Inventory of the Barraud Family Papers 1799-1904 Barraud Family, 1799-1904 Mss. 65 B26

Inventory of the Barraud Family Papers 1799-1904

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 65 B26


Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 65 B26
Barraud Family Papers, 1779-1904.
66 items.
Barraud Family, Philip Barraud, Ann Blaws Hansford Barraud, Daniel Cary Barraud, Otway Byrd Barraud, John Taylor Barraud, St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson.
Correspondence and other papers, mostly 1810-1860, of the Barraud family of Norfolk, 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

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

Acquisition Information

Gift: 36 items, 1954.
Gift: 28 items, 1965.
Gift: 1 items, 1984.
Gift: 1 items, 1992.

Biographical/Historical Information

The head of the family, Philip Barraud was the son of Daniel Barraud of Norfolk, Va. Born 8 October 1757. Served as a surgeon in the American Revolution. Moved to Williamsburg in 1782. Married Ann Blaws Hansford in 1783. Moved back to Norfolk in 1799 to accept position as head of Marine Hospital in Norfolk. Died 26 November 1830.

Scope and Content Information

Correspondence and other papers, mostly 1810-1860, of the Barraud family of Norfolk, Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Philip Barraud (1758-1830), his wife, Ann Blaws (Hansford) Barraud (1760-1836), and their children, included Daniel Cary Barraud (1790-1867), Otway Byrd Barraud (b. 1801), and Leliana (Barraud) Baker (b. 1805). A number of the letters, as well as some poems, are from St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a close friend of Barraud's when he lived in Williamsburg, Va. Subjects covered include the War of 1812, medical service in the American Revolution and social life in Norfolk, Virginia. Also included are the commissions of John Taylor Barraud (1826-1860), U.S. Navy, and his narrative diary, 1844-1847, while serving off the Mexican coast; a contemporary copy (1820) of Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on the education of women; grants for bounty lands awarded Daniel Cary Barraud for his service in the War of 1812; a composition on Cato by Jonn Taylor Barraud (1826-1860), for the College of William and Mary; and the draft of a letter from James Barron (1758-1851), to President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) regarding Dr. Barraud's public services.



This collection is organized into 3 series. Series 1 contains Personal Papers and Correspondence; Series 2 contains a Dairy; and Series 3 contains the Addition to the Collection, 1992.45.


The collection is arranged chronologically by date.

Index Terms

Related Material

Music Volumes #9, #12, and #23 in the Music Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary are related to the Barraud Family Papers.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Components List

Letters, 1779-1860.
Folder 1-4
Series 1: Letters
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Diary, 1 October 1844-21 January 1847.
Folder 6
304 pages.MsV.
Series 2: Diary

Narrative diary of John Taylor Barraud, U.S. Navy, while serving on the John Adams, a 20-gun sloop of war. 5 page typed summary included. The diary covers the time from Barraud's arrival by ship in Norfolk, Virginia, after an absence of 3 years. In early 1845, he goes to New York, N.Y. for assignment on the John Adams, which later travels to Pensacola, Florida and then to the Mexican coast. A large part of the diary consists of comments while sailing between Pensacola and Mexico, includes comments on the land, sea, and diplomatic aspects of the Mexican War. In late October, 1846, Barraud sails to Boston, Massachusetts, from whence he travels to New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Portsmouth, Virginia, the U.S. Naval Academy, Richmond, Virginia, via canal to the mountains, and back to the Academy.

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Addition to Collection, 1992.45, 20 Jan[uar]y 1851.
Folder 7
4 pages.Xerox of ALS.
Series 3: Addition to Collection, 1992.45

S. Lawson Barraud, Moquclumne River, Caleveras County, Cal[i]fo[rnia], to Dr. Cary Cocke, Lower Bremo, Seven Island, P.O., Fluvanna C[oun]ty, Virginia. Concerns his life during the Gold Rush.

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