Wickham family papers Wickham family papers MSS 15753

Wickham family papers MSS 15753


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Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4110
URL: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small

Sharon Defibaugh

Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Identification
MSS 15753
Title
Wickham family papers1704-circa 1950
Quantity
9.5 Cubic Feet, 19 legal doc boxes, 6 oversize folders.
creator
Wickham family
creator
Wickham, John, 1763-1839
creator
Wickham, William Fanning , 1793-1880
creator
Wickham, Lucy Taylor, 1830-1913
creator
Wickham, Williams Carter, 1820-1888
creator
Wickham, Henry Taylor
Language
English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

Wickham family papers, MSS 15753, Albert and Shirley Special Collection Library, University of Virginia Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Jerry N. Showalter, on July 3, 2014.


Biographical / Historical

This collection chiefly concerns the Wickham family of Richmond, Virginia and "Hickory Hill" plantation in Hanover County, Virginia, including the families of John Wickham (1763-1839), his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), grandson, Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888), and great-grandson, Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943). When other relatives and friends appear in the folder listing, their birth and death dates and relationships are noted if known.

Attorney John Wickham married twice and had two lines of descent. His first wife was Mary Smith Fanning (1775-1799) by whom he had two sons, William Fanning Wickham of "Hickory Hills," married to Anne Butler Carter (1797-1868), and Edmund Fanning Wickham of "Rocky Mount" (1796-1843), married to Anne's sister, Lucy Carter (1799-1835).

After the death of his first wife, John Wickham married Elizabeth Seldon McClurg and had several more children. Some of these children are also represented in these papers.

Scope and Contents

This collection concerns the Wickham family of Richmond, Virginia and "Hickory Hill" plantation in Hanover County, Virginia, including the families of John Wickham (1763-1839), his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), grandson, Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888), and great-grandson, Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943).

The collection contains business correspondence, chiefly concerning legal and agricultural pursuits; family correspondence with immediate and extended relatives; personal correspondence from friends and political associates; two brief diaries discussing the secession and the beginning of the Civil War; financial and legal papers, including lists of books purchased, slave hires, slave purchases, medical care for slaves, losses from invading soldiers during the Civil War, estate values, including slaves, indentures, deeds, receipts, plats and surveys, and lists of slaves by name and age; genealogies and genealogical charts; invitations and calling cards; military papers of General Williams Carter Wickham in Civil War and Captain Williams Carter Wickham, U.S. Navy; news clippings; some notes and manuscripts of William F. Wickham; a few photographs and snapshots; poetry; hand-written recipes; school papers; and sympathy and greeting cards.

Topics include the Civil War, including the relationships between family members in both the North and the South, and attitudes toward secession; many aspects of slavery, often naming the slaves involved; Virginia and national politics; the practice of agriculture in Virginia; the education of the children of Virginia planters, including attendance at the Howard School, Episcopal High School, Washington College and the University of Virginia; military service of General Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888), Captain William Carter Wickham (1887-1985), and other Wickham relatives.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series, Series 1: Business correspondence arranged chronologically (Boxes 1-5). Several business correspondents warranted individual folders based on either the amount of material or the importance of the correspondent. Series 2: Correspondence of John Wickham, arranged alphabetically by the last name of the chief correspondent (Box 5); Series 3: Correspondence of the Wickham and related families, arranged by the last name of the main correspondent (Boxes 6-15); Series 4: Financial and Legal Papers and Miscellany (Boxes 16-19), all arranged in chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
  • Hickory Hill (Hanover County, Virginia)
  • Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870
  • Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916
  • Plantation life
  • Randolph, John, 1773-1833
  • Slavery--United States -- Virginia
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Hanover County
  • Virginia -- History -- 19th Century
  • Wirt, William, 1772-1834

General

Added fa to VH 7 Dec. 2017.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
  • Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870
  • Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916
  • Randolph, John, 1773-1833
  • Wickham, Henry Taylor
  • Wickham, John, 1763-1839
  • Wickham, Lucy Taylor, 1830-1913
  • Wickham, William Fanning , 1793-1880
  • Wickham, Williams Carter, 1820-1888
  • Wirt, William, 1772-1834

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Hickory Hill (Hanover County, Virginia)
  • Virginia -- History -- 19th Century

Container List

Business correspondence.
  • Business Correspondence, 1816-1817. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include:, John Slidell and Co., Thomas C. Keaton, William Lyne, W.P. Mason, W.T. Nivison, William B. Page, Philip Rogers, Thomas Rotch, Penn T. Sale, John M. Shepherd, Peter F. Smith, Thomas Strode, William Sullivan, Thomas Swann, Richard Wallack, Ralph Wingfield, Alice B. Winston, and Zach Vowels

  • Business Correspondence, 1819-1822. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with Edmund F. Wickham, include: Williams Carter (1819), Archibald Gracie and Robert Gracie (1821), and multiple correspondents in 1822: Curwen and Hagarty, Samuel John Dunlop, King and Gracie, Samuel Lambert, and Robert Hughes and Co.

  • Business Correspondence, 1823 January-February. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: James Dunlop, Ninian Edwards, John Ferguson, C.B. Fleet, William Fleet, Robert Gracie, Francis Gregg, James Hagarty, George E. Harrison, James Henderson, L. Jones, T. Jones, and Robert King.

    Letters involving slavery or slaves include one from L. Jones, asking for protection for "old Billy" and mentioning other issues concerning the welfare of slaves, January 2, 1823, and another letter from Ninian Edwards discussing the possible purchase of a female slave for the wife of Dr. Harvey Lane, January 13, 1823.

  • Business Correspondence, 1823 March-June. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: Henry Arnall, Curwen and Hagarty, [J.] Dunlop, Ninian Edwards, C.B. Fleet, John G. Gamble, Robert G. Harper, George E. Harrison, Jones and Rodes, Hardage Lane, C.C. Lee, Lewis and Tomes, George Marx, John Morgan, and Charles Morris.

    Letters involving slavery include the inquiry by Robert G. Harper, May 5, 182[3], for information about the "present condition, conduct, and prospects" of some manumitted slaves formerly belonging to Samuel Gist and freed in his will and the name and address of some respectable and intelligent person in the area where the freed slaves now live who can send a report to Gist's relatives.

  • Business Correspondence, 1823 July-December. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly Edmund F. Wickham and William F. Wickham, include: Curwen and Hagarty, James Dunlop, John Dunlop, William Logan Fisher, William Fleet, George Greenhow, George E. Harrison, B.B. Keesee, Robert King, Thomas Kelly, Hardage Lane, Lewis and Tomes, Charles F. Logan, William Lyne, and Robert and John Oliver. One letter mentions a runaway slave named Joe, December 18, 1823.

  • Business Correspondence, 1824 January-July. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: David Barclay, John H. Blair, Carter Braxton, William Burns, William L. Dance, S.W. Dandridge, Aaron Denman, Robert Douthat, Ninian Edwards, William Fleet, Gillingham and Randolphs (G.F. and E. Randolph), James Hagerty, George E. Harrison, John Hopkins, and Thomas and John G. Riddle.

  • Business Correspondence, 1824 August-December. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: Richard Anderson, John Balfour, Thomas and John S. Biddle, Carter Braxton, William Burns, Hugh Campbell, Robert Douthat, and Gillingham and Randolphs (G.F. and E. Randolph).

  • Business Correspondence, 1827-1828. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: Carter Berkeley, Carter Braxton, Roger Mallory, Thomas Nelson, and William F. Wickham to Thomas B. Coleman. Roger Mallory, the jailor in Petersburg, Virginia, writes concerning a runaway slave named Jim who finally admitted he belonged to William F. Wickham but who had originally claimed to belong to Price Sharpe who was charged with permitting him to "go at large contrary to law," and hire himself out, March 19, 1827.

  • Business Correspondence, 1830 January-June. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: G.H. Bacchus, Thomas T. Bouldin, Thomas B. Coleman, M. Huelin, Benjamin Whitehead Ladd, W.H. McFarland, William Nelson, John W. Payne, William G. Pendleton, M.E.M. Roane, and A.B. Spooner. Topics include the reception of freed slaves in Ohio (Benjamin W. Ladd, March 4, 1830); and the [Samuel?] Gist estate (John M. Payne, April 22, 1830).

  • Business Correspondence, 1830 July-December. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X030867361] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: Patrick Nesbett Edgar, John Exall, Chapman Johnson, Thomas N. Lee, John Ponsonby Martin, William Nelson, Severn E. Parker, A. Robinson, Jr., William Rowlett, J.S. Skinner, Benjamin Temple, Robert Temple, Thomas Biddle and Company, and John R. Triplett. Topics include: blue wheat (Benjamin and Robert Temple, July 4, 1830 and August 4, 1830); American turf and racing magazine (August 3, 1830; September 1, 1830; October 19, 1830); and a collection of pedigrees for an American Stud Book (October 13, 1830).

  • Business Correspondence, 1832-1839. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: J.D. Andrews, John Corbin, Alfred V. Crenshaw, Crouches & Snead, Gracie & Company, James Gray, Richard B. Haxall, William Hilberg, James Lyle, and Francis Page. Topics include problems with a horse purchased from Wickham (November 15, 1838), the safe arrival of the Andrews family in Houston, Texas (January 28, 1839), and the sending of a slave named Jefferson to fetch two mules from Wickham (April 22, 1839).

  • Business Correspondence, 1842 January-August. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents, chiefly with William F. Wickham, include: Beers & Poindexter, Robert M. Candlish, John S. Corbin, Robert Ellett, William Linton, A.T.B. Merritt, Nathaniel Nelson, J.W. Pegram, W. Richardson, Thomas Samson, John Shore, John N. Tazewell, James G. Watson, and William L. White. Topics include mention of the horse "Priam" at Merritt's Hicks Ford stud in Virginia and the failure of Wickham's Eclipse mare to foal last spring (May 11, 1842); the dire condition of the [slave?] old Bob Clark and his family on the land of Nathanael Nelson and attempts to provide for their care (June 15 and July 11, 1842); and a discussion of improvements to Wickham's bevel wheel (July 11, 1842) by Thomas Samson of D.J. Burr & Co.

  • Business Correspondence, 1842 September-December. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: John S. Corbin, Nathanael Cross, William Dorbaker, Thomas Ellis and Charles Ellis, Robert G. Gilman, J.H. Martin, [S.H.] Parker, James L. Pendleton, James A. Seddon, Jane J. Swann, George Taylor, John N. Tazewell, William L. White, and John Wight. Topics include lumber needed for a penitentiary and a possible list of slaves written in pencil on an address portion of the letter (October 10, 1842).

  • Business Correspondence, 1844-1847. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Warwick Barksdale, John Barr, Samuel Cottrell, Richard Gwathmey, John Struthers & Son, Lucius Minor, William Nelson, Lucien B. Price, Richard Randolph, Edmund Ruffin, William D. Taylor, John N. Tazewell, Philip B. Winston, and Richard M. Young (General Land Office). Topics include the sale of two female slaves (January 29, 1845).

  • Business Correspondence, 1848. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Warwick Barksdale, Wellington Goddin, Phineas Janney, C.C. Lee, Thomas Nelson, Bernard Peyton, [Lucien] B. Price, John T. Rogers, Edmund Ruffin, Robert Taylor, J.R. Underwood, William F. Watson, Joseph Wingfield, and Philip B. Winston. Topics include a description of damage to the property of Joseph Wingfield by the breakage of the mill dam of Wickham (March 12, 1848).

  • Business Correspondence, 1849-1850. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: John Gibson, G.W. Goode, Richard Gwathmey, Benjamin F. Larned (1794-1862), William Leigh, Thomas Nelson, John E. Page, James A. Seddon, Alexander H.H. Stuart, William F. Watson, Hugh A. Watt, W.C. Wickham (to James M. Ford), Edmund Winston, and William Overton Winston. Topics include the shipment of some prairie birds and directions for their care (December 23, 1849); lists of slaves for hire, including "old Fanny," Nancy and her three children, and Betsy (January 1, 1850); request for information about the amount due on account of the division of the Negroes (slaves) (March 5, 1850); William F. Wickham as the guardian of the minor heirs of Robert C. Wickham (April 20, 1850); the offer of the use of a Southdown buck for sheep breeding (July 12, 1850); the increase of visitors to the mountains of Virginia, especially at White Sulphur Springs, the Warm Springs, and the Hot Springs (August 5, 1850); the purchase of stained glass (November 19 and 23, 1850); the return of a wet nurse, "Mamma Betsy" hired the year before for his little boy (July 28, 1849; November 5, 1850); and an opinion about Jenny Lind (December 20, 1850).

  • Business Correspondence, 1853-1861. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Alexander Hew, John F. Lay, [Laudonier] J. Randolph; Robert L. Randolph, Allen P. Richardson, William Sayre, William F. Wickham, and Thomas Wight. Topics include the redemption of land in Saline County, Missouri (September 13, 1853) and the settlement with McClurg Wickham, Littleton Waller Tazewell Wickham, and John Wickham concerning a loan from John Henry Wickham to them on August 11, 1851 (May 28, 1858).

  • Business Correspondence, 1863-1873. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: J.A. Allen, David Anderson, Jr., A.W. Ball, Ann B. Berkeley, the Reverend P.F. Berkeley, George H. Byrd (Wyman, Byrd and Co. Commission Merchants), [Magrat] Davis, R.B. Davis, Robert Johnston, J.H. Montague, H.C. Parsons, James H. Storrs, John R. Taylor, James Usher, and William F. Wickham (drafts to Ann B. Berkeley, the Reverend P.F. Berkeley, and B.W. Green). Topics include: the question in the legislature concerning the payment of legacies given in Confederate money between 1862-1865 (March 10, 1866); difficulties in settling court cases in West Virginia following the Civil War (November 16, 1866); a request from a woman for legal help in keeping her inheritance in her name and under her control rather than her husband's as her current lawyer advised (April 25, 1867); and reports on the "North Wales" farm (May 20, 27, and 31, 1870).

  • Business Correspondence, 1875-1884. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: James L. Apperson, W.W. Baldwin, Lewis D. Crenshaw, Jr., Isaac Davis, L.R. Dickinson, Maynard Dyson, James S. Earle and Sons, George William Gibson, Charles Herndon, J.M. Hill, I.M. Parr and Son (Commission Merchants), J. Sabin and Sons (Booksellers, Printsellers and Importers), Walter C. Jones, A.C. Loomis, J.H. Montague, Henry Parry, G. Peyton, Joseph T. Priddy, R.H. Maury and Co. (Stock and Exchange Brokers), J.W. Ratcliffe, C.T. Smith, E.D. Starke, A.T. Stewart, W.T. Tinsley, H. Wernich, William F. Wickham (draft to L. Upshur Evans), and Wright and Co., Rio de Janeiro. Topics include: the sale of property in Richmond, Virginia, of a former brewery belonging to the estate of David G. Yuengling, Jr. along the James River called the "James River Steam Brewery" (August 16, 1879).

  • Business Correspondence, undated. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X030867362] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: George B. Butler, Alexander Kaslovistsh, and John Watkins.

  • Business Correspondence – John Allison, Petersburg, Virginia, 1824. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 1,
  • Business Correspondence – S. Alvis , 1839-1850. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Alvis discusses the farm operations of the East Tuckahoe Plantation.

  • Business Correspondence – Bevan and Sons, Steam Marble Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1875. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    The company sends sketches and discusses the replacement of the mantle damaged in the house fire at Hickory Hill.

  • Business Correspondence – Bridges and Snead, Richmond, Virginia, 1833. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the oak tobacco boxes supplied by Edmund F. Wickham from "Rocky Mills" plantation.

  • Business Correspondence – Dr. Charles Carter (1818-1880), 1867-1873. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence is chiefly with William F. Wickham and Williams Carter Wickham. Topics include concern about the "military bill" in the South as a way for Congress to get at the landed property there (March 4, 1867); Wickham's fondness for memoirs and other mentions of reading (December 17, 1868; May 30, 1873; June 15 and 20, 1875; February 11, 1876; May 4, 1877; July 2, 1880); and the offer of building supplies currently at "Broad Neck" in order to rebuild the house at "Hickory Hill" after a fire (February 16, 1875).

  • Business Correspondence – Dr. Charles Carter (1818-1888), 1875-1880. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 5a,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence is chiefly with William F. Wickham and Williams Carter Wickham. Topics include the financial affairs of their cousin Georgina L. Featherstonhaugh (September 24 and October 28, 1879).

  • Business Correspondence – Hill Carter, 1824-1873. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include Carter's impressions of Bristol College, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (October 18, 1834); complaints about the western states and their impact upon agricultural prices and politics, mentioning James Buchanan by name (July 17, 1846); suggestion that the slaves belonging to their nephews, Robert and John Wickham, be sold to pay the debt of their education (June 18, 1847); mention of a violent snowstorm that occurred just after he had returned home on a gunboat following a period of being nursed by his sister at "Hickory Hill" (November 8, 1862); and the death of Julia Wickham (July 16, 1873).

  • Business Correspondence – Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company , 1871-1873. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include C.P. Huntington (President), Henry Taylor Wickham, and Williams C. Wickham and J.S.F. Smith (Paint Creek Depot) concerning the opening of the coal mines on the land purchased from the Hansford heirs and the employment of miners in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  • Business Correspondence – Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company , 1874-1883, 1923-1929. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include C.P. Huntington (President), Henry Taylor Wickham, and Williams C. Wickham and J.S.F. Smith (Paint Creek Depot) concerning the opening of the coal mines on the land purchased from the Hansford heirs and the employment of miners in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  • Business Correspondence - Gater Clarke, 1824. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 9,
  • Business Correspondence - John F. Darby, 1846. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Letters concern lands held by Reuben Jenkins and John Henry Wickham in Saline County, Missouri.

  • Business Correspondence – William Logan Fisher, 1823-1824. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 11,
  • Business Correspondence – Edmund Fontaine, 1849-1850, 1856. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Letters discuss matters concerning the Louisa Railroad, which was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1836, and renamed the Virginia Central Railroad in 1850, with Fontaine as its longtime president.

  • Business Correspondence – H.B. Taliaferro and Co., Tobacco, Grain, Flour, and General Commission Merchants, 1877. box: 3, Mixed Materials [X030867363] folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence is concerned with securing payment on the accounts of John Wickham and Littleton W. T. Wickham, brothers of William F. Wickham by an immediate sale of livestock and agricultural goods.

  • Business Correspondence – Philip Haxall (1780-1831), 1830. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 1,
  • Business Correspondence – George Hay (1765-1830), 1823-1824. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Mentions the illness of President Monroe and his own wife, Eliza Kortright Monroe Hay, the daughter of Monroe (August 4, 1823) and expresses disparaging remarks concerning a Yankee business associate (October 19, 1823).

  • Business Correspondence – Reuben Jenkins, 1845-1847. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 3,
  • Business Correspondence – Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849), 1830, 1839-1848. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include a request to help in the administration of the estate of Dr. McClurg (March 2, 1839); fears about the possible death of his son, Thomas, in [Mississippi?] (June 22, 1839); instructions about the purchase of summer clothing for the slaves by Alvis (April 21, 1840); mention that there are 70 slaves associated with the "Rocky Mills" plantation of Edmund Wickham and 40 additional slaves associated with his father's [John Wickham] estate (July 28, 1842). Much of the correspondence in general deals with the settling of the estate of John Wickham (1763-1839).

  • Business Correspondence – James Lyons (1801-1882), 1830-1848. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 5,
  • Business Correspondence – Charles Morris, 1830. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 6,
  • Business Correspondence – Wortham and Magruder, later known as E. and S. Wortham and Co., 4 folders, 1830, 1839-1868. box: 4, Mixed Materials [X030867364] folder: 7-10,
  • Business Correspondence – Wortham and Magruder, later known as E. & S. Wortham & Co., 1871-1879. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 1,
Correspondence of John Wickham (1763-1839).
  • James Breckinridge (1763-1833) to John Wickham, 1824 August 1. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses arrangements for the support of Mr. Harrison's children and his disappointment with Dr. Selden.

  • [Henry Clay?] (1777-1852) to John Wickham, copy, 1836 January 23. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 3,
    Existence and Location of Originals

    The original letter has been transferred to the Henry Clay Papers.

    Scope and Contents

    Letter of introduction from Henry Clay for Mr. Bainbridge of Kentucky to John Wickham.

  • Joseph Kerr (1765-1837) to John Wickham , 1817 September 29. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Kerr requests copies of any ordinances or laws concerning lands either given or planned to be given by the state of Virginia to the officers and soldiers who served in either the Continental Army or the Virginia state militia for use in the United States Court in Ohio.

  • Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849) to John Wickham , 1833 February 22. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Discusses the best way to secure the claim of Dr. McClurg for surgeon pay during his service in the Continental Army, keeping in mind that the United States will soon find a use for surplus money and mentions Henry Clay as doing a great deal of good [in Congress?].

  • Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849) to John Wickham , 1836 June 21. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Recommends that they make sure that Dr. [James] McClurg's will is recorded in Kentucky.

  • Judge Peter Lyons (1734-1809) to John Wickham, 1801 March 28. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Notifies Wickham that he has located among his scorched papers enough information to send him a transcript of all he knows or remembers about the bonds of Mr. Balfour and invites him to visit Studley, Virginia.

  • Robert Purviance, Jr. (1779-1858) to John Wickham, 1838 July 12. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Mentions the health concerns of family members and friends in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Robert Purviance, Jr. (1779-1858) to John Wickham, 1838 August 10. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Describes the worsening physical condition of Walter [Maclurg Wickham?] in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Robert Purviance, Jr. (1779-1858) to John Wickham, 1838 August 13. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Notifies Wickham about the death of Walter [Maclurg Wickham?] in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Edmund Randolph to John Wickham , 1812 January 14. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Requests Wickham provide the wording to a decree that would enable a sale of his property in Richmond, Virginia, to proceed since his power of attorney, Mr. Botts, was unable to perform his duties.

  • John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) to John Wickham, copies of 2 letters , 1820. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 12,
    Existence and Location of Originals

    Originals of these letters transferred to the John Randolph of Roanoke papers.

    Scope and Contents

    One letter, March 24, 1820, incomplete, last page only, John Randolph of Roanoke writes concerning Stephen Decatur's death. In a second letter, April 1, 1820, part of the letter and autograph signature excised, John Randolph of Roanoke thanks Wickham for his indulgence and civility in the matter of his father's estate and mentions [Littleton Waller] Tazewell's move to Norfolk.,

  • Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860) to John Wickham, 1819-1838. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include: request for advice on a business proposition concerning property offered by Mr. Page as security for the payment of Tazewell's stock (July 4 and 9, 1819); Tazewell's current ill health (November 26, 1819); criticism of President John Quincy Adams and a description of a duel between Henry Clay and John Randolph of Roanoke (April 8, 1826); and damages suffered during a hurricane (October 14, 1838).

  • John Wickham (1763-1839) to William Richardson, 4 folders, 1798-1810. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 14-17,
    Scope and Contents

    Letters concerns legal work performed by Wickham for Richardson.

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham to his wife, Elizabeth Selden McClurg Wickham (1781-1810), October 23. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 18,
    Scope and Contents

    Expresses concern over several outbreaks of cholera among citizens and slaves on the plantation.

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham to his son, James McClurg Wickham (1802-1850), September 10. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 19,
    Scope and Contents

    Writes from White Sulphur Springs about the convalescence of Susan [Decatur Wickham (1819 -1831)].

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1817. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 20,
    Scope and Contents

    John Wickham addresses business matters in his absence on a trip to Philadelphia, sending four letters from stops in Washington, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia.

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1830. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 21,
    Scope and Contents

    He discusses the prospects for the wheat crop, the demand for flour in [American] towns and South America, and reports on his conversations with Mr. Haxall about pricing if the crop is delivered early (May through August 1830) and the last letter mentions their pleasant stay at the Sulphur Springs and Sweet Springs and the journey home, the drought in Kentucky and Ohio, and "this new explosion in France" (September 24, 1830).

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1832-1834. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 22,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham writes to his son William F. Wickham with concerns about his wheat crop, a notification of an outbreak of disease at Howard School for boys from Jonathan Loring Woart, and the preoccupation of the Virginia General Assembly over internal improvements (January 29 and May 30, 1834); the design of a mill powered by water (February 21, 1834); discussions about the Bank of Virginia and the elections (April 17 and 21, 1834); discussions about possible schools for their boys and rumors of a duel in Washington (September 28, 1834); discusses the President's message (December 7, 1834); a slave sick with cholera who was believed to be dead several times, appears to be recovering partly due to work of Dr. McCaw (December 18, 1834); and politics in Washington (December 24, 1834).

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his sons, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), George Wickham (1816?-1841), and Littleton W.T. Wickham (1821-1909), 1837. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 23,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham writes to his son William F. Wickham with concerns about his wheat crop (July 6, 1837) and to his sons at the University of Virginia, George and Littleton W.T. Wickham with advice about their studies, especially geology and the study of soils, and their visit to the Natural Bridge (May 15, 1837).

  • Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1838. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 24,
    Scope and Contents

    The letters written during a trip to New England by William F. Wickham and Anne Wickham mention seeing the effects of a great drought all over the northeast, speculations about the wheat crop, poor corn crop of the current year, Littleton at the University of Virginia and George reporting for duty in Washington in the U.S. Navy (September 13, 17, and 25, 1838); news about the wheat market and John Wickham's health (November 20 and December 12, 1838); and news about the opening of the [James River and Kanawha Canal] and its advantages for Richmond, Virginia (December 20, 1838).

  • William Wirt (1772-1834) to John Wickham, 1815, 1830, undated. box: 5, Mixed Materials [X030867365] folder: 25,
    Existence and Location of Originals

    The originals of all three Wirt letters have been transferred to the Autographs collection.

    Scope and Contents

    Wirt asks for Wickham's advice concerning the rights of the widow in the estate of John Ellis (December 21, 1815); in another letter, October 10, 1830, autograph signature excised, Wirt asks for his advice and support in the case of the Cherokee Nation versus the state of Georgia, argued by Wirt before the Supreme Court; and in a third undated letter, Wirt discusses a property case involving Colonel Byrd and Mr. Harrison of Berkeley and lots in Manchester and Richmond, Virginia.

Correspondence of the Wickham and related families.
  • Family Correspondence of Anne Carter Wickham Renshaw Byerly (1851-1939) , 1866-1881. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Includes a letter from Robert E. Lee to his cousin, Miss Annie Wickham [later Anne Carter Wickham Renshaw Byerly], Lee promises to stop by "Hickory Hill" to visit if at all possible on his way back to Lexington, autograph signature excised from the letter (May 23, 1870).

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The original of the Robert E. Lee letter has been transferred to the Robert E. Lee papers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Anne Carter Wickham (1851-1939), the daughter of Williams Carter Wickham and Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham, married Robert H. Renshaw (1833-1910) in 1881 and they had four children. In 1920, Anne Renshaw married Dr. W.E. Byerly and lived in Massachusetts.

  • Family Correspondence of Anne Carter Wickham Renshaw Byerly (1851-1939) written from Port Oratava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, to her brother Henry T. Wickham, 1882. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 2,
  • Family Correspondence of Anne Carter Wickham Renshaw Byerly (1851-1939), with three letters from Robert H. Renshaw (1833-1910), 1883-1925. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Letters through March 1883 are written from Port Oratava to Henry T. Wickham but in April 1883 the Renshaw's began their journey home, settling in New Market and then Boyce, Virginia, by the turn of the century; In 1906, Annie writes from the University of Virginia about Robert H. Renshaw's poor health which continues until his death in 1910.

  • Family Correspondence of Lucy Carter Wickham Byrd (1834-1923) with her Aunt Anne Butler Carter Wickham, 1855-1868. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 4,
    Biographical / Historical

    Lucy Carter Wickham Byrd was the daughter of Edmund Fanning Wickham (1796-1834) and Lucy Carter (1799-1835) and the wife of George Harrison Byrd (1827-1910).

  • Family Correspondence of Lucy Carter Wickham Byrd (1834-1923) with her Uncle [William Fanning Wickham], circa 1868-1880. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    These letters are chiefly undated, but she appears to continue her correspondence with her uncle after the death of her Aunt Anne in1868, chiefly written from New York.

  • Family Correspondence of Lucy Carter Wickham Byrd (1834-1923) with her cousin Lucy and others, circa 1859-1979. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 6,
  • Family letter of Robert Carter, consisting of a copy of a "letter of advice to my children," Will, Anne Lucy, and Thomas Carter, originally dated October 12-14, 1803 and copied into a notebook, undated. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 7,
  • Family Correspondence of Charles M. Fry (1822-1892) and Elizabeth Wickham Leigh Fry (1824-1895), chiefly written from New York, 1872-1877, 1888. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 8,
  • Family Correspondence of Charlotte Wickham Lee (1841-1863), 1858, 1862. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 9,
  • Family Correspondence of Chapman J. Leigh (1826-1911), 1850-1878, undated. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 10,
  • Family Correspondence of Julia Wickham Leigh (1801-1883), 1836-1865. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    One letter, September 16, 1836, described a duel between her brother James and John Chapman, which ended in reconciliation between the two men.

  • Family Correspondence of Julia Wickham Leigh (1801-1883), 1870-1878. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 12,
  • Family correspondence of Judith Nelson (1782-1869), 1852-1856. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 13,
  • Family correspondence of Lucy Nelson , 1857-1872. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 14,
  • Family correspondence of Lucy Nelson – one letter to Mrs. Anne B. Carter Wickham, concerning the death of Anne's sister, [Lucy] (oversize), 1835 January 19. oversize_box: S-69, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 5,
  • Family Correspondence of Julius Theodore Porcher (1829-1863), 1857-1863. box: 6, Mixed Materials [X030867366] folder: 15,
    Scope and Contents

    Contains one letter, August 17, 1863, concerning the Civil War, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, shortly before his death following his wounding and capture.

  • Family Correspondence of Mary Fanning Wickham Porcher (1831-1875), chiefly written from Eutawville, South Carolina, and Walworth Plantation during the Civil War, to her Aunt Anne Butler Carter Wickham, 1854-[1868?]. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 1,
  • Family Correspondence of Mary Fanning Wickham Porcher (1831-1875), chiefly written to her Uncle William F. Wickham, 1872-1874. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 2,
  • Family Correspondence of Mary Fanning Wickham Porcher (1831-1875), undated. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 3,
  • Family correspondence of Samuel Porcher (1857-1944), one letter as a student at the University of Virginia (October 28, 1877), 1873-1877. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 4,
  • Family correspondence of Judith Page Walker Rives (1802-1888), 1829-1862. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include the preparation to leave for France with her husband, William Cabell Rives, appointed minister to France (June 26, 1829); and their return to Paris, France (August 2, 1851).

  • Family correspondence of Henry Taylor (1827-1914), chiefly to his sister Lucy Taylor Wickham and General Williams Carter Wickham, 1861-1883. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 6,
  • Family correspondence of Julia L. Taylor, writing from "Belvidere," "Greenwood," and "West End" plantations , 1858-1879. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 7,
  • Family correspondence of Mary Watson Taylor (1832-1905), 1875-1895. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 8,
  • Family correspondence of Thomas L. Taylor (1836-1901) , 1853-1876. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    One letter, written from the Warm Springs Hospital, discusses Taylor's health problems and the recent Battle of Cheat Mountain (October 2, 1861).

  • Family Correspondence of Ann G. Thomas, 1861-1886. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 10,
  • Family correspondence of Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), chiefly letters to Anne, 1823-1862. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 11,
  • Family correspondence of Credilla Miller Wickham (1890-1965), circa 1913-1944. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Two letters are written from China, one from Chefoo [present day Yantai] and the second from Tsingtao, while her husband, Captain Williams C. Wickham (1887-1985) was serving in the U.S. Asiatic Fleet.

  • Family correspondence of Credilla Miller Wickham (1890-1965), wife of Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985) chiefly to her mother – numbered letters on board a ship traveling to Japan, China, and the Philippines with her family, [1924?]. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 13,
  • Family correspondence of Credilla Miller Wickham (1890-1965), wife of Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985), February through August, chiefly to her mother, while her husband was serving in the U.S. Asiatic Fleet aboard the U.S.S. Pillsbury at Chefoo, China [present day Yantai], [1924-1927?]. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 14,
  • Family correspondence of Credilla Miller Wickham (1890-1965), wife of Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985), September through October, chiefly to her mother, [1924-1927?]. box: 7, Mixed Materials [X030867367] folder: 15,
  • Family correspondence of Credilla Miller Wickham (1890-1965), wife of Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985), November through December, chiefly to her mother, [1924-1927?]. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 1,
  • Family correspondence of Elise Warwick Barksdale Wickham (1861-1952), wife of Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943), chiefly to her husband, Henry, 1883-1910. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    One letter from Williams Carter Wickham expresses his pleasure at her engagement to his son, Henry Taylor Wickham (August 26, 1885).

  • Family correspondence of Elise Warwick Barksdale Wickham (1861-1952), wife of Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943), 1911-1925. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    These letters are chiefly to her husband, Henry, while staying at the Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia, (1911) and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (1913) for her health but two letters are to her son, Captain Williams Carter Wickham during his journey to join the Asiastic fleet (1924).

  • Family correspondence of George Barksdale Wickham (1888-1928) and Virginia Wickham, circa 1896-1937. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 4,
  • Family Correspondence of Harriet M. Wickham, chiefly written from Mattituck, Long Island, to her cousin, William F. Wickham, 1870-1878. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 5,
  • Family Correspondence of Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943), as a young boy and while attending Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, beginning in 1864, and including some letters from his sister, Annie Wickham, 1853-1860, 1864. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Early letters are chiefly from his grandparents, William F. and Anne Wickham, and the letters in 1864 are between Henry and his parents, Williams C. and Lucy Wickham

  • Family Correspondence of Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943), while attending Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, chiefly with grandparents and parents; his grandmother's last letter to him, was dated December, 18, 1867, 3 folders, 1865-1867. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 7-9,
  • Family Correspondence of Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943), 1868-1915. box: 8, Mixed Materials [X030867368] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    One letter mentions the death of his grandmother, Anne B. Carter Wickham (February 26, 1868); four letters were written as a University of Virginia student (October 17, 24, and 31, 1869; and May 8, 1870); and one letter from Henry to his son, Captain Williams C. Wickham, congratulating him on his engagement to Credilla Miller (October 2, 1911).

  • Family correspondence of Brigadier J.C. Wickham, England, with Captain Williams C. Wickham, chiefly about genealogy, 1953-1957. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 1,
  • Family Correspondence of Janet Anna Jane Wickham, wife of Hill Dawe Wickham, with William F. Wickham , 1875. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 2,
  • Family Correspondence of Jerusha Wickham (1815-1901), Southold, Long Island, with her cousin, William F. Wickham, 1874-1878. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 3,
  • Family Correspondence of John Wickham (1825-1892), son of Edmund Wickham and Lucy Carter, who became a judge in St. Louis, Missouri, and writes as a student at the University of Virginia, 1846, 1840-1862. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    John Wickham writes concerning land in Franklin County, Missouri, belonging to the estate of John Wickham (July 11, 1850).

  • Family Correspondence of John Wickham (1825-1892), son of Edmund Wickham and Lucy Carter, who became a judge in St. Louis, Missouri, 1868-1877, 1888. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 5,
  • Family Correspondence of John Wickham (1822-1847), chiefly with his parents, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) and Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1840-1847. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 6,
  • Family correspondence of Littleton Waller Tazewell Wickham (1821-1909), 1834-1877. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 7,
  • Family Correspondence of Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913), 1854-1910. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 8,
  • Family Correspondence of Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) with her father-in-law, William F. Wickham, and her mother-in-law, Anne Butler Carter Wickham , 1848-1876. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 9,
  • Family correspondence of Maclurg Wickham (1814-1900), chiefly with his brother, William F. Wickham, 1871-1877. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 10,
    Biographical / Historical

    Apparently the spelling of his name varies slightly from his mother's family name, Maclurg versus McClurg, but the use here reflects the spelling on his grave stone.

  • Family Correspondence of Robert C. Wickham (1823-1847), nephew of William F. Wickham and surgeon in the U.S. Army, 1846. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 11,
  • Family Correspondence of W. Leigh Wickham (1828-1889), nephew of William F. Wickham, 1848-1863, 1888. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    During the Civil War, Leigh Wickham received an appointment in the Confederate Quartermaster department at Memphis, Tennessee (September 13 and 19, and December 8, 1861); reports that the people of Mississippi were frightened of General Grant's army (December 23, 1862); and mentions the hanging of Colonel Lawrence Orton Williams as a Confederate spy by the Federals (June 14, 1863).

  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) with his wife, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 2 folders, 1849-[1865], and undated. box: 9, Mixed Materials [X030867369] folder: 13-14,
  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) with his brother, Edmund F. Wickham (1796-1843), 1817-1842. box: 10, Mixed Materials [X030867370] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence includes one letter from Williams Carter Wickham while at the University of Virginia concerning the results of Professor Rogers' analysis of Edmund's specimens of marl (January 16, 1838).

  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) with his brother, James McClurg Wickham (1802-1850, 1830-1842. box: 10, Mixed Materials [X030867370] folder: 2,
  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) with his brother, John Wickham (1825-1902), 2 folders, 1848-1877. box: 10, Mixed Materials [X030867370] folder: 3-4,
  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) and his wife, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), with their two sons, Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) and John Wickham (1822-1847) while they were attending the Howard School for boys, near Alexandria, Virginia, 4 folders, 1832-1834. box: 10, Mixed Materials [X030867370] folder: 5-8,
    Biographical / Historical

    The Howard School opened in 1831 and continued until 1834 with two teachers, the Reverend Jonathan Loring Woart (1807-1838) and his brother, the Reverend John Woart. The Episcopal High School opened in 1839 on the former Howard School location. There are also letters from the Reverend Jonathan Loring Woart (1807-1838) to William F. Wickham, including progress reports on the two boys, among this correspondence.

  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1858-1879. box: 10, Mixed Materials [X030867370] folder: 9,
  • Family Correspondence of W.F. Wickham, Jr. (1830-185[0?]), nephew of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1848-1850. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Contains two letters from W.F. Wickham, Jr. as a student at the University of Virginia (December 19, 1848 and January 12, 1849).

  • Family correspondence of William Fanning Wickham, Jr., (1860-1900), son of Williams Carter Wickham and Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham, 2 folders, 1870-1883. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 2-3,
    Scope and Contents

    Includes letters written as a student at the Episcopal High School of Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia (1874-1878) and the University of Virginia (1878-1883).

  • Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his father, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), and his mother, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1845-1859. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    While his father is away in New York and Boston, Williams Carter Wickham sends reports on the activities and condition of the plantation, including illness and death among the slaves (September 7, 1845; September 15, 1848). Williams Carter Wickham writes with further reports to his father hoping to catch him still at Bowling Green (August 30, 1849); and Williams describes a trip with his wife Lucy to New York and on to Quebec (August 27, 1855).

  • Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham with his father, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), and his mother, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1861. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    This folder contains references to the participation of Williams Carter Wickham in the First Battle of Bull Run (July 24, 1861, and August 1861); rumors of possible attacks on Arlington and Alexandria and Norfolk (September 2, 1861); discussion about the ramifications of the seizure of James Murray Mason and John Slidell on board the RMS Trent by Union Captain Charles Wilkes (December 8, 1861); and W. Leigh Wickham's commission as assistant quartermaster with rank of captain (December 20, 1861). During the recent visit of William F. Wickham with General Robert E. Lee, Lee reported on the sufferings of the army in the west [1861].

  • Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham with his father, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), and his mother, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1862-1865. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Williams Carter Wickham shares his weariness of the war and announces himself as a candidate for Congress (May 15, 1863); William F. Wickham voices his concern over scarcity of food in Richmond and near Charlottesville to Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (January 19, 1864); and William F. Wickham fears that Lee cannot maintain communications to the south and wishes he had nothing more to do with land or slaves if only his son were home in peace (June 28, [1864]).

  • Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham with his father, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1870-1875. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 7,
  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1858-1860. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 8,
  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, chiefly concerning home and extended family matters during the early part of the Civil War , 1861 January-July. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    This folder contains references to the participation of Williams Carter Wickham in the First Battle of Bull Run (July 22-23, 27, and 31, 1861).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1861 August-October. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham is in Cavalry Camp, 5th Brigade and attached to Colonel Cocke's Brigade and has a complete blacksmith shop and blacksmith fixed up with his company but requires clothes for his [slave?] Robin (September 1, 1861); Many letters discuss conditions of camp life for an officer in the Confederate forces and the efforts of family at home to supply the needs and wants of their own family members in the forces but also those of other soldiers, such as clothing. The letters also show a desire to establish a local hospital for the troops like the ones run by the ladies in Fredericksburg, Virginia (September 4, 1861); Wickham writes from his camp at Fairfax Courthouse about opportunities for drilling the troops, his resignation of his seat in the Convention and in the Virginia Senate, his increasing concerns over the conduct of the war in the last two months, and the injurious effect of the capture of Fort Hatteras in North Carolina to the South (September 6, 1861); news that his son, Henry T. Taylor, is intensely reading the novels of Sir Walter Scott to the detriment of his studies (September 26, 1861); clothing made by the ladies of the community shipped off to the troops (October 12, 1861); Wickham currently at Union Mills (October 22, 1861); the difficulties of Lizzie Fry in getting a permit to leave to go home (October 24, 1861); and Wickham's meeting with General [Jeb] Stuart with whom he is very pleased (October 27, 1861).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1861 November-December. box: 11, Mixed Materials [X030867371] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham writes a very detailed letter about the detrimental effects of fighting the Civil War on their own home soil, his dinner with General Cocke, whose ardor for the war has cooled considerably, the wasting of their best resources in an unnatural strife, and the devastation wrought by both occupying armies (November 3, 1861); and mention of Colonel Robertson and General Stuart (November 7, 13, and 29, 1861). Writing from Camp Frontier after an absence of three days, he describes a plan for a force of nine companies of cavalry and three regiments of infantry, all under General Stuart, to cut off an enemy encampment near Alexandria, but this was prevented by the arrival of more Federal forces in the area near Pohick Church and describes his activities as a member of the scouting party (November 13, 1861); furnishes a description of his strategy when in new territory (November 21, 1861); shares his belief that the Yankees will advance along the Evansport line, chiefly by water, but with a land force on the telegraph road, otherwise believes that they will go into winter quarters (November 24, 1861); and repeats a report from Mr. Porcher [of South Carolina?] that some of the coloured people had been shot by the Confederates and that some of the people offered to work on the entrenchments for the Yankees for pay (November 28, 1861). Wickham is still waiting for word on any advancement against the enemy and a describes the Federal forces arrayed against Virginia (December 4, 1861); Wickham shares his wish to command a full regiment of cavalry if he cannot have his first preference to be at home with Lucy, his shock at hearing about the death of Mr. [Cooke?] and his efforts to secure a furlough for Church to go home for the funeral (December 14, 1861).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1862 January-February. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham writes about the following topics, a story about Lt. Colonel Thomas L. Kane, commander of the Bucktail Rifles of Northern Pennsylvania and a relative (January 2, 1862); General Johnston likes Wickham's bill for the better organization of the army (January 8, 1862); Wickham's [slave?], Robin, has built a wonderful shelter for the horses in their winter camp (January 8, 1862); Wickham returns to Camp Ewell after his furlough (January 29, 1862); his disapproval of the bill in the Senate concerning the Virginia forces (February 4, 1862); and he expresses concerns over the reorganization of his regiment (February 15, 1862).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1862 March-April. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include the alarm of the people in the area north of the Rappahannock where people are abandoning their homes and Negroes are going northward by the hundreds (March 14, 1862); bivouacking comfortably near Brandy Station (April 4, 1862); and reports that their new location is twelve miles below Williamsburg and five miles from Yorktown at "Blows Mill" and that they are short on provisions (April 18, 22 and 24, 1862).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1862 August-December. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include writing from Sudley Mills describes recent events that have greatly reduced his regiment and prevented his communicating with his family, noting that with 200 men Wickham charged the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry 800 strong, routing them and capturing a large number, mentioning that General Ewell has lost a leg [during the battle of Groveton] (August 30, 1862); currently near Frederick, Maryland (September 7, 1862); yesterday at Sharpsburg, Maryland, "fought probably the most desperate battle of the war" [Battle of Antietam], Wickham lost twenty men killed, wounded or missing, W.H.F. Lee's horse fell with him, Lt. Colonel Thornton of the 3rd had his arm torn by a shell and died of shock, Hill Carter received two severe wounds at Boonsborough and was left in the hands of the enemy, very difficult to find anything to eat, as local people will not sell them anything, and Thomas L. Kane was just made a Brigadier General in the Union army (September 18 and 21, 1862). Reports on his safe return from an expedition to Pennsylvania with 1800 men (October 14 and 19, 1862); details of the cavalry raid to collect horses from Mercersburg, Chambersburg, and Emmitsburg (October 19, 1862); troops destroying the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (October 21, 1862); his participation recently in a serious battle with losses of 1500 killed or wounded [Battle of Fredericksburg], with the town of Fredericksburg totally devastated and mentions activities of Major General Ambrose Burnside (December 15 and 18, 1862).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1863 January-May. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include the rejection of his resignation by the Secretary of War (January 15, 1863); staying with General Robert E. Lee at Culpeper Courthouse (March 1, 1863); discussion of the [Battle of Chancellorsville] (May 8, 1863 copy); spent the day with Lee who was in good spirits but without any hope of quick termination of the war and who would not allow his resignation, and General Jackson said to be dangerously ill with pleurisy (May 10, 1863); mentions the death of General Jackson and his fears for the safety of General Lee who he describes in appreciative terms (May 11, 1863); and describes his visit to General Lee's headquarters and assesses the results of recent battles (May 31, 1863).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1863 June-1864 February. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include Wickham's approval of the generals James Longstreet, A.P. Hill, and Richard S. Ewell (June 3, 1863); Lucy relates their losses during visits of the Yankees to "Hickory Hill" and "North Wales" plantations and the capture of Fitzhugh Lee out of his sick bed (July 25, 1863); Wickham writes from the headquarters of Wickham's Brigade, following his commission as Brigadier General (September 12, 1863); news of Julius Theodore Porcher being mortally wounded from members of the 10th South Carolina Regiment (December 1863); Lucy Wickham's visit with General Wickham near Charlottesville, Virginia (January 17, 21, 31, 1864); General Lee has issued the first order that has not received Wickham's admiration (February 8, 1864); and draft of a letter from Wickham to Captain J.E. Cook, describing his actions beginning on October 28, 1862 until November 3, 1862 (February 26, 1864).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1864 March-September. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include accompanying General Robert E. Lee to the anniversary of the Young Men's Christian Association of Poney's Brigade to hear a talk on the character of General [Stonewall?] Jackson (March 29, 1864); description of the pillaging of "Hickory Hill" by the Yankees and their threatening Uncle Hill Carter (June 5, 1864, June 1864, August 1, 1864); mention of General Sheridan (July 25, 1864); description of the devastation in the area around Culpeper and mention of [Jubal] Early (August 12, 1864); and Wickham, while stationed in Winchester, Virginia, describing the broad valley just prior to the Battle of Winchester (September 5, 8, and 10, 1864).

  • Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) chiefly with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) , 1867-1888. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 7,
  • Family correspondence of Captain Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985), son of Henry Taylor Wickham and Elise W. Barksdale Wickham, 1905-1924. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Wickham attended the U.S. Naval Academy from 1904 until 1909 and most of the letters from this period were to his parents. There are also a few dating from his service aboard the U.S.S. Minnesota (1911) and the U.S.S. Smith (1913) addressed to them. Letters dated 1924 from Captain Wickham to his wife, Credilla Miller Wickham, were written while serving in the U.S. Asiastic Fleet aboard the U.S.S. Pillsbury when the navy summered at Chefoo [present day Yantai], China.

  • Family correspondence of Captain Williams Carter Wickham (1887-1985), son of Henry Taylor Wickham and Elise W. Barksdale Wickham, 1941, 1944. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 9,
  • Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham (1917-1982), chiefly as a child, 1925-1944. box: 12, Mixed Materials [X030867372] folder: 10,
  • Miscellaneous Correspondents: A-B, 1851-1919. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: J.S.B. Alleyne (resolutions concerning the death of Dr. William F. Wickham in 1851); John B. Baldwin; L.M. Baldwin; Nannie P. Ballard; A.P. Bankhead; B. Johnson Barbour, John L. Barbour; Greta du Pont Barksdale (1891-1965); Phoebe [Barksdale?]; Marianna Elizabeth Barksdale (1796-1856) and her husband, William Jones Barksdale (1794-1859); Ann B. Berkeley; Letitia Glenn Biddle (1864-1950); John Minor Botts (1802-1869); Mary G. Braxton; Mary Carter Brickner; G. Thompson Brown; Alfred H. Byrd; E.H. Byrd and L.C. Byrd. Topics include a very detailed letter from John Minor Botts to General Williams Carter Wickham about the Civil War, particularly the requested transfer of Colonel Charles H. Wager from the infantry service to the cavalry, rumors about General Lee evacuating Virginia, complaints about the press stimulating the prejudices of the people, and rumors of a proposal to arm the slaves to help fight against the Northern forces (January 8, 1865).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: C-F, 1840-[post 1941]. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Ellen J. Cackie; J.R. Campbell (damaged postal card only); B.B. Claike; George Colton; A. Coolidge; O.A. Crenshaw; M.W.T. Cumberland; John B. Custis; Laura G. Custis; J.S. Davis; Enid Deem; Martha Lee Doughty "To the Women of the Confederacy" (undated); Fanny Duncan; Georgina L. Featherstonhaugh; and Mary J. Foster. Topics include: a discussion of several books read by Laura G. Custis of Boston (May 25, no year) and a description of the past few months the Custis family were forced to stay in Versailles, France, due to illness and the onset of the Franco-Prussian War (March 30, [1871]).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Carter family, 1857-1878. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Ellen Carter, Lizzie Carter, L.W. Carter, Mary Carter, and W[illiams?] Carter, Jr. Topics include: the concern of W[illiams] Carter, Jr. that his father make a will immediately so that the Confederacy will not get any of [his brother?] Charles' portion of the estate. He writes emphatically "I don't wish the South to get a cent – no country in the history of the world has so worked out its own destruction as the Southern portion of the U.S. America, and all Christendom will in history say, Amen – next to Sodom and Gomorrah" (February 3, 1862); W[illiams?] Carter, Jr. also asks that the slaves on both the North Wales and South Wales plantations be sent to Charlotte or some safe place so they will not be sold like cattle, mentioning all of the Tom and Sarah Fox family, Ben Napper and family, the Tom Brown and Harry Brown families, and other slaves by first name only (March 1, 1862).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Carter family, 1840-1875. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: A.W. Carter; Agnes M. Carter; Annie Carter; Betty Carter; E.H. Carter; Emily Carter; Fanny N. Carter; L.H. Carter, Louise Carter, Pauline Carter, Susan Roy Carter, Thomas B. Carter, Thomas H. Carter (1831-1908), and Williams Carter. Topics include: the death of Julia Wickham (Thomas H. Carter, July 19, 1873); an expression of hope that the nation will mend following the Civil War, saying "my hatred for Davis is only equaled by that for Charles Sumner," and mention of balloon flights and France's position of strength in Europe (Thomas B. Carter, Paris, May 22, 1866).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: Mary Braxton [Randolph] Carter (1800-1864), chiefly to Anne Butler Carter Wickham and other family members, 1839-1862. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics of note include two references to the Civil War, including the "suffering northern soldiers" and the sentiment "the same God made us all" (August 10, 1861); and a second letter about the Civil War concerning shelling of the area near Shirley along the river by northern gunboats and comments about [General John] Pope (August 28, 1862).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: R[obert] R[andolph] Carter (1825-1888), [1862], 1872-1879. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include a condolence letter (July 12, 1873) concerning the death of Julia Leiper Wickham (1859-1873).

  • Miscellaneous Correspondents: of the Chevallie family and Warwick family, 1802, 1815-1860. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Peter J. Chevallie to his wife, Elizabeth Gilliam Chevallie; Sarah Magee "Sally" Chevallie Warwick (1816-1846) to her mother, Elizabeth Green Gilliam Chevallie (1796-1865); Joseph Gallego to his nephew, Peter J. Chevallie; Henry Chevallie to his sister, Mary G. Chevallie; and Abraham Warwick (1794-1874) to his daughter-in-law, Elise F. Warwick.

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: M.M. Fanning, 1875-1876. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 8,
  • Miscellaneous correspondents: G-K, 1851-1943. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Robert Gamble; S.P. Gregory; Gene and [George?] Griffin; A.G. Grinnan; Evelyn Hale; Hetty Cary Harrison; Ella Havisham; Jane R. Haxall; Rosalie Haxall; Eva Mary Anna Mason Heth (1836-1915); Mary Heywood (with a photograph of her on her 78th birthday); E.[L.] Holmes; R.R. Howison; J. Johns, Jr.; S. Harvey Johnson; William T. Joyner; W.M. Justis; Bessie D. Kane; J.D.L. Kane; Sallie G. Kean; and Ethel Kilburn. Topics include the Civil War (Robert Gamble, June 19, 1863); reminiscences about the Civil War and General Stuart, and a discussion about genealogy (A.G. Grinnan, 1892-1893); family reading (R.R. Howison, January 30, 1878); discussion of Reuben Lindsay Walker (1827-1890), commander of the Third Corps artillery, and his opposition to the peace commission, known as the [Hampton Roads Conference] during the Civil War and political issues that will arise at the conclusion of the war (William T. Joyner, February 3, 1865); and the poor state of the Confederate army, due in part to desertions (William T. Joyner, February 25, 1865).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Graham family, chiefly letters from various family members and James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), United States Engineer Corps, to his wife, Frances Wickham Graham (1808-1895), 1859-1871. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Frances Wickham Graham; [Hartley] Graham; James Duncan Graham; Salva Graham; and William F. Wickham. Topics include chiefly family news but also some references to the work of James Duncan Graham as a member of the United States Engineer Corps (April 13, 1862; April 9, 1865; May 9, 1865); the condition of the South at the conclusion of the Civil War (June 2, 1865); and papers concerning the pension of James Duncan Graham (1867-1871).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Hubard family, 1878-1883. box: 13, Mixed Materials [X030867373] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: E.W. Hubard and J.L. Hubard.

  • Miscellaneous Correspondents: L-M, 1854-1984. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Robert B. Lancaster; Elizabeth W. Lay; R. Bruce Lockhart; A.C. Leigh; William Leigh; Ellen McCaw; Rose M. MacDonald; F. Mark; Captain G. [Marvel]; Dido Mason; E.K.N. Massie; Alice W. Meade; Susan W. Miller; Edgar Miller; F.B. Minor; Mary W. Minor; and M.M. Morris. Topics include work on the book about old homes of Hanover (Robert B. Lancaster, January 8, 1984); the fire at Hickory Hill (Elizabeth W. Lay, February 17, 1875); and notification of an ankle injury of Captain W. Leigh Wickham in Chattanooga, Tennessee while serving as paymaster for the Confederate army (Edgar Miller, May 2, 1863).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Lee family, 1822-1876. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Agnes Lee, Annie C. Lee, Ann H. Lee, C.C. Lee; Mary Custis Lee; Richard Henry Lee (1794-1865) concerning the state literary fund and his proposed memoir of Richard A. Lee; Robert E. Lee, Jr. concerning the death of William F. Wickham (July 16, 1873); and William H.F. "Rooney" Lee (1837-1891).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: N-R, 1860-1868. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Elizabeth B. Nicholas, concerning the fall of New Orleans to Federal forces (April 30, 1862); Helen N. Patterson; Lt. Colonel William H. Payne; Virginia Porcher; Lucy Carter Renshaw (1838-1965) concerning damages suffered by the "Shirley" plantation during the Civil War battles (July 4, 1862); Amelie Louise Rives Troubetzkoy (1863-1945); and M.C. Rives.

  • Miscellaneous correspondents of the Nelson family, 1835-1875. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Carrie P. Nelson; F. Nelson; F.P. Nelson; Jane E. Nelson; Jenny Nelson concerning the capture of Confederate George Washington "Wash" Nelson near Smithfield (November 6, 1863) and the raids of the Yankee soldiers in the neighborhood against the local residents (undated Civil War letter); M.W. Nelson concerning the death of Lucy Carter Wickham (January 17, 1835); Mary C. Nelson; Robert Nelson on board the ship Oriental with his friend John Lewis [Points?] (August 29, 1851); Rose Nelson; Virginia L. Nelson; and W. Nelson.

  • Miscellaneous Correspondents of the Page family, 1859-1920. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Anne Rose Page; Elizabeth Burwell Page; John Page; Judith Nelson Page; Leila Page; and Thomas Nelson Page concerning his book about Italy and his visit to England (January 9, 1920).

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: S-V, 1840-1937. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: George William Shelton; Amelie Louise Sigourney; M.M. Smith; Walter N. Sprinkel; A.M. Stearns; Alexander H.H. Stuart writes of his fear of the future, suggests that Williams Carter Wickham and himself travel to Washington on business to meet with some of the Yankee magnates and discuss ways to end the Civil War and expresses his sorrow over the sundering of the Union (January 23, 1865); Alta E. Stumpf concerning the awakening of Russia and its development (June 29, 1931); J.V. Swearingen; Louisa Nivison Tazewell (1804-1873) describing the death of her father, former Virginia governor, Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860) in her letter (May 16, 1860); Fannie W. Toler; and C. Vanderbilt, Jr.

  • Miscellaneous Correspondents: of the Taylor family, 1826-1881. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Belle Taylor; Bertie Taylor; Edmund P. Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor; Henry Taylor; Henry Taylor, Jr., John Taylor; Julianna Dunlap Leiper Taylor (1801-1883); R.I. Taylor; and Susan W. Taylor. One letter from Henry Taylor, Jr., July 31, 1877, includes a very detailed discussion about Professor Colonel Peters at the University of Virginia.

  • Miscellaneous correspondents: Unidentified, with most letters undated, 1856-1980, undated. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 8,
  • Miscellaneous correspondents: W, 1848-1945. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: Davy Wallace; S. Gardner Waller; Louisa Webb; C.E. Wellford; Mary T. Williams; Captain W.L. Wingfield; Alice B. Winston; Philip B. Winston; and Beulah H.J. Woolston.

  • Miscellaneous Correspondents of the Wickham family and allied families, 1834-1866. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: A.C.L. Wickham; Elizabeth S. Wickham; Fanny Wickham concerning the death of Ella Wickham (March 27, 1851); George Wickham; Julia L. Wickham; J.L. Wickham; L.A.C. Wickham; [L.V.] Wickham; M.F. Wickham; and Sarah Wickham.

  • Personal correspondence of James Lyons (1801-1882) with William F. Wickham, 1873-1878. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include a description of the meeting of the trustees of the Peabody Fund for Education in the South, particularly Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple of Minnesota and his life among the Indians (August 12, 1876).

  • Personal correspondence of Jonathan Mason (1795-1884) with William F. Wickham, 1875-1878. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 12,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include climate change (January 31, 1872); details of the career of his friend Custis, who died in 1872 and was a water commissioner in Boston (February 8, 1872); the influence of John C. Calhoun in ruining the whole South and his own state by men following his "evil counsel" (January 1, 1875); discussions of reading and current politics (January 8, 1875); description of Wickham's losses during the fire in February (March 13, 1875); mentions of Lord Byron, Charles Lamb, William Cullen Bryant and other literary figures (March 22, 1875); description of the Bunker Hill centennial (June 7, 1875); detailed discussion of the career of Patrick Henry (January 1, 1878); religious reading (March 13, 1878); and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (December 11, 1878).

  • Personal correspondence of William Cabell Rives, 1854-1857, 1867. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 13,
    Scope and Contents

    The letters are chiefly social or agricultural but one, May 30, 1867, touches upon politics and international events and mentions Rives reading the biography of James Madison.

  • Personal Correspondence of Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860) with William F. Wickham, 1817-1849. box: 14, Mixed Materials [X030867374] folder: 14,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include the perils of travel by stage to Norfolk, Virginia, in winter (March 3, 1817); condolence letter upon the death of his friend, John Wickham, and reflections upon Wickham's importance in his own life as a mentor and friend and his singular character (January 26, 1839); the mention of Tazewell in the will of John Wickham (March 17 and April 1, 1839); ten inch snowfall in March and the economic difficulties of the country (March 21, 1843); discussion on the political issue on "our title to Oregon" (February 26, 1846); and Tazewell thanking William F. Wickham for his translations of Italian comedies, but does not think they merit the efforts of someone of Wickham's ability in the Italian language (July 15, 1849).

  • Personal Correspondence of Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1818, 1835-1862. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: William B. Bowers; E.E. Cooke; E.S. Holmes; E. Laurens; Robert E. Lee; L.M. Mason; N.W. Massie; Catharine H. Myers; [J.] R. Ritchie; E.R. Simons; Sue R. Simons; and Sallie P. Winston. The letter from Robert E. Lee to his cousin, Anne B. Carter Wickham, November 11, 1862, hand-written copy, expresses his regret that her son, Williams Carter Wickham, has again been wounded but explains that he cannot spare Wickham from returning to duty in the army.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The original of the Lee letter has been transferred to the Robert E. Lee papers.

  • Personal correspondence of Henry Taylor Wickham concerning the death of his father, Williams C. Wickham, arranged alphabetically by the name of correspondent, 1888. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Among the numerous correspondents are George Washington Custis Lee; Mildred Lee; W.H.F. Lee; General William Mahone; Francis H. Smith; and George D. Wise.

  • Personal Correspondence of Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913), 1865-1879. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 3,
  • Personal Correspondence of Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) to Bessie (Elizabeth) Kane Shields, 1844-1847. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 4,
  • Personal Correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1842-1863. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 5,
    Existence and Location of Originals

    The original of letters to Robert E. Lee have been transferred to the Robert E. Lee papers, the originals of the letters from Henry Clay transferred to the Henry Clay papers and those from John Singleton Mosby were transferred to the John Singleton Mosby papers.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondents include: John Minor discussing the two engravings, of General Marion and "the Artist's Dream," sent by the Apollo Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in the United States and the current relations of the United States and England, especially as affected by the affair of the Creole (March 18 and October 12, 1842); Henry Clay declines an invitation to visit (February 22, 1848); John S. Mosby, concerning the service of the late Dr. James McClurg as a surgeon in the Revolutionary War (July 16 and August 6, 1849); Francis Robert Rives (1822-1891); Andrew Stevenson (1784-1857) concerning politics and slavery (February 15, 1850) and a visit (July 20, 1854); John R. Thompson, editor of the Messenger, refusing an essay by Wickham defending the Mormons (December 4, 1850); Edward Vernon Childe (1804-1861) writes concerning the peace negotiations during the Crimean War (December 18, 1855); and two drafts of a letter from Wickham to Robert E. Lee concerning the arrival of the Yankee cavalry at "Hickory Hill," who carried off General W.H. F. Lee as a prisoner in Wickham's carriage as well as horses and slaves, and includes the report that Charlotte Lee's health is not good and that she is much distressed at her husband's capture (June 28, 1863).

  • Personal Correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1870-1880. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include financial inquiry about Virginia's non-payment of the interest on state stock (January 17, 1872); the fire at Hickory Hill, Hanover County, Virginia (February 15, 1875); the voyage of William D. Shipman to England and his assessment of Thomas Jefferson's life and career (July 4, 1876); Wickham's analysis of State Trials of the United States by Francis Wharton, including his own memories of the James T. Callendar trial (June 19, 1876); and William D. Shipman's mention of seeing the effigy of ancestor William of Wykeham in Winchester, England and information about him (November 6, 1876).

  • Personal Correspondence of William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880) with Conway Robinson (1805-1884), 1860-1875. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include advice for Henry T. Wickham on entering the legal profession and the study of law (July 24, 1868); Robinson's work with a case in the Supreme Court concerning Allen T. Caperton (1810-1876) and his acts in West Virginia as Provost Marshal (April 15, 1872).

  • Personal Correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham, 1836, 1861-1864. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Topics include the declaration of [William B.] Preston for the immediate secession of Virginia from the Union and Wickham's fear that "the dogs of war will be let loose" (April 16, 1861); two letters from Colonel [Beverly Holcombe] Robertson about missing and absent soldiers and his efforts to round them up (May 13 and 14, 1862); request for Wickham's support and vote for Robert H. Wynne as doorkeeper of the Confederate House of Representatives (December 24, 1863); John B. Baldwin informs Williams Carter Wickham that his nomination has not been acted upon (February 5, 1864) and two letters from John Taylor about family and home events during the Civil War (February 2 and 8, 1864).

  • Personal Correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham, 1865-1885. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 9,
    Existence and Location of Originals

    The originals of Lee letters were transferred to Robert E. Lee papers.

    Scope and Contents

    Topics include a letter from Robert E. Lee about Henry T. Wickham's attendance at Washington College in Lexington and Lee's plan to write a history about military campaigns in Virginia during the Civil War (October 3, 1865) and a draft of Wickham's reply to Lee in the hand of Lucy Wickham [October 13, 1865]; a draft of Wickham's letter to General W.H.F. Lee about contemporary politics (April 16, 1868); the formation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (September 17, 1868); Horace Greeley's comments on the progress of the railroads in Virginia (November 15, 1868); request and recommendation from Alexander H.H. Stuart on behalf of two job seekers in the railroad business (May 5, 1873); efforts of C.T. Smith to get Wickham elected (August 19, 1883); two congratulatory letters on the recent election of Wickham to the Virginia Senate from B. Johnson Barbour and John T. Harris (November 19, 1883); and a request for a donation towards a University of Virginia chapel from Schele de Vere (November 21, 1883).

  • Personal correspondence of Eunice Lynn Wingfield, consisting of condolence letters upon the death of her husband, Henry Brown Wingfield., 1938. box: 15, Mixed Materials [X030867375] folder: 10,
Financial Papers, Legal Papers, and Miscellany.
  • Commonplace book of Julia L. Wickham, after 1845. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 1,
  • Diary from Hickory Hill, kept presumably by Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943) , 1860-1861. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    The diary begins with an entry about the secession of South Carolina from the Union and continues with entries about the evacuation of Fort Moultrie and the removal of troops to Fort Sumter in South Carolina; each state that secedes from the Union is noted and mention made of the firing upon the steamer Star of the West at Charleston, South Carolina; Intermixed with news of the impending war are notes about building a henhouse, nests, the receipt of toys, and weather; his father [Williams Carter Wickham] as a candidate for the Virginia Secession Convention from Henrico (January 29, 1861); and ends with an entry for February 12, 1861.

  • Diary, incomplete with loose pages, probably kept by [Captain George Annesley Barksdale (1835-1910)] , 1861 May-October. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    The diary mentions the following topics: the loan of a sharps rifle from George W. Randolph, supposedly owned before by John Brown and presented to the 1st [Virginia?] Regiment at Harper's Ferry; a four mile drive on the Petersburg Road to "Strawberry Hill" owned by Robert Edmond; Judge and Mrs. Robertson leaving for "Mount Athos" their place in the country near Lynchburg, Virginia; double guard on "the mills" [Gallego Mills?]; the arrival of 1,000 men from Tennessee who went to the old fairgrounds; a drill by the "Richland Rifles" at the South Carolina camp; occupation of Alexandria by President Lincoln's troops; news of a battle at Bethel Church between Yorktown and Hampton; the departure of 2,000 troops for Manassas on June 13th; a visit to Camp Lee; examination of the fortifications below the city with locations noted; note that business is very slow since the commencement of the war; the meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Macfarland and General Lee at Mr. Lyon's [home?]; birth of a daughter [Elise Warwick Barksdale Wickham (1861-1952)] on August 28, 1861; note that he spent the last month with the 16th Virginia Regiment as Quartermaster at "Camp Withers" six miles from Norfolk; his orders to transfer to Colonel L. Smith's office as paymaster, September 13, 1861; and the death of cousin Fanny Townes, September 20, 1861.

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1704-1792. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 4,
  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1800-1817. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: lists of books purchased from Peter Cotton (October 20, 1816-January 27, 1817 and September 22, 1817); purchases of quills, paper, ink, chessmen, etc. (October 15, 1817); slave hires (January 25 and 27, 1817 and February 21, 1817); and a bill of sale for slaves (September 17, 1817).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1818-1820. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: medical care for slaves from Dr. W.P. Jones (January 12, February 24 and 26, March 24, and June 24, 1818); slave hire (April 2, 1819); and a bill of sale for two male slaves (January 19, 1820).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1821. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: the return of a little boy, Joe Lewis, and little girl, Lucy, the property of William F. Wickham (September 28, 1821); payment to overseer William Lizer on "South Wales" plantation (January 26, 1821); and purchase of paper, ink, and books (July 7, 1821).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1822-1829. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: hire of a slave girl, Jenny (January 11, 1823).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1830-1840. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 9,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: hiring of Nathaniel B. Priddy as overseer (1834-1835; 1837-1838, 1840); and a list of books and magazines, quills, pencils, and paper purchased (1836-1838).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1841-1844. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 10,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: hiring of Samuel Bumpass as overseer (1842); sale of slave boy, Washington (January 6, 1843); hiring of Nathaniel B. Priddy as overseer (1843); sale of Nancy Wylde and her two youngest children (May 23, 1843); and sale of Ned Davis (June 27, 1843).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1845-1847. box: 16, Mixed Materials [X030867376] folder: 11,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: lists of books and writing supplies purchased (July 20, 1846; March 22 and April 16, 1847).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1848-1849. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: lists of books and writing supplies purchased (February 1848; July 14, 1848; and October 4, 1849).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1850-1851. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: lists of books purchased (January and November 1850); memoranda book containing names of slaves (May 12, 1850); and slave hires of Giles, Frank, and John from J.H. Wickham (1851).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1852-1856. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: list of taxable property for William F. Wickham in 1853, includes 96 slaves over 16 years old, 116 slaves over twelve years old.

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1857-1860. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: partners listed for Warwick and Barksdale at the "Gallego Mills" following the death of William J. Barksdale (February 15 and July 2, 1860).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1861-1869. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: theft of stock certificates, bank book, and checks from Williams Carter at the "North Wales" plantation during a Yankee raid (May 31, 1864); copy of the last will and testament of Williams Carter with a codicil dated July 30, 1864, freeing his two slaves, Margaret and Sally with any offspring that they have as soon as peace shall be established in the country (July 17, 1864); mulatto girl named Sally lent to Anne Butler Berkeley by Williams Carter (August 10, 1864); indenture concerning the former plantations and property of Williams Carter, Sr. including "North Wales" and "Broad Neck" (May 16, 1867); and payroll lists (April 1, 1868).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1870-1874. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: receipts for work in the coal banks, Clifton, West Virginia (1873).

  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1875-1876. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 7,
  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1877-1879. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 8,
  • Financial and Legal Papers, 1880-1946. box: 17, Mixed Materials [X030867377] folder: 9,
  • Financial and Legal Papers, undated. box: 18, Mixed Materials [X030867378] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    Subjects include: a valuation of personal property at "North Wales" plantation; valuation of real estate of Mr. [Abraham] Warwick made by commissioners, including factories, blacksmith shop, houses, lots, and a Brookfield farm; and a list of slave names with values.

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Checks on the National Bank of Virginia, 3 folders, 1866-1878. box: 18, Mixed Materials [X030867378] folder: 2-4,
  • Financial and Legal Papers – Deeds and indentures , 1768, 1817, 1822. oversize_box: M-35, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 3,
    Scope and Contents

    These three oversize items include an indenture between Betty Littlepage and Charles Carter of Corotoman (May 5, 1768); a deed of trust from Carter B. Page and Rebecca Page to Thomas Taylor and Benjamin Harrison (June 17, 1817); and an indenture concerning Catherine Page, "Broad Neck" and Williams Carter (March 11, 1822).

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Deeds, indentures, and a bill of sale , 1735-1820. oversize_box: S-69, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    The oversize deeds and indentures include those signed by Carter B. and Rebecca Page and Thomas Taylor (June 7, 1817); an indenture between John Wickham, Edward Carrington, Daniel Call, and Littleton Waller Tazewell (March 17, 1800); an indenture between Harry and Anna Terrell and Charles Carter (October 7, 1769); an indenture between James Littlepage and Joel Terrell (April 23, 1751); an indenture between John Littlepage and John Carter (March 2, 1735); and a bill of sale for two male slaves, Billy and Cyrus (January 15, 1820).

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Dr. Charles Carter, 1867-1875. box: 18, Mixed Materials [X030867378] folder: 5,
  • Financial and Legal Papers – Lists of slaves, 1835-1865. box: 18, Mixed Materials [X030867378] folder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    These include a list with the heading "A List of My Slaves, such as I wish to keep, such as I may wish to sell and may wish to send to the West" with names, ages, special skills or jobs, and their values on the "Rocky Mills" and "South Wales" plantations belonging to Edmund Fanning Wickham in 1835; an account of sale of land and slaves at "Rocky Mills" in November 1842 with the name of the purchaser, name of the slave and the prices; list of slaves treated by Dr. J.P. Harrison (April 24, 1844; July 1845; July 1848); list of William F. Wickham's slaves by age category (1843); value of Tom Christian and his entire family (December 22, 1846); list of named slaves with their ages belonging to the estate of Dr. James McClurg, Hanover County, Virginia, valued by W. O. Winston (January 18, 1852); list of 209 named slaves belonging to [William F. Wickham?] (January 1854); list of 269 named slaves belonging to [William F. Wickham?] (January 1859); list of slaves belonging to [William F. Wickham?] who were either carried off the plantation by Yankee forces or left of their own accord during the Civil War (1862-1864); and one list of male slaves between the ages of 18 and 55 with the notation that two are in Confederate service, 14 remain on the plantation and 33 are gone to the enemy (January 31, 1865) and another list of slaves that went to the enemy by year, 120 in all [1865].

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Miscellany, 1784, 1835, 1840. oversize_box: S-69, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    These six oversize items include four land grant certificates to Edmund F. Wickham and Edwin P. Crenshaw; a London Medical Society membership certificate for Dr. James Maclurg (1784); a letter from Lucy Nelson (1835).

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Plats, 1779-1858, undated. oversize_box: M-35, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    The oversize plats include one for "North Wales" plantation belonging to Charles Carter, October 4, 1779; a plat of "South Wales" and Lane plantations, Hanover County, according to the division of January 1818, but updated on May 21, 1858; a plat showing the part of "South Wales" plantation allotted to Anne B. Carter, the purchase of land by W.F. Wickham from Thomas Carter, and "Hickory Hill" plantation purchased by W.F. Wickham from the estate of George W. Smith, November 27, 1825; plat of "Verdon" Hanover County, Virginia, belonging to the estate of John T. Anderson (December 1, 1865); and an undated plat showing parcels of land west of the Missouri River, apparently belonging to Thomas Gorham and a Wickham family member, 4 items.

  • Financial and Legal Papers – Plats and Surveys, 1818, 1837-1842. oversize_box: S-69, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 6,
    Scope and Contents

    These six oversize items include a survey of the Broad Neck or Big Neck tract for Thomas C. Nelson (September 8, 1818); survey of the Lane tract, part of the South Wales Estate (January 1818); plat of the Lane tract, South Wales and Hickory Hill (January 1818); fields laid off and numbered from a survey of W.F. Wickham's river fields (February 16, 1837); surveys no. 137 and no. 146 in Saline County, Missouri for Edmund F. Wickham (1841); diagram of land plots to the west of the Missouri River and the 5th principal meridian, presumably in Missouri [1841-1842?].

  • Genealogy and history of the Wickham family, 1799-1985, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 1,
    Scope and Contents

    This material includes a recollection of George Wythe by William F. Wickham (1874); and the first recollection of General Robert E. Lee by Anne Carter Wickham Renshaw Byerly, written in a letter to her brother Henry (undated); biographical sketches of Captain William C. Wickham, U.S. Navy (April 19, 1962 and September 1985), John Wickham (undated), and General Williams Carter Wickham (undated); and history of "Hickory Hill" (undated).

  • Genealogy and family history of related families, 1874, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 2,
    Scope and Contents

    Families discussed include Fanning, Leiper, Martian, Peyton, Pye, Tabb and Barksdale, Taylor, Warwick, and Wingfield.

  • Genealogical - Carter family tree, [1878 July]. oversize_folder_flat_file: 267, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 1,
  • Genealogical chart section for the Neale descendants of Thomas Wickham, born about 1624, undated. oversize_box: M-35, Mixed Materials oversizefolder: 3,
  • Hair of John Graham Wickham (1855-1860), Julia L. Wickham (1859-1873) and presumably Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) , 1860-1888. oversize_box: AB-30, Mixed Materials object: D,
  • Invitations and calling cards, 1875-1950, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 3,
  • Military papers of General Williams Carter Wickham and Captain Williams Carter Wickham, U.S. Navy, 1861-1864, 1944. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 4,
    Scope and Contents

    This includes a report of [3rd (Wickham's) Virginia Cavalry Brigade] near Front Royal, Virginia (August 23, 1864).

  • Miscellany, 1857-1949, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 5,
    Scope and Contents

    This folder includes such items as the weather at Hickory Hill (1857); a prayer of Bishop Meade (1861); printed advertisement for a catalog of attorneys (1875); damaged circular from a Rochester nursery (1882); a horse pedigree (undated); and "Notes on Planting Box at Williamsburg" by Arthur A. Shurcliff (undated).

  • News clippings, chiefly Henry T. Wickham, 1906-1936, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 6,
  • Notes and Manuscripts of William F. Wickham, 1876, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 7,
    Scope and Contents

    These include Wickham's notes concerning the "Home Reminiscences of John Randolph, of Roanoke" by Powhatan Bouldin, the benefits of lime and marl, and W.W. Mac Farland's address.

  • Photographs, 1869-1949. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 8,
    Scope and Contents

    These include [Julia L. Wickham], "Peliso" Orange, Virginia, gardens in Rome, [Hickory Hill], and Captain Williams C. Wickham, U.S. Navy.

  • Poetry, 1856, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 9,
  • Recipes, 1855, 1868, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 10,
  • School papers, undated. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 11,
  • Sympathy and greeting cards, 1917-1959. box: 19, Mixed Materials [X030867379] folder: 12,