4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Virginia--Politics and government--1775-1865.

  1. William C. Rives papers, 1674-1939

    50,400 items ; 172 containers ; 68 linear feet ; 7 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. senator and representative from Virginia. Correspondence, journals, diaries, draft of Rives's incomplete "Life and Time of James Madison," and drafts of speeches, novels, and an unpublished autobiography by Rives. Includes papers of Thomas Walker (1715-1794), U.S. Army officer, guardian of Thomas Jefferson, physician, and explorer; and of Walker's son, Francis (1764-1806), U.S....

  2. Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943

    4,000 items ; 24 containers plus 1 oversize ; 6 linear feet ; 14 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, editor, army officer, diplomat, and presidential secretary. Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, newsclippings, scrapbook, sketches, photos, and other papers covering Donelson's career as aide-de-camp and secretary to Andrew Jackson, charge d'affaires to Texas, minister to Prussia, editor of the Washington Union, and candidate for vice president....

  3. Edmund Ruffin diaries, 1856-1865

    14 volumes ; 14 containers ; 3.2 linear feet ; 7 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Plantation owner and publisher. Diaries detailing Ruffin's activities and opinions as an experimentalist in agriculture, anti-Unionist and slavery advocate, and describing plantation life in his Virginia estates.

  4. John Tyler papers, 1691-1918

    1,400 items ; 9 containers ; 1.8 linear feet ; 3 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    President of the United States, vice president under William Henry Harrison, and United States representative and senator from Virginia. Correspondence and other papers, including correspondence of Tyler's widow, Julia Gardiner Tyler, an autograph collection assembled by their son, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, and family papers reflecting social life and customs in Virginia.