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Mundy family papers

Identifier: MSS 15895

Scope and Contents

The Mundy family papers, MSS 15895, 0.8 cubic feet, 1860-1970, consists of business, financial, and legal papers related to the Mundy Company, and Mundy family properties including Allen's Creek in Amherst Lynchburg, Virginia (Gladstone property), and Botelier Place. Also of interest are papers about William Stark Mundy, Jr. as a Rhodes Scholar and letters from his wife's ancestors, Christopher Valentine Winfree and Virginia Brown when they were courting as well as some Winfree family personal report cards, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1860-1970

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

This collection of business, financial and legal papers from the Mundy family of Lynchburg, Virginia begins with John C. and Cynthia J. Mundy. The bulk of the collection is from their son William Starke Mundy who marries Ella Kyle Mundy and their children who are William Starke Mundy Jr. and his wife Virginia Winfree Mundy, Dr. B. Kyle Mundy and his wife Jane McKee Mundy, Katherine A. Mundy, and Putnam M. Ivey and Robert K. Ivey.

William Starke Mundy (?-1939) was a shipper of pulpwood cross ties and owned a store "Hay, Grain, Groceries, and General Merchandise". They owned land on Allen's Creek in Amherst, Virginia and a house on Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.

William Starke Mundy, Jr. was an attorney, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a Rhodes Scholar (1935). He also attended Oxford College. He also maintained the family farm on Allen's Creek in Amherst Lynchbug, Virginia.

Christopher Valentine Winfree was born November 14, 1826 in Lynchburg, Va. to Christopher Winfree (1785-1858) and Cornelia Meyer Tilden. He attended Virginia Military Academy graduating in 1848. As a civil engineer he worked for the East Tenessee and Virginia Railroad, and the railroads in Mississippi. In 1858 he became involved in tobacco manufacturing. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant in the Lynchburg Rifles, Compan E, 11th Virgnia Infantry and rose to the rank of Major with the Virgnia service and commanded the home guard around Lynchburg. In addition to tobacco manufacturing, he was also director of the People's National Bank, the Lynchburg Cotton Mill, and the Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry Company. He married Virginia A. Brown who died in 1884 and they had six children. He then married Sarah C. Doniphan. He died June 18,1902.


0.8 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box and one oversize ledger)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from B. K. Mundy to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on January 23, 2015.

Mundy family papers
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States