Colleton estate photographs
Scope and Contents Note
The Colleton estate photographs (circa 1890s-1910; 0.04 cubic foot) document the appearance of Colleton, a Cabell family estate in Nelson County. Materials include ten mounted photographs of the Colleton house and one photograph of the nearby James River. Colleton photograph subjects include rooms like the ballroom and library, along with a childhood portrait of Evelyn Byrd Robinson on the building's porch.
The collection also contains a copy of Robinson's will, where she divides Colleton between her two sons, Wirt and Clifford Cabell.
- Creation: circa 1890s-1910
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Colleton was a Cabell family estate on the James River in Nelson county. Colleton was owned during the late 19th and early 20th century by Evelyn Carter Robinson (1844-1910), née Cabell, who married William Russell Robinson. Upon her death, Cabell left Colleton to her two sons: Wirt and Clifford Cabell.
According to an inscription on one of the photographs in the collection, Colleton was destroyed by neglect and was no longer standing by 1970.
Source: Materials within collection, Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Accession 2019-0239 Purchased, 8 April 2019; Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
- Colleton estate photographs
- Tanner Greene
- 18 December 2019
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