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Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Of2

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Scope and Contents

Papers (including business and personal correspondence and accounts), chiefly 1867-1893, of Charles T. O'Ferrall, member of the Democratic Party, lawyer, judge, Congressman and governor. His papers include a daybook, 1865-1866, of the American Hotel, Staunton, Va.; his fee book, 1869-1873; and papers concerning legal cases. Collection includes letters, 11 December 1868-18 February 1869 and 1877, of O'Ferrall's first wife, Annie McLain Hand O'Ferrall ; his brothers, R.H. O'Ferrall, and I. Frank O'Ferrall, and his cousin, F. K. O'Ferrall.


  • Creation: 1856-1904
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1867-1893

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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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Biographical Information:

Charles Triplett O'Ferrall was born in Frederick County, Va., 21 October 1840. He served in the Confederate cavalry. He graduated from the law department of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) and practiced law in Harrisonburg, Va. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates and as judge of the Rockingham County Court. O'Ferrall served in the U. S. House of Representatives 1884-1893 and as governor of Virginia 1894-1898. He died in Richmond on 22 September 1905 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.


453.00 Items (3 boxes.)

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Joseph K. Ruebush in 1937 and a gift from Mrs. and Mrs. William H. Hunter of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Acc. 1980.16 was received on 8/4/1980.

Processing Information:

Box and folder list compiled by Meredith Ramey, SCRC staff, in September 2011.

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