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Catalog Number 2011.22.540
Title Folder of miscellaneous historic site information
Credit line Courtesy of Ann Chambers Mennell, in memory of Girard Chambers, Jr.
Collection Girard Chambers, Jr. Collection
Object Type Documents
Description/Scope & Content Folder of miscellaneous historic site information and local history documents .

-Booklet, consisting of seven pages, titled "Historical Properties now Included in the West Area of Langley Research Center, NASA. A Short History of (Compiled by the LRC Historical and Archeological Society)." Title page also reads, "This Publication is Published by Langley Research Center as part of its official observance of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution." The pages describe notable historic places and people from the area. Last page includes a map labeled "Portion of Chesterville Plantation Now Included in NASA's West Area." Created by LRC Historical and Archeological Society. Dated 1974.

-Diagram, labeled "The Old Home Place Family Tree." Includes genealogical information on the heirs of John E. Landrum and Indiana Nettles. "Compiled by K. L. Quinn 1979."

-Document, titled "Extracts from Reports of The Rebellion." The document authorizes Captain Wilder to take possession of farm land owned by Jefferson Sinclair and others, and describes the details of their division and use. Document also reports casualties and number wounded in "the battle near Allen's Farm, Va." Note indicates this information was copied from "the records of the War of the Rebellion on file the Army war College, Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1927." Signed by Jesse L. Sinclair, Major, C.A.C., U.S. Army. Dated April 4, 1927.

-Image, labeled "32 Point Compass." Unsigned, undated.

-Photograph, labeled "E. A. Semple & Family." Unsigned, undated.

-Photograph of an unlabeled historic building.

-Document, consisting of eight pages, titled "Burning of Hampton During the War Between the States August, 1861 As Related by Robert S. Hudgins of the Old Dominion Dragoons of Elizabeth City County, Virginia." Left side of each sheet labeled "COPY." Published by Old Dominion Dragoons Chapter United Daughters of Confederacy, written by Robert S. Hudgins. Dated 1931.

-Article and accompanying photograph titled "Refurbishing the Armstrong-Tysor home has restored the building to its historical niche in Hampton." Note on article reads, "Reprinted from the Daily Press." The article describes the restoration of the historic building and gives a brief history of the people that occupied it. Unsigned, undated.

-Document, consisting of two pages, titled "A Historic Sketch of Chesterville" which describes the history of the Chesterville property including different owners and uses over time. Upper right corner of first page reads, "Edw. Hudgins." Unsigned, undated.

-Article, titled "Revolutionary Hampton" describing the history of the city of Hampton during the Revolutionary War via the Syms-Eaton Museum's enlarged map titled "Plan of Hampton in order to serve the establishment of winter quarters for the Legion of Lauzon" (translated from French). An image of this map is included with the article. Written by "Syms-Eaton Museum education coordinator," Joseph Frankoski. Undated.
People Armstrong, Richard ("Dick")
Frankoski, Joseph P.
Hudgins, R. S.
Landrum, John E.
Nettles, Indiana
Quinn, Kenneth
Semple, Edward Armistead, Major
Sinclair, Jesse
Wythe, George
Wythe, Thomas, II
Topics Burning of Hampton (1861)