A Guide to the Kathleen Kirk Collection, ca. 1722-2013 Kirk, Kathleen, Collection, ca. 1722-2013 50542, 50929, 51190

A Guide to the Kathleen Kirk Collection, ca. 1722-2013

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 50542, 50929, 51190


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
50542, 50929, 51190
Title
Kathleen Kirk Collection, ca. 1722-2013
Extent
21 reels of microfilm
Creator
Kirk, Kathleen
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Kathleen Kirk Collection, ca. 1722-2013. Accessions 50542, 50929, 51190. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Loaned for duplication by Kathleen Kirk, 8 August 2012 and 8 November 2012 (50542); 5 June 2013 (50929); and 6 February 2014 (51190).


Scope and Content

Collection, ca. 1722-2013, of material gathered by Kathleen Kirk of Suffolk, Virginia, into scrapbooks documenting various lines of her family history, including photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera. Some of the individuals traced include: David Robertson (1785-1856), Elizabeth Steele Thompson Robertson(1799-1888), John Todd Anderson Martin (1812-1859), Elizabeth Bruce Roberston Martin Davidson (1836-1915), Jesse Thornhill Davidson, Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas, Charles Arthur Plunkett Abbitt, Cornelius Thomas, Elias Kirk, Rachel Paul Kirk, John Jacob Kirk, Margaretta S. Godwin Kirk, William Gill, Frances Rowlett Eanes Gill, Robert Sidney Gill, Aphia Jane Clements Gill, Robert Henry Gill, Margrette Adams Goodson Gill, Thomas Goodson, Martha Persons Goodson, James Wheadon, Sarah Cocke Graves Wheadon, John Russell Kirk, Arthur "Merle" Abbitt Kirk, J. Stokes Kirk, and Margaret Gill Kirk. Most of the families represented lived in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, including Suffolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Norfolk. Also included is a time book, 1889-1890, for Thomas Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia.

The original material is organized into scrapbook volumes with titles assigned by the donor. The volumes were filmed in several batches (as reflected by the three accession numbers), in the order they were received. Some volumes containing mostly photographs were not filmed.

Contents List

Accession 50542 - Kathleen Kirk Collection, 1751-2008.
Miscellaneous Reels: 6129-6131, 6201-6206
Extent: 9 reels of microfilm.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6129
    Vol. 1, David Robertson (1785-1856) and Elizabeth Steele Thompson (1799-1888), 1751-2008.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6130
    Vol. 2, John Todd Anderson Martin (1812-1859) and Elizabeth Bruce Robertson (1836-1915), 1785-1974.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6131
    Vol. 3, Jesse Thornhill Davidson and Elizabeth Bruce Robertson Martin, 1780-1990.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6201
    Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas papers, Vol. 1, Book 1: Charles Arthur Plunkett Abbitt and Chassie Belle Martin, 1881-1955.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6202
    Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas papers, Vol. 2, Book 2: Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt and Cornelius Thomas, 1881-1955.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6203
    Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas papers, Vol. 3, Book 3: Chassie B. Martin letters, 1881-1955.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6204
    Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas letters, news clippings, and photos, Vol. 1, Book 1, 1873-1888.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6205
    Chassie Belle Martin Abbitt Thomas letters, news clippings, and photos, Vol. 2, Book 2, 1889-1990.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6205
    Thomas Shipyard (Portsmouth, Va.) time book, 1889-1890.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6206
    Kirk family papers, 1859-1925.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6206
    Robertson, Staples, Thompson, Barnett papers, 1768-1890.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6206
    Robert Lawrence papers, 1839-1866, undated.
Accession 50929 - Kathleen Kirk Collection, 1722-2013.
Miscellaneous Reels: 6207-6212
Extent: 6 reels of microfilm.

Note: Gill family papers Book 4 was not filmed.

  • Miscellaneous Reel 6207
    J.J. Kirk family volumes, Book 1: Elias Kirk and Rachel Paul, 1722-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6207
    J.J. Kirk family volumes, Book 2: John Jacob Kirk and Margaretta S. Godwin 1722-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6208
    J.J. Kirk family volumes, Book 3: Children of J.J. Kirk and Margaretta S. Godwin, 1722-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6209
    Gill family papers, Book 1: William Gill and Frances Rowlett Eanes, 1796-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6210
    Gill family papers, Book 2: Robert Sidney Gill and Aphia Jane Clements, and children, 1796-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6211
    Gill family papers, Book 3: Robert Henry Gill and Margrette Adams Goodson [Madge], 1796-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6211
    Gill family papers, Book 5: Robert Henry Gill and Margrette Adams Goodson [Madge], 1796-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6212
    Gill family papers, Book 6: Thomas Goodson and Martha Persons, 1796-2013.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6212
    Gill family papers, Book 7: James Wheadon and Sarah Cocke Graves, 1796-2013.
Accession 51190 - Kathleen Kirk Collection, 1885-2011.
Miscellaneous Reels: 6230-6235
Extent: 6 reels of microfilm.

Note: Book 3 of the John Russell Kirk and Arthur "Merle" Abbitt volumes was not filmed. Books 2 and 3 of the J. Stokes Kirk and Margaret Gill Kirk books also were not filmed.

  • Miscellaneous Reel 6230
    John Russell Kirk and Arthur "Merle" Abbitt, Book 1, 1904-1906.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6230
    John Russell Kirk and Arthur "Merle" Abbitt, Book 2, 1885-2001.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6231
    John Russell Kirk and Arthur "Merle" Abbitt, Book 4, 1895-1931.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6232
    John Russell Kirk and Arthur "Merle" Abbitt, Book 5, 1931-1970.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6233
    J. Stokes Kirk and Margaret Gill Kirk, Book 1, 1912-1937.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6234
    J. Stokes Kirk and Margaret Gill Kirk, Book 4, 1926-1942.
  • Miscellaneous Reel 6235
    J. Stokes Kirk and Margaret Gill Kirk, Book 5, 1943-1990.