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Guide to the Washington Dearmont Papers, 1787-1944 and undated

Abstract

Farmer and salt agent, of Clarke Co., Va.

Routine family and business correspondence, some of it relating to Dearmont’s position as a salt agent. A few Civil War letters contain orders preparatory to the march on Harper’s Ferry and concern the procurement of salt and horses. Later correspondence concerns Mamie Dearmont and relates in part to women in politics in Colorado, 1912. Other topics of correspondence include Virginia politics, and school life at Eastern College, Front Royal, Va., and at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. There are also business records of the following persons: George Weaver, a merchant at White Post; Greenbury W. Weaver; the postmaster at White Post; G. C. Hamill; and William Berry of Clarke County. The earliest dates refer to financial ledgers and other volumes; one of these contains ledgers of G. C. Hamill and of Washington Dearmont.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Dearmont, Washington
Title
Washington Dearmont papers, 1787-1944 and undated, bulk 1851-1930
Language of Material
English
Extent
5.0 Linear Feet, Approximately 5200 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Routine family and business correspondence dating from 1787 to 1944, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1851-1930. A portion of the records relate to Dearmont’s position as a salt agent. A few Civil War letters contain orders preparatory to the march on Harper’s Ferry and concern the procurement of salt and horses. Later correspondence concerns Mamie Dearmont and relates in part to women in politics in Colorado, 1912. Other topics of correspondence include Virginia politics, and school life at Eastern College, Front Royal, Va., and at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. There are also business records of the following persons: George Weaver, a merchant at White Post; Greenbury W. Weaver; the postmaster at White Post; G. C. Hamill; and William Berry of Clarke County. The earliest dates refer to financial ledgers and other volumes; one of these contains ledgers of G. C. Hamill and of Washington Dearmont.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1845-1904
Box 1
1905-1938 and undated
Box 2
1815-1850
Box 2
1850-1944 and undated
Box 3
1809-1840
Box 3
1840-1850
Box 4
1850-1860
Box 5
Undated financial papers; clippings, printed material, and other items
Box 6
1860-1930
Box 10

Volumes Series

(3 boxes)
Boxed volumes
Box 7-9
Fourteen other manuscript volumes are shelved onsite; please consult the online catalog for locations.
Box 7-9

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Washington Dearmont Papers, 1787-1944 and undated, bulk 1851-1930, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Washington Dearmont Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1957.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1957

Encoded by Robert Carlson, April 2009

Accession 1956-263 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.