Guides to our Manuscript Collections

This page is a work in progress: we are regularly adding Finding Aids (guides) to materials held at the library.

Manuscript collections which have no restrictions are available at the library for in-person research. Some unrestricted collections are also being scanned and added to our Digital Manuscript Collections.

Jones Memorial Library has recently joined Archival Resources of the Virginias (ARVAS). We are in the process of adding encoded archival description (EAD) for our more than 600+ guides and plan to list them with ARVAS.

To view a Finding Aid/Guide, click on the title below.

Massie Ernest Harvey – Songs collection (MS 1001)

Letter, N. Horsley to Leyburn Wilkes, May 6, 1852 (MS 1002)

History of the Banjo and Joel Walker Sweeney (MS 1003)

Finding Aid to The Vanishing Virginian Collection (MS 1004)

Southern Chapter, Virginia Association of Surveyors, Inc. Papers (MS 1005)

James Steptoe Letter to Frances Langhorne, 16 October 1821 (MS 1006) and the letter in our Digital Manuscript Collection

Central Virginia Photography Club Papers (MS 1007)

Abraham K. Hanna (1826-1864) Letters (MS 1008) and link to the letters in our Digital Manuscript Collection

Jane Dunn Pannell Hart (1942-2000) Genealogical Collection (MS 1009)

McDaniel & Lee Bills of Lading (MS 1010)

William Spencer Hannah Diary (MS 1011)

Lynchburg Broadsides (MS 1012)

Bader Family Papers (MS 1013)

Lynchburg Glass Corporation Papers (MS 1014)

Metallic Cotton Baling Company Papers (MS 1015)

James Lorenzo Schoolfield Tobacco Sales Account Book (MS 1016)

John Daniel Imboden Papers, 1847-1892 (MS 1017)

Abstracts of Title to Lynch and Tunstall Properties [Lynchburg, Virginia] (MS 1018)

Cabell-Early Photograph Collection (MS 1019)

Oxford Iron Company Journal (MS 1020)

Rosa Faulkner Yancey letter to Mr. Kyle (MS 1021)

Estelle Bishop Shaw Genealogical Collection (MS1022)

Green H. Nowlin (1845-1914) Tobacco Sales Account Book (MS 1023)

Anna Diuguid Turner (1886-1966) Greeting Cards (MS 1024)

[Lynchburg] Business and Professional Women’s Club (MS 1025)

John Blair Dabney (1795-1868) Sermons (1862-1867) (MS 1026)

Genealogy of William Johnson (Valentine Johnson Line) (MS 1027)

Merchants Bank Receipts (MS 1028)

Ledger P&S (MS 1029)

Garland Family Papers (MS 1030)

Walker Family Papers (MS 1031)

Leonie Doss Cocke (1915-2008) Family Papers (MS 1032) and Three Civil War Letters from Azariah M.F. Haynes to Harriet J. Cocke (MS 1032, folder )

Patrick Mathews (1783-1870) Letter to Thomas Matthews, 1856 (MS 1033)

James Addison Meriwether (1855-aft. 1931) Farm Account Book (MS 1034)

John D. Murrell (ca. 1786-1856) Account Book (MS 1035)

William McKendree Murrell (1854-1935) Diary (MS 1036)

Radford Company Memorandum of Charges (MS 1037)

M.D. Ray & Son Day Book No. 10 (MS 1038)

Rose Mills Account Book (MS 1039)

Sale Family Papers (MS 1040)

McBratney Family Papers (MS 1041) and ‘John McBratney and His Mother about 1870’

Alexander W. Terrell (1861-1942) Account Books (MS 1042)

Thomas K. Terrell (1869-1955) Ledger Books (MS 1043)

T.B. and Company Account Books (MS 1044)

Waugh’s Ferry Account Book (MS 1045)

Winfree Sons and Maupin Account Books (MS 1046)

Seth Woodroff (1805-1875) Account Book (MS 1047)

Ed Tinsley Collection (MS 1048)

George Washington Clement (1819-1910) Account Books (MS 1049)

Moorman and Lynch Grist Mill Accounts (MS 1050)

Piedmont Literary Society Papers (MS 1051)

Virginia School of the Arts (1985-2011) Collection (MS 1052)

Merchant’s Account Book (MS 1053)

Christopher McIver Accounts (MS 1054)

Woodall Family Papers (MS 1055)