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Shirley Plantation records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2019-0064

Content Description

Collection consists mostly of the plantation journals, accounts, receipts, and personal papers (1816-1875) of Hill Carter (1796-1875); his wife Mary B. Carter (1800-1864); his son, Robert R. Carter (1825-1886); daughter-inlaw, Louise H. Carter (1832-1906); grandchildren, Alice Carter Bransford (1852-1926), and Marion Carter Oliver (1859-1953); and James H. Oliver (1857-1928). The Carters' dealings with merchants and tradesmen in Richmond and Petersburg are documented through accounts and receipts collected over 100 years (1816-1920). Included are receipts for tuition, subscriptions, medical visits, and taxes. Also includes papers on the Randolph estate at Norwood and the construction of Upper Shirley.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, December 2018.

Restrictions Apply

Yes

Access Restrictions

Oversize boxes 143-155 are currently closed until contents can be properly assessed by conservation.

Use Restrictions

Some bound volumes are in fragile condition. Handle with care.

Dates

  • 1650 - 1989

Extent

38.5 Cubic Feet (115 flat boxes)

Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence and Business papers: box 1 1650-1819, box 2 1820-August 1824, box 3 September 1824-December 1828, box 4 1829-1832, 5 1833-1835 6 1836-1839 7 1840-1842 8 1843-1844 9 1845-1846 10 1847-1848 11 1849-1850 12 1851-1852 13 1853-1854 14 1855-1856 15 1857-1858 16 1859-1860 17 1861-1863 18 1864-1866 19 1867-June 1868 20 July 1868-October 1869 21 November 1869-1870 22 1871-1872 23 1873-April 1874 24 May 1874-March 1875 25 April 1875-July 1876 26 August 1876-1878 27 1879 & undated 1870's 28 undated & 1880 29 1881 30 1882 31 1883-April 1884 32 May 1884-May 1885 33 June 1885-September 1886 34 October 1886-1887 35 1888-1889 36 1890-1891 37 1892-February 1894 38 March-December 1894 39 1895-1897 40 January-June 1898 41 July-December 1898 42 1899 43 January-October 1900 44 November 1900-June 1901 45 July-December 1901 46 January-September 1902 47 October 1902-July 1903 48 August 1903-January 1904 49 February-June 1904 50 July-October 1904 51 November 1904-January 1905 52 February 1905-April 1905 53 May-September 1905 54 October-December 1905 55 January-July 1906 56 August 1906-February 1907 57 March-December 1907 58 January-September 1908 59 October 1908-March 1909 60 April-September 1909 61 October 1909-February 1910 62 March-December 1910 63 January-June 1911 64 July-December 1911 65 January-March 1912 66 April-October 1912 67 November 1912-April 1913 68 May-October 1913 69 November 1913-October 1914 70 November 1914-July 1915 71 August 1915-August 1916 72 September 1916-March 1917 73 April 1917-January 1918 74 February 1918-1919, misc. 75 1920-1924 76 1925-1929 77 1930-1936 78 1937-1949 79 1950-1980 & undated; Series 2: Writings, Ephemera and Art work: Box 80 Writings, 81 Genealogical notes, medical cures, recipes, ephemera 82 Ephemera, maps 83 Magazine articles, news clippings & envelopes; Series 3: Bound volumes: Box 84 Bound volumes 85 Bound volumes 86 Bound volumes 87 Bound volumes 88 Bound volumes 89 Bound volumes 90 Bound volumes 91 Bound volumes 92 Bound volumes 93 Bound volumes 94 Bound volumes 95 Bound volumes 96 Bound volumes 97 Bound volumes 98 Bound volumes 99 Bound volumes 100 Bound volumes 101 Bound volumes 102 Bound volumes 103 Bound volumes 104 Bound volumes 105 Bound volumes 106 Bound volumes; Series 4: Photographs: Box 107 Photographs 108 Photographs 109 Photographs 110 Photographs 111 Photographs 112 Photographs 113 Photographs Box 141 Photographs, 1658-1980 Box 142 Glass plates