A Guide to the Robert A. Brock Miscellaneous files,1655-1908 Brock, Robert A. Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908 41008

A Guide to the Robert A. Brock Miscellaneous files,1655-1908

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 41008


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Processed by: Barbara Smith

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
41008
Title
Robert A. Brock Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908
Extent
51 reels.
Collector
Robert Alonzo Brock
Location
Miscellaneous reels 5056-5106
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 Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908. 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

The Robert Alonzo Brock miscellaneous files, 1655-1908, include a wide variety of business, organizational, personal, and military records collected by Brock. The records encompass not only Virginia, but many other East coast colonies and states. The files are organized chronologically and cover a variety of topics, locations, and time periods. Included are accounts, affidavits, agreements, bills, bonds, correspondence, deeds, inventories, invitations, petitions, power of attorney, promissory notes, receipts, reports, surveys, reports, and warrants.

Topics include agriculture, business, genealogy, politics, social life, universities, and war. The collection encompasses such a wide range of materials, a separate database was created to identify each manuscript. In order to access the collection, patrons should search the database for specific names or topics.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Location of Originals

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

Contents List

Robert A. Brock Miscellaneous Files, 1655-1908.
Miscellaneous reels: 5056-5106
  • Miscellaneous reel 5056
    Box 256
    1655-1753.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5057
    Box 257
    1755-1771.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5058
    Box 258
    1772-1778.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5059
    Box 259
    1781-1786.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5060
    Box 260
    1787-1792.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5061
    Box 261
    1793-1798.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5062
    Box 262
    1799-1802.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5063
    Box 263
    1803-1809.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5064
    Box 264
    1810-1814.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5065
    Box 265
    1815-1818.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5066
    Box 266
    1819-1822.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5067
    Box 267
    1823-1826.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5068
    Box 268
    1827-1831.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5069
    Box 269
    1832-1835.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5070
    Box 270
    1836-1838.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5071
    Box 271
    1839-1841.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5072
    Box 272
    1842-1844.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5073
    Box 273
    1845-1847.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5074
    Box 274
    1848-1850.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5075
    Box 275
    1851-1852.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5076
    Box 276
    1853-1854.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5077
    Box 277
    1855.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5078
    Box 278
    1856-1857.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5079
    Box 279
    1858-1859.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5080
    Box 280
    1860.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5081
    Box 281
    1861 January 28 - October 30.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5082
    Box 282
    1861 November 1 - December 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5083
    Box 283
    1862 January 2 - August 28.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5084
    Box 284
    1862 September 2 - December 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5085
    Box 285
    1863 January 2 - August 26.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5086
    Box 286
    1863 September 10 - December 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5087
    Box 287
    1864 January 3 - August 29.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5088
    Box 288
    1864 September 1 - December 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5089
    Box 289
    1865 January 2 - July 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5090
    Box 290
    1865 August 3 - December 31.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5091
    Box 291
    1866.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5092
    Box 292
    1867.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5093
    Box 293
    1868.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5094
    Box 294
    1869.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5095
    Box 295
    1870.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5096
    Box 296
    1871.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5097
    Box 297
    1872-1873.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5098
    Box 298
    1874.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5099
    Box 299
    1875.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5100
    Box 300
    1876.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5101
    Box 301
    1877-1878.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5102
    Box 302
    1879-1881.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5103
    Box 303
    1882-1885.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5104
    Box 304
    1886-1888.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5105
    Box 305
    1889-1892.
    Extent: 1 reel.
  • Miscellaneous reel 5106
    Box 306
    1893-1908.
    Extent: 1 reel.