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Tabb Family Diary

Identifier: SC 01102

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Scope and Contents

Diary kept by members of the Tabb family, entitled, "Summerville Diary." Written by Rebecca Lloyd Tabb and Mary Lee Tabb as well as other members of the Tabb family. The diary records activities such as baseball, card games, teas, gardening, John Tabb's school, visits from neighbors and relatives, the Christmas celebration of 1910 and Rebecca Lloyd Tabb's wedding to Henry Bouldin. It also describes a visit of the Tabb parents to the University of Virginia for their son Warner Throckmorton Tabb in June 1911. Mentioned in the diary are members of the Perrin, Taliaferro, and Jones families.


  • Creation: 1909-1911


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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.1 Linear Feet



Custodial History

This collection was formerly identified as Mss. Acc. 1995.20.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: Gift of Gloucester Historical Society through Spotswood H. Jones. Acquired: 04/17/1995.

Related Materials

See also the John H. Tabb Papers, the Tabb Family Papers, and the Dr. Henry W. Tabb Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Guide to the Tabb Family Diary
SCRC Staff, Karen King
June 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository