A Guide to the Meikleham-Randolph-Trist-Coolidge Family Papers Meikleham-Randolph-Trist-Coolidge Family Papers. 7007

A Guide to the Meikleham-Randolph-Trist-Coolidge Family Papers

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Accession number 7007


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
7007
Title
Meikleham-Randolph-Trist-Coolidge Family Papers 1799-1887
Extent
52 items
Collector
Robert W. Graves
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

A Guide to the Meikleham-Randolph-Trist-Coolidge Family Papers, Accession 7007, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

The Library purchased this collection (# 7007) from Robert W. Gravesof Delray Beach, Floridaon March 15, 1963.

Funding Note

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


Scope and Content

This collection of ca. 100 items, 1799-1887 and n.d., consists chiefly of correspondence among the extended members of the Randolph family, descendants of Thomas Jefferson. The majority of the correspondence is between the granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson, Septimia Anna Cary (Randolph) Meikleham(1814-1887) and her siblings, Virginia Jefferson (Randolph) Trist(1801-1882), Cornelia Jefferson Randolph(1799-1871), Ellen Wayles (Randolph) Coolidge(1796-1876), and Meriwether Lewis Randolph(1810-1837). Correspondents also include Septimia's nieces and nephews, Martha Jefferson (Trist) Burke(1826-1915), Ellen R. (Coolidge) Dwight(1826-1894), Isaetta Carter (Randolph) Hubard(1835-1888), and Lewis Carter Randolph(1838-1887); her son, William Moreland Meikleham(1839-1889); and her grandsons, Thomas Mann Randolph Meikleham(1869-1954) and Henry Parish Meikleham(1872-1937).

Letters from Septimia Randolphin Pensacola, Florida, December 27, n.y. and January 26, 1838, tell about her adventurous trip to the area, her social life, and how various groups of people--"native Creoles," "whites," "quadroons," and "negroes"--were segregated in a theater. After leaving Pensacola, Septimia went to Havana, Cubato be with her sister, (Randolph) Tristand her family. While there, she met and married David Scott Meikleham(1804-1849). Letters from Havana, February 16, 1838, November 3, 1839, and June 15, 1840, discuss life there, including living outside of the city walls. Later, on October 22, [1843], Septimia writes from Glasgow, Scotlandabout its people and land, and describes her visits to Edin Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Highlands.

During June and July of 1882, correspondence between Septimia (Randolph) Meiklehamand family members was concerned with congressional bills to aid Thomas Jefferson's heirs, particularly his granddaughter, Septimia, and the possible removal of Thomas Jefferson's remains from Monticelloto Washington, D. C.A letter, August 4, n.y., from Virginia (Randolph) Tristdiscusses the new owner of Monticello, Jefferson Michael [sic] Levy, and the work he is having done on the estate.

A good source for information on the descendants of Thomas Jeffersonis Collected Papers of the Monticello Association, edited by George Green Shackelford, (The Monticello Association, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984). Biographies and genealogical charts are included.

Container List

"Inventory of my Cloths [sic]," written by Alice Scott
1799 Dec 17
AMs
Report of school grades for Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
[1820s] Apr 21
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto Mrs. T. J. [Jane Hollins Nicholas] Randolph
1828 Feb 28
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto [Meriwether] Lewis Randolph
1829 [Oct] 25
ALS
Meriwether Lewis Randolphto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
1830 July 23
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto Susan B. Coolidge
1832 July 8
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto [Martha Jefferson] Randolph
[1835] Feb 11
ALS
Invitation to Miss Septimia Randolphto a party at the University of Virginia
[1836] Oct 7
Bill of Sale to Miss Randolph from Alex T. Stewart & Company
1837 June 19
[ Septimia Anna Cary Randolph] to Susan B. Coolidge
1838 Jan 6
AL
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto Susan B. Coolidge
1838 Feb 16
ALS
Bill of Sale to Miss Randolph from Alex T. Stewart & Company
1838 June 15
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge
1839 Nov 3
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto [Virginia Jefferson Randolph] Trist
1840 June 15
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
[1842] May 12
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
[1843] Oct 22
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto [ Martha Jefferson Trist]
[1843]
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
1844 Jan 18
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
[1844] Mar 28
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Martha Jefferson Trist
1848 Sep 5
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Martha JeffersonTrist
[1849] Aug 29
ALS
"Julia" to Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
[1849] Nov 20
ALS
E. A. Meiklehamto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1853 Oct 1
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
[1854] July 23
ALS
E. A. Meiklehamto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1854 July 30
ALS
E. A. Meiklehamto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1855 Jan 3
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
1855 Sep 1
ALS
A critique of an article in the New York Daily Tribuneof July 26, 1869 related to Thomas Jefferson, and a description of Monticello
[1869]
AMs
Ellen W[ayles Randolph] Coolidgeto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1870 Oct 1
ALS
Bill of Sale for land to Mary J. Randolphincluded in the will of Cornelia Jefferson Randolph
1871 Feb 24
AMs
Draft of a deed of sale for house (Walnutfield)and land to Mary J. Randolph, as provided in the will of Cornelia Jefferson Randolph
1871 July 17
AMs
William [Moreland Meikleham]to [Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham], w/env.
1877 Sep 10
ALS
William Moreland Meiklehamto [Esther] Alice Meikleham, w/env.
1877 Sep 21
ALS
William Moreland Meiklehamto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham, w/env.
1877 Oct 9
ALS
V[irginia] J[efferson] [Randolph] Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1878 Nov 20
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto E. A. Meikleham
1879 June 12
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1882 Feb 7
ALS
L[ewis] C[arter] R[andolph]to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1882 June 7
ALS
E [ ? ] H[ ? ] to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham, w/env.
[1882] June 10
ALS
Ellen R. [Coolidge] D[wight]to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham, w/env.
1882 June 15
ALS
E[lizabeth] M. Eppes, S[usan] F[rances] [Eppes] Craig, and N[icholas] W[are] Eppesto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham, w/env.
1882 July 18
ALS
[Thomas Mann] Randolph [Meikleham]to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1885 Dec 30
ALS
Thomas Mann Randolph Meiklehamto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
1887 Jan 3
ALS
John B. Randolphto E. A. Meikleham
1887 Sep 15
ALS
Invitation to "Mrs. Randolph and Ladies" to a Ball at the Central Masonic Hall
n.y. Jan 8
Invitation to Miss Septimia Randolphfor the Anniversary Ball of the Victory of New Orleans
n.y. Jan 8
Isaetta C[arter] [Randolph] Hubardto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Feb 16
ANS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristand C[ornelia] J[efferson] R[andolph]to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Mar 9
ALS
Jemima Hapgoodto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. May 23
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. May 28
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristand M[artha] J[efferson] T[rist] Burketo Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. May 29
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Jun 1
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Jun 12
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Jun 17
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Jul 6
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Jul 15
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Jul 27
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Aug 1
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Aug 4
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Aug 6
ALS
Unidentified to "Alice" [E. A. Meikleham]
n.y. Aug 25
AL
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Sep 3
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Sep 18
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Sep 28
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Oct 18
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Nov 9
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.y. Nov 30
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
n.y. Dec 4
ALS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolphto [Martha Jefferson Randolph]
n.y. Dec 27
ALS
H[enry] P[arish] M[eikleham]to "Grandma" [Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham]
n.y. Dec 31
ALS
Virginia Jefferson Randolph Tristto Martha Jefferson Randolph
Wednesday
ALS
D[avid] S[cott] Meiklehamto "Mama"
Friday
ALS
E[llen] W[ayles] [Randolph] Coolidgeto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
n.d.
ALS
Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidgeto Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
n.d.
ALS
Mary P. Randolphto Martha [Jefferson] Randolph
n.d.
ANS
C[ornelia] J[efferson] R[andolph]to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
n.d.
ANS
"Matilda" to Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
n.d.
7 AnsS
Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meiklehamto Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist(fragment)
n.d.
ALS
Essay on Spanish history
n.d.
AMs
Notes on Spanish history
n.d.
AMs
Poem with notes in Spanish
n.d.
AMs
Composition book with [original?] poems, by unknown author, signed E.J.M. on first page
n.d.
AMs
Pencil drawings of floor plan [for addition to a house?]
n.d.
8 items
Covers of notebook belonging to "Septimia Randolph, Monticello, Dec 7, 1818"
n.d.
Front cover of scrapbook with printed sketches on inside, including one of Susannah Randolph
n.d.
Calling cards
n.d.
5 items
Pamphlet, "Lady Washington's Reception Day," a description of a painting by D. Huntington
n.d.
Printed
Eleanora Jefferson Meikleham, and unidentified man
n.d.
Photographs
Music sheets with autograph words and melody
n.d.
2 items

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • "Septimia Randolph
  • (Randolph) Trist
  • Alice Scott
  • C[ornelia] J[efferson] R[andolph]
  • Cornelia Jefferson Randolph
  • Cornelia Jefferson Randolph
  • D. Huntington
  • D[avid] S[cott] Meikleham
  • David Scott Meikleham
  • E. A. Meikleham
  • E[lizabeth] M. Eppes
  • E[llen] W[ayles] [Randolph] Coolidge
  • Eleanora Jefferson Meikleham
  • Ellen R. (Coolidge) Dwight
  • Ellen R. [Coolidge] D[wight]
  • Ellen W[ayles Randolph] Coolidge
  • Ellen Wayles (Randolph) Coolidge
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge
  • George Green Shackelford
  • H[enry] P[arish] M[eikleham]
  • Henry Parish Meikleham
  • Isaetta C[arter] [Randolph] Hubard
  • Isaetta Carter (Randolph) Hubard
  • Jefferson Michael [sic] Levy
  • Jemima Hapgood
  • John B. Randolph
  • L[ewis] C[arter] R[andolph]
  • Lewis Carter Randolph
  • M[artha] J[efferson] T[rist] Burke
  • Martha Jefferson Randolph
  • Martha Jefferson (Trist) Burke
  • Martha Jefferson Trist
  • Martha JeffersonTrist
  • Martha [Jefferson] Randolph
  • Mary J. Randolph
  • Mary P. Randolph
  • Meriwether Lewis Randolph
  • N[icholas] W[are] Eppes
  • Robert W. Graves
  • S[usan] F[rances] [Eppes] Craig
  • Septimia (Randolph) Meikleham
  • Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
  • Septimia Anna Cary (Randolph) Meikleham
  • Septimia Anna Cary Randolph
  • Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham
  • Septimia Randolph
  • Susan B. Coolidge
  • Susan B. Coolidge Lyman
  • Susannah Randolph
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thomas Mann Randolph Meikleham
  • V[irginia] J[efferson] [Randolph] Trist
  • Virginia (Randolph) Trist
  • Virginia Jefferson (Randolph) Trist
  • Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist
  • Virginia Jefferson Randolph Trist
  • William Moreland Meikleham
  • William [Moreland Meikleham]
  • [Esther] Alice Meikleham
  • [Jane Hollins Nicholas] Randolph
  • [Martha Jefferson Randolph]
  • [Martha Jefferson] Randolph
  • [Meriwether] Lewis Randolph
  • [Septimia Anna Cary Randolph Meikleham]
  • [Thomas Mann] Randolph [Meikleham]
  • [Virginia Jefferson Randolph] Trist

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Havana
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Highlands
  • New Orleans
  • Pensacola
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Washington, D. C.