Munford-Ellis family papers, 1777-1942.


Munford-Ellis family. Munford-Ellis family papers, 1777-1942.

Munford-Ellis family papers, 1777-1942.

Correspondence and family, business, and personal papers (chiefly 1830-1900) of the Munford and Ellis families of Virginia. The earlier portion of the papers centers around George Wythe Munford and his wife, of Richmond, and concerns Virginia and Virginians from the Revolution through the Civil War. Includes correspondence of Powhatan Ellis, senator from Mississippi; literary manuscripts of members of the Munford family; and material on antebellum social, political, and literary life, Civil War battles in Virginia and on the Mississippi River, and Reconstruction. The later papers (after ca. 1866) center around Thomas Taylor Munford, Confederate Cavalry general and son of George Wythe Munford, and concern Confederate cavalry, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, the Virginia Military Institute, Confederate controversies, and other matters. Includes a narrative of the Battle of Five Forks and the retreat of Lee to Appomattox. Correspondents and persons mentioned include John Allan, John D. Blair, Heros Von Borcke, Alexander Brown, Agnes S.B. Gamble Cabell, R.H. Dabney, John W. Daniel, Charles Ellis, Clement A. Evens, J.B. Floyd, Henry Gannett, Carter Glass, Wade Hampton, R.M.T. Hunter, Andrew Johnson, J.W. Jones, Fitzhugh Lee, G.W.C. Lee, Stephen D. Lee, John Letcher, James Longstreet, W. Gordon McCabe, J.Y. Mason, D.H. Maury, Lucian Minor, John S. Mosby, Edgar Allan Poe, Roger A. Pryor, William Radford, Wyndham Robertson, Thomas Rutherfoord, Edmund Schriver, Philip Slaughter, William Smith, J.B. Tabb, Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, Martin Van Buren, H.A. Wise, Marcus J. Wright, and members of the Allen, Nimmo, Pegram, Talbot, Taylor, Tucker, and Radford families.

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George Wythe Munford was born 8 January 1803 in Richmond, Virginia to William Munford (1775-1825) and Sally Radford Munford. Educated at the College of William & Mary, Munford was employed by his father who served as clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates. Munford succeeded to the post of clerk upon his father's death in 1825 and held that position in 1852, when he became Secretary of the Commonwealth, serving in that position for 12 years. He also served as clerk of the Virginia Constitut...

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