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Charles Campbell Papers, 1743-1896

Title
Charles Campbell Papers, 1743-1896
ID
Mss. 65 C17
Extent
15.0 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
5300 items.
Scope and Contents

The Charles Campbell papers consist of papers received or collected by Charles Campbell (1807-1876), Virginia historian. The papers fall into four general headings: historical papers collected by Charles Campbell, correspondence, manuscript volumes, and miscellaneous. These include personal and professional correspondence as well as eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks, covering then period 1743-1896. The papers reflect Charles Campbell's interests in history, teaching, newspaper editing, railroad engineering, politics, genealogy, publication of his works, and the town of Petersburg where he lived for most of his life.

The personal papers include Charles Campbell's correspondence with his father John Wilson Campbell, brother Alexander Campbell, sister, wife and children as well as cousins in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. These include copies of Charles Campbell's letters, as well as letters received by him; biographical material; genealogical material; autograph collecting material; and letters received by Charles Campbell's second wife Anna Burdsall Campbell. These also include correspondence relating to organizations with which he was affiliated, such as the Petersburg Library and the Petersburg Lyceum.

His professional correspondence consists of letters to the editors of the "Southern Literary Messenger", to historical societies, to publishing firms, and to other historians and authors. The writing, publishing and critic of Charles Campbell's book "Virginia History", concerns much of these material. Charles Campbell also corresponded with genealogists and antiquarians interested in Virginia history.

The eighteenth century documents collected by Charles Campbell include letters by John Quarles, John Byrd, George Dabney, William Degge, Edward Hill, John Jameson, Alexander Moore, William Aylett, and Theodorick Bland, as well as parts of William Aylett's account books (1770-1776).

The manuscript volumes include Charles Campbell's diaries (1861-1864), Anna Burdsall Campbell diaries (1840-1870), scrapbooks, Charles Campbell's historical notes, newspaper clippings, Anderson Seminary account books, Charles Campbell's pupil exercise books, pamphlets, copies of Charles Campbell's articles, and household account books (1848-1863).

There are many letters from Mary B. Carter of "Shirley," Charles City County, Virginia to Mildred Walker (Moore) Campbell, Charles Campbell's mother.

Acc. 1977.17 Addition:

Genealogical information of the Moore Family.

Acc. 1992.33b:

Series 5 on the inventory: Typescript by William Cryer of the Charles Campbell diaries, 1860s (in 3 parts).

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Arrangement

Organization: This collection is organized into five series. Series 1 contains historical manuscripts; Series 2 contains family and professional papers; Series 3 contains manuscript volumes; Series 4 contains miscellaneous material; and Series 5 contains the addition 1992.33b. Series 6 contains all the printed material removed from the general collection and grouped together.  The inventory is NOT on the pdf inventory but listed separately under the Finding Aid/Inventory (below).

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series and then chronologically by date. Series 3, containing family and professional papers, is arranged into subseries by decade and then into additional subseries by individual year.

Creators
Campbell, Charles (1807-1876)
Carter, Mary B.
Cryer, William
Farmer's Register
New York Weekly Journal of Commerce
Petersburg Index (Va.)
Richmond Enquirer
Southern Literary Messenger
Subjects
Anderson Seminary
Campbell family
College of William and Mary--History
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774
Education--Study and teaching
Education--Virginia--History
Maxwell, William, 1784-1857
Moore family
Petersburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Railroads--Virginia--History
Slaves--Virginia--Correspondence
Slaves--Virginia--Social conditions
Textbooks
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Slavery
Virginia--Genealogy
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Virginia--Politics and Government
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century
Virginia Historical Society
Genres
Account books
Broadsides
Catalogs
Correspondence
Diaries
Fliers (printed matter)
Manuscripts (document genre)
Pamphlets
Poems
Scrapbooks
Typescripts
Virginia--Maps
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
11/23/1942.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: A vendor, Ms. Alice Milton, and Ludwell Johnson.

1942.111

Purchased: 5,144 items, 11/23/1942.

1946-09

Inventory of furniture, books, belonging to the Anderson Seminary, Aug 9,1868. 1 p.

Intellectual arithmetic by Warren Colburn, New York, Hurd and Houghton etc 1849. 176 pp. This volume was used at the Anderson Academy in 1868

1977.17

Gift of Ms. Alice Milton,  1 item, 06/01/1977.

1992.33

Gift of Ludwell Johnson, 1 item, 06/25/1992.

Related Materials

The materials at Duke are comprised of copies of historical documents and letters, and personal papers of Charles Campbell (1807-1876), historian, editor, and antiquarian. Included are original letters from St. George Tucker, Lewis Cass, Pierre Soule, Edward Everett, Beverley Randolph, Andrew Jackson, Robert Beverley, and others, as well as copies of letters from Richard Henry Lee, Arthur Lee, Theodorick Bland, Jr., Captain John Smith, John Randolph of Roanoke, John Adams, Powhatan Ellis, Patrick Henry, John Jay, and others. The papers also contain rough drafts and preliminary notes for Campbell's publications, a number of manuscript poems, and a transcription of the minute book of the city council of Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1795. The volumes contain personal accounts, records of Anderson Academy, Petersburg, Virginia, of which Campbell was principal, and historical notes.

Papers of Charles Campbell, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Charles Campbell Papers, 1617-1895.1,313 items and 5 volumes.Collection number: 858

Related Publications
Beverley, Robert. <i>The history of Virginia, in four parts. By Robert Beverley, a native and inhabitant of the place. Reprinted from the author's 2d rev. ed., London, 1722. With an introduction by Charles Campbell.</i> Richmond: J. W. Randolph ..., 1855. Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F229 .B59 Bland, Theodorick. The Bland Papers. Edited by Charles Campbell. Petersburg: E. & J. Ruffin, 1840. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: E263 .V8 B6 Campbell, Charles."The Diary of Charles Campbell, October 5, 1861-April 5, 1862."Edited by Marian Lois Moran. 1966. Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1966, M67 Campbell, Charles. <i>Genealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and Virginia</i>. Albany: J. Munsell, 1868. Available as microfiche, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F226 .B96 Campbell, Charles. <i>History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.</i> Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1860.Spartanburg: Reprint Co., 1965. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F229 .C18 1860a Campbell, Charles. <i>History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.</i> Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1860.Manuscript and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F229 .C182 Campbell, Charles. <i>Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia.</i> Richmond: B. B. Minor, 1847. Manuscripts and Rare Book Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F229 .C17 Campbell, Charles, ed. <i>Some Material to serve for a brief memoir of John Daly Burk, author of a History of Virginia. With a sketch of the life and character of his only child, Judge John Junius Burk.</i> Albany: J. Munsell, 1868.Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F226 .B96 Cryer, William Howell."Charles Campbell: early life and works (1807-1847)." 1947. Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1947, C79 Jefferson, Isaac. <i>Memoirs of a Monticello slave, as dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves.</i> Edited by Sarah Dean Link. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, c1951.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778. <i>The orderly book of that portion of the American army stationed at or near Williamsburg, Va., under the command of General Andrew Lewis, from March 18th, 1776, to August 28th, 1776 Virginia Infantry. 6th Regiment, 1776-1778. Printed from the original manuscript, with notes and introduction by Charles Campbell, esq. ...</i> Richmond: Priv. print, 1860. Available as printed book and as microform, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: E263 .V8 V74 Wyatt, Edward Avery. "Charles Campbell, Virginia's 'Old Mortality.' "Southern Sketches no. 5 1st series. Charlottesville: The Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1935. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: E444 .J4 1951a
Preferred Citation
Charles Campbell Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009.
Collection Material Type:
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