Algernon Sydney Sullivan Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

231 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/1951. Last revised 07/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. Note: Some items in this collection are fragile and should not be photocopied. Please consult Archives Staff before making copies of materials in this collection.

EXTENT: 4.05 linear feet; plus artifacts and ephemera

DATE: 1792 – 1959; bulk 1840-1860

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Collection contains Bible records, genealogical notes, memo books, scrapbooks, financial and legal records, correspondence, and other papers primarily pertaining to the Sullivan, Hammond, Burnett, Hutchinson, Taylor, and Collins families.

Much of the correspondence concerns business and family matters. There is also a good portion of correspondence written during the Civil War by members of the Hammond family serving with Confederate forces. Materials describe the conduct of the war, mostly in Virginia, and the impact of the war on families and the civilian population. There is also a day book belonging to Thomas Hammond of Happy Retreat, a house located in Charles Town, West Virginia.

The collection also contains a small number of records concerning enslaved persons in papers of Christopher Collins, the grandfather of Mary Mildred Sullivan, whose papers are in Volume IV, Box 3, and among the Hammond/Sullivan papers in Volume 3, Box 3.

Also of note, Boxes 3, 4 and 5a contain legal correspondence and financial papers concerning the operation of the Taylor Hotel on Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia and the estate of Bushrod Taylor, the hotel’s owner until his death in 1847. George W. Hammond acted as president of the Taylor Hotel Company following Taylor’s death and appears to have managed business matters on behalf of Taylor’s widow, Elizabeth Stribling Taylor.

The collection also includes several Bibles, devotionals, and other books belonging to the Hammond, Sullivan, Collins, and Burnett families. Additionally, there are artifacts from World War I and silverware.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Algernon Sydney Sullivan was born on April 5, 1826, to Jeremiah Sullivan and Charlotte Rudesel Cutler in Madison, Indiana. At age 17, he was admitted to Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana. He went on to Miami University of Ohio and received his degree in 1845. In 1851, he married Mary Slocum Groesbeck, who passed away the same year. In December 1856, he married his second wife, Mary Mildred Hammond of Winchester, Virginia. He went on to be a beloved and distinguished lawyer and member of the New York Bar Association. He was also a member of several clubs and organizations. Sullivan died suddenly of illness on December 4, 1887, in New York City.

Mary Mildred Hammond Sullivan, the daughter of Sarah A. Taylor and George W. Hammond, grew up in Winchester, Virginia. After marrying Algernon S. Sullivan, she moved to New York with him where a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) was named after her. She became widely known and appreciated in the field of public philanthropy. She became a member of a committee of women who saw to the needs of southern prisoners in New York, became involved in the management of the Nursery and Child’s Hospital, and assisted with an annual charity ball held in New York as well as being involved in several other charities. Early in the Handley Regional Library’s development, Mary Mildred Sullivan and her son, George H. Sullivan, donated prints, engravings, and books to the library’s holdings. They also established the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Memorial Trust, which continually provides funds to purchase books for the library.

RELATED MATERIAL: Taylor Hotel Collection, 1145 THL

ARRANGEMENT: Much of the material in this collection was organized into scrapbooks by the Sullivan family. Archives staff has maintained the family’s indexing and the arrangement of the collection follows this original organization in most cases. The Sullivan family also completed a number of transcriptions and these have been noted in the list of contents. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Holmes, Anne Middleton. Algernon Sydney Sullivan. Concord: The New York Southern Society, 1929.

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Selected items digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2007 [GSU DISCS 012-02 to 012-05]. Further digitization of items related to Happy Retreat took place in 2020. Materials are held on hard drives 1A and 1B. Currently, these items are not online.

CITE AS: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Collection, 231 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 (DIGITIZED; DO NOT PHOTOCOPY)  

Bible, 1859, James B. Smith & Company, Philadelphia; family data in center, 1 page

BOX 2 (DIGITIZED; DO NOT PHOTOCOPY)

Volume 1, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1851-1870, 1 volume (85 pages) ; 37 cm (contains the following record groups):

Group 1: “Records of Ann J. Burnett, wife of Dr. William Burnett, 1856-1870,” pages 1-15:
Household bills
Receipts
Land bond
Draft
Notes
Recorder’s fee
Lot tax
Deed of release of land

Group 2: “Records of Dr. William Burnett, 1829-1946,” pages 16-52:
Law fees
Sheriff’s executions
Tax receipts
Militia fines
Receipts
Law suits
Notes
Social letters
Transfer deed of property

Group 3: “Papers relating to Mr. William Burnett, son of Dr. William Burnett, 1957,” pages 53-55:
Law Certificate from Harvard University, 1857
Admission to practice law from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1857

Group 4: “Records of Thomas P. and Thomas D. Burnett, 1858-1861, pages 56-85” (continued in Volume 2, Box 2):

Notes
Book of accounts with Hooff
Turnpike toll receipts
Levys and taxes
Registered letter receipt
Book of general accounts

Volume 2, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1857-1861, 1 volume (85 pages) ; 37 cm (contains the following record groups):

Group 4: “Records of Thomas D. Burnett,” continued, pages 1-17

Group 5: “Records of Hutchinson & Burnett, 1856-1860,” pages 18-73:
Purchase of drug store
Lease of store
Sales invoices
Purchase records
Notes
Letters
Receipts, etc.

Group 6: “Records of Oscar Hutchinson, 1855-1859,” pages 74-77:
Bills, receipts, etc.

Group 7: “Records of W. O. Hutchinson, n.d.,” pages 78-85 (continued in Volume 3, Box 3):
Bills
Receipts
Letters
Collection on bill

BOX 3 (DIGITIZED; DO NOT PHOTOCOPY)

Volume 3, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1856-1862, 1 volume (43 pages) ; 37 cm (contains the following record groups):

Group 7: “Records of W. O. Hutchinson continued,” page 1

Group 8: “Miscellaneous papers, 1832-1860,” pages 2-5, concerning the following:
Edward Burnett
Mary Burnett
Thomas D. Burnett
S. C. Snyder
Dr. J. J. H. Strith
Also includes purchase statements and unsigned notes

Group 9: “Papers pertaining to negro slaves, 1834-1859,” pages 6-13, includes:
Hire of slave Lucy
Two slave insurance policies for slave “William”
Insurance application (blank)
Negro examination certificate (blank)
Hire of slave “Ben”
Payment on slave “Amanda”
Contract for hire of negro boy “Ben”
Contract for hire of slave “George”

Group 10: “Records of George Washington Hammond, C. H. Hammond, and S. W. Hammond,” pages 14-28:
Records of George Washington Hammond, 1857-1870 9 (includes the following):
Book of account
Act to amend the Charter of the Insurance Company of Virginia, printed
Constitution and By-laws of the Episcopal Church
Insurance policies
Purchase statements
Board bills
Receipts for pew rent
Property insurance papers
Records of C.H. Hammond and S.W. Hammond, 1858-1859

Group 11: “Records of Mrs. Bushrod Taylor,” pages 29-43:
Resale of property
Purchase statements
Blank checks
Note
Pew rent receipts
Tax levy
Newspaper subscription
Household insurance

Volume 4, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1796-1927, 1 volume (43 pages) ; 37 cm. Note: Items in this volume have been transcribed and may be found in a bound volume in Box 7. Titles and descriptions of each item may vary slightly between volumes. This volume has been disassembled for preservation and digitization. Contents are in folders according to original arrangement:

(Folder 1) Group 12: “Records and papers of Christopher Collins,” pages 1-6:
Memorandum book begun 1796, giving account of his business connected with his management of his estate and the affairs of his family (includes information about enslaved persons in his household)
Letter, Collins to his little daughter Nancy aged 11, dated April 25, 1797
Sermon, “The Great Assize or Day of Judgment”
Diary, November 20, 1803 to December 9, 1804
The passing of his wife written in poetic style
Newspaper clipping, “History of the Baptist Church,” which he helped to establish in Charles Town, W.Va.

(Folder 2) Group 13: “Hammond Family,” pages 7-26:
Photostat copy of Thomas Hammond’s marriage license, November 6, 1792
Copy of Thomas Hammond’s marriage license, April 19, 1797
Will of Mildred G. Hammond, his wife, made February 18, 1805
Letter from N.N. Hammond to her son Geo. Washington Hammond enclosing copy of sermon preached at the interment of Capt. Thos. Hammond (his father) and Thos. Burgess Ball (his brother) April 4, 1820 (duplicate of sermon in Box 5A)
Letters, N.N. Hammond to Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and the Misses Margaret and Jane Brown (daughters of Thos. Hammond’s sister Sarah Hammond Brown)
The child writing of Mary Mildred Hammond (sister of G.W. Hammond)
Statement and receipt belonging to H.I. Hammond
Letter,  N.N. Hammond to Miss Jane H. Brown, Aug. 13, 1830
Verses of deep devotion and prayer
Resolutions by the Good Samaritan Division upon the death of Henry Christopher Hammond, son of Thos. Hammond
Clipping, Notice of Henry Christopher Hammond’s death, Nov. 24, 1834
Book containing death notices of Mrs. Ann N. Hammond; Mary M. Hammond; Henry Christopher Hammond; George Washington Hammond; John W. Stribling; Mrs. Ann J. Burnett (nee Hammond); Ann R. Page

(Folder 3) Group 14: “Washington Family correspondence,” pages 29-40:
Letter, Mrs. Mildred Washington to Gen. Geo. Washington, October 13, 1798
History of the Washington Chair, which descended to Miss Harriot M. Hammond
History of the Washington Desk, which descended to Miss Harriot M. Hammond
Letter, Hannah Washington to Mr. James Ware, January 1, 1801
Letter, Geo. Washington to Miss Mary Mildred Hammond, September 20, 1928
Letter, Jane C. Washington to Mrs. N.N. Hammond, February 2, 1835
Letter, Jane C. Washington to Miss Ann Hammond, February 23, 1835
Letter, Jane C. Washington to Miss Ann J. Hammond, April 29, 1836
Letter, R.I. Washington to Mrs. Ann Burnett, undated
Letter, Four short letters from Jane C. Washington to Mrs. Burnett, 1837-1838

(Folder 4) Group 15: “Miscellaneous letters, wills, poetry, etc.,” pages 42-57:
Wills of Fielding Lewis, dated December 10, 1781and Alexander Burnett, dated May 24, 1793
Letter, John Hall (married Eliza, sister of Thos. Hammond) to Thos. Hammond, dated July 1796
Letter, John Hall to Mrs. Wm. Brown, dated August 28, 1803
Letter, John Tayloe to J. Milton, dated Sept. 19, 1808
Letter, Rawleigh Colston to John Milton, dated April 12, 1816
Poem, R.R. Jordan to Miss Mary Mildred Hammond, Dec. 7, 1826
Letter, Jane Keyes to Miss Ann J. Hammond, dated January 15, 1836
Letter, F. Clark to Miss Ann J. Hammond, dated January 27, 1836
Letter, Jane H. Keyes to Miss Ann J. Hammond, undated
Memoriam to Ann Evans Hammond
Verses,“Fading Beauty,” written for Miss N. J. Hammond, April 1827

(Folder 5) Group 15: “Miscellaneous letters, wills, poetry, etc.,” cont.,  pages 58-73:
Poems, written for Miss N.J. Hammond by H.H. Jordan, August 2, 1827
Poems, written for Miss N.J.  Hammond by H.F.G.L.S.
Verses,“How Firm a Foundation,” addressed to Miss N.J. Hammond
Note in regard to sending “The Star Spangled Banner” to M.M. Hammond
Letter, F. Clark to Miss Ann J. Hammond, dated September 20, 1834
Letter, Templeman to Miss Ann J. Hammond, dated December 10, 1835
Note, Geo. B. Beale to Dr. Burnett, dated December. 30, 1841
Letters, J.R. Janney(?) to Jas. M. Brown, dated May 17, 1844
Letter, J.D. Hanson to Mrs. Ann J. Burnett, dated November 21, 1845
Letter, Fanny Clark to Mrs. Nancy J. Burnett, dated January 25, 1848
Letter, Eleanor Brown to Mrs. Ann J. Burnett, dated February 1,1848
Letter, Ellen D. Henry to Mrs. Ann J. Burnett, dated January 28, 1855
Letter, A.J. Burnett to his niece, January 22, 1869
Letter, Catherine B. Turner to Miss Nancy Hammond, April 14, about 1835
Letter, A.E. Davis to Mrs. Ann J. Burnett, undated

(Folder 6) Group 15: “Miscellaneous letters, wills, poetry, etc.,” cont.,  pages 74-85
Letter, Fannie to Mrs. Burnett, undated
Letter, A.M. Alexander to Mrs. A. J. Burnett, undated
Letter, Stephen ____ to Mrs. Burnett, undated
Letter, H.L. Alexander to Mrs. Ann J. Burnett, undated
Letter, J.C.W. (Jane C. Washington) to Mrs. Burnett, undated
Letter, Florinda Taylor to Mrs. Burnett, undated
Letter, D.B. Turner to Mrs. Doctor Burnet
Letter, G. Washington Ball to Mrs. Mary Mildred Sullivan, dated November 21, 1896
Letter, H.K. Ambler to Miss Harriot M. Hammond, August 30, 1898
Sketch, Hammond Washington families
Letter, John B. Neill to Miss Harriot M. Hammond, January 15, 1900
Letter, Samuel M. Taylor to Miss H.M. Hammond, January 25,1900
Letter, Hugh McIlhany to Miss H.M. Hammond, February 26, 1901
Letter, Janie Gray Hagan, Danville Library Association to Geo. H. Sullivan to acknowledge receipt of “Aunt Bet” Nov. 17, 1927
Piece of a very old newspaper (1853-4-5 ?)

BOX 3A (Digitized; do not photocopy)

Happy Retreat Day Book, kept by Thomas and Nancy Hammond; some entries by George W. Hammond, 1815-1834, 1 volume

BOX 4 (DIGITIZED)

Beall, John Yates , correspondence, news article (folder contains the following):
John Yates Beall, Three letters written by him to Mrs. Algernon Sydney Sullivan in February 1865, a few days before his execution, also a letter from Mrs. Albert Ritchie, 8 leaves, typescript
John Yates Beall, Data from Mrs. Algernon Sydney Sullivan’s biography,  5 leaves, typescript
John Yates Beall, Interesting newspaper article in New York World-Telegram, Thursday, January 8, 1865, 3 leaves, typescript

Bills, dental, medical service, 1856-1857, 2 items, manuscript

East, John Pinkerton, memorial pamphlet, 24 pages, printed

Hammond Family, silhouette portrait information, 5 leaves, photocopy

Hammond, George W., bond memo book, 1852, 126 pages (many blank), manuscript

Hammond, George W., memo book, 1857-1860, unnumbered pages, manuscript

Hammond, George W., property memo book, unnumbered pages, manuscript

Hammond-Sullivan genealogy, 1 leaf, typescript

Insurance policy for property of A. S. Sullivan, December 1859, 1 item, plus envelope, manuscript on printed form

Inventory, donations, 1936, 1951, of old family Bibles and other record books, February 1936, 6 leaves, typescript

Letter list, 1796-1860 (Hammond families), copies of some old letters and papers 1796 to 1860, owned by Mrs. Algernon S. Sullivan and her son George H. Sullivan, relating to the Hammond family and related families of Winchester, Virginia, 15 leaves, typescript

Miscellaneous papers, 6 items, manuscript and printed

Obituaries, Sullivan family, 4 pages, printed, photocopy

"Our Unseen Benefactor," by George Hammond Sullivan (tribute to Judge John Handley, 1 leaf, typescript

Paper art, 1 item

"Success," address by John Hayes Hammond, issued by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Committee of the New York Southern Society, 1930, 12 pages, printed

Sullivan, Mrs. Algernon Sydney, Expressions of Appreciation of (folder contains the following):
Booklet, “Expressions of Appreciation of  Mrs. Algernon Sydney Sullivan (Mary Mildred Sullivan) in her Eighty Fifth Year” by “The Virginians” of New York, 1921, Issued by the Mary Mildred Sullivan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy by Courtesy of the Virginians, 1921, 1 item, printed
Minutes, Meeting of the Handley Board of Trustees, containing tribute to Mrs. Algernon Sydney Sullivan on her ninetieth birthday, October 26, 1926, 3 pages, typescript, photocopy

Sullivan, George Hammond, “Miscellaneous Expressions,” contains self-published book of poetry, 1 item, printed

Taylor, Hannah, certificate of life membership in the American Bible Society, 1848, 1 item, manuscript on printed form; plus biographical summary compiled by George Hammond Sullivan in 1926, 1 page, typescript

Account book, G. W. Hammond, July 1857- September 1858, record of transactions with Mrs. E. S. Taylor, 1 volume, unnumbered pages, manuscript

Taylor Hotel Company (folder contains the following):
Lease for Taylor Hotel, George W. Hammond to Julius C. Waddle, January 1, 1852 to December 31, 1855, 1 leaf, manuscript
Lease for Taylor Hotel, George W. Hammond to William D. Gilkinson and P. C. Burwell, January 1, 1955 to December 31, 1858, 1 leaf, manuscript
Minutes, Taylor Hotel Company, January 18, 1855, 1 item, manuscript
Request to terminate lease, P. C. L. Burwell to George W. Hammond, November 2, 1857, 1 leaf, manuscript
Envelope, with notes, 1 item
Ledger pages, Taylor Hotel, 1854-1857, 10 leaves, manuscript
Taylor Hotel Company, notes, receipts, tax levies, 1852-1857,  20 items, manuscript
Taylor Hotel Baggage Check, 1924, 1 item

Visits of Clay and Webster to Winchester, 7 leaves, typescript

BOX 4A (NOT DIGITIZED)

Silhouette frames with glass

BOX 4B (NOT DIGITIZED) 

Bible, New Testament, some pages missing, green cloth cover,
 Book of Common Prayer, 1818, inscribed "Nancy Hammond's Prayer Book"

BOX 5 (NOT DIGITIZED)

Bible and Apocrypha (Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1802) belonging to Christopher Collins, of Charles Town, Berkeley County (contains family record)

BOX 5A (DIGITIZED)

Transcriptions of family Bibles, other materials from Hammond, Collins, and related families (folder contains the following):
Family Bible of Rev. Christopher Collins, 11 pages, typescript
Copy of family records contained in a family Bible owned by John Milton, 5 leaves, typescript
News clippings of obituaries of John Milton and Ann Milton, 2 leaves, typescript
“Memoranda about a copy of: The Works of Flavius Josephus,” 4 leaves, typescript
Family Bible records from the Hammond Family Bible (contains probable ages of Hammond family servants), 4 leaves, typescript

Transcriptions of family Bibles, other materials from Hammond, Collins, and related families, 57 pages, typescript, bound, duplicate

Hammond Family, sermon preached at interment of Captain Thomas Hammond, printed, bound, duplicate (other copy in Box 3)

Memorandum book of Christopher Collins of Berkeley County, begun 1796, giving account of his business connected with his management of his estate and the affairs of his family (includes information about enslaved persons in his household), 57 pages, typescript (original in Box 3)

Papers, George W. Hammond, 1845-1858 -- mostly concerning Bushrod Taylor’s property in Lousiville, Kentucky, (folder contains the following):
Letter, ______ to Bushrod Taylor, November 22, 1845, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter of introduction, H. [J.] Harrison to Doctor Lewellyn Porrell, February 4, 1853, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, March 4, 1853, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, June 21, 1853, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to[George W. Hammond], [December] 15, 1853, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to [George W. Hammond], November 1, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, August 17, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond and Mrs. E. S. W. Taylor, September 18, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, July 4, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, , O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, November 1, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, O. G. Cates & W. D. Reed to George W. Hammond, December 23, 1854, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, George L [Douglas] to George W. Hammond, April 19, 1858, 1 leaf, manuscript
Envelopes, addressed to Hammond, 3 items
Insurance expiration notices issues to George W. Hammond, Insurance Co. of the Valley of Virginia, 1859-1861, 2 items, manuscript on printed form

Misc. Ann Burnett/Sullivan Papers, (folder contains the following):
Banking documents, Bank of the Valley of Virginia to Algernon Sydney Sullivan, 1860, 5 leaves, manuscript on printed form
Receipt, Mrs, Sullivan, July 1860, 1 item, manuscript
Letter, S. M. Mallin to A. S. Sullivan, August 6, 1860, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, S. M. Mallin to A. S. Sullivan, August 18, 1860, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, S. M. Mallin to A. S. Sullivan, August 31, 1860, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, S. M. Mallin to A. S. Sullivan, September 3, 1860, 1 leaf, manuscript
Note, [I. D. J. Reed?] to W. Sullivan, December 31, 1860, 1 leaf, manuscript
Letter, Stump and Hawks to Ann Burnett, April 9, 1872, 1 leaf, manuscript
Postcard, to Ann Burnett, October 3, [no year], 1 item
Letter, C. ______ to “Dearest Cousin” [Ann Burnett], undated, 1 leaf, manuscript
Invitation card, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.  Hughes to Anne Burnett, undated, with envelope, 2 items
Envelopes, 5 items

Misc. Letters and Papers, Hammond and Sullivan families (folder contains the following):
Letters written during the Civil War, 1860-1864. Note: Unless otherwise indicated, these letters are all transcripts of letters collected in the volume Original Letters of the Sullivan and Hammond Families contained in Box 7. More details about original letters and contents are available under the contents list for Box 7.

Letter, William Burnett, Camp Floyd, near Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, October 7, 1861, 2 copies, 4 pages each, typescript
Letter, Ellen D. Henry, Philadephia, to “dear cousin,” March 27, 1862, ( 2 copies) 2 pages, typescript
Letter, J. D. Fuller, Winchester, Virginia, to M. J. Douglas, Thursday 21, [no year given], 2 copies, 2 pages each, transcript
Letter, William Burnett, Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, December 12, 1862, 2 copies, 3 pages each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Culpeper, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 3, 1861, 2 copies, 2 pages each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Mason, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, October 15, 1861, 2 copies, 2pages each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, November 15, 1861, 2 copies, 2 pages each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Mount Crawford, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, December 28, 1862, 2 copies, 2 pages each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Hanover Junction, to Harriet Milton Hammond, May 23, [no year given], 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, near Coal Harbor, to Harriet Milton Hammond, June 1, 1864, 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Greenwood, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 24, 1862, 2 pages, typescript
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, January 11, 1862, 2 pages, typescript
Letter, Virginia Bedings, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 7, 1862, 1 page, typescript (transcript only, original not in Box 7)
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Orange, Virginia, to “Dearest Aunt” [Ann J. Burnett?], September 15, [no year given], 2 pages, typescript
Letter, A. [J?]. Albert Jr., Jourdan Springs, Virginia, to Harriet M. Hammond, Jul 16, [no year given], 1 page, typescript
Letter, B. H. Mc to “dear Cousin” [Eliza Tucker], undated, 1 page, typescript (transcript only, original not in Box 7)
Letter, W. [William] Taylor to his wife, undated, 1 page, typescript, (transcript only, original not in Box 7)
Letter, Thos. P. Pelot to Jeremiah Sullivan Jr., February 24, 1861, 2 pages, typescript, transcript
Letter, Geo. C. Kring to Doctor Bailey, December 16, [no year given], 1 page, manuscript

Misc. papers, inc. the following:
Obituary, Robert Eugene Seevers, December 1873, 1 item, printed
Death notice, Susan R. Flagg, with envelope (note indicates from Charlestown, W.Va. paper), 2 items
Magazine, The Collector, New York, May 1931, printed.
Note, C. Vernon Eddy

BOX 6 – SCRAPBOOKS (DIGITIZED)

Scrapbook 1, newspaper clippings, concerning Winchester, Va., circa early 1900s, 1 volume

Scrapbook 2, newspaper clippings, concerning Civil War, dates unclear, 1 volume

Scrapbook 3, newspaper clippings, concerning Civil War, dates unclear, 1 volume

BOX 7 (DIGITIZED)

Original Letters of the Sullivan and Hammond Families, Miscellaneous, 1 volume (contains the following groups): 
Note: The list of letters in this volume contains short descriptions of content (in italics). Transcriptions are available unless otherwise indicated. In some instances only transcripts are available.

Group I: Letters from Confederate Prisoners of War in Northern Prisons
Letter, George V. Kane, Fort Warren, Boston, to Algernon S. Sullivan, November 19, 1861, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Kane is a Confederate prisoner. He asks Sullivan to visit his wife.
Letter, Reid Sanders, Fort Warren, to Mary M. Sullivan, April 3, 1864, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Sanders writes that he might be exchanged this month, comments on good treatment and food.
Letter, F. Key Meade, Point Lookout, Scotland, Maryland, to Mary M. Sullivan, November 18, 1864, 1 page, with envelope. Meade thanks Mrs. Sullivan for writing; requests books, and provides family news.
Letter, James B. Jordan, Johnson’s Island, Ohio, to Mary M. Sullivan, November 23, 1864, 1 page, manuscript. Writes about living conditions.
Letter, W. Martin Jones, Washington, D.C. to Algernon S. Sullivan, February 17, 1865, 1 page, manuscript, with envelope. Confirms request to Senator Morgan for prisoner exchange of Lt. Reese, C.S.A. for Federal officer.
Letter, Thomas W. Mitchell, Fort Delaware, to Mary M. Sullivan, February 18, 1865, 1 page, manuscript, with envelope. Requests clothing.
Letter, Albert Richie, New York City, to Mary M. Sullivan, February 27, 1865, with envelope, 2 pages, manuscript. Concerns request for photographs of John Yates Beall.
Letter, Thomas W. Mitchell, Fort Delaware, to Mary M. Sullivan, March 18, 1865, with envelope, 1 page, manuscript. Thanks Sullivan for sending clothing.
Lines, written at the request of Mrs. Mary A. Sullivan, by Col. W. S. Hawkins, C. S. A. (Prisoner of War), 3 pages, manuscript
Poem, about soldiers along the Potomac, 1 page, manuscript
Letter, Mary E. Mitchell, Dedham, Maines, to Mary M. Sullivan, May 29, 1865, 4 pages, manuscript. Widow of Confederate soldier writes of her husband and kindnesses of ladies who assisted him.

Group II: Letters during Civil War from Relatives
Letter, William Taylor, Camp near Brandy Station, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, May 20, 1864, 2 pages, manuscript. Writer describes conflict and attitudes of local residents.
Letter, William Beverly Brown, Richmond, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, May 20, 1864, 3 pages, with envelope. Concerns Grant’s assault on Richmond and other wartime matters.

Group III: Letters during Civil War from Friends
Memorandum (transcript only), anonymous, undated, 1 page, typescript. Informs [Mrs. Sullivan?] that letters can no longer be sent via the customary channel.
Letter, J. R. Tucker, Richmond, Virginia, to Algernon S. Sullivan, June 27, 1861, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Concerns prisoners of the crew of the CSS Savannah.
Letter, Lucy J. Dorsey, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, undated, 4 pages, manuscript. Describes return of Confederate prisoners and news of war around Strasburg.
Letter, A. J. Albert Jr., Jourdan Springs, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, July 16, [no year given], 1 page, manuscript. Soldier describes his convalescence at home of Mrs. Hamtramack in Shepherdstown.
Letter, “Hanty” [Hannah McCormack] to “Mollie,” 1865, 4 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Describes aftermath of the war and her sorrow at Willie’s death.
Letter, “Hanty” [Hannah McCormack] to “Mollie,” March 4, 1865, 4 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Speaks fondly of family members and how much they are missed.
Letter, Hurley to unknown recipient, July 13, 1861, 1 page, manuscript on A. S. Sullivan’s letterhead. Speaks of “privateers.”
Letter, “V” and “A,” Northern Virginia, to Mary M. Sullivan, undated, 3 pages, manuscript. Thanks Mrs. Sullivan for her kindness to a friend.

Group IV: To Mrs. Ann Jackson Hammond Burnett
Letter, Betty Cooke, Charlestown, West Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, undated, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Mostly concerns family news and state of war around Charlestown.
Letter, William Burnett, Camp Floyd, near Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, October 7, 1861, 8 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Writer thanks his mother for clothes, sends regards to family and mentions slaves back home.
Letter, “I. M. S.,” Winchester, Virginia, to “Dearest Charlie,” March 10/11, 1862, 4 pages, manuscript. Writers laments death of friends and comrades, including Thomas Burnett, who died of Camp Fever.
Letter, Ellen D. Henry to “dear cousin,” Philadelphia, March 27, 1862, 4 pages, manuscript. Sends condolences upon death of her son.
Letter, William Burnett, Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, December 12, 1862, 5 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Concerns state of war and gives news of friends.
Letter, William Burnett, Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, February 25, 1863, 9 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Wishes to visit but fears it is too dangerous. Requests boots. Asks what effect Lincoln’s proclamation had on “the servants.”
Letter, William Burnett, Richmond, Virginia, to Ann J. Burnett, March 6, 1863, 4 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Continues letter of February 25th with discussion of preparations to meet Union assault and positions offered to him.
Letter, J.[Jane] D. Fuller, Winchester, Virginia, to M. J. Douglas, Thursday 21, year unknown, 4 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Describes horror of war and gives news of casualties.
Letter, Jane D. Fuller, Winchester, Virginia, to M. J. Douglas, March 19, year unknown, 6 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Gives news of war around Winchester, and effect on civilian population.

Group V: William Taylor Hammond, 1861-1864
Obituary, William Taylor Hammond, written by Algernon S. Sullivan, New York Daily News, August 3, 1864, 1 page, typescript (transcript only)
Obituary, William Taylor Hammond, written by anonymous Mr. B. in Richmond newspaper, 1864, 2 pages, typescript (transcript only)
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to Mary M. Sullivan, May 14, 1861, 3 pages, manuscript. Request clothing, gives news of troop movements, asks about family and friends.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Culpeper, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 3, 1861, 4 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Comments of actions of Federal troops in Jefferson County, describes anxiety about family and friends, asks for corduroy.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Fairfax, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 15, 1861, 3 pages, manuscript. Expresses concern for family members, in desperate need for corduroy pants.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Longstreet, Richmond, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, October 5, 1861, 1 page, manuscript. Describes being in the guard house. Expresses concern for family, especially Uncle Will, who has typhoid fever.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Mason, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, October 5, 1861, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Writes about events at camp and requests items to be sent to him.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, November 9, 1861, 2 pages, manuscript. Writes of wanting to be transferred to another unit to be stationed in Valley.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, November 15, 1861, 3 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Requests items from home. Hopes to join another unit stationed in Winchester.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, December 4, [1861?], 4 pages, manuscript. Discusses a death in the family and his search for a position as clerk.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Letcher, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, January 11, 1862, 1 page, manuscript, with envelope. Hammond writes that he has found housing with his uncle, speaks of family and makes requests for supplies.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, camp near Ashland, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, April 4, [1862?], 2 pages, manuscript. Hammond received a furlough.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Greenwood, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, August 24, 1862, 2 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Mostly concerns family news.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Orange, Virginia, to “Dearest Aunt” [Ann J. Burnett] , September 15, [no year given], 4 pages, manuscript. Describes being injured in battle, and describes injuries of friends.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp near Mount Crawford, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, 3 pages, manuscript, with envelope. Camp life is dull. Family news.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp near Orange, Virginia, to an unnamed aunt, January 29, 1963, 2 pages, manuscript. Hammond plans to resign his commission; family news.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp Jackson, Virginia, to unnamed aunt, 4 pages, manuscript. His unit is moving to Woodstock, plans to drive Union forces from Winchester.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Hagerstown, Maryland, to Harriet Milton Hammond, July 9, 1863. Writes of desperate fighting and losses.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Manassas Junction, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, October 17, 1863, 1 page, manuscript. Experienced continued fighting.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp near Brandy Point, to Harriet Milton Hammond, 4 pages, manuscript. Unhappy that he cannot secure a furlough. Tired of war.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond to unknown recipient, October 26, [1863?], 2 pages, manuscript. This is a fragment, missing both address and signature. Mostly discusses family news.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Springsberry, near Berryville, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, February 16, 1864. 2 pages, manuscript. Family news; expresses believe that war will be over soon and South will win.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, near Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, to Harriet Milton Hammond, May 23, 1864, 1 page, manuscript, with envelope. Describes continued fighting and heavy losses in his regiment.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Coal Harbor, Virginia, to Harriet Milton Hammond, June 1, 1864, 1 page, manuscript, with envelope. Constant fighting; he has been promoted to acting Sergeant Major of the regiment.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond, Camp 1 mile B. L. Centreville, to Harriet Milton Hammond, undated, 1 page, manuscript. Expects regiment to retreat to Winchester.
Letter, William Taylor Hammond to Harriet Milton Hammond, January 22, [no year given], 1 page, manuscript. Hammond writes that he is in desperate need of clothing.

Book, Historical Papers and Letter, Hammond and related families of Winchester, Virginia, 1796-1860 [1927], 1 volume (var. pages) ; typescript. These are transcriptions of materials found in Volume IV of the Historical Papers and Letters. See Box 3 for list of contents. Please note that titles and descriptions of each item may vary slightly between volumes.

BOX 8 (PARTIALLY DIGITIZED)

Notes relating to the Hammond family, compiled by Harriot M. Hammond, 1 volume (var.  pages) ; typescript. This volume contains transcriptions of many of the original materials in Volume 4, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1796-1927 (Box 3) with additional genealogical notes.

Copies of old papers and letters, 1796-1869, Hammond and Related Families, 1 volume (var. pages) ; typescript. This volume contains many of the original materials in Volume 4, Original Historical Papers, Sullivan and Hammond Families, 1796-1927 (Box 3) with additional genealogical notes on the Hammond family.

Land warrant to Mason Taylor for service in the Illinois Militia in the Black Hawk War, May 15, 1860

Pledge, the Algernon Sullivan Award Committee of the New York Southern Society, undated, 1 leaf

Books belonging to Collins, Hammond, and Burnett families (not digitized):

The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays throughout the Year. Philadelphia: George & Wayne, 1847.

Dunn, William. The Farmer's Daughter, an Authentic Narrative. Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker & Brewster, 1822.

Hervey, James. Theron and Aspasio: Or a Series of Dialogues and Letters. London: 1784.
Testament, c. 1783, belonging to Christopher Collins

Mead, William. Family Prayers. Alexandria, D.C.: Wm. M. Morrison, 1834.

The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: Assigns of Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty’s Printer, 1783. Belonged to Christopher Collins (1775-1808) of Charles Town, Virginia. Includes family history of Hammond family and of George Hammond Sullivan. Typed note pasted in book reads, “Presented in memory of Mary Mildred Sullivan by her son George Hammond Sullivan, February 1936.”

Watts, Isaac. Psalms of David. Elizabeth-town, NJ: James Sanderson, 1828.

BOX 9 – BIBLES(NOT DIGITIZED)

Bible and Apocrypha, Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1802, belonging to John Milton; Milton Family information in center    

Bible, Langdon Coffin, Boston, 1831, belonging to George W. Hammond; family notes inside and in Appendix  

BOX 10 – WORLD WAR I AND II ITEMS (NOT DIGITIZED)  

Pamphlet, C. Vernon Eddy,  "Winchester and Frederick County in Wartime," 29 pages, printed

Book, Clifton. Manual of English-French Conversation with Models of Letters. Paris: Garnier Brothers, n.d. 

Photograph book, The Absolute Truth, U.S. Signal Corps., 1 item, printed             

Naval transportation regulations, U.S.S. Leviathan                             

Basic field manual, 1939                                                                       

Loftie, W.J. "Guide to the Tower of London." London: Darling & Son, 1919.   

Flag, red with Union Jack in corner                                                       

Equipment including the following:                                                         
Puttees, leather, 1 pair
Belt ammunition pocket, 1
Cloth leg wraps, 2
Sam Browne belt, 1
Leather shoe strings, 1 pair

Photographs including the following:
World War I postcards, 3 envelopes
World War I ruins, 6 photographs
Picture postcards, 1 envelope
Official Photos of the Great War, U.S. Signal Corps, 1929

BOX 11 (NOT DIGITIZED)

Bronze tablet of Algernon Sydney Sullivan

BOX 12 (NOT DIGITIZED)

Silverware

PHOTOGRAPHS
Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/