Inventory of the Berkeley Family Papers, 1828-1865 Berkeley Family, Papers Mss. 39.2 B44

Inventory of the Berkeley Family Papers, 1828-1865

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Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 39.2 B44


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 39.2 B44
Title
Berkeley Family Papers, 1828-1865.
Extent
25 items.
Creator
Berkeley family.
Language
English
Abstract
Family correspondence of the Rev. Parke Farley Berkeley, an Episcopal minister, his sister, Ann Butler (Berkeley) Berkeley, and his wife Mary Eppes (Thweatt) Berkeley; and of Mary B. Thweatt.

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

Berkeley Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Scope and Content Information

Family correspondence of the Rev. Parke Farley Berkeley, an Episcopal minister, his sister, Ann Butler (Berkeley) Berkeley, and his wife Mary Eppes (Thweatt) Berkeley; and of Mary B. Thweatt. Includes letters from Lewis Minor at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

Letter, 18 February 1835, details a stagecoach ride; letter, 21 December 1844, discusses agricultural meetings and the division and sale of slaves to settle an estate; and letter, 30 August 1862, written by Charles Middleton, describes and justifies his failed suicide attempt.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century.
  • Coaching--United States-- History--19th century.
  • Episcopal Church--Virginia-- Clergy.
  • Kenyon College--History.
  • Slavery-- Virginia--History--19th century.
  • Suicide--United States-- History.
  • Persons:

  • Berkeley family.
  • Berkeley, Ann Butler Berkeley.
  • Berkeley, Mary Eppes Thweatt.
  • Berkeley, Parke Farley, 1808-1888.
  • Middleton, Charles.
  • Minor, Lewis.

Components List

Lewis W. Minor, at Gambier, [Ohio], to Parke Farley Berkeley, at Mont Pelier Post Office, Hanover County, Virginia, August 9th, 1828..
[Lewis W. Minor] to his cousin, Ann [ ? ], August 15th, 1828..
L[ewis]W. Minor, at K[enyon] C[ollege], Gambier, [Ohio], to Parke Farley Berkeley, at Edgewood, near Mt. Pelier, Hanover County, Virginia, January 13, 1829..
Ann B. Berkeley, at Edgewood, [Hanover County, Virginia], to Parke Farley Berkeley, at the Theological Seminary, near Alexandria, D.C., January 25th, 1831..
Lucy Calthorpe Smith to [Parke Farley Berkeley]..
Ellen [ ? ] to her cousin, Miss [ ? ] Thweatt, at Mantua, [Chesterfield County, Virginia], [1831?].
[ ? ] , at Solitude, to her cousin, Mary E. Thweatt, at Colesville Post Office, Chesterfield county, Virginia, September 25, 1833..

Postmarked Memphis, Tennessee.

Maria [ ? ], at Fox Harbour, to [Mary E.] Thweatt, at Colesville Post Office, Chesterfield [County], September 26, 1833..

Postmarked Office Tavern, [Amelia County], Virginia.

E[ ? ] A[ ? ], at Vaucluse, to Mary E. Thweatt, at Mantua, Chesterfield [County, Virginia], December 16th, 1833..
E[ ? ] A[ ? ] to Mary E. Thweatt, at Colesville Post Office, Chesterfield County, Virginia, March 3d, 1834..
L. Thweatt, at Eppington, to Rev. Park[e]F. Berkeley, at the Theological Siminary [Seminary], near Alexandria, D.C., March 8, 1834..
[ ? ], to Winchester, to Rev. P. Farley Berkeley, at the Theological Seminary, near Alexandria, D.C., March 10, 1834..
Maria [ ? ], at Sugar Tree Grove, to her cousin, [Mary E.] Thweatt, at Colesville Post Office, Chesterfield [County], Virginia, February 18th, 1835..

Letter details a stagecoach ride. Postmarked Nashville, Tennessee.

M. W. Spooner, at Baltimore, to Mary E. Thweatt, at Coles Ville Post Office, Chesterfield County, Virginia, September 4, 1835..
Mat [ ? ] , at Mill Brook, to her sister, Mary E. Thweatt, at Wilkinsonville Post Office, Chesterfield County, Virginia, September 1836..
Carter Berkeley, at Edgewood, [Hanover County], to Rev. P. Farley Berkeley, at Wilkinsonville, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 25th September 1837..
Carter Berkeley, at Edgewood, [Hanover County], to Rev. P. Farley Berkeley, at Wilkinsonville, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 22d March 1838..
F. N. B[erkeley]to Mary [Berkeley]..
Thomas Nelson, at Oakland, [Hanover County], to Rev. Parke Farley Berkeley, at Wilkinsonville Post Office, Chesterfield County, Virginia,.

Postmarked Taylorsville.

Mary [Thweatt], at Mantua, [Chesterfield County], to Rev. P. F. Berkeley, at Alexandria, D.C., May 20th, 1841..
L. H. Minor, at Edgewood, to Rev. P. Farley Berkeley, at Wilkinsonville, Chesterfield [County], March 27, 1843..
Robert C. Berkeley, at Broomfield, Hanover [County], to Rev. Parke F. Berkeley, at Amelia Court House, 21st December 1844..

Letter discusses agricultural meetings and the division and sale of slaves to settle an estate.

C. F. M[ ? ], at White Sulphur Springs, [Greenbrier County], to her brother, Rev. Parke F. Berkeley, at Mantua, Chesterfield County, Virginia, July 25, 1858..
Charles Middleton, at Wintapoke [Winterpock] Post Office, Chesterfield County, Virginia, to Rev. P. F. Berkeley, at Winterham Post Office, Amelia County, Virginia, 30th August 1862..

Letter describes and justifies Charles Middleton's failed suicide attempt.

E. G. L[acy], at The Refuge, to "my dear cousin," February 27, 1865..
L. H. Minor to Rev. P. F. Berkeley, at Mantua, Wilkinsonville, Chesterfield County, n.d..

Postmarked Hanover, Virginia, March 8th.