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Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 95 G87
Letters written to Grigsby by L. S. Joynes, Thomas R. Joynes and Benjamin S. Ewell concerning a professorship for Edward S. Joynes and the Grammar School at the College of William and Mary. Includes constitution, 1854, of the Jamestown Society, Washington, D. C. and one issue of the newspaper, the Richmond Standard, 29 May 1880, which had an article on the Henry family of Virginia (descended from John Henry and Sarah Winston Syme.

2004.16 addition filed with 95 G87 as folder 3:

Letter written from New York by George Bancroft, retired Secretary of the Navy, to Hugh Blair Grigsby concerning the "Mecklenburg Affair," Madison on the Constitution and refers to Edward Rutledge. Dated 27 June 1857.

Dates

  • 1854-1880

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

6 items

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

0.05 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

Hugh Blair Grigsby was the son and only child of Benjamin Porter Grigsby (1770-1810), an early Presbyterian minister in Norfolk, Va., and Elizabeth McPherson (1778-1860). Grigsby married Mary Venable Carrington in 1840 and afterwards lived at Edgehill, Charlotte County, Virginia.

Hugh Blair Grigsby, nineteenth-century Virginia historian, lived from 1806-1881. He served on the Board of Visitors and as Chancellor of the College of William and Mary and was President of the Virginia Historical Society. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Acquisition Information:

Gift 2004.16 addition: Removed from vol. 1 of Grigsby's copy of Bancroft's History of the Colonization of the United States (1841) - uncatalogued at SOSS as of 3/04.

Physical Description

6 items

Processing Information:

Processed by Laura Odendahl in 1995.
Title
Guide to the Hugh Blair Grigsby Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Laura Odendahl.
Date
2007-07-30
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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