Browse Collections (19 total)

D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

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A collection of black and white photographs taken by D.N. Davidson of Richmond in the Williamsburg, Virginia area, circa 1928. The images offer many…

Earl Gregg Swem Photograph Collection

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Dr. Earl Gregg Swem served as a librarian at the College of William and Mary from 1920-1944. A graduate of Lafayette College, he began building his…

Richard Garrison Photography Collection

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Richard Garrison was a New York photographer with a studio at 52 Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City. His architectural…

Highlights of the Susan Higginson Nash Photograph Collection

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Susan Higginson Nash was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on August 8, 1893 and died in Boston on July 25, 1971. She served as a consultant on…

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection

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Mr. Peter Hornbeck, a Landscape Architect and Harvard professor who died in 1998, assembled the Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection. He collected…

Elizabeth G. Elliott Papers

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Legal documents, correspondence, and receipts retained by Sydney Smith; the bulk pertaining to the estates of Kemp P. and Elizabeth G. Elliott.…

Distinguished Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg has played host to numerous distinguished visitors in the form of foreign dignitaries and heads of state, royalty, musicians,…

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slides

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Produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Company of Los Angeles, this collection of forty-five lantern slides depicts individuals involved in the…

Centennial Photographic Company Albumen Prints

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Some of the earliest pre-restoration photos held in the library's archives are albumen prints. Dating to circa 1875, the photos were produced by the…

Selections from the Postcard Collection

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The Postcard Collection housed at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library consists of postcards of Williamsburg and surrounding areas dating from the late…

Adam Cuninghame journal and letters, 1728-1736

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Journal and correspondence of Adam Cuningham (b. ca. 1705). Cuningham was the son of Sir William Cuningham of Caprington, Ayr, Scotland and Janet Dick…

Tappahannock Seminary on the Rappahannock River records

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The Tappahannock Female Seminary was founded by Lucy Yates Wellford Gray in 1818 as an educational institution for young girls. The wife of Dr. Thomas…

Singleton P. Moorehead Streetscapes

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Singleton P. Moorehead (1900 – 1964), was born in Saranac, NY, attended Harvard (BA, 1922; M. Arch, 1927), and was employed in 1928 by the Boston…

An Architect of the Restoration: The Pencil Sketches of Thomas Mott Shaw, F.A.I.A.

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BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS MOTT SHAW, F.A.I.A.

Thomas Mott Shaw is best known as one of the founding partners and principal architects of the prominent…

Highlights of the Albert Durant Photography Collection

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The Albert Durant Photography Collection encompasses photoprints, negatives, slides, and personal papers that document the photographic production of…

The American Revolution

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This collection contains letters, commissions, journals, maps and images documenting the American Revolution. Materials are drawn from American,…

F.S. Lincoln Photography Collection

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The FS Lincoln Collection

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Fay S. Lincoln (known professionally as F.S. Lincoln) operated a photography studio in New York…

African Americans, Slavery and the Slave Trade

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This collection contains items related to the history of African Americans, slavery and the slave trade. Virginia materials in this collection include…

Helen M. Anderson Papers, 1818-1912

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The Helen M. Anderson collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Anderson and U.S. Army officers occupying Williamsburg, Virginia in 1862.…