Collection includes papers, 1656-1848, concerning Essex County, Va. including land records and wills, many of which relate to the Rowzee family. Many of the records date from the seventeenth century.
The collection also includes correspondence, 1830-1920, of members of the Baird family including letters, 1859-1911, of Edward R. Baird while attending the University of Virginia, serving in Pickett's Division and as superintendent of schools in Essex County.
There are also letters of William Baird while attending the University of Virginia and business correspondence of the family with publishers and with cigar manufacturers. The collection also includes papers, 1835-1897, of members of the Hunter family including R. M. T. Hunter.
1994.46 Addition: Copy of Baird-Rowzie genealogy chart and Samuel Barron I genealogy chart.
2008.271 Addition: "Letters to a Nineteenth Century Physician" paper by R.D. Jordan. Papers concerns letters from owners of ailing slaves in Albemarle County, Virginia to Charles Brown, a Charlottesville physician.
Deposit of 3,312 items by Elizabeth W. Baird, Imogen W. Baird, and Samuel B. Baird in 1942; and Acc. 1994.046 gift of 2 items by Lily Blackwell on 6/7/1994.
2008.271 addition a gift of R. D. Jordan.