A Guide to the Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910 Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence ca. 1880-1910 41008

A Guide to the Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 41008


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Processed by: Renee M. Savits

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
41008
Title
Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910
Extent
81 microfilm reels
Creator
Robert Alonzo Brock
Location
Miscellaneous reels 4933-5013
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.

Preferred Citation

Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910. Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation. Microfilm received April 2005.


Biographical Information

Robert Alonzo Brock, historian, antiquarian, and collector, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1839. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 21st Virginia Regiment, transferring later to a hospital unit with which he remained for the duration of the war. Brock later served as associate editor of the Richmond Standard (1879-1882), corresponding secretary of the Virginia Historical Society (1875-1892), and secretary of the Southern Historical Society (1887-1914). He also edited the societies' papers and authored the first biographical dictionary of Virginians (Virginia and Virginians). An avid collector of Virginiana, Brock started his collection before the Civil War and added materials up to the time of his death in 1914, accumulating nearly 50,000 manuscripts relating to Virginia and the history of the South.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910, to Robert Alonzo Brock, written while he served as secretary for the Virginia Historical Society and Southern Historical Society. Topics include membership to the Virginia Historical Society, dues, subscriptions to the Southern Historical Society Papers, purchases of archival manuscripts and publications for the society, loans of books, and general Virginia historical and genealogical research inquiries. Also included are letters regarding Brock's participation and involvement in many historical boards and associations.

Many of the letters relate to genealogy, requesting Brock's assistance in researching family histories. The letters include some Bible records and genealogical notes for the family the correspondents were researching, making these letters a great source for genealogists. Often the correspondents were researching their last name, although included are some requests for other family names. Therefore a thorough checking of all family names may be required to find genealogical information relating to a specific family name.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by author's last name.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Location of Originals

Originals located at the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Contents List

Robert Alonzo Brock Correspondence, ca. 1880-1910.
Extent: 81 microfilm reels.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4933
    Abbe - Albord
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4934
    Ambler - Appleton's
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4935
    Archer - Aylett
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4936
    Bacon - Barbour
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4937
    Barger - Bayne
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4938
    Beale - Beverly
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4939
    Bicknell - Blunt
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4940
    Boatwright - Boutell
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4941
    Bowe - Bray
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4942
    Breckenridge - Broun
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4943
    Brown - Bryce
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4944
    Buchanan - Byrd
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4945
    Cabaniss - Carpenter
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4946
    Carr - Chancellor
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4947
    Chapman - Claiborne
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4948
    Clark - Coker
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4949
    Colburn - Conway
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4950
    Coode - Crane
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4951
    Cratty - Cutshaw
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4952
    Dabney - Davidson
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4953
    Davies- Davison
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4954
    Dawes - Deming
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Denham - Dillehay
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4956
    Dinkins - Doyle
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4957
    Drain - Dyer
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4958
    Eads - Edwards
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4959
    Eggleston - Ely
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4960
    Emerson - Ezekiel
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Faber - Fitzhugh
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4962
    Fleet - Forsyth
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4963
    Foster - Furness
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4964
    Gaddess- Gayarre
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4965
    Gentry - Goetchins
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4966
    Gooch - Grant
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4967
    Graser - Griffith
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4968
    Griggs - Gwathmey
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Hack - Hansen
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Harben - Hart
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4971
    Haskins - Hedges
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4972
    Henderson - Hillyard
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Hinchman - Holton
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Honeyman - Hoyt
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4975
    Hubard - Isaacs
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Jackson - Jewett
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4977
    Johnson- Jones, Charles Henry
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4978
    Jones, Edward J. - Justice
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Kane - Kempster
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4980
    Kendrick - Kropf
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Lacy - Layburn
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Lea - Lipscomb
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Lisle - Lyons
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Mabry - McFarland
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4985
    McGrew - Marye
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Mason - Middleton
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4987
    Milam - Moorman
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4988
    Morecock - Murray
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4989
    Nalle - Norwood
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4990
    Oakley - Owen
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4991
    Packard - Payne
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4992
    Peacock - Peyton
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4993
    Phelan - Powers
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4994
    Prather - Quisenberry
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4995
    Ragland- Rhett
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4996
    Rice - Robertson
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4997
    Robins - Rylands
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4998
    Sabin - Sellers
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 4999
    Semmes - Smiser
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5000
    Smith (A-Z)
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5001
    Smucker - Stanton
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5002
    Staples - Storer
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Stratton - Sydnor
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5004
    Tackett- Thian
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5005
    Thom - Titus
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5006
    Todd - Tynes
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5007
    Uhle - Vroom
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5008
    Waddell - Wartmann
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Washington - Wetherhill
    Extent: 1 reel.
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    Wetmore - Wilkinson
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5011
    Willey - Winthrop
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5012
    Wise - Wysor
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5013
    Yancey - Zollinger
    Extent: 1 reel.