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Henry C. Hoar Memorial Collection

Identifier: SC 01283

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Scope and Contents

Manuscripts purchased in memory of Henry C. Hoar, a volunteer in the Manuscripts Department of Swem Library, College of William and Mary from 1966 to 1976. Includes letters, 1861, written to Jane Margaret (Winfree) Brown by Catherine Virginia Winfree concerning the coming of the Civil War and by Virginia A. Brown Winfree concerning the evacuation of Hampton which bears letter of C. V. Winfree concerning the vulnerability of the Peninsula; letters, 1861-1863, from Civil War soldiers such as John Willcox Brown of the Fourth Battalion of Volunteers concerning duty near Norfolk, John Thompson Brown of Richmond Howitzers describing Battle of Big Bethel, A. B. Tuttle of 142nd New York Regiment describing military movements in James City Co., Va., John H. B. Jenkins (of 40th New York) describing Battle of Williamsburg; letter, 1886, of Harrison Holt Riddleburger concerning Northwestern Literary and Historical Society; and letter, 1887, of Charles Triplett O'Ferrall concerning a speech on education.

Acc. 1992.46 consists of two items relating to the Union occupation of Williamsburg, 1863/1864. One item relates to "destitute contraband," who were enslaved individuals who fled to Union lines, and the other is a list of servants at the Eastern Lunatic Asylum.

The collection also includes a photograph of Henry C. Hoar.


  • Creation: 1861-1886


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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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Henry C. Hoar (1899-1977) was a volunteer in the Manuscripts Department of Swem Library, College of William and Mary from 1966 to 1976.


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. No. 1977.19 and 1977.20: 2 items purchased from Joseph Rubinfine. Acc. No. 1978.4 and 1978.14: 5 items purchased from Louis Ginsburg. Acc. No. 1978.35: 1 item purchased from Cohasco, New York. Acc. No. 1986.9: 1 item purchased from James Lowe, New York. Acc. No. 1992.46: 2 items purchased from Ron Seagrave.

Physical Description

11 items

Guide to the Henry C. Hoar Memorial Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository