A Guide to the Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998 Kidd, Ellen Gertrude Tompkins papers 52005

A Guide to the Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 52005


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
52005
Title
Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998
Extent
.9 cu. ft. and 2 boxes
Creator
Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998. Accession 52005. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ellen Kidd Penick, Richmond, Virginia


Biographical Information

Ellen Gertrude Tompkins was born between 1846 and 1855 in Richmond, Virginia, to Edmund William Tompkins and Julia Moseby Burton Tompkins. She attended the Pegram School for Girls in Richmond. Tompkins began making pickles in 1868 using a family recipe from her great-grandmother, and by 1872, she had established the Pin Money Pickle Company. Also in 1872, she married John Boulware Kidd (1836-1910) on April 4, and they had ten children, five of whom survived to adulthood. Wile the successful Pin Money company continued to grow, Kidd became active in the women's suffrage movement. Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd died 3 February 1932 in Richmond and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1791-1998, of Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd (ca. 1846-1932) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of business records, compositions, correspondence, deeds, insurance policies and records, legal records, money, photographs, poems, receipts, and wills. Papers detail Kidd's Pin-Money Pickle company, her and her family's travels through the United States and Europe, women's suffrage, and Richmond society and culture, as well as the Boulware, Kidd, and Tompkins families. Transcriptions for the collection (excepting money and photographs) are available.Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998. Accession 52005. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.


Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Letters, 1849-1908, undated
Box 1
Folder 2
Letters, 1910
Box 1
Folder 3
Letters, 1918-1998, undated
Box 1
Folder 4
Official correspondence, 1900-1931
Box 1
Folder 5
Pin-Money Pickles documents
Box 1
Folder 6
Suffrage documents, 1920, 1926, undated
Box 1
Folder 7
Wills, 1791-1863
Box 1
Folder 8
Legal documents and receipts, 1840-1929
Box 1
Folder 9
Insurance records, 1846-1871, (one document located in Oversize Box 14)
Box 1
Folder 10
Photographs
Box 1
Folder 11
Poems and compositions
Box 1
Folder 12
Miscellaneous documents and items
Box 1
Folder 13
Money--local, state, and Confederate, ca. 1861-1865
Box 2
Folder 1
Menus
Box 2
Folder 2
Newspaper clippings, 1903-1986, undated
Box 2
Folder 3
Transcriptions of the Ellen Gertrude Tompkins Kidd papers, 1791-1998