Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (I) 1790-1965 Hope, James Barron, 1835-1907 Mss. 65 H77

Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (I) 1790-1965

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Collection Number Mss. 65 H77


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Repository
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Collection number
Mss. 65 H77
Title
James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965.
Extent
933 items.
Creators
Jubal Anderson Early, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Hugh Blair Grigsby, James Barron Hope, Fitzhugh Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Thomas Nelson Page, John Tyler, Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop.
Language
English
Abstract
Letters, manuscript poems, editorials, stories, a play, and sketches of James Barron Hope and correspondence of Hope with his mother, Mrs. Jane A. Hope, with his daughters, Mrs. Janey B. Marr and Nanny Hope, and with Caroline Campbell, his cousin, Samuel Barron, and others. 1835-1907.

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

James Barron Hope Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 933 items, 1945-1961.


Biographical/Historical Information

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Janey Barron Marr) and Nanny Hope. Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, chiefly 1847-1887, of James Barron Hope. Correspondence includes letters to his mother Jane A. Barron Hope while on a naval cruise to the Caribbean and letters to his wife, Annie Beverley Whiting Hope written during the Civil War. There are letters between Jane A. Barron Hope and her friend, Caroline Matilda Campbell. Prominent correspondents in the collection include Jubal A. Early, Benjamin S. Ewell, Hugh Blair Grigsby, Fitzhugh Lee, W. H. F. Lee, Thomas Nelson Page, John Tyler and Robert Charles Winthrop.

The collection also includes editorials, atories, a play, manuscript poems of Hope including his address at the Yorktown Centennial, as well as articles and letters concerning his death and his involvement in dueling.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized into 9 series; Series 1 contains the papers of James Barron Hope; Series 2 contains certificates and scrapbooks; Series 3 contains Literary and artistic works of James Barron Hope; Series 4 contains newspaper and periodical articles written by or concerning James Barron Hope; Series 5 contains compositions and other literary materials; Series 6 contains items collected by Ann W. Marr, the granddaughter of James Barron Hope; Series 7 contains items collected by Janey Hope Marr, the daughter of James Barron Hope; Series 8 contains miscellaneous items; and Series 9 contains various issues of newspapers.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by date within each series. The series are arranged according the various dates which the materials were acquisitioned or added to the collection.

Related Material

There are three collections within the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary that relate to this Collection. They include the James Barron Hope Paper (II), the Samuel Barron Papers and the James Barron Papers.

The James Barron Hope Papers (II), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; including correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), soldier, author (poet, orator, and novelist), and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia.
James Barron Hope Papers (II), 829-1887.195 items.Collection number: Mss. 93 H77

The Samuel Barron Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include papers and correspondence of three generations of Samuel Barrons, all of whom were involved in naval affairs.
Samuel Barron Papers, 1793-1942.538 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B29

The James Barron Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include correspondence and papers of Commodore James Barron relating to his career in the United States Navy, and especially relating to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair in 1807 and to his duel with Stephen Decatur.
James Barron Papers, 1776-1899.2,759 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B27


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894.
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894.
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881.
  • Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905.
  • Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1837-1891.
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853- 1922.
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862.
  • Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894.
  • Subjects:

  • American poetry--19th century.
  • Dueling-- Virginia.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Occupations:

  • Poets, American--19th century-- Correspondence.

Additional Related and Bibliographic Material

Bibliography

The following articles can be found in the magazine the Virginia Cavalcade, Swem Library Stacks, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F221. V8

Simms, Lyman Moody."James Barron Hope, Virginia's Laureate."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 19, No. 3 (1970), pages 22-29 Wermuth, Paul Charles."An Ode to Reconciliation."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 7, No. 2 (1957), pages 14- 17.

Bibliography

The following articles can be found in the magazine the Virginia Cavalcade, Swem Library Stacks, College of William and Mary. Call Number: F221. V8

Simms, Lyman Moody."James Barron Hope, Virginia's Laureate."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 19, No. 3 (1970), pages 22-29 Wermuth, Paul Charles."An Ode to Reconciliation."In Virginia Cavalcade.Vol. 7, No. 2 (1957), pages 14- 17.

Components List

Papers of James Barron Hope, 1835-1963, n.d.
Box: 1-2
Series 1: Papers of James Barron Hope,
  • Box-folder 1:1-125
    Box 1, 1835-1963, n.d.

    Box 1 consists the letters of James Barron Hope to his mother, Mrs. Jane A. Hope, while on a U.S. Cruiser in the Caribbean and of his mother to her friend, Miss Caroline H. Campbell, 1852-1858, as well as Hope's letters to Annie B. Whiting before his marriage to her and their correspondence during the Civil War, 1855-1865. An invitation from the Virginia General Assembly requesting that Hope read his poem there, 1858, and a Master of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary, 1866, are also included.

    • Box-folder 1:1
      Notes written by Anne W. Marr, Norfolk, concerning the letters of James Barron Hope, March 1963.
      2 pages.TDr.
    • Box-folder 1:2
      Genealogical Chart of the James Barron Hope Papers, prepared by Sydney A. Temple, Jr., February 1965.
    • Box-folder 1:3
      A brief biography of James Barron Hope, unsigned, n.d.

      Apparently intended to accompany the poem "Leoni Di Monota."

    • Box-folder 1:4
      Notes regarding letters of Mrs. Jane A. Hope, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:5
      Notes, endorsed: "Notes made by Janey Hope-Marr in the later years of her life," n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:6
      "James Barron Hope by Janey Barron Hope Marr," n.d.
      5 pages.ADr. C.

      Cover endorsement: "Copy of Sketch of Jas. Barron Hope sent to Judge French."

    • Box-folder 1:7
      J[ane Barron] Hope,Norfolk, to her father [Commodore James Barron], 3 January 1835.

      Letter sent on his birthday Letter concerns new home. Endorsement: "From my Father's mother, who was Miss Jane Barron: Buried in Warrenton, North Carolina" [by Janey Hope Marr].

    • Box-folder 1:8
      H. A. Steinbeck, Surgn. USA, Fort Monroe, Virginia, to Mr. James Barron Hope, Hampton, Virginia, 29 August 1849.

      Congratulations on recovery of a wound and a bill for services. Endorsement: "Hope-Jones duel." (see brief biographical note.)

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Charles, Count de Miollis, "Ashwood Hall," near Columbia, Tennessee to [?], 7 August 1850.

      Letter concerns events in his life in last seven years, including service as teacher in the family of Bishop Otey. Endorsement: "Who taught James Barron Hope french."

    • Box-folder 1:10
      James [Barron Hope],Ship "Penn," to "Mother" [Mrs. Jane Hope], 13 March 1851.

      Letter concerns visit with his father and service on the ship.

    • Box-folder 1:11
      Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Miss Campbell, [Washington City]; 21 October 1851.

      Sorrow for "the Absent One."

    • Box-folder 1:12
      James [Barron Hope],U.S. Ship "Cyane," Home Squadron, off Pensacola Navy Yard, to "Mother," 11 December 1851.
    • Box-folder 1:13
      James [Barron Hope],U.S. Ship "Cyane," Chagries, Centl. Amer.,to "Mother," 15 February 1852.
      20 pages.ads.

      Detailed description of the places he has visited in the Caribbean Sea.

    • Box-folder 1:14
      James [Barron Hope],U.S.S. "Cyane," St. lago de Cuba, to his mother, Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, 25 March 1852.

      Description of Cuba; his 23rd birthday; expressions of great affection for his mother; enclosing a poem (now lost.)

    • Box-folder 1:15
      [James Barron Hope], U.S.S. "Cyane," at Sea, to his mother Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, 14 April 1852.
      12 pages.ads. C.

      Description of Trinidad, St. Domingo and Caribbean cruise.

    • Box-folder 1:16
      J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Miss Caroline H. Campbell, Washington City, D.C., 8 May 1852.

      Letter concerns her son [James Barron Hope] at Pensacola; of her lamented father (Comm. James Barron) and the circumstances surrounding his Court Martial; of her mother.

    • Box-folder 1:17
      James [Barron Hope],U.S. Ship "Cyane," Home Squadron, off Pensacola Navy Yard, to Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, 14 May 1852.

      Letter concerns his affection for his mother; of the Roman Catholic faith.

    • Box-folder 1:18
      James Barron Hope, U.S. Ship "Cyane," to Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, 6 June 1852.

      Letter concerns his impending departure for home.

    • Box-folder 1:19
      J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],17 July 1852.

      James [Barron Hope]has returned to Norfolk on the ship "Cyane"; he graduated in Law at William and Mary at the age of eighteen.

    • Box-folder 1:20
      Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Miss Caroline H. Campbell, Washington City, D.C., 16 September 1852.

      Letter concerns her discontent with Capt. Pain's navigation of the Ship "Cyane"; James [Barron Hope]is planning to enter the practice of law.

    • Box-folder 1:21
      Jane A. H[ope],Hampton, to Caroline H. Campbell, Baltimore, Maryland, 2 February 1853.

      James [Barron Hope],while ill, has employed himself in writing; pertaining to her visit Virginia; wife of Capt. Pendergast.

    • Box-folder 1:22
      Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],19 April 1853.

      James [Barron Hope]is away in York.

    • Box-folder 1:23
      Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],20 October 1853.

      "James often employs himself in his writing."

    • Box-folder 1:24
      J[ane] A. Hopeand J[ames] B[arron] Hope,Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],30 December 1853.

      Letter concerns "the Massard Mss." which were sent with books and paintings as a Christmas gift.

    • Box-folder 1:25
      J[ames] Barron Hopeto Miss Annie, 23 March 1855.

      Enclosed poem (now lost) on his 26th birthday.

    • Box-folder 1:26
      James [Barron Hope],[Richmond], to "Mother" (Date and place in an endorsement), [27 October 1855].

      Letter concerns his activities after his arrival there.

    • Box-folder 1:27
      Carry [Caroline H. Campbell], Baltimore, to "Brother Jeemes" [James Barron Hope], 26 June 1856.

      Hope's Mss. have been sent to the Publisher, Mr. Lucas, after being rearranged and edited by Caroline; mentions many of the poems by name, including those addressed to Miss Annie.

    • Box-folder 1:28
      "Hampton, Monday", 1 September 1856.

      Endorsement: "Picture of Mrs. Jane Hope, her son, and Miss Campbell, it is supposed."

    • Box-folder 1:29
      Annie [B. Whiting],Shell Banks, [Elizabeth City County, Virginia], to Miss Carrie, 2 October 1856.
    • Box-folder 1:30
      James [Barron Hope]to Miss Caroline H. Campbell, Baltimore, 4 January 1857.

      Letter concerns paintings.

    • Box-folder 1:31
      James [Barron Hope]to "Sister Carry" [Caroline H. Campbell], 9 January 1857.

      Letter concerns Annie, and his book which appears to be well received in Norfolk.

    • Box-folder 1:32
      "Jeemes" [James Barron Hope] to "Sister Carry" [Caroline H. Campbell], 14 January 1857.

      Letter discusses her care for Annie and her review of his works.

    • Box-folder 1:33
      James [Barron Hope]to Carry [Caroline H. Campbell], 31 January 1857.

      Letter concerns his departure for Richmond.

    • Box-folder 1:34
      James [Barron Hope]to Carry [Caroline H. Campbell], 27 February 1857.

      Letter discusses his mother's health; and his employment at the County Court.

    • Box-folder 1:35
      J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],6 March 1857.

      Letter concerns her sisters in Washington.

    • Box-folder 1:36
      [Jane A. Hope], Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],16 March 1857.

      Letter concerns Caroline's expected marriage.

    • Box-folder 1:37
      [Annie Whiting], Hampton, to Carrie [Campbell],26 March 1857.

      Letter discusses her trip by steamer, being met at Old Point by Mr. [James Barron] Hope.

    • Box-folder 1:38
      J[ane] A. H[ope],Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],1 April 1857.

      Letter discusses the visit of the "Merrimac" and Capt. Pendergast's description of a trip to England and the Continent.

    • Box-folder 1:39
      James [Barron Hope],Hampton, Virginia, to "Sister Carry" [Caroline H. Campbell], 2 April 1857.

      Letter concerns meeting with Annie; enclosure of a poem for review.

    • Box-folder 1:40
      P. R. Fendall, Washington, to John R. Thompson, Richmond, Virginia, 3 April 1857.

      Letter concerns the celebration of the settlement of Jamestown, at which Mr. [James Barron] Hopeis expected to read a poem.

    • Box-folder 1:41
      J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Caroline H. Campbell, 4 May 1857.

      Letter concerns family matters.

    • Box-folder 1:42
      James [Barron Hope]to Carry [Caroline H. Campbell], [4 June l857].

      Letter concerns her review of "Leoni"; his marriage on the 10th at "Elmwood," despite the opposition of Mr. Whiting.

    • Box-folder 1:43
      J. P. R. James, British Consulate, Richmond, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, 2 July 1857.

      Acknowledges receipt of a volume of Hope's poems.

    • Box-folder 1:44
      Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Caroline M. Campbell, Baltimore, Maryland, 1 August 1857.

      Letter discusses the marriage of James Barron Hope to Annie Whiting.

    • Box-folder 1:45
      James [Barron Hope]to "Sister Carry" [Caroline H. Campbell], [September 1857].

      Three months after his marriage. Letter concerns a play that he has written.

    • Box-folder 1:46
      [Mrs.] J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],16 October 1857.

      Letter discusses family affairs.

    • Box-folder 1:47
      J[ane] A. Hope,Hampton, to Caroline H. Campbell, 3 June 1858.

      Letter concerns her relatives on ships, from European waters to China.

    • Box-folder 1:48
      [Mrs.] Annie [Hope],Hampton, to Carrie [Campbell],22 June 1858.

      Letter concerns her work with her husband, James Barron Hope, in his writing.

    • Box-folder 1:49
      J[ane] A. Hopeto Caroline [Campbell],n.d.

      Condolences on a death in the family.

    • Box-folder 1:50
      Members of the General Assembly, Richmond, to James Barron Hope, 23 February 1858.

      Request signed by 84 members of the General Assembly and 5 Richmond citizens that he recite again as they failed to hear delivered.

    • Box-folder 1:51
      [Mrs.] Annie [Hope]to Carrie [Campbell],31 January 1859.

      Letter discusses the expectation of their first child, and talks of her reading and other activities as a young housewife.

    • Box-folder 1:52
      James Barron Hope to Sister Carry [Caroline H. Campbell], 4 May 1859.

      Letter concerns her letter to his mother.

    • Box-folder 1:53
      Jane A. Hope, Hampton, to Caroline [Campbell],[31 December 1859].

      Greetings and good wishes for the New Year.

    • Box-folder 1:54
      James [Barron Hope],Weldon, North Carolina, to his wife Annie and his mother, soon after leaving home, 4 June 1861.
    • Box-folder 1:55
      James [Barron Hope],Richmond, to his wife Annie Barron Hope, Warrenton, [North Carolina], and his children Annie and Jane, 6 June 1861.

      Quartered in the Poor House in Richmond.

    • Box-folder 1:56
      James [Barron Hope]to his mother, 7 June 1861.

      Everyone in good spirits in the Capital [Richmond]; 20,000 men in the army in Virginia and is daily increasing; 8,000 in the York region.

    • Box-folder 1:57
      James [Barron Hope]to his mother, 11 June 1861.

      Letter concerns the battle at Bethel where "the Hamptonians behaved with distinguished gallantry."

    • Box-folder 1:58
      [James Barron Hope], Cirtis Peek [?], Jas. Run, to his wife, 12 June 1861.

      A large force has been sent to York; he is engaged in getting men for Barron's battery; going to Williamsburg.

    • Box-folder 1:59
      James [Barron Hope],Richmond, to his mother, wife, and babies, [June 1861].

      Letter concerns recruiting in Williamsburg.

    • Box-folder 1:60
      James [Barron Hope],"Goshen," Glo'ster, Virginia, to his wife Annie, 13 June 1861.

      Letter discusses the Yankee's loss of 525 at Bethel to Confederate. 1 killed and 7 wounded; Magruder commanded, Col. Hill praised for "cool valor"; flight of a Zouave Regiment.

    • Box-folder 1:61
      Mary A. Taylor, Williamsburg, to Mrs. Hope, 18 June 1861.

      Letter concerns Hope's Hotel and the quiet situation in Williamsburg.

    • Box-folder 1:62
      James [Barron Hope],Half Way House, York County, to his wife, 18 June 1861.

      On way to Williamsburg; faith and moral strength.

    • Box-folder 1:63
      James [Barron Hope]to Mrs. James Barron Hope, care of J. Wilcox, Warrenton, North Carolina, [20 June 1861].

      Force retired from Bethel to the defenses of Yorktown; alarms in Williamsburg.

    • Box-folder 1:64
      Mrs. Jane A. Hope, Warrenton, [North Carolina], to her son James [Barron Hope],and his wife Annie to her husband [James Barron Hope], 20 June 1861.

      Letter discusses life in their retreat, including "a great annoyance...Julia is not in a condition to nurse the children much longer...."

    • Box-folder 1:65
      James Barron Hope, Williamsburg, to his wife Annie, 24 June 1861.

      Enclosed letters to Jane, Nan and to Sam [Barron]on same sheet.

    • Box-folder 1:66
      Maria [?] at Yancy's to [Henry] Clay [Whiting],10 July 1861.

      Letter concerns the Yankees in town; reference to letter sent to Annie Hope. Endorsement on cover, address to Mrs. James Barron Hope, Warrenton, North Carolina.

    • Box-folder 1:67
      James [Barron Hope],Commandant's Office, Navy Yard, to his wife, 16 July 1861.

      Letter concerns Capt. Barron and Mrs. Barron.

    • Box-folder 1:68
      H. Clay Whiting, Williamsburg, Virginia, to [James Barron] Hope,18 July 1861.

      Application for paymaster's position, until then he is in the Wythe rifles; parents behind the Federal lines who have been forced to take oath of loyalty.

    • Box-folder 1:69
      James [Barron Hope],Commandant's Office, Navy Yard, Gosport, to his wife Annie, 20 July 1861.

      Letter concerns the confidence there, after victory at Manassas.

    • Box-folder 1:70
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his mother, [July 1861].

      Mention of Comm. Samuel Barron and Capt. Samuel Barron.

    • Box-folder 1:71
      "Papa James" [James Barron Hope] to his wife, [July 1861].

      Mentions General Johnson, "the Manassas man"; Generals Lee and Magruder; his own children Jamie and Anne.

    • Box-folder 1:72
      James [Barron Hope]to Mrs. James Barron Hope, at Mr. Wilcox's, Warrenton, North Carolina, and to his mother and children, 20 July 1861.

      Letter concerns elegance of the life at his grandmother's place [Mrs. James Barron]; his activity in writing for the Confederate cause.

    • Box-folder 1:73
      [James Barron Hope] to his wife Annie, 24 July 1861.

      Letter concerns attacks aimed at Richmond which were defeated at Manassas; the war in Missouri; Mr. Lincoln's troubles; confidence in the ultimate result, "the Nation born at Sumter and baptised with blood at Manassas will be hailed by the great powers of Europe as a member of the family of Empires."

    • Box-folder 1:74
      James [Barron Hope],Commandant's Office, Navy Yard, Gosport, to his mother, 25 July 1861.

      Letter discusses "God-sent overthrow" of Scott at Manassas; "another battle has taken place in our peninsula."

    • Box-folder 1:75
      James [Barron Hope]to his wife Mrs. James Barron Hope, Warrenton, North Carolina, 13 August 1861.

      "There's a box of champagne for you at the Express Office...."

    • Box-folder 1:76
      James [Barron Hope]to his wife, 21 August 1861.

      Letter concerns his poem in the newspaper, family matters; encloses newspaper clipping of Land as a medicine.

    • Box-folder 1:77
      Louisa Whiting, Audley, Westmoreland, to James Barron Hope, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 29 August 1861.

      "...father has lost everything...am perfectly disgusted with yankeesand negroes...." Endorsement: "...in spite of her feelings Aunt has married 'a yankee'...who came wounded to desolated Hampton...." J[ane] H. M[arr].

    • Box-folder 1:78
      "Papa" James [James Barron Hope], Atlantic Hotel Reading Room, to his mother and his wife, 1 September 1861.

      "The news from Hatteras is very sad"; "the capture of Uncle Sam [Comm. Samuel Barron]."

    • Box-folder 1:79
      James [Barron Hope]to his mother, 7 September 1861.

      "...alleviate your anxiety about Uncle Sam [Comm. Samuel Barron]"; defense of his action at Hatteras.

    • Box-folder 1:80
      "A Letter to Ex-President Tyler, Flag Officer Forrest and George Booker, of 'Sherwood,' In Vindication of Flag Officer Samuel Barron, C. S. N.," by Capt. [James Barron] Hope,28 September 1861.
      11 pages.Adr.

      Endorsements and corrections added.

    • Box-folder 1:81
      "Papa" James to his wife, 8 October 1861.

      Letter discusses his return to his post after a visit to his family.

    • Box-folder 1:82
      H. B. Cary, Yorktown, to His Excellency, President John Tyler, Confederate Congress, Richmond, Virginia, 23 December 1861.

      Upon the death of Morrison of the faculty of William and Mary, a recommendation that the place be filled by James Barron Hope, "one of the rising literary men of the state."

    • Box-folder 1:83
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],Richmond, to his wife Annie, 11 January 1862.

      Letter concerns the crowded condition of Richmond where he had been transferred; "no doubt that a great battle is impending."

    • Box-folder 1:84
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],Richmond, to his wife Annie, 18 January 1862.

      "I saw Uncle S[amuel Barron]" who has agreed to be his security [for Quartermaster post]; "the news...is in general, cheering."

    • Box-folder 1:85
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife Annie, 22 January 1862.

      Letter concerns his new position in the Quartermaster office.

    • Box-folder 1:86
      [James Barron Hope] to Annie, 8 May 1862.
      8 pages.ads.

      Letter concerns planned abandonment of Norfolk because "to compete with the North in producing an ironclad Navy is out of the question"; Yorktown will be abandoned but "we grow stronger as we go from the coast." Description of Randolph, Secy of Army, "tall sinewy" and of Mallory, Secy of Navy, "a stupid little man."

    • Box-folder 1:87
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],Commandant's Office, Dockyard, Gosport, to his wife Annie, 8 May 1862.

      "Our troops are moving off so fast that there shall soon be none left there... the worst that can happen is to be taken prisoner...."

    • Box-folder 1:88
      R. Forrest, Chief of Bureau, C. S. Navy Department, Richmond, to J[ames] Barron Hope,Richmond, 24 May 1862.

      Appointment to the position of Recorder for a Naval Court of Inquiry.

    • Box-folder 1:89
      [James Barron Hope], Richmond, to Annie, 31 May 1862.

      "My court still continues...."; confidence in final victory; "today the city of Washington is in one universal shiverfrom Old Abe down...."; plan to cut off Washington and invade the North; Southern army set at 80 to 90,000 men, the Northern 115,000.

    • Box-folder 1:90
      James Barron Hope, C. S. N., Richmond, Virginia, to his wife Annie, 10 June 1862.

      Letter concerns his position as Judge Advocate of Court convened to consider the burning of vessels on Lake Ponchartrain, Louisiana.

    • Box-folder 1:91
      G. M. Hollins, Flag Officer, C. S. N, Richmond, to James Barron Hope, Richmond, 25 June 1862.

      Appointment as Secretary to the Naval Board for the examination of Midshipmen.

    • Box-folder 1:91
      G. M. Hollins to James Barron Hope, 18 July 1862.

      Order to report to Savannah.

    • Box-folder 1:91
      G. M. Hollins to James Barron Hope, 18 July 1862.

      Granted leave of Absence.

    • Box-folder 1:92
      Recommendation of Jas. Barron Hope for the position of Quartermaster signed by J. Lyons, J. P. Holcombe, M. R. H. Garnett, C. F. Collins, 9 October 1862.

      Recommendation included with following letter of 11 October 1862, Box-folder 1:92.

    • Box-folder 1:92
      James Lyons, Ho[use] of Repres[entatives],to Genl. A. C. Myer, 11 October 1862.

      Letter covering above recommendation of 9 October 1862, Box-folder 1:92.

    • Box-folder 1:93
      Drury Lacey, Warrenton, [North Carolina], to John W. Norwood, [Hillsboro, North Carolina], 4 November 1862.

      Introducing James Barron Hope who is in Hillsboro to find a place for his family.

    • Box-folder 1:94
      S[amuel] Barron,Flag Officer [C. S. N.], Richmond, to J[ames] Barron Hope,Warrenton, North Carolina, 7 November 1862.

      Appointment as Secretary to the "Flag Officer" commanding the Naval Forces in the waters of Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1:95
      S. Barron to James [Barron Hope],10 November 1862.

      The Flag of S[amuel] Barronhas been hoisted above the "Patrick Henry."

    • Box-folder 1:96
      Commission of Capt. Jas. Barron Hope as "Assistant Quartermaster's Captain" in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, 18 November 1862.

      Signed G. W. Smith, Secretary of War.

    • Box-folder 1:97
      E. A. Cleveland to J[ames] Barron Hope,Warrenton, North Carolina, 23 November 1862.

      Letter concerns copies of Hope's poems.

    • Box-folder 1:98
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife Annie, 8 January 1863.

      News that Burnside's army is landing on the coast.

    • Box-folder 1:99
      Receipt for bond for Capt. James Barron Hope as Asst. Quartermaster, signed R. G. H. Kean, Chief of Bureau of War, C. S. A., Richmond, Virginia, 16 January 1863.
      2 copies.PADS.
    • Box-folder 1:100
      Assignment of James Barron Hope to duty, signed A. C. Myers, 19 January 1863.
    • Box-folder 1:100
      Request by James Barron Hope for quarters according to his rank and grade, 31 January 1863.
    • Box-folder 1:101
      J. E. Dalney, Pittsylvania C[our]t H[ou]se,to [James Barron Hope], 25 January 1863.

      Letter concerns a place being found for his family; congratulations on position in the Capital. Endorsement to his wife Annie.

    • Box-folder 1:102
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],Richmond, to his wife Annie, 28 January 1863.

      Letter concerns question whether mail has been stopped; family matters.

    • Box-folder 1:103
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife, 8 February 1863.

      Gait died of small pox; family matters.

    • Box-folder 1:104
      Grant of leave of absence for Capt. J[ames] Barron Hope,A. Q. M. by A. C. Myers, 9 March 1863.
    • Box-folder 1:105
      S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, C. S. A. to Capt. James Barron Hope, A. Q. M., Richmond, 27 April 1863.

      Permission to use Navy files.

    • Box-folder 1:106
      Maj. W. W. Peirce to Capt. Saml. R. Chisman,A. Q. M., Greensboro, North Carolina, 25 May 1863.

      Letter concerns purchase of Army supplies.

    • Box-folder 1:107
      Saml. R. Chisman,Greensboro, North Carolina, to [James Barron] Hope,26 May 1863.

      Letter concerns problems of the Quartermaster's Department of the Confederate Army. Letter is continued with the letter below of 11 June 1863, Box-folder 1:107.

    • Box-folder 1:107
      11 June 1863. S[amuel] R. C[hisman]to [James Barron] H[ope]. ads.

      Continuation of the above letter of 26 May 1863, Box-folder 1:107.

    • Box-folder 1:108
      John Tyler, Sherwood Forest, to Jas. Barron Hope,11 July 1863.

      "What an absurd document we have in Lincoln's message--and how...disgusting the proceedings of Congress...."

    • Box-folder 1:109
      W. Gordon McCabe, Charleston, to [James Barron] Hope,21 August 1863.

      Letter concerns the effect of Yankee fire on Fort Sumter; of the fire of "Ironsides," "Monitor," etc.; Charleston will be lost if the second line of James Island is not held.

    • Box-folder 1:110
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife, 8 August 1863.

      " Genl. M[yers]has been superseded by Genl. Lawton, a victim of Mr. Davis personal animosity."

    • Box-folder 1:111
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to Mrs. James Barron Hope, Pine Hall, Stokes County, North Carolina, [10 August 1863].

      While awaiting the new "chief"; bonds, his wife is to handle; impression of new General [Lawton].

    • Box-folder 1:112
      [James Barron Hope] to Annie, 12 August 1863.

      Bond coupons turned up; family matters.

    • Box-folder 1:113
      J[ames] Barron Hopeto Sam[uel] [Barron],13 August 1863.

      Letter concerns fever that is spreading on Mr. A's plantation, where his family is staying-need to move them; Genl. L[awton]is from Georgia, a gentleman of intelligence, successor to Myers; an official letter that is " Very cheerfulabout Charleston."

    • Box-folder 1:114
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife Annie, 23 [August] 1863.
      6 pages.(No. 10). ads.

      Letter concerns strike in the city Post Office, so letters should be sent in a packet by Express; fall of Sumter, betterworks lay behind; "new chief."

    • Box-folder 1:115
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],[Richmond], to his wife, 9 September 1863.

      Letter concerns box from Bermuda with cotton, soap, etc.; cake sent from Richmond to his family. Result in Tennessee very grand, "son they think here"; Rosecranz in a difficult position-- "it will puzzle the Yankees to reinforce him."

    • Box-folder 1:116
      Orders for Capt. James Barron Hope to report to Greensboro, North Carolina, to Maj. Chisman, 10 October 1863.

      Signed by Jno. Withers, Asst. Adjutant General.

    • Box-folder 1:117
      James [Barron Hope]to his mother, n.d. [1863].

      Letter concerns Christian faith.

    • Box-folder 1:118
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope],Richmond, [to his wife], [1863].
      4 pages.Incomplete. ads.

      Letter concerns high prices for clothes; family matters.

    • Box-folder 1:119
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife Annie, [1863].

      Letter concerns a visit to the "Merrimac"; Burnside expedition and other news of battles.

    • Box-folder 1:120
      "Papa" James [Barron Hope]to his wife Annie, [1863].

      Letter concerns slight sickness and his old wound from his duel; the falling back of Southern forces shortens their lines, brings the enemy further from his base; hope that Belgian, French and English fleets will break the blockade of New Orleans.

    • Box-folder 1:121
      [James Barron Hope to his wife], n.d. [1863].

      Mention of Sam [Barron, IV]; "Our army in North Carolina number 65,000 & we expect to beat the enemy whenever they advance, & Comm. Barron (11.1) told methat Mr. Randolph (late Secy [of the Army]) told himthat Genl. Johnson telegraphed that the Murfreesboro fight was a splendid victory, after all."

    • Box-folder 1:122
      Request for leave of absence due to health, by James Barron Hope, endorsed, 16 June 1864.
    • Box-folder 1:123
      Eug. E. McLean, Lt. Col., Richmond, to Capt. J[ames] Barron Hope,Greensboro, North Carolina, 16 June 1864.

      Permission to go on leave on forwarding the Surgeon's Certificate. Reply of 20 July 1864 listed below.

    • Box-folder 1:123
      H. L. Clay, Assistant Adjutant General, grants Capt. J[ames] Barron Hopea sixty day leave, 20 July 1864.

      Permission for leave requested on 16 June 1864, list above.

    • Box-folder 1:124
      Benj. S. Ewell,President, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 9 July 1866.

      Sends a diploma by direction of the Faculty.

    • Box-folder 1:125
      Master of Arts Degree from the College of William and Mary, granted to James Barron Hope, June 1866.

      Signed by E. Taliaferro and Benj. S. Ewell,President.

  • Box-folder 2:1-139
    Box 2, 1872-1907, n.d.

    The activity of Hope after the war is reflected in the correspondence included in Box 2. A duel which was averted only by the arrest of his challenger, 1873, his resignation as Editor of the Norfolk Virginianto start his own paper, The Landmarkand his appearance to read anniversary poems at the Yorktown Centennial are among the events which concern the correspondence. There is also much family correspondence, many letters including humorous sketches, doggerel, and full poems.

    • Box-folder 2:1
      W. H. Taylor, Richmond, to Capt. [James Barron Hope], 24 January 1872.

      Letter concerns a Bill which has passed the Senate, authorizing construction of the Norfolk & Southern Railway through Richmond.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      M. F. Maury, Office of Physical Survey, VMI, Lexington, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 26 January 1872.

      Letter concerns the interest of the French Government in the James River Canal.

    • Box-folder 2:3
      James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, to J. B. Walters, 28 March 1872.

      Letter concerns arrangements for a duel which was to take place near South Mills, North Carolina. Endorsement by J[aney] H[ope] M[arr],1929, states that Walters was arrested in Norfolk before the duel could be fought.

      Enclosures:
      (1) A list of terms of a duel on stationery of the Norfolk Virginian.
      (2) Receipt for the cleaning of a pair of pistols. ACop. E. Encl.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      S[usan] V[irginia] [Barron] Pendergast,Philadelphia, to James [Barron Hope],1 April [1873].

      Letter states that she is dreadfully anxious (probably about the duel which is in the papers; a duel that was never fought).

    • Box-folder 2:5
      W. H. F. Lee,White House, Fish Hail P.O., King William County, Virginia, to Col. J. Barron Hope,15 May 1873.

      Giving information on the size and management of Gen. Washington's farms, 1792.

    • Box-folder 2:6
      Jno. S. Lindsay, Warrenton, Virginia, to Jas. Barron Hope,Virginianoffice, 25 June 1873.

      Appreciation for an ode by Hope read by Judge Smith.

    • Box-folder 2:7
      Clucking [?], Washington, to James Barron Hope, 28 July 1873.

      Letter concerns the annoyance of "Tom Kelly's dog."

    • Box-folder 2:8
      Glennan and Adkisson, Norfolk, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 29 September 1873.

      Regret that Hope has withdrawn as Editor of the Virginian.

    • Box-folder 2:9
      "Presentation Address...on behalf of the Compositors of the Norfolk Virginian on the occassion of the retirement of James Barron Hope," 1 October 1873.
    • Box-folder 2:9a
      W. H. F. Lee,King William County, to James Barron Hope, 24 November 1873.
      2 pages.ads.
    • Box-folder 2:10
      Janey [Hope]to "Papa" [James Barron Hope], 13 August 1874.

      Endorsed by James Barron Hope. Letter concerns French reading and her sister Nannie.

    • Box-folder 2:11
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] at Alleghany Springs, to Janey [Hope],31 August 1874.
      6 pages.ads.

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:11
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] at Alleghany Springs, to "Mama," Janey, and Nan, 4 September 1874.

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:12
      Wm. Mahone, Petersburg, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 3 October 1874.

      Appreciation and regret at his indisposition.

    • Box-folder 2:13
      "Report of Nannie M. Hope for Half-Session," signed by Susan V. Bagnall, 2 July 1875.
    • Box-folder 2:14
      Paul H. Hayne, "Copse Hill," Augusta, Georgia, to [James Barron Hope], 8 July 1875.

      Appreciation for the review of his book in The Landmark.

    • Box-folder 2:15
      J. A. Early,Lynchburg, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,13 September 1875.

      Letter concerns an address Early was to deliver at Liberty.

    • Box-folder 2:16
      Hugh Blair Grigsby, Charlotte C[ourt] H[ouse],Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 14 January 1876.

      "...heartly concur with you in every effort to bring the power of the Federal Executive within proper limits...."

    • Box-folder 2:17
      John W. Johnston, U.S. Senate, Washington, to [James Barron] Hope,24 March 1876.

      Appreciation for "defence of Gen. Ransom against the malicious charge recently directed against him."

    • Box-folder 2:18
      J[ames] B[arron] H[ope]to Miss Jennie Barron Hope, care of Commodore S. Barron ["Malvern"], Loretto P.O., Essex County, Virginia, 18 June 1876.

      Letter discusses family matters and "my Williamsburg speech."

    • Box-folder 2:19
      Hugh Blair Grigsby, "Smithfield," Charlotte County, Virginia, to Miss Janey Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 2 January 1879.
      6 pages.ads.

      Compliments on a story by her which appeared in The Landmark; value of poetry and Bible reading for an author.

    • Box-folder 2:20
      T. H. Stevens, Washington, to [James Barron Hope], 4 January 1879.

      Appreciation for the criticism of his verses.

    • Box-folder 2:21
      Robt. C. Winthrop,Boston, to James Barron Hope, 24 May 1879.

      Appreciation for pamphlets and kind article in The Landmark.

    • Box-folder 2:22
      William F. Barry, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 24 June 1879.

      Letter concerns the pistols used in the Barron-Decatur duel, supposed to be in the possession of Col. Elliott, son of Barron's second in the duel.

    • Box-folder 2:23
      R. E. Withers, Wytheville, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 4 October 1879.

      Letter concerns political affairs in Norfolk and Portsmouth.

    • Box-folder 2:24
      Baker P. Lee, Richmond, to Jas. Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 24 October 1879.

      Compliments on his speech at Yorktown.

    • Box-folder 2:25
      Schele De Vere, University of Virginia, to James Barron Hope, 20 March 1880.

      A discussion of possible changes from French words to make English (American) proper names.

    • Box-folder 2:26
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Office of The Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. James Barron Hope, care of M. Taliaferro, 19 August 1880.

      "...deeply pained I am to leave you...on such a mission as now engaged me....I am obeying a sense of duty ...."

    • Box-folder 2:27
      Request of the Board of Visitors and Governors of the College of William and Mary that James Barron Hope cooperate with the committee for the restoration of the College, in connection with the Yorktown celebration, 27 August 1880.
    • Box-folder 2:28
      Committee on Oration and Poem, Centennial Anniversary of surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Washington, D.C., to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia. Invitation to "pronounce a poem" at the celebration, 16 December 1880.
    • Box-folder 2:29
      Fred W. W. Holliday, Governor's Office, Richmond, Virginia, to Capt. J[ames] Barron Hope,21 January 1881.

      Appointing Hope the poet for Yorktown.

    • Box-folder 2:30
      W. E. Christian, City Engineer's Office, Richmond, Virginia, to [James Barron] Hope,24 January 1881.

      Requesting a letter of recommendation for Col. Jno. M. Brooke for the Presidency of Blacksburg College.

    • Box-folder 2:30a
      Robert C. Winthrop, Brookline, Massachusetts, to James Barron Hope, 20 May 1881.
      4 pages.ads.
    • Box-folder 2:31
      Ro. A. Brock to Capt. James Barron Hope, 2 July 1881.

      Note of appreciation.

    • Box-folder 2:32
      Certificate of the election of Capt. James Barron Hope to the Virginia Historical Society, 2 July 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:33
      Invitation to James Barron Hope to be present at the Yorktown Centennial, 18-21 October 1881, 19 September 1881.
      5 admission cards.ads.

      Invitation to Miss Janie Hope to same.

    • Box-folder 2:34
      Mrs. S. Goode, Bernyville, to Janie [Hope],28 September 1881.

      Offer to chaperone at Yorktown Celebration.

    • Box-folder 2:35
      Printed invitation to the Yorktown Celebration. Printed Yorktown Celebration ribbon, 18 October 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:36
      Invitation to Capt. J. Barron Hopeand Mrs. Hope from Major Gen'l. Hancock, the steamer "St. Johns," 19 October 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:37
      Invitation to the Misses Hope to the same, 19 October 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:38
      Description of the Yorktown Centennial by [Janey Barron Hope], 22 October 1881.
      7 pages.ADr. E.
    • Box-folder 2:39
      Jno. S. Tucker, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 25 October 1881.

      Account of his reactions to the reading of his Yorktown Ode by James Barron Hope; comparing him to Homer.

    • Box-folder 2:40
      Comments made by [Janey Barron Hope] at Norfolk, 25 October 1881.
      7 pages.ADr. E.

      Endorsement by A[nn] W. Marr,her daughter, in January 1961.

    • Box-folder 2:41
      Jno S. Tucker, Secretary, Yorktown Centennial Celebration, Washington, D.C., to Capt. James Barron Hope, 31 October 1881.

      Enclosing a copy of a resolution which is listed below, 25 October 1881, Box-folder 2:41.

    • Box-folder 2:41
      Resolution of thanks for the "very eloquent and appropriate Centennial Poem delivered," signed by John W. Johnston, Chairman, 25 October 1881.

      Enclosed within the above letter, 31 October 1881, Box-folder 2:41.

    • Box-folder 2:42
      J. Stanley Brown, Private Secretary [Executive Mansion], Washington, D.C., to James Barron Hope (Mourning stationery), 29 October 1881.

      Acknowledges, for the President, receipt of letter and "report of the verses."

    • Box-folder 2:43
      Townsend Ward, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to Capt. J. Barron Hope,7 November 1881.

      Request that Hope deliver his Yorktown ode in Philadelphia.

    • Box-folder 2:44
      Robt. C. Winthrop,Brookline, Massachusetts, to Jas. Barron Hope,12 November 1881.

      Appreciation of Yorktown poem and of allusions in it to himself.

    • Box-folder 2:45
      Townsend Ward. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 15 November 1881.

      Enclosing an invitation to deliver his Yorktown ode in Philadelphia.

    • Box-folder 2:46
      "Jeemes" [James Barron Hope], to Commodore S. Barron, Loretto P.O., Essex County, Virginia, 17 November 1881.

      Letter concerns his invitation to recite his "Ode" before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

    • Box-folder 2:47
      Fred. W. M. Holliday, Governor's Office, Richmond, Virginia, to Capt. J. Barron Hope,December 1881.

      Letter concerns his last "Annual Message."

    • Box-folder 2:47
      Fred. W. M. Holliday, Richmond, to Jas. Barron Hope,12 December 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:48
      Invitation to Mr. and Miss Hope from Miss Chew, Chiveden, 12 December [1881].
      6 cards.ads. C.

      Includes one card for admission to the reading of "Yorktown Ode" by Capt. James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:49
      Invitation to the delivery of Capt. James Barron Hope's "Yorktown Ode" at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 14 December 1881.
    • Box-folder 2:50
      30 members of Congress, Washington, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 16 December 1881.

      Request that the "eloquent Centennial Poem at Yorktown" be delivered in Washington.

    • Box-folder 2:51
      Townsend Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Captain Hope. 30 December 1881.

      Notice of election as a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
      Enclosure contained within this letter listed below, Box-Folder 2:51.

    • Box-folder 2:51
      Certificate of election of James Barron Hope to the Society, 30 December 1881.

      Enclosure sent within above letter, Box-Folder 2:51.

    • Box-folder 2:52
      Robt. C. Winthrop,Boston, to J[ames] Barron Hope,7 January 1882.

      Massachusetts Historical Society is too small to bring Hope to Boston to read his Yorktown ode.

    • Box-folder 2:53
      James Barron Hope, the Norfolk Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, [to Col. J. M. Robinson], copied and forwarded by Geo. S. Rogers, 14 February 1882.
      2 pages.ads. E.

      States that he "cannot occupy any negative or doubtful attitude on any of the great questions now engaging public attention in this State."

    • Box-folder 2:54
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], the Norfolk Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, to Janey [Hope],12 July 1882.

      Letter concerns her writing; regards to her sister Nan.

    • Box-folder 2:55
      [?], Bradford, England, to J[ames] Barron Hope,11 September 1882.

      Letter concerns the reading of Hope's poem, "Charge at Balakiava" to audiences in England.

    • Box-folder 2:56
      W. Talbot Walker and Theodore S. Garnett, Jr., Norfolk, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 10 October 1882.

      Notice of election of President of the "St. Cecilia Society"; notice of his election as a Director of the Society.

    • Box-folder 2:57
      J. A. Early,Alleghany Springs, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 26 August 1883.

      Letter concerns the dowager Duchess of Sutherland who was a strong abolitionist and the young Duchess who was the reverse, in connection with an article. Endorsement by James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:58
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to his daughters Janey and Nannie, 11 September 1883.

      Letter concerns Mr. Marr who is at sea in a reported storm.

    • Box-folder 2:59
      Invitation to J. Barron Hopeto be a speaker at a "Virginia Victory" meeting, 9 November 1883.
    • Box-folder 2:60
      Wm. H. Parker to Janey [Barron Hope],4 December [1883].

      Glowing report on new book by Janey, "I hope you will not lay down your pen."

    • Box-folder 2:61
      Edward S. Gregory, poem "To Miss Janey Barron Hope, in Salute to 'The Rescue'," 29 January 1884.
    • Box-folder 2:62
      Edward S. Joynes, South Carolina College, Columbia, South Carolina, to Hope, 29 January 1884.

      Sends his congratulations after reading "The Rescue" by Miss Janey Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:63
      John Randolph Tucker, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to James Barron Hope, 9 February 1884.

      Appreciation for kind words in The Landmark.

    • Box-folder 2:64
      Wm. B. Taliaferro, Gloucester County, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 18 February 1884.

      Appreciation for the receipt of a book by Janey [Hope],which "shows a careful study of the Colonial times."

    • Box-folder 2:65
      William Couper, Florence, to Captain Hope, 23 March 1884.

      Letter concerns his work as a portrait painter, and congratulations to Hope "on being the father of a rising young novelist."

    • Box-folder 2:66
      E. L. Spottswood, M.D., Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana, to James Barron Hope, 28 May 1884.

      Letter concerns his desire to obtain a copy of "The Rescue" in which his ancestor, Gov. Spottswood, figures.
      Enclosure contained within this letter listed below, Box-Folder 2:66.

    • Box-folder 2:66
      Enclosure: John Tyler, Jr., to Dr. Spottswood. 28 May 1884.

      Letter concerns that James Barron Hope could supply a copy of "The Rescue," by his daughter [Janey Hope].
      Enclosure sent within above letter, Box-Folder 2:66.

    • Box-folder 2:67
      Announcing a fair and concert of the Pickett - Buchanan Camp Confederate Veterans, Norfolk, Virginia, 15 October 1884.
    • Box-folder 2:68
      Committee of the Montefiore Literary and Social Association, Norfolk, Virginia, to Capt. James Barron Hope, Norfolk, 24 November 1884.

      Appreciation for an address.

    • Box-folder 2:69
      E. S. Gregory, Church of the Epiphany, Lynchburg, Virginia, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope, Editor of The Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 December 1884.

      He has written "a review of Miss Janey's forthcoming volume of Essays for the News. Enclosed is a sonnet "Ship-Wreck" by E. S. Gregory.

    • Box-folder 2:70
      Aunt Mary [Blake],South Kensington, England, to James Barron Hope, Editor of The Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, 12 December 1884.

      Letter concerns a photo of a miniature of their grandfather [James Barron] and other family letters.

    • Box-folder 2:71
      Jno. S. Tucker, Washington, D.C., to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,2 January 1885.

      Letter concerns the movement for Hope to be Collector of Customs.

    • Box-folder 2:72
      Invitation to James Barron Hope for Inauguration Ceremonies, 4 March 1885.
    • Box-folder 2:73
      E. T. Powell, Norfolk, Virginia, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,Norfolk, 23 May 1885.

      Appreciation of poem read publicly by Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:74
      John Esten Cook, Boyce, Virginia, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,30 May 1885.

      Letter concerns a contribution of an essay to The Landmark.

    • Box-folder 2:75
      Geo. Fred'k. Holmes, University of Virginia, to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope,Norfolk. 30 May 1885.

      Compliment on Hope's Memorial Poem, with some criticism of it.

    • Box-folder 2:76
      Wm. F. Vilas, Office of Postmaster General, Washington, D.C., to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia; 28 December 1885.

      Acknowledgment of Hope's commendation of him and appreciation for the Centennial Ode of Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:77
      Edward V. Valentine, Richmond, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, 21 January 1886.
    • Box-folder 2:78
      Capt. James Barron Hope, "Extracts from Hammersly: 'Naval Encyclopedia,' under the heading, 'Navy Yard (Gasport) Norfolk, Virginia'," 18 April 1886.
      6 pages.AV.
    • Box-folder 2:79
      Jno. Jameson, General Superintendent, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., to Hon. Jno. Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 28 May 1886.

      Request that a recommendation be made for Railway Postal Clerk.

    • Box-folder 2:80
      V. Dabney, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 4 July 1886.

      Letter concerns an article which appeared in The Landmarkof Norfolk.

    • Box-folder 2:81
      John Goode, Department of Justice, Washington, to Mr. [James Barron] Hope,14 July 1886.

      "I thank you for your splendid vindication in The Landmark."

    • Box-folder 2:82
      Wm. F. Vilas, Postmaster General, Washington, D.C. to James Barron Hope, 26 July 1886.

      Expression of warm regard.

    • Box-folder 2:83
      James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, to W. H. Ruffner, State Normal School, Farmville, Virginia; 28 September 1886.

      Introduces his niece, Rosa Chisman.
      Covering note for this letter is listed below, 13 April 1905, Box-folder 2:83.

    • Box-folder 2:83
      W. H. Ruffner, Lexington, to Col. [?], 13 April 1905.

      Covering note for the above letter written on 28 September 1886, Box-folder 2:83.

    • Box-folder 2:84
      Wm. F. Vilas, Postmaster General, Washington, D.C., to Jas. Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 27 November 1886.

      Appreciation for "very complimentary notice of the Department."

    • Box-folder 2:85
      J. B. C[ar]y,Richmond, Virginia, to Capt. James Barron Hope, Norfolk, 5 January 1887.

      Request that Hope make the historical address at the Hampton Academy reunion.

    • Box-folder 2:86
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, Mrs. R. A. Marr, Cape Charles City, Virginia, 8 June 1887.
      l2 pages.ads. C.

      Letter concerns work as Superintendent of Schools; family matters. Includes sketches and doggerel poems.

    • Box-folder 2:87
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Norfolk, Virginia, to Robert Marr, 15 June 1887.
      l2 pages.ads.

      A "chatty" letter profusely illustrated with his sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:88
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. Ro. A. Marr, Cape Charles City, E. S. of Virginia, 17 June 1887.
      l7 pages.ads. C.

      "Poetry," family affairs, and 3 sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:89
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to his daughter, Mrs. Ro. A. Marr, Cape Charles City, Virginia; 20 June 1887.

      Letter concerns her brother Richard; a profusely illustrated family letter.

    • Box-folder 2:90
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, Mrs. R. A. Marr, Cape Charles City, Virginia, 23 June [1887].

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:91
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Norfolk, Virginia, to Janey [Hope Marr],25 June 1887.

      Letter concerns school activities and family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:92
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to his daughter, Mrs. Marr, [28 July 1887].

      Family letter with sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:93
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to his son-in-law, R. Marr, 2 August 1887.

      Letter concerns family matters.

    • Box-folder 2:94
      "Papards" [James Barron Hope] to Robert A. Marr, 8 August 1887.
      6 pages.ads.

      Letter concerns school business, editorials, etc.

    • Box-folder 2:95
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], South Carolina Springs, to Janey, Mrs. J[ames] B[arron] H[ope] Marr,Nantucket, Massachusetts, 19 August 1887.

      Letter concerns family affairs and 2 pages of sketches. Enclosed: 3 more sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:96
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Sweet Chalybete, to "Dear children," Mrs. J[ames] B[arron] H[ope] Marr,Nantucket, Massachusetts, 18 August 1887.
      6 pages.ads. C. Encl.

      Family affairs with 4 pages of sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:97
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, Mrs. R. A. Marr, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 20 August 1887.

      Family affairs and sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:98
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Sweet Chalybete, Virginia, to Jennie, Mrs. J[ames] B[arron] H[ope] Marr,Nantucket, Massachusetts, 21 August 1887.

      Letter concerns pictures sent by Mr. Marr, Nannie and "Mama."

    • Box-folder 2:99
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Sweet Chalybete, Virginia, to Mrs. J[ames] B[arron] H[ope] Marr,Nantucket, Massachusetts, 23 August 1887.

      Packing for leaving there.

    • Box-folder 2:100
      Fitzhugh Lee, Richmond, to Jas. Barron Hope, Norfolk, 23 August 1887.

      Request that Hope deliver a poem at the dedication of the Lee Monument.

    • Box-folder 2:101
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Norfolk, Virginia, to Janey, Mrs. J[ames] B[arron] H[ope] Marr,West Tisbury, Massachusetts, 7 September 1887.

      Much engrossed in work and poetry; wrote 12 verses, 12 stories, night before; two "specimen" verses included and description of the poem.

    • Box-folder 2:102
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. R. A. Marr, West Tisbury, Massachsetts," 13 September 1887.

      My poem is done...is to be delivered on the 27th"; newspaper notices of his work; labor troubles in Norfolk. Enclosure: sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:103
      Invitation to J. Barron Hopefor the Centennial Anniversary of the Framing of the Constitution, 15 September 1887.

      Announcement of the program of the day.

    • Box-folder 2:104
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey [Marr],[1887].

      Family letter.

    • Box-folder 2:105
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Marr, [1887].
      10 pages.ads.

      Family affairs; illustrated with sketches.

    • Box-folder 2:106
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to [Janey Hope Marr], [1887].

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:107
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, [1887].

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:108
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, [1887].
      8 pages.ads.

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:109
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey, [1887].

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:110
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope], Sweet Chalybete Springs, Alleghany County, Virginia, to Janey, [1887].

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:111
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to Janey and Nannie, his daughters, n.d.

      Family affairs.

    • Box-folder 2:112
      2 cards. n.d.
    • Box-folder 2:113
      Edward [?] to Mrs. Pendergast, n.d.

      Letter concerns hope that James Barron Hope come north to fill the place of John R. Thompson on the Post; comments on a new play by Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:114
      "Papa" [James Barron Hope] to his wife Annie, n.d.

      Family affairs; endorsement from "Papa" to Janey.

    • Box-folder 2:115
      Obituary of Mrs. Anne Wythe Whiting, written by James Barron Hope, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2:116
      H. S. McCandlish, Corresponding Secretary for the Virginia Democratic Association, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 16 September 1887.

      A resolution of regret and condolence at the news of the death of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:117
      Ro. W. Hughes, Richmond, to Richard H. Baker, Jr., [son-in-law of James Barron Hope], 16 September 1887.

      Letter concerns shock at death of Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:118
      Edward V. Valentine, Richmond, to Mrs. Annie B. Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 16 September 1887.

      Sympathy at time of death of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:119
      Jno. S. Tucker, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 18 September 1887.

      Consolation on occasion of death of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:120
      F. B. Blake, London, England, to Mrs. James B. Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 21 September 1887.

      Condolences from her cousin on the death of Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:121
      W. Gordon McCabe, Staten Island, New York, to Mrs. James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 24 September 1887.

      Letter concerns distress at. the newspaper announcement of the death of Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:122
      John Goode, Washington, to Mrs. [James Barron] Hope, 24 September 1887.

      Requests that poem in honor of Gen. Lee written by "your...lamented husband" should be read at the monument.

    • Box-folder 2:123
      William Couper, Florence, Italy, to Mrs. Hope, 30 September 1887.

      Endorsement: "Wm. Couper, The Sculptor." Sympathy at time of death of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:124
      Edward V. Valentine, Richmond, to Mrs. [Jane Hope] Marr,11 November 1887.

      Appreciation for a book of poems which was received.

    • Box-folder 2:125
      W. Gordon McCabe, Petersburg, to Mrs. Janey B. Hope Marr, Norfolk, Virginia, 16 November 1887.

      Letter concerns "task confided in me," probably at funeral of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:126
      John B. Cary, Richmond, Virginia, to Dr. Thomas N. Page,City 12 February 1892.

      Letter concerns an article by Thomas Nelson Page in Lippincotton Southern Literature, in which James Barron Hope was not mentioned.

    • Box-folder 2:127
      Thos. Nelson Page,Richmond, Virginia, to Col. John B. Cary, Richmond, 19 February 1892.

      In answer to Cary, Page states that he mentioned Capt. Hope in a previous article; appreciation for article written by daughter of Capt. Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:128
      S. Bassett French, Manchester, Virginia, to S. S. Nottingham, The Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, 29 April 1892.

      Letter concerns a request, forwarded to Mrs. [Janey Hope] Marrfor information about the life of her father, [James Barron Hope].

    • Box-folder 2:129
      S. Bassett French, Manchester, Virginia, to Mrs. Jane Barron Hope Marr, 10 May 1892.

      An appreciation of the person and character of her father [James Barron Hope], and discussion of the sketch of his life which he has requested.

    • Box-folder 2:130
      R. E. Lee, Jr., Washington, D.C., to Col. Marr, VMI, Lexington, Virginia, 28 November 1892.

      A request for a copy of the poem [by James Barron Hope] read at the unveiling of his grandfather's statue in Richmond.

    • Box-folder 2:131
      G. Watson James, Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Janey Hope Marr, Lexington, Virginia, 16 December 1895.

      Appreciation of the character and genius of her father [James Barron Hope].

    • Box-folder 2:132
      F[rank] B. Blake,London, to his cousin Janey [Hope Marr],29 January 1896.

      Acknowledgment and appreciation of the receipt of copies of "A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves."

    • Box-folder 2:133
      Walter Neale, Neale Co., Publishers, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Janey Hope Marr, Lexington, Virginia, 13 January 1900.

      Request for an article on James Barron Hope for The Conservative Review, and plans for the publication of his complete works.

    • Box-folder 2:134
      A. B. Jones, The Valentine Museum, Richmond, to Mrs. Janey Hope Marr, Lexington, Virginia, 30 January 1904.

      Appreciation for the gift to the museum of the poem, "Memoriae Sacrum" by her father [James Barron Hope], and a letter written by James Barron Hope to Miss Campbell.

    • Box-folder 2:135
      John Goode, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. [Janey Hope] Marr,[Lexington], Virginia, including remarks he made about James Barron Hope, "Poet Laureate of Virginia," 29 January 1904.
    • Box-folder 2:136
      Charles W. Kent, Library of Southern Literature, University of Virginia, to Mrs. Janie Hope Marr, Blacksburg, Virginia, 21 September 1907.

      Letter concerns an article on the life of her father [James Barron Hope] with specimens of his work.

    • Box-folder 2:136
      Charles W. Kent, Library of Southern Literature, to Janie Hope Marr, 18 October 1907.

      Regret that she could not contribute the article on her father.

    • Box-folder 2:136
      T. P. [James],Library of Southern Literature, to Janie Hope Marr, 4 December 1907.

      Letter concerns selections of poems by James Barron Hope. to be included in the volume and permission to use them.

    • Box-folder 2:137
      Mary Anne, Jackson, to Anne, 29 May [?].

      Letter concerns accommodations at Jackson and Salem; regards to Mrs. and Miss Hope.

    • Box-folder 2:138
      Text of a speech by C[arter] S. H[arrison],James River, Virginia, n.d.
      24 pages, first page missing.ADr. E.

      Letter concerns the internal revenue, "an abomination that bears heavily upon us...born of the republican party"; the distillation of brandy and whiskey and the importance of grape culture to Virginia; the problem of colored men running for office; the "Whig" and the Bourbors; John S. Wise, Mahone, the Danville riots, George H. Thomas, John Sherman and Fitzhugh Lee.

    • Box-folder 2:139
      Page 21 of a political article by Henry A. Wise, n.d.
Certificates and Scrapbooks, 1847-1883, n.d.
Box-folder: 3:1-8
Series 2: Certificates and Scrapbook

Certificates of James Barron Hope and two Scrapbooks collected by James Barron Hope and his daughter, Janey Barron Hope Marr.

  • Box-folder 3:1
    Certificate that James Barron Hope has completed the course in Chemistry and History at William and Mary College, 4 July 1847.

    Signed by Rd. Saunders, Pres., B. Tucker, John Millington and Ch. Minnegerode.

  • Box-folder 3:2
    Certificate of Bachelor of Civil Law, awarded to James Barron Hope by the College and University of William and Mary, 4 July 1847.

    Signed as above.

  • Box-folder 3:3
    Commission of James Barron Hope as Second Lieutenant in the Virginia Militia, signed by John F. Wily, Lt. Gov. of Virginia, 8 April 1848.
  • Box-folder 3:4
    Certificate that James Barron Hope has completed the course in Political Economy and Modern History at William and Mary College, 13 July 1848.

    Signed as above, plus Geo. Fred'k Holmes and Arch'd C. Peachy.

  • Box-folder 3:5
    Certificate that James Barron Hope was the delegate from the 2nd District to the State Convention of the Democratic Party of Virginia, 31 May 1884.

    Signed by H. Sheppard.

  • Box-folder 3:6
    Photograph of the James Barron Hope monument in Elmwood, n.d.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Scrapbook signed "Jane Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia;" 21 September 1883.
    100 pages.AV.

    Endorsements: "Scrap Book kept by Janey Barron Hope with clippings about her Father, James Barron Hope."

  • Box-folder 3:8
    Scrapbook with newspaper clippings n.d.
    100 pages.AV.

    Endorsement: "Scrap Book of his early work kept by James Barron Hope. Afterwards added to by his daughter [Janey Barron Hope Marr], and with some of her published work added."

Literary and Artistic Work of James Barron Hope, 1864-1881, n.d.
Box-folder: 4:1-40
Series 3: Literary and Artistic Works of James Barron Hope

Some of the literary and artistic work of James Barron Hope is collected in this box.

  • Box-folder 4:1-27
    Subseries 1: Poems by James Barron Hope, 1864-1881, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:1
      "Verses founded in the Trenches,"footnote: "In the Trenches before Petersburg,"21 December 1864.

      On reverse: sketch and signature James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 4:2
      Poem - "To Our Nannie", signed "Papa" [James Barron Hope], 5 March, 1881.

      (Nannie was his daughter Anne Hope).

    • Box-folder 4:3
      Poem - "Leoni Di Monota; A Legend of Verona,"Subtitle, "I. The Mirror,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      8 pages.Ams.
    • Box-folder 4:4
      Poem - "Leoni Di Monota; A Legend of Verona,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      10 pages, page 1 is missing.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:5
      Poem - " Leoni,"Subtitled " "Canto I-III,"" n.d.
      3 items.
      • Box-folder 4:5
        Poem - "Leoni", Subtitled: "Canto I,"with sketches of characters, n.d.
        6 pages.

        Endorsed: "The property of Caroline Matilda Campbell, presented to her by her much-esteemed friend, the Author, James Barron Hope, Esq. of Hampton, Virginia"

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Poem - " Leoni,"Subtitled: "Canto II,"n.d.
        10 pages.

        Endorsed as before, plus "The Original of 'Leoni Di Monota' given to me by the author in January 1854, while in Baltimore to deliver a lecture before the Maryland Institute."

      • Box-folder 4:5
        Poem - " Leoni,"Subtitled: "Canto III,"n.d.
        l0 pages.AMs.

        Endorsement. Letter concerns the ending, "G. M. C., 17th September, 1855."

    • Box-folder 4:6
      Copy of "The Bedouin of the Seas"by James Barron Hope; Copy of "The Star in the Heavens and Its Image on the Sea"by James Barron Hope, n.d.

      Endorsements: "The original manuscript of this was given to the Norfolk Library by his daughter, Mrs. Janey Hope Marr."

    • Box-folder 4:7
      Poem - "To My Wife,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      4 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:8
      Poem - "The Norsemen and the Roses,"n.d.

      Endorsement: "By Jas. Barron Hope."

    • Box-folder 4:9
      Poem - "Our Anglo-Saxon Tongue,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:10
      Poem - "A King's Gratitude,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:11
      Poem - "The Red Lord of the Sail,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:12
      Poem - "Powhatan,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:13
      Poem - "The Whippoorwill,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:14
      Poem - "Unrewarded and forgotten,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.

      Endorsement: "Proof for Mr. Hope. Do not lose this I have no copy."

    • Box-folder 4:15
      Poem - "The Master of the World,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.

      Endorsement: "Written in 1886-7."

    • Box-folder 4:16
      Poem in three parts, n.d.
      3 items.
      • Box-folder 4:16
        Poem - "Sir Walter Raleigh, I,"n.d.

        Endorsement: "Ms. of James Barron Hope's sonnet: 'Sir Walter Raleigh.' For Anne Whiting Marr from her mother."

      • Box-folder 4:16
        Poem - "Captain John Smith, II,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      • Box-folder 4:16
        Poem - "The Princess Pocahontas, III,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
        AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:17
      Poem - "Grey Bayard; An Ancient Story,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    • Box-folder 4:18
      Poem - "The Charge at Balakla Virginia,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.

      One verse only, with sketches.

    • Box-folder 4:19
      Poem - "A Story of the Caraccas Valley,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.

      "Dedicated to Bayard E. Hand, Esq., U.S. Navy, by his old friend and former messmate."

    • Box-folder 4:20
      Poem - First line: "Great Mother of Great Commonwealths," [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      6 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:21
      Poem - First line: "Mother of Commonwealths men call our State," [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      8 pages, page 6 missing.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:22
      Poem - [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      4 pages.Fragments. AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:23
      Poem - [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      2 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:24
      Poem - [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      4 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:25
      Poem - First line: "For he felt the need of 'courage." [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      Page 13 only.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:26
      Poem, n.d.
      Pages 6, 7, 8 only.AMs.
    • Box-folder 4:27
      Poem, n.d.
      Page 22 only.AMs.
  • Box-folder 4:28
    Two stories, n.d.

    Included on the backs of some pages are the author's sketches of some of the characters, [by James Barron Hope].

    • Box-folder 4:28
      "Sick List Stories." n.d.
      54 pages.

      Chapter I. 22 pages.
      Chapter II. 11 pages.
      Chapter III. 2l pages.

    • Box-folder 4:28
      "A Short and Confidential Letter" addressed "Dear Reader." n.d.
      8 pages.
  • Box-folder 4:29
    "Destiny, a Melodrama in Three Acts, by James Barron Hope, Hampton, Virginia," n.d.
    ll5 pages.AV.

    "Scene laid in Germany, Costumes those of the Sixteenth Century.-Time: the reign of Charles 5th."

  • Box-folder 4:30
    Notes on a play [Destiny, by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    l4 pages.AMs.
  • Box-folder 4:31
    An address [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    32 pages.AMs.

    Subheadings: "Scriptorium" and "The Modern Newspapers." Last two pages are a poem which begins: "Ah! here it is! I'm famous now!...It really is in print."
    Second copy, without the poem. 28 pages.

  • Box-folder 4:32
    "The Crab Claw Gazette,"dated "Hampton,""Editors, Dr. William B. Vaughan, Capt. William I. Morissetti," 15 April 1856.

    Endorsement: "Given to me by the Author, J[ames] B[arrron] Hope,September 1, 1856."

  • Box-folder 4:33
    Address or editorial [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    4 pages.AMs.

    Begins: "To arrive at correct conclusions concerning the impulses which prompted and the principles which governed the careers of famous men...."

  • Box-folder 4:34
    Lecture on Hampton in the Revolutionary War [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    5 pages.AMs.
  • Box-folder 4:35
    Notes [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    11 pages, numbered from 19.AMs.

    Notes on Governor Yeardley, Dr. John Pott, Nathaniel Basse, Benjamin Symes, John Utie, Richard Downes, Elizabeth Rolfe, Glass and Salt Makers, Daniel Gookin and Sir William Newce.

  • Box-folder 4:36
    An article [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    28 pages, numbered 9 to 37.Incomplete. AMs.

    The Ms. begins in the middle of a sentence: "the expedition settled on Roanoke Island...."

  • Box-folder 4:37-39
    Subseries 2: Copyright Certificates, 1874-1881.
    • Box-folder 4:37
      Copyright certificate for: "Cotton Port Map: Showing movements of Cotton at Interior Towns and Ports from 1st September to 31st August,"by James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 10 August 1874.
      PADS.
    • Box-folder 4:37
      Copyright certificate for: "Sketches of North Carolina by Ex-Governor Vance,"by James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 24 September 1874.
      PADS.
    • Box-folder 4:37
      Copyright certificate for: "A few passages from the life of a Distinguished Virginian by Thomas Jefferson Rufflestimp,"by James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 12 November 1874.
      PADS. C.
    • Box-folder 4:38
      Copyright certificate for: "Under the Empire; or the Story of Madelon,"by James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 4 March 1878.
      PADS. C.
    • Box-folder 4:39
      Copyright certificate for: "Arms and the Man; A Metrical Address recited at the Hundredth Anniversary of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown,"by James Barron Hope, 21 November 1881.
      PADS.
  • Box-folder 4:40
    Sketches by James Barron Hope, n.d.
    33 items.
Newspaper and Periodical articles written by or concerning James Barron Hope, 1857-1939.
Box-folder: 5:1-22
Series 4: Newspaper and Periodical articles written by or concerning James Barron Hope

A group of interesting and valuable newspaper clippings and articles in periodicals which are written by, or concern, James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 5:1
    Poem read at Jamestown, Virginia, by James Barron Hope printed in the Baltimore Sun, [May 1857].

    Poem - "In May 1857, the two hundredth and fiftieth Anniversary at the settlement of Jamestown...."printed in the Baltimore Sunfor 1 June 1902.

  • Box-folder 5:2
    Letter to the Editor of the Williamsburg Gazetteby Benjamin S. Ewell,College of William and Mary, 12 September 1885.

    Letter concerns address by W. S. Bogart to Georgia Historical Society on "The Four Randolphs of Virginia."

  • Box-folder 5:3
    Letter of Capt. James Barron Hope declining the use of his name for Congress, 12 July 1880.
  • Box-folder 5:4
    First page of the Norfolk Landmark, James Barron Hope, Editor, 31 July 1880.
  • Box-folder 5:5
    "Conscience behind the Footlights," 15 February 1885.

    Endorsed: "Papa's Editorial" and "Editorial of James Barron Hope."

  • Box-folder 5:6
    Quotation from Mr. Hope's Lecture, according to the Richmond State,n.d.
    3 copies.NCl.
  • Box-folder 5:7
    Article on "A Great Writer, James Barron Hope the Virginia Poet,"which appeared in The State, 9 March 1891.
  • Box-folder 5:8
    Obituary notice of the death of James Barron Hope Marr, son of Col. R. A. and Jane Barron Hope Marr, in a Norfolk newspaper, January 1894.
  • Box-folder 5:9
    Announcement of the Founders' Day Observance at Jamestown Island, to be held on the next day; from the Richmond [?], 12 May 1895.
  • Box-folder 5:10
    Account of the Celebration of the Settlement of Jamestown, by William and Mary College and the APVA; from the Richmond Times, 14 May 1895.
  • Box-folder 5:11
    Newspaper clippings concerning James Barron Hope, n.d.
    34 items.NCl.
  • Box-folder 5:12
    Notice of the publication of A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves,a collection of the poems of James Barron Hope, published posthumously by his daughter, Janey Hope Marr, n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:13
    Printed announcement and clipping from the Petersburg Index-Appeal, concerning "Stories and Papers" by Janey Barron Hope, n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:14
    An article on "Williamsburg....This ancient city of Virginia,"by Rev. Alexander Oberby, n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:15
    Article from the Knoxville Sentinelon "Hope's Landmark", [4 January] 1912.
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Lead editorial on James Barron Hope, from the Portsmouth Star,24 March 1924.
  • Box-folder 5:17
    Article on "The Confederate Veterans,"by Rev. W. H. T. Squires, illustrated with a photograph of James Barron Hope, 1 December 1938.
  • Box-folder 5:18
    Poem, "The Nineth of June"by Edwards Gregory, written for the Petersburg Index-Appeal,n.d.
  • Box-folder 5:19
    Issue of The Cadet, published by VMI which includes "Memorial Poem by Capt. James Barron Hope,"with "notes and corrections by J[ames] B[arron] H[ope]," May 1871.
  • Box-folder 5:20
    " The Monthly Visitor, Norfolk, Virginia, Vol. II, No. 4, Vol. III, No. 1, 2," May-September 1872.
    3 copies.PV.
  • Box-folder 5:21
    "Our School Laureate,"Norfolk, Virginia, Vol. 1, No. 5, December 1876.
  • Box-folder 5:22
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XLVII, No. 4, October 1939.

    Includes printed letters from James Barron Hope to Comm. Samuel Barron, 29 April 1861, and James Barron Hope to Miss Imogene Barron, 12 August 1865.

Compositions and Other Literary Materials, 1879-1932, n.d.
Box-folder: 6:1-17
Series 5: Compositions and Other Literary Materials

This collection of manuscript poems, addresses, one story, one sketch and a daguerreotype augment the material found in Series 3, Literary and Artistic Work of James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 6:1
    Poem - "Dreamers"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
  • Box-folder 6:2
    Poem - "Alas! He's cold!"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
  • Box-folder 6:3
    Poem - "Let there be Light,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
  • Box-folder 6:4
    Poem - "Three names,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    27 pages.ADr.
  • Box-folder 6:5
    Poem [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
    2 copies, first copy 44 pages on 32 sheets; second copy 42 sheets.ADr.

    This poem was probably the "Yorktown Ode"delivered by James Barron Hope on the 100th anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, 19 October 1881.

  • Box-folder 6:6
    An address [by James Barron Hope] made [Yorktown], October 1879.
    35 sheets.ADr.

    Includes references to 250th anniversary of Settlement of Jamestown which took place 22 years before this occasion.

  • Box-folder 6:7
    An address [by James Barron Hope] to "Young Gentlemen of Onancock Academy,"n.d.
    30 sheets.ADr.
  • Box-folder 6:8
    An address [by James Barron Hope] on agriculture, n.d.
    29 sheets.ADr.

    Includes details of the operation of "Mount Vernon" Plantation.

  • Box-folder 6:9
    Autograph poems [by James Barron Hope] and some newspaper clippings of poems which are pasted on black pages, December 1860.
    30 sheets.AV.
  • Box-folder 6:10
    "The Beginning of the End,"a story without a plot, n.d.
    285 pages.AV.

    Cover signature "James Barron Hope."
    Enclosure see item list below, Box-folder 6:10.

  • Box-folder 6:10
    Enclosed in the AV., sheet of titles of XIX chapters. n.d.
    4 pages.ADr.

    Enclosed in the above story, Box-folder 6:10.

  • Box-folder 6:11
    "Memoriae Sacrum. Alexander Galt, the Sculptor,"by James Barron Hope, n.d.

    Poem from the South Atlantic.

  • Box-folder 6:12
    Memorial poem to James Barron Hope by William E. Cameron, Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1887.
  • Box-folder 6:13
    A portion of the front page of the Daily Advertiserof Boston, 18 June 1881.
  • Box-folder 6:14
    Account of "James Barron's life in Dictionary of American Biography" in the Virginian Pilotand Norfolk Landmark, 20 June 1932.

    Clipping of the same article.

  • Box-folder 6:15
    Part of the Norfolk Virginian Pilotwith article on James Barron Hope, 28 October 1937.
  • Box-folder 6:16
    A daguerreotype of a young man [James Barron Hope], n.d.
  • Box-folder 6:17
    Sketch entitled "Two Envious Confederates,"framed [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
Items given by the granddaughter of James Barron Hope, 1790-1964.
Box-folder: 7A:1-19
Series 6: Items given by the granddaughter of James Barron Hope

These letters, notes and newspaper clippings which were presented by Miss Anne W. Marr, daughter of Mrs. Jane Hope Marr, throw additional light on the life and accomplishments of James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7A:1
    Letter to the donor, 15 September 1964.
  • Box-folder 7A:2
    Agreement of Miles King with Samueland James Barron, 7 June 1790.
    2 items.ADS.

    Agreement to build a new schooner in exchange for land in "little England" on the Hampton River.

  • Box-folder 7A:3
    Invitation to the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Mosely Barron, consort of Comm. James Barron, 3 July 1823.
  • Box-folder 7A:4
    Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, to Caroline M. Campbell, Baltimore, Maryland. Personal letters which tell of the visit of the Frigate "Columbia" to Hampton and the growth of the town. April-December 1854.
    5 items.ads.
  • Box-folder 7A:5
    Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, to Caroline M. Campbell, Baltimore, Maryland, January-November 1855.
    7 items.ads.

    References to fear of the fever, to her son James, and to a visit from Captain Barron and his family.

  • Box-folder 7A:6
    Jane A. Hope, Hampton, Virginia, to Caroline [M. Campbell],Baltimore, [Maryland], February-October 1856.
    4 items.ads.

    Personal letters with a note in the last, "The people here are very anxious on the subject of the coming election."

  • Box-folder 7A:7
    Jno. R. Thompson, Richmond, Virginia, to [James Barron] Hope,27 June 1856.

    Letter concerns a "Volume of Poems."

  • Box-folder 7A:8
    An undated list of officers, [1880].

    Endorsement: "Part of list of Confed. Naval Officers. Keep."

  • Box-folder 7A:9
    Mrs. Marija F. C. Long, Quincy, Florida, to [James Barron] Hope,17 August 1883.

    Letter concerns an article in the paper about Janie Barron Hope, and statement "you was a great poet." Endorsement: "from 'Black Tinie."

  • Box-folder 7A:10
    W. O. Chandler, Atlanta, Georgia, to Mrs. Jennie Hope Marr,Lexington, Virginia, 5 April 1898.

    Letter concerns contribution of an article or story to the Alkahest Magazine.

  • Box-folder 7A:11
    Notes made by Janey Hope Marr on letters of her grandmother, Mrs. Jane A. Barron Hope, with typed transcript, [c. 1900].
    3 items.ADr. TDr.

    Letters of 1854-1857 written by Jane A. Barron Hope to Miss "Carrie" Campbell.

  • Box-folder 7A:12
    Evan R. Chesterman of Richmond Evening Journal, Richmond, Virginia, to Mrs. Robert Marr [Jane Barron Hope], Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, and copy of reply, 29 November, 6 December 1908.
    2 items.TLS. TCy.

    Request for information concerning the duels of James Barron Hope, one of which was fought at William and Mary College over membership in a literary society.

  • Box-folder 7A:13
    C. O. Paullin, Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Jane Barron Hope Marr, Blacksburg, Virginia, 18 January 1910.

    Letter concerns a manuscript account of the Barron-Decatur duel.

  • Box-folder 7A:14
    Col. Gordon McCabe, Richmond, Virginia, to Janey [Hope Marr],1 March 1910.

    Letter concerns article on naval history and the part played by the Barrons.

  • Box-folder 7A:15
    Lyon G. Tyler, Editor, William and Mary College, Quarterly Historical Magazine, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Mrs. Jane Hope Marr, Blacksburg, Virginia, 15 March 1910.

    Letter concerns information on the Barrons.

  • Box-folder 7A:16
    Notes on James Barron Hope, with typescript, April 1922.
    17 items.ADr. TDr. CE.

    Autographed notes on James Barron Hope by his daughter [Jane Hope Marr] with typed copies of same and an additional typed note. The cover is endorsed, "Capt. Hope's sense of Humor, J[ane] H[ope] Marr."

  • Box-folder 7A:17
    Louis I. Jaffe of the Virginia Pilotand Norfolk Landmark, Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. Janey Hope Marr, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 July 1932.
    2 items.TLS. PM.

    Letter concerns biographical sketch of James Barron Hope in The Dictionary of American Biography, with page from same.

  • Box-folder 7A:18
    Paul H. Hayne, Augusta, Georgia, to [?], n.d.
  • Box-folder 7A:19
    Newspaper clippings, 1873-1922.
    32 items.N. E.

    Clipping concerning and by James Barron Hope, who was the founder and first editor of the Norfolk Landmark. Reviews of A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves, poems by his daughter Janey Hope Marr. Some are endorsed with comments.

Items collected by the daughter of James Barron Hope, 1893-1905, n.d.
Box-folder: 7B:1-24
Series 7: Items collected by the daughter of James Barron Hope

Four letters, newspaper clippings, copies of periodicals and printed material collected by Janey Hope Marr, mainly concerned with her father, James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7B:1
    S. S. Nottingham, Jr., Norfolk, Virginia, to Mrs. R. A. Marr, Lexington, Virginia, 25 February 1893.

    Letter concerns monument to James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7B:2
    Announcement of an address by James Barron Hope, 27 April 1880.
  • Box-folder 7B:3
    Reprint of an ordinance for the establishment of the Virginia Navy, [1880].

    Endorsement. Letter concerns Thomas Whiting and James Barron, the elder.

  • Box-folder 7B:4
    Membership certificate of Jane Hope in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 25 December 1881.
  • Box-folder 7B:5
    Yorktown Centennial Celebration Announcement, 18 October 1881.
  • Box-folder 7B:6
    Printed resolutions of Stonewall Camp, Portsmouth, Confederate Veterans, 21 January 1885.

    Thanking Capt. James Barron Hope for reciting a poem.

  • Box-folder 7B:7
    Editorial of The Landmarkby James Barron Hope, Editor, 23 July 1886.

    Letter concerns memorial to Lee.

  • Box-folder 7B:8
    Article from the Norfolk Landmark, 28 October 1887.

    Letter concerns laying cornerstone of Lee monument in Richmond.

  • Box-folder 7B:9
    Copy of Drake's Magazine, VIII:7, May 1890.

    Contains "The Birthday of Joss"by Janey Barron Hope Marr.

  • Box-folder 7B:10
    Hope Monument Ribbon, 10 May 1893.
  • Box-folder 7B:10
    Memorial ribbon for James Barron Hope, n.d.
  • Box-folder 7B:11
    Eight pages from notebooks with clippings, 1887.

    Letter concerns James Barron Hope, including memorial edition of The Norfolk Weekly Landmarkfor 21 September 1887. Includes ads, R. J. Bennett, Wadesboro, Auson County, North Carolina, to Mrs. James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7B:12
    Editorial of The Richmond Dispatchwith text of poem of the late James Barron Hope and address of Col. Charles Marshall at laying of cornerstone of Lee monument in Richmond, 4 November 1887.
  • Box-folder 7B:13
    5 newspaper clippings concerning James Barron Hope, 1894-1899.
  • Box-folder 7B:14
    7 newspaper clippings concerning James Barron Hope and his work, 1895.
  • Box-folder 7B:15
    Issue of The American Historical Register, No.8, April 1895.

    Includes an article on Commodore James Barron, U.S. Navy, by Janey Hope Marr.

  • Box-folder 7B:16
    The Messenger of Richmond College, XXII:5, March 1896.

    Includes an article on James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7B:17
    The Conservative Review, III:1, March 1900.

    Contains an article on James Barron Hope by Janey Hope Marr.

  • Box-folder 7B:18
    Newspaper clippings concerning James Barron Hope, 1903-1932.
    4 items.PN.
  • Box-folder 7B:19
    The William and Mary Literary Magazine, XVII:3, January 1908.

    Contains a poem by James Barron Hope and his photograph.

  • Box-folder 7B:20
    XI Hussar Journal, IV:2, April 1913.

    Includes poem "Balaclava"by James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 7B:21
    Photographs, endorsed on reverse, 1925.
    6 items.Ph. E.
  • Box-folder 7B:22
    Printed notice, with endorsement by Janey Hope Marr, n.d.
  • Box-folder 7B:23
    Photograph of Wm. H. Polk, n.d.

    Endorsement by Mrs. Polk.

  • Box-folder 7B:24
    Photograph of the Yorktown Monument, n.d.

    Endorsement on reverse.

Miscellaneous Items, 1861-1905, n.d.
Box-folder: 8:1-27
Series 8: Miscellaneous Items
  • Box-folder 8:1
    Written from Warrenton, North Carolina, 2 June 1861.

    Note endorsed, "Written by Jane Barron Hope (Mrs. Wilton Hope) mother of Jas. Barron Hope."

  • Box-folder 8:2
    Obituary of Mrs. Jane A. Hope, daughter of Comm. James Barron, 3 February 1862.
  • Box-folder 8:3
    J. B. Walters, Portsmouth, Virginia, to Capt. James Barron Hope, 28 March 1873.

    Criticism of an editorial in The Virginian; endorsement by James Barron Hope concerns his reply. Endorsement by J[aney] B[arron] H[ope] M[arr]tells how this led to a near duel.

  • Box-folder 8:3
    J. B. Walters to Capt. Jas. Barron Hope, 28 March 1873.

    A demand for "satisfaction" sent by the hand of his friends Capt. B. Martin and F. J. Roche.

  • Box-folder 8:4
    S. Barron, "Malvern," near Loretto, Essex County, Virginia, to Capt. J[ames] Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 27 August 1880.

    Cover endorsed, "Uncle Sam Barron's letter about Lamb-Hope duel" signed J[aney] H[ope] Marr.

  • Box-folder 8:5
    Editorial "The Code" which concerned the threatened duel between Col. Lamb and Capt. Hope, August 1880.
  • Box-folder 8:6
    Invitation to the Yorktown Centennial Celebration, 18 October 1881.
  • Box-folder 8:7
    A. S. Lloyd, Norfolk, to Jas. Barron Hope, Norfolk, 16 July 1887.

    Sent with sketch of Pocahontas.

  • Box-folder 8:8
    Jennie B. Marr, Warrenton, Virginia, to Mrs. Annie B. Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 18 September 1887.

    Letter of condolence upon the death of Capt. [James Barron] Hope.

  • Box-folder 8:9
    Edw'd R. Baird, "Epping Forrest," to Mrs. R. A. Marr, Norfolk, Virginia, 24 September 1887.

    Letter of condolence upon the death of James [Barron Hope].

  • Box-folder 8:10
    R. E. Lee, Jr., Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Marr, 13 December 1892.

    Appreciation for a package of poems that he had received.

  • Box-folder 8:11
    Article by Janey Hope Marr in the Hampton Monitortitled "Correct Story of Hope-Lamb Affair,"6 March 1903.
  • Box-folder 8:12
    Henry E. Shepherd, Baltimore, to Mrs. Janey Hope Marr, 13 June 1905.

    Letter concerns his hearing of a recitation of a poem by [James Barron] Hopeon August 8, 1866.

  • Box-folder 8:13
    Announcement of the publication of Little Stories for Little Peopleby James Barron Hope, n.d.
  • Box-folder 8:14
    Sketch, n.d.

    Endorsed "Painted for my room...by my father, James Barron Hope." Signed Janey Hope Marr.

  • Box-folder 8:15
    Printed notice of publication of "A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves", selected poems of James Barron Hope, edited by his daughter, Janey Hope Marr, n.d.
  • Box-folder 8:16
    Anne V. Marr, "Notes to go with the Barron-Hope Papers," December 1965.
    2 pages.TDS.

    Explanation of museum items in Box VII; explanation of relationships of persons mentioned in letters; location of other Barron and other Hope items.

  • Box-folder 8:17-21
    Items received on 7 December 1964, 1816, n.d.

    Artifacts pertaining to James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 8:17
      Silhouette of James Barron Hope, when 5 years old, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:18
      Lace cap worn by James Barron Hope, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:19
      Linen collar worn by James Barron Hope, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:20
      Wedding slippers and stockings of Jane Barron Hope, married to Wilton Hope, 13 June 1816.
    • Box-folder 8:21
      Spectacles worn by James Barron Hope, n.d.
  • Box-folder 8:17-21
    Items presented by Miss Marr on 25 May 1965; 1816, n.d.

    Portraits and artifacts pertaining to James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 8:22
      Oval miniature of Elizabeth Barron French, daughter of James Barron the Younger, and wife of Dr. George French, n.d.

      With attached colored drawing on tissue, representing her departed spirit, and illustrated with flowers, willow tree, gravestone, etc.

    • Box-folder 8:23
      Small circular wooden box with note attached to base: "Relics of the olden times," 1825.

      Note reads: "Relics of the olden times, A gift from J. F. Watson to Comdr Jas Barron. 1825. The box is of Walnut, a tree of Penn's day & the last left alive in the City of Philda.It stood till 1813 before the Hall of Independence. The oak on the lid is of the timber of the Alliance frigate, the last relic of the first Amn Navy. The Mahogany is of Columbus' house, the first in Amca, 1496."

      The following note is written on paper attached to the liner base of the box: "a characteristic of Presdt Harrison is very applicable to Comdre Barron, vizt: 'He has a remarkably suggestive mind; and having passed through a career full of incident & variety, his retentive memory seems to be constantly on the alert for illustrations drawn from his own experience of any points that may occur' --S. L. W."

    • Box-folder 8:24
      Portrait (daguerreotype) of James Barron Hope, about 17 years of age, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:25
      Copy of portrait (daguerreotype) of Commodore James Barron, the Younger, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:26
      Portrait (daguerreotype) of Mrs. James Barron Hope, n.d.
    • Box-folder 8:27
      Portrait (photograph) tinted, of James Barron Hope, n.d.
Various Issues of Newspapers, 1854-1887.
Box-folder: 9:1-5
Series 9: Various Issues of Newspapers
  • Box-folder 9:1
    The Hampton News and Advertiser, August-September 1854.
    5 issues.N.
  • Box-folder 9:2
    The Norfolk Landmark, 1 September 1886.
    1 issue.N.

    An extra issue pertaining to the earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Box-folder 9:3
    The Norfolk Landmark, 1877.
    20 issues.N.
  • Box-folder 9:4
    Richmond Daily Whig, 1877.
    1 issue.N.
  • Box-folder 9:5
    The Norfolk Landmark, 1880-1887.
    7 complete issues and one clipping.N.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Benjamin Stoddert Ewell,
  • Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894.
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894.
  • Fitzhugh Lee,
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881.
  • Hugh Blair Grigsby,
  • James Barron Hope,
  • John Tyler,
  • Jubal Anderson Early,
  • Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905.
  • Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1837-1891.
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853- 1922.
  • Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop.
  • Simms, Lyman Moody.
  • Thomas Nelson Page,
  • Tyler, John, 1790-1862.
  • Wermuth, Paul Charles.
  • William Henry Fitzhugh Lee,
  • Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc.