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Filing Cabinet Manuscripts



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Digges Family Papers, 1779-1886, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Digges Family Papers, 1779-1886, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-519

Primary Creator: Hill, Will

Other Creators: Calvert, Frances W. R. (1799-1891), Marchant, Eliza

Extent: 6.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: American letters--Virginia, Calvert family, Denbigh (Newport News, Va.), Digges family, Genealogy--Research, Hampton (Va.), Hill family, Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834, Mobile (Ala.), Petersburg (Va.), Princess Anne County (Va.), Suffolk (Va.), Warwick County (Va.)

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Fragments, Memoirs, Notes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Personal letters of the Digges, Calvert, and Hill families, mostly in the areas of Petersburg, Newport News, and Hampton, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

American letters--Virginia
Calvert family
Denbigh (Newport News, Va.)
Digges family
Genealogy--Research
Hampton (Va.)
Hill family
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Mobile (Ala.)
Petersburg (Va.)
Princess Anne County (Va.)
Suffolk (Va.)
Warwick County (Va.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Preferred Citation: Digges Family Papers, MSS 0000-519, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed January 6, 2016.


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Box 1: Filing Cabinet ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Digges Family Correspondence (Folder 1 of 5), 1779, 1792, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, unknown to "Dear Constable", 1779 February 13Add to your cart.
Letter concerns Nancy Grymes, Miss Polly, Colonel Digges, the author's brother, and business. Written in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item 2: Correspondence, unknown to "Dear Constable", 1779 March 2Add to your cart.
Letter mostly concerns business, particularly shipping of cargo. Written in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item 3: Correspondence, unknown to "Dear Constable", 1779 April 16Add to your cart.
Written in Petersburg, Virginia. Reverse side of page includes another letter, dated April 6, 1779, from Will Hill to merchant Richard Jennings Penniston.
Item 4: Correspondence, Will Hill to Polly Hill, 1792 February 1Add to your cart.
Written in Petersburg, Virginia.
Item 5: Correspondence, Will Hill to "My dear Polly", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Correspondence, Will Hill to "Dear Polly", undatedAdd to your cart.
Written in New Market.
Item 7: Correspondence, Will Hill to William Waddill, undatedAdd to your cart.
Incomplete letter. Sent to Williamsburg, Virginia.
Folder 2: Digges Family Correspondence (Folder 2 of 5), 1808, 1819Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, Mary Hill to Henry Hill, 1808 August 16Add to your cart.
Item 2: Correspondence, Miles Carr to Bassett M. Calvert, 1819 November 28Add to your cart.
Written in Stoney Run and sent to Newport News, Virginia. Postscript written by H. Hill.
Folder 3: Digges Family Correspondence (Folder 3 of 5), 1820-1825Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, Sarah Digges to "Dear Frances", 1820 March 8Add to your cart.
Written in Brumfield.
Item 2: Correspondence, Frances W. R. Calvert to "Dear Sister", 1821 December 28Add to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence, William Digges to "My Dear Cousin", 1823 March 16Add to your cart.
Sent to York County, Virginia.
Item 4: Correspondence, Eliza Marchant to "Dear Harriett", 1824 May 7Add to your cart.
Written in Washington Point.
Item 5: Correspondence, Frances W. R. Calvert to Patrick Henry Hill, 1825 January 1Add to your cart.
Also includes letter from "your affection Sister H. Hill" to Patrick Henry Hill.
Folder 4: Digges Family Correspondence (Folder 4 of 5), 1840, 1842Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, William H. Wickes to Frances W. R. Calvert, 1840 August 19Add to your cart.
Written in Mobile, Alabama and sent to Hampton, Virginia.
Item 2: Correspondence, Mary M. Wickes to Frances W. R. Calvert, 1840 August 19Add to your cart.
Written in Mobile, Alabama.
Item 3: Correspondence, Eliza Marchant to Frances W. R. Calvert, 1842 February 24Add to your cart.
Sent to Hampton, Virginia.
Folder 5: Digges Family Correspondence (Folder 5 of 5), 1879, 1886Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, Benjamin Riddick to Frances W. R. Calvert, 1879 April 15Add to your cart.
Written in Suffolk, Virginia.
Item 2: Correspondence, F. V. Miller to Frances W. R. Calvert, 1886 September 17Add to your cart.
Written in Princess Anne County, Virginia.
Item 3: Correspondence, unknown to Reverend I. W. Perry, 1886 September 18Add to your cart.
Written in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Reverse side of page is written in different handwriting and concerns genealogical information about Colonel William Digges of Denbigh, Warwick County, Virginia.
Folder 6: Digges Family Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Memoir, unknown author, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten memoir concerns Lafayette's visit to Yorktown on October 19, 1824.
Item 2: Note, about Digges Coat of arms, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence, fragment of letter, undatedAdd to your cart.
From "yours in haste with love, Mattie" to Mrs. James M. Blake.
Item 4: Fragment, undatedAdd to your cart.

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