A Guide to the Dr. Edward Riley papers, Undated Papers, Dr. Edward Riley MS 2007.8

A Guide to the Dr. Edward Riley papers, Undated

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2007.8


John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
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Email: speccoll@cwf.org
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Processed by: Special Collections Staff

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
Dr. Edward Riley Papers n.d.
Physical Characteristics
.25 linear feet.
Riley, Dr. Edward
On site - 20th Century Collections

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Dr. Edward Riley Papers, Manuscript #MS 2007.8, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Transfer, 2007

Biographical Information

Dr. Edward Riley was Director of Research at Colonial Williamsburg. He was appointed in 1954 and retired in 1976.

Scope and Content

A series within the 20th Century Collections, the Dr. Edward Riley Papers have been divided into two subseries: Assorted and Gooch Notes. The Assorted subseries contains documents donated by Riley's widow, Annette, to Riley's successor, Cary Carson. Several boxes were given to Carson, and the Historical Research Department sorted through before transfering the papers to Special Collections. Riley's research on William Gooch comprises the other subseries. Per CW Historian Linda Rowe, Riley intended to publish Gooch's letters.


The papers are arranged in series.

Index Terms


  • Gooch, William, Sir, 1681-1751
  • Family Names:

  • Baylor family
  • Corporate Names:

  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Tennessee Emigration Society
  • Subjects:

  • Governors - Virginia
  • Geographical Names:

  • Louisiana - Ordinance
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Notes

Contents List

  • Box 1
    • Baylor Family papers, 1858-1887
    • Contents, Robert R. Thurston Papers, Filson Club, Louisville, KY
    • Letters
      • Lockwood, D. to Gov. Peter Causey, November 28, 1857
      • Reese, George to Dr. Riley, May 10, 1974
    • Manuscripts, assorted (photocopies)
    • Memo, N.M. Mertz to Dr. Riley, September 11, 1974
    • Music manuscripts, undated (3 pieces)
    • Notice, Tennessee Emigration Society (manuscript plat on verso), Ca. 1869
    • Ordinance (printed), Dissolving union between Louisiana and other states, Ca. 1811
    • Speech, Helen Bullock, CWF Archivist, September 8, 1938
    • Transcript, Earl of Dunmore to Earl of Dartmouth (Extract), March18, 1774
  • Gooch Notes (n.d.)
    • Afterpieces
    • Assorted topics
    • Books
    • Comedies
    • Entertainments
    • Miscellaneous
    • Non-transcribed material. 1727-1735
    • Old houses
    • Tragedies
    • Transcribed material
      • Prior to 17271727-1728
      • 1729-1731
      • 1732-1734
      • 1735-1736
      • 1737-1738 June
      • 1739
      • 1740-1747
    • Williamsburg, mentions in Pennsylvania Gazette