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Guide to the Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Papers, 1854-1931

Summary

Statesman, author, clergyman, diplomat, and educator, of Richmond, Va. Chiefly letters relating to Curry's career in education and diplomacy after the Civil War. Most of the letters were written by Curry to his son Manly Bowie Curry, giving him advice and discussing family matters and political and social questions. Includes two letter books covering the period of his envoyship to Spain and containing comments about Spanish customs and government. Also, a typewritten journal kept by M. B. Curry while serving with the United States Marine Corps in Nicaragua, 1930-1931.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00278
Title
Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry papers
Date
1854-1931
Creator
Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe)
Extent
3 Linear Feet, 736 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The major part of the collection is the correspondence of J. L. M. Curry with his son, Manly Bowie Curry, mainly in the years 1884-1903. The correspondence is personal, for the most part, but there are occasional references to Curry's career in education. The collection also contains two letter books covering a portion of the time Curry served as United States minister to Spain (1885-1888) which have extensive observations on Spain, its rulers, customs, and environment; a few items of correspondence with relatives; newspaper clippings; photographs of the Curry family and of the Philippines; and a typewritten journal kept by Manly Lamar Curry while serving with the United States Marine Corps in Nicaragua, 1930-1931.

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[Identification of item], Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Information folder
Box 1
Letters, 1858-1899
Box 1
Letters, 1900-1907 and undated
Box 2
Clippings and printed materials
Box 2
Pictures
Box 2
Letterbooks, 1885-1887
Box 3
Genealogy
Box 3
Miscellaneous and legal papers
Box 3
Scrapbook, 1881 and 1903
Box 4
Manly Lamar Curry journal, 1930-1931
Box 4
 

Historical Note

Statesman, author, clergyman, diplomat, and educator, of Richmond, Va.

Related Material

Additional materials from J.L.M. Curry can be found in the correspondence series of the C.C. Clay Papers, also held at Duke.


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Provenance

The Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1941 and 1961.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, date unknown

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.