A Guide to the W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence, 1870-1920 Conway, W. B. and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence Ms2019-018

A Guide to the W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence, 1870-1920

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Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms2019-018


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2019-018
Title
W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence, 1870-12-29-1920-07-03
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Conway, Julia Ellen Thomas, 1848-1916
Creator
Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920
Language of Materials
Letters in this collection are in English.
Abstract
The W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence contains letters sent to William Buchanan Conway and Julia Thomas Conway from various sources between 1870 and 1920.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence, Ms2019-018, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence was donated to Special Collections in 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence were completed in May 2019.


Biographical Note: William B. Conway

Dr. William B. Conway was born in Ellerslie, Virginia, in 1845. Conway studied at Virginia Military Institute for a year, but left school to enlist as a private in Company C, 4th Virginia Cavalry. He served through the war, and afterwards studied medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Alfred Taliaferro at Culpeper Courthouse. He then studied at Washington University in Baltimore and graduated in 1869. Upon graduation, he left Baltimore to practice medicine at Mount Vernon Iron Works in Rockingham County, Virginia. Julia and William were married in 1870 and settled for a time in Blacksburg where William became a surgeon for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). They had five children: Daisy, Alfred, William, Archie, and Mary, all of which, except William, reached adulthood. Julia died in 1916. William died in College Park, Georgia, in 1920.

Biographical Note: Julia Ellen Thomas Conway

Julia Ellen Thomas was born in 1848 in Blacksburg Virginia the daughter of Colonel William Thomas. Julia and William Buchanan Conway were married in 1870 and settled for a time in Blacksburg where William became a surgeon for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). They had five children: Daisy, Alfred, William, Archie, and Mary. Julia died in 1916.

Scope and Content

The W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence contains letters sent to William Buchanan Conway and Julia Thomas Conway from various sources between 1870 and 1920. To W.B. Conway, the letters relate to the New York Stock Market, family and friends updates, the Spanish-American War, and genealogy. To Julia Thomas Conway, the letters concern family updates and her aunt's death.

Arrangement Note

The W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

Related Material

Julia Thomas Conway and Mary Black Thomas Luster Correspondence (Ms2019-019). Finding aid available online.

Dr. W. B. Conway and Julia Ellen Thomas Correspondence (Ms2014-015). Finding aid available online.

Catlett Conway Correspondence (Ms2012-039). Finding aid available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Rights Statements for Archival Description

The guide to the W. B. Conway and Julia Thomas Conway Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

Box-Folder 1
1
Correspondence, 1870-12-29-1891-09-03
Box-Folder 1
2
Correspondence, 1897-11-15-1902-12-28
Box-Folder 1
3
Correspondence, 1908-02-28-1920-07-03

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Conway, Julia Ellen Thomas, 1848-1916
  • Conway, William Buchanan, 1845-1920