A Guide to the Cumming Family Papers Cumming Family. 6922-aa

A Guide to the Cumming Family Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 6922-aa


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6922-aa
Title
Cumming Family Papers 1874-1984
Extent
ca. 1800 items
Collector
Hugh Smith Cumming, Jr.
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

Cumming Family Papers, Accession 6922-aa, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Library on May 13, 1985, by the Honorable Hugh Smith Cumming, Jr., of Washington, D.C., and has no restrictions.

Funding Note

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


Scope and Content

This addition to the papers of Ambassador Hugh S. Cumming, Jr.contains ca. 1800 items (4 Hollinger boxes, 1.5 linear feet), 1874-1984, chiefly correspondence of Hugh and Winifred Cummingand genealogical material. The collection is arranged into four series: correspondence, topical, genealogy, and photographs and printed material.

The correspondence includes: correspondence between Hugh and Winifred Cumming while he was away on diplomatic missions in England, Canada, and Iceland; letters concerning a book, Recollections of a Childhood in Nottoway, by Lucy Booth Cumming; and correspondence with St. Paul's Church, Washington, D.C., and the University of Virginia.

In the topical files are papers relating to his diplomatic service, including Indonesian affairs and an interview for the John Foster Dulles Oral History Project.

Families represented in the genealogical material include the Ballentine, Blandy, Booth, Cryer, Epes, Forman, Canabiss, Gholson, Martiau, and Starke families.

The photographs are predominantly those of the University of VirginiaMedical Class of 1891-1892 (with members identified) and the past Presidents and Board of Governors at the Metropolitan Club, November 3, 1969.


Container List

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE
  • Box 1
    Correspondence of Hugh and Winifred Cumming
    1937-1956
    (2 folders)
  • Box 1
    Correspondence - General
    1933-1983
    (2 folders)
  • Box 1
    Letters re Recollections of a Childhood in Nottowayby Lucy Booth Cumming
    1971-1973
    (2 folders)
  • Box 1
    St. Paul's Church, Washington, D.C.- Correspondence
    1958-1969
  • Box 1
    University of Virginia Gift Fund- Correspondence
    1972-1983
SERIES II: TOPICAL
  • Box 2
    Conference on the United States Ambassador
    1963
  • Box 2
    Indonesian Materials
    1956-1961, 1973-1975
  • Box 2
    The John Foster Dulles Oral History Project- Interview with Hugh S. Cumming, Jr.
    1966-1967
  • Box 2
    "The Overlook Property"
    1973-1977
  • Box 2
    "The Rebecca Fund"
    1970-1978
  • Box 2
    University of Virginia LibraryCorrespondence
    1962-1975
SERIES III: GENEALOGY
  • Box 2
    Ballentine Family
    1957, 1971-1972, n.d.
  • Box 2
    Blandy Family
    1984
  • Box 2
    Booth, Edwin Gilliam and Robert Henry
    1971
  • Box 2
    Booth Family- Mrs. S.B. Taylor Material
    [1971]
  • Box 2
    Booth FamilyCorrespondence
    1874-1902
  • Box 2
    Booth FamilyGenealogy
    1961-1984, n.d.
    (2 folders)
  • Box 2
    Booth FamilyGenealogy - Colonial Dames of AmericaApplications
    n.d.
  • Box 3
    Booth FamilyMaterial, including copies and transcripts
    1965-1972, n.d.
  • Box 3
    " Bothwell" and Blackstone, Virginia Correspondence
    1971-1972
  • Box 3
    Cryer Family
    1971-1972, n.d.
  • Box 3
    Epes, William Dandridge- Information
    n.d.
  • Box 3
    Forman Family
    1971, n.d.
  • Box 3
    Genealogical Material for Booth, Canabiss, and FormanFamilies
    1964, 1971-1972, n.d.
  • Box 3
    Genealogy - Miscellaneous Correspondence
    1935-1975
  • Box 3
    Papers of Hugh and Winifred Cumming
    1935-1978
  • Box 3
    Gholson Family
    1897, 1965
  • Box 3
    Marriage, Church, and Real Estate Records for Nottoway County, 1746-1815
    n.d.
  • Box 3
    Martiau Family
    1984
  • Box 3
    Starke, William E. and Edward B.
    1971
  • Box 3
    Wills
    n.d.
SERIES IV: PHOTOGRAPHS AND PRINTED
  • Box 4
    Booth Familyand Home Photographs
    n.d.
  • Box 4
    Photographs
    1891-1953
  • Box 4
    Printed Material
    1909-1984
OVERSIZE ITEMS
  • Oversize
    Photograph of " Hawthorne, " Jefferson County, West Virginia
    n.d.
  • Oversize
    Genealogical Worksheets on the Booth, Epes, and Formanfamilies
    1963, 1971
  • Oversize
    Genealogical Notes on the Boothand Cryerfamilies
    1971

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Epes, William Dandridge
  • Hugh S. Cumming, Jr.
  • Lucy Booth Cumming
  • Winifred Cumming

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Canada
  • England
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Jefferson County, West Virginia
  • Nottoway County
  • Washington, D.C.