The Resource Southern women and their families in the 19th century : Papers and diaries, Series G: | pt. 1:, Holdings of the University of Virginia Library | Tidewater Virginia, consulting editor, Anne Firor Scott, (microform)

Southern women and their families in the 19th century : Papers and diaries, Series G: | pt. 1:, Holdings of the University of Virginia Library | Tidewater Virginia, consulting editor, Anne Firor Scott, (microform)

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Southern women and their families in the 19th century : Papers and diaries, Series G: | pt. 1:, Holdings of the University of Virginia Library | Tidewater Virginia
Title
Southern women and their families in the 19th century
Title remainder
Papers and diaries
Title number
  • Series G:
  • pt. 1:
Title part
  • Holdings of the University of Virginia Library
  • Tidewater Virginia
Statement of responsibility
consulting editor, Anne Firor Scott
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eng
Summary
  • Holdings from the Special Collections Department of the University of Virginia Library focusing on various aspects of women's lives in the South during the nineteenth century, specifically as they relate to the Civil War, slavery, politics and social rights, education, courtship and marriage, agriculture, religious life, and other aspects of their culture. These issues are documented in the various manuscript collections contained in this microfilm publication. They include:
  • Day-Martin Papers, 1885-1921, contains correspondence of Lucy and Grace Day of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia before and after Lucy's marriage to Senator Thomas S. Martin. Topics include family life, social matters, and politics, as well as condolences, deaths, and bereavement. Also included is a journal of Grace Day's trip to Europe in 1901 (Misc. Reels 2372-2373)
  • Dixon Family Papers, 1826-1936, include correspondence from Anne French Rootes (Mrs. William Garret Minor) to Harriet P. Dixon about life in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The letters discuss parties, romance, daily life, and social matters (Misc. Reel 2373)
  • Eddins Family Papers, 1827-1863, consists of thirty-five items, letters and records of the Eddins family of King George County, and Richmond and Madison, Virginia. Letters discuss education and a slavery dispute (Misc. Reel 2373)
  • Millie Richards Stone Gray Diary, 1822-1829, contains notations about her life, her husband and children, as well as events in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the nation. Much of her diary notes her daily life receiving and visiting friends, shopping trips, changing homes, servants, and her attendance at St. George's Episcopal Church. Some recipes are also included (Misc. Reel 2373)
  • Grinnan Family Papers, 1716-1929, include correspondence among several generations of the Bryan, Tucker, and Grinnan families of Gloucester and Madison Counties, and Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia. Topics include social life, documents relating to the Brampton Home School for Young Ladies, women's rights, secession, agriculture, children, education, family life, literature, marriage, health, religion, and travel (Misc. Reels 2373-2379)
  • Grinnan Family Papers, 1773-1931, also include correspondence among several generations of the same families. There are letters from Nina Grinnan while she was attending Patapsco Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland, and other members of the Grinnan family while they were working as Presbyterian missionaries in Japan (Misc. Reels 2379-2383)
  • Harrison Family Papers, 1720-1860, includes correspondence discussing children, education, religion, social life, and events in and around Yorktown, Virginia, the British invasion of Virginia, and the Revolutionary War-era state government's evacuation of Richmond and Charlottesville. There are also letters between other members of the family who resided in Albemarle and Cumberland Counties, Virginia (Misc. Reel 2383)
  • Henkel Family Papers, 1765-1865, contains twenty-two items, including imprints in German and English from the family's press in New Market, Virginia. There are thirteen broadsides concerning agriculture and decorative arts and handicrafts (Misc. Reel 2383)
  • Henkel Press Collection, 1891, also consists of several imprints in German and English on the same subject matter (Misc. Reel 2383)
  • Hunter-Garnett Papers, 1704-1958, contains information on many generations of the family, primarily personal, financial, and political correspondence of Muscoe Garnett. Also covered in the collection are local, state, and national politics, student life at the University of Virginia, family life at "Elmwood," travel in Europe, and business affairs. In addition, there are architectural plans, plats, legal documents, daybooks, speeches, broadsides, school papers, sketches, scrapbooks, debating society minutes and journals, business and legal papers, genealogical notes, and a travel journal to Portugal, dated 1807 (Misc. Reels 2383-2389)
  • Hunter-Moseley-Lovitt-James Papers, 1766-1780, include four items relating to Princess Anne County, Virginia: three marriage bonds and a tithable list (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • Grace Fenton Garnett Hunter Journal, 1838, documents her family life in Essex County, Virginia, and her parents Muscoe Garnett and Grace Fenton (Garnett) Hunter. Topics include education, music, reading, religion, sewing, and visits with family and friends (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • L.L. Kean Letters, 1844-1847, consists of three letters discussing social life, dances, and education in Botetourt and Louisa Counties, Virginia (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • Manuscript Collection, 1839-1891, Fairfax County, Virginia, contains fifteen unrelated items, including letters between various families discussing death and bereavement, social matters, family life, religion, courtship and marriage, and African-Americans (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • McLaughlin-Redd Papers, 1770's-1867, include seventeen items of the McLaughlin, Redd, Coleman, and Minor families of Caroline County, Virginia. Included is the will of Lucy Coleman (1834), and letters between Cornelia McLaughlin and her daughter while the latter was away at school in Louisa County, Virginia (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • Minnie (Garnett) Mitchell Copybooks, 1878-1879, consists of eight school copybooks containing penmanship exercises, lectures, songs, elocution, and dictation. Mitchell was a native of Essex County, Virginia, but the copybooks relate to her education in Hoboken, New Jersey (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • Minnie (Garnett) Mitchell Letters, 1888-1889, includes two letters written by her to her aunt while she was in Lisbon, Portugal (Misc. Reel 2389)
  • George Neville-Nellie Newman Collection, 1859-1865, includes roughly 150 items, mainly letters from her to her male acquaintances. Topics covered include religion, social matters, courtship and marriage, and family life in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Slavery and the Civil War are also discussed (Misc. Reels 2389-2390)
  • Sussex County Miscellaneous, 1841-1859, consists of three letters on social matters, visits, children, education, religion, and teaching (Misc. Reel 2390)
  • Webb-Prentis Papers, 1770-1907, includes ten thousand items documenting the Webb and Prentis families of Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia, mainly correspondence (Misc. Reels 2390-2399)
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Southern women and their families in the 19th century : Papers and diaries, Series G: | pt. 1:, Holdings of the University of Virginia Library | Tidewater Virginia, consulting editor, Anne Firor Scott, (microform)
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