Papers of the Southall family of Williamsburg, Va. including correspondence, 1828-1830, of Peyton Alexander Southall but mostly comprised of the legal correspondence, 1831-1851, of George Washington Southall and documents concerning lawsuits and civil proceedings in many Virginia counties and including account books, 1832-1846, of George Washington Southall. Prominent correspondents include Lemuel Jackson Bowden, Richard Coke, John Augustine Deneufville, Thomas Roderick Dew, George Frederick Holmes, James Alexander Seddon, Abel Parker Upshur and Henry Alexander Wise.
Obituary of Mary Southall Jones, wife of Henly T. Jones and transcript of November 5, 1863 letter from Edward S. Joynes at Halifax C.H. (Va.) to R.G. H. Kean, Chief of Bureau of War about Miss Mary Southall who is seeking employment. Also mentions Miss Southall's leadership in trying to save William and Mary's library when it was burned. Addition Mss. Acc. 1992.47b.
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February 1923 - Robert Bright
Mss. Acc. 1947.15 found by Thomas Thorne in the Bright House attic.
Mss. Acc. 1993.47b - transferred from Archives.
Mss. Acc. 1996.24 Bright Family Papers
UA 5.131 Robert Southall Bright Papers
Mss. MsV Ap 4-5 Samuel F. Bright Account Books, 1826-1861
University of Delaware, Bright Family Papers, Mss. Collection Number 128.
Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection include: brass calling card printing plate for Captain Robert A. Bright (1947.015.01)
The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 1, Jul., 1903, pp 29-35, "Family Records of the Southall, Macaulay, Jerdone, Bright and Macon Families"