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Guide to the Wyndham Robertson Papers 1768-1925

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Robertson, Wyndham. Papers

Dates:

1768-1925

Size:

6 linear feet (12 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Wyndham Robertson, the 20th governor of Virginia actively corresponded with generals during the civil war. Additionally, he traced his family heritage to Pocahontas and authored historical texts. This collection contains family letters business papers, letters to civil war officials, family records and historical research.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Robertson, Wyndham. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Wyndham Robertson (1803-1888), the 20th governor of Virginia actively corresponded with southern generals during the civil war. Additionally, he traced his family heritage to Pocahontas and authored historical texts.

Scope Note

The Wyndham Robertson Papers contains approximately 2,300 letters, 1,200 receipts and accounts, and 250 deeds and legal documents. It is housed in twelve manuscript boxes. The material is broken up into four categories, the Robertson family correspondence arranged chronologically, John Robertson Correspondence, the Loyal Company papers arranged chronologically (1 1/2 boxes), and miscellaneous bound material such as account books, the family register, and books and magazines used by Robertson in his historical researches.

The family papers written before 1815 largely consist of the correspondence of Wyndham Robertson's grandfather, Archibald Robertson, a factor on the James River, to his family in Glasgow. Family affairs were the main subject of the correspondence which was continued by Wyndham's father, William. An eighteenth century commonplace book and two diaries of travel dated 1776 and July, 1797, presumably of Wyndham's father, date from this period.

In 1815 the correspondence of Wyndham, himself, commences. His early letters are principally to his father and to three of his brothers, John Robertson, member of the

Virginia legislature, attorney general of the state in 1823 and congressman, 1834; to Thomas Bolling Robertson, governor of Louisiana; and Powhatan Robertson. After his sojourn at William and Mary College from 1819 to 1821, he wrote to many of the friends he made there. From the time of his marriage to Mary F. Trigg Smith in 1831 until the Civil War, which includes the period of his governorship (1836-1838) there is singularly little in the collection dealing with his political career. The letters are addressed to Wyndham and are largely from his family and are concerned with family affairs, although in the years before 1838 Wyndham was immersed in law and politics and after that date was concerned with several business ventures. The correspondence does, however, give numerous descriptions and insights into Southern ante-bellum society. Particularly interesting in this respect are the letters of Wyndham's nephew, Henry Skipwith, and his niece, Gay Bernard, during the latter's stay in the Washington society ruled by the Calhouns. There are also some letters and accounts concerning Wyndham's estate at Abingdon, part of his wife's dowry, his plantation of Bayou Black in Louisiana, and his land speculations in Arkansas. Although there is little of sustained correspondence on political matters, the following individual letters are of interest: the original of the letter of resignation of Governor Tazewell to Wyndham Robertson, March 30, 1836; over a dozen letters written by Nicholas P. Trist to Wyndham between the years 1830 and 1860; a letter from Nicholas Biddle to Wyndham, February 21, 1839.

Beginning with the convention of 1856 and continuing through the year 1870, the correspondence is rich in political matter of the Civil War both for the state of Virginia and, especially in 1860, at the national level. The tribulations of the family during the years of battle and the struggle to retrieve the family's shattered fortunes after the war are fully recorded in their papers and letters. Noteworthy are letters from Edward Bates and General Winfield Scott during the election crisis of 1860 and from Generals Curtis Lee, Robert E. Lee, and J.E.B. Stuart, and from Samuel J. Tilden during the war.

The papers of Wyndham Robertson from the end of the Civil War until his death in 1888, although containing scattered political correspondence, are principally concerned with his business interest in the Buena Vista Plaster Company managed by himself and his two sons, Frank and Wyndham, and his antiquarian studies in the history of Virginia, particularly work on his book, The Descendants of Pocahontas, which was undertaken even before the outbreak of the Civil War. Wyndham Robertson was particularly proud of his descent from Pocahontas (he named one of his children Pocahontas, and another Powhatan). His genealogical papers contain extensive early documentation of the history of the Boiling family.

During the last years of his life, Wyndham had an active correspondence with other famous Virginia historians of his day such as William Wirt Henry, Alexander Brown, Hugh B. Grigsby, Conway Robinson, and Phillip S. Slaughter. The papers from 1888 to 1925, the date of the sale of the Buena Vista Plaster Company, record the growth of the Company and its problems under Wyndham's sons, Frank and Wyndham. Some reminiscences of the younger Robertsons are also contained in this part of the collection.

Because of its unique political interest the correspondence between Wyndham and his elder brother, John, extending from 1818 to 1872 has been treated as a distinct series within the collection. John Robertson sent lengthy reports of the current Washington scene after his election to Congress in 1834.

The papers of the Loyal Company of Virginia, previously dispersed by date through the collection, comprise a third chronological series, bearing no relationship to the rest of the Robertson papers. Captain Francis Smith, Wyndham's father-in-law, was a leading member of the Loyal Company during its last years. Wyndham apparently acquired the papers when he became executor of Smith's estate in 1840. The papers date from the mid-eighteenth century and contain land surveys, receipts, land grants, accounts, and records of court litigations. Notable are a series of fourteen grants of land on parchment dated between 1785 and 1834 signed by the following governors of Virginia: Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, Beverly Randolph, Robert Brooke, James Wood, James Monroe, John Page, James Barbour, and Littleton W. Tazewell.

Three groups of papers comprise the fourth series, Miscellaneous Robertson Papers, at the end of the collection: Robertson's Library of Books and Magazines Used in his Historical Researches; Scrapbooks and Diaries; and Robertson's Research Papers on the Descendants of Pocahontas.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Wyndham Robertson Family Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

March 6, 1740-April 1768

Box 1   Folder 2

June 1768-Jan. 28, 1773

Box 1   Folder 3

July 3, 1773-July 15, 1774

Box 1   Folder 4

May 15, 1779-March 1785

Box 1   Folder 5

July 5, 1786-May 11, 1799

Box 1   Folder 6

March 1801-Dec. 17, 1811

Box 1   Folder 7

March 22, 1815-July 20, 1818

Box 1   Folder 8

March 12, 1819-Oct. 18, 1819

Box 1   Folder 9

Oct. 27, 1819-Dec. 26, 1819

Box 1   Folder 10

Jan. 9, 1820-Feb. 24, 1820

Box 1   Folder 11

Feb. 28, 1820-April 30, 1820

Box 1   Folder 12

May 1, 1820-May 27, 1820

Box 1   Folder 13

June 16, 1820-June 30, 1820

Box 1   Folder 14

July 5, 1820-Oct. 11, 1820

Box 1   Folder 15

Nov. 1, 1820-Dec. 26, 1820

Box 1   Folder 16

Jan. 14, 1821-Feb. 24, 1821

Box 1   Folder 17

March 5, 1821-April 8, 1821

Box 1   Folder 18

April 9, 1821-April 29, 1821

Box 1   Folder 19

May 7, 1821-July 27, 1821

Box 1   Folder 20

July 28, 1821-Oct. 29, 1821

Box 1   Folder 21

Nov. 1, 1821-Dec. 29, 1821

Box 1   Folder 22

Jan. 30, 1822-March 8, 1822

Box 1   Folder 23

March 30, 1822-July 23, 1822

Box 1   Folder 24

Aug. 12, 1822-Dec. 31, 1822

Box 1   Folder 25

Jan. 17, 1823-Jan. 8, 1824

Box 1   Folder 26

Nov. 9, 1824-Aug. 4, 1825

Box 1   Folder 27

Aug. 7, 1825-Sept. 24, 1826

Box 2   Folder 1

Feb. 27, 1827-March 10, 1828

Box 2   Folder 2

March 18, 1828-Aug. 10, 1829

Box 2   Folder 3

Aug. 11, 1829-Dec. 1829

Box 2   Folder 4

Jan. 1, 1830-Aug. 12, 1830

Box 2   Folder 5

Aug. 19, 1830-Oct. 23, 1830

Box 2   Folder 6

Oct. 25, 1830-Dec. 9, 1830

Box 2   Folder 7

Jan. 13, 1831-June 19, 1831

Box 2   Folder 8

June 22, 1831-Aug. 17, 1831

Box 2   Folder 9

Aug. 18, 1831-Dec. 18, 1831

Box 2   Folder 10

Jan. 20, 1832-June 1832

Box 2   Folder 11

June 2, 1832-Aug. 17, 1832

Box 2   Folder 12

Aug. 18, 1832-Dec. 18, 1832

Box 2   Folder 13

Jan. 30, 1833-May 6, 1833

Box 2   Folder 14

June 1833-Sept. 16, 1833

Box 2   Folder 15

Sept. 25, 1833-Nov. 1833

Box 2   Folder 16

Jan. 29, 1834-July 26, 1834

Box 2   Folder 17

July 29, 1834-Nov. 21, 1834

Box 2   Folder 18

n.d. [1835?]-Sept. 4, 1835

Box 2   Folder 19

Sept. 11, 1835-Nov. 8, 1835

Box 2   Folder 20

Nov. 13, 1835-Dec. 20, 1835

Box 2   Folder 21

Jan. 20, 1836-March 30, 1836

Box 2   Folder 22

April 10, 1836-Aug. 3, 1836

Box 2   Folder 23

Aug. 20, 1836-Dec. 26, 1836

Box 2   Folder 24

Jan. 1, 1837-July 6, 1837

Box 2   Folder 25

Aug. 6, 1837-Nov. 2, 1837

Box 2   Folder 26

Oct. 24, 1837-Dec. 27, 1837

Box 2   Folder 27

Jan. 7, 1838-May 5, 1838

Box 2   Folder 28

May 20, 1838-Aug. 13, 1838

Box 2   Folder 29

Aug. 20, 1838-Dec. 22, 1838

Box 2   Folder 30

Jan. 6, 1839-April 3, 1839

Box 2   Folder 31

Apr. 13, 1839-May 27, 1839

Box 2   Folder 32

June 2, 1839-Dec. 16, 1839

Box 3   Folder 1

n.d. [1840?]-May 30, 1840

Box 3   Folder 2

June 9, 1840-Oct. 9, 1840

Box 3   Folder 3

Oct. 21, 1840-Dec. 24, 1841

Box 3   Folder 4

Jan. 1, 1842-July 6, 1842

Box 3   Folder 5

Aug. 8, 1842-Feb. 3, 1843

Box 3   Folder 6

Feb. 8, 1843-Dec. 18, 1843

Box 3   Folder 7

Feb. 20, 1844-Mar. 25, 1845

Box 3   Folder 8

Mar. 27, 1845-Jan. 5, 1846

Box 3   Folder 9

Jan. 9, 1846-Dec. 30, 1846

Box 3   Folder 10

Jan. 14, 1847-Sept. 4, 1847

Box 3   Folder 11

Oct. 8, 1847-Nov. 24, 1848

Box 3   Folder 12

Nov. 25, 1848-Dec. 30, 1849

Box 3   Folder 13

n.d. [185-?]-Sept. 11, 1851

Box 3   Folder 14

Sept. 26, 1851-Sept. 4, 1852

Box 3   Folder 15

Sept. 11, 1852-Dec. 26, 1853

Box 3   Folder 16

n.d. [1854]-Sept. 24, 1855

Box 3   Folder 17

Sept. 25, 1855-July 30, 1856

Box 3   Folder 18

Aug. 6, 1856-Dec. 30, 1856

Box 3   Folder 19

n.d. [1857]-June 22, 1857

Box 3   Folder 20

July 5, 1857-Jan. 22, 1858

Box 3   Folder 21

Jan. 27, 1858-Aug. 7, 1858

Box 3   Folder 22

Aug. 17, 1858-Dec. 12, 1858

Box 3   Folder 23

Jan. 5, 1859-Apr. 24, 1859

Box 3   Folder 24

Apr. 28, 1859-Aug. 6, 1859

Box 3   Folder 25

Aug. 22, 1859-Dec. 21, 1859

Box 4   Folder 1

1860 [n.d.]-Mar. 25, 1860

Box 4   Folder 2

Mar. 27, 1860-June 18, 1860

Box 4   Folder 3

July 16, 1860-Nov. 1, 1860

Box 4   Folder 4

Nov. 2, 1860-Dec. 27, 1860

Box 4   Folder 5

1861 [n.d.]-Apr. 27, 1861

Box 4   Folder 6

Apr. 28, 1861-June 30, 1861

Box 4   Folder 7

July 1, 1861-Aug. 3, 1861

Box 4   Folder 8

Aug. 21, 1861-Dec. 26, 1861

Box 4   Folder 9

1862 [n.d.]-July 4, 1862

Box 4   Folder 10

July 5, 1862-Dec. 25, 1862

Box 4   Folder 11

Jan. 8, 1863-June 12, 1863

Box 4   Folder 12

June 18, 1863-Oct. 18, 1863

Box 4   Folder 13

Oct. 28, 1863-Dec. 28, 1864

Box 4   Folder 14

1865 [n.d.]-June 26, 1865

Box 4   Folder 15

July 31, 1865-Dec. 31, 1865

Box 4   Folder 16

1866 [n.d.]-Feb. 12, 1866

Box 4   Folder 17

Feb. 14, 1866-May 16, 1866

Box 4   Folder 18

May 18, 1866-Dec. 19, 1866

Box 4   Folder 19

1867 [n.d.]-May 16, 1867

Box 4   Folder 20

May 20, 1867-Dec. 31, 1867

Box 4   Folder 21

1868 [nd.]-Apr. 1, 1868

Box 4   Folder 22

Apr. 3, 1868-July 12, 1868

Box 4   Folder 23

July 20, 1868-Dec. 30, 1868

Box 4   Folder 24

1869 [n.d.]-Feb. 16, 1869

Box 4   Folder 25

Feb. 17, 1869-Aug. 4, 1869

Box 4   Folder 26

Aug. 6, 1869-Dec. 24, 1869

Box 4   Folder 27

1870 [n.d.]-Apr. 3, 1870

Box 4   Folder 28

Apr. 4, 1870-July 14, 1870

Box 4   Folder 29

July 27, 1870-Dec. 31, 1870

Box 5   Folder 1

1871 [n.d.]-Mar. 1, 1871

Box 5   Folder 2

Mar. 12, 1871-June 19, 1871

Box 5   Folder 3

July 1, 1871-Dec. 28, 1871

Box 5   Folder 4

1872 [n.d.]-Apr. 6, 1872

Box 5   Folder 5

Apr. 9, 1872-July 5, 1872

Box 5   Folder 6

July 9, 1872-Dec. 31, 1872

Box 5   Folder 7

1873 [n.d.]-Feb. 11, 1873

Box 5   Folder 8

Feb. 26, 1873-May 18, 1873

Box 5   Folder 9

June 1873-Dec. 27, 1873

Box 5   Folder 10

1874 [n.d.]-May 23, 1874

Box 5   Folder 11

June 1, 1874-Dec. 19, 1874

Box 5   Folder 12

1875 [n.d.]-Feb. 4, 1875

Box 5   Folder 13

Feb. 9, 1875-Apr. 14, 1875

Box 5   Folder 14

Apr. 20, 1875-July 16, 1875

Box 5   Folder 15

July 24, 1875-Dec. 29, 1875

Box 5   Folder 16

1876 [n.d.]-June 6, 1876

Box 5   Folder 17

June 9, 1876-Nov. 2, 1876

Box 5   Folder 18

Nov. 23, 1876-Dec. 26, 1877

Box 5   Folder 19

1878 [n.d.]-Sept. 13, 1878

Box 5   Folder 20

Sept. 23, 1878-Jan. 7, 1879

Box 5   Folder 21

Jan. 30, 1879-July 13, 1879

Box 5   Folder 22

July 23, 1879-Dec. 1, 1879

Box 5   Folder 23

Jan. 1, 1880-April 22, 1880

Box 5   Folder 24

Apr. 24, 1880-July 30, 1880

Box 5   Folder 25

Aug. 9, 1880-Dec. 14, 1880

Box 6   Folder 1

1881 [n.d.]-May 10, 1881

Box 6   Folder 2

May 21, 1881-Dec. 30, 1881

Box 6   Folder 3

1882 [n.d.]-May 8, 1882

Box 6   Folder 4

May 12, 1882-July 31, 1882

Box 6   Folder 5

Aug. 7, 1882-Dec. 30, 1882

Box 6   Folder 6

1883 [n.d.]-March 28, 1883

Box 6   Folder 7

Apr. 1, 1883-Aug. 13, 1883

Box 6   Folder 8

Aug. 24, 1883-Dec. 31, 1883

Box 6   Folder 9

Jan. 1, 1884-Apr. 26, 1884

Box 6   Folder 10

May 1, 1884-Feb. 11, 1885

Box 6   Folder 11

Feb. 13, 1885-Sept. 1, 1885

Box 6   Folder 12

Sept. 8, 1885-Dec. 31, 1885

Box 6   Folder 13

1886 [n.d.]-Mar. 10, 1886

Box 6   Folder 14

Mar. 11, 1886-Sept. 11, 1886

Box 6   Folder 15

Oct. 1, 1886-Nov. 11, 1886

Box 6   Folder 16

Nov. 13, 1886-Dec. 31, 1886

Box 6   Folder 17

Jan. 1, 1887-Mar. 28, 1887

Box 6   Folder 18

Mar. 30, 1887-July 22, 1887

Box 6   Folder 19

July 23, 1887-Sept. 16, 1887

Box 6   Folder 20

Sept. 22, 1887-Dec. 10, 1887

Box 6   Folder 21

Jan. 6, 1888-Feb. 14, 1888

Box 6   Folder 22

Feb. 15, 1888-Feb. 17, 1888

Box 6   Folder 23

Feb. 18, 1888-Dec. 25, 1888

Box 6   Folder 24

Feb. 14, 1889-Dec. 3, 1889

Box 6   Folder 25

Dec. 23, 1889-Apr. 3, 1890

Box 6   Folder 26

Apr. 9, 1890-July 16, 1890

Box 7   Folder 1

Sept. 4, 1893-July 1894

Box 7   Folder 2

July 1895-Mar. 6, 1899

Box 7   Folder 3

Nov. 6, 1902-Apr. 18, 1904

Box 7   Folder 4

Apr. 21, 1904-Feb. 20, 1906

Box 7   Folder 5

Feb. 28, 1906-Dec. 23, 1908

Box 7   Folder 6

Jan. 4, 1909-Apr. 24, 1909

Box 7   Folder 7

May 1909-Jan. 6, 1912

Box 7   Folder 8

Jan. 8, 1912-Oct. 13, 1914

Box 7   Folder 9

Mar. 22, 1915-Mar. 30, 1921

Box 7   Folder 10

Nov. 12, 1921-Aug. 20, 1923

Box 7   Folder 11

Nov. 23, 1923-July 3, 1925

Box 7   Folder 12

Undated papers

Box 7   Folder 13

Miscellaneous undated papers

Box 7   Folder 14

Miscellaneous undated papers and correspondence

Box 7   Folder 15

Undated correspondence

Box 7   Folder 16

Undated correspondence

Box 7   Folder 17

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

Box 7   Folder 18

Undated correspondence

Box 7   Folder 19

Undated papers, speeches, etc

Box 7   Folder 20

Miscellaneous undated correspondence

Box 7   Folder 21

"Extracts-Fugitive Poetry"

Box 7   Folder 22

Undated correspondence

Box 7   Folder 23

Undated correspondence

Series II: John Robertson Correspondence

Box 8   Folder 1

Oct. 13, 1818-Aug. 3, 1825

Box 8   Folder 2

Aug. 10, 1825-July 15, 1827

Box 8   Folder 3

Aug. 6, 1827-Sept. 9, 1829

Box 8   Folder 4

Feb. 21, 1830-Sept. 5, 1833

Box 8   Folder 5

Aug. 20, 1834-Jan. 22, 1835

Box 8   Folder 6

Jan. 23, 1835-Mar. 31, 1835

Box 8   Folder 7

1836 [n.d.]-Feb. 18, 1836

Box 8   Folder 8

Feb. 29, 1836-May 3, 1836

Box 8   Folder 9

May 4, 1836-June 10, 1836

Box 8   Folder 10

June 13, 1836-Dec. 30, 1836

Box 8   Folder 11

Jan. 1837-Mar. 7, 1837

Box 8   Folder 12

Aug. 3, 1837-Feb. 25, 1838

Box 8   Folder 13

Mar. 2, 1838-Dec. 24, 1838

Box 8   Folder 14

Jan. 3, 1839-Aug. 3, 1839

Box 8   Folder 15

July 2, 1843-Nov. 9, 1868

Box 8   Folder 16

Nov. 19, 1869-Mar. 15, 1872

Series III: Loyal Company Papers

Box 8   Folder 17

July 14, 1752-Jan. 14, 1783

Box 8   Folder 18

Jan. 15, 1783-Nov. 1, 1791

Box 8   Folder 19

May 22, 1793-May 30, 1799

Box 8   Folder 20

Dec. 20, 1799-Nov. 15, 1800

Box 8   Folder 21

Feb. 1801-1802 [n.d.] Includes Loyal Company Account Book for Dec. 31, 1801-Dec. 31, 1820

Box 8   Folder 22

Jan. 26, 1802-June 10, 1802

Box 8   Folder 23

June 11, 1802-Jan. 4, 1804

Box 8   Folder 24

Apr. 23, 1804-Oct. 13, 1806

Box 8   Folder 25

May 20, 1807-[1809]

Box 8   Folder 26

Oct. 21, 1809-May 26, 1811

Box 8   Folder 27

June 17, 1811-Dec. 10, 1812

Box 8   Folder 28

Mar. 1813-Dec. 7, 1813

Box 9   Folder 1

Jan. 9, 1814-Mar. 28, 1814

Box 9   Folder 2

Apr. 11, 1814-Sept. 19, 1815

Box 9   Folder 3

Oct. 30, 1815-Feb. 14, 1816

Box 9   Folder 4

Feb. 19, 1816-Nov. 20, 1817

Box 9   Folder 5

Feb. 8, 1818-May 20, 1819

Box 9   Folder 6

May 22, 1819-Jan. 1, 1820

Box 9   Folder 7

Feb. 25, 1820-Jan. 1821

Box 9   Folder 8

Jan. 1, 1821-Dec. 16, 1822

Box 9   Folder 9

Jan. 28, 1823-Sept. 3, 1825

Box 9   Folder 10

Jan. 23, 1826-June 2, 1827

Box 9   Folder 11

Aug. 24, 1827-Dec. 12, 1827

Box 9   Folder 12

Apr. 18, 1828-July 1832

Box 9   Folder 13

Oct. 11, 1832-Jan. 1, 1835

Box 9   Folder 14

Apr. 7, 1835-Sept. 12, 1837

Box 9   Folder 15

Dec. 16, 1837-July 16, 1844

Box 9   Folder 16

Maps compiled by Francis Smith in 1812 to be used with Marshall's Life of Washington

Box 9   Folder 17

Land grants on parchment by governors of Virginia, undated-Jan. 4, 1797 (6 documents)

Box 9   Folder 18

Land grants on parchment by governors of Virginia, Aug. 14, 1797-Aug. 3, 1813 (8 documents)

Box 9   Folder 19

Day Book "B," Aug. 1, 1807-May 22, 1808

Series IV: Miscellaneous Robertson Research Papers

Box 10   Folder 1

A Correspondence Between Generals Early and Mahone In Regard to a Military Memoir of the Latter (printed pamphlet, n.p., n.d., 20 pp.)

Box 10   Folder 2

The Historical Magazine, no. 1, 1860

Box 10   Folder 3

The Historical Magazine, no. 6, 1860

Box 10   Folder 4

The Historical Magazine, no. 9, 1860 (2 copies)

Box 10   Folder 5

Littell's Living Age, no. 658, Jan. 3, 1857

Box 10   Folder 6

  • Du Maurier, George, Pictures of English Society ("From 'Punch' "), New York, D. Appleton, 1884
  • Ossian's Poems, vol. 2 (printed book, n.p., n.d., 252 pp.
Box 10   Folder 7

Peabody Education Fund, Proceedings of the Trustees at Their Twenty-Eighth Meeting, New York, 3 October, 1889, Cambridge, University Press, 1889

Box 10   Folder 8

Smith, John, Capt., A True Relation of Virginia... With an Introduction and Notes by Charles Deane, Boston, Wiggin and Lunt, 1866 (unbound)

Box 10   Folder 9

Virginia Historical Society, Proceedings..., 1855; Jan. 17, 1852; Feb. 24, 1882 (3 printed pamphlets)

Box 10   Folder 10

Warrock's Virginia and North Carolina Almanac, 1864

Series V: Scrapbooks and Diaries

Box 10   Folder 11

Family Register, June, 1820

Box 10   Folder 12

Diaries

  • Diary, 1763-1782
  • Diary, 1797
Box 10   Folder 13

Business diary, 1849

  • Business diary, 1851
Box 11   Folder 1

Account book of Pelham Blackford (notary public?), Sept. 13, 1887-June 3, 1889

Box 11   Folder 2

Commonplace book, ca. 1780

Box 11   Folder 3

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1858-1873 (articles pasted over pages of diary, "Remarks On Board U.S. Sloop of War Natches, William Mervine, Esq., Commander")

Box 11   Folder 4

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and correspondence, and printed documents and speeches of Wyndham Robertson, 1836-1871

Box 11   Folder 5

The Plantation Record and Account Book No. 2 Suitable for a Force of 80 Hands or Under, fragment of a printed Plantation Record book kept by overseers Jackson R. Nixon and Holden Wright, 1849-1858, 39 pp., numbered [1-12], 1-4, 101-102, 107-14, 127-140

Series VI: Robertson's Papers on the Descendants of Pocahontas

Box 11   Folder 6-9

Scrapbook of drafts for Wyndham Robertson, The Descendants of Pocahontas; called also Matoa (drafts pasted on pages additional of the Plantation Record and Account Book No. 2 described above)

Box 12   Folder 1

  • Pocahontas Memorial Association (promotional and members' pamphlet containing list of officers, membership information, historical and literary texts)
  • Advertisement for Mrs. Herbert Jones, Princess Charlotte of Wales, London, Bernard Quaritch, 1884)
  • Advertisement for Wyndham Robertson, Pocahontas Alias Matoaka And Her Descendants, Richmond, Virginia, J. W. Randolph and English, 1887
  • Newspaper clipping, "The Real Pocahontas," reproducing 1616 portrait of Pocahontas at age 21
Box 12   Folder 2

Rev. Edward D. Neill, Pocahontas and Her Companions, Albany, N.Y., Joel Munsell, 1869

Box 12   Folder 3

  • "On Neill," notebook of holograph notes on Neill's Pocahontas and Her Companions
  • Wyndham Robertson, "Strictures of Pocahontas and Her Companions: A Chapter from the History of the Virginia Company of London by Rev. E. D. Neill." Autograph Ms, 18 pp
  • Unbound sheets of E. D. Neill, Pocahontas and Her Companions...(to page 8 only) bearing Robertson's drafts and notes for his "Strictures..."
Box 12   Folder 4-9

Two loose leaf scrapbooks of notes for The Descendants of Pocahontas, including-

Box 12   Folder 4

2 scrapbook bindings; folder of notes entitled, "Notes, Data and Gen(ealogical) correspondence about Pocahontas her portrait, etc."

Box 12   Folder 5

  • Wyndham Robertson, Abingdan, Virginia, to..., October..., 1858. Printed form letter soliciting genealogical information sent by Robertson to his relatives.
  • Descendants of Pocahontas; called also Matoa (printed genealogy, 6 pp.) sent with solicitation letter
Box 12   Folder 6

Five annotated copies of Descendants of Pocahontas; called also Matoa (printed genealogy, 6 pp.)

Box 12   Folder 7

Responses to inquiries by Robertson regarding the Bolling family and related notes

Box 12   Folder 8

Responses to inquiries by Robertson regarding the Bolling family and related notes

Box 12   Folder 9

Robert Bolling, b. 1738, Bolling family genealogy (two printed sheets, ca. 1760)