Papers of the Magruder family, [manuscript], 1787-1945.


Magruder family. Papers of the Magruder family, [manuscript], 1787-1945.

Papers of the Magruder family, [manuscript], 1787-1945.

The collection contains correspondence, reports, articles, speeches, laboratory data, architectural drawings, blueprints, surveys, account books, printed material and photographs. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Egbert W. Magruder, chemist for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and the F. S. Royster Guano Company. Topics include the livestock and field crops of Virginia, agricultural and chemical research, fertilizers, food adulturation, professional organizations, & Potomac River pollution as well as the Norfolk Community Fund, First Presbyterian Church, family genealogy, the Clan McGregor , and farm accounts. Earlier Magruder family papers consist of correspondence, legal and business papers, surveys, estate settlement, South Plains Presbyterian Church, Keswick, the Virginia Experiment Station, Blacksburg, account book for personal expenses, Henry Minor Magruder [1844- ], and the Charlottesville Grange, 1875-1876, and papers pertaining to the purchase and management of Glenmore and Edgehill in Albemarle County, Blenheim, Caroline County, Union Mills, Fluvanna County, and River Bend, Spotsylvania County. There are Civil War letters of John Bowie and Horatio Erskine Magruder describing camp life, the battles of 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Suffolk (White Marsh Road), and imprisonment at Point Lookout. Correspondents include: Eugene Cook Bingham, Lloyd Campbell Bird, Richard Newman Brackett, Charles Franklin Burroughs, Julian Ashby Burrus, Harry Flood Byrd, Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Wat Tyler Cluverius, John Warwick Daniel, Westmoreland Davis, Edward Griffith Dodson, Meade Ferguson, James Gaven Field, John T. Goolrick, Norman Rond Hamilton, William Flowers Hand, John Redd Hutcheson, Wilbur Fisk Massey, Charles Lathrop Parsons, William Ballard Preston, William Horace Ross, Wortley F. Rudd, William Woolford Skinner, Henry Louis Smith and Joseph Glass Venable.

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