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Manuscript Collection Catalog

William S. Mace (1915-1988)

This collection contains photocopied biographical material concerning William S. Mace (1915-1988) compiled by Mrs. Clara Hamlett Robertson for her publication Keys to the History of Miller School, 1878-1979.

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Richard J. Hancock Letters

This collection contains three letters from Richard J. Hancock of Ellerslie Farm to his friend and fellow Confederate soldier Newton Monroe Berryman of Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.

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Hatton Ferry

This is a collection of papers pertaining to the efforts of returning the ferry to operational status, 1982-1987, and acquiring a historic marker for the site. 

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Parks Family

This is an unbound photocopy of the typescript The Ancestors of James M. Hogue, Supplement No. 2, The Parks Ancestors by Earl F. Arnett, 1984.

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Hamner and Related Families

Genealogical records and photographs of the family of James Hamner (1823-1910) and wife Lucy Ann Gay (1826-1900) who removed from Albemarle County, Virginia to Delaware County, Ohio in the 1800s.

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Ancestry of Bates Block

This collection consists of genealogical charts compiled by Bates Block showing his descent from the Clark, Lewis, Meriwether, and Walker families of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia.

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Irene Ashworth Valentine Papers

This is the typescript memoir of Glimpses Back over 85 1/2 Years by Irene Ashworth Valentine, written 2 August 1982.  Valentine recollects her family’s history in Wise County, Virginia, her childhood and family life, her life and family in Charlottesville, and her travels.

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Algoma Log Book

The Algoma Log Book, written by Minnie Cox Graham over three summers, documents the visitors to Algoma and recorded the social activities of the young women and men of her acquaintance.

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Purvis Family

This is the Genealogy of the Purvis Family From the Year 1739 to 1870 written by George E. Purvis (1870) and added to by Alice Lee Simpson Oliver. It includes marriage records found in Amherst and Nelson County, Virginia. This manuscript also includes a copy of the Civil War Diary of Joseph Edward Purvis, 19th Virginia Regiment while prisoner of war at Fort Delaware in 1863.

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Travis Family

This is a bound typescript of The Travis Family: From England to Virginia to Tennessee, 1066-1981 by Helen June (Williams) Waterfield. Included is the Coles family of Enniscorthy in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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Charlottesville Lot 35

Legal analysis and actions by the Firm of Watson & Perkins for clients in the purchase of Lot 35 in Charlottesville, which was once owned by Nancy West and Eston Hemmings.

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