A Guide to the Baylor Family Papers 1714-1738 (bulk 1770-1848) Baylor Family Papers MS 59.1

A Guide to the Baylor Family Papers 1714-1738 (bulk 1770-1848)

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 59.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 59.1
Title
Baylor Family Papers, 1714-1938, 1770-1848.
Extent
6 volumes and 54 pieces.
Creator
Baylor Family, Francis Walker Baylor, John Baylor, Jr., George D. Baylor, Warner Lewis Baylor
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

Baylor Family Papers, MS 59.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1959.

Alternative Form

Microfilm copy (M-1556) of entire collection and photostats of selected items (PH/04) available.


Scope and Content Information

Papers, primarily 1770-1848, accumulated by members of the Baylor family of New Market, Caroline County, Va., especially Frances Walker Baylor (d. 1783), her son, John Baylor, Jr. (1750-1808), who studied in England ca. 1770-1772, her grandson, Dr. George D. Baylor (1789-1848), and her great grandson, Dr. Warner Lewis Baylor (1825-1894). The loose papers are mainly family letters, legal records, genealogical information, and poems. Manuscript books include a nineteenth-century cookbook, Dr. George D. Baylor's ledger of medical accounts, 1842-1847, and genealogical information on the Lewis and related families. Three printed books have been transferred to the library. The collection is complemented by various photostats, including Col. John Baylor's letterbook, 1749-1765, with letters to John Backhouse, Samuel Waterman, John Norton, Edward Athawes, Cary and Company, and others.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Baylor, Frances Walker, d.1783.
  • Baylor, George D., 1789-1848.
  • Baylor, Warner Lewis, 1835- 1894.
  • Baylor, John, 1750-1808.
  • Clay, James.
  • Farrish, Robert.
  • Fox, John.
  • Hoomes, George.
  • Pendleton, John L.
  • Powell, Robert.
  • Taylor, Edmund.
  • Waring, F.
  • Family Names:

  • Baylor family.
  • Lewis family.
  • Subjects:

  • Cookery --Virginia --History --19th century
  • Medical care --Virginia --History --19th century
  • Virginia Genealogy

Contents List

Folder 1
John Baylor - plat for 400 acres. 24 September 1714
Folder 1
John Baylor - court order. 8 April 1743
Folder 1
Robert Powell - Notice to sheriff to apprehend runaway slave belonging to Robert Powell. 13 August 1743
Folder 1
George Hoomes and Robert Farish - Proclamation. Caroline County. 20 August 1743
Folder 1
F. Waring - Coroner's Report. 8 November 1743
Folder 1
Edmund Taylor to Col. J[ohn] Baylor. 15 March 1756
Folder 1
Frances Baylor to John Baylor. 25 May 1770
Folder 1
James Clay to John Baylor. 25 July 1779
Folder 1
Bond. John Baylor to Alex[ander] Spotswood. 24 August 1780
Folder 1
To George Wythe, Judge of the High Court of the Chancery, re the will of John Fox. [1780]
Folder 1
Copy of Judgment. William Dickson's Administrator v. George Baylor's Executors. Executed 2 June 1790. 15 May 1790
Folder 1
John Baylor - invoice. 11 February 1800
Folder 1
John Baylor, Jr. to John Baylor. 2 March 1805
Folder 1
John Baylor to George D. Baylor. 1 February 1809
Folder 1
Court Order. Baylor v. Fox. 2 April 1816
Folder 1
Commission for justices of the peace to examine Elizabeth Baylor. Daingerfield v. Rootes. Printed with manuscript inserts. 27 December 1823
Folder 1
Deed of Trust (Clerk's Copy) George D. Baylor to John W. Fox. 31 December 1823
Folder 2
Elizabeth L. Baylor to Ellen Augusta Baylor. 4 November 1831
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to John Baylor. 30 April 1832
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to John N. Baylor. 23 May 1835
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to Benjamin W. Leigh. 21 October 1837
Folder 2
Poem by George D. Baylor. 1 May 1840
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to George R. Baylor. 30 November 1841
Folder 2
R. H. Kidd to Joseph W. Kay. 27 May 1844
Folder 2
Margaret P. Olivier to Ellen A. Baylor. 14 January 1845
Folder 2
Account. John W. Fox. May, 1845
Folder 2
Statement of money received of John W. Fox. May, 1845
Folder 2
Poem by Mrs. Dunel. 16 August 1845
Folder 2
George D. Baylor - power of attorney. 14 October 1845
Folder 2
Poem. 20 December 1846
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to John N. Baylor. 16 January 1848
Folder 2
Poem. [14 February] 1848
Folder 2
Agreement and Sale between Warner L. Baylor and Ellen A. Baylor. 25 March 1848
Folder 2
Julia [B. Kay] to George D, Baylor. 5 [February] 1848
Folder 2
George R. Baylor, statement of money paid. 6 June 1860
Folder 2
Copy of Will of the Honorable Hatley Frere. 5 December 1868
Folder 2
Alexander G. Baylor to Julia B. Kay. 5 June 1872
Folder 2
William Winston Fontaine to Warner L. Baylor. 18 July 1883
Folder 2
George D. Baylor to Warner L. Baylor. N. D.
Folder 3
H. T. Deas to G. D. Baylor. 11 August 1938
Folder 3
Despilly, receipted. N. D.
Folder 3
Poem by Dr. John C. McCabe. N. D.
Folder 3
Poem. N. D.
Folder 3
Poem by George D. Baylor. N. D.
Folder 3
Poem by George D. Baylor. N. D.
Folder 3
Lewis family. 6 April 1891
Folder 4
Baylor Family Information N. D.
Folder 4
Biographical sketch by Dr. Warner L. Baylor. N. D.
Folder 4
Genealogical material on Lewis Family. N. D.
Folder 4
Baylor Family genealogical material. N. D.
Folder 4
Frere Family genealogical material, includes a copy of August 12, 1795 letter from I. Frere to Mrs. Baylor. N. D.
Folder 4
Lewis Family (Gloucester County, Va.) N. D.
Folder 4
Baylor Family genealogical chart. N. D.
Folder 4
Baylor Family genealogical chart. N. D.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Baylor, Frances Walker, d.1783.
  • Baylor, George D., 1789-1848.
  • Baylor, Warner Lewis, 1835- 1894.
  • Baylor, John, 1750-1808.
  • Clay, James.
  • Farrish, Robert.
  • Fox, John.
  • Francis Walker Baylor,
  • George D. Baylor,
  • Hoomes, George.
  • John Baylor, Jr.,
  • Pendleton, John L.
  • Powell, Robert.
  • Taylor, Edmund.
  • Waring, F.
  • Warner Lewis Baylor