Guide to the Clopton Family Papers, 1629-1915 (bulk 1775-1897)
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).
- Collection Number
- Clopton Family papers
- 1629-1915 (bulk 1775-1897)
- 77 Linear Feet, 11,916 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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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[Identification of item], Clopton Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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- Clopton, John, 1756-1816
- Clopton, John Bacon, b. 1785
- Clopton family
- Clopton family
- Clopton, William Izard
- Wallace, Charles Montriou, 1825-1910
- Wallace family
- Merchants -- Virginia
- Plantations -- Virginia -- New Kent County
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Virginia
- Temperance -- Societies, etc. -- Virginia
- California -- Description and travel
- Richmond (Va.) -- Commerce
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815
- United States -- Virginia -- New Kent County
- United States -- Virginia -- Chesterfield County -- Manchester
- Virginia -- Economic conditions
- Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865
The Clopton Family Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1938-1958.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2010