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Bucktrout-Braithwaite Papers

Identifier: Mss. 98 B85

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Scope and Contents

Chiefly business correspondence and receipts, 1890-1920, of members of the Bucktrout and Braithwaite families of Williamsburg, Va. Among the correspondents are Hypolite Repiton, R. W. Bucktrout, D. Braithwaite, Richard M. Bucktrout and James Braithwaite.

Descriptions of selected accessions:

Acc. 1995.25: Bucktrout-Braithwaite Papers including copy of "Family Sites and the Restoration of Williamsburg" and an account of Christmas wedding of Delia Bucktrout to William Braithwaite, 26 Dec. 1865 written by Minnie Braithwaite.

Acc. 2003.20: Copy of a paper, “Bucktrout-Braithwaite Family Sites and the Restoration of Williamsburg” written by and signed by Dorothy Ballard Jenkins Ross, Historian of the Bucktrout-Braithwaite Foundation in 1975.

Acc. 2005.47: William & Mary News article about Minnie Braithwaite. 10/2/1996.

A portrait of Adelia Bucktrout (Braithwaite) - late 1800s - salt photoprint with hand coloring has been removed from the frame and both are stored at the offsite storage.

Acc. 2008.366: Note about "expence of repairing Mrs. Bucktrouts house." Dated August 14, 1920.

Acc. 2012.271 is a letter of Thomas Barnes to Minnie Braithwaite concerning her petition to attend classes at the College of William and Mary.


  • Creation: 1780-1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1890-1899


Language of Materials


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.

Family History:

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0.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Folders arranged by correspondence, financial records, legal records, genealogical records and copies. Additions filed in accession number order in same box.

Acquisition Information:

A portion of this collection was initially a loan and later made a gift. Acc. 1995.25: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Ross; Acc. 2003.20: unknown gift; Acc. 2005.47: gift of Susan Godson on 7/5/2005. Mss. Acc. 1985.10B Source: Mrs. Joseph P. Moore (Adelia Peebles Moore). Gift as of March 1999. Acc. 1997.72 Addition: Gift of Colonial Williamsburg; original portrait loaned by Adelia Peebles Moore for WHRA. Acc. 1993.20 and 1993.66:  Source: Mrs. Dorothy Jenkins Ross. Gift via the Williamsburg Historic Records Association. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

See also; Richard Manning Bucktrout Daybook and Ledger; Bucktrout-Smith Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Separated Materials:

Photograph of Ruth M. Braithwaite and Phi Beta Kappa Key of Peter Paul Peebles (alumnus and faculty of The College of William and Mary) were transferred to the artifact collection in 2009.

1896 Book of Common Prayer with attached 1889 hymnal with Ruth M. Braithwaite embossed on inside back cover was transferred to Rare Books.  Also transferred to Rare Books was "The Missionary and his Words" by Lefferd Haughwort, published in 1927, with signature of signature of author to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paul Peebles.


Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1998. Updated by Anne Johnson, SCRC Staff, in 2009. The Braithwaite-Peebles Papers and the Minnie Braithwaite Jenkins Papers were integrated into this collection in July 2012 by Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Specialist. Acc. 2012.271 accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Specialist, in July 2012.

Guide to the Bucktrout-Braithwaite Papers
Finding Aid Authors: SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository