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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) records

Identifier: 01/Mss. 91 B38

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Scope and Contents

Records of Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Va.


  • Creation: 1662-[ongoing]
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1900-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

The Bruton Parish Church Archives are deposited in Swem Library. Except for some confidential material, they are open to the public. Only the microfilm of the eighteenth-century parish register may be used. It is suggested the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian at Swem Library be contacted before coming to use the collection. 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.

Historical Note:

Bruton Parish Church is located in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was established in the 17th century in the Virginia Colony, and is an active Episcopal parish. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


89.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection includes the following series:Series 1: Administrative Records, Series 2: Diocese, Ministers and Other Personnel, Series 3: Church Programs and Services, Series 4: Buildings and Grounds, Series 5: Church History, Series 6: Artifacts, Blueprints, Photographs and Newspaper Clippings, Series 7: Manuscript Volumes including registers, vestry minutes, Series 8: Additions received from 2010 onward. The printed books belonging to the Bruton Parish Church Collection are cataloged in the Swem Library online catalog,

Custodial History:

Held by Bruton Parish Church until 1991. Certain parish registers remain at the church. Please contact the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian before coming to use the collection.

Acquisition Information:



Additional deposits are made on an ongoing basis.

Related Materials:

Bruton Parish Church Parish Aid Society Minute Book (Mss. MsV Ch7), Bruton Parish Church Account Book (Mss. MsV Ac18). Mansucripts Audiovisual Collection (Mss. 1.04)

Separated Materials:

The following was separated from Acc. 2013.246 and are now part of the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection: A Williamsburg Recital, played on the organ of Bruton Parish Church, James Darling, organist. CD. Acc. 2013.246.001 Exploring Bruton Steeple, PBS Woodwright, January 1993. VHS. Acc. 2013.246.002 Exploring Bruton Steeple, PBS Woodwright, January 1993. DVD. Acc. 2013.246.003 A Concert of Eighteenth-Century Music performed by J.S. Darling on the Wren Chapel Organ at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Phonograph. Acc. 2013.246.004

Processing Information:

The collection was previously processed by various members of the Special Collections Research Center staff prior to 2008. In 2008-2009 Nichole Lidstrom arranged and described the records of Bruton Parish Church bringing together the various accessions into a single record group. Acc. 2013.246 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2013.

Guide to the Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) Records
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository