Papers of four generations of the Campbell family of Orange Co., Va. including correspondence of William Campbell (1755-1823). His papers pertain to Revolutionary pensions, bounty land claims, the War of 1812, his superintendency of the Virginia State Penitentary, and his estate and includes a diary of a trip to Kentucky in 1798. There are also papers (correspondence and accounts) of his wife, Mrs. Susan Campbell and their children. The collection includes papers of the Graves family and correspondence, medical accounts, military orders and reports of Dr. William S. Parran who served in the 13th Virginia Regiment of Confederate States Army at the battles of Bull Run, Cedar Mountain and who was killed at Antietam. Correspondents of Parran include A. P. Hill and John Letcher and there is one letter, 1861, concerning Thomas Jonathan Jackson.
The collection includes letters and accounts, 1890-1905, of Reuben Lindsay Coleman and Emma Cornelia (Parran) Coleman, a 1904 letter of M. E. Magurk, first superintendent of hospitals in the Canal Zone describing local conditions and 1813-1815 accounts with Valentine Johnson and Farmer's Bank of Virginia with William Campbell.