A Guide to the William D. Ligon Papers Ligon, William D. 3203

A Guide to the William D. Ligon Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 3203


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
3203
Title
William D. Ligon Papers 1935-1947
Extent
ca. 1450 items
Creator
William D. Ligon
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

William D. Ligon Papers, Accession 3203, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

These papers were given to the University of Virginia Libraryon May 18, 1949by William D. Ligon, Jr.of New York City, New York.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Scope and Content

This collection consists of ca. 3,000 items, (13 Hollingers and 15 oversize bound volumes), ca. 9 linear shelf feet), ca. 1907-1949, chiefly the genealogical correspondence and research of William D. Ligon, Jr.concerning the Ligon family. The collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, post cards, photostats, forms, genealogical charts, book reviews, Christmas card albums, and printed material, much of it mounted in bound volumes and scrapbooks. Also present is the typescript and illustrations for the book The Ligon Family and Connections,the product of all of the research and genealogical inquiries conducted by Ligon through his correspondence.

Much of the information concerns the first and second Ligonreunions, in Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.respectively, William D. Ligon's visit to Englandin 1938, and the Ligonkin in England, especially the Royal Family. A copy of the two volume published work can be found in the Rare Books Division (see CS 71. L724 1947). According to Ligon, the founder of the family in Virginia, was Colonel Thomas Ligon[Lygon]who came to Henrico County, Virginia, in 1641. Thomas Ligonmarried Mary Harris, daughter of Captain Thomas Harris, who arrived in Virginiain 1611 from Essex, England. Other related families include: Beauchamp, Berkeley, Corbin, Harris, and Savage.

Container List

PAPERS OF WILLIAM D. LIGON, JR
  • Box 1
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1912, 1926-1936 Jun
    (7 folders)
  • Box 2
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1936 Jul-1937 May
    (7 folders)
  • Box 3
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1937 Jun-Nov
    (6 folders)
  • Box 4
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1937 Dec-1938 Sep
    (5 folders)
  • Box 5
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1938 Oct-1943
    (5 folders)
  • Box 6
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1944-1947
    (6 folders)
  • Box 7
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr.
    n.d.
  • Box 7
    Correspondence between William D. Ligon, Jr. and Alice Ligon Jeanblanc
    1930-1941
  • Box 7
    Correspondence of William D. Ligon, Jr. (England File)
    1936-1938
  • Box 7
    The Ligon Family and Connections - Preface, Contents, and Pages vii-406
    1947
    (3 folders)
  • Box 8
    The Ligon Family and Connections - Pages 407-1335
    1947
    (5 folders)
  • Box 9
    The Ligon Family and Connections - Pages 1336-2158 and Index, 233 p.
    1947
  • Box 10
    The Ligon Family and Connections - Pictures
    1947
    (2 folders)
  • Box 10
    The Ligon Family and Connections - Omitted Chapter & Illustrations
    1947
  • Box 10
    Corbin and Harris Families in England and Virginia
    n.d.
  • Box 10
    Ligon Family Records
    n.d.
  • Box 11
    Magna Charta by John S. Wurts, Part VII, Pedigree 3V by William D. Ligon, Jr., pages 2218-2223
    1954
  • Box 11
    Miscellaneous Ligon Family Data, including Reunions
    1937-1938, n.d.
  • Box 11
    Printed Material
    1937-1947
  • Box 11
    Proceedings in Two Sections The Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association
    1937, 1939
    (2 volumes)
  • Box 12
    Records & Data obtained from members of the Ligon Family
    n.d.
    (4 folders)
  • Box 12
    Reviews re The Ligon Family and Connections by William D. Ligon, Jr.
    1948-1949
  • Box 13
    Wills and Other Legal Documents re the Ligon Family - Copies
    n.d.
    (4 folders)
OVERSIZE SCRAPBOOKS & ALBUMS
  • 1 Christmas Card Album
    1941
  • 2 Christmas Card Album
    1942
  • 3 Christmas Card Album
    1943
  • 4 Christmas Card Album
    1944
  • 5 Christmas Card Album
    1945
  • 6 Christmas Card Album
    1946
  • 7 Christmas Card Album
    1947
  • Photostats (bound) of Colonial and other records
    n.d.
  • 9 Photostats (bound) of Virginia and English records relating to the Ligon, Berkeley, Savage, etc. Families
    n.d.
  • 10 Photostats (bound) largely from Burke's Peerage, Landed Gentry, Extinct Peerage
    n.d.
  • 11 Photostats (bound) largely from Burke's The Commoners, Extinct Peerage, Nash's Worcestershire and Visitations
    n.d.
  • 12 Scrapbook re Ligons and their kin both in England and America, especially the Royal Family
    ca. 1930-1947
  • 13 Scrapbook re Ligon kin, mostly in America & the marriage of W.D. Ligon, Jr. and Ellen L. Singleton
    ca. 1907-1944
  • 14 Scrapbook of Photographs & Post Cards re the First (Richmond, Virginia) and Second (Washington, D.C.) Ligon Reunions and Ligon's Visit to England
    1937-1938
  • 15 Scrapbook of Visit to England, and Ligon Reunions at Madresfield Court & in the United States
    1938-1939
GENEALOGICAL CHARTS
  • Oversize Tray 4
    Full size photostat of Beauchamp-Lygon Family Chart, prepared by Sir William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp for Second Ligon Family Reunion in Washington, D.C. October 13, 14, 15, 1938
    1938
  • Oversize Tray 4
    Chart - "Some Royal Kin of the Ligons"
    n.d.
  • Oversize Tray 4
    Chart - "Berkeley-Ligon"
    n.d.
  • Oversize Tray 4
    Chart - "Lygon-Beauchamp"
    n.d.
  • Oversize Tray 4
    Blank Chart for Family Tree
    n.d.
  • Oversize Tray 4
    The Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association Resolution to Sir William Lygon, 8th Earl Beauchamp, as President of the Association
    1939 Jun 12

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ligon
  • Mary Harris
  • Thomas Harris
  • Thomas Ligon
  • William D. Ligon
  • William D. Ligon, Jr.
  • [Lygon]

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • England
  • Essex, England
  • Henrico County, Virginia
  • New York City, New York
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.