Papers of the Rives family [manuscript] (1777) 1822-1945.

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Anderson, Joseph Reid, 1813-1892,. Papers of the Rives family [manuscript] (1777) 1822-1945.

Papers of the Rives family [manuscript] (1777) 1822-1945.

The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal papers, biographical material, photographs, clippings and memorabilia. The correspondence discusses genealogy, A.L. Rives' studies at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and his work for the Richmond and Danville Railroad Co., and Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy's 1914 London trip. The financial and legal papers contain a copy of the 1777 will of William Rives of Sussex County and bills from French tradesmen. Genealogical papers trace the Belling, Macmurdo, Page, Starke, Rivers, and Walker families, and biographical material contains information on W.C. Rives, A.L. Rives and Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy. Two childhood journals, 1874 and 1879 of Amélie Rives are present as are her marriage service book, 1896, horoscopes, and clippings regarding her two husbands and her literary career. Of interest is a petition to Napoleon III regarding the arbitration of claims against the American ship General Armstrong. The collection also contains calling cards, passports, invitations, and a poetry album. In the papers are copies and extracts of letters from Joseph Reid Anderson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Richard Stoddert Ewell, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Robert Edward Lee, Robert McClelland, and Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. There are two telegraph messages from William Tecumseh Sherman and an autograph note of Marie Amelie de Bourbon. Other correspondents include Adair Pleasants Archer, John Mercer Brooke, Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, Bernard Morris Lee Ernst, William Buel Franklin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Richard Hovey, Jean Julien Lemordant, Cornelia Paterson Van Rensselaer, Henry Shelton Sanford, William Glover Stanard, Roberta Wellford, and Jeremy Francis Gilmer.

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