A Guide to the George Brown Goode Papers, 1776-1903 Goode, George Brown Papers, 1776-1903 24813

A Guide to the George Brown Goode Papers, 1776-1903

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 24813


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
24813
Title
George Brown Goode Papers, 1776-1903
Physical Characteristics
1.8 cubic feet, 4 volumes, and 1 oversize folder (4 boxes)
Physical Location
Personal papers collection, Acc. 24813
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

George Brown Goode. Papers, 1776-1903. Accession 24813, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kenneth Mackerness Goode and Philip Burwell Goode, through the National Academy of Science, 16 March 1945.


Biographical/Historical Information

George Browne Goode, naturalist, author, and administrator, was born in New Albany, Indiana on 13 February 1851. In 1857, he and his parents moved to Dutchess County, New York. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1870, and also attended Harvard. He married Sarah Lamson Ford Judd on 29 November 1877. He was employed at Wesleyan and the National Museum, and later at the Smithsonian Institution, serving as United States Fish Commissioner. He died on 6 September 1896.

Scope and Content Information

Includes correspondence of George Brown Goode concerning research and publication of his book VIRGINIA COUSINS in 1887, and its planned revision. The revision was never published due to his death in 1895, but an annotated manuscript of it is contained in this collection. Also included are genealogical notes and correspondence of Francis N. Watkins (1813-1885) relating to research, publication, and revision of his pamphlet A CATALOGUE OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS WATKINS OF CHICKAHOMONY, VA., first published in 1852.

The GENEALOGICAL NOTES series contains family data, genealogical charts, registers, and transcriptions of Bible records of families mainly related to various lines of the Watkins family of Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Goochland, Henrico, Powhatan, and Prince Edward Counties, and Arkansas, Georgia and Missouri. Some of this information is recorded on private circulars which Watkins mailed out in September, 1859 for a more comprehensive second edition to his CATALOGUE OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS WATKINS. There are also some folders containing information relating to the Goode family. An oversize folder of genealogical charts is filed in Personal Papers Oversize.

The WATKINS FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE covers the years 1776 to 1861, but the majority is after 1850. The correspondence is from various family members concerning Watkins' research. There is also a considerable amount of family data contained in the correspondence, such as transcriptions of family Bible records.

The GEORGE BROWN GOODE CORRESPONDENCE covers the years 1868 to 1903 and concerns the research for his book VIRGINIA COUSINS published in 1887, as well as a planned revision. There is also a large amount of genealogical data contained in the letters.

The MANUSCRIPT REVISON OF VIRGINIA COUSINS is an annotated copy, preserved in four volumes, of Goode's work published in 1887. He died in 1895, before a revised edition could be published. The manuscript copy contained in this collection contains a vast amount of rewritten, updated, and additional information on the descendants of John Goode (ca. 1625-1709) of Whitby, Henrico County, Virginia.

Organization

Organized into the following four series: I. Genealogical Notes. II. Watkins Family Correspondence. III. George Brown Goode Correspondence. IV. Manuscript Revision of VIRGINIA COUSINS.

Contents List

Series I: Genealogical Notes
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Barksdale
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Bartlett
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Beckwith
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Bland
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Bouldin
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Brooke
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Carrington
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Cary
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Clarke
  • Box 1
    Folder 10-11
    Collier
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Cooper/Crane
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Cowles
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Crane
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    Cross
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    Curd
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    Dabney
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    Daniel
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    Douglass
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    Drane
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    Dupuy
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    Edmunds
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    Franklin
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    Gaines
  • Box 1
    Folder 25
    Gee
  • Box 1
    Folder 26
    Gillett
  • Box 1
    Folder 27
    Goode
  • Box 1
    Folder 28
    Hamilton
  • Box 1
    Folder 29
    Hardaway
  • Box 1
    Folder 30
    Harris
  • Box 1
    Folder 31
    Hayes
  • Box 1
    Folder 32
    Helm
  • Box 1
    Folder 33
    Hicks
  • Box 1
    Folder 34
    Holt
  • Box 1
    Folder 35
    Iles
  • Box 1
    Folder 36
    Ingles
  • Box 1
    Folder 37
    Izard
  • Box 1
    Folder 38
    Judd
  • Box 1
    Folder 39
    Lamar
  • Box 1
    Folder 40
    Lamson
  • Box 1
    Folder 41
    Latimer
  • Box 1
    Folder 42
    Lockett
  • Box 1
    Folder 43
    Massie
  • Box 1
    Folder 44
    McClane
  • Box 1
    Folder 45
    McCoy
  • Box 1
    Folder 46
    Meredith
  • Box 1
    Folder 47
    Michie
  • Box 1
    Folder 48
    Miller
  • Box 1
    Folder 49
    Morton
  • Box 1
    Folder 50
    Mosby
  • Box 1
    Folder 51
    Moseley
  • Box 1
    Folder 52
    Moss
  • Box 1
    Folder 53
    Overbay
  • Box 1
    Folder 54
    Peacock
  • Box 1
    Folder 55
    Price
  • Box 1
    Folder 56
    Randolph
  • Box 1
    Folder 57
    Rice
  • Box 1
    Folder 58
    Smith
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Tait
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Throckmorton
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Vaughan
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Venable
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Vimont
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Ward
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Watkins
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Weare
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Wright
Series II: Watkins Family Correspondence
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1770-1849
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1850-1852
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    1853-1854
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    1855-1858
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    1859
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    1860-1861
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Undated
Series III: George Brown Goode Correspondence
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    1868-1869
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    1870-1879
  • Box 2
    Folder 19
    1880-1881
  • Box 2
    Folder 20
    1882-1884
  • Box 2
    Folder 21-23
    1885
  • Box 3
    Folder 1-3
    1886
  • Box 3
    Folder 4-5
    1887
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    1888
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    1889
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    1890
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    1891
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    1892-1894
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    1895
  • Box 4
    Folder 1-3
    1896
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    1898-1903
  • Box 4
    Folder 5-7
    Undated
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Miscellaneous
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Unidentified
Series IV: Manuscript Revision of "Virginia Cousins"
Physical Location: Shelf
4 volumes.