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Page, Carolyn N. Papers, 1960–1997. 4 items. Mss214123b.
Scrapbook and other items documenting the career of Carolyn N. Page (of Richmond, Va.) at A. H. Robins Co. The scrapbook contains labeled photographs of co-workers in her department. Page (of Richmond, Va.) worked for A. H. Robins and its successor, Whitehall-Robins Healthcare.

Payne Family Papers, 1839–1926. 5 items. Photocopies of typescript copies. Mss2P29393b.
Consist of a series of twenty-six letters, 1865–1872, written by Sarah Pannill (Miller) Payne (1820–1910) of Campbell County and Lynchburg, to her cousin Mary M. Clendenin (1803–1872) describing, in detail, life in Campbell County after the Civil War (including Payne's attitude toward secession and slavery, economic hardships faced by white Southerners during Reconstruction, and relations between whites and African Americans after slavery) and family news (b1); an epilogue, 1910, of Sarah Pannill (Miller) Payne concerning her childhood in Campbell County and life as a teacher (b2); a letter, 1839, written by Payne's father, Samuel Thomas Miller (1787?–1872), to his aunt, Nancy Williams of Farmington, Md., discussing family news (specifically, the birth of Samuel's twelfth child and the impending marriage of his daughter Sarah to Robert G. Payne [1810–1873]) (b4); and brief genealogical notes concerning the Clendenin, Freeman, Miller, Page, and Rosser families (b5).

Page Family Papers, 1796–1952. 580 items. Mss1P1465c.
Four generations of the Page family of Gloucester County, are represented in this collection, beginning with the eldest son of Governor John Page, Mann Page (1766–1813), and his wife, Elizabeth (Nelson) Page (1770–1854), of Shelly. Most of the papers concern the female members of the family.

The first large section includes the papers, 1817–1854, of Elizabeth (Nelson) Page starting four years after the death of her husband and continuing until her death in 1854 (section 2). Her papers primarily concern the management of her farm with the assistance of her son-in-law Benjamin Pollard (1788–1860) and her widowed daughter Cornelia Mann (Page) Griffith (1809–1890) and the sale of her crops to merchants in Norfolk and Baltimore, Md. She corresponds with her children, including Mann Page (1794–1841) and Thomas Jefferson Page (1801–1899). When not discussing business her correspondence concerns local and family news, especially the last days of her son Dr. Warner Lewis Page (1800–1822).

Other prominent women in the collection include the daughter-in-law of Elizabeth (Nelson) Page, Lucy Anne (Jones) Page (1808–1877) of Greenway, Gloucester County (section 4); Elizabeth's daughter Cornelia Mann (Page) Griffith (1809–1890) of Shelly (section 5); daughter of Lucy Anne (Jones) Page, Martha Throckmorton (Page) Vandegrift (1832–1934) of Gloucester and Alexandria (section 9); and Virginia (Withers) de Boulemont (1857–1936), sister-in-law of Martha's daughter Katherine Page (Vandegrift) Withers (section 13). Significant correspondence of these women includes letters to Martha Throckmorton (Page) Vandegrift from her husband, Henry Watson Vandegrift, written during the Civil War from Lynchburg, concerning his role as a civilian employee directing rail transportation for the Confederate government (section 10). Other correspondence includes letters to Katherine Page (Vandegrift) Withers from her sister-in-law, Virginia (Withers) de Boulemont (section 13). Virginia married a Frenchman and spent World War I living in France and participating in war relief for the French soldiers, citizens, and European refugees. In addition to correspondence, there is genealogical information on numerous related families including the Byrd, Burwell, Carter, Cooke, Harrison, Jones, Ludwell, Nelson, Page, Randolph, Selleck, Throckmorton, and Vandegrift families (section 14).

Page, Jane Frances Walker, Commonplace Book, 1802–1845. 1 volume. Mss5:5P1432:1. Microfilm reel C473.
This commonplace book, kept successively by Jane Byrd (Nelson) Walker (b. 1776?) and Jane Frances (Walker) Page (1799–1873) in Albemarle County, documents a distinctive female economy. Included are rough accounts for purchases of foodstuffs, records concerning cloth production, lists of clothing supplied to slaves, and recipes for food preparation and the creation of cloth dyes.

Page, Annie Kelly Saunders, Papers, 1872–1929. 12 items. Mss2P1412b.
The papers of Annie Kelly (Saunders) Page (1854–1940), who taught at the Woman's College of Richmond before she married and moved to Texas at the age of forty-five, include two travel diaries, 1899–1900, documenting her wedding trip. The second volume represents an expanded version of the first. Page records her observations on cities, landscapes, and people, including members of the working classes, as well as her activities as she travelled through West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., en route to Texas. She portrays her husband, William Butler Page (1848–1924) of Crockett, Texas, as frequently ill and bad-tempered, and the diaries reflect her emotional responses to his behavior. Remaining papers include a brief "Autobiography [of] Annie Kay" and essays on "The Baptizing of Jane" and "Old Lon of Piney Woods Hollow." "Old Lon" was London Murchison, probably a former slave, who lived in Texas; photographs of him accompany the essay.

Palmer, Margaret J., Commonplace Book, 1859–1860. 1 volume. Mss5:5P1826:1. Microfilm reel C474.
Kept by Margaret J. Palmer at the Wesleyan Female Institute in Staunton, this volume includes her essays on various subjects, recipes for an ammonia wash for plants and for remedies for burns and sore throats, and poems and notes autographed by school friends.

Patten, Louise Anderson, Papers, 1729–1970. 891 items. Mss1P2775a.
This collection falls into two parts; the first third documents the lives of various Carter, Page, and Burwell family ancestors of Louise (Anderson) Patten (1880–1973) of Berkeley and Riverside, Calif., and Winchester, Va. The remaining two-thirds consists of Patten's own papers.

Among the eighteenth-century Carter family papers are a few land records pertaining to the Northern Neck Proprietary (sections 1–3); a letter, 1739, and accounts, 1733–1748, of John Carter (1690–1742) of Corotoman in Lancaster County (section 4); a few letters, 1789–1797, and accounts, 1790–1791, of Robert Wormeley Carter (1734–1797) of Sabine Hall in Richmond County (sections 9 and 11); and information on rents of Carter lands in Frederick County (section 12). Page family papers include correspondence, 1809–1834, of Mary (Tayloe) Page (1759–1835) with family members and friends (section 15); letters, 1822–1867, written to Lucy Gwyn (Page) Tidball (1798–1870) of Fauquier County (section 17); and letters, 1815–1825, and notes, 1811–1826, of Sarah (Tayloe) Washington (1765–1834) of Westmoreland County (sections 18 and 19). Burwell family materials include a few items documenting the medical career of Lewis Burwell (1783–1826) of Prospect Hill in Frederick (now Clarke) County (section 22) and accounts, 1816–1833, concerning the Ashby's Gap Turnpike Company (sections 23–24); correspondence, 1825–ca. 1860, and accounts, 1828–1834, of his wife and administrator, Maria Mann (Page) Burwell (1784–1867) (sections 25 and 26); letters, 1856–1869, of Susan Gwyn Burwell (1811–1869) of Winchester (section 28); correspondence, ca. 1840, and a scrapbook, 1834–1842, belonging to Roberta Page Burwell (1813–1856) of Winchester (sections 30 and 31); and correspondence, 1868–1893, and a few other papers of Lucy Gwyn (Burwell) Carter (1822–1909) of Clarke County and Winchester (sections 36 and 37). Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Carter materials consist of correspondence, 1870–1940, and other papers of Mann Page Carter (1850–1942), a civil engineer who lived in New Orleans, La., and Winchester, Va., and worked constructing railroads in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico (sections 38–41); correspondence, 1882–1937, and other papers of Shirley Carter (1857–1937) of Winchester (sections 42 and 43); and correspondence, 1869–1930 (section 44), two cookbooks, 1891 and ca. 1895 (sections 45–46), and a few other papers (section 47) of Patten's mother, Maria Burwell (Carter) Anderson (1855–1931) of Berkeley and Riverside, Calif., and Winchester, Va.

Louise (Anderson) Patten's own papers document her work in the theater, her education, and her interest in her family's history. Correspondence, 1913–1970 (section 48); theater programs, 1908–1952 (section 56); newspaper clippings, 1904–1962 (section 57); speeches, ca. 1925–1953 (section 53); and a brief resumé illuminate Patten's career as an actress and director. Three notebooks, ca. 1900–1901, kept as a student at the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, Mass. (sections 49–51); a commonplace book, 1906, discussing oratorical techniques (section 52); and diplomas, 1895–1920, from various institutions document her education (section 54). Information, 1950–1953, on books and furnishings at Carter Hill in Winchester, and a list, 1966, of furniture at Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County and Oatlands in Loudoun County (section 55), as well as genealogical notes reveal her interest in her family's history (section 66). The collection includes a cookbook, ca. 1910 (section 60), and a few other papers of Patten's sister, Gwynn Page (Anderson) Whipple (1882–1943) of Riverside, Calif. (sections 59 and 61) as well as miscellaneous poems and recipes (section 67).

Patterson, Mary Jane, Album, 1840–1854. 1 volume. Mss5:5P2775:1. Microfilm reel C474.
Mary Jane Patterson and her women friends transcribed lines of verse and acrostics into her commonplace book, which was probably kept in Augusta County.

Pattison, Anne Coke, Account Book, 1744–1749. 1 volume. Mss5:3P2783:1. Microfilm reel B72.
The volume contains accounts, 1744–1749, for a tavern kept in Williamsburg. Anne (Coke) Pattison (d. 1755), a widow, owned the lot and building and perhaps formed a partnership with John Burdett (d. 1746), who operated the tavern until his death; some accounts are also in James Lavie's (also Lebe) hand. The waste book contains entries for both patrons and suppliers. Services included room and board, meals, and liquor. Men, women, and slaves are included among patrons, although male patrons greatly outnumbered female ones. Both men and women supplied Pattison with foodstuffs.

Payne, Jane Chancellor Payne, Diary, 1834–1858. 1 volume. Mss5:1P2934:1.
Jane Chancellor (Payne) Payne (1802–1863) began this diary for her daughter when the child, Catherine Ellen (Payne) Scullin (b. 1833), was three months old. Payne kept the diary as she moved from Clarksburg (now in W. Va.) to Fauquier County, Va., to Parkersburg (now in W. Va.), to Washington, D.C., to Zanesville, Ohio, and, finally, back to Virginia. It chronicles life with her alcoholic husband, a teacher who was perpetually in debt and unemployed, and her own work as a teacher of fancy needlework to supplement the family's income.

Pearce, Lillie Ida, Autograph Album, 1946. 1 volume. Mss5:6P3151:1.
This "memory book" was presented to Lillie Ida Pearce (d. 1948) for her work supervising the "Friendly Center" for American servicemen at the Seventh Street Christian Church in Richmond during World War II. It contains signatures of Richmond residents and soldiers stationed nearby and includes a photograph of Pearce.

Peckatone Papers, 1713–1809. 79 items. Mss1P3374b. Microfilm reel C233.
This collection contains scattered papers of members of the Corbin, Lee, and Turberville families, some of whom resided at Peckatone in Westmoreland County. Papers of Hannah (Lee) Corbin (1728–1782) include correspondence, 1771–1781, and accounts, 1763–1773, illuminating her participation in the trans-Atlantic tobacco economy and her financial relationship with her romantic partner, Richard Lingan Hall (d. 1774) (sections 1 and 3). Hall's papers include correspondence, 1762–1773, and accounts, 1762–1774 (sections 19 and 21–25). Lists, 1783, of personal property and purchasers pertain to the estates of Hall and Corbin (section 4). Papers of Corbin's son-in-law, George Turberville (1742–1793), contain letters, 1766–1792, from family members and business associates (section 8) and a few financial documents, 1768–1787, regarding the tobacco trade (section 13). The few papers of George's wife, Martha (Corbin) Turberville (1750–1809), include a deposition, ca. 1798, from a lawsuit in which she was accused of slander (section 15). Papers of earlier generations of Lee family members document land transactions (sections 26–38).

Peckatone Papers, 1758–1898. 1,177 items. Mss1P3374a. Microfilm reels C34 (sections 13–22), C231 (sections 6–12), C232 (sections 24–34), and C233 (sections 35–42).
Gawin Corbin (d. 1760) built Peckatone on the Potomac River in Westmoreland County around 1750. This collection contains papers of various members of the Corbin, Turberville, Taliaferro, and Brown families, who successively owned the property. It illuminates the history of colonial Virginia's trans-Atlantic tobacco economy, widowhood, the management of family property and family relationships, and slavery and the practice of plantation agriculture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The few papers pertaining to Gawin Corbin concern his estate. Correspondence, 1764–1782, and accounts, 1760–1774, of his widow, Hannah (Lee) Corbin (1728–1782), document her participation in the tobacco economy and include information on several of her slaves (sections 11 and 12). The terms of Gawin Corbin's will restricted his wife's control of their property to widowhood. After his death, she became a Baptist and developed a long-term relationship with Richard Lingan Hall (d. 1774), a Fauquier County physician; the couple had two children but apparently never married. Richard Hall's correspondence, 1761–1774, and accounts, 1769–1774, primarily concern the tobacco trade and his medical practice (sections 19 and 20); a few of the medical accounts are in Hannah Corbin's hand. Martha (Corbin) Turberville (1750–1809), the only child of Gawin and Hannah Corbin, married George Turberville (1742–1793) in 1769, and in 1771 the Turbervilles occupied Peckatone; Martha's mother and Richard Hall moved to Woodberry in Richmond County.

Correspondence, 1774–1785, and accounts, 1764–1793, of George Turberville document disputes between him and Hannah Corbin and Richard Hall's children concerning Turberville's wife's inheritance (sections 34 and 35). They include several lists of slaves and a plantation account book, 1772, kept in Loudoun County. Martha Turberville's correspondence, 1793–1809, and accounts, ca. 1796–1801, illuminate her legal and financial affairs during widowhood, and include a domestic account book, 1796–1797, listing household provisions (sections 40 and 41). Correspondence, ca. 1790–1808, and accounts, 1786–1812, of George and Martha Turberville's son, Gawin Corbin Turberville (d. 1814), concern his business affairs and include lists of slaves at Peckatone and in Loudoun County (sections 33 and 34). There are a few letters, 1834–1835, from his daughter, Mary Willis (Turberville) Taliaferro (b. 1795), to her daughter, Martha Fenton (Taliaferro) Brown (1818–1901) (section 30). Correspondence, ca. 1840–1843, of Mary Taliaferro's son, William Fenton Taliaferro, Jr., contains letters to his sister, Martha Brown, and her husband, George Frederick Brown (1810–1869) (sections 31 and 32). George Brown served as U.S. consular agent to Algiers in the 1830s and most of his correspondence, 1829–1834, dates from that period (section 4). Correspondence, 1829–1834, of Henry Lee (1787–1837), Brown's predecessor in Algiers, is primarily with George Brown (section 23). There are a few papers of other family members, as well as accounts, 1760–1775, for Jane Durell, "spinster" (section 16).

Pegram Family Papers, 1822–1924. 41 items. Mss1P3496b.
This collection contains papers of the Pegram family of Owensboro, Ky., and the Combe family of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The correspondence, 1861–1866, of John Combe Pegram (1842–1909) constitutes the bulk of the collection and concerns his service in the United States Navy during the Civil War (section 5). Letters to his mother, Charlotte Amelie (Combe) Pegram (1821–1905) discuss, among other things, his desire to remain in the navy despite having been born in the South. The collection also contains Charlotte Pegram's will, 1891, (section 3) and a few French legal documents, 1822–1830, pertaining to her family in St. Thomas (sections 1–2).

Pegram Family Papers, 1737–1954. 563 items. Mss1P3496c.
This diverse collection contains papers of three generations of members of the Pegram family of Norfolk. The letters, 1861–1900, of Robert Baker Pegram (1811–1894) and his son, James West Pegram (1843–1905), describe their service in the Confederate navy aboard the Nashville (sections 8 and 10). A travel diary, 1888, kept by James, relates his journey to Montgomery, Ala., and New Orleans, La. (section 9). Papers of his wife, Eliza Waller (Blacknall) Pegram (1840–1921), include correspondence, 1852–1913, discussing family news and financial matters (section 15), and a scrapbook, 1888, of religious writings (section 16). The papers of her daughter, Eliza Waller Pegram (1882–1970), contain accounts, 1940–1950, regarding her mother's estate (section 20), and a student notebook, 1922–1928, of design notes (section 21). The collection also contains correspondence, 1893–1912, and a commonplace book, 1880–1940, documenting Lucy Blacknall's business of painting and selling coats of arms to family members and other patrons (sections 22, 23 and 25); a scrapbook, 1840–1850, containing recipes for food and medicinal remedies and information on gardening kept by Mary M. (Bennett) Warren (1777–1853) of Norfolk (section 3); a cookbook, 1836 (section 34); and genealogical notes on the Blow and Blacknall families (section 28).

Peyton, Anne Lee, Commonplace Book, 1849–1886. 1 volume. Mss5:5P4684:1.
This volume contains a genealogy of the Lee family written by William Lee in 1771, as well as genealogical notes and biographical information on the Lees recorded by Anne Lee Peyton (1836–1919).

Picot, Mollie Brooke Harrison, Papers, 1883–1896. 9 items. Mss2P5884b.
Correspondence, 1883–1896, of Mollie Brooke (Harrison) Picot ([1870–1947] of Richmond and at Port Royal, Caroline County, and Ware, Gloucester County) with her mother and sisters discussing visits with extended family members and general social news. Correspondents include her mother, Judith Willantina (Temple) Harrison (1837–1905) (b1–7); sister Lucy Lilly Harrison (1867–1948), Lucy Lilly Temple (1848–1935) (b8); and sister Ann Tate (Harrison) Tompkins (1866–1952)(b9).

Picot, Charlotte Anne Burton, Commonplace Book, 1831–1847. 1 volume. Mss5:5P5884:1.
This volume, which belonged to Charlotte Anne (Burton) Picot (1820–1907) of Richmond, contains poems signed by several friends, including Abel Francis Picot, whom the owner later married. There is also a list of students at the University of Virginia in 1832 that includes Abel's name.

Pinney, Mary H., Papers, 1965–1986. 8 items. Mss2P6568b
Routine employee records concerning Mary H. Pinney's ([b. 1928] of Goochland, Va.) employment in the Packaging Department at A. H. Robins Co. in Richmond, Va., for 35 years.

Pirkey, Elsie Cabell Chevallie, Scrapbook, 1878. 1 volume. Mss5:7P6665:1.
Elise Cabell (Chevallie) Pirkey (1865?–1935) of Richmond pasted newspaper clippings on woman suffrage, marriage, children, religion, and people and events deemed historically significant in this manuscript music book.

Pitts Family Papers, 1848–1926. 346 items. Mss1P6875a. Microfilm reels C286–287.
This collection contains the papers of three generations of women of the Pitts and Ellis families. Papers of Sarah J. (Pitts) Ellis (b. 1796) of Linden in Essex County contain correspondence, 1848–1865, with family members, including a niece in Alabama (section 1), and farm accounts, 1853–1868 (section 2). Papers of her daughter, Lelia Olivia (Ellis) Smith (b. 1831?) of Tappahannock, consist of a small amount of family correspondence, 1849–1861, including a letter from her aunt, S. P. Pitts, in Louisiana that compares social conditions for African Americans there and in Virginia (section 9). Papers of Sarah Ellis's daughter, Sarah Ann (Ellis) Pitts (b. 1824?) of King William and Essex counties, contain correspondence, 1849–1897, with family members, including her brother-in-law, Reuben Lindsay Pitts, in Alabama and her sister, Leila Ellis Smith (section 5); accounts, 1861–1868 (section 6); and a few legal papers (sections 7–8). Correspondence, 1864–1926, of Sarah (Ellis) Pitts's daughter, Kate Waller Pitts (1852–1927) of Linden in Essex County, constitutes more than half of the collection and includes letters from family members and friends in West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Maryland (section 10). A few papers pertain to other family members.

Pollard Family Papers, 1805–1964 (bulk 1833–1906). 277 items. Mss1P7637c.
Papers primarily concern the family of Robert Pollard (1783–1856) and his wife, Evelyn Byrd (Chamberlayne) Pollard (1790–1863), of Zoar, King William County, near Aylett. Section 1 contains correspondence of Evelyn with her husband as Robert travels to the springs in western Virginia seeking an improvement to his health while Evelyn tries to oversee management of the farm, the work on a new house, and the education of their children. She also relates an incident in which she provided nursing care to a child of one of their slaves who had been bitten by a snake. Section 3 contains the correspondence, 1831–1836, of their daughter Evelyn Byrd Pollard (1816–1839) primarily with her mother while attending school in Richmond. Topics of interest include homesickness, Evelyn's lessons, which included such things as walking, sitting, and how to curtsey, in addition to academics, and pleas for money for new clothes.

A good glimpse of what it was like to be a young single woman in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is provided by the material in section 5 concerning Evelyn Byrd Pollard [later Stoddard] (1877–1973), daughter of Edward Spotswood Pollard and Mary Beverly (Douglas) Pollard. There are letters written to Evelyn at the Episcopal Female Institute in Winchester while she was a student, social invitations, and letters from a variety of suitors. After graduation in 1897, Evelyn taught at a school for girls at Cownes, operated by her cousin Bessie (i.e., Mrs. Bessie Moncure, daughter of B. B. Douglas) and her correspondence with her brother James Hawkins Pollard continued to center around her travels, social activities, and suitors.

Pollard Family Papers, 1880–1961 (bulk 1920–1961). 485 items. Mss1P7637d.
Papers, arranged chronologically, chiefly consist of “round robin” letters, kept in 91 volumes beginning in 1920 between eight siblings in the Pollard family of Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania, including the correspondence of Virginia governor John Garland Pollard. The majority of correspondents are female members of this extended family, including Mary Ellen (Pollard) Clarke (1862–1939) of Richmond, Juliet Jeffries (Pollard) Wills (1866–1935) of Buffalo, N.Y., Elizabeth Gray (Pollard) Cox (1868–1958) of Louisville, Ky., Ann Maud (Pollard) Turman (1875–1963) of Atlanta, Ga., Lalla Rookh (Pollard) Smoot (1879–1940) of Bowling Green and Grace Nelson (Pollard) McCaslin (1884–1958) of Montgomery, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla. The Pollard siblings were the children of Baptist minister John Pollard (1839–1911) and Virginia (Bagby) Pollard (1839–1918) of King and Queen County. Their correspondence concerns social life and issues of the day, politics, racial relations, and related topics.

Poulton Family Papers, 1852–1886. 122 items. Mss1P8648a.
This collection consists primarily of correspondence, 1852–1869, between John Francis Poulton (1831–1901), a dentist and itinerant Methodist minister from Loudoun County, and his wife, Rosannah (Davisson) Poulton (1835–1869) (section 1). Fifty letters, 1857–1858, from her to him document their courtship and contain information on her religious convictions, including critiques of ministers' sermons. After their marriage, Frank Poulton's letters predominate; they discuss his work as a minister and advise his wife on childrearing. A small amount of Frank's correspondence as a minister also appears in the collection, along with letters of condolence on Rose Poulton's death. A few letters from her mother, Elizabeth Derrickson (Wickes) Davisson (1812–1881), express concern at Frank's plans to marry again and contain offers to rear her deceased daughter's children. The letters have been published in A Loudoun Love Story (1988) by Jane W. Poulton.

Powers, Alice B., Papers, 1902–1935. 64 items. Mss1P8721a.
This collection consists primarily of genealogical correspondence and notes of Alice B. and William S. Powers of Berryville, regarding the Hammond and Gaither families of Maryland and the Browne, Cary, and Jaquelin families of Virginia.

Price Family Papers, 1794–1973. 556 items. Mss1P9318a.
This family archive contains papers of five generations of women of the Moore family, who primarily resided in Virginia. Among the few items pertaining to Richard Channing Moore (1762–1841), third Episcopal Bishop of Virginia, are two letters, 1794–1796, from his first wife, Christian (Jones) Moore (1769?–1796), and two letters, 1811–1817, to his daughter, Catherine Eliza (Moore) Hall (1792–1858), wife of a Philadelphia merchant (section 1). After her husband's business failed, ca. 1820, the family lived with relatives in Virginia. Correspondence, 1821–1880, of Eliza's daughter, Christian Elizabeth (Hall) Price (1811–1885), is primarily with family members and includes a letter, 1821, from her grandmother, E. Vanpelt of Philadelphia, concerning religion, and a dozen letters to her own daughter, "Jenny", as well as letters of condolence on the death of her husband, Thomas Randolph Price (1806–1868), a Richmond merchant (section 11). Thomas Price's papers contain personal and business correspondence, 1850–1868, and estate papers (sections 2, 4 and 5). There are also a few financial papers, ca. 1855–1869, and some correspondence, 1857–1872, for the firm of T. R. Price and Company (sections 6–7).

Papers of Thomas and Christian Price's daughter, Virginia Eliza "Jenny" Price (1833–1908), who never married, include a biography of her mother written in 1887 (section 13); a diary, 1884–1885, recounting her mother's last illness (section 16); correspondence, 1843–1903, including letters of condolence on her mother's death (section 17); two commonplace books, 1849–1850 and 1850–1851, containing notes on history and philosophy (sections 18–19); and estate papers, 1908–1921 (section 21). Papers of Jenny Price's sister-in-law, Lou Fitzhugh (Little) Price (1855?–1943), contain accounts, 1911–1919, and other financial papers documenting her ownership of real estate in Richmond (sections 28 and 29). Correspondence, 1918–1919, of Lou Price's son, William Little Price (b. 1886), consists almost entirely of letters to his mother written while serving in the U.S. Army in France during World War I (section 31). Papers of her daughter, Louise Fitzhugh Price (1884–1973), who never married, include a diary, 1904–1909, kept in Richmond that chronicles her daily activities and social life (section 33); correspondence, 1895–1965, that illuminates her career as a social worker for the Virginia Department of Public Welfare (section 34); and two commonplace books, 1941–1953 and 1954–1959, recording investments and other income and expenditures (sections 36–37). A few papers pertain to other family members.

Protestant Episcopal Church Home, Inc., Records, 1875–1976. 292 items. Mss3P9464b.
This collection contains records of the men who governed the corporation that managed the financial affairs of the Protestant Episcopal Church Home for Ladies in Richmond. The records include minute books of meetings of the board of corporators, treasurers' account books and loose financial records, maintenance and insurance records, and materials documenting the home's merger with Westminister-Canterbury House, an Episcopal and Presbyterian retirement home for men and women in Richmond, the sale of the home's real estate in Richmond, and the dissolution of the corporation. Files also hold agreements of residents with the home that contain personal and financial information about them.

Protestant Episcopal Church Home for Ladies, Records, 1875–1976. ca. 650 items. Mss3P9464aFA1.
Caroline Lathrop founded the Protestant Episcopal Church Home for Ladies in Richmond in 1875 to care for aging women members of the Protestant Episcopal Church who found themselves in reduced financial circumstances. During its one-hundred-year history, one hundred and fifty-seven women resided in the home. Contributions from the Diocese of Virginia provided financial support, and the wives of Episcopal clergymen directed the home's operations, but a separate corporation composed entirely of men, the Protestant Episcopal Church Home, Inc., handled the home's finances. In 1909 it merged with St. Paul's Church Home for the Aged and Infirm, and in 1975 it merged again with Westminster-Canterbury House and ceased to function as an independent organization. This collection contains records of monthly and annual meetings of managers and trustees (box 1), general correspondence (box 2), financial and fund-raising records (box 3), registration books (box 1), and a scrapbook, as well as memoirs and reminiscences of officers and residents compiled in 1947 (box 4).

Putzel, Mary Jane McCauley, Student Notebook, 1841–1842. 1 volume. Mss5:4P9885:1.
Mary Jane (McCauley) Putzel (1827–1867) of Orange County, N.C., completed this volume of arithmetic problems as a fourteen-year-old student.

Updated January 13, 2010