A Guide to The Cox-McPherson Ledgers and Papers Cox-McPherson Ledgers and Papers. 38-11

A Guide to The Cox-McPherson Ledgers and Papers

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Accession number 38-11


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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection number 38-11
The Cox-McPherson Ledgers and Papers 1758-1949 Inclusive
209 items
Collector: E.H. McPherson

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 Cox-McPherson Ledgers and Papers, Accession 38-11, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

The Cox-McPherson Papers were given to the Library by Mrs. E.H. McPhersonof Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1938.

Funding Note

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

Genealogical Note

Leroy Wesley Coxwas the son of Dr. William Coxand Mary Elizabeth (Lacy) Coxand had the following brothers and sisters: A.D. Cox, Almira Josephine Cox, Lucian N. Cox, E.M. Coxand Panthea Adelaide Cox. In 1871, Leroy Wesley Coxmarried Annie Eliza Foster(daughter of Nelson Fosterand Annie Eliza Oaks) and produced the following offspring: Lucian Franklin Cox, Edgar Nelson Cox, Mary Eliza Cox(Mrs. Thomas Brown), Annie Leroy cox(Mrs. A.P. Dennis), Leroy Wesley Cox, Amelia Foster Cox(Mrs. J.F. Powell), and Almira Josephine Cox(Mrs. E.H. McPherson).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 209 items (2 Hollinger boxes;.5 linear feet), 1758-1949, chiefly papers and bound volumes of the Coxand McPhersonfamilies. The papers include: Bible records for the children of John Humberand Elizabeth Humber, the Cox family, and the Lacy family; a poem, "The Late Fire in Charlottesville, Virginia"; a Knights of PythiasCertificate belonging to Lewis H. Brown; Precinct Poll books for Charlottesville, and printed material concerning the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Other items in the papers include: a photograph of Miss Almira Josephine Coxand her four nieces, Amelia Foster Christian Cox, Annie Leroy Cox, Mary Elizabeth Coxand Almira Josephine Cox, who were all children of Leroy Wesley Coxand Ann Eliza Foster Cox; and a photostat of The Soldiers Almanac.

There are several folders of material pertaining to Leroy Wesley Cox(1845-1938), a carriage and wagon manufacturer of Charlottesville, Virginia, and his involvement in the Republican Party of Charlottesville, 1896-1922. Among these papers are some of the Republican Party Papers, which include material about meetings, certificates for presidents of the Republican Campaign Club, voter registration lists for Charlottesvilleof white women and men, a list of "colored" members of the McKinley and Hobart Club(1896) and both "colored" and white voters of Charlottesville(1896); political broadsides, including several about voter qualifications and conventions; and newsclippings. The folder of political correspondence was created by Leroy Wesley Coxwhile serving as a secretary and chairman of the Republican City Committeeof Charlottesvillefor over twenty years, 1901-1922.

The collection also contains several bound volumes including: precinct poll books for Charlottesville(1915); records of ward membership (1896 & n.d.); a general record book for the Republican Party of Albemarle County(1894); an account book for L.W. Cox Carriage Manufacturer(1884); an account book for [the Star Theater] of Charlottesville, Virginia, for "motion picture shows" (1912-1915); a record of A.D. Cox's estate (1913-1914); and a journal (1916-1917).


The collection is arranged chronologically with the eight bound volumes filed at the end of the collection.

Container List

  • Bible Records
  • Miscellaneous
  • Poem, "The Late Fire in Charlottesville, Va." by James Avis Bartley
    1885 May 12
  • Political Broadsides re the Republican Party
    1892-1921, & n.d.
  • Republican Party Papers
    1896-1912, & n.d.
  • Political Correspondence
    1896-1922, & n.d.
  • Knights of Pythias Certificate
    1904 Jan 9
  • Newsclippings
    1913-1921, & n.d.
  • Precinct Poll Books for Charlottesville
  • Women's Christian Temperance Union Reports and Minutes
  • The Cox Family Photograph
  • Soldiers Almanac
  • Account Book for L.W. Cox, Carriage Manufacturer, Charlottesville
    1884 Jun-Dec
  • Account Book for [The Star Theater] of Charlottesville, re motion picture shows
  • Record of A.D. Cox's Estate
  • Journal (indexed)
  • Third Ward Book for Charlottesville
  • First Ward Book for Charlottesville
  • Third Ward Book for Charlottesville
  • General Record Book re the Republican Party of Albemarle County

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • A.D. Cox
  • A.P. Dennis
  • Almira Josephine Cox
  • Amelia Foster Christian Cox
  • Amelia Foster Cox
  • Ann Eliza Foster Cox
  • Annie Eliza Foster
  • Annie Eliza Oaks
  • Annie Leroy Cox
  • Annie Leroy cox
  • E.H. McPherson
  • E.M. Cox
  • Edgar Nelson Cox
  • Elizabeth Humber
  • J.F. Powell
  • John Humber
  • Leroy Wesley Cox
  • Lewis H. Brown
  • Lucian Franklin Cox
  • Lucian N. Cox
  • Mary Eliza Cox
  • Mary Elizabeth (Lacy) Cox
  • Mary Elizabeth Cox
  • Nelson Foster
  • Panthea Adelaide Cox
  • Thomas Brown
  • William Cox

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville, Virginia