Scope and Contents
Correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), soldier, author (poet, orator, and novelist), and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. The papers deal mainly with his 1849 duel with Jonathan Pembroke Jones; his West Indies naval cruise (1851-1852); his Confederate military service (1861-1865); and the aborted 1874 William Mahone-Bradley Johnson duel, in which Hope was Mahone's second. The majority of correspondence with his family is with his wife Annie Beverley (Whiting) Hope, and his mother, Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope. Prominent correspondents include Benjamin S. Ewell, John Goode, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hodge, General Bradley T. Johnson, General John B. Magruder, President John Tyler, William F. Vilas, and Robert C. Winthrop. The collection also contains numerous newspaper clippings.
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