Inventory of the Dorsey-Coupland Papers 1840-1876, 1843-1865 Dorsey-Coupland Papers Collection Number: Mss.39.1 D73

Inventory of the Dorsey-Coupland Papers 1840-1876, 1843-1865

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 39.1 D73


Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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Special Collections, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 39.1 D73
Dorsey-Coupland Papers, 1840-1876, 1843-1865.
413 items.
Coupland Family, Dorsey Family, Dupuby Family, Edmund Ruffin Family, John R.Coupland, Susan Henley Coupland, Carter Coupland, Juliana Ruffin Coupland Dorsey, Jane S. Ruffin Dupuy, Edmund Ruffin, Jr.
Correspondence, chiefly 1843-1865, between members of the Dorsey and Coupland families of Virginia.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Dorsey-Coupland Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Presented: 413 items, 11/18/1927.

Scope and Content Information

This inventory contains correspondence, chiefly 1843-1865, of John R. Coupland of Williamsburg, Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia with his wife Susan Henley Coupland. Some letters were written to Susan Henley Coupland while she was in Williamsburg and he was in Richmond working in Second Auditor's Office of Confederate States of America War Department. Letters written by Carter Coupland while serving on Confederate steamers are also included.

This inventory also contains correspondence of Juliana Ruffin Coupland Dorsey with members of the Edmund Ruffin family and with her sister Jane S. Ruffin Dupuy and members of the Dupuy family. Includes letters written by Edmund Ruffin, Jr.; one letter, 20 June 1864, written by Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865) and letters containing references to him. Juliana Ruffin Copeland Dorsey and Jane S. Ruffin Dupuy were sisters of Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865).



After being organized into Series this collection is arranged chronologically by date.


This collection has been organized into three Series: 1. Letters, 2. Accounts, and 3. Miscellaneous Material.

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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Components List

Letters, 1840-1866, n.d.. 1:1-4, Box-folder
Series 1: Letters
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Accounts, 1850-1866.. 2:5, Box-folder
Series 2: Accounts
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Miscellaneous Items. . 2:6-7, Box-folder
Series 3: Miscellaneous Items
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