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Duval Collection

Identifier: SC 00250

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Scope and Contents

Material collected by Mollie Wellford (Taliaferro) Duval including: Taliaferro family papers, 1825-1872, which include two letters written from Richmond, Va. in June and July 1862 from John P. Taliaferro of the 26th Regt. Va. Vols., C.S.A., to his wife, with news of Civil War battles, causalities, friends, and relatives; collected genealogical material of the following families of Gloucester Co., Va.: Wormeley, Wellford, Duval, Walke, Taliaferro, Tayloe, Nelson, Perrin, Taylor, Jones, Hansford, and Tabb; and genealogical material regarding Mrs. Duval's husband's (John Tabb Duval) descent from Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and from Pocahontas.


  • Creation: 1825-1872


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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.

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.

Biographical Information:

John P. Taliaferro lived in Gloucester County and Ware Neck, Virginia. He was married to Eleanora W. Anderson. He is buried at the Ware Church Cemetery.

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Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Duval Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

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