A Guide to the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013 Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013 50844, 50845

A Guide to the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 50844, 50845


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
50844, 50845
Title
Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013
Extent
2.475 cu. ft and 6 boxes
Creator
Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013. Accession 50844, 50845. Organization records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco, Anne Wilson, treasurer; and Donald R. Pruitt


Historical Information

The Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco was founded in 1971 to promote knowledge of Peter Francisco (1760-1831), a Revolutionary War hero; to provide information on the Peter Francisco family genealogy; and to repair and restore Locust Grove, the home of Peter Francisco. The society also promotes the history of the American Revolution and the heritage of the Portuguese-American community.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1971-2013, of the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco (SDPF) , relating to the general operations of the SDPF, its efforts to promote knowledge of Peter Francisco (1760-1831), its membership, its finances, and its relations with other historical and cultural organizations. Papers include applications, articles, audiocassettes, biographies, books, brochures, bylaws, cards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, emails, forms, genealogies, insurance policies, invitations, invoices, lists, maps, minutes, newsletters, notes, obituaries, photographs, poems, programs, receipts, reports, schedules, speeches, tax records, and other papers.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Bylaws. Series II: Newsletters, 1971-1985, 2000-2013. Series III: Meetings, 1989-2013. Series IV: Membership, 1971-2013. Series V: Membership files, 1997-2008. Series VI: Correspondence, 1971-2012. Series VII: Financial Records, 1971-2012. Series VIII: Peter Francisco. Series IX: Locust Grove, 1972-1996. Series X: Genealogy. Series XI: Portuguese-American societies, 1995-2010. Series XII: General Papers. Series XIII: Clippings, 1935-2007. Series XIV: Publications.

Related Material

Edith Francisco Buckley papers, 1908-2013 (LVA accession 50846).

Separated Material


Contents List

Series I: Bylaws.
Box: 1
Extent: 1 box.

Bylaws contain the bylaws of the SDPF detailing its structure and operation and including revisions and motions.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Bylaws, including revisions, 2001, 2010, undated.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Suggestions, motions.
Series II: Newsletters, 1971-1985, 2000-2013.
Box: 1
Extent: 1 box.

Newsletters, 1971-1985, 2000-2013, consisting of newsletters of the SDPF containing news of the SDPF, its meetings and activities, and its individual members. The 2000-2013 newsletters are titled The Virginia Giant.

  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Newsletters, 1971-1980.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Newsletters, 1981-1985.
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Newsletters, 2000-2001.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Newsletters, 2002-2003.
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Newsletters, 2004-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Newsletters, 2006-2007.
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Newsletters, 2008-2009.
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Newsletters, 2010-2011.
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    Newsletters, 2012-2013.
Series III: Meetings, 1989-2013.
Box: 1
Extent: 1 box.

Meetings, 1989-2013, containing cassette tapes, clippings, correspondence, minutes, photographs, programs, schedules, and other papers from the SDPF's wreath-laying ceremonies and Spring meetings, the SDPF's Fall meetings, and the SDPF's 2008 Spring meeting held at the Guilford Court House National Battlefield.

  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    Spring and Fall meeting schedule, 2000-2013.
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    Wreath-laying ceremony, 2000-2001.
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    Wreath-laying ceremony, 2002.
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    Wreath-laying ceremony, 2003-2007.
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    Fall meeting, 1989-1991, 1999-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    Fall meeting, 2006-2012.
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    Guilford Court House Battlefield meeting, 2008 March 14-16.
Series IV: Membership, 1971-2013.
Box: 2
Extent: 1 box.

Membership, 1971-2013, containing applications, correspondence, lists, receipts, and other papers regarding membership in the SDPF.

  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Membership lists, 1988, 1999-2013.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Membership forms, A-W.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Correspondence, 1971-1987.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Correspondence, 1993-1996.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Correspondence, 1997-1999, 2002, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Miscellaneous papers, 1992, 2002, 2011, undated.
Series V: Membership files, 1997-2008.
Box: 2
Extent: 1 box.

Membership files, 1997-2008, contains applications, cards, clippings, correspondence, emails, genealogies, lists, notes, photographs, and poems regarding first-time and renewing memberships, meetings, SDPF activities, and the SDPF's relations with other organizations. Series is arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Membership files, 1997-2008, A-B.
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Membership files, 1997-2008, C-D.
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Membership files, 1997-2008, E-F.
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    Membership files, 1997-2008, G-J.
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    Membership files, 1997-2008, K-N.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    Membership files, 1997-2008,O-Z.
Series VI: Correspondence, 1971-2012.
Box: 3
Extent: 1 box.

Correspondence, 1971-2012, contains biographies, brochures, clippings, correspondence, emails, forms, invitations, invoices, photographs, poems, and other papers concerning the life of Peter Francisco, Francisco family genealogy, activities of the SDPF, and news from individual members.

  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Correspondence, 1971-1987.
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Correspondence, 1993-1997, 2000.
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Correspondence, 2002-2004.
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Correspondence, 2005-2007.
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Correspondence, 2008-2009.
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Correspondence, 2010-2012.
Series VII: Financial records, 1971-2012.
Boxes: 3-4
Extent: 2 boxes.

Financial records, 1971-2012, consisting of treasurer's notebook, 1971-2000, mainly listing membership dues paid, but also donations for Locust Grove, tax information, and receipts; expenses, 2000-2012, of the SDPF consisting of reimbursements for supplies and services and including invoices and receipts; treasurer's reports, 1974-2012, for income and expenses of the SDPF; and general papers, 1971-2011, containing correspondence, notes, and receipts regarding the financial operations of the SDPF, as well as a list of donations to various organizations by the SDPF, including payment for a lifetime membership for Peter Francisco in the Masons. Collection also includes insurance records, 1980-1992, containing correspondence, invoices, policies, and other papers regarding insurance for Locust Grove.

  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Treasurer's reports, 1974, 1977-1985.
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Treasurer's reports, 1986-1990.
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Treasurer's reports, 1991-1996.
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Treasurer's reports, 2000-2011.
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Expenses, 2000-2002.
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Expenses, 2003-2004.
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    Expenses, 2005-2007.
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    Expenses, 2008-2010.
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    Expenses, 2011-2012.
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Treasurer's notebook, 1971-2000.
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Insurance policies, 1981-1990.
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Insurance papers, 1980-1992.
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    General papers, 1971-2012.
Series VIII: Peter Francisco.
Box: 4
Extent: 1 box.

Peter Francisco papers consist of accounts of Peter Francisco's fight with British soldiers at Ward's Tavern; Francisco's funeral; the Peter Francisco razor case at Guilford Court House National Battlefield Park; possible Susannah Anderson Francisco gravesite; and Peter Francisco miscellany containing Russian-language article, brochures, Masons records, and Peter Francisco biographical sketches.

  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Peter Francisco at Ward's Tavern.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Peter Francisco's funeral.
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Peter Francisco's razor case.
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Susannah Francisco grave site.
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Peter Francisco miscellany.
Series IX: Locust Grove, 1972-1996.
Boxes: 4-5
Extent: 2 boxes.

Locust Grove, 1972-1996, contains applications, articles, brochures, certificates, correspondence, invoices, lists, maps, notes, receipts, reports, tax records, and other papers regarding the SDPF's acquistion and restoration of Peter Francisco's home, Locust Grove, in Buckingham County, Virginia.

  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    "Restoration of Locust Grove in the County of Buckingham," 1975-1976.
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    Locust Grove progress reports, 1978, 1985.
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    Correspondence, 1972-1980.
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    Correspondence, 1981-1989.
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    Correspondence, 1995-1996, undated.
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    W. E. Bowman, Inc., receipts and invoices, 1975-1986.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Donations, lists, and notes.
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Buckingham County tax receipts, 1978, 1994, 1996.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Archaeology, 1988.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    National Register of Historic Places.
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Miscellaneous papers.
Series X: Genealogy.
Box: 5
Extent: 1 box.

Genealogy contains applications, clippings, correspondence, genealogies, photographs, and other papers regarding the genealogy of Peter Francisco, his wives, and his children. Series includes information on Susannah Anderson Francisco (ca. 1765-1790), Catherine Fauntleroy Brooke Francisco (1762-1821), and Mary Beverly Grymes West Francisco (1788-1859), as well as the Francisco, Allen, Anderson, Basket, Brooke, Corum, Goode, Lynch, Robinson, and Shorter families.

  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Peter Francisco>.
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Susannah Anderson Francisco/Anderson family.
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    Catherine Fauntleroy Brooke Francisco.
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    Mary Beverly Grymes West Francisco.
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    James Francisco Anderson/Corum family.
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    Polly Francisco Allen/Allen family.
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    Goode/Shorter family.
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    Francisco family/Basket family/Lynch family/Robinson family.
  • Box 5
    Folder 14
    Excerpt on the Francisco family from Blacks and Other Families.
Series XI: Portuguese-American societies, 1995-2010.
Box: 5
Extent: 1 box.

Portuguese-American societies, 1995-2010, consisting of correspondence, emails, invitations, photographs, programs, and other papers relating to the SDPF's relationships with Grupo Amigos cia Terciera, Inc., Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), and the Portuguese Continental Union (PCU).

  • Box 5
    Folder 15
    Grupo Amigos cia Terceira, Inc., 2006.
  • Box 5
    Folder 16
    Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), 2003-2010.
  • Box 5
    Folder 17
    Portuguese Continental Union (PCU), 1995-2010.
Series XII: General Papers.
Box: 5
Extent: 1 box.

General Papers contain obituaries of SDPF members and friends of the society; information on fund raising for the SDPF; information on the purchase of a brick honoring Peter Francisco at the Yorktown Custom House; postage stamps honoring Peter Francisco; and miscellany, including programs marking the gravesites of Peter Francisco and Susan Francisco Schacht, information on Peter Francisco Day in Crewe, Virginia, map of Capitol Square in Richmond, list of officers, and resolution for Peter Francisco Day.

  • Box 5
    Folder 18
    Fund raising for the SDPF.
  • Box 5
    Folder 19
    Brick for the Yorktown Custom House (honoring Peter Francisco).
  • Box 5
    Folder 20
    Obituaries of SDPF members and others.
  • Box 5
    Folder 21
    Stamps.
  • Box 5
    Folder 22
    Miscellany.
Series XIII: Clippings, 1935-2009.
Box: 5
Extent: 1 box.

Clippings, 1935-2007, consisting of clippings of articles concerning Peter Francisco, his home at Locust Grove, and the activities of the SDPF in honoring Francisco.

  • Box 5
    Folder 23
    Clippings, 1935, 1965, 1971-1979.
  • Box 5
    Folder 24
    Clippings, 1980-1981, 1989, 1996, 2007, 2009.
Series XIV: Publications.
Box: 6
Extent: 1 box.

Publications contain articles, books, excerpts, magazines, and poems written about Peter Francisco, Locust Grove, or the American Revolution.

  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    The Romantic Record of Peter Francisco, 1929.
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    "The Legend and Life of Peter Francisco: Fame, Fortune, and the Deprivation of America's Original Citizen Soldier," 2007.
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    Tarleton's Southside Raid: Prelude to Yorktown, 2002.
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    Colonial Williamsburg, "Hercules of the American Revolution: Peter Francisco," pp. 20-25, Autumn 2006.
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    Military History, "George Washington's One-Man Army," pp. 24-31, July/August 2006.
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    Olde Times: Virginia's Best Kept Secrets, "Catching up with the Past: Archeology at Locust Grove," pp. 2-11, Spring 1988.
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    The Battlefields of the Revolution, "Heroic Exploit of Peter Francisco," pp. 201-205, 1854.
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    Bellevue Times, "Peter Francisco: Hero of the American Revolution," pp. 16-21, Fall 2010.
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    Virginia Departement of Highways and Transportation, "The Real Peter Francisco," pp. 14-17, November-December 1975.
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    "The Love Letters of Doctor Augustine Smith of the Moore House, Yorktown, Virginia, to Alice Grymes Page of Roswell, Gloucester, Virginia, 1791-1792," 1983.
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    An Echo on the Brandywine: the Battle of Brandywine as experienced by Private Henry Fissel who fought with Gen. Washington's Army in September, 1777, 1994.
  • Box 6
    Folder 12
    Captain Staunton's River, "Peter Francisco," pp. 23-25.
  • Box 6
    Folder 13
    "Battle of the Kegs," 1778.