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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, CWF

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The Pat and Jerry B. Epstein American History Document Collection

The Pat and Jerry B. Epstein American History Document Collection was deposited in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library in 2001. It includes a complete set of autographs of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, a collection of autographs of the presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan and an engraved copy of the …

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The Pat and Jerry B. Epstein American History Document Collection

Slavery, the Slave Trade and African Americans

This collection consists of materials related to slavery, the slave trade or African Americans which are not part of larger collections. The material consists of letters, accounts, manumissions, passes, deeds, wills, broadsides, legal documents, legislation and illustrative materials. The bulk of the manuscript material relates to …

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Slavery, the Slave Trade and African Americans

F. S. Lincoln Photography Collection

The F. S. Lincoln Collection consists of black and white negatives and prints taken by Mr. Lincoln in preparation for the publication of The Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a series of articles appearing in the December 1935 and November 1936 issues of The Architectural Record. Both issues featured a portfolio of …

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F. S. Lincoln Photography Collection

Singleton Peabody Moorehead Collection

Singleton Peabody Moorehead was born in Saranac, New York on October 15, 1900. He attended Harvard (BA, 1922; M. Architecture, 1927), and was employed by the Boston architectural firm of Perry, Shaw & Hepburn. Upon completing his studies, he came to Williamsburg as a member of the firm’s architectural field office responsible for the …

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Singleton Peabody Moorehead Collection

John Graves Simcoe Papers

Papers, 1781-1806, of Lieutenant John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), commander of the Queen’s Rangers an American corps of hussars, or light cavalry loyal to the British crown during the American Revolution. After the war, Simcoe served as lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. The papers include eighteen manuscript maps, many in watercolor, …

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John Graves Simcoe Papers

About the collections



The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library's collections encompass more than 10,000 rare books, 50,000 manuscripts and 100,000 images. The collections document the history and culture of colonial British America, the American Revolution and the early national period. Materials created by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation staff document the restoration of Williamsburg in the first half of the twentieth century.

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