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William Lamb Papers, 1835-1909

Title
William Lamb Papers, 1835-1909
ID
Mss. 39.1 L16
Extent
4.01 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
79 items
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1855, 1859-1861, 1864-1909, (52 volumes) of Col. William Lamb (1835-1909), written while a student at the College of William and Mary, newspaper editor, Civil War commander of Fort Fisher, N.C. (1862-1865), coal merchant, Norfolk businessman and mayor (1880-1886), and member of the Board of Visitors and Rector of William and Mary.

<p>Collection also includes diary, 1861, and some letters of his wife Sarah Annie Chaffee Lamb as well as page proofs and other material relating to the publication of <i>Letters from the Colonel's Lady</i> (Winnabow, N.C., 1965).

<p>Two additions to the collection (1993.49 and Sm. Coll. Add. 13) include photographs of Mrs. William Lamb and daughter Sally Lamb, William Lamb, Jr. and Frances [?], speeches, pamphlets and illustrations as well as a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Battle of Fort Fisher and William Lamb. Diaries, 1855-1903 available in typescript.

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Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/39_1_L16_William_Lamb_Diaries.pdf
Creators
Lamb, William (1838-1909)
Lamb, Sarah Anne Chaffee (b. 1837)
Subjects
American diaries--Women authors
American newspapers--Virginia--Norfolk.
Chaffee, Sarah Lamb
College of William and Mary--Alumni and Alumnae.
College of William and Mary--History--19th century.
College of William and Mary--History--20th century.
Fort Fisher (N.C.)
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Universities and Colleges--Virginia--Faculty
Genres
Correspondence
Diaries
Orders (military records)
Photographs
Photostats
Speeches
Typescripts
Languages
English

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Acquired
12/02/1938.
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.
Access Notes
Photocopying is only allowed from the diary typescripts.
Acquisition Note
The materials in this collection were donated in various batches between 1938 and 1993 by W. H. Lamb (1938, 1939, 1945), Mrs. A. A. Bilisoly and Miss Ella Waddy Lamb (1939), Mrs. Ralph Magraw (1960 and 1967), and Larry Walker (Acc. 1993-49 received 7/19/1993). Acc. 1989-23 received 5/25/1989.
Related Publications

Diary, 18 August 1859-21 May 1860, has been printed in Gertrude Elizabeth Baker, ed. "The Diary of William Lamb" (M. A. Thesis, College of William and Mary, 1960).

Letters of Sarah Annie Chaffee Lamb published in <i>Letters from the Colonel's Lady</i> (Winnabow, N. C.: Charles Town Preservation Trust, 1965.)

Preferred Citation
William Lamb Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Parts of the collection combined in 2009.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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