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Guide to the Frederick W. M. Holliday papers, 1846-1899 and undated

Abstract

Lawyer, and Governor of Virginia, from Winchester (Frederick Co.), Virginia.

Papers contain letters from Holliday while a student at Yale University, 1846; papers relating to the 33rd Virginia Regiment, which Holliday raised and commanded during the Civil War; letters concerning the International Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876, at which Holliday served as a commissioner from Virginia; and letters and papers relating to Holliday's election as governor in 1877; and letters from his term as governor, for the most part dealing with routine political and administrative matters. Also includes printed matter and scrapbooks of clippings and letter books created while Holliday was a student at Yale and at the University of Virginia, 1845-1849, and as governor of Virginia, 1878-1879; and four record books concerning Holliday's legal work.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Holliday, Fred. W. M. (Frederick William Mackey), 1828-1899.
Title
Frederick W. M. Holliday papers 1846-1899 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 2,194 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

The papers of Frederick William Mackey Holliday contain letters from Holliday while a student at Yale University, 1846; papers relating to the 33rd Virginia Regiment, which Holliday raised and commanded during the Civil War; letters concerning the International Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876, at which Holliday served as a commissioner from Virginia; and letters and papers relating to Holliday's election as governor of Virginia in 1877 and letters from his term as governor, for the most part dealing with routine political and administrative matters.

Printed material includes The Struggles, Perils and Hopes of the Negroes in the United States, a pamphlet by Reverend C. Clifton Penick, 1893; a typed copy of The Virginia Debt in Politics, by William L. Royall, published in 1897 as History of the Virginia debt controversy; and broadsides, campaign literature, and other political material.

Volumes include ten scrapbooks of clippings; letter books of Holliday as a student at Yale and the University of Virginia, 1845-1849, and as governor of Virginia, 1878-1879; and four record books concerning Holliday's legal work.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1846-1877, July
Box 1
1877, August-1879 October
Box 2
1879, November-1886
Box 3
1887-1894, March
Box 4
1894, April-1899
Box 5
Undated papers
Box 6
Printed materials
Box 6
Bound volumes
Box 7-8
Account book, 1867-1869

Record of charges for legal work.

Volume M:5945
Account book, 1867-1877

Record of charges for legal work.

Volume M:5946
Account book, 1870-1880

Record of legal work.

Volume M:5948
Letter book, 1845-1847

New Haven, Connecticut.

Volume L:5349
Letter book, 1847-1849

New Haven, Connecticut and Virginia.

Volume F:5350
Letter book, 1878-1879

Richmond, Virginia.

Volume F:5351
Scrapbook, 1850-1899

Contains clippings, addresses, bills, etc. Explanatory notes are in Holliday's handwritting.

Volume M:5352
Account book, 1869-1877

Record of legal work.

Volume F:5947
Account book, 1873-1886

Record of charges for legal work.

Volume F:5949

Historical Note

Frederick William Mackey Holliday, of Winchester (Frederick Co.), Va., was a member of the Confederate Congress and the 38th Governor of Virginia from 1878 to 1882.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick W. M. Holliday Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frederick W. M. Holliday Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1936-1955.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, September 2011

Encoded by Matthew Warren, April 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 36-757, 48-960, 48-2006

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.