Papers of the Berkeley family [manuscript], 1788-1962 (bulk 1861-1932).


Berkeley, Anne Poe, 1856-1938,. Papers of the Berkeley family [manuscript], 1788-1962 (bulk 1861-1932).

Papers of the Berkeley family [manuscript], 1788-1962 (bulk 1861-1932).

The papers contain correspondence, financial and legal papers, genealogical papers, diaries, memoirs, class notebooks, clippings, photographs, maps, and memorabilia. The correspondence is chiefly between Landon Carter Berkeley, a master at Episcopal High and Danville (Va.) lawyer, and Anne Poe (Harrison) Berkeley, a student at Wellesley, and teacher in Alabama and Maryland prior to her marriage. There are also many letters of Francis Lewis Berkeley, Albemarle Co. farmer, Norborne Berkeley, an engineer in West Virginia in the 1880s, and Cynthia Berkeley. Topics include the election of 1856, the Civil War, horse racing, Dwight Lyman Moody's Wellesley talks, the Miller School, Oregon in the 1880s, White Sulphur Springs, and the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. Slave hiring, Mary Custis Lee, Chilly Langhorne and William Mahone are all mentioned. The collection also contains sermons, poetry, the Civil War diary of Daniel P. Smith, a Confederate sargeant in the seige of Port Hudson, the memoirs of Norborne Berkeley mentioning Seven Pines, 1st and 2nd Bull Run, and Gettysburg. In the financial and legal papers are indentures, bills and receipts, cancelled checks for family members and for John Crissey, an in-law, and an indenture concerning the lands of Thomas Nelson. Also included are the memoirs of Edmund Berkeley with andecdotes about Lafayette, Catesby Ap Roger Jones, Andrew Jackson, Charles Dickens, Sam Houston, John Tyler, the explosion of the Peacemaker on the U.S.S. Princeton, and the Civil War including battles of 1st Bull Run, Ball's Bluff and Gettysburg. In addition there are geology notebooks, 1896-1897, and a farming diary of Francis L. Berkeley, a school notebook, 1887, of Cynthia Berkeley, a mill ledger, 1817-1818, of William Noland, accounts, 1854-1885, of William Noland Berkeley, a stock register, 1915-1930 of G.D. Smith with E.L. Rothschild & Co., a trigonometry notebook, 1932, and an autobiography of Randolph Carter Berkeley. Correspondents include John Thompson Brown, John Warwick Daniel, Thomas Walter Harrison, Andrew Jackson Montague, Thomas Nelson Page, Wharton Sinkler, and Micajah Woods.

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