Correspondence, 1756-1764, of Maria Carter Armistead (including letters written by Mrs. Thomas Feilde); business papers, 1782-1828, of William Cocke of "Bremo," Henrico County, Virginia and of "Oakland," Cumberland County, Virginia; and letters, 1861-1863, of William Fauntleroy Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke and Edmund Randolph Cocke concerning their service in the Confederate States Army (including the Battle of First Bull Run).
Also included are five volumes of farm and account books, 1851-1863, of Richard P. Jones of "Land's End," Gloucester County, Virginia; copybooks on astronomy, [ca.1770-1780?], scrapbooks, and genealogical material.
Includes letter, 1869, of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell concerning the connections between the Randolph and Preston families and the College of William and Mary.
Additions to the collection (1997.34 and 1998.45) include family letters, genealogical notes and poems of members of the Cocke family and to related branches of Throckmorton, Curtis, Sheldon, Jones, Preston, Byrd, Dandridge and Carter families living in Richmond, Virginia and Powhatan County, Virginia. Some letters are written from Richmond in the Reconstruction Era.