Berkeley Family Papers
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1828-1865
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Arrangement of Materials:
Collection is arranged chronologically.
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Genre / Form
- Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century
- Agriculture--United States--History--19th century
- Coaching--United States--History--19th century
- Episcopal Church--Clergy
- Episcopal Church--History--19th century
- Kenyon College--History
- Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century
- Suicide--United States--History
- Guide to the Berkeley Family Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English