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Inventory of the Jay Johns Papers 1918-1974 Johns, Jay, Papers, 1918-1974 Mss. 74 J64

Inventory of the Jay Johns Papers 1918-1974

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Collection Number Mss. 74 J64


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Repository
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Collection number
Mss. 74 J64
Title
Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974.
Extent
4,525 items.
Creators
Phillips Brooks, Harry Ashby de Butts, Harry Flood Byrd, George Washington Parke Custis , Albert Gallatin, Carter Glass, Mills E. (Mills Edwin) Godwin, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney) Harrison, Daniel Harvey Hill, Stonewall Jackson, Jay Johns, James Jackson Kilpatrick, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Mary Randolph Custis Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward)Lee, George C. (George Catlett) Marshall, Morton G. Thalhimer, William M.(William Munford) Tuck.
Language
English
Abstract
Personal and business correspondence of Jay Winston Johns, Jr. (1888-1974), coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later an "adopted son" of Virginia, becoming a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Jay Johns Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 4,507 items, 12/01/1974.
Gift: Acc. no. 80-14; 7/01/1980.
Gift: Acc. no. 83-42; 15 items, 9/01/1983.
Gift: Acc. no. 85-46; 1 item, 10/01/1985.
Gift: 2 items, 2/01/1988.


Biographical/Historical Information

Jay Winston Johns, Jr. was a coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who moved to Virginia and became a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians. He married Helen Lambert (1881-1964). Johns became blind in the late 1950's.

He and his wife owned "Ash Lawn," Albemarle County, Virginia which had been the home of James Monroe and designed by Thomas Jefferson. Johns was founder of the Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc., a foundation dedicated to preserving the memory of Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and the South's part in the Civil War; and a founder of the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization whose main purpose was that of purchasing, restoring, and maintaining for the public, homes of renowned men specifically, the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, Virginia.

Johns, himself was a strong Democrat and corresponded with and publicly supported all of the prominent Virginia political figures of his time. He was a spirited supporter of the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Board of Visitors, and as an honorary member of the Alumni Association; a charter member, and later trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati. He also received an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary in 1967.

Scope and Content Information

The collection contains mostly personal and business correspondence of Jay Winston Johns, Jr., including papers of the Atlas Fuel Corporation of New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc.; the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation; and "Ash Lawn," now owned by the College of William and Mary.

The correspondence of Johns includes correspondence with Virginia Democratic Party figures such as Albertis S. Harrison, William M. Tuck, Mills Godwin, Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and Carter Glass. Other prominent correspondents are Morton G. Thalhimer, Harry de Butts, James J. Kilpatrick, and George C. Marsall. There are records of social occasions given by Mr. and Mrs. Johns, correspondence relating to her illness and death, and papers relating to his death.

The collection includes a manuscript collection by Johns including original items by Phillip Brooks (1835-1983), George Washington Parke Custis(1781-1857), Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) and D. H. Hill (1821- 1889); as well as typescripts and photocopies of Includes letters written by Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Mary Custis Lee, Richard Henry Lee, and Robert E. Lee; and materials concerning James Monroe and Ezekial Moses.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection has been organized into ten series. Series 1 contains personal papers; Series 2 contains papers from the Atlas Fuel Corporation; Series 3 contains papers from Lee-Jackson, Inc.; Series 4 contains papers from the Virginia Trust for Historical Preservation; Series 5 contains miscellaneous materials; Series 6 contains miscellaneous interests; Series 7 contains papers pertaining to Ash Lawn; Series 8 contains the manuscript collection; Series 9 contains manuscript volumes and other miscellany; and Series 10 contains oversized material.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into series with multiple subseries. The subseries, for the most part, have been arranged alphabetically by persons last name or by subject and then further ordered chronologically by date. Additional descriptions concerning the arrangement of specific subseries can be determined at the subseries level.

Related Material

This collection of James Monroe Papers was donated by Jay Johns and includes Includes letters by, to and concerning James Monroe, as well as a few printed items.

Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers, 1780-1834.84 items.Mss. 68 M75


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893.
  • Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966.
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857.
  • Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.
  • Glass, Carter, 1858- 1946.
  • Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914-
  • Harrison, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney), 1907-
  • Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1821-1889.
  • Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863.
  • Johns, Helen Lambert, 1881-1964.
  • Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-
  • Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797.
  • Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1806-1873.
  • Lee, Richard Henry, 1732- 1794.
  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
  • Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880- 1959.
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
  • Moses, Ezekial.
  • Thalhimer, Morton G.
  • Tuck, William M. (William Munford), 1896-1983.
  • de Butts, Harry Ashby, 1895-
  • Subjects:

  • Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)
  • Corporate Names:

  • Atlas Fuel Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc.
  • Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Components List

Personal Papers, 1930-1974, n.d.
Box: 1-2
Series 1: Personal Papers

For additional material relating to this series see Series 10: Oversized Material located at the end of the collection.

  • Box-folder 1:1-13
    Subseries 1: Personal Correspondence, 1930-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:1
      Personal correspondence, 1930-1935.
      44 items.
    • Box-folder 1:2
      Personal correspondence, 1936-1940.
      37 items.
    • Box-folder 1:3
      Personal correspondence, 1941-1950.
      43 items.
    • Box-folder 1:4
      Personal correspondence, 1951-1955.
      36 items.
    • Box-folder 1:5
      Personal correspondence, 1956-1960.
      42 items.
    • Box-folder 1:6
      Personal correspondence, 1961-1965.
      42 items.
    • Box-folder 1:7
      Personal correspondence, 1966-1969.
      69 items.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Personal correspondence, 1970.
      41 items.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Personal correspondence, 1971.
      30 items.
    • Box-folder 1:10
      Personal correspondence, 1972.
      51 items.
    • Box-folder 1:11
      Personal correspondence, 1973.
      25 items.
    • Box-folder 1:12
      Personal correspondence, 1974.
      63 items.
    • Box-folder 1:13
      Personal correspondence, n.d.
      25 items
  • Box 1-2
    Subseries 2: Correspondence of Social Occasions, 1965-1973, n.d.

    This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

    • Box-folder 1:14
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1965 October 9
      22 items.
    • Box-folder 1:15
      State dinner honoring in-coming and going distinguished Virginians, 1966 January 11.
      20 items.
    • Box-folder 1:16
      Dinner honoring distinguished Virginians, 1972 January 10.
      74 items.

      Includes letters A-F.

    • Box-folder 1:17
      Dinner honoring distinguished Virginians, 1972 January 10.
      88 items.

      Includes letters G-M.

    • Box-folder 1:18
      Dinner honoring distinguished Virginians, 1972 January 10.
      72 items.

      Includes letters N-Z.

    • Box-folder 1:19
      Miscellaneous material including guest lists, press coverage, and a copy of the invitation, n.d.
      33 items.
    • Box-folder 1:20
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1972 October 14.
      93 items.

      Includes letters A-M.

    • Box-folder 1:21
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1972 October 14.
      52 items.

      Includes letters N-Z and guest list.

    • Box-folder 1:22
      Dinner honoring Jay Johns, 1973 March 7.
      76 items.
    • Box-folder 1:23
      Miscellaneous material including copy of invitation, newspaper clippings, program, copy of address, and guest list, n.d.
      8 items.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1973 September 8.
      36 items.

      Includes letters A-D.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1973 September 8.
      43 items.

      Includes letters E-L.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1973 September 8.
      33 items.

      Includes letters M-S.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      VMI-UVA Breakfast, 1973 September 8.
      22 items.

      Includes letters T-Z.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Miscellaneous including guest lists and empty envelopes, n.d.
      2 items.
    • Box-folder 2:6
      Miscellaneous guest lists, n.d.
      3 items.
  • Box-folder 2:7-17
    Subseries 3: Correspondence concerning the illness and death of Mrs. Johns, 1964.

    This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent within each folder

    • Box-folder 2:7
      Correspondence concerning the illness of Mrs. Johns, 1964.
      35 items.
    • Box-folder 2:8
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      48 items.

      Includes letters A-B.

    • Box-folder 2:9
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      42 items.

      Includes letters C-F.

    • Box-folder 2:10
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      38 items.

      Includes letters G-H.

    • Box-folder 2:11
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      34 items.

      Includes letters I-L.

    • Box-folder 2:12
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      39 items.

      Includes letters M-N.

    • Box-folder 2:13
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      27 items.

      Includes letters O-R.

    • Box-folder 2:14
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      34 items.

      Includes letters S.

    • Box-folder 2:15
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      32 items.

      Includes letters T-Z.

    • Box-folder 2:16
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      10 items.

      First names only.

    • Box-folder 2:17
      Correspondence concerning the death of Mrs. Johns.
      78 items.

      Miscellaneous calling cards and florists' cards, funeral home visitors book, addresses, and sketch of gravestone; also obituaries.

  • Box-folder 2:18
    Subseries 4: Items concerning the death of Jay Winston Johns.
    2 items.

    Funeral home register and obituary.

  • Box-folder 2:19-20
    Subseries 5: Personal Business Papers, 1941-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2:19
      Financial matters, 1941-1974, n.d.
      24 items.
    • Box-folder 2:20
      Legal matters, 1965-1970 n.d.
      5 items.
Atlas Fuel Corporation, 1920-1967, n.d.
Box-folder: 2:21-24
Series 2: Atlas Fuel Corporation
  • Box-folder 2:21
    Balance Sheets, 1958-1964.
    48 items.
  • Box-folder 2:22
    Correspondence, 1921-1967.
    17 items.
  • Box-folder 2:23
    Legal matters, 1924-1959, n.d.
    48 items.
  • Box-folder 2:24
    Minutes, 1920-1953.
    19 items.
Papers of Lee-Jackson, Inc., 1859-1974, n.d.
Box-folder: 3:1-22
Series 3: Lee-Jackson, Inc.

For additional material relating to this series see Series 10: Oversized Material located at the end of the collection.

  • Box-folder 3:1-11
    Subseries 1: Correspondence of Lee-Jackson Inc., 1923-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3:1
      Correspondence, 1923-1960.
      47 items.
    • Box-folder 3:2
      Correspondence, 1961-1962.
      30 items.
    • Box-folder 3:3
      Correspondence, 1963.
      67 items.
    • Box-folder 3:4
      Correspondence, 1964.
      71 items.
    • Box-folder 3:5
      Correspondence, 1965.
      51 items.
    • Box-folder 3:6
      Correspondence, 1966.
      96 items.
    • Box-folder 3:7
      Correspondence, 1967-1968.
      37 items.
    • Box-folder 3:8
      Correspondence, 1969.
      39 items.
    • Box-folder 3:9
      Correspondence, 1970-1971
      81 items.
    • Box-folder 3:10
      Correspondence, 1972-1974.
      38 items.
    • Box-folder 3:11
      Correspondence, n.d.
      30 items.
  • Box-folder 3:12
    Subseries 2: Printed material.

    Items include articles, literature, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.

  • Box-folder 3:13-14
    Subseries 3: Business Papers.
    • Box-folder 3:13
      Finance, insurance, and taxes.
      19 items.
    • Box-folder 3:14
      Legal papers.
      6 items.
  • Box-folder 3:15
    Subseries 4: Photographs.
    28 items.
  • Box-folder 3:16
    Subseries 5: Miscellaneous.
    63 items.

    Items include genealogy, mailing lists, and artifacts.

  • Box-folder 3:17-19a
    Subseries 6: Material concerning "Stonewall" Jackson and the Jackson family, 1852-1895, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3:17
      Printed material about "Stonewall" Jackson.
      12 items.
    • Box-folder 3:18
      Typescripts of or about "Stonewall" Jackson.
      7 items.AlsS.
      • Box-folder 3:18
        T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Lexington, Virginia, to "brother" [Warren Jackson], n.p., 1 September 1859.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Discusses Anna's [Morrison Jackson]sickness and search for medical treatment from Dr. Watkins of Prince Edward County, Virginia.

      • Box-folder 3:18
        T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Mount Jackson, Virginia, to Colonel Bassett French, Aide-de Camp to Governor of Virginia, n.p., 21 March 1862.
        1 page.Pst Tcy of ads.

        Requests that Colonel French ask the Governor [of Virginia]to order 3,000 muskets; discusses those opposed to war and how he plans to give them departmental jobs. Including Pst Tcy of ads, 21 March 1862, from T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Mount Jackson, Virginia, to Colonel and Basset French, n.p., discussing the use of bayonets when firearms cannot be supplied. 1 page. Including endorsement signed by S. Bassett French, stating that he referred information to General [Robert E.] Lee.

      • Box-folder 3:18
        T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Gordonsville, [Virginia], to "Doctor," Rev. W[illia]m S. White, D. D., Lexington, Virginia, 20 June 1862.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Discusses securing an army appointment for Mr. Goul [?]; requests that everyone pray to God for a blessing of "their" [the South's] cause.

      • Box-folder 3:18
        T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Bristow, [Virginia], to General J. R. Trimble, n.p., 29 August 1862.
        1 page.Tcy of ads.

        Praising him for success and promoting him by offering him two new Regiments.

      • Box-folder 3:18
        T[homas] J[onathan] ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Lt. Gen[era]l, [near Chancellorsville, Virginia,] to Gen[era]l R[obert] E. Lee, n.p., 2 May 1863.
        1 page.TCY of ads.

        States plans to attack enemy at Chancellorsville, [Virginia] as soon as possible.

    • Box-folder 3:19a
      Includes letters concerning the Jackson family, 1852-1895, n.d.
      7 items.Cys of AlsS.
      • Box-folder 3:19a
        Margaret Junkin [sister-in-law of "Stonewall" Jackson], Lexington, Virginia, to Sartain, n.p., 12 February [18]52.
        4 pages.XCy of ads.

        Requests that he publish more of her literary works in the " Sartain"magazine.

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        Start W[illiam] Arnold, Department of the Interior Washington, D.C., to "Mother" [Laura Ann Arnold], n.p., 31 August 1866.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Encloses twenty-five dollars for her.

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        Stark [William Arnold], Washington, D.C., to "Mother" [Laura Ann Arnold], Beverly, West Virginia, 28 August 1868.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Wants to meet her in Grafton, [Virginia], and go to Springfield, [Virginia], together.

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        [Anna "Grace" (Arnold) Evans], Washington, D.C., to "Mother," Laura A[nn] Arnold, Beverly, West Virginia, 17 July 1870.
        1 page.XCy of ads. Incomplete.

        Discusses weather and encloses Col. Clarke's bill.

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        M[ary] Anna Jackson, Lexington, Virginia, to John Dimitry, n.p., 8 September 1877.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Thanks him for tribute to the memory of her husband.

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        Stark W[illiam] Arnold, Friendship, Allegany County, New York, to "Mother" [Laura Ann Arnold], n.p., 23 August 1895.
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Discusses financial situation and interest on Roaring Creek, [Pennsylvania].

      • Box-folder 3:19a
        Margaret Junkin [sister-in-law of "Stonewall" Jackson], Lexington, Virginia, to Sartain [?], n.p. 14 January [?].
        4 pages.XCy of ads.

        Wants to include some of her literary work in his magazine " Sartain."

  • Box-folder 3:19-22
    Subseries 7: Material concerning Robert E. Lee and the Lee family, 1778-1894, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3:19
      Printed material and prints about Robert E. Lee.
      32 items.
    • Box-folder 3:20
      Correspondence of Robert E. Lee, 1863-1865.
      26 items.Cys of AlsS.
      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to "Rob" [Robert E. Lee, Jr.], n.p., 22 July 1863.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        States that his daughter, Agnes, is sick and must go to the doctor; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, Richmond, [Virginia], to Miss Markie C. Williams, n.p., 20 June [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Discusses his wife's illness; family news; says that he has done "nothing wrong [referring to his indictment for treason] and cannot flee."

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to Mr. L. R. Spilman, Att[orne]y at Law, n.p., 10 July [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Discusses the estate of the late George Washington Parke Custis.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to Hon. Reverdy Johnson, Baltimore, Maryland, 27 July 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Expresses thanks for the offering of his professional services concerning the indictment; talks about General Grant's letter that was sent to him.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to Mr. W[illia]m D. Cabell, n.p., 27 July [18]65.
        2 pages.TCy of ads.

        Discusses imprisonment of Mr. McCue's son.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, [near Cartersville, Virginia], to Mr. John B. Cocke, n.p., 28 July [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads. Including XCy of ads. 3 pages.

        Thanks him for taking care of his horse; daughter Agnes is still confined.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, [near Cartersville, Virginia], to Miss Norvell Caskie, "Derwent," [Virginia], 29 July 1865.
        1 page.TCy of L. Incomplete.

        Reports that Anna Logan arrived in buggy by Capt. Owens; met Capt. Bridges at Belmead.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to Mrs. Caroline Benson, n.p., 29 July [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        States that he is enclosing lock of hair and photograph [of himself].

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Virginia], to his son Fitzhugh [Lee], 29 July 1865.

        Discusses issue of his war indictments.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, of Virginia], to Col. Walter H. Taylor, n.p., 31 July 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Requests information to recognize "bravery and devotion of the Army of Northern Virginia."

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to Col. Rich[ar]d S. Maury, n.p., 31 July [18]65.
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Talks about suffering of the people of the South and his concern for their welfare.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to General [Wade Hampton], n.p., 1 August 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Gives details of his last battle at Appomattox Court H[ouse], [Virginia].

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to "Brother Carter" [Carter C. Lee], n.p., 18 August [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Family news; discusses possible profits from publication of his works.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to W[illia]m D. Cabell, Richmond, [Virginia], 21 August [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Regrets that he is too old to take charge of Mr. Cabell's farm.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville. [Cumberland County, Virginia], to "Bertus" [Robert E. Lee, Jr.], n.p., 21 August 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Sorry to hear of his son's sickness; much family news.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, Powhatan County, Virginia, to "Gentlemen" [Messrs. John W. Brockenbourgh[sic], Rector, S. McD. Reid, Alfred Leyburn, Horatio Thompson, D. D., Bolivar Christian, T. J. Kirkpatrick, Committee], Washington College, [Lexington, Virginia], 24 August 1865.
        1 page.TCy of LS.

        Regrets that he feels he cannot accept the position of president of Washington College.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County], Virginia, to Rev[eren]d Philip Slaughter, n.p., 26 August 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Endorses General Long's statements "in favour of your young kinsman."

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County], Virginia, to Hon. John Letcher, Lexington, Virginia, 28 August 1865.
        1 page.TCy of LS.

        Express strong feelings about union of the people in an effort to restore peace; has been offered presidency at Washington College.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to REv[eren]d Philip Slaughter, n.p., 31 August [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Endorses General Long's statements "in favour of your young kinsman."

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County], Virginia, to A. M. Kelley, Petersburg, Virginia, 4 September 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Declines job proposition with regret.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County], Virginia, to Count Joannes, City of New York, [New York], 4 September 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Expresses gratitude for the offering of legal services if he is tried for treason.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County], Virginia, to Captain Josiah Tatnall, Savannah, Georgia, 7 September 1865.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        States positive attitude about everyone aiding the country in its restoration.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, Virginia, to "Captain" [Capt. Matthew Fontaine Maury, Mexico], 8 September [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of LS.

        Rejects Maury's idea of starting a new country in Mexico in order to fight for the United States' restoration; asks that Maury stay in Virginia and help in the restoration.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        Mrs. Robert E. Lee [Mary (Custis) Lee], n.p., to "Miss Em" [Miss Emily Mason], "Derwent," [Virginia], 10 September 1865.
        1 page.TCy of AL. Incomplete.

        Refers to Mrs. [Jefferson] Davisliving in Augusta, Georgia; says that Mrs. Davis knows nothing of her husband and that the curfew is strict for everyone, white and black.

      • Box-folder 3:20
        R[obert] E. Lee, near Cartersville, [Cumberland County, Virginia], to Col. Rich[ar]d. S. Maury, n.p., 11 September [18]65.
        1 page.TCy of ads.

        Refers to Colonel Maury's father's plans in Mexico.

    • Box-folder 3:21
      Printed Material about the Lee Family.
      7 items.
    • Box-folder 3:22
      Material concerning the Lee Family, 1778-1894, n.d.
      22 items.Cys of ALsS.
      • Box-folder 3:22
        Richard Henry Lee, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Patrick Henry, esquire, Governor of Virginia, Williamsburg, [Virginia], 21 October 1778.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Discusses financial situation concerning payment of Continental troops and others.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richmond, [Virginia], to "dearest" [?], n.p., 5 July 1780.
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Discusses developments in Virginia concerning the arrival of the French fleet; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Cha[rle]s Carter, Shirley, [Charles City County, Virginia], to Henry Lee, esquire, n.p., 20 May 1793.
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Gives consent for Henry Lee to marry his daughter.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        C[arter] C. Lee, Richmond, [Virginia], to "cousin Nat," Nat[haniel] Burwell, Staunton, Virginia, 1 February 1848.
        3 pages.XCy of ads.

        Much family news; discusses farming and corn crops; wedding of cousin Ann Wickham's son.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        C[arter] C. Lee, Richmond, [Virginia], to "Nat," Nat[haniel] Burwell, Roanoke County, Virginia, 25 June [18]48.
        3 pages.XCy of ads.

        Much family and friend news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        M[ary] C[ustis] Lee, Baltimore, [Maryland], to Abbey Louise Peters [Cook], [Saratoga, New York], 22 August [1850].
        2 pages.XCy of ads. Including TCy of ads. 1 page.

        Her son Custis is in his first year at West Point; give news of various engagements and weddings; inquires about matrimonial prospects; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Alfred Lee, Wilmington, Delaware, to N[athaniel] Burwell, n.p., 10 February [18]52.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Discussing pricing of Dr. Butler's book The Life of the Apostle Peter.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Baltimore, [Maryland], to "Brother" [George Washington Custis Lee], n.p., 15 February 1852.
        2 pages.XCy of ads. Including TCy of ads. 2 pages.

        Inquires about his grades; Uncle Smith is to go to sea and take command of the Princeton; talks of going to college; describes a grand ball that took place; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        G[eorge] Washington C[ustis] Lee, Jackson, Mississippi, to Lt. Genl. Pemberton[?], n.p., 26 December 1862.
        1 page.XCy of ANS.

        Referring another note to Lt. Genl. Pemberton for his appropriate action.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        M[ary] Custis Lee, New York, New York [?], to Abby [Louise Peters] Cook, Richmond, Virginia [?], [ca. 27 January 1865].
        1 page.XCy of ads. Including TCy of ads. 1 page.

        Talks about the "millenary line" of work; a great number of weddings and parties going on.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Mary (Custis) Lee, "Derwent," Virginia, to Miss Emily Mason, n.p., September 1865.
        1 page.TCy of L.

        General Lee accepts Lexington position to teach; grieves over situation the southern people are living through.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Mary Custis Lee, Lexington, [Virginia], to [?], 16 September 1873.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Expresses gratitude for others' consideration and memory of her husband, General Robert E. Lee.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        H[enry] Lee, n.p., to Mrs. Fendall, n.p., 6 May [18]86.
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Expresses appreciation for her "maternal tendency" talks of being under a doctor's care.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        H[enry] Lee, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], to R. S. Garnett, Congress, Washington, D.C., 21 January, 1894.
        3 pages.Xcy of ads.

        Discusses writing an article for the papers concerning landowners and tariffs.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        [?, Baltimore, Maryland], to George W[ashington] Custis Lee, West Point, New York, [ca. 15 February?].
        2 pages.TCy of AL. Including XCy of AL. 2 pages.

        Talks about "fast" Baltimore girls; many people sick with meazles [sic]; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Charlotte W. Lee, cousin, Arlington, [Virginia], to Nat[haniel] Burwell, Staunton, Virginia, 30 April [?].
        2 pages.XCy of ads.

        Thanks him for the gift of apples; mentions Lucy Carter's, a cousin, wedding; family news.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        M[ary] C[ustis] Lee, n.p., to C. D. Walker, n.p., n.d.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Enclosing money for her son [George Washington] Custis Leeand herself.

      • Box-folder 3:22
        Alfred Lee, n.p., to N[athaniel] Burwell, Jr., n.p., n.d.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Thanks for the check and encloses a receipt.

  • Box-folder 3:23
    Subseries 8: Correspondence and information about Ezekial Moses.
    31 items.
Virginia Trust for Historical Preservation, 1967-1974, n.d.
Box-folder: 4:1-14
Series 4: Virginia Trust for Historical Preservation
  • Box-folder 4:1-3
    Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1967-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:1
      General Correspondence, 1967-1971.
      19 items.
    • Box-folder 4:2
      General Correspondence, 1972-1974.
      78 items.
    • Box-folder 4:3
      General Correspondence, n.d.
      11 items.
  • Box-folder 4:4-5
    Subseries 2: Business Papers.
    26 items.
    • Box-folder 4:4
      Financial Papers and Taxes.
      16 items.
    • Box-folder 4:5
      Legal Papers.
      10 items.
  • Box-folder 4:6
    Subseries 3: Miscellaneous Papers.
    10 items.
  • Box-folder 4:7-14
    Subseries 4: Papers concerning the Lee-Fendall House, 1970-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:7-11
      Correspondence concerning the Lee-Fendall House, 1970-1974, n.d.
      • Box-folder 4:7
        Correspondence, 1970-1971.
        19 items.
      • Box-folder 4:8
        Correspondence, 1972.
        153 items.
      • Box-folder 4:9
        Correspondence, 1973.
        139 items.
      • Box-folder 4:10
        Correspondence, 1974.
        101 items.
      • Box-folder 4:11
        Correspondence, n.d.
        3 items.
    • Box-folder 4:12
      Business Papers: Financial and Legal Items.
      6 items.
    • Box-folder 4:13
      Photograph.
      1 item.
    • Box-folder 4:14
      Printed material about, miscellaneous histories, maps, etc.
      29 items.
Miscellaneous Papers, 1774-1971, n.d.
Box-folder: 4:15-21
Series 5:Miscellaneous Papers
  • Box-folder 4:15
    Newspaper Clippings concerning Jay W. Johns.
    40 items.Ncls.
  • Box-folder 4:16
    Newspaper articles by James Kilpatrick.
    82 items.
  • Box-folder 4:17
    Newspaper clippings.
    36 items.
  • Box-folder 4:18
    Photographs identified with Mr. and/or Mrs. Johns.
    13 items.
  • Box-folder 4:19
    Photographs.
    33 items.
  • Box-folder 4:20
    Preservation Interests including material on Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania; Prestwould Farm; and dealers catalogues.
    19 items.
  • Box-folder 4:21
    Printed material, 1774-1971, n.d.
    19 items.

    Including a ticket to the 1936 Democratic National Convention; a history of the city of Alexandria, 1774-1783; an autobiographical sketch of Anthony-Charles Cazenove; 1971 Roster of the Cincinnati; Virginia Municipal Review; and Annual Report, 1958, of Charlottesville Woolen Mills.

Miscellaneous Interests 1928-1954, n.d.
Box-folder: 4:22-28
Series 6:Miscellaneous Interests
  • Box-folder 4:22
    Biographical Information on Claudius Crozet.
    2 items.
  • Box-folder 4:23
    Chief Justice John Marshall's watch.
    36 items.
  • Box-folder 4:24-27
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Breckinridge Chapter. 1928-1954, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:24
      Application Forms.
      28 items.

      Items are arranged alphabetically.

    • Box-folder 4:25
      Correspondence, 1928-1954, n.d.
      6 items.
    • Box-folder 4:26
      Business Papers, 1928-1954, n.d.
      50 items.
    • Box-folder 4:27
      Miscellaneous materials, including a brief history of the chapter, program schedules, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets.
      30 items.
  • Box-folder 4:28
    Miscellaneous materials.
    22 items.

    These materials include the American Foundation for the Blind, an address delivered to the graduating class at Staunton Military Academy by Jay Johns [?], receipts, poems, a print, and lists of names.

Ash Lawn, 1930-1974, n.d.
Box-folder: 5:1-11
Series 7: Ash Lawn

For additional material relating to this series see Series 10: Oversized Material located at the end of the collection.

  • Box-folder 5:1-7
    Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1930-1974, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5:1
      Correspondence, 1930-1974.
      72 items.
    • Box-folder 5:2
      Correspondence concerning the Buildings and Grounds.
      30 items.
    • Box-folder 5:3
      Correspondence concerning the Buildings and Grounds.
      26 items.

      Items, including photographs and printed material, deal primarily with the Statue of James Monroe.

    • Box-folder 5:4
      Correspondence concerning Employment.
      27 items.
    • Box-folder 5:5
      Correspondence concerning Furniture, including photographs.
      64 items.
    • Box-folder 5:6
      Correspondence concerning the History of Ash Lawn.
      42 items.
    • Box-folder 5:7
      Correspondence concerning L. G. Hoss and the rental of Monroe items.
      94 items.
  • Box-folder 5:8
    Subseries 2: Business Papers.
    69 items.
  • Box-folder 5:9
    Subseries 3: Photographs.
    45 items.
  • Box-folder 5:10
    Subseries 4: Printed Material.
    46 items.
  • Box-folder 5:11
    Subseries 5: Miscellaneous Material.
    10 items.
  • Box-folder 5:12-18
    Subseries 6: James Monroe Material. James Monroe Material.
    10 items.
    • Box-folder 5:12-16
      Subseries 1: Correspondence.
      • Box-folder 5:12
        Correspondence concerning the birthplace of James Monroe.
        14 items.
      • Box-folder 5:13
        Correspondence concerning the bust of James Monroe.
        24 items.
      • Box-folder 5:14
        Correspondence concerning celebrations in honor of James Monroe.
        4 items.
      • Box-folder 5:15
        Correspondence with dealers, collectors, etc.
        131 items.
      • Box-folder 5:16
        Correspondence concerning the family bible of James Monroe.
        11 items.
    • Box-folder 5:17
      Subseries 2: Miscellaneous Material.
      22 items.
    • Box-folder 5:18
      Subseries 3: Printed Material.
      36 items.
Manuscript Collection,
Box-folder: 6:1-7
Series 8: Manuscript Collection

For additional material relating to this series see Series 10: Oversized Material located at the end of the collection.

  • Box-folder 6:1-5
    Subseries 1: Manuscripts, 1789-1891, n.d.

    This subseries is arranged alphabetically by persons last name.

    • Box-folder 6:1
      Brooks, Phillips, 2 October 1891.
      1 item. 1 page.ads.

      Phillips Brooks, Boston, [Massachusetts], to " Gen[era]l Secretary," n.p. Agrees to deliver an address at the opening service of the Church Congress.

    • Box-folder 6:2
      Custis, George Washington Parke, 1854, n.d.
      4 items.
      • Box-folder 6:2
        George Washington Parke Custis, Arlington House, [Virginia], to Benson J. Lossing, Poughkeepsie, New York, 19 June 1854.
        3 pages.ads. Including Xcy. 4 pages.

        Is recovering slowly, but still depressed; has begun painting as much as possible; tells of his "Surrender of York Town" as still hanging in the Rotunda of the Capitol, and being well received; the horses were particularly noted; describes his newest project, including "Trenton," and his use of original profiles by Sharpless [?] in drawing "the Chief" [George Washington]; comments on an article published in the Home Journal concerning mysterious truths connected with General Washington; is pleased at being considered for designing the tomb of [General Washington ?]; gives facts about the President's March, "Hail Columbia."

      • Box-folder 6:2
        Description of Arlington Spring by [George Washington Parke Custis], n.d.
        1 page.Ams. Including XCy. 1 page.
    • Box-folder 6:3
      Gallatin, Albert, 1789-1846, n.d.
      25 items.
      • Box-folder 6:3
        Albert Gallatin, Springhill, to Ephraim Douglas, Uniontown, 18 November 1789.
        3 pages.ads. Including XCy. 2 pages.

        Discussion of possible legal action to be taken against Daniel Weibel, a carpenter living on Gallatin's plantation, who owes a sum of £30-40 to him.

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Check for $160.00 made payable to William and John Wister, 18 December 1800.
        1 page.XCy of ADS.

        Signed by Albert Gallatin.

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Receipt for $100.00 from Albin Mellier for furniture from Gallatin's home on Friendship Hill, Fayette C[ourt] H[ouse], Pennsylvania, 2 July 1832.
        1 page.ADS. Including XCy. 1 page.

        Signed by Albert Gallatin.

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Albert Gallatin, New York, [New York], to A[lbin] Mellier, Rockland near Baltimore, Maryland, 1 July 1832.
        1 page.ads. In French. Including XCy and translation. 2 pages.

        Financial transactions discussed, including mention of the Bank of the United States; matters concerned with Friendship Hill.

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Albert Gallatin, Astoria, to [John Russell] Bartlett, Astor house, [New York, New York], 10 September 1846.
        1 page.ads. Including XCy. 1 page.

        Health has improved, but change in weather is adversely affecting him; returns Dr.[] Dickinson's specimens; wishes he could personally become acquainted with him [Dr. Dickinson].

      • Box-folder 6:3
        Miscellaneous related material, n.d.

        These items include a souvenir booklet about Friendship Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; map showing Gallatin property; and correspondence between Jay Johns and others concerning the possible purchase of Friendship Hill.

    • Box-folder 6:4
      Hill, D. H., 13 October 1868.
      1 item. 1 page.ads.

      D. H. Hill, Office of "The Land We Love," Charlotte, North Carolina, to Henry R. Howeland, n.p. Reports that [?] Johnston is in Europe, but that W[illia]m Johnstonin Baltimore, [Maryland], should be able to supply the requested information.

    • Box-folder 6:5
      Lee, William, 5 December 1817.
      1 item. 2 pages.ads.

      W[illia]m Lee, Treasury Department, Washington, [D.C.], to Col. [?] Symmes, Collector, Alexandria [Washington], D.C. Report of three cases of furniture (parts of curtains, footstools, fire screens) belonging in the President's house, having arrived from Havre on board the ship Atlas.

  • Box-folder 6:6
    Subseries 2: Xeroxed copies of autographed/signed Includes letters, 1778-1889, n.d.
    16 items.

    This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondents last name.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Adams, Louisa Catherine, 26 November 1820.
      2 pages.XCy of ads. Including XCy of a portrait. 1 page.

      L[ouisa] C[atherine] A[dams], Washington, [D.C.], to [?]. Expresses "mortification" at the refusal of a friend, Eliza [Monroe?]to visit her because of the unfinished state of her home.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Andrews, C. W., 10 December [18?]51[?].
      1 page.XCy of ads.

      C. W. Andrews, Shep[?], to [?]. Information given about the construction of a symbol representing the 13 states, to be built with wood.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Beauregard, G. T., 23 May 1873.
      1 page.Typescript.

      G. T. Beauregard, New Orleans, [Louisiana], to W[illia]m B[ur?]well, Sec[retar]y and Treas[uerer] [of the] Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans, [Louisiana]. In regards to a circular sent from the Savannah, [Georgia], Chamber of Commerce relative to a proposed canal through the southern states, connecting the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Burwell, Thomas N., 12 June 1810.
      2 pages.XCy of ads.

      Tho[ma]s N. Burwell, Fincastle, [Botetourt County, Virginia], to [?]. Mainly business letter discussing the transportation and accounting of a crop of hemp; his sister had a baby girl, and is fine.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Cabell, Mayo, 6 March 1845.
      1 page.XCy of ads.

      Mayo Cabell, Union Hill, to Nathaniel Burwell, n.p. Business letter informing him that the amount of $150.00 due for his horse has been credited to his account at the Farmer's Bank.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Early, Jubal A., 29 September 1874.
      4 pages.XCy of ads.

      J[ubal] A. Early, Lynchburg, [Virginia], to Gen[era]l A. R. Lawton, Savannah, Georgia. Questions figures given by [Joseph E.] Johnstonin his recent book about the Civil War concerning the Battle of Richmond in 1862.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Fitzhugh, William, 16 December 1778.
      1 page.XCy of DS.

      Receipt signed by William Fitzhugh for money received from the Treasurer [of the Continental Congress?] as allowance for the October Session [in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania].

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Kemper, James L., 1874-1889.
      2 items.
      • Box-folder 6:6
        J[ames] L. Kemper, Richmond, [Virginia], to Colonel John S. Mosby, n.p., 2 July 1874.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Sends all of their correspondence for the past year that he could find.

      • Box-folder 6:6
        James L. Kemper, near Orange C[ourt] H[ouse], Orange County, Virginia, to General Henry M. Cist, n.p., 24 May 1889.
        1 page.XCy of ads.

        Would like to have a copy of the reprint of General Boynton's Includes letters concerning the Battles of Chattanooga and Chickamanga; tells of the death of General Robert Emmet Rodes of the Army of Northern Virginia, 19 September 1864.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Meade, W., n.d.
      3 pages.XCy of ads.

      W. Meade, Millwood, to Nathaniel Burwell, Baltimore, Maryland Gives instructions for him to follow upon his [Burwell] arrival in Washington, [D.C.] involving Bishop Lee and Dr. Butler; family news.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Pope, John, 23 September 1864.
      1 page.Typescript. Including ads.

      Jo[h]n Pope, Head-Quarters, Department of the Northwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Maj. Gen[era]l P. H. Sheridan, U.S.A., n.p. Congratulations upon Sheridan's recent victory [at Opequon?]. Including ads., 4 August 1965, from Edward T. Downer, Cleveland, Ohio, to Jay [Johns], n.p., commenting on the Pope item.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Smead, A., 15 August 1862.
      1 page.XCy of ads.

      A. Smead, A[ssistant] I[nspector] G[eneral], H[ea]d Q[ua]r[ter]s, V.D. to Maj. Gen[era]l Ewell, [?] Division. Relays message from Gen[era]l [Thomas Jonathan] Jacksonto have cavalry remain where it is.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Trimble, I. R., n.d.
      1 page.Typescript.

      I. R. Trimble, Manassas, [Virginia], to Gen[era]l[?], n.p. Reports the capture of Manassas, and his loss of men.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Tunstall, Samuel William, 25 December 1847.
      3 pages.XCy of ads.

      S[amuel] W[illia]m Tunstall[?], n.p. to Nathaniel Burwell, Western Asylum, Staunton, Virginia. Tells of dinner at a neighbor's home, and of Mr. and Mr. Gilmer also being guests; suggests that he not return home yet.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Washington, George, 5 August 1798.
      1 page.XCy of ads.

      G[eorge] Washington, Mount Vernon, [Virginia], to Ja[me]s Marshall, n.p. Is in need of a horse, and asks him to be on the look-out for one that will fit his requirements.

    • Box-folder 6:6
      Woodward, L. M., 27 October 1859.
      3 pages.XCy of ads.

      L. M. Woodward, Western Lunatic Asylum, [Staunton, Virginia], to Na[thaniel Burwell], n.p. Mention of the "Harpers Ferry tragedy"; W[illia]m Bayloris on a "bridal tour" at Niagara Falls; Dr. Echelberger and Sue Baylor were married in the Lutheran Church; also, Mr. Funkhouser and Miss Scott were married, and both couples are also visiting Niagara Falls; comments that "even old Bachellors Would like to get married"; gives news of death of servant Sally.

  • Box-folder 6:7
    Subseries 3: Miscellaneous.
    2 items.
Manuscript Volumes, and Miscellany, 1919-1973, n.d.
Box: 7-9
15 items.
Series 9: Manuscript Volumes and Miscellany.

Contains manuscript volumes, scrapbooks, journals and awards.

  • Box-folder 7:1
    Daily Journal of Jay W. Johns, 1919.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 7:2
    Memorandum books and calendar, 1938-1945, 1968.
    5 items.
  • Box-folder 7:3
    Distinguished Service Award of Jay Johns, given by the Civil War Round Table, 1 May 1971.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 7:4
    Resolution that Jay W. Johns be elected as an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of VEPCO, 17 December 1971.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 7:5
    Certificate of membership in the President's Council conferred on Jay W. Johns "in recognition of his able counsel, advocacy, and financial support of the College of William and Mary in Virginia," 1973.
    1 item.
  • Box 8
    Stock Certificate book of the Atlas Fuel Company.
    1 item.
  • Box 8
    Scrapbook containing items relating to the James Monroe Bust Unveiling Ceremony and Ash Lawn.
    1 item.
  • Box 8
    Scrapbook containing items relating to James Monroe.
    1 item.
  • Box 8
    Engraving plate of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial depicting an equestrian statue of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.
    1 item.
  • Box 9
    Scrapbook containing items relating to James Monroe.
    1 item.
  • Box 9
    Scrapbook containing items relating to Ash Lawn.
    1 item.
Oversized Items, 1792-1979, n.d.
Box-folder: Oversize:1-8
Series 10: Oversized Items
  • Box-folder Oversize:1
    Subseries 1: Personal Papers: Diplomas and certificates, 1899-1935.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    13 items.

    This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

    • Box-folder Oversize:1
      Diplomas and Certificates of Jay Winston Johns, 1934-1956.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      5 items.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Commonwealth of Virginia - 29th, 1934.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Annual convention of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, 1935.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Annual Convention of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association (Delegate representative, Virginia), 1935.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        National Conference on State Park, 1935.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        House Resolution No. 43, 1956.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
    • Box-folder Oversize:1
      Diplomas and Certificates of Helen Elizabeth Lambert, 1899.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      1 item.

      Saint Joseph Academy.

    • Box-folder Oversize:1
      Diplomas and Certificates of John Lambert Molyneaux, 1922-1926.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      2 items.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        St. James School 8th Grade, 1922.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Bridgeville High School 1926.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
    • Box-folder Oversize:1
      Diplomas and Certificates of Therese Denise Molyneaux, 1916-1929.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      5 items.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Seton Hill School Grammar School, 1916.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Saint Joseph Academy High School, 1920.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        B.A. Seton Hill College, 1924.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        Diplome de Francais University De Dijon, 1926.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
      • Box-folder Oversize:1
        M.A. Columbia University, 1929.
        Physical Location: Oversize.
        1 item.
  • Box-folder Oversize:2
    Subseries 2: Lee-Jackson, Inc.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    7 items.

    Pst of U.S. Military Academy diploma of Thomas Jonathan Jackson; Pst of Sketch and site of the Battle of Port Republic, Virginia; Blueprint of Jackson Homestead; Jackson's Mill, West Virginia; Miscellaneous Virginians.

  • Box-folder Oversize:3-5
    Subseries 3: Ash Lawn, 1822-1979.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    24 items.
    • Box-folder Oversize:3
      Photographs, 1822, n.d.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      6 items.Photographs.

      Photographs include the following:
      Slave quarters at Ash Lawn
      Views of the house
      Tricia Nixon and Jay Johns at Ash Lawn
      Print for a magazine article on Ash Lawn

    • Box-folder Oversize:3
      Newspaper, Pennsylvania Intelligencer,30 August 1822.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      1 item.
    • Box-folder Oversize:3
      Plat of Ash Lawn, n.d.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      1 item.
    • Box-folder Oversize:3
      Drawings for Carriage House.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
    • Box-folder Oversize:4
      Blueline drawings of Ash Lawn by student of K. Edward Lay, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Fall semester, 1979.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      9 items.Copyrighted.
    • Box-folder Oversize:5
      Set of plans for replica of Oak Hill at Ash Lawn by Edward Campbell, 1933.
      Physical Location: Oversize.
      6 items.
  • Box-folder Oversize:6
    Subseries 4: Manuscript Collection, 14 August 1792.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    1 item.Pst of DS.

    Land patent signed by Henry Lee, Governor of Virginia.

  • Box-folder Oversize:7
    Photograph of Mary Custis Lee.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    1 items.Photograph.
  • Box-folder Oversize:8
    Reproduction from a photograph from the life of "Stonewall" [Thomas Jonathan] Jacksonwith a manuscript fragment attached bearing his signature, 1864.
    Physical Location: Oversize.
    1 item.

    Printed at bottom: "Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1864 by C. B. Richardson in the clerks office of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York."

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Albert Gallatin,
  • Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney) Harrison,
  • Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893.
  • Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966.
  • Carter Glass,
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857.
  • Daniel Harvey Hill,
  • Francis Lightfoot Lee,
  • Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.
  • George C. (George Catlett) Marshall,
  • George Washington Parke Custis ,
  • Glass, Carter, 1858- 1946.
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