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Accession: 2019.363: letters, manuscripts, indenture agreements, drawings, poetry, 1771-1879


  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

87 letters, manuscripts, indenture agreements, drawings, poetry, and other materials to and from Maury family members. Includes handwritten notes and portraits of Henry Clay (dated 1846) and Sir Robert Peel (undated). Materials cover the antebellum, Civil War, and postbellum periods, with correspondence between family members in North Carolina, New York, and Great Britain. Topics include Civil War blockade runs, religion, literature, international politics, and family matters. Correspondents include Gaetano Polidori, Sir Anthony Panizzi, William Seward, Samuel Rogers, and John C. Calhoun.


  • Creation: 1771-1879


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 6.31 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

From the Collection: French

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository