Description: Letters (1823-42) from Orde to artist George Perfect Harding commissioning him to copy portraits in English country houses for use in a work on John Evelyn. Acquired from Winifred Myers, 1972.
Index Terms: ART and artists; Artists' papers; 19th century; 1820s and after EVELYN, John, 1620-1706
GREAT Britain; Cultural affairs; Art and artists; 19th century GREAT Britain; Historic houses and sites HARDING, George Perfect, d. 1853 HISTORIC houses and sites; Great Britain ORDE, James P. PORTRAITS POYTHRESS family; Genealogy
Description: In part, transcripts. Business and personal correspondence, journals, accounts, bills, receipts, and other papers, of a Baltimore City and Queen Anne's County, Md., family including William Henry DeCourcy Wright (1795-1864), Clintonia Wright May Thomas (1825-1902?), William May (ca. 1815-1861), and DeCourcy Wright Thom (1858-1932); and genealogical notes of DeCourcy W. Thom on the Barclay, Bennet, Bland, Brett, Brooke, Clayton, Courcy, DeCourcy, Fitzhugh, Hard, Jett, Keyser, Lea, Lewis, Massie, May, Mayo, Poythress, Rose, Smith, Tabb, Thom, Triplett, Warner, and Wright families. Includes material relating to William H.D. Wright's work as U.S. consul in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1825-34, and William May's service in the U.S. Navy aboard the frigates Congress and Constellation in the Mediterranean. Unpublished finding aid in the repository. Gift of Mrs. Ludlow H. (Anne Gordon) Baldwin, Baltimore, Md., 1979.
Index Terms: Anderson family Bland family Bolling family Bonnell family Briscoe family Childs family Cobb family Cocke family Elam family Eldridge family Elerbe family Genealogy; Alabama families Genealogy; South Carolina families Genealogy; Tennessee families Genealogy; Virginia families Hall family Hall, William Bonnell Munford family Pegues family Poythress family Stokes family University of Virginia; Students; Hall, William Bonnell University of the South; Students; Hall, William Bonnell Withers family
Description: Historian. Correspondence, genealogical data, historical notes and sketches on McMinnville and Warren County, wills, indentures, a muster roll (1846) of Captain A. Northcut's Company, maps, land notes, and memorabilia. Includes 16 letters from a soldier, identified as Cy Titus, of the 19th Regiment of Michigan Infantry, describing Sherman's March through Georgia and South Carolina; and material on the Archer, Argo, Armstrong, Bentley, Black, Bolling, Bonner, Bostock, Branch, Coffee, Cunningham, Edmondson, Eldridge, Farrar, Fisher, Garretson, Gay, Goode, Gwyn, Harding, Heath, Henderson, Higgenbotham, Hoge, Laughlin, Lee, Loyd, Looney, McGee, Mitchell, Powell, Poythress, Rodgers, Rolfe, Rowan, Rust, Smartt, Sniper, Soane, Spurlock, Trent, Vaughan, Wilcher, Williams, Wilson, Woodson, and Worsham families. Unpublished register in the repository. Acquired from the estate of Sterling Brown, executor of the estates of Mrs. Bentley's sons, Frank and Eldridge Bentley.
Description: Author. Chiefly correspondence and genealogical notes on the Adams, Allen, Appleberry, Aston, Ayres, Bagby, Bernard, Bobby, Browning, Chamberlayne, Chastain, Cheatham, Chichester, Chick, Chiles, Clack, Cocke, Cross, Curd, Davis, Dickinson, Eldridge, Ellet, Epes, Fitzhugh, Ford, Fox, Freeland, Geddes, Gill, Graves, Haden, Hall, Henry, Hoomes, Hudson, Hughes, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Kennon, King, Lane, Layne, Lee, Lewis, Lindsay, Mallory, Martin, Perkins, Pleasants, Poindexter, Power, Poythress, Price, Ragland, Randolph, Rhodes, Rodes, Shores, Skipwith, Smith, Snead, Sneed, Southerlin, Starke, Sutherland, Syme, Thomas, Tucker, West, White, Willis, Winfrey, and Winston families. Includes literary mss., reviews, and abstracts of Buckingham Co., Va., tax records (1782-1819). Collection has been analyzed by the repository. Gift of William Ronald Cocke, Erie, Pa., 1971.
Description: Correspondence, account books, ledgers, and other papers from Tower Hill Plantation, Sussex Co., Va. Includes deeds to property made by the Indians; records of tobacco sales before 1755; letters recounting the difficulties with the Algerian pirates in 1794 and the yellow fever scare in Philadelphia (1802); lists of the white persons killed and Negroes executed in the Turner Rebellion of 1831; a typewritten history of the plantation with 31 drawings, by William Nivison Blow; and genealogical material on the Bland, Blow, Camm, Corbin, and Poythress families. Family members represented include Samuel Blow (fl. 1740), Richard Blow (fl. 1762), Michael Blow (fl. 1766), Richard Blow (fl. 1810), George Blow (fl. 1891), Robert Blow (fl. 1827), William N. Blow (fl.1850), Col. George Blow and George Blow, Jr., who served in the Civil War, and Lucy P. Blow (fl. 1890). Description listing each item available in the library. Open to investigators under restrictions accepted by the repository. Given and deposited by Mrs. Elizabeth B. Jurgenson, "Tower Hill", Sussex Co., Va., Mrs. F. S. Sargeant, "Lock Haven", Norfolk, Va., Mrs. George P. Blow, Yorktown, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jeffcott, Edgarton, Mass.