The Resource Records, (microform)

Records, (microform)

Records, 1861-1865.
Inclusive dates
  • Contains records of the Virginia General Assembly at Richmond. The majority of the contents are from the Senate, but documents from the House of Delegates are present. Materials consist of the following: documentation of executive sessions; correspondence; lists of senate members with notes regarding votes cast; resolutions; drafts of legislation; and copies of publication proofs of legislation
  • Topics addressed include: the relationship between Virginia and the Confederate States of America as demonstrated through the work of the Committee on Federal Relations and the Committee of Military Affairs; legislation including drafts of proposed legislation; tallies of votes for legislation; the affairs of the Virginia troops, including organization of units and pay for the soldiers; the production and trade of cotton, tobacco, and grain - including war-related considerations; insuring the adequate supply of necessities including salt and coal, including making provisions for these items to be available in specific areas of the Commonwealth; the future of the Virginia Military Institute including the question of moving the campus to another location and appointing members to the board of visitors; addressing the issue of deserters from the military and those who assist these individuals; the relief of poor families of those in military service; nominations of state officials; the exchange of prisoners of war; enlisting slaves and free african-americans to assist the troops as requested by Robert E. Lee; the sale of confederate bonds; a resolution that General Joseph E. Johnston be made commander of the Confederate forces in Tennessee; draft of a resolution to evacuate the population of Richmond not involved in government work to "other places in the Confederacy where they can be better provided with the necessities of life"; the distribution of cotton yarns, cloth and cards of cotton and wool; resolution supporting the appointment of Robert E. Lee to the chief command of the armies of the Confederate States; resolution urging the congressional representatives to appropriate funds to "pay for horses killed or unavoidably lost in military service"; and drafts of resolutions clarifying the reasons for Virginia's secession from the United States
  • Notable correspondents include P.G. Coughlan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Bassett French, Robert E. Lee and William Smith
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Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Records, (microform)
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • Target on microfilm reads: "Virginia. General Assembly. Senate. Senate documents of Virginia General Assembly (Alexandria government)". Please note that these records are those of the General Assembly at Richmond
Filmed as arranged by The Huntington Library.
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
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