Inventory of the Woolfolk Family Papers 1775-1893 Woolfolk Family; 1775-1893. Mss 39.1 W88

Inventory of the Woolfolk Family Papers 1775-1893

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Collection Number Mss. 39.1 W88


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Repository
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Collection number
Mss. 39.1 W88
Title
Woolfolk Family Papers, 1775-1893
Extent
Lot 1: 3,980 items; Lot 2: 6,000 items.
Creator
Woolfolk family; Maury family; Woolfolk, John George, 1750-1819; Woolfolk, Jourdan, b. 1796; Woolfolk, Pichegru; Woolfolk, John William; Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829; Ryland, Robert, 1805-1899; Waller, Benjamin.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and business records of members of the Woolfolk family of Caroline County, Virginia, dating 1775-1893. The Woollfolk family was engaged in two firms and a stage line.

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

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

Acquisition Information

Gift: 3,980 items, 5 November 1937. Gift: 6,000 items, 27 June 1939.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Woolfolk family originally emigrated from Wales. John George Woolfolk (1750-1819) ran a stage line and had a contract to carry the mail. His sons Pichegru Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk continued the stage line. Jourdan had a son, John William Woolfolk, among other children.

Scope and Content Information

Papers of the Woolfolk family of Caroline County, Virginia including correspondence and accounts of John George Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, Pichegru Woolfolk and John William Woolfolk. The collection includes correspondence, accounts and vouchers for the stage line run by the Woolfolk family (Allen & Woolfolk; Jourdan Woolfolk & Company; and Woolfolk & Hoomes). Includes records of routes, rates, supplies, arrangements for layover of passengers and mail contracts of the Potomac Steamboat and Stage Company as well as papers concerning stock purchases in the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Also includes bound account books for the stage lines. Note: Includes letters written by James Lyons, Timothy Pickering, Robert Ryland and Benjamin Waller; letters of and accounts concerning members of the Maury family; and lists, 1829 and 1837, of vaccinated slaves. Lot 2 consists of about 6000 pieces of papers of the Woolfolk Family of Caroline County, Virgini, dated 1793-1876. There are financial records relating to the stage line and mailservice, records relating to agricultural business, correspondence, insurance records, military records, records relating to the erection of Antioch Baptist Church, and copies of newspapers.

Arrangement

Organization

Organized into 14 series. Lot 1 comprises series 1-7. Lot 2 comprises series 8-14. There is a certain overlap between some of the series of lot 1 and 2. Lot 2 is has not been processed beyond the Series arrangement. Series 1: Correspondence relating to the stage line; Series 2: Accounts and vouchers of the stage line; Series 3: Other papers relating to the stage line and the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad; Series 4: Correspondence of the Woolfolk family; Series 5: Papers of various persons, A-Z; Series 6: Other Papers; Series 7: Bound volumes; Series 8: Papers relating to the stage and mail service operated by members of the Woolfolk Family; Series 9: Papers relating to members of the Woolfolk Family, A-Z; Series 10: Papers relating to the estate of John Hoomes; Series 11: Subscription lists, invoices and receipts relative to the erection of Antioch Christian Church, Bowling Green, Virginia; Series 12: Records of the Caroline troop of cavalry, 1816-1820; Series 13: Newspapers; Series 14: Miscellaneous.

Arrangement

Lot 1: The series are arranged chronologically, with the exception of series 5, which is arranged alphabetically by last name and chronologically within. Lot 2: Series 9 is arranged alphabetically by last name; the other series of Lot 2 have not been further arranged at this point.


Index Terms

    Family name:

  • Maury family.
  • Woolfolk family.
  • Corporate name:

  • Potomac Steamboat and Stage Company.
  • Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railraod Compnay..
  • Subjects:

  • Coaching--United States.
  • Postal service- -United States--History.
  • Slavery--Virginia--19th century.
  • Transportation--Virginia.
  • Geographical name:

  • Caroline County (Va.)--History -- 18th century.
  • Caroline County (Va.)--History -- 19th century.
  • Persons:

  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
  • Ryland, Robert, 1805-1899.
  • Waller, Benjamin.
  • Woolfolk, John George, 1750-1819.
  • Woolfolk, John William.
  • Woolfolk, Jourdan, b. 1796.
  • Woolfolk, Pichegru.

Contents List

Correspondence relating to the stage line, 1795-1844, 1938.
Box-folder: 1:1-1:2
Series 1: Correspondence relating to the stage line
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Old Mulberry Place, 2 January 1938.

    An article by Vera Palmer in the Richmond Times Dispatch, January 2, 1938, concerning the Woolfolk family, the stage line, and Mulberry Place, the Woolfolk plantation in Caroline County, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    Correspondence relating to the stage line operated by members of the Woolfolk family, 1795-1844.
    177 items.

    This file contains also letters relating to the carrying mails and to connections with the Fredericksburg and Potomac Steamship Company, and the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad.

Accounts and vouchers of the stage line, 1788-1845.
Box-folder: 1:3-2:6
Series 2: Accounts and vouchers of the stage line

chronological

  • Box-folder 1:3-2:6
    Accounts of the stage line operated by members of the Woolfolk family, 1788-1845.
    754 items.

    This file contains also accounts of the Potomac Steamboat and Stage Company and accounts for the carrying of mail. All the accounts after 1840 pertain to the carrying of mail. See also Bound Volumes.

Papers relating to the stage line and the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad, 1796-1851.
Box-folder: 3:7
Series 3: Papers relating to the stage line and the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad

Arranged into two groups: papers realting to the stage line are followed by papers relating to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, within each group chronological.

  • Box-folder 3:7
    Robert Armistead to William Townes and Alexander McRae, 1796.
    1 item.

    Trust deed to secure payment to John G. Woolfolk for the purchase of his interest in the stage line from Richmond to Norfolk and in the carrying of mail by that line, and from Osborns to Bermuda hundred.

  • Box-folder 3:7
    Papers relating to the purchase of horses probably used for the stage line, 1811-1831.
    10 items.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Schedule of fares from Richmond to Fredericksburg, ca. 1820.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Agreement of Edwin Porter & Co., and Jourdan Woolfolk with N. C. Lipscomb concerning the boarding of stage drivers and passengers, 1823.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Contract of Jourdan Woolfolk with the United States for carrying mail from Bowling Green, Virginia, by Turner's Store, to White Chimneys, and back, twice a week, 1838.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Contract of Jourdan Woolfolk with the United States for carrying the mail from Bowling Green, Virginia, by Turner's Store and White Chimneys, to Mahgohic, and back, twice a week, 1843.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    List of subscribers to the Richmond and Potomac railroad survey whose subscriptions were returned by Jourdan Woolfolk, 1834.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Papers relating to cash transactions of Jourdan Woolfolk with the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, 1835-1837.
    14 items.

    Includes several receipts for cash paid in purchase of stock.

  • Box-folder 3:7
    Vouchers relating to payments for and dividends on stock in the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad purchased by Pichegru and John Woolfolk, 1835-1876.
    8 items.
Correspondence of the Woolfolk family, 1793-1836.
Box-folder: 3:8-9
Series 4: Correspondence of the Woolfolk family

chronologically

  • Box-folder 3:8
    R. Woolfolk, at Redstone, to his brother, John G. Woolfolk, 18 October 1793.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    John Hoomes, Jr., at London, [England], to John G. Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, [Caroline County], Virginia, 22 July 1800.

    Enclosure: Invoice for goods purchased of E. Andrews by John Hoomes for John G. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 3:8
    Brown, Younger & Co., at London, to John Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Virginia, 21 February 1806.
    Printed circular letter.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Robert Patton, at Philadelphia, to John G. Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Virginia 14 July 1807.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    John Taylor, at Hazelwood, [Caroline County, Virginia], to John G. Woolfolk, at Shepherd's Hill, Caroline [County] 18 July 1807.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Timothy Pickering, at Wenham, near Salem, Mass., to John G. Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Virginia, 8 August 1808.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Benjamin Wailer, at Williamsburg, to John Woolfolk, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, 13 August 1810 and 24 August 1810.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Henry P. Brodnax, at Frankfort, [Kentucky], to [John Woolfolk], 2 January 1811.

    Enclosure: Certificate of redemption by Henry P. Brodnax for John Woolfolk of four tracts of land in Lincoln, Shelby, and Hardin Counties, Kentucky, which had been sold for taxes.

  • Box-folder 3:8
    T. B. Brodnax to [?], 8 December 1812.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Richard Woolfolk, at Richmond, to [?], 12 April 1814.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    George D. Baylor, at New Market, [Shenandoah County], to John G. Woolfolk, at Shepherds Hill, Caroline County, 22 November 1814.

    Note: A receipt for money allowed Thomas Swann by the overseers of the poor appears on the same sheet.

  • Box-folder 3:8
    Benjamin Wailer, at Williamsburg, to [?], 22 February 1816.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Elizabeth P. Woolfolk to Richard Wortham, at Richmond, 25 November 1823.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    W. Alien to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 18 January 1827.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    William G. Maury to Jourdan Woolfolk, 5 April 1828 and 9 July 1828.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    James Lyons, at Richmond, to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 9 January 1831.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    James Lyons, at Richmond, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at White Chimneys, Caroline County, Virginia, 9 November 1833.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    M. Sizer to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, 12 March 1836.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    N. Dickerson, Navy Department, to Midshipman William Lewis Maury, U.S. Navy, Bowling Green, Virginia, 21 May 1836.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    William W. Dickerson, at Ruther Glen, [Caroline County], to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 23 September 1836.

    Enclosure: An account of James Covington with William W. Dickinson.

  • Box-folder 3:8
    Charles Morris to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 10 October 1836 and 17 December 1836.
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Benjamin Anderson to Jourdan Woolfolk, 31 December 1836.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    R. Gwathmey to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Mulberry Place, Caroline [County, Virginia], 26 March 1837.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    William W. Taylor, at Taylorsville, to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 10 June 1837.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Robert Hood, at Port Royal, [Caroline County], to General Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 16 June 1838.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    H. P. Taylor, at Rose Cottage, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Greenk, 26 October 1838.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    John W. Maury, at Washington, [D.C.], to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 16 January 1839.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Hugh M. Patten, cashier, Farmers Branch Bank, at Fredericksburg, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, 21 January 1839.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    R. Ryland, at the [Virginia Baptist] Seminary [i.e. Richmond College], to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Virginia, 10 December 1840.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Williamson Talley, at The Meadows, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, 14 February 1841.

    Date is that of postmark, New Amsterdam, Hanover County, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 3:9
    P. Bradley, at Washington, [D.C.], to William Allen, at Bowling Green, Virginia, 6 April 1841.

    This letter contains information about contracts for carrying mail.

  • Box-folder 3:9
    H. H. Martin to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, 8 May 1841.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    James Hunter to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 20 May 1841.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Charles Morris to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 20 May 1841.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Hardin [?], at Taylorsville, to Jourdan Woolfolk, near Milford Depot, Caroline [County], 23 December 1841.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    J. DuVal, King & Queen [County], to Jourdan Woolfolk, Caroline [County], 27 December 1841.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    S. C. Grammer, president, Franklin Insurance Company, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 1 March 1842.
    Postmarked Washington, D. C.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Joseph M. Sheppard, Hanover County, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, 4 March 1842.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    John W. Maury, at Washington, [D. C.], to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 12 March 1842.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Anne Roberts, at Manchester, [Chesterfield County], to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 1 December 1842.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Anderson Barret, at Richmond, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County], 31 December 1842.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Gay Williamson], at Norfolk, to her cousin, John Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 19 June 1843 and 16 February 1844.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    , Gabe [?], at Norfolk, to John Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia,11 March 1844.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Gay Williamson, at Norfolk, to John Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 15 January 1845.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Joseph M. Sheppard, at Richmond, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 15 November 1848.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Lewis Hill, at Richmond, to John Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 7 September 1850.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Charles Herndon, at Fredericksburg, to John Woolfolk, 6 May 1851.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    W. K. Pendleton, at Bethany College, Brooke County, Virginia, to Edmond T. Morris, at Junction Post Office, Hanover County, Virginia, 22 May 1851.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    R. L. Coleman, at Glen Cottage, to [?] Woolfolk, 31 May 1861.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    R. Edmond, at Richmond, to F. Woolfolk, 30 December 1866.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Robert Y. Henley, at Edgemont, King & Queen County, Virginia, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, 5 June 1867.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    S. F. Winston, at Gonzales, Texas, to John William Woolfolk, 30 September 1876.
  • Box-folder 3:9
    James Hunter, at Fredericksburg, to Jourdan Woolfolk, at Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, n.d.
Papers of various persons, A-Z, 1775-1860.
Box-folder: 4:10-10:28
Series 5: Papers of various persons, A-Z

Arranged alphabetically, within each name chronologically.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Albright (George L.) to John and Philip Chapman, 1831.
    1 item.

    Note.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Allen (Wilson), 1830.
    1 item.

    Agreement of Pleasant Terrell and Lewis Webb Co., creditors of Wilson Allen.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Jourdan Woolfolk, guardian of Apperson (Richard), 1830-1838.

    See also Bound Volumes.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Bailey (Chester), 1811.
    1 item.

    Invoice.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Burke (John M.) estate, 1822-1848.

    Invoices, receipts, notes, memoranda. Note: Jourdan Woolfolk was administrator. See also Bound Volumes.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Jourdan Woolfolk, guardian of Burke (Maria L.), 1848-1850.

    Invoices.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Jourdan Woolfolk, guardian of Burke (Mary Ellen) and Jourdan Burke, 1846-1860.
    31 pieces.

    See also Bound Volumes.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Chapman (John) and Philip Chapman vs. Samuel Wade, 1824.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Coleman (Mary), 1818.
    1 item.

    Draft in favor of A. Samuel.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Covington (William), 1854-1856.
    3 items.
  • Box-folder 4:10
    Crawford [?], 1814.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 4:10
    Davis (William), 1809-1810.
    8 pieces.

    Invoices.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Hardaman (Patsey) estate, 1845.

    Invoice.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Hill (Andrew), 1830-1839.

    Invoives.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    John G. Woolfolk, guardian of Hoomes (Miss), 1806.
    1 item.

    Invoice.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Hoomes (John) estate, 1784-1821.
    22 items.

    Papers relating to the estate of John Hoomes, including accounts and invoices of John Hoomes and Company. This group contains a statement of tobacco shipped in 1799, giving the names of planters.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Hoomes (John W.) vs. John Hoomes, executor of John Hoomes et als., 1824.
    1 item.

    Suit in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Hoomes (Richard) and wife to Reuban Tankersley, 1823.
    1 item, copy.

    Deed to a tract of land in Caroline County called Millford.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Jacobs (Benjamin), 1811.
    1 item.

    Receipt.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Jones (Eleanor), 1826.
    1 item.

    Invoice.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Jones (Thomas) estate, 1775-1809.
    40 items.

    Papers relating to the estate of Thomas Jones.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Long (John) estate, 1806-1837.
    28 items.

    Papers relating to a trusteeship for the benefits of Catharine Long, wife of John Long.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Jourdan Woolfolk, trustee for Maury (Ann H.) and children, 1838-1843.
    7 pieces.

    Legal papers and invoices. See also Bound Volumes.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Maury (William G.) and wife to James Brown, Jr., and William Finney, trustees for John Adams and Samuel G. Adams, 1817.
    1 item.

    Deed of trust covering certain lots of land in or near the city of Richmond.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Maury (William G.), 1822-1832.
    3 items.

    Invoice and drafts. See also Bound Volumes.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Maury (William L.), 1935-1837.
    7 items.

    Invoice and receipts.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Prager (Frederick) to John M. Gray, 1814.
    1 item.

    Note.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Reynolds (James C.), 1830.
    1 item.

    Invoice.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Tankersley (Reuben) estate, 1846.
    1 item.

    Bond given by Bill Jones, Pichegru Woolfolk and others to secure payment of rent for a tract of land in Caroline County, called Milford, belonging to the estate of Reuben Tankersley.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Walden (George), Clerks' fees and taxes.
    4 items.

    Clerks' fees and taxes.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Winston (Edmund), 1875.
    1 item.

    Agreement for lease of a house to Richard Cross.

  • Box-folder 4:11
    Winston (S.F. and M.E.) 1874.

    Draft of an agreement drawn up by John W. Woolfolk, agent of S. F. and M. E. Winston, for the lease of Shepherds Hill, Caroline County. The name of the lessee is not given.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk [?], 1826-1842.
    6 items.

    Invoice and memoranda.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk (Angelina F.) to R. W. McGruder, 1848.
    1 item.

    Bill of sale for a dress.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk (Anna), 1840-1841.
    3 items.

    Invoice and receipts.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk (Elizabeth P.), 1827.
    1 item.

    Deed of gift for a horse given by Elizabeth P. Woolfolk to John Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk, Elizabeth P., estate, 1820-1840.
    117 items.

    Accounts and invoices.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk (Frances), 1821.
    1 item.

    Agreement of Frances Woolfolk with John W. Coleman, Pichegru Woolfolk and Sublett McGruder concerning the support and use of negroes.

  • Box-folder 4:12
    Woolfolk, Frances, estate, 1794-1805.
    2 items.

    Accounts.

  • Box-folder 5:13
    Woolfolk (John) estate, 1851.
    1 item, copy.

    Copy of the court order for the appraisal of the John Woolfolk estate.

  • Box-folder 5:13-14
    Woolfolk (John) estate, 1819-1872.
    216 items.

    Accounts and invoices of the John Woolfolk estate including the trusteeship of Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 5:14
    Woolfolk (John) estate., 1866.
    1 item.

    Agreement of Jourdan Woolfolk and John W. Woolfolk, trustees of Mary Elizabeth Woolfolk, with Emily G. Carrett and James Garrett, for the rental of Sheperds Hill, Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Murry i.e. Maury (William G.) to Richard C. Wortham, trustee for John G. Woolfolk, 1819.
    1 item.

    Trust deed covering certain lots of land in or near the city of Richmond, also certain slaves and personal property.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Mutual Assurance Society against fire on buildings in the State of Virginia vs. John G. Woolfolk, 1810.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Mutual Assurance Society against fire on buildings of the State of Virginia vs. Elizabeth Woolfolk, tenant, and John G. Woolfolk, reversioner, 1823.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George), 1787-1810.
    6 items.

    Bills of sale for slaves purchased by John G. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George), 1804-1816.
    18 pieces.

    Papers relating to the controversy over a portion of the Chase tract of land in Caroline County, sold by Carter Beverley to John G. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Jourdan Woolfolk, John M. Burke and Hawes Coleman, administrators of Woolfolk (John C.) vs. Benjamin Haley, 1818.
    2 items.

    Suit in Richmond.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George, estate, 1820.
    1 item.

    Agreement between Jourdan Woolfolk, Hawes Coleman and John M. Burke, administrators.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Hawes Coleman and John M. Burke, administrators of Woolfolk (John G.) vs. Jourdan Woolfolk, trustee under the will of John G. Woolfolk, for Nancy H. Maury et als., 1821.
    1 item.

    Suit in Fredericksburg.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George), Hawes Coleman, Jourdan Woolfolk and John M. Burke, administrators of Woolfolk (John C.) to Elizabeth Woolfolk, 1826.
    1 item.

    Bill of sale for negroes.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George), 1847.
    4 items.

    Bonds given by the heirs of Sophia F. Burke to John Woolfolk to protect him against loss in the settlement of the estate of John C. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 5:15
    Woolfolk (John George): Agreement of Jourdan Woolfolk, surviving administrator, with the heirs of John C. Woolfolk, 1847.
    Unsigned copy with incomplete date 1847.
  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Murry i.e. Maury (William C.) to Richard C. Wortham, trustee for John C. Woolfolk, 1819.
    1 item.

    Trust deed covering certain lots of land in or near the city of Richmond, also certain slaves and personal property.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Mutual Assurance Society against fire on buildings in the State of Virginia vs. John C. Woolfolk, 1810.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Mutual Assurance Society against fire on buildings of the State of Virginia vs. Elizabeth Woolfolk, tenant, and John C. Woolfolk, reversioner, 1823.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George), 1787-1810.
    6 items.

    Bills of sale for slaves purchased by John C. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George), 1804-1816.
    18 items.

    Papers relating to the controversy over a portion of the Chase tract of land in Caroline County, sold by Carter Beverley to John G. Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Jourdan Woolfolk, John N. Burke and Hawes Coleman, administrators of Woolfolk (John G.) vs. Benjamin Haley, 1818.
    2 items.

    Suit in Richmond.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Woolfolk (John C.) estate, 1820.
    1 piece.

    Agreement between Jourdan Woolfolk, Hawes Coleman and John M. Burke, administrators.

  • Box-folder 6:16
    Woolfolk (John George): Hawes Coleman and John M. Burke, administrators of Woolfolk (John C.) vs. Jourdan Woolfolk, trustee under the will of John G. Woolfolk, for Nancy H. Maury et als., 1821.
    1 item.

    Suit in Fredericksburg.

  • Box-folder 6:16-17
    Woolfolk (John George), 1794-1850.
    449 items.

    Invoices, receipts and drafts. Including accounts of the estate and correspondence concerning accounts.

  • Box-folder 6:18
    Woolfolk (John George): Letters from Thomas Goodwin, Farmer's Bank, Fredericksburg, concerning notes of John G. Woolfolk in the bank, 1819-1822.
    33 items.

    Some of the letters are addressed to Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box-folder 6:18
    Woolfolk (John George): Invoices, bonds and drafts of John G. Woolfolk and John Hoomes, 1800-1810.

    See also John Hoomes estate.

  • Box-folder 7:19
    Woolfolk (John William), 1843.
    240 pp.

    Student's notebook, containing notes on physiology and on the Bible. See Manuscript Volumes, Students' Notebooks.

  • Box-folder 7:19
    Woolfolk, John William, 1840-1892.

    Accounts.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Allen (Wilson) to Jourdan Woolfolk, trustee for Sophia Allen, n.d.
  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): 1822.
    1 item.

    Trust deed covering a tract of land.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Chevis (He T.) vs. William G. Maury and Jourdan Woolfolk., 1820.
    1 item.

    Suit.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Farish (Hazelwood) to John Hoomes and Jourdan Woolfolk, trustees for Thomas B. Farish and Wilson Allen, 1820.
    1 item.

    Trust deed covering stages, horses and mail contracts from Fredericksburg to Stafford Court House and to Halifax Court House, and a tract of land in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Hudgin (Robert) to Walter G. Hudgin, 1865.
    1 item.

    Assignment of a debt to secure his creditors.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Kent (Horace L.) vs. Jourdan Woolfolk, security for W. Curtiss, 1837.
    1 item.

    Suit.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): Pendleton (John L.) to Hiram Childs and Jourdan Woolfolk, trustees for Williamson Talley, 1821.
    1 item.

    Trust deed covering a tract of land in Caroline County called Edmundsberry, and the fees due him as clerk of Caroline County and Superior Court.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan) vs. Thomas Priddy et als., creditors of Wilson Allen, 1821-1824.
    4 items.

    Suit in Fredericksburg.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan), assignee of Alexander Chapman, vs. Nelson Beazely, 1826.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan): vs. Philip Chapman. 1837.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan), 1838.
    3 items.

    Agreements for the sale of mulberry trees.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    William H. Tennent for Woolfolk (Jourdan) vs. Samuel C. Thornton and William Pare, 1840.
    1 item.

    Suit.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan) vs. James H. Garnett and Joseph C. Spindle. 1858.
    1 item.

    Suit in Caroline County, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 7:20
    Agreements for lease of certain of (Jourdan) Woolfolk lands in Caroline County, 1867-1869.
    3 items.
  • Box-folder 7:20
    Woolfolk (Jourdan), agreements with farm laborers, 1868.
    2 items.
  • Box-folder 7:21
    Jourdan Woolfolk in account with Wortham and Magruder, commission merchants, Richmond, Virginia, 1820-1848.
    61 items.

    Accounts and letters. See also bound volumes.

  • Box-folder 8:22-9:27
    Woolfolk Jourdan estate account and vouchers, 1809-1872.
    1,258 items.
  • Box-folder 10:28
    Woolfolk (Jourdan II) accounts and invoices, 1867-1893.
  • Woolfolk (Pichegru), estimate of income and expenses for the plantation at Harris', n.d.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 10:28
    Woolfolk (Samuel) estate, bond, 1816.
    1 item.

    John C. Woolfolk and others to Frances Woolfolk, administratrix of Charles Woolfolk who was executor of Samuel Woolfolk. Refunding bond for the settlement of the estate.

  • Box-folder 10:28
    Woolfolk (Samuel): Notes and receipts, 1810-1816.
  • Box-folder 10:28
    Timothy Chandler and Jourdan Woolfolk, trustees for Wortham (Elliott), 1830-1831.
    3 items.
Other papers, 1810-1871.
Box-folder: 10:29
Series 6: Other papers
  • Box-folder 10:29
    Vaccination information, 1829, 1937.
    1 item.

    List of slaves vaccinated (1829), and list of members of the Woolfolk family and slaves vaccinated, (1837).

  • Box-folder 10:29
    Formula for shoe blacking, 1830.
    1 item.
  • Box-folder 10:29
    Other papers, 1819-1871.
    8 items.
  • Box-folder 10:29
    Unidentified invoices and memoranda, 1810-1846.
    28 items.
  • Box-folder 10:29
    Fragments, n.d.
    13 items.
  • Box-folder 10:29
    Wrappings and envelopes, n.d.
    86 items.
Bound volumes, 1788-1880.
Box: 11-12
Series 7: Bound volumes
  • Box 11
    Ledger of John C. Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1788-1893.
    1 volume; 120 pp., 12 1/2 x 9 inches.
  • Box 12
    Account book of John C. Woolfolk, 1793-1846.
    1 volume; 150 pp., 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.

    The volume also contains stage line accounts, 1794-1796.

  • Box 11
    The estate of John G. Woolfolk in account with Jourdan Woolfolk, Hawes Coleman and John N. Burke, administrators, 1819-1821.
    1 volume; 34 pp. 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.
  • Box 12
    Accounts of the stage line for transportation of passengers, 1812-1813.
    1 volume; 150 pp., 16 x 6 3/4 inches.

    The volume also contains blacksmith and grain accounts of Elizabeth P. Woolfolk, 1823-1825, and accounts of the estate of Elizabeth P. Woolfolk, 1839.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1814-1815.
    1 volume; 48 pp., 6 1/4 x 4 inches.
  • Box 11
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1818-1819.
    1 volume; 64 pp., 6 1/2 x 4 inches..
  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1818-1819.
    1 volume; 132 pp., 7 1/4 x 7 inches.

    The volume also contains personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 11
    Account book of Jourdan Woolfolk, 1819-1883.
    1 volume; 350 pp., 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.

    This volume contains accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk as administrator, trustee and guardian, and accounts with the stage line.

  • Box 11
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1821-1825.
    1 volume; 204 pp., 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also accounts of the estate of John C. Woolfolk and personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1825-1826.
    1 volume; 80 pages. 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also accounts of the estate of John C. Woolfolk with Jourdan Woolfolk and personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1826.
    1 volume; 30 pp., 6 3/4 x 4 inches.
  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1826-1827.
    1 volume; 104 pp. and 2 loose sheets, 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.

    The book contains also accounts of the estate of John G. Woolfolk with Jourdan Woolfolk and personal accounts John C. Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1827-1829.
    1 volume; 163 pp., 61/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also a few personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 11
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1829-1831.
    1 volume; 146 pp., 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk, containing accounts of the stage line, 1831-1834.
    1 volume; 106 pp. and 9 loose sheets, 6 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also many personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Memorandum book of Jourdan Woolfolk containing accounts of the stage line, 1832-1837.
    1 volume; 160 pp., and 2 loose sheets, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

    The book contains also personal accounts of Jourdan Woolfolk.

  • Box 12
    Account book of Jourdan and John W. Woolfolk, 1827-1865.
    1 volume; 156 pages. l5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

    The book contains also stage line accounts, 1827-1833, and post office department drafts received by J. W. Woolfolk & Co. for carrying mail, 1836-1847.

  • Box 11
    Account book of Jourdan and John W. Woolfolk, 1847-1880.
    1 volume; 136 pp., 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.
  • Box 12
    Account book of John W. Woolfolk, 1839-1869.
    1 volume; 332 pages. 12 1/4 x 8 inches.
Papers relating to the stage and mail service operated by members of the Woolfolk family, 1789-1845.
Box-folder: 13:30-14:40
Series 8: Papers relating to the stage and mail service operated by members of the Woolfolk family

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 13:30
    Miscellaneous financial records, 1789, 1802-1836.

    Contains tax records, receipts, correspondence, and accounts.

  • Box-folder 13:31
    Contracts and miscellaneous financial records, 1815-1845.

    Contains a contract with the U.S. Government and several Post Office contracts, a share in the Potomac Steamboat Company, correspondence and miscellaneous financial records.

  • Box-folder 13:32
    Miscellaneous financial and legal records, 1798-1844.

    Contains receipts, accounts, records and correspondence pertaining to legal questions regarding the Woolfolk family business.

  • Box-folder 13:33
    Miscellaneous financial records, 1817-1824.

    Contains receipts and accounts.

  • Box-folder 13:34
    Accounts, 1809-1836.
  • Box-folder 13:35
    Correspondence, 1836-1838.
  • Box-folder 14:36
    Government publications, ca. 1833-1834, 1841, 1849
    2 volumes (incomplete) and 2 items.

    Includes two issues of the National Intelligenzer, 1841 and 1849, as well as two incomplete volumes of government publications on legislation regarding mail service (ca. 1833-1834).

  • Box-folder 14:37-38
    Miscellaneous business records, 1796-1821.

    Includes accounts, business correspondence and tax receipts for John G. Woolflok, John Hoomes, and Woolfolk & Holmes with various clients.

  • Box-folder 14:39-40
    Business correspondence received by Jourdan Woolfolk, 1813, 1828, 1836-1838.

    Includes letters received by Jourdan Woolfolk, Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia. The bulk of the letters were written by B.[?] Bradley, Washington D.C. Also includes letters from Conway Robinson, President of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad Company, and letters (copied) by Bradley to Robinson and others.

Papers relating to members of the Woolfolk Family, A-Z, 1794-1890.
Box-folder: 15:41-18:58 and 20:65-69
Series 9: Papers relating to members of the Woolfolk Family, A-Z

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 15:41
    Papers relating Elizabeth P. Woolfolk, 1815-1839.

    Includes accounts and receipts for household items and relating to agricultural operations, including a medical bill for slaves, tuition bills, and receipts for wages paid to James Cox.

  • Box-folder 15:42
    Papers relating to John Woolfolk, 1834-1854.

    Includes accounts and receipts of John Woolfolk, including a subscription list for a church building (n.d.), as well as a list of bonds on his estate (1854).

  • Box-folder 15:43
    Papers relating to Frances Woolfolk and his estate, 1794-1801.

    Includes will of Frances Woolfolk (1794), estate inventory and papers relating to his estate and his two orphaned children, Sallie and Anna (John G. Woolfolk, guardian). Also includes medical bills with medical fees for visits to slaves, as well as tuition bills.

  • Box-folder 15:44
    Papers relating to John Woolfolk, 1839-1857.
    Several bonds are mutilated: signature has been torn out.

    Includes bonds, bills, accounts, and receipts.

  • Box-folder 16:45
    Papers relating to John Woolfolk, 1786, 1810-1845.

    Includes accounts, receipts, legal records, a workmen's book, and a surveyer's report.

  • Box-folder 16:46-49 and 17:50-52
    Papers relating to John G. Woolfolk's estate, 1805-1852.

    Includes accounts, bonds, an indemnification bond, insurance policies, receipts, memoranda, banknotes, deeds and indentures, as well as a deed of trust documenting the sale of a slave and her two children. Also included are accounts of Sophia Hoomes with John G. Woolfolk, who was her guardian. Also includes a letter from Richard Woolfolk, Jefferson County, 1810, explaining his financial problems and the sale of slaves. He also mentions the sale of a horse to St. George Tucker.

  • Box-folder 17:53-54
    Papers relating to the Estate of John W. Woolfolk, 1843-1890.

    Includes correspondence, report cards from Bethany College (West Virginia), accounts, receipts, and bills.

  • Box-folder 18:55-56
    Jourdan Woolfolk correspondence, 1821-1866.

    Includes correspondence dating 1821-1866. Of special interest is the Civil War correspondence. A letter to Jourdan Woolfolk, written by Roy Huly [?], Edge Mont. [?], dated 26 July 1864, describes an encouter with Sheridan's forces: according to Huly's account, horses and four slave boys were led away and but there was little damage property. Also includes a group of letters from Confederate soldiers, a group of letters relating to the culture of silkworms, and bancruptcy notices.

  • Box-folder 18:57
    Papers relating to Jourdan Woofolk, 1833-1867.

    Included are indentures, agreements, court summons, membership certificates, insurance policies, and estate accounts for John M. Burke.

  • Box-folder 18:58
    Jourdan Woolfolk account book, 1854-1868.
    1 volume.

    Accounts with various individuals. Includes name index.

  • Box-folder 20:65-68
    Papers relating to Jourdan Woolfolk, 1815-1823.

    Vouchers.

  • Box-folder 20:69
    Papers relating to Sarah Woolfolk, 1807-1813.
    1 item.

    Bond.

Papers relating to the Estate of John Hoomes, 1796-1817.
Box-folder: 19:59.
Series 10: Papers relating to the Estate of John Hoomes

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 19:59
    Papers relating to the Estate of John Hoomes, 1796-1817.

    Includes financial and legal records relating to the estate of John Hoomes, among those an abstract of his will.

Papers relating to Antioch Reformed Church, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1853-1859.
Box-folder: 19:60.
Series 11: Papers relating to Antioch Reformed Church, Bowling Green, Virginia

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 19:60
    Papers relating to Antioch Reformed Church, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1853-1859.

    Subscription lists, invoices and receipts relative to the erection of Antioch Christian Church, Bowling Green, Virginia.

Records relating to the Caroline County troops of cavalry, 1816-1820.
Box-folder: 19:61.
Series 12: Records relating to the Caroline County troops of cavalry

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 19:61
    Records relating to the Caroline County troops of cavalry, 1816-1820.

    Includes lists of delinquents at muster 1816-1817, amount of money collected at a muster, n.d., reports of troop meetings, and a financial record.

Newspapers, 1842.
Box-folder: 19:64.
Series 13: Newspapers

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 19:64
    Newspaper, 1842.
    1 issue.

    Issue of the Richmond Enquirer, September 6, 1842. The following issues of the Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser that were originally part of this collection, were moved to the Newspaper Collection: February 15, 1839, October 7, 1840, and February 12, 1842.

Miscellaneous, 1796- ca.193-.
Box-folder: 19:62-63.
Series 14: Miscellaneous

Papers in this series have not been arranged yet.

  • Box-folder 19:62-63
    Miscellaneous, 1796- ca.193-.

    Includes memoranda, receipts, instructions, accountbooks, bonds. A plat showing property lines and listing the names of owners, n.d. A 1795 copy of Constitutions, Rules and Regulations of the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia was transferred to the Rare Books Collection.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
  • Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829;
  • Ryland, Robert, 1805-1899.
  • Ryland, Robert, 1805-1899;
  • Waller, Benjamin.
  • Woolfolk, John George, 1750-1819.
  • Woolfolk, John George, 1750-1819;
  • Woolfolk, John William.
  • Woolfolk, John William;
  • Woolfolk, Jourdan, b. 1796.
  • Woolfolk, Jourdan, b. 1796;
  • Woolfolk, Pichegru.
  • Woolfolk, Pichegru;

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Caroline County (Va.)--History -- 18th century.
  • Caroline County (Va.)--History -- 19th century.