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Coleman, Bromm, Kirschmann family papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2019-0066

Content Description

Coleman, Bromm, Kirschmann, and Related Families Papers, 1861-2018, circa 1250 items consisting primarily of the papers of Robert Cary Coleman and his parents William Eugene and Louise Mattern Coleman; of Louis Bromm and his children; of William Daniel Kirschman and his children; and incidental papers of the Mattern and Dietrich families. The papers include correspondence, business records, legal documents, photographs, news clippings, and miscellaneous printed material. Of interest are several documents, 1865-1867, concerning the establishment of L. Bromm Baking Co. Inc. in Richmond, Va.; correspondence with family in Germany; two Ivorytype photographs made in Richmond; numerous other late 19th century photographs made in various Richmond studios; exams, papers, and notes from Westhampton College, circa 1923-1926; correspondence, exams, notebooks, papers and other material from the University of Virginia, circa 1964-1972; letters by a UVa student in Vietnam writing back to Charlottesville, circa 1969-1971; scrapbooks; home movies; and artifacts including a railroad spike commemorating the opening of electric streetcar service in Richmond, 1888 February 2. All of Robert Cary Coleman’s graded tests, papers, and grade reports are unrestricted.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Edward Gaynor, 1 May 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

1971 German class gradebook is to be restricted through December 31, 2035.


  • Creation: 1861 - 2018


10 Cubic Feet (20 document boxes)