The Resource Papers of Jason B. Douglass, (manuscript)

Papers of Jason B. Douglass, (manuscript)

Papers of Jason B. Douglass, 1735-1893
Papers of Jason B. Douglass
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  • Include deed, 1735, for land in Orange County, Va.; agreement, 1789, between John Douglass and John Watts' widow concerning land in Orange County, Va.; Quaker marriage certificate, 1789, for Catlett Jones of Hanover County, Va., and Ann Barksdale; receipt, 1815, for John Douglass' purchase of rights to use William C. Newton's patented cast iron wing gudgeons for use in Douglass' mill; and slave bills of sale, 1819-1831
  • Military documents include commission, 1828, for John White; Revolutionary war claims, 1833-1843, for George Shearman of Greene County, Va., and William Wayt; and claims, 1855, regarding John Douglass' service in the War of 1812
  • Also include wills: John Douglass, Orange County, Va., 1828, including clause permitting female slave to chose whether or not to be free, with removal funds provided if necessary; May Burton, Orange County, Va., 1828; Willis White, Sr., 1830; and Richard White, 1841 (1849 probate). Miscellaneous legal documents include copies of summonses, 1844-1846, for Greene County, Va., debt suits; and guardianship appointment, 1852, for Martha Sherman, Monroe County, Mo
  • Correspondence includes family news and social news from family members in Kentucky and Missouri; and letters, 1861-1865, of Captain John M. Douglass, 155th Regiment, 1st District, 1st Company, Greene County, Va., to his wife Sallie and daughter Bettie, concerning the management of the plantation in his absence and frequent references to the slaves
  • Also includes letter, 1867, from C.V. Hill, a freedwoman working in Baltimore, and letter, 1870, from Emily, a freedwoman working at the Exchange Hotel in Harrisonburg. A letter from Margaret Rogers, relates the burning of the Kingston Mills in Atlanta, Ga
  • Also include accounts, 1883-1893, for the Ruckersville Post Office (Va.) with Internal Revenue accounts recording alcohol storage and sales taxes; plantation accounts, 1837-1877, some from Mountain View, with notations for corn, flour, household items; freedmen's agreements and sharecropping agreements
Biographical or historical data
Represented in the collection are Jason B. Douglass, plantation owner and later postmaster in Greene County, Va.; and John M. Douglass, Confederate officer of Orange County, Va.
Cataloging source
Papers of Jason B. Douglass, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALN8167
  • (OCoLC)32672100
Type of unit

Library Locations

    • Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections LibraryBorrow it
      160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, US
      38.0364566 -78.5053683
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