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Guide to the Clopton Family Papers, 1629-1915 (bulk 1775-1897)

Abstract

Family correspondence and miscellaneous papers of four generations of the Clopton family and three generations of the Wallace family, centering in Virginia. The material ranges in date from 1629-1915 (bulk 1775-1897).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Clopton family.
Title
Clopton Family papers 1629-1915 (bulk 1775-1897)
Language of Material
English
Extent
77 Linear Feet, 11,916 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Family correspondence and miscellaneous papers of four generations of the Clopton family and three generations of the Wallace family, centering in Virginia. The earlier papers are genealogical records. Papers of John Clopton, Virginia legislator and U.S. Representative contain comments on politics in the Jeffersonian Republican Party, the Continental Congress, Jay's treaty, the Alien and Sedition acts, the Embargo act, and American relations with France. Letters to son, John Bacon Clopton, Virginia judge, relate to the operation of a plantation in New Kent County. Correspondence of Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr., a Richmond merchant, includes accounts of an overland journey to California (1849) and subsequent residence there, Reconstruction, and Virginia politics. Of interest also are Civil War letters from William Izard Clopton. Letters from a Richmond commission firm concern wartime and postwar business conditions. The collection also includes several memorandum books, scrapbooks, account books, legal casebooks, journals of trips to California, Texas and England, records of an unidentified temperance society, and financial records of a teacher.

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Contents of the Collection

Genealogy
Box 1
Correspondence, 1710-1808
Box 2
Correspondence, 1809-1812
Box 3
Correspondence, 1813-1827
Box 4
Correspondence, 1828-1844
Box 5
Correspondence, 1845-1853
Box 6
Correspondence, 1854-1857
Box 7
Correspondence, 1858-1861
Box 8
Correspondence, 1862-1864
Box 9
Correspondence, 1865-1867
Box 10
Correspondence, 1868-1875
Box 11
Correspondence, 1876-1886
Box 12
Correspondence, 1887-1891 May
Box 13
Correspondence, 1891 June-1897
Box 14
Correspondence, 1898-1906
Box 15
Correspondence, 1907-1911
Box 16
Correspondence, 1912-1915, undated
Box 17
Correspondence, undated
Box 18
Correspondence, undated
Box 19
Correspondence, undated
Box 20
Legal Papers, 1629-1796
Box 21
Legal Papers, 1800-1869
Box 22
Legal Papers, 1870-1914, undated
Box 23
Miscellaneous
Box 24
Miscellaneous
Box 25
Miscellaneous
Box 26
Miscellaneous and Notes
Box 27
Notes and Invitations, Cards
Box 28
Invitations and Cards
Box 29
Bills and Receipts, 1760-1860s
Box 30
Bills and Receipts, 1860s-1880s
Box 31
Bills and Receipts, 1890s
Box 32
Bills and Receipts, 1900-1909
Box 33
Bills and Receipts, 1900-1920
Box 34
Bills and Receipts, undated and Miscellaneous
Box 35
Pictures
Box 36
Clippings, 1818-1890s
Box 37
Clippings, 1900-1920
Box 38
Clippings: Confederacy
Box 39
Clippings: Foreign and Poems
Box 40
Clippings: Biographical, 1860-1910, undated
Box 41
Clippings, undated
Box 42
Clippings, undated
Box 43
Clippings, undated, Printed material
Box 44
Charles M. Wallace, Sr.: Literary Manuscripts
Box 45-52
Charles M. Wallace, Sr.: Journal, vols. 1-4 [fragile]
Box 53
Charles M. Wallace, Sr.: Journal, vol. 5 and other volumes (including estate expenses book, account books, list of voters for New Kent Co., Va., minutes of the Black Creek Temperance Society, and bank books) [some of these are fragile]
Box 54
Miscellaneous volumes (including commonplace books, an account book, and an exercise book)[some of these are fragile]
Box 55
Indentures, 1710-1794
Box Sec. A OV4
Joyce Wilkinson Clopton: Scrapbook, undated
Volume M:729
Kate Clopton: Account Book, 1885
Volume S:730
[Kate Clopton?]: Housekeeping Account Book, 1862-1863
Volume M:731
Katherine [Kate] and [Maria] Adelaide Clopton: Tuition Book, 1863-1865
Volume F:732
Maria Adelaide Clopton: Housekeeping Account Book, 1857-1863
Volume M:733
Marie Adelaide Clopton: French Notebook, 1854
Volume M:734
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Volume S:2360
Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.: Diary, 1865-1866 (accounts of travels in England, Scotland and deep South)
Volume M:2549
Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.: Diary, 1883 Nov.-1884 Oct. (This diary is written on back and over receipt book of William Wallace & Sons for 1870-1871, chiefly for shipments of whiskey.)
Volume M:2551
Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.: Diary, 1885-1886
Volume F:2552
[Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.]: List of Books
Volume M:2555
[Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.]: List of Books
Volume M:2556
Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.: Notes on Local History, undated
Volume F:2557
Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr.: Account of his early youth
Volume F:2558
[Jefferson Wallace]: Account Book, 1857
Volume S:2559
Joyce Wilkinson Clopton Wallace: Notebook (knitting directions), 1898-1899
Volume F:2561
William Wallace & Sons: Daybook, 1860-1865 and Ledger, 1867
Volume F:2562
Adelaide Clopton: Record Book, 1861-1863
Volume M:5284
[John Bacon Clopton?]: Legal Casebook, 1820 (contains case forms, legal codes, court decisions, and other miscellaneous data)
Volume M:5285

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clopton Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Clopton Family Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1938-1958.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2010

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.