Family papers, 1768-1925 (inclusive).

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Robertson, Wyndham, 1803-1888. Family papers, 1768-1925 (inclusive).

Family papers, 1768-1925 (inclusive).

Papers of Wyndham Robertson and his family. Contains correspondence, receipts and accounts, land grants, deeds, a family register, legal documents, scrapbooks, and diaries. Pre-1815 material consists of the correspondence of Wyndham Robertson's grandfather, Archibald, and his father, William. Early material also includes a commonplace book and two travel diaries. Correspondence, 1856-1870, includes letters from Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Samuel Tilden, and others prominent in military and civilian life. Also includes correspondence that describes developments leading to the Civil War, the effects of the war and post-war activities on Robertson's family. Contains records of the Loyal Company. Papers from 1888 to 1925 relate to the Wyndham family's management of the Buena Vista Plaster Company. Also contains genealogical documentation on the history of the Bolling family and Pocahontas from whom Robertson was descended. Land grants, 1785-1834, signed by Virginia governors are also included.

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