Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881

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Hugh Blair Grigsby, nineteenth-century Virginia historian, lived from 1806-1881. He served on the Board of Visitors and as Chancellor of the College of William and Mary.

From the description of Papers, 1854-1880. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 41970122

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Janey Barron Marr) and Nanny Hope. Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Historian and Virginia state legislator.

From the description of Papers, 1745-1944. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 31752397

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown, D. C., 10 June 1810, the son of Thomas Ewell and Elizabeth Stoddert. He graduated from United States Military Academy and taught there. He taught at Hampden- Sydney College and at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University). In 1848, he was elected professor of mathematics and acting president of College of William and Mary and in 1854, became president. He was colonel of 32nd Virginia Infantry Regiment and later assistant adjutant-general to Joseph E. Johnston. He was president of William and Mary 1854-1888 and died 1894. He was the brother of Richard Stoddert Ewell, had another brother, William Stoddert, a sister Elizabeth S. Ewell and a daughter Elizabeth S. Ewell Scott.

From the guide to the Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers, 1784-1934., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Lawyer, journalist, and historian.

From the description of Papers of Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1775-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450577

Charles Campbell (1807-1876) was born on 1 May 1807, in Petersburg, Virginia, the firstborn child of parents John Wilson Campbell (d.1842), and Mildred Walker Moore Campbell. John, a bookstore owner, was also a historian. In 1831 he published the History of Virginia to 1781 . Later, he held the position of Federal Collector of Customs in Petersburg, Virginia. Mildred taught at the Petersburg Classical Academy in the 1840's. In addition to Charles, the couple also had two younger children, Alexander (Aleck) S. Campbell, and Elizabeth (Betty) Campbell Maben (d.1871).

Charles' mother, Mildred Walker Moore Campbell, was the granddaughter of Virginia lieutenant governor Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740). Mildred Walker Moore Campbell and her siblings Mary Fairfax Moore Keller, Dr. Alexander Spotswood Moore, Ann Evelina Moore Henley, William Agustin Moore, Eliza Moore McDonald, and Lavinia Moore McPheeters wrote and received numerous pieces of personal correspondence that are available in this collection.

Charles Campbell attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) from 1823-1825. Upon graduation he enrolled in Henry St. George Tucker's School of Law in Winchester, Virginia. However, he suffered from chronic headaches which caused him severe physical and mental exhaustion. By 1829, these health issues would force him to leave the law profession.

Following his departure from law, Campbell worked as an engineer of the Petersburg Railroad. Later he ran a private school for boys in Glencoe, Alabama. On 13 September 1836, he married Elvira N. Callaway (1819-1837) of Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1837, Elvira died shortly after the birth of a son, Callaway Campbell (b.1837). In his distress, Campbell left his son with Elivira's siblings, Thomas and Lucinda Callaway. Later, this would result in a court case to regain custody of his child.

Following the death of his wife, Campbell worked as a clerk in the office of the Collector of Custom in Petersburg, Virginia (a position he obtained from his father John Campbell). From 1840-1843, Campbell also owned, published, and edited a Petersburg newspaper, The American Statesman . He returned to teaching in 1842 by opening a classical school in Petersburg, becoming both teacher and administrator in the Anderson Seminary. He would hold these positions until the formation of free public schools in 1870.

Campbell remarried in 1850 to Miss Anna Birdsall of Rahway, New Jersey. They had four children, Mary Spotswood Campbell Robinson (b.1852), Nanny Campbell (b.1854), Charles Campbell (b.1856), and Fanny Campbell (1858-1860's).

Charles Campbell was committed to Western Lunatic Asylum at Staunton, Virginia, in 1873 where he remained until his death on July 11, 1876. He was buried at Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg.

Like his father, Campbell was a historian. He began contributing to journals in 1834. Some of the journals to which he frequently contributed included; The Southern Literary Messenger or The Southern and Western Literary Messenger and Review ; The Farmer's Register ; The New Yorker ; and the Petersburg Intelligencer . His most important work, however, was the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia . This work built upon his father's book and concerned Virginia history from the colony's founding to the Revolutionary War.

From the guide to the Charles Campbell Papers, 1743-1896., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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creatorOf Wise, John S. (John Sergeant), 1846-1913. Papers, 1869-1873. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo), 1839-1914. Letter from R.A. Brock, Richmond, Virginia, to Hugh Blair Grigsby, June 1, 1875 : photostat copy, circa 1938. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876. Papers, 1743-1896. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876. Charles Campbell papers, 1856. Columbia Theological Seminary, JBC Library
creatorOf Morton, Richard Lee, 1889-1974. Papers, 1756-1974, 1930-1969. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869. Letter to unidentified gentlemen [manuscript], 1840 April 11. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Grigsby family. Papers, 1745-1940 (bulk 1811-1895). Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Green, Samuel A. (Samuel Abbott), 1830-1918. Papers, 1700-1916. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881. Papers of Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1775-1880. Library of Congress
creatorOf Horner, Inman. Letter, 1859 October 10, Warrenton, [Va.] to Hugh B. Grigsby, Charlotte Ct. House, [Va.]. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Tyler, John, 1790-1862. John Tyler papers, 1691-1918 (bulk 1757-1918). Library of Congress
creatorOf Tucker, George, 1775-1861. Letter, Hampton, Va., to Hugh Blair Grigsby [manuscript] 1858 June 9. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Tyler Papers, 1691-1918, (bulk 1757-1918) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. James Barron Hope Papers I, 1790-1965, 1847-1887. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881. Papers, 1745-1944. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Rose, Robert, 1704-1751. Grigsby transcript of Robert Rose Diary [manuscript], 11868. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Randall, Henry Stephens, 1811-1876. Correspondence between Henry Stephens Randall and Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1856-1861. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1756-1931. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers, 1784-1934. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894. Papers, 1848-1898. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894. Papers, 1784-1934, 1830-1894. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881. Papers of Hugh Blair Grigsby, 1760-1876. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tucker, George, 1775-1861. Letters to Madison, Stevenson and Grigsby: [manuscript], 1822-1859. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. James Barron Hope Papers II. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Borcke, Heros von, 1835-1895. Miscellaneous papers [manuscript] 1743-46, 1808-81. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baxter, George Addison, 1771-1841. Papers, 1797-1893. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Wynne, Thomas Hicks, 1820-1875. Papers, 1848-1901, [microform]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881. Papers, 1854-1880. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Wynne, Thos. H. (Thomas Hicks), 1820-1875. Brock Collection: Papers of Thomas Hicks Wynne, 1848-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers, 1784-1934. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Tazewell family. Papers, 1623-1930. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Charles Campbell Papers, 1743-1896. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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