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The Rockefeller Library's Special Collections department owns more than 50,000 manuscript pages.

A number of manuscripts have been microfilmed and are available through interlibrary loan. Contact Special Collections for more information.


The form below searches most of the manuscripts in our collection. Additional items are added frequently. A portion of our manuscripts have been fully digitized and transcribed and are available in our Digital Library.

Search for manuscripts:

Title Number
David Shepherd Arithmetic Book, 1772-1780 MS 1971.3
Deed of Emancipation of Josiah Cathon's Slaves, 1793 February 2 MS 2001.21
Deed of James Lyon with John Eyre for sixteen slaves, 1809 November 21 MS 2008.9
Deed to Daniel Groom, 1713 April 11 MS 1946.4
Deed to Daniel Parke, 1693 November 8 MS 1940.1.b
Deed to Francis Jerdone, 1752 March 24 MS 1933.5 2X
Deed to John Custis, 1719 Jan 13 MS 1946.1.b
Deed to Lemuel J. Bowden, 1840 January 29 MS 2000.11
Deed to Thomas Nelson, Jr., 1783 September 1 MS 2000.80 1X
Deed to William Sherwood, 1684 Nov 4 MS 1940.1.a
Dell Upton Papers, 1973-1999 MS 1999.13
Delos H. Smith Collection, 1940s-1950s MS 1990.6
Deneufville Papers, 1785-ca. 1850 MS 1941.2
Diary of Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead, 1853-1855 MS 2005.5
Dismal Swamp Canal Company Records, 1792-1834 MS 1976.3
Dismal Swamp Canal Lottery ticket MS 1991.8.2
Dixon Family Papers, 1789-1941 MS 1992.3
Documents concerning the sale of Dr. Archer's slaves, 1829-1835 MS 2008.14
Donald Streeter Collection, 1950-1980 MS 1985.4
Doughty and Cole Agreement, 1882 November 4 MS 2002.2
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621 manuscript(s) found

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