conveying an [attached] land certificate for property in Champaign County, Ohio, and asking for news of Jackson's candidacy in Ohio; letter 1834 Feb 7, A.S. Tidball to John H. James, enclosing a check for a legal fee. Letters, 1843 Jan. 4 and Dec. 9, D.M. Edgington to Thomas H. Bakewell concerning a legal battle over a ferry in Marshall County, Va.; letter, 1843 May 7, Thomas W. Sydnor to his parents conveying family news, commenting briefly on his school, and lamenting the death of his young wife; letter, 1845 Feb. 25, Mary Snyder, Washington County, Md., to her son Thomas McKiernan, Parkersburg, Va., on her poor health, reduced circumstances, and religious beliefs; letter, 1851 Mar. 5, John Bowen, Winchester, Va., to his wife M.L. Bowen on his attendance at a Methodist church conference; letter, 1852 Feb. 15, Joseph Tuley to Belfield Cave, on interest being used to pay the education at Patapsco Institute of a sister of Joseph F. Strother and mentioning the Rev. O.B. Brown. Letter, 1852 Mar. 3, Peyton S. Coles, "Estouteville," [Albemarle County], Va. to his uncle H. Skipwith inviting him to his wedding; letter, 1853 Jan. 21, J. Williams, Prince William County, Va., to Taylor Thornton, Newport, Ky., transmitting copies of letters concerning a suit against Thomas L. Hamer's administrator; letter of introduction, 1855 Apr. 9, William S. Plumer to Peter D. Vroom for S.K. George; letter, 1858 Feb. 25, S.D.W., Concord Depot, Va., to her daughter Susan C. Massie, Nelson County, Va., conveying news of family and friends, mentioning the trial of "Walter" and "Toby" and the Washington's birthday celebration in Richmond; letter, 1862 Jul. 22, Richard Walke, Norfolk, Va., to Thomas Kelso and others in Baltimore regarding a suit to confiscate northerners' property. Letter, 1867 Jun. 20, James L. Thomas, Botetourt County, Va., to Henry O. Middleton, Upshur County, W. Va., regarding the purchase of some land on which he has been residing, formerly owned by William W. Boyd, and describing changes in the County, particularly the stripping of 600 acres of timber by the Joseph R. Anderson & Company; letter, 1871 Jan. 19, Jane M. Fry, Coyner's Springs, Va., to Mrs. P.W. McDowell, Mobile, Ala., enclosing a circular letter seeking investors in the Coyner's Springs property and asking her friend to exert her influence in obtaining subscribers; letter, 1885 Jan. 28, "ELA" McDowell, Va., to P.C. Hawkins, McGaheysville, Va., commenting on health and work, and acting as an intermediary between Hawkins and his girl friend. Letter, 1885 Aug. 31, E.H. Martin, Concord Depot, Va., to son the Rev. Oscar Martin, Prospect, Va., giving news of the family, farm, neighborhood and church members; letter, 1888 Nov. 6, William C. Kennerly, White Post, Va., to J.A. Merrill, Rutland, Vt., on supplying fox hounds for Merrill's gun club; letter, 1889 May 16, W.W. Coe, Roanoke, to Gen. W.H. Enochs, Ironton, Ohio, on purchasing property for a syndicate that will later resell to the Norfok and Western Railroad Company; letter, 1891 Jan. 18, C.B. Silman, Wadesville, Va., to B.E. Luttrell, Rappahannock County, Va., describing his work as a railroad agent for the Baltimore and Ohio. Letter, 1892 Jan. 14, W. Marshall, Elkton, Va., to N.P. Bowsher, South Bend, In, regarding the purchase of a grinding mill for the Elkton Mill Company; letters, 1894 Dec. 12 and 1895 Apr. 1 to George Byrd Harrison from A.C. Stewart and H.C. Levi regarding a damaged portrait and some assessments; and letters, 1902 Feb. 21, Jul. 4, and Jul. 12, James K.P. Legg, Crab Orchard, Va., to M.G. Ely, Jonesville, Va., regarding a number of legal cases. The collection also contains a prospectus, ca. 1845, promoting Mrs. Sheffey's Select School for Young Ladies, at Kalorama, Staunton, Va.; a student report for V.R. Damron at the Wesleyan Female Institute, Staunton, Va., 1852, Mar.; a prospectus, 1860, for the Oakland Seminary, Cumberland County, Va., John P. Flippin, proprietor; a printed circular letter, 1881 Apr 14, from W.H Ruffner to the "White Teachers of Northern Virginia" announcing a normal institute for teachers in Front Royal to be conducted by Edward Brooks; and a testimonial, 1891 Mar. 12 Davis W. Shuler & Son, Amsterdam, N.Y., to Bundy Manufacturing Company, Binghamton, N.Y.

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