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A Guide to the T. Turner Foster Papers, 1740-1978 (bulk 1920-1972) Foster, T. Turner, Papers, 1740-1978 (bulk 1920-1972) 45111

A Guide to the T. Turner Foster Papers, 1740-1978 (bulk 1920-1972)

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Accession Number 45111


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Repository
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Accession Number
45111
Title
T. Turner Foster Papers, 1740-1978 (bulk 1920-1972)
Physical Description
20 cubic feet (47 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

T. Turner Foster Papers, 1740-1978. Accession 45111. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Palmer, Purcellville.


Biographical Information

Thomas Turner Foster was born on 1 August 1900. He was the son of James Robert Foster (1849-1919) and Mary deButts Carter (1871-1938). Turner Foster was a banker with the Fauquier National Bank of Warrenton, and also owned and operated a farm in The Plains, Virginia called "Glenville." Foster died in an automobile accident in Henrico County, Virginia on 28 November 1978.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1740-1978, of T. Turner Foster (1900-1978) of The Plains, Fauquier County, Virginia. Includes correspondence, financial records, subject files, records of his service on the Scott County Road Board, and materials relating to his establishment of a branch of the Millard Institute of Normal Speech in Warrenton. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1920 to 1972.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. Correspondence. II. Financial Records. III. Subject Files. IV. Scott District Road Board Records. V. Millard Institute of Normal Speech Records.

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence, 1774-1978.
Boxes: 1-13
Extent: 13 boxes.

There are two groups of correspondence. The first group covers the period 1774 to 1978 and is arranged chronologically. The earliest letters are written by James W. Foster (1807-1866) to his wife while he was serving in the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. There are also letters written by John S. Knox, Sr. (1827-1906) in Alexandria to his wife. There are Civil War letters written by David Holmes Conrad (1800-1877) of Martinsburg, (West) Virginia to James W. Foster (concerning the deaths of his sons Holmes Addison Conrad (1837-1861) and Henry Tucker Conrad (1839-1861), while they were serving with the 2nd Virginia Infantry at Manassas. There are also letters from Dr. Arthur Moray Randolph (1815-1867) of Tallahassee, Florida regarding the death of his son Thomas Easton Randolph (1841-1862) of the 1st Florida Infantry. The other Civil War letters are written by Thomas Hunton Foster (1835-1864) to his father while he was a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland. There is a 1902 letter from Eppa Hunton (1822-1908) containing comments on his son's law practice and attendance at the Constitutional Convention in Richmond. There is a good deal of correspondence to and from Turner Foster and his brother E. Carter Foster (1895-1973) while they were attending Episcopal High School in Alexandria, and while Turner Foster was attending Bogue Institute in Indianapolis, and Hatfield Institute in Chicago. Finally, this group contains letters written while Turner Foster was employed in thrashing and harvesting jobs out West in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. There are also postcards written by him during this period in the Subject Files.

The second group of correspondence covers the years 1930 to 1972 and is arranged by year (with some gaps), and thereunder alphabetically by surname or topic. This group concerns mainly to the operation of Glenville Farm. It contains correspondence, as well as accounts and receipts, pertaining to seed, fertilizer, feed, coal, gas, and oil, livestock and equipment purchases, sales, and repairs, warranty information, hiring of farm hands, stock purchases and dividends, vestry and financial information relating to Grace Church, insurance and taxes, and other matters. There is a good deal of correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, the Virginia Aberdeen-Angus Association, the Fauquier National Bank of Warrenton, and information on various speech classes and institutes. Finally, there are many letters between Foster and his siblings concerning the settlement of their mother's estate and the sale of Glenville.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    1774 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    1835 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    1837 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    1841 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    1842 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    1856 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    1859 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    1860 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    1861 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    1862 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    1863 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    1864 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    1865 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    1866 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    1869 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    1875 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    1876 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    1877 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    1880 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    1882 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    1890 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    1891 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    1896 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    1897 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 25
    1898 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 26
    1899 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 27
    1900 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 28
    1902 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 29
    1904 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 30
    1905 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 31
    1906 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 32
    1908 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 33
    1909 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 34
    1910 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 35
    1911 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 36
    1912 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 37
    1913 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 38
    1915 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 39
    1916 (January-February) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 40
    1916 (March-December) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    1917 (January-February) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    1917 (March-April) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    1917 (May-December) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    1918 (January-October) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    1918 (November-December) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    1919 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    1920 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    1921 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    1922 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1925 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1927 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    1928 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    1929 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    1930 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    1931 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    1932 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    1933 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    1934 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 19
    1935 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 20
    1938 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 21
    1945 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 22
    1954 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 23
    1967 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 24
    1969 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 25
    1978 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 26
    n.d. .
  • Box 3
    Folder 1-15
    1930-1932 (A-Z) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 16-18
    1935-1938 (A-B) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 1-13
    1935-1938 (C-Z) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 14-19
    1938-1941 (A-G) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 1-9
    1938-1941 (H-Z) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 10-15
    1942-1945 (A-F) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 1-10
    1942-1945 (G-Z) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 11-17
    1945-1949 (A-J) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 1-8
    1945-1949 (K-Z) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 9-18
    1949-1953 (A-M) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 1-6
    1949-1953 (N-Z) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 7-18
    1953-1960 (A-Q) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 1-4
    1953-1960 (R-Z) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 5-17
    1957-1959 (A-Q) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 1-4
    1957-1959 (R-Z) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 5-19
    1960-1962 (A-Z) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 1-16
    1962-1964 (A-Z) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 17-18
    1969-1970 (A-B) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 1-13
    1969-1970 (C-Z) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 1-15
    1971-1972 (A-Z) .
Series II. Financial Records, 1859-1972.
Boxes: 14-29, 43-44
Extent: 18 boxes.

The majority of the financial records are bills and receipts that are arranged by year, and thereunder alphabetically by company name or type of product purchased. Included are records for livestock purchases and registrations, hardware and building materials, clothing and general merchandise, feed, seed, and fertilizer, vehicles and equipment repairs, insurance premiums, veterinary services, telephone and electric bills, periodical subscriptions and membership dues, and payments for work by farm hands. This series also contains numerous account books, check stub books, farm and personal account books, ledgers, day books, tax tickets and receipts, as well as personal accounts and receipts (1919-1923) of Mrs. James R. Foster. There are also financial statements and annual reports of various corporations in which Foster owned stock, including AT&T, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, General Motors, General Electric, Procter and Gamble, RCA, Standard Oil, and U.S. Steel. They date from the mid-1920's to mid-1930's. Also included in this series are annual statements of Glenville Farm (1925-1952 and 1966), which detail receipts and disbursements, and yearly expenses, including livestock bought and sold, crops sold, fertilizer and seed purchases, gas and kerosene purchases, repairs and improvements, wages paid, money borrowed, equipment purchases, taxes, veterinary services, and other expenses relating to the maintenance of Glenville Farm.

  • Box 43
    Account Book, 1891-1927.
  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    Account Books, 1918-1919.
  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    Account Book, 1922-1924.
  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    Account Book, 1924-1925.
  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    Accounts and Receipts, 1880-1914.
  • Box 14
    Folder 5-21
    Bills, 1951-1954 (A-V).
  • Box 15
    Folder 1
    Bills, 1951-1954 (W-Z).
  • Box 15
    Folder 2-20
    Bills, 1954-1957 (A-Z).
  • Box 16
    Folder 1-16
    Bills, 1957-1960 (A-Z).
  • Box 17
    Folder 1-17
    Bills, 1961-1963 (B-Z).
  • Box 18
    Folder 1-16
    Bills, 1967-1968 (A-Z).
  • Box 18
    Folder 17-22
    Bills, 1969-1970 (A-G).
  • Box 19
    Folder 1-9
    Bills, 1969-1970 (H-Z).
  • Box 19
    Folder 10-23
    Bills, 1971-1972 (A-S).
  • Box 20
    Folder 1-3
    Bills, 1971-1972 (T-Z).
  • Box 44
    Check Stub Books, 1886-1965.
  • Box 43
    Day Book, 28 September 1859 - December 1863.
  • Box 43
    Diary and Ledger, 1880-1918.
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    Farm Account Book, 1921-1923.
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    Farm and Personal Account Book, 1921-1923.
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    Index to Farm and Personal Account Book .
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    Farm Diary and Account Book, 1916-1921.
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    Farm Income and Expense Records, 1953-1954.
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    Fauquier National Bank - Statements of Condition, 1945-1965.
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    Financial Condition of T. Turner Foster, 1922-1925.
  • Box 20
    Folder 11-13
    Financial Statements (A-F) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 1-10
    Financial Statements (G-S) .
  • Box 43
    Ledger, 1900-1907.
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    Receipts, 1918-1919.
  • Box 21
    Folder 12-14
    Receipts, 1920-1930 (A-C).
  • Box 22
    Folder 1-17
    Receipts, 1920-1930 (C-Z).
  • Box 23
    Folder 1-19
    Receipts, 1930-1936 (A-Z).
  • Box 24
    Folder 1-17
    Receipts, 1945-1949 (A-S).
  • Box 25
    Folder 1-3
    Receipts, 1945-1949 (T-Z).
  • Box 25
    Folder 4-21
    Receipts, 1949-1951 (A-Z).
  • Box 26
    Folder 1-6
    Receipts - Mrs. James R. Foster, 1919-1923.
  • Box 26
    Folder 7-9
    Statements of Glenville Farm, 1925-1927.
  • Box 27
    Folder 1-13
    Statements of Glenville Farm, 1928-1939.
  • Box 28
    Folder 1-10
    Statements of Glenville Farm, 1940-1949.
  • Box 29
    Folder 1-3
    Statements of Glenville Farm, 1950, 1952, 1966.
  • Box 29
    Folder 4
    Tax Tickets and Receipts, 1894-1938.
  • Box 29
    Folder 5
    Taxes Paid, 1892-1919.
Series III. Subject Files, 1740-1978.
Boxes: 30-36, 39, 45-47
Extent: 11 boxes.

The subject files include Bible records, books, certificates, clippings, deeds, and diaries, including reminiscences, written by Foster in 1968, of his time employed as a harvest hand out West in 1919. The subject files also contain Episcopal High School memorabilia, estate papers, a framed pencil drawing of Lucelia Hunton Foster (1811-1888), historical notes on the Civil War and Glenville, genealogical notes on the Carter, Foster, and Turner families, guardians' accounts, insurance papers, invitations, memorandum books, photographs and photograph albums, obituaries, copies of "The Parish Leaflet" for Piedmont and Whittle Parishes, plats and surveys, postcards, scrapbooks, and other items.

  • Box 30
    Folder 1
    Abstract of Title .
  • Box 30
    Folder 2
    Adams vs. Cochran .
  • Box 30
    Folder 3
    Address Book .
  • Box 30
    Folder 4
    Agreements .
  • Box 30
    Folder 5
    Alderman Library - UVA .
  • Box 47
    Alexandria Gazette, 20 December 1865.
  • Box 30
    Folder 6
    Anderson, Wesley .
  • Box 47
    Appointment - Officers' Reserve Corps, 1917.
  • Box 30
    Folder 7
    Armenian Relief Fund .
  • Box 30
    Folder 8
    Baby Book - Elizabeth Horner Robins .
  • Box 30
    Folder 9
    Gov. James Barbour Letter .
  • Box 30
    Folder 10
    "Beautiful and Historic Piedmont Virginia" - Issued by the Warrenton and Fairfax Turnpike Company .
  • Box 30
    Folder 11
    Bible Records .
  • Box 30
    Folder 12
    Billfold - Myers and Houseman (Baltimore) .
  • Box 30
    Folder 13
    Blotters .
  • Box 30
    Folder 14
    Bogue Institute for Stammerers .
  • Box 30
    Folder 15
    Boy Scouts .
  • Box 30
    Folder 16
    Broadsides and Circulars .
  • Box 30
    Folder 17
    Brooks, Jack H. .
  • Box 30
    Folder 18
    Bryn Mawr School Banquets, 1922-1923.
  • Box 45
    "The Carter Tree" - Compiled by Robert Randolph Carter of Shirley, 1951.
  • Box 47
    Certificate - Farmers' National Congress Delegate, 1910.
  • Box 30
    Folder 19
    Certificates .
  • Box 30
    Folder 20
    Chatham Episcopal Institute - "The Chathamite," May 1909.
  • Box 30
    Folder 21
    Civil War History .
  • Box 30
    Folder 22-24
    Clippings .
  • Box 31
    Folder 1
    Code Book .
  • Box 47
    "College Topics" - University of Virginia, 21 September 1910.
  • Box 31
    Folder 2
    Colonial Dames of America .
  • Box 31
    Folder 3
    Confederate Stamp .
  • Box 31
    Folder 4
    Copper Plate .
  • Box 31
    Folder 5
    Deeds, 1819-1905.
  • Box 31
    Folder 6
    Deeds, 1906-1974.
  • Box 31
    Folder 7
    Diary, 1919.
  • Box 31
    Folder 8
    Diary, 1920-1921.
  • Box 31
    Folder 9-10
    Diary, 1921.
  • Box 31
    Folder 11
    Diary, 1922-1927.
  • Box 31
    Folder 12
    Diary, n.d..
  • Box 31
    Folder 13-14
    "Diary of a Roving Harvest Hand in 1919" by T. Turner Foster, 1968.
  • Box 45
    "Diddie, Dumps, and Tot or Plantation Child-Life" by Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle, 1882.
  • Box 42
    Document Box .
  • Box 45
    "Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry From the Works of A.M. Legrende" by Charles Davies, 1866.
  • Box 31
    Folder 15-16
    Episcopal High School .
  • Box 32
    Folder 1
    Estate of James R. Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 2
    Estate of Mary B. Hunton Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 3
    Estate of Mary Carter Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 4
    Estate of Mary E. Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 5
    Estate of Thomas R. Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 6
    Estate of T. Turner Foster .
  • Box 32
    Folder 7-10
    Estate of James Samuel Hall .
  • Box 32
    Folder 11
    Estate of Jane C. Hunton .
  • Box 32
    Folder 12
    Estate of Jane Carter Foster Palmer (Funeral Program) .
  • Box 45
    "Faber's Hymns" by Frederick W. Faber, D.D., 1875.
  • Box 32
    Folder 13
    "Faithfully Yours, Charles Green" by Martha L. Summerell .
  • Box 45-46
    Family Bibles .
  • Box 32
    Folder 14
    Fauquier County Map and Historical Notes, 1914.
  • Box 32
    Folder 15
    Fauquier County - Historical Notes .
  • Box 32
    Folder 16
    Fauquier Historical Society .
  • Box 32
    Folder 17
    Fire - The Plains, 21 February 1967.
  • Box 33
    Folder 1
    Foster, James William .
  • Box 47
    Foster, Lucelia Hunton - Pencil Drawing on Canvas .
  • Box 33
    Folder 2
    Foster Memorial Window - Grace Church .
  • Box 33
    Folder 3
    Genealogical Notes .
  • Box 33
    Folder 4
    Genealogical Notes - Carter/Turner .
  • Box 33
    Folder 5
    Genealogical Notes - Foster .
  • Box 33
    Folder 6
    Genessee Valley Breeders Association .
  • Box 33
    Folder 7
    Glenville - History .
  • Box 33
    Folder 8
    Glenville - Sales Brochure .
  • Box 33
    Folder 9
    Grace Church .
  • Box 33
    Folder 10
    Greeting Cards .
  • Box 33
    Folder 11
    Guardian's Accounts - Jane Turner Foster .
  • Box 33
    Folder 12
    Guardian's Accounts - Margaret M. Foster .
  • Box 33
    Folder 13
    Guardian's Accounts - Edward S. Turner .
  • Box 33
    Folder 14
    Guardian's Accounts - Margaret F. Turner .
  • Box 33
    Folder 15
    Guardian's Accounts - Mary B. Turner .
  • Box 33
    Folder 16
    Guardian's Accounts - Margaret F., Edward S., and Mary B. Turner .
  • Box 34
    Folder 1
    Handwriting Exercise Book .
  • Box 34
    Folder 2
    Hunton, Laura .
  • Box 34
    Folder 3
    Immigration Visa Application .
  • Box 34
    Folder 4
    Insurance .
  • Box 34
    Folder 5
    Invitations .
  • Box 34
    Folder 6
    B. F. Keith's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1914.
  • Box 47
    Land Grants .
  • Box 34
    Folder 7
    Robert E. Lee Photograph - Documentation .
  • Box 34
    Folder 8
    "A List of 'Lost' Alumni of the University of Virginia," 1912.
  • Box 34
    Folder 9
    Livestock Contracts, 1892-1894.
  • Box 34
    Folder 10
    Livestock Purchases, 1913-1917.
  • Box 34
    Folder 11
    "Luke the Angus Steer" - Story by E. Carter Foster .
  • Box 34
    Folder 12
    Mailing List .
  • Box 34
    Folder 13
    Manassas Gap Railroad Company .
  • Box 34
    Folder 14
    Marriage Certificate - Foster/Robins, 1929.
  • Box 34
    Folder 15
    Memorandum Book, 1881-1919.
  • Box 34
    Folder 16
    Memorandum Book, 1914.
  • Box 34
    Folder 17
    Memorandum Book, 1919-1920.
  • Box 34
    Folder 18
    Memorandum Book, 1920.
  • Box 34
    Folder 19
    Memorandum Book, 1920-1922.
  • Box 34
    Folder 20
    Memorandum Book, 1921-1923.
  • Box 34
    Folder 21
    Memorandum Book, 1922.
  • Box 34
    Folder 22
    Memorandum Book, 1922-1923.
  • Box 34
    Folder 23
    Memorandum Book, 1923.
  • Box 34
    Folder 24
    "Memorial of the Unveiling of Lee's Statue," 29 May 1890.
  • Box 35
    Folder 1
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 35
    Folder 2
    Mosher Book List, 1913.
  • Box 35
    Folder 3
    Mount Mineral Farm .
  • Box 45
    "The New Latin Tutor" by Frederic P. Leverett, 1845.
  • Box 35
    Folder 4
    "The New Peace Palace" by James W. Foster .
  • Box 35
    Folder 5
    Obituaries .
  • Box 35
    Folder 6
    "Old Farmer's Almanac," 1863.
  • Box 35
    Folder 7-10
    "The Parish Leaflet" - Piedmont and Whittle Parishes, 1915-1918.
  • Box 35
    Folder 11
    Passports .
  • Box 35
    Folder 12
    Patent - Improvement in Manufacturing Malt Liquors, 1879.
  • Box 35
    Folder 13
    Perpetual Calendar .
  • Box 35
    Folder 14
    Peyton, Robert E., Jr. .
  • Box 40
    Photograph Albums .
  • Box 41
    Photographs .
  • Box 47
    Plat - Meadowville, 1927.
  • Box 35
    Folder 15
    Plats and Surveys .
  • Box 35
    Folder 16
    Poetry 1915.
  • Box 39
    Postcards .
  • Box 35
    Folder 17
    Power of Attorney, 1959.
  • Box 35
    Folder 18
    "Pure Drinking Water for Country Homes," 1930.
  • Box 35
    Folder 19
    Religious Pamphlets and Publications .
  • Box 35
    Folder 20
    Report Cards .
  • Box 35
    Folder 21
    Ribbons 1915.
  • Box 35
    Folder 22
    School Compositions .
  • Box 35
    Folder 23
    School Notes .
  • Box 36
    Folder 1
    Scrapbook - Elizabeth W. Knox .
  • Box 36
    Folder 2-3
    Scrapbook - Elizabeth Robins (World War I) .
  • Box 45
    "Sesame and Lilies and the King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin, 1921.
  • Box 36
    Folder 4
    Slaughter, Philip - Relief .
  • Box 47
    The Southern Churchman, 7 June 1866.
  • Box 36
    Folder 5
    Stamp Act Protest, 1765 (copy) .
  • Box 36
    Folder 6
    Stock Certificate - Fauquier County Agricultural Society .
  • Box 36
    Folder 7
    Switzerland Trip .
  • Box 36
    Folder 8
    Thomas R. Foster and Company .
  • Box 36
    Folder 9
    Thomas Turner Association .
  • Box 47
    "Titanic" Picture Section - The New York Times, 28 April 1912.
  • Box 36
    Folder 10
    Tractor Manuals .
  • Box 36
    Folder 11
    Turner Reunion .
  • Box 36
    Folder 12
    University of Virginia Programs, 1913.
  • Box 36
    Folder 13
    Virginia Folk-Lore Society, 1913.
  • Box 36
    Folder 14
    Warrenton Fire, 1909.
  • Box 47
    Warrenton Hunt Club Race Program, 1914.
  • Box 36
    Folder 15
    White House Invitation, 1940.
  • Box 36
    Folder 16
    Whitewood .
  • Box 36
    Folder 17
    Whitewood - Cemetery Work .
  • Box 36
    Folder 18
    Whitewood - Sale .
  • Box 36
    Folder 19
    Will of Josephine Knox Robins .
  • Box 36
    Folder 20
    World Map .
  • Box 36
    Folder 21
    World War Memorial Hall and Miles Stadium Dedication, 23 October 1926.
  • Box 45
    "The Years of Anguish, Fauquier County, Virginia, 1861-1865" by the Fauquier County Civil War Centennial Committee, 1965.
Series IV. Scott District Road Board Records, 1923-1927.
Box: 37
Extent: 1 box.

Turner Foster served as a member of the Scott District Road Board. The records cover the period from 1923 to 1927, and include budgets, correspondence (a good deal of it is with the Board's chairman Thomas B. Glascock), minutes, petitions, road workers' accounts, pay rolls, and expense accounts, relating to condition, maintenance, improvements, and construction of roads in Fauquier County.

  • Box 37
    Folder 1
    A .
  • Box 37
    Folder 2
    B .
  • Box 37
    Folder 3
    Budgets .
  • Box 37
    Folder 4
    Cox, Eppa S. .
  • Box 37
    Folder 5
    D .
  • Box 37
    Folder 6
    E-F .
  • Box 37
    Folder 7-8
    G .
  • Box 37
    Folder 9
    H-I-J .
  • Box 37
    Folder 10
    K-L .
  • Box 37
    Folder 11
    M .
  • Box 37
    Folder 12
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 37
    Folder 13
    N-O .
  • Box 37
    Folder 14
    P-Q .
  • Box 37
    Folder 15
    Pay Rolls and Expense Accounts .
  • Box 37
    Folder 16
    R .
  • Box 37
    Folder 17
    S .
  • Box 37
    Folder 18
    Scott District Road System .
  • Box 37
    Folder 19
    T-U-V .
  • Box 37
    Folder 20
    Turner, R. R. .
  • Box 37
    Folder 21
    W-X-Y-Z .
Series V. Millard Institute of Normal Speech Records, 1926.
Boxes: 38-39
Extent: 2 boxes.

The Millard Institute of Normal Speech records detail Foster's establishment and operation of a branch of the Institute in the basement of the Fauquier County courthouse. Foster had attended the Institute, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was impressed by its teaching methods and the treatment he received. The files contain class exercise notebooks, contracts, correspondence, financial records, a card file of prospective students, and a copy of "The Millard Instructor - A Key to Perfect Speech" by Lee Wells Millard.

  • Box 39
    Card File of Prospective Students .
  • Box 38
    Folder 1
    Class Exercise Notebooks .
  • Box 38
    Folder 2
    Contracts .
  • Box 38
    Folder 3-4
    Correspondence .
  • Box 38
    Folder 5
    Financial Records .
  • Box 38
    Folder 6
    "The Millard Instructor" .
  • Box 38
    Folder 7
    Students .