Menu

Guide to the John M. Orr papers, 1790-1911

Summary

John M. Orr was a lawyer residing in Leesburg, Virginia. The John M. Orr papers include legal and business correspondence and papers, and other items relating to Orr's activities as meat supply agent for the Confederate Army, his legal work for railroads, and his interest in the Southern racial problem and in colonization as a possible solution. Includes records of Orr as a commission merchant, mercantile and legal office accounts of Orr and Arthur Lee Rogers, and court records of Loudoun and Fauquier counties, Virginia, including an execution record book for Loudon County, Virginia. Other manuscript volumes include notes for suits, ledgers, and a journal.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00977
Title
John M. Orr papers
Date
1790-1911
Creator
Orr, John M.
Extent
8.4 Linear Feet, 9,605 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The John M. Orr papers include legal and business correspondence and papers, and other items relating to Orr's activities as meat supply agent for the Confederate Army, his legal work for railroads, and his interest in the Southern racial problem and in colonization as a possible solution. Includes records of Orr as a commission merchant, mercantile and legal office accounts of Orr and Arthur Lee Rogers, and court records of Loudoun and Fauquier counties, Virginia, including an execution record book for Loudon County, Virginia. Other manuscript volumes include notes for suits, ledgers, and a journal.

Using These Materials

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research.

warning Use & Permissions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

More copyright and citation information

How to Cite

[Identification of item], John M. Orr Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence and other papers, 1799-1858
Box 1
Correspondence and other papers, 1859-1868 July 10

Includes provision reports and commissary receipts, 1861 Sep. 7-1861 Nov. 2.

Box 2
Correspondence and other papers, 1868 July 13 - 1871
Box 3
Correspondence and other papers, 1872-1875 May
Box 4
Correspondence and other papers, 1875 June-1881 June
Box 5
Correspondence and other papers, 1881 July-1886

Includes correspondence from The Supreme Court of Appeals.

Box 6
Correspondence and other papers, 1887-1894

Includes correspondence from The Supreme Court of Appeals. Includes some printed papers

Box 7
Correspondence and other papers, 1895-1905, and undated

Includes some printed papers.

Box 8
Legal papers, 1774-1858
Box 9
Legal papers, 1860-1872
Box 10
Legal papers, 1872-1893

Includes many State of Virginia, Loudon County "to wit" slips.

Box 11
Legal papers, 1894-1908, and undated
Box 12
Legal papers, undated

Includes some printed papers.

Box 13
Bills/receipts, 1800-1859
Box 14
Bills/receipts, circa 1850-1859
Box 15
Bills/receipts, 1860-1869
Box 16
Bills/receipts and miscellaneous papers, 1870-1902 and undated
Box 17
Bills/receipts, undated
Box 18
Miscellaneous papers, 1881-1902 and undated
Box 18
Miscellaneous papers, undated
Box 19
Miscellaneous printed material, circa 1856-1896
Box 19
Miscellaneous printed material, circa 1840-1902

These papers are not in chronological order.

Box 20
Diaries

Notebooks, primarily pocket-sized.

Box 20
Collection account, 1848-1857
Volume F:3228
Collection book, 1854-1861
Volume F:3229
Copies of bonds, etc. 1847-1854
(3 vols.)
Volume M:3230-M3230.2
Court record, Fauquier County, Virginia, 1847-1856
Volume M:3231
Day book, John Orr and Arthur Lee Rogers, Leesburg, Va., 1854-1855
Volume L:3232
Day book, John Orr, 1861-1875
Volume F:3233
Execution book, Loudon County Superior Court, Virginia, 1847-1853
Volume M:3234
Journal, 1868-1870
Volume F:3235
Ledger, 1846-1860
Volume F:3236
Ledger, 1846-1870
Volume F:3237
Memoranda for suits, etc., Orr and Rogers, 1854-1860
Volume L:3238
Memorandum book for suits, 1861-1871
Volume L:3239
 


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

Provenance

The John M. Orr papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from 1933 to 1951.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Paula Jeannet and Jen Snow, June 2014