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J. Paul Hudson Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.29

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Scope and Contents

Historical notes compiled by J. Paul Hudson. Papers relate to colonial churches in Virginia. Primary focus is on the history of Bruton Parish Church and the church at Jamestown, Virginia and the people associated with them.

Includes box of index notes entitled "Church Notes" which is organized by subject, name of church and county and/or author.

Accession 2004.37:

Material regarding Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bruton, England. Poem and photograph.

Accession 2004.44 addition:

Concerns Richard Burke. Includes blueprint of plaque, bulletins, September 13,1964, commemorating Richard Burke, second minister of Jamestown Church (performed marriage of Rolfe and Pocahantas), and correspondence relating to the Burke plaque at Jamestown Church.

Accession 2008.266:

Three binders containing copy of typed manuscript of "Seventeenth-Century Glass Excavated at Jamestown, Virginia" by J. Paul Hudson.  Dated September 1978.  An earlier version or part of this study is in book form in Swem's General Stacks:  NK5112 H79 1961 Seventeenth century glass wine bottles and seals excavated at Jamestown.


  • Creation: 1930-1998


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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:

J. Paul Hudson worked for the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, Morristown National Historical Park and as museum curator at Colonial National Historical Park (Jamestown, Va. and Yorktown, Va.). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:

Gifts in 2001 and 2004 via the Williamsburg Historical Record Assocation. Accession 2004.37 by Sue Godson. Accession 2004.44 by Fred Boelt.

Related Materials

Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) Records, Series 5, Church History, J. Paul Hudson Papers, Box 61 and Box 62.

Processing Information:

Processed by Bradley Glasebrook in 2002.

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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

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