Browse Collections (21 total)

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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D.N. Davidson Photograph Collection

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In 1933, the Williamsburg Holding Corporation acquired a set of over one hundred photographs from Newport News photographer D.A. Davidson. Described…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Selections from the Clyde Holmes Photograph Collection

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“Since 1924, a young man in Williamsburg, Mr. Clyde Holmes, has been collecting newspaper clippings and taking photographs in connection with the…

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Selections from the Frank Nivison Photograph Collection

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Frank Reginald Nivison served as a contract photographer for Colonial Williamsburg during the initial restoration of the town between 1930 and 1935.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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