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James Fenton Bryant Papers

Identifier: Mss. 85 B84

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1873-1903, of Dr. James Fenton Bryant. Chiefly, 1885-1888, with Margaret (Gunter) Bryant of Enfield, North Carolina who became his second wife. The letters concern their courtship and marriage. The collection also includes some letters from Margaret Gunter's sister, and her cousins at Richmond, Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia and Tarborough, North Carolina; account books and a diary of Dr. Bryant.


  • Creation: 1873-1903


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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.

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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.

Biographical Information:

James Fenton Bryant was a physician, mayor, school superintendent and candidate for Congress who lived in Franklin, Virginia.


146.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift of 121 items (Acc. 1985.43) and 25 items (Acc. 1987.04) by Rev. and Mrs. Joseph J. Jones, Jr. in memory of their daughter Martha Randolph Jones.

Processing Information:

Processed by Jennifer Veley and Karen Woodall during 1987-1988. Box and Folder List compiled by Amy White, SCRC Staff, in October 2010.

Guide to the James Fenton Bryant Papers
Jennifer Veley and Karen Woodall.
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository