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Name Farmville, Virginia

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Image of Booklet - December 10, 1885

Booklet - December 10, 1885

"Report Concerning The State Normal School at Farmville", House document #2, twelve pages in length. The following narrative is taken from the website of the Virginia Historical Society, www.vahistorical.org/onthisday/22684.htm: "On 26 February 1884 the Senate approved an act providing for the establishment of a State Female Normal School in Farmville. Although private schools designed for the education of women had been in existence for many years, this act paved the way for the creation of the first state-supported school of this type in Virginia. Following the adoption of a new state constitution in 1869, efforts were made to develop a system of free public schools throughout Virgin

Image of Booklet - February 20, 1886

Booklet - February 20, 1886

A booklet of communication concerning a class for teachers at the summer session of the State Normal School in Farmville, Virginia, beginning Monday, June 7, 1886, and continuing for four weeks.

Image of Booklet - May 1963

Booklet - May 1963

A booklet titled "The Norfolk and Western and The Confederacy, Predecessors Of The N&W Rails In The Civil War," written by Ben Dulaney in May 1963.

Image of John E. Laughton talks to the George Pickett Camp - 1895

John E. Laughton talks to the George Pickett Camp - 1895

Capt. John Laughton gave a talk to the George Pickett Camp of Confederate Veterans about his experiences while attached to the Sharpshooter Battalion of Gen. William Mahone's Brigade. The talk was printed in the Richmond newspaper. The paper was folded and has damage at the fold. A small piece of newsprint is missing at the beginning of the article. While in winter quarters near Gordonsville, Virginia, in 1864, General Mahone conceived the idea to form a battalion that would be required to do all advanced duty during the campaign. Each regiment was to organize a company consisting of two officers, two sergeants, two corporals, thirty privates and two men for ambulance duty. They were to be

Image of Recollections of  Walter N. Jones - 1894

Recollections of Walter N. Jones - 1894

The 14 typed pages comprise the address delivered to the A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans of Petersburg, on April 5, 1894, by Walter N. Jones, who claimed to be the youngest Confederate to surrender at Appomattox Court House, There is a page 3 1/2 inserted. On the reverse of the last page is a handwritten note by Jones and a written notation by George S. Bernard. Jones, in 1864, was a 13 year-old boy who lived in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He worked for a kinsman as a clerk in a grocery and commission house in Petersburg. Jones began by offering to relate his experiences as a boy volunteer in the battle before Petersburg in June of 1864, and in the retreat from Petersburg to Appo

Image of George Jefferson Hundley recollections - April 29, 1895

George Jefferson Hundley recollections - April 29, 1895

George Jefferson Hundley was born near Mobile, Alabama in 1838. On his mother's side he was the great-great-grandson of Peter Field Jefferson, who was an uncle of President Thomas Jefferson. Orphaned at an early age he was reared by relatives in Amelia County, Virginia. He studied law in Lexington, Virginia, and was licensed to practice in 1860. Hundley enlisted as a private in the 19th Virginia Infantry, where he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He then changed over to the 5th Virginia Cavalry, which by the end of the war was absorbed into the 15th Virginia Cavalry. After the war, he taught school, established his law practice in Buckingham County, and served in the Virginia Senate. He was a

Image of Cockade City's Surrender by J. P. Williamson - June 17, 1894

Cockade City's Surrender by J. P. Williamson - June 17, 1894

The first four pages are newspaper strips that have been glued to scrap paper. The paper is from Bernard's old legal cases; the typing on the reverse is visible through the paper. At the bottom of the first page is a biography, written by Bernard, of Mr. Williamson. Inserted between the cut newspaper articles are photo images that are referred to within the text. Following the first four pages are four pages, titled "Addendum", that pertain to an entry within the newspaper article about a dead Confederate soldier. The next two pages are a duplicate of the newspaper article but in its original format. The last page is a small article that was on the reverse of the large newspaper article, and

Image of Closing Days of the Army of Northern Virginia by William Mahone - July 25, 1895

Closing Days of the Army of Northern Virginia by William Mahone - July 25, 1895

Bernard has cut and pasted the first two pages of Mahone's transcribed letter, and has inserted a biography of Mahone, along with a third page (inserted by Bernard) to finish the biography. The letter then continues for 29 pages, where at the bottom of the page an addendum is inserted. The last two pages are by Bernard. Mahone was born in Southhampton County on December 1, 1826; he was educated at VMI, graduating in 1847. He taught school for two years, then became a civil engineer and surveyor on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. He was chief engineer for the Fredericksburg & Orange plank road, also the Norfolk & Petersburg where he was elected its president, which position he held until

Image of Fitzgerald Prospectus - June 25, 1896

Fitzgerald Prospectus - June 25, 1896

The first image is a prospectus receipt document that Bernard sent to prospective buyers of his book, that states that the person who signed it would purchase "Vol. II - War Talks of Confederate Veterans" for $1.50 when the book was printed and ready for delivery. The second image is a letter from Fitzgerald that states that the prospectus is enclosed. He also says that, when a Free-Silver President is elected, and money becomes more plentiful, he will purchase Vol. 1, and that his memories are more plentiful than his money.

Image of Letter from Calvin Utz to John Breckinridge, January 26, 1858 - January 26, 1858 

























































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Letter from Calvin Utz to John Breckinridge, January 26, 1858 - January 26, 1858 01/25/1858 19/15/1853 /1853 08/10/1853 08/10/1835

Letter headed "Fincastle, January 26th, 1858" from Calvin Utz to John Breckinridge at Cosby's Store, Albemarle County, Virginia telling of how much he has missed hunting and fishing and other sports with John, of his attending the Old Academy being taught by Mr. McCorkle who has about 19-20 scholars, tells of some old scholars who have switched to Mr. Burger's class, names several of the students that John probably knew, mentions the death of several neighbors, comments on hunting conditions (not much game), about having "bulked down the tobacco" from about one and one half [tobacco] houses, about missing brother George [Breckinridge], tell Gilmer [Breckinridge] that the Debating Society has

Image of Letter from H. G. Richardson in Farmville, Virginia, to William Watts and Edward Watts Saunders at Big Lick, Virginia, Stating that He Will Pay a Bond Within the Next Three Months - April 18, 1850

Letter from H. G. Richardson in Farmville, Virginia, to William Watts and Edward Watts Saunders at Big Lick, Virginia, Stating that He Will Pay a Bond Within the Next Three Months - April 18, 1850

Letter from H. G. Richardson, in Farmville, Virginia, to William Watts and Edward Watts Saunders in Big Lick, Virginia, stating that he will pay a bond within the next three months. Transcription by English Showalter accompanies the document.

Image of Casting fishnet made by Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Casting fishnet made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. Green in color; 1978.  Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Casting fishnet made by Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Casting fishnet made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. Green in color; 1978. Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Casting fishnet made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. Green in color; 1978. Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Image of Cutting board made by Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Cutting board made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Wood; 1978. Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Cutting board made by Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Cutting board made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Wood; 1978. Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Cutting board made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Wood; 1978. Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Image of Bobbin with sketch of bobbin made by Dr. G.W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Bobbin made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Cardboard; 1978. A sketch of the bobbin is also included. Handwritten on the sketch is the following: " Author by a Labrador fisherman George W. Jeffers, 15 April 1978."  Also indicated on the sketch is the following: "Dr. Geo. W. Jeffers, 1st Ave, Farmville, Va." Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Bobbin with sketch of bobbin made by Dr. G.W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, VA. - Bobbin made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Cardboard; 1978. A sketch of the bobbin is also included. Handwritten on the sketch is the following: " Author by a Labrador fisherman George W. Jeffers, 15 April 1978." Also indicated on the sketch is the following: "Dr. Geo. W. Jeffers, 1st Ave, Farmville, Va." Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Bobbin made by a Labrador fisherman, Dr. G. W. Jeffers of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Cardboard; 1978. A sketch of the bobbin is also included. Handwritten on the sketch is the following: " Author by a Labrador fisherman George W. Jeffers, 15 April 1978." Also indicated on the sketch is the following: "Dr. Geo. W. Jeffers, 1st Ave, Farmville, Va." Labrador, in Northeast Canada, is known as the Atlantic Canada. It consists of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region is part of the much larger Labrador Peninsula on the Canadian mainland.

Image of Longwood House - A black and white photograph of Longwood House in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood House was the birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston, the Confederate military figure, and later became the site of Longwood College. After destruction by fire of the original house on the estate, the present house was erected in 1815. Longwood College acquired the 103-acre estate in 1928.

Longwood House - A black and white photograph of Longwood House in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood House was the birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston, the Confederate military figure, and later became the site of Longwood College. After destruction by fire of the original house on the estate, the present house was erected in 1815. Longwood College acquired the 103-acre estate in 1928.

A black and white photograph of Longwood House in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood House was the birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston, the Confederate military figure, and later became the site of Longwood College. After destruction by fire of the original house on the estate, the present house was erected in 1815. Longwood College acquired the 103-acre estate in 1928.

Image of Longwood University - Ruffner Hall - A black and white photograph of Ruffner Hall, known by students and alumnae as the Rotunda at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood College was founded in 1839 and is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the United States. It started out as a seminary for women and is currently a four-year liberal arts university, gaining that status in 2002. It became coed in 1976.

Longwood University - Ruffner Hall - A black and white photograph of Ruffner Hall, known by students and alumnae as the Rotunda at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood College was founded in 1839 and is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the United States. It started out as a seminary for women and is currently a four-year liberal arts university, gaining that status in 2002. It became coed in 1976.

A black and white photograph of Ruffner Hall, known by students and alumnae as the Rotunda at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Longwood College was founded in 1839 and is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the United States. It started out as a seminary for women and is currently a four-year liberal arts university, gaining that status in 2002. It became coed in 1976.

Image of Longwood University - Stevens Hall - A black and white photograph of Stevens Hall, the science building at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Here is where Dr. Robert Brumfield, professor of biology, directed research on means of counteracting the effects of radiation on living cells under a grant from the Atomic Energy Commission. This building also houses a science museum.

Longwood University - Stevens Hall - A black and white photograph of Stevens Hall, the science building at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Here is where Dr. Robert Brumfield, professor of biology, directed research on means of counteracting the effects of radiation on living cells under a grant from the Atomic Energy Commission. This building also houses a science museum.

A black and white photograph of Stevens Hall, the science building at Longwood College, located in Farmville, Virginia. Here is where Dr. Robert Brumfield, professor of biology, directed research on means of counteracting the effects of radiation on living cells under a grant from the Atomic Energy Commission. This building also houses a science museum.