Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (II) 1820-1923 Hope, James Barron; 1829-1887. Mss. 93 H77

Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (II) 1820-1923

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 93 H77


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 93 H77
Title
James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923.
Extent
195 items.
Creators
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, John Goode, William Mahone, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hoge, Annie Beverley Whiting Hope, James Barron Hope, Jane Armistead Barron Hope, Bradley Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Pembroke Jones, John Bankhead Magruder, John Tyler, William Freeman Vilas, Robert Charles Winthrop.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), who was a soldier, author and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, 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

James Barron Hope Papers (II), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 195 items, 1961.

Biographical/Historical Information

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

Scope and Content Information

Correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), soldier, author (poet, orator, and novelist), and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. The papers deal mainly with his 1849 duel with Jonathan Pembroke Jones; his West Indies naval cruise (1851-1852); his Confederate military service (1861-1865); and the aborted 1874 William Mahone-Bradley Johnson duel, in which Hope was Mahone's second.

The majority of correspondence with his family is with his wife Annie Beverley (Whiting) Hope, and his mother, Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope. Prominent correspondents include Benjamin S. Ewell, John Goode, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hodge, General Bradley T. Johnson, General John B. Magruder, President John Tyler, William F. Vilas, and Robert C. Winthrop. The collection also contains numerous newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized into 3 Series. Series 1 contains personal correspondence; Series 2 contains the writings of James Barron Hope; Series 3 contains miscellaneous material.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically by date.

Related Material

There are two collections within the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary that relate to this Collection. They include the Samuel Barron Papers and the James Barron Papers.

The Samuel Barron Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include papers and correspondence of three generations of Samuel Barrons, all of whom were involved in naval affairs. Samuel Barron Papers, 1793-1942.538 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B29

The James Barron Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include correspondence and papers of Commodore James Barron relating to his career in the United States Navy, and especially relating to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair in 1807 and to his duel with Stephen Decatur. James Barron Papers, 1776-1899.2,759 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B27

Separated Material

The James Barron Hope Papers (I), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1835-1907.993 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 H77Materials include correspondence, manuscript poems, editorials, stories, and sketches.


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Additional Related, Separated and Bibliographic Material

Bibliography

The following four bibliographic references are books that contain poems and stories written by James Barron Hope and located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. See the College of William and Mary, Swem Library's online catalogue for other published works.

Hope, James Barron.A Collection Of Poems.Richmond: A. Morris, 1859.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 1859
Hope, James Barron.Leon di Monota : And Other Poems.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 L3
Hope, James Barron.Under The Empire; Or, The Story Of Madelon.Norfolk: J. B. Hope & Co., 1878.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 U5
Hope, James Barron.A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves.Richmond: West, Johnston & Co., 1895.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 W7
Newspapers Articles

Bibliography

The following four bibliographic references are books that contain poems and stories written by James Barron Hope and located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. See the College of William and Mary, Swem Library's online catalogue for other published works.

Hope, James Barron.A Collection Of Poems.Richmond: A. Morris, 1859.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 1859
Hope, James Barron.Leon di Monota : And Other Poems.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 L3
Hope, James Barron.Under The Empire; Or, The Story Of Madelon.Norfolk: J. B. Hope & Co., 1878.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 U5
Hope, James Barron.A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves.Richmond: West, Johnston & Co., 1895.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 W7
Newspapers Articles

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Components List

Personal Correspondence, 1842-1920.
Box-folder 1:1-7
Series 1: Personal Correspondence
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Writtings, n.d.
Box 1-2
Series 2: Writings
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Miscellaneous Materials, 1820-1923, n.d.
Box-folder 2:15-19
Series 3: Miscellaneous Materials
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