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

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01094
Title
Alfred Landon Rives papers
Date
1829-1888 and undated
Creator
Rives, Alfred Landon, 1830-1903
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 1,211 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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.

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

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.


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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

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