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John Turner Henley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 H39
Chiefly letters, 1916-1921, received by John Turner Henley, while a student at the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Law School. The letters are from female and male friends from Williamsburg, The College of William and Mary, and The University of Virginia.  They write about their studies, student life, fraternity activities, work, and social life.  Other correspondents include Turner Henley's father, Novell L. Henley, Virginia Congressman and Williamsburg, Virginia lawyer, and his brother, Richardson Henley.  Richardson Henley, who graduated from William and Mary in 1920, writes about his engineering training with the War Department and his social life while working for Dupont and others in Georgia. Letters written to Rich Henley and others are also included.

The collection includes Turner Henley's grades, exams. financial papers, and emphemera from William and Mary and The University of Virginia, advertisement ephemera, bank statements/checks, and life insurance statements. A small group of papers are from Richardson Leonard Henley's law practice in the Williamsburg, Virginia area.  Most of the papers concern the estate of Mrs. William (Lavinia) L. McCaw and use the letterhead of  Eastern Lunatic Asylum where Lavinia McCaw was possibly a patient.

Dates

  • 1857-1921
  • Majority of material found in 1918-1921

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

2.50 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

John Turner Henley was a student at the College of William and Mary until 1919. He went to the University of Virginia Law School in 1920. He was a businessman in Richmond, Virginia. He father was Norvell L. Henley, a Virginia Congressman for New Kent, Charles City, James City, York, Warwick, and Williamsburg and Commonwealth Attorney.

Administrative History: .

Biographical Information: John Turner Henley was a student at the College of William and Mary until 1919. He went to the University of Virginia Law School in 1920. He was a businessman in Richmond, Virginia. He father was Norvell L. Henley, a Virginia Congressman for New Kent, Charles City, James City, York, Warwick, and Williamsburg and Commonwealth Attorney.
Administrative History: .

Processing Information:

Collection processed and inventory created in January 2016.
Title
Guide to the John Turner Henley Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-07-27
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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