Broome Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers of the Broome family of Richmond, Virginia. Includes 2 diaries of Louise B. Taliaferro from a 1924 European trip and one diary of an unknown woman from a 1924 European trip. Includes photographs, genealogical material, legal and business papers and correspondence, including letters of Talbot Broome during voyages to South America.
The connection between Louise B. Taliaferro and the Broome Family has not been established. Louise B. Taliaferro was married to William M. Taliaferro and lived in Richmond, Virginia. It is possible that Louise Taliaferro and Ellie Broome were friends.
- Creation: 1862-1995
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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.
1.00 Linear Feet
Arrangement of Materials:
Organized into five series. Series 1: Photographs, Series 2: Travel Diaries, Series 3: Family Papers, Series 4: Genealogy and Series 5: Legal Records.
Artifacts have been separated from the collection and transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03), including: handcolored portrait of girl affixed on glass (2011.296.01), Wedding March sheet music souvenir (2011.296.02), daguerreotype of George Bunker Coffin (2011.296.03), daguerreotype of Abigail Allen Coffin (2011.296.04), tintypes of Emma Dornin Broom (2011.296.05, 2011.296.06, and 2011.296.07), tintype of unidentified man (2011.296.08), brass calling card printing plate for Mrs. William T Broome (2011.296.09), photo of girl affixed on beveled glass circle (2011.296.10), lock of hair (2011.296.11)
Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in May 2011. Arranged and described by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant, in April 2012.
Genre / Form
- Europe--Description and travel--20th century
- Richmond (Va.)--Description and travel
- South America--Description and travel.
- Guide to the Broome Family Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist; Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English