A Guide to the William D. Ligon Papers Ligon, William D. 3203

A Guide to the William D. Ligon Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 3203


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
3203
Title
William D. Ligon Papers 1935-1947
Extent
ca. 1450 items
Creator
William D. Ligon
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

William D. Ligon Papers, Accession 3203, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

These papers were given to the University of Virginia Libraryon May 18, 1949by William D. Ligon, Jr.of New York City, New York.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Scope and Content

This collection consists of ca. 3,000 items, (13 Hollingers and 15 oversize bound volumes), ca. 9 linear shelf feet), ca. 1907-1949, chiefly the genealogical correspondence and research of William D. Ligon, Jr.concerning the Ligon family. The collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, post cards, photostats, forms, genealogical charts, book reviews, Christmas card albums, and printed material, much of it mounted in bound volumes and scrapbooks. Also present is the typescript and illustrations for the book The Ligon Family and Connections,the product of all of the research and genealogical inquiries conducted by Ligon through his correspondence.

Much of the information concerns the first and second Ligonreunions, in Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.respectively, William D. Ligon's visit to Englandin 1938, and the Ligonkin in England, especially the Royal Family. A copy of the two volume published work can be found in the Rare Books Division (see CS 71. L724 1947). According to Ligon, the founder of the family in Virginia, was Colonel Thomas Ligon[Lygon]who came to Henrico County, Virginia, in 1641. Thomas Ligonmarried Mary Harris, daughter of Captain Thomas Harris, who arrived in Virginiain 1611 from Essex, England. Other related families include: Beauchamp, Berkeley, Corbin, Harris, and Savage.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ligon
  • Mary Harris
  • Thomas Harris
  • Thomas Ligon
  • William D. Ligon
  • William D. Ligon, Jr.
  • [Lygon]

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • England
  • Essex, England
  • Henrico County, Virginia
  • New York City, New York
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

Container List

PAPERS OF WILLIAM D. LIGON, JR.
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1912, 1926-1936 Jun. Box 1,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1936 Jul-1937 May. Box 2,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1937 Jun-Nov. Box 3,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1937 Dec-1938 Sep. Box 4,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1938 Oct-1943. Box 5,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., 1944-1947. Box 6,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr., n.d.. Box 7,
  • Correspondence between William D. Ligon, Jr. and Alice Ligon Jeanblanc, 1930-1941. Box 7,
  • Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr. (England File), 1936-1938. Box 7,
  • The Ligon Family and Connections - Preface, Contents, and Pages vii-406, 1947. Box 7,
  • The Ligon Family and Connections - Pages 407-1335, 1947. Box 8,
  • The Ligon Family and Connections - Pages 1336-2158 and Index, 233 p., 1947. Box 9,
  • The Ligon Family and Connections - Pictures, 1947. Box 10,
  • The Ligon Family and Connections - Omitted Chapter & Illustrations, 1947. Box 10,
  • Corbin and Harris Families in England and Virginia, n.d.. Box 10,
  • Ligon Family Records, n.d.. Box 10,
  • Magna Charta by John S. Wurts, Part VII, Pedigree 3V by William D. Ligon, Jr., pages 2218-2223, 1954. Box 11,
  • Miscellaneous Ligon Family Data, including Reunions, 1937-1938, n.d.. Box 11,
  • Printed Material, 1937-1947. Box 11,
  • Proceedings in Two Sections The Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association, 1937, 1939. Box 11,
  • Records & Data obtained from members of the Ligon Family, n.d.. Box 12,
  • Reviews re The Ligon Family and Connections by William D. Ligon, Jr., 1948-1949. Box 12,
  • Wills and Other Legal Documents re the Ligon Family - Copies, n.d.. Box 13,
OVERSIZE SCRAPBOOKS & ALBUMS.
  • 1 Christmas Card Album, 1941.
  • 2 Christmas Card Album, 1942.
  • 3 Christmas Card Album, 1943.
  • 4 Christmas Card Album, 1944.
  • 5 Christmas Card Album, 1945.
  • 6 Christmas Card Album, 1946.
  • 7 Christmas Card Album, 1947.
  • Photostats (bound) of Colonial and other records, n.d..
  • 9 Photostats (bound) of Virginia and English records relating to the Ligon, Berkeley, Savage, etc. Families, n.d..
  • 10 Photostats (bound) largely from Burke's Peerage, Landed Gentry, Extinct Peerage, n.d..
  • 11 Photostats (bound) largely from Burke's The Commoners, Extinct Peerage, Nash's Worcestershire and Visitations, n.d..
  • 12 Scrapbook re Ligons and their kin both in England and America, especially the Royal Family, ca. 1930-1947.
  • 13 Scrapbook re Ligon kin, mostly in America & the marriage of W.D. Ligon, Jr. and Ellen L. Singleton, ca. 1907-1944.
  • 14 Scrapbook of Photographs & Post Cards re the First (Richmond, Virginia) and Second (Washington, D.C.) Ligon Reunions and Ligon's Visit to England, 1937-1938.
  • 15 Scrapbook of Visit to England, and Ligon Reunions at Madresfield Court & in the United States, 1938-1939.
GENEALOGICAL CHARTS.
  • Full size photostat of Beauchamp-Lygon Family Chart, prepared by Sir William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp for Second Ligon Family Reunion in Washington, D.C. October 13, 14, 15, 1938, 1938. Oversize Tray 4,
  • Chart - "Some Royal Kin of the Ligons", n.d.. Oversize Tray 4,
  • Chart - "Berkeley-Ligon", n.d.. Oversize Tray 4,
  • Chart - "Lygon-Beauchamp", n.d.. Oversize Tray 4,
  • Blank Chart for Family Tree, n.d.. Oversize Tray 4,
  • The Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association Resolution to Sir William Lygon, 8th Earl Beauchamp, as President of the Association, 1939 Jun 12. Oversize Tray 4,