A Guide to the Thomas Nelson Page Collection Page, Thomas Nelson. 8641-q

A Guide to the Thomas Nelson Page Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8641-q


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8641-q
Title
Thomas Nelson Page Collection 1836-1952
Extent
29 items
Creator
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

Thomas Nelson Page Collection, Accession 8641-q, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Gift 1990 August 6

Funding Note

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



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Farcical poem entitled "Dutch Marriage Ceremony," unsigned but addressed to Virginia Lafayette Nelson
    n.d.
    AMs, 2 p.
Letters
  • Subseries A: Letters of Thomas Nelson Page and Associated Letters
    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1911 Aug 4
      ALS, 2 p.

      [Re Robert's ( Robert W. Nelson) health and plans to attend school.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1912 Sep 6
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Encloses cheque for $200.00 for two Nelson boys' tuition, apologizes for including her in the business transaction.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1913 Jan 3
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Encloses cheque for $250.00 for the Nelsons' tuitions, is glad to hear they are doing well.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1913 Feb 17
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Encloses $200.00 for balance on tuition.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1913 May 23
      TLS, 4 p.

      [Suggests that it may be time for Robert to go to work, recommends that Gilman discuss the matter with Loulie Bruce, explains that he has many calls on him and enumerates one from his cousin who cannot send his son to school.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1913 May 26
      TLS, 1 p.

      [Recounts conversation with Louise B., his sister-in-law, concerning Page's ( S. Page Nelson) eligibility for St. Paul's School; does not promise to continue his financial support, but agrees to keep the matter under his consideration.]

    • Thomas Nelson Pageto Elisabeth Gilman
      1913 Jun 7
      TLS, 3 p.

      [Agrees to send the tuition if Gilman writes him that only through his assistance can the Nelson boys continue their schooling, says that he would like to be kept abreast of the two boys' activities in the future.]

    • Elisabeth Gilmanto S. Page Nelson
      1939 Dec 27
      TLS, 1 p.

      [Encloses two letters from Thomas Nelson Page. ]

    • S. Page Nelsonto Robert W. Nelson
      [1947] Mar 17
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Encloses photographs, says he has found other boyhood memorabilia predating the sale of Banister Lodgeand will divide other pictures with Robert.]

    • S. Page Nelsonto Robert W. Nelson
      1952 Sep 17
      ALS, 2 p. w/env

      [Encloses Thomas Nelson Pageletters, expresses gratitude for Lizzie's ( Elisabeth Gilman) having stood by them; discusses presidential race and possibilities for banking if the Democrats stay in, calls for depression to weed out competition.]

  • Subseries B: Letters of the Nelson Family
    • [ M. M. Elfreth] to Virginia Lafayette Nelson, Oakland
      [1843] Sep 13
      ALS, 2 p. w/env

      [Wishes good health for your Brother Robert, sends materials and 56 cents change, sends regards to various family members]

    • Robert Nelsonto Hugh T. Nelson
      1884 Apr 17
      ALS, 4 p. w/env

      [Has written to Dr. Mallet and Col. Venable, hopes he may get the place; describes a wedding in New Yorkfrom which he has just returned; says he has received a letter from Dr. Mallet, a copy of which he encloses; Mallet recommends Robert Nelson for one of two positions as Instructor in the School of Mines of the University of Missouri. ]

    • Horace Jonesto Robert Nelson, with two additional letters on same leaf
      [1887] Nov 15
      ALS, 4 p. w/env

      [Jones encloses note for $10 payment of Nelson's bill, reports on having visited the Oaklandhousehold; Nelson writes his mother ( Virginia Lafayette Nelson), reports on family news, sends along Major Jones' letter; Hugh T. Nelsonwrites his mother ( Virginia Lafayette Nelson) about family matters.]

    • Robert Nelsonto Virginia Lafayette Nelson
      1904 Oct 4
      ALS, 2 p. w/env

      [Discusses family news.]

    • "Your affectionate old Aunt, E. K. Page" to Virginia Lafayette Nelson
      1909 Aug 9
      ALS, 6 p. w/env

      [Mainly discussing family news, with mentions of the St. Martin's Parish day (a church holiday with a sermon by Virginia Lafayette Nelson's kinsman, Rev. Everard Meade, and a paper read by Berkeley Minor), John Page's appendicitis, Mary Willis Minor's stay at " Rock Castle, " one of the Fontaine homes.]

    • Virginia Lafayette Nelsonto Robert W. Nelson
      1947 Dec 23
      ANS, 1 p. w/env

      [Note on an envelope which contained something given to Virginia Lafayette Nelsonby her Aunt, Eliza K. Nelson. ]

    • Virginia Lafayette Nelsonto Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Nelson
      [1948] Dec
      APS, 1 p. w/env

      [Christmas card]

    • Miles [Farrows ?]to "Bob" [ Robert W. Nelson]
      n.d.
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Says he is glad to give Robert W. Nelsonthe use of his rooms while he is away at Hot Springs, Virginia. ]

    • "Your affec brother" [in law, Robert W. Nelson] and "your . . . sister, Ellie C. Nelson" to "My darling Ria" [ Maria Clark]
      n.d.
      ALS, 3 p.

      [Discusses family matters.]

  • Subseries C: Letters of the Gilman Family
    • Charles J. Bonaparteto Elisabeth Gilman
      1910 Nov 21
      TLS, 1 p.

      [Witty letter regarding Gilman's anticipated visit to " Bella Vista" and a hunting permit for her companion.]

    • F. Courtneyto Everett Wheeler
      1911 Nov 24
      ALS, 1 p.

      [Thanks him for suggestion of incorporating Kipling's Recessional in his next sermon.]

    • Rep. William Sulzerto Everett Wheeler
      1912 Dec 13
      TLS, 1 p.

      [Thanks him for suggestions.]

    • Mayor William J. Gaynorto Everett Wheeler
      1913 Feb 24
      TLS, 1 p.

      [Briefly discusses the three scamps.]

Photographs
  • Included in a letter so dated from S. Page Nelsonto Robert W. Nelson
    1947 Mar 17

    [3 unidentified and 1 of Robert W. Nelsonclipped from newspaper.]

  • Included in a letter so dated from Virginia Lafayette Nelsonto Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Nelson
    [1948] Dec

    [1 unidentified, 1 of " Banister Lodge, " 1 of "EAC" [ Elvira Ann Clark], 1 of "MBC ( Mary Bailey), EAC (Mother), MWC ( Maria Wilson, Aunt Wye)."]

  • Miscellaneous photographs
    n.d.

    [2 of EAC [ Elvira Ann Clark], 2 unidentified.]

Miscellaneous
  • School reports of Virginia Lafayette Nelsonfrom the school of "The Misses Nelson" at Long Branch, 3 p.
    1836-1840
  • Obituary clippings for Elisabeth Gilman, 6 p.
    1950, n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Berkeley Minor
  • Charles J. Bonaparte
  • E. K. Page
  • Elisabeth Gilman
  • Eliza K. Nelson
  • Ellie C. Nelson
  • Elvira Ann Clark
  • Everard Meade
  • Everett Wheeler
  • F. Courtney
  • Horace Jones
  • Hugh T. Nelson
  • John Page
  • Loulie Bruce
  • M. M. Elfreth
  • Maria Clark
  • Maria Wilson
  • Mary Bailey
  • Mary Willis Minor
  • Miles [Farrows ?]
  • Robert Nelson
  • Robert W. Nelson
  • S. Page Nelson
  • Thomas Nelson Page
  • Virginia Lafayette Nelson
  • Virginia Lafayette Nelson
  • Virginia Lafayette Nelson
  • William J. Gaynor
  • William Sulzer