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Collection Overview

Title
Shipman-Wills Papers, 1833-1870
ID
Mss. 39.2 Sh7
Extent
66.0 Items
Primary Creator
Shipman, James C.
Other Creators
Riordan, Jane Robertson, Shipman, Mary Minor Wills
Forms of Material
Correspondence
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
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.
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Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, 1833-1856, between the Shipman family of Rockingham County, Va. and the Wills family of Fluvanna County, Va. There are letters, 1838-1840, between James C. Shipman while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates and his wife Mary Minor Wills Shipman. Many letters are written by women. The collection includes letters of Jane R. Riordan discussing her going to Richmond to learn the millinery trade and starting in business; letters concerning marriage and courtship; letters describing stagecoach rides as well as a pass, 1839, for a slave to go from Fluvanna County to Rockingham County; and a printed circular, 1870, advising southerners to take advantage of the United States Bankruptcy Act.

See Also:  Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel 9 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68.

Biographical Note

Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Shipman, James C.">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Shipman, James C.</a>.

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Series 1: Mss. 39.2 Sh7, 1833-1870
Folder 1: Letters., 1833-1838
Item 1: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, [Va.] to "sister," Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna [Co.], Va., September 25 1833
ALS. 3pp.
Item 2: E.A.P. Turner, Columbia [Fluvanna Co., Va.], to "friend," Mary M. Willes, Chatham, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], March 19 1836
ALS. 1p.
Item 3: Jane R. Riordan, Belle Isle, Pottesville, Louisa [Co., Va], to "cousin", Mary M. Wills, Wilmington, Fluvanna County, Va., April 23 1836
ALS. 4pp.
Item 4: Jane R. Riordan, Belle Isle, [Louisa Co. Va.], to "cousin," Mary Minor Wills, Wilmington Post Office, Fluvanna County, Va., May 1 1836
ALS. 2pp.
Item 5: John D. Boyd, Carthage, Mississippi, to Col. John M. Elder, Madison County, Miss., June 1 1836
ALS. 1p.
Item 6: John Q. Winn, Richmond, Va. to "cousin," Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna County, Va., October 10 1836
ALS. 3pp.
Item 7: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, Va., to "Sisters," Lucy Ann Wills and Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., Va., February 20 1837
ALS. 3pp.
Item 8: John Q. Winn, Richmond, Va. to "cousin," Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., Va., May 22 1837
ALS. 3pp.
Item 9: John Q. Winn, Richmond, Va. to "cousin Mary," [Mary M. Wills], Chatham, [Fluvanna Co.] Va., June 2 1837
ALS. 2pp
Item 10: John Quarles Winn, Richmond, Va. to "cousin," Lucy Ann and Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., Va., August 16 1837
ALS. 2pp.
Item 11: John Quarles Winn, Richmond, Va., to "Magdalena," Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna County, Va., September 4 1837
ALS. 2pp.
Item 12: Cate[?], Locust Grove, [Orange Co., Va. ?], to his cousin Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna County, Va., September 21[?]-27 1837
ALS. 4pp.
Item 13: J.M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna County, Va., to his daughter Mary M. Wills, Louisa Court House, Va., February 27 1838
ALS. 2pp. Including an ANS from E.L. Wills to Mary M. Wills, n.d., 1p.
Item 14: Ann. M.E. Perkins, Bloomington, [Louisa Co. Va?], to Mary M. Wills, Chatham, near Wilmington P.O., Fluvanna County, Va., July 1-9 1838
ALS. 3pp.
Item 15: James C. Shipman, Philadelphia, Pa., to his cousin Mary M. Wills, n.p., October 12 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 16: Cate[?], Buckingham County, Va., to his cousin Mary M. Wills, Wilmington, Fluvanna Co., Va., November 1 1838
ALS. 3pp.
Item 17: James C. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., to Mary M. Wills, Chatham, near Wilmington, Fluvanna County, Va., November 8 1838
ALS. 3pp.
Item 18: E.P. Royster, Tinsleyville, to Mary Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., Va., November 19 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 19: Jane R. Riordan, Belle Isle, [Louisa Co., Va.], to Mary M. Wills, Wilmington, Fluvanna [Co.], Va., November 20 1838
ALS. 4pp.
Item 20: James C. Shipman, Mount Crawford, [Rockingham Co.], Va., to Mary M. Wills, Wilmington, Fluvanna [Co.], Va., November 21 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 21: Jane R. Riordan, Mill Brook, [Va.?], to "cousin" Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., Va., November 22 1838
ALS. 3pp.
Item 22: James C. Shipman, Mount Crawford, [Rockingham Co.], Va., to Mary M. Wills, Chatham, near Wilmington, Fluvanna County, Va., November 25 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 23: Eliza [?], Columbia, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], to Mary M. Wills, Chatham, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], November 25 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 24: James C. Shipman, Mount Crawford, [Rockingham Co.], Va., to Mary M. Wills, Wilmington, Fluvanna [Co.], Va., November 30 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 25: John Q. Winn, Winnsville, to Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna [Co., Va.]., November 30 1838
ALS. 1p.
Item 26: J.Y. G[?], Charlottesville, Va. to "cousin" Mary M. Shipman, n.p., December 20 1838
ALS. 2pp.
Item 27: John Quarles Winn, Richmond, Va., to "cousin", Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Augusta [Co., Va.] [sic] [Rockingham Co., Va.]., December 28 1838
ALS. 1p.
Item 28: J.Y. G[?], at Charlottesville, to Mary M. Shipman, December 20 1838
Item 29: John Quarles Winn, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Augusta [Co., Va.] [sic] [Rockingham Co., Va.]., December 28 1838
Folder 2: Letters and Other Papers, 1839-1856 and Undated
Item 1: Edmund Ruffin, Petersburg, Va. to Dr. Thomas R. DItty, Mattox Bridge, Westmoreland [Co.], Va., January 30 1839
ALS. 1p. Written on a printed invoice for subscription to The Farmer's Register.
Item 2: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, Va. to "sister" Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham Co., Va., April 28 1839
ALS. 4pp.
Item 3: Eliza M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co. Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham Co., Va., August 14 1839
ALS. 4pp.
Item 4: James E. Thumlert, Washington, D.C., to Dr. Thomas R. Ditty, Oak Grove, Westmoreland Co. Va., August 26 1839
ALS. 3pp.
Item 5: L.A. Wills, Chatham, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], to her Sister "Molly," Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., September 4 1839
ALS. 3pp.
Item 6: L.A. Wills, Chatham, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], to her Sister "Molly," Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., September 19 1839
ALS. 2pp.
Item 7: L.A. Wills, Chatham, [Fluvanna Co., Va.], to Mary M. Shipman, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., October 2 1839
ALS. 3pp.
Item 8: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, Va., to "sister" Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., October 14 1839
ALS. 4pp.
Item 9: James C. Shipman, Baltimore, Md. to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., October 1839
ALS. 2pp.
Item 10: James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., December 7 1839
ALS. 3pp.
Item 11: James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., December 12 1839
ALS. 1p.
Item 12: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., December 20 1839
ALS. 2pp.
Item 13: James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., December 23 1839
ALS. 3pp.
Item 14: Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., to "husband", James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., Decmeber 29 1839
ALS. 3pp
Item 15: J.M. Wills Chatham, Fluvanna Co. Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., January 31 1840
ALS. 3pp.
Item 16: James C. Shipman, House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., February 8 1840
ALS. 2pp.
Item 17: James C. Shipman, House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., February 12 1840
ALS. 3pp.
Item 18: Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., to "husband," James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., February 19 1840
ALS. 2pp.
Item 19: Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., to "husband," James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., March 1 1840
ALS. 2pp.
Item 20: Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., to "husband," James C. Shipman, Richmond, Va., March 11 1840
ALS. 2pp.
Item 21: Eliza M. Wills, Richmond, Va. to "sister," Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va.,, March 19 1840
ALS. 3pp.
Item 22: James C. Shipman, New York, N.Y., to "wife," Mary M. Shipman, Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Va.,, May 23 1840
ALS. 2pp. Including an ALS from James C. Shipman, New York, N.Y., to [?] Whitmer, n.p. 23 May 1840. 1p.
Item 23: I. Croll, Teller for the Bank of Middletown, [Frederick Co., Va.?], to Lindsey Fisher, agent, Philadelphia, Pa., May 26 1846
ALS. 1p.
Item 24: [?] to Julius B. Harrison, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut., August 5 1847
L. 3pp. Including an ANS from A.J. C[hittenden?], to [Mr. and Mrs. Julius B. Harrison], n.p., n.d. 1p. Also including an ANS from Truxton Chittenden, n.p., to Julius [B. Harrison], n.p., n.d. 1p.
Item 25: I. Croll, Teller for the Bank of Middletown, [Frederick Co., Va.?], to Lindsey Fisher, agent, Philadelphia, Pa., April 7 1848
ALS. 1p.
Item 26: Rodenbough & Brothers, Easton, Pa., to Fisher Morgan & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., November 10 1848
ALS. 2 pp.
Item 27: Laura A. Turk, Mercer Salt Works, Va., to "niece," Mary M. Shipman, Bridgewater, Rockingham Co., Va., May 2 1852
ALS. 2pp. Including an ANS from Lucy J. Turk and from W. Roscoe Turk, n.p., to Mary M. Shipman, n.p., n.d. 1p.
Item 28: R.M. Wills, Palmyra, Fluvanna Co. Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Bridge Water, Rockingham Co., Va., June 18 1852
ALS. 3pp.
Item 29: P.A. [?], Cincinnati, Ohio, to Will [?]., September 18 1853
ALS. 2pp.
Item 30: Bettie K. Forrer, Mossy Creek Iron Works, Augusta Co., Va., to Mary [M. Shipman?], n.p., December 1855
ALS. 4pp.
Item 31: Martha Talley, Oak Forest, Cumberland Co., Va., to Mary M. Shipman, Columbia, Fluvanna Co., Va., February 1 1856
ALS. 4pp.
Item 32: Benjamin Blossom[?] & Son, New York, N.Y., to W.J. Clements, Kyles Landing, [Cumberland Co., N.C.?], February 27 1856
ALS. 1p.
Item 33: Bettie K. Forrer, Mossy Creek Iron Works, Augusta [Co., VA.,] to Mary M. Shipman, Columbia, Fluvanna Co., VA., February 1856
ALS. 3pp.
Item 34: Eliza M Wills, RIchmond, [Va.], to "sister," Mary M. Wills, Chatham, Fluvanna Co., [Va.], April 25
ALS. 2pp.
Item 35: E.A.P. Turner, n.p., to [?]
ALS. 2pp
Item 36: Pass for a slave going from Fluvanna County to Rockingham County, February 18 1839
Item 37: Report of an election held at Nottoway, Va., October 12 1865
ACyS. 1p.
Item 38: Save your homestead., June 27 1870
Circular by C.H. Wendlinger, Office Register in Bankruptcy, Abingdon, Va. PM. 1p.
Item 39: "The New Lucy Neal."
Poem. 2pp.

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Preferred Citation
Shipman-Wills Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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