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Guide to the Alfred Landon Rives Papers, 1829-1888 and undated

Abstract

Army engineer, Confederate officer, and architect, of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Collection consists primarily of Rives' correspondence, relating to his attendance at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris; his military and civilian careers; family matters and social, political, and economic affairs in Virginia; and the Washington Peace Convention (1861). Includes a diary (1829-1831) of Rives' mother, Judith Page Walker Rives, concerning life in the diplomatic community in Paris, travels on the continent, French social life and customs, the Revolution of 1830, U.S. political developments, and other matters. Also contains three ledgers of Francis E. Rives, U.S. Representative. Correspondents include Francis E. Rives, Julia Page Rives, and Edouard Schwebelé.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Rives, Alfred Landon, 1830-1903.
Title
Alfred Landon Rives papers, 1829-1888 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 1,211 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

The Alfred Landon Rives Papers consist primarily Rives's correspondence, relating to his attendance at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris; his military and civilian careers; family matters and social, political, and economic affairs in Virginia; and the Washington Peace Convention (1861). Includes a diary (1829-1831) of Rives' mother, Judith Page Walker Rives, concerning life in the diplomatic community in Paris, travels on the continent, French social life and customs, the Revolution of 1830, U.S. political developments, and other matters. Also contains three ledgers of Francis E. Rives, U.S. Representative. Correspondents include Francis E. Rives, Julia Page Rives, and Edouard Schwebelé.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1839-1866
Box 1
Correspondence, 1867-1888 and undated
Box 2
Diaries, 1829-1851
(2 volumes)
Box 3

Historical Note

Alfred Landon Rives was an Army engineer, Confederate officer, and architect, of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred Landon Rives Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Alfred Landon Rives Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1971.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 71-203

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.