Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (II) 1820-1923 Hope, James Barron; 1829-1887. Mss. 93 H77

Inventory of the James Barron Hope Papers (II) 1820-1923

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Collection Number Mss. 93 H77


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 93 H77
Title
James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923.
Extent
195 items.
Creators
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, John Goode, William Mahone, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hoge, Annie Beverley Whiting Hope, James Barron Hope, Jane Armistead Barron Hope, Bradley Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Pembroke Jones, John Bankhead Magruder, John Tyler, William Freeman Vilas, Robert Charles Winthrop.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), who was a soldier, author and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia.

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 (II), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 195 items, 1961.


Biographical/Historical Information

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron 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

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. The papers deal mainly with his 1849 duel with Jonathan Pembroke Jones; his West Indies naval cruise (1851-1852); his Confederate military service (1861-1865); and the aborted 1874 William Mahone-Bradley Johnson duel, in which Hope was Mahone's second.

The majority of correspondence with his family is with his wife Annie Beverley (Whiting) Hope, and his mother, Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope. Prominent correspondents include Benjamin S. Ewell, John Goode, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hodge, General Bradley T. Johnson, General John B. Magruder, President John Tyler, William F. Vilas, and Robert C. Winthrop. The collection also contains numerous newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection is organized into 3 Series. Series 1 contains personal correspondence; Series 2 contains the writings of James Barron Hope; Series 3 contains miscellaneous material.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically by date.

Related Material

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

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

Separated Material

The James Barron Hope Papers (I), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1835-1907.993 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 H77Materials include correspondence, manuscript poems, editorials, stories, and sketches.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810- 1894.
  • Goode, John, 1829-1909.
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806- 1881.
  • Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856-
  • Hoge, John Blair, 1825-1896.
  • Hope, Annie Beverley Whiting, 1825-1920.
  • Hope, Jane Armistead Barron, 1791- 1862.
  • J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887.
  • Johnson, Bradley Tyler, 1829-1903.
  • Jones, Jonathan Pembroke.
  • Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871.
  • Mahone, William, 1826-1895.
  • Tyler, John, 1790- 1862.
  • Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908.
  • Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809- 1894.
  • Subjects:

  • American poetry--19th century.
  • Dueling- -Virginia.
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Occupations:

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

Additional Related, Separated and Bibliographic Material

Bibliography

The following four bibliographic references are books that contain poems and stories written by James Barron Hope and located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. See the College of William and Mary, Swem Library's online catalogue for other published works.

Hope, James Barron.A Collection Of Poems.Richmond: A. Morris, 1859.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 1859 Hope, James Barron.Leon di Monota : And Other Poems.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 L3 Hope, James Barron.Under The Empire; Or, The Story Of Madelon.Norfolk: J. B. Hope & Co., 1878.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 U5 Hope, James Barron.A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves.Richmond: West, Johnston & Co., 1895.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 W7 Newspapers

The following two bibliographic references refer to daily newspapers that were edited by James Barron Hope and are located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. The newspapers are both available on microfilm.

Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Landmark.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk: James Barron Hope & Co., 1873-1887.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: AN47 .N67 N492 Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Virginian.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk: G.A. Sykes & Co., 1865-1874.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: AN47 .N67 N678 Articles

The following two 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 four bibliographic references are books that contain poems and stories written by James Barron Hope and located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. See the College of William and Mary, Swem Library's online catalogue for other published works.

Hope, James Barron.A Collection Of Poems.Richmond: A. Morris, 1859.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 1859 Hope, James Barron.Leon di Monota : And Other Poems.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 L3 Hope, James Barron.Under The Empire; Or, The Story Of Madelon.Norfolk: J. B. Hope & Co., 1878.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 U5 Hope, James Barron.A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves.Richmond: West, Johnston & Co., 1895.
Call Number: PS1999 .H4 W7 Newspapers

The following two bibliographic references refer to daily newspapers that were edited by James Barron Hope and are located within Swem Library, College of William and Mary. The newspapers are both available on microfilm.

Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Landmark.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk: James Barron Hope & Co., 1873-1887.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: AN47 .N67 N492 Hope, James Barron, ed.The Norfolk Virginian.(Daily Newspaper) Norfolk: G.A. Sykes & Co., 1865-1874.
Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Call Number: AN47 .N67 N678 Articles

The following two 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

Personal Correspondence, 1842-1920.
Box-folder: 1:1-7
Series 1: Personal Correspondence
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Sam[ue]l Jones, Phil[adelphia, Pennsylvania],to Commodore [James] Barron,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 December [18]42.
    1 page.ALS.

    Bill is enclosed for the school quarter which Barron's grandson [James Barron Hope] began but did not finish before returning to Virginia; regrets that he could not keep [James Barron Hope] to teach him more.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    Jon[athan] P. Jones,Annapolis, [Maryland], to James [Barron] Hope, [Hampton, Virginia?], 25 March [18]48.
    2 pages.Cy of ALS.

    Don't be astonished by this correspondence; is writing due to the "underground" insult [James Barron Hope] made against his brother almost a year ago; asks where he may be found during the next month so that he may be at his "brother's right hand in this"; peace is desirable between men of sense, and this may be the end result if [James Barron Hope] resolves it correctly; hopes that James Barron Hope will properly understand and answer this letter.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    [James Barron Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?], to [J. Pembroke Jones], [Annapolis, Maryland?], [post 25 March 1848 - ante 30 March 1849].
    1 page.AL.

    Received his communication while at W[illia]m and Mary; calls his attention to an expression implying that a charge by him [James Barron Hope] about his [J. Pembroke Jones] brother was false; asks that the meaning of this charge be explained, if it was meant to be offensive.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J. Pembroke Jones, "Pembroke", to J[ames] Barron Hope,Hampton, [Virginia], 30 March 1849.
    1 page.Cy of ALS.

    Does not think he can clarify the passage in question from his previous letter; the spirit in which it was written may be judged from the "general tenor" of the letter; Mr. Jones[?] will leave Hampton on Saturday, to be absent about one week.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J[ames] Barron Hope, Hampton, [Virginia], to J. Pembroke Jones, "Pembroke", 9 April 1849.
    1 page.ALS.

    His [J. Pembroke Jones] reply to his [James Barron Hope's] last letter "was neither intelligible, or satisfactory;" asks again for an explanation; requests copies of their previous correspondence.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J[ames] Barron Hope, Hampt[on, Virginia],to J[onathan] P. Jones,"Pembroke", 21 April 1849.
    1 page.Cy of ALS.

    [J. Pembroke Jones] reply implies that he is untruthful; his [James Barron Hope's] prior tone and manner were courteous, and not unfeeling as he [J. Pembroke Jones] implied; his friend [Tom] Jonesis fully authorized to set up the preliminaries of the meeting that he [James Barron Hope] now demands.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J. Pembroke Jones, ["Pembroke"?], to J[ames] Barron Hope, Hampton, [Virginia], 24 April 1849.
    1 page.ALS.

    In response to his last note, he [J. Pembroke Jones] agrees to [James Barron Hope's] proposition; His friend J. L[imkins] Joneswill arrange all the preliminaries for the meeting.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J. Pembroke Jones, ["Pembroke"], to Tho[ma]s R. Jones, Hampton, Virginia, 24 April [18]49.
    1 page.ALS.

    In the absence of his friend he proposes to meet [James Barron] Hopeon Thursday morning, if possible; in order to avoid problems from the civil authorities, he requests that he [Thomas R. Jones] meet his friend [J. Limkins Jones] tomorrow to make further arrangements.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J[ames] B[arron] Hope,[Hampton, Virginia?], to Jno P[embroke] Jones, ["Pembroke"?], 24 April 1849.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Tenders an apology for his note of this morning, which was offensive in tone; the note was written under excitement, as he feared arrest; his [J. Pembroke Jones] reasons for postponing their meeting are sufficient; suggests that they meet at the earliest time possible; warns of possible interference.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    [J. Pembroke Jones, n.p., to James Barron Hope, n.p.], [post 24 April 1849 - ante July 1849].
    1 page.Fragment of AN.

    Opening part of correspondence written by [J. Pembroke Jones]; he has temporarily left town; suspecting [James Barron Hope] of acting dishonestly.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    Jno. Limkins Jones, Old Point, [Virginia], to Thomas Jones, C[harles City County, Virginia],25 April 1849.
    1 page.ALS.

    The difficulty which prevented the earlier meeting of their friends has been removed; is now ready to confer and make necessary arrangements for a meeting.

    Including ALS from T[homas] S. J[ones],[Old Point, Virginia], to [James Barron Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?]; he received the enclosed note and hastened to have it read by [James Barron Hope]; suggests that a reply be sent under envelope to him. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    J. Pembroke Jones, ["Pembroke"?]. to J[ames] Barron Hope, Hampton, [Virginia], 21 May 1849.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Did not mean to question his [James Barron Hope] veracity; he had no intentions of taunting [James Barron Hope], but was instead referring to his own behavior, when they talked in Williamsburg; however, if his feeling that his brother is in the right is taken as offensive enough for the challenge to stand, he accedes to it; his friend Mr. J. [Limkins] Joneswill arrange things; wishes that he would have received his [James Barron Hope] note before their conversation; hopes that the misunderstanding is removed.

    Includes AN by [James Barron Hope], sketching a reply to [J. Pembroke Jones]; conveys understanding for his stance. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:1
    Jno. Limkins Jones, n.p., to Tho[ma]s F. Jones,n.p., [post 21 May 1849].
    1 page.ALS.

    Terms to be observed during the [Hope-Jones] duel.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],Norfolk, [Virginia], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., 28 February 1851.
    1 page.ALS.

    Encloses cheque for $50; considers Papa's [James Barron] health to be excellent.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., [post 23 March 1851 - ante 23 March 1852].
    4 pages.ALS.

    His ship's neat and warlike appearance; Port-au-Prince, and "the peculiarities of these Negro Legislators, & their country"; encounters a funeral; dismisses the "free and easy, devil-may-care habits of these places"; wants her to write him at his next destination, Pensacola, [Flordia]; a dispatch just arrived informing the crew that "the Commodore [?]" is in a nearby town; details his efforts to become a good and moral man.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia], [ante 21 April 1851].
    2 pages.ALS.

    Enjoyable companionship with Papa [James Barron] the previous Saturday he went with Uncle Sam[uel Barron]on board the Pennsylvania; his enjoyment of the band which played and some pleasant new acquaintances; attended church with Uncle Samuel but was disappointed by the theatrical minister; claims to have " fattened veryperceptably;" relays the love of family members; requests that she send word to Annie Whiting that he will write her by Monday's mail.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],La Guyra, Venezuela, to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., [post 21 April 1851 - ante 23 March 1852].
    3 pages.ALS.

    The ship's dangerous voyage; the extremely tall Andes mountains; in such beautiful scenery, where God's majesty is so apparent, it is hard to believe that the inhabitants could be "less than Christians;" given a tour of a town by an American resident; their party surprises Spanish girls while bathing; will visit Caracas next; affection for her.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?], [post 21 April 1851 - ante 13 November 1851].
    3 pages.ALS.

    His visit to and first view of Caracas; marvels at the beauty of Caracas, with its red roofs and pale green river; encountered the "wretched" looking Venezuelan army soldiers; put in a very dirty hotel room, which he had cleaned; accompanied an American gentleman late at night to see the sights; toured the capitol building, but wasn't impressed; expressions of love.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 29 July [1851?].
    2 pages.ALS.

    His good health; gets along well with the Flag-officer, who is a charitable man; he [James Barron Hope] writes many dispatches; attended church yesterday; sends his love.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], Navy Yard, [Norfolk, Virginia?], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Asks if she received her brandy and small notes; take care of herself and the children; write soon.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],Pensacola, Florida, to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia], 13 November 1851.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Joy at being in a place where mail can be easily received; worries about not hearing form his mother recently; his uncle is away on a hunting exhibition; walked by the Commodore, who surprisingly recognized him and invited him to dinner; attended church; enjoyed meeting several "pretty and agreeable girls" that night; asks her to write, and have his friends send him newspapers (The Hampton Enterprise).

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],Pensacola, Florida, to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?], 24 November 1851.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Concern over his letters not arriving; received a fine letter from "Grand Ma"; numerous expressions of affection and devotion; Uncle Pender[grast]returned from his hunting trip and gave him a cordial greeting; he spends many evenings with him and the Commodore; he is growing "uncomfortably fat," and his ship mates and lady friends say his is becoming quite handsome.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],Pensacola, [Florida], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?], 18 December 1851.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Explanation of the whereabouts of a missing letter; description of the extremely cold weather; the beauty of the ship when ice-covered; concern for her health during the cold weather in Virginia; uncertain of when his ship will depart.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],Pensacola, [Florida], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia?], 30 December 1851.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Wishes her a happy New Year with love; many thanks for her love and wisdom; promises to write often during his voyage to the Mediterranean, and wants many letters in return.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],[Pensacola, Florida], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia], 30 January 1852.
    2 pages.ALS.

    His voyage to the Mediterranean has begun with beautiful weather, especially for January; assures her of the ship's safety; his cruise will visit the W[est] I[ndies] Isl[an]ds; he will not forget her or her precepts.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],standing out to sea [Pensacola, Florida], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], 30 January 1852.
    2 pages.

    His ship's departure briefly delayed; received letters from both his mother and their friend Miss Lizzie [?]; feelings of love for her; he is in " excellent health;" he met Peter Massenburg, who works in the yard.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],[Pensacola, Florida?], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia], 6 June [18]52.
    1 page.ALS.

    His ship has received orders to depart tomorrow; tells her to look for his ship ten days after receiving this letter.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    Jane A. [(Barron)] Hope,Hampton, [Virginia], to [Miss J. C. Applewhart], [Flavanna County, Virginia], 17 July 1852.
    3 pages.ALS.

    She [Miss Applewhart] is much missed while away visiting relatives; James' return on the Cyaneand what a blessing it is; the imminent court-martial of the Cyane's Captain Pain; her great affection for her friend; thanks God for James' safe return.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    James [Barron Hope],[Portsmouth, Virginia?], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Hampton, Virginia], 6 August 1852.
    1 page.ALS.

    Worries about lack of mail, but cannot leave to investigate, as he has to testify in a court case; will visit in a few days; has not visited Norfolk in some time, due to her departure from it and the small number of friends there; has been on board for a large portion of the time; his health is fine.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James Barron Hope, [Hampton, Virginia?], to [Caroline M. Campbell], [Baltimore, Maryland], 22 January 1857.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Paraphrases a famous conversation illustrating the inability of an author to self-criticize; thanks her for her candid comments, which improve his works.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],Eastville, Virginia, to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], n.p., 18 April 1858.
    3 pages.ALS.

    His first note to her blew into the sea; pleasant voyage across the bay; found his friend Dr. Bob, who treated him kindly; dined today at Mr. Fisher's house, which is close to the ocean, and is within "pistol shot" of a burial place of the Gingaskin Indian tribe; asks her in jest to make a huge bag so he can tote her around with him; terms of endearment.

    Including ALS from James [Barron Hope], Eastville, Virginia, to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p.; visited [Chiru's?] grave, and reminds himself to subjugate the uncharitable feelings which sometimes rise up in his heart; will recite his poem at 11 o'clock tomorrow. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Hope Barron],Hampton, Virginia, to Carrie [Campbell], [Baltimore, Maryland], 29 May 1858.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Regrets not having corresponded in so long; his utter happiness since his marriage on June 10, 1857; how well-received his sketches, essays, and criticisms to the newspaper have been; example of how one lady compared him to Edgar Allan Poe; wants frank criticism of his works from her; his family's sympathy for her family's recent distress; Manna [Jane A. (Barron) Hope] and Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope] send their love.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    John Tyler, "Sherwood Forest" [Charles City County, Virginia], to J[a]mes Barron Hope, [Hampton, Virginia], [10] January 1861.
    1 page.ALS.

    His friends have been pressuring him to publish his "views on the present great crisis;" he is sending them to Richmond without sending them to him [James Barron Hope] first, due to a lack of time; they should be printed in Richmond's Wednesday papers; hopes that they meet his approval; asks for his criticism of them.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    W[illia]m A. Moncure,Richmond, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Hampton, [Virginia], 16 January 1861.
    1 page.ALS.

    Response to his inquiry concerning Virginia state stocks; quote of stock amount needed to realize $1000; as the stock is in his mother's name [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], he would need the power of attorney from her to execute a transaction; encloses a power of attorney form.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],n.p., [ca. 1 May 1861].
    1 page.ALS.

    From Fay Jones' desk in the Tannery Bank; mentions purchases made for family. General Johnston is in Richmond "at last."

  • Box-folder 1:3
    Mary [Blake],New York, [New York], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?], 18 May [1861?].
    4 pages.ALS.

    Hopes that letter will be delivered, despite the "dreadful state...throughout our once united and happy land."; glad to receive Janes's last letter, with its postscript from James; visited C[a]pt[ain]and Mrs. [David G.] Farragutin Hastings, [New York]; Frank [Mary's son?] is on duty at the Charleston, [South Carolina] Navy Yard, and wants to marry Sallie [?], but "this surely is no time for adding to one's loved [ones] and responsibilities."; her love to family and friends.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope], Richmond, [Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope], n.p., 5 June 1861.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Safe arrival in Richmond; has thought over their affairs; has been informed tht the "outrages at Hampton have been much exaggerated - Segar is hand and glove with the invaders;" [Jefferson] "Davis' arrival has opperated like a spell;" 50,000 men reported to be ordered from the South, it is hoped that the country will be cleared before long; he shall be careful; love to his family.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], Richmond, [Virginia], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., stressing his good health. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], [post 5 June 1861 - ante 3 February 1862].
    1 page.ALS.

    Will write her a long letter tomorrow; Clay [?] is very well, and in W[illiam]sburg, [Virginia]; asks if his mother has changed her draft [?].

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],[Richmond, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?], [post 5 June 1861 - ante 11 April 1865].
    4 pages.Incomplete. ALS.

    Dined and talked with his friend Thompson [?]; borrowed two volumes of Clarissa Harlowe from the state library; assures her that he is comfortable; don't worry about the news; Lee's army is daily gaining strength; resolution of building a new home; asks for an 8 page letter; does she like the book he sent?; how very much he loves her.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],Richmond, [Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope], n.p., 10 June 1861.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Their wedding anniversary; profuse praise for her role as his wife; saw several of their friends; since she, his mother, and their children are well, he is content; promises to take care of himself, since in doing so he is also taking care of her.

    Bears ALS from James [Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p. Will write tonight; she and Annie must comfort one another.

    Includes ALS from James B[arron] Hope, [Richmond, Virginia], to Jane [A. Barron Hope], n.p. He loves and prays for her to be good; will send her carriage this week. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],Richmond, [Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 11 June 1861.
    11 pages.ALS.

    Her letter's tone of Christian fortitude lifted him; he will see her again here on earth; plans to rebuild their home and replace household goods; keep a strong faith; anxious to hear of Jane's health; don't listen to rumors; will be going to W[illia]msburgnext; refutes friend's suggestion that [Williamsburg] should be evacuated; in reply to her request for a lock of hair, he thinks he has already given her one; compliments on being a wonderful wife; trust God.

    Bears ALS from James [Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to Jane [A. (Barron) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina]. Words of encouragement; hopes to tell grandchildren stories of the war of southern independence.

    Includes ALS from [James Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to Jane [Barron Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina]. Will send her carriage; be a good girl. 1 page.

    Includes ALS from [James Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina]. Lock of hair and brief note. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    Mary [Blake,sister of Jane A. (Barron) Hope], Naval Academy, [Annapolis, Maryland] to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., 12 June [1861?].
    4 pages.ALS.

    Received a long letter from Virginia [sister of both], which she knows will please Jane; yesterday the graduating class of the academy presented her [Mary Blake] with a "handsome sword;" her spirits have lifted somewhat; warns not to expect her to visit until she investigates the matter further; wants James to write and have Annie write a postscript; gives her love to the servants and family.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],Warrenton, [North Carolina], to James [Barron Hope],n.p., 17 June 1861.
    2 pages.AL.

    How much she and the children miss him; her new friends in Warrenton are quite pleasant; she worries about the military defense of the South, since it has "so many accessable points"

    Including ALS, 18 June 1861 from Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope], Warrenton, North Carolina, to James [Barron Hope], n.p. Worry over no word from James; please get a prescription for the baby if possible; asks when he can visit; wants to know his living arrangements; how busy the children keep her; counts their many blessings when compared to others. 2 pages.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],Williamsburg, [Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 22 June 1861.
    4 pages.

    His great affection for her; his quarters and clothes are agreeable; why the North will go bankrupt, and why the South will endure; almost 10,000 men [Confederates] in Williamsburg; the 1st North Carolina Reg[imen]tunder Gen[era]l [Daniel Harvey] Hillis remarkable for its "orderly behavior in camp and its gallantry under fire;" Hill is "a good soldier, an earnest Christian, and respected by all who know him for his piety;" he has not mentioned their "Foreign Relatives." 4 pages. ALS.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], [Williamsburg, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Contains a copy of a hymn he found; terms of affection; superiority of Southern troops in recent combat; report [mentions Lincoln] of only 29 men enlisting as of late in New York City.

    Includes NwsCl from [James Barron Hope], [Williamsburg, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Poem, "Beyond." 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    [James Barron Hope], n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 25 June 1861.
    2 pages.AL.

    Asks three questions he had forgotten in his last letter: if an acquaintance of his as he [James Barron Hope] had asked; how they have "arranged about the drought;" and if she would like for him to have her big wardrobe chest sent to her; the feeling at headquarters is that the war will be short, and he prays for it to be so.

    Including ALS from James [Barron Hope], n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. His joy at her good spirits, and his own good health. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    J[ames Barron] Hope,n.p., to Rosa [Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 25 June [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    How she may form her character while in her current position, staying with his mother and wife; be economical, avoid indolence, learn an occupation, and above all else, avoid frivolous, fashionable people; his mother is an example of the aforementioned qualities; her [Rosa's] father is in good health.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 26 June 1861.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Received letter from Uncle Sam[uel Barron],which requires his presence in Richmond; appears to have gained an appointment to a "safe" job as Commodore [French] For[r]est'ssecretary; delay sending letters until further notice; love for her and faith in God.

    Bears ALS from James [Barron Hope], n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. This letter is also to her.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], n.p., to [Jane Barron Hope and Anne Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Will send the carriage; loves them; P.S. instructs children to remind their mother [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope] to date and number her letters. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],Portsmouth, [Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?], ? July [1861].
    4 pages.ALS.

    Met Mr. White, who married a relative of his, Sarah [Eskridge?]; sat in the chair of his grand-father [George] Hope; faith in God; don't get depressed; wants to know about the children.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    John Tyler, "Sherwood Forest", [Charles City County, Virginia], to [John B. Magruder], [Yorktown, Virginia], 11 July 1861.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Introduction to his friend and esteemed neighbor, [James Barron Hope], who requested the introduction; describes him [James Barron Hope] as intellectual, honorable, brave, trustworthy, etc.; [James Barron Hope]'s leading object is to be the historian of the war; to write a true narrative, he would like to see passing events with his own eye; wishes him [John B. Magruder] additional glories.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],[Portsmouth, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], [post 14 July 1861 - ante 18 July 1861].
    4 pages.ALS.

    Charmed by her last letter, which described their daughter [Janie] chasing fireflies; his job is going well; keep saving money just in case anything happens; he has been visiting some friends, who have treated him with every kindness.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    Mary [Blake, sister of Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., to [Jane A. (Baron) Hope], Hampton, Virginia, 18[?] July [1861?].
    4 pages.ALS.

    Has news from Virginia [sister of both], who has married in Hamburg [Germany on 21 June 1861?], and began her honeymoon tour of Europe; feels that "poor Papa [Commodore James Barron] would look back with pleasure at their interest in visiting a place fraught with kindly remembrances of the attentions paid him in those dark days of his unjust suspension;" Virginia has complained of wanting frequent letters from Jane and James [Barron Hope]; is unsure whether she will be able to vacation; she [Mary Blake] is impatient for a letter from James, who is now the master of a ship, and delighted with the position's advantages.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    J[ames] B[arron] Hope,n.p., to Jane [Barron Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], [post 21 June 1861 - ante 30 July 1861?].
    3 pages.ALS.

    Encloses the wonderful doll he had promised her; wants her to teach her little sister to say her prayers, spell, and count; tell Mrs. Lacy that he believes "under Lincoln's Proclamation, the package for Mr. Drew is contraband..." and he shall confiscate it; he will eat [th]em [?] with a "lively remembrance of her;" be very good.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Please read Jane's letter to her; news from headquarters that the enemy was "driven back threetimes with great slaughter" [at 1st Bull Run, 21 July 1861]; this compensates and more for the N[orth] W[est] disaster[Battle of Rich Mountain, 11 July 1861]. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],[Portsmouth, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 23 July 1861.
    5 pages.ALS.

    Her last letter told him that [Nan]niehas been sick again; ask the doctor if she should have a change of air; if so, take her and Missee Sarah [servant?] to Jones' Springs for a month; his uncle and his family are in W[illia]msburg,and her father has decided to leave; her friends are not in danger; if her parents want to leave and need assistance, he will help them in every way that he can; very excited, as he just received news of a glorious Confederate victory [1st Bull Run, 21 July 1861]; his Uncle Sam[uel Barron]is being sent to North Carolina to take charge of coast defenses; keep praying.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], [Portsmouth, Virginia], to [Jane B. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Assures her that " Gen[era]l Leethinks Norfolk perfectly safe." [Note on envelope: "The Yorktownis off Craney Is[lan]d! ! ! So I hear." 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 30 July 1861.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Wrote mother yesterday, but was dissatisfied by its brevity; attended church twice; the second service was a Catholic Mass in honor of the victory at Manassas; description of the sanctuary; "Republican simplicity", or diversity of class in the congregation; enjoyment of the music; just received her letter; wants to know if Janey is getting better; visited Capt[ain] Clark[e?]along with Mr. Anderson; on 29 July visited several friends with Aunt M[ary,his mother's sister], but no one is as pretty or wonderful as she; her image is impressed upon his soul; he has thought of studying Divinity, and it is not out of the question; his love for the family.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    [James Barron Hope], n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?], 31 July [18]61.
    4 pages.AL.

    How he treasures her letters; is he correct in thinking that Baby Jane's health is slowly improving?; his uncle's [Samuel Barron] position is delicate, since he has not yet been ordered to hoist his flag, and until then he cannot take a secretary; made an offer to her brother to take Mrs. Whiting [Annie's mother?] and place her in Warrenton with Annie and James' mother; included Annie's father in the invitation, but expects that they will go to Gloucester; do not worry about her family members close to the Yankees, since the recent disaster [1st Bull Run, 21 July 1861] has really shaken them.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],[Norfolk, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 16 August [18]61.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Thankful that Annie has gotten better; he has sent a box to her, and another one is at Warrenton Depot; will start writing to her on Mondays and Fridays; love to the family.

    Includes ALS from James [Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Regrets she is ill; recommends placing a box of hot sand on her face; expresses love and gratitude. 1 page.

    Bears postscript from James [Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Enclosed certificate of deposit for $25; stress to economize.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    [James Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 17 August [18]61.
    1 page.AL.

    Received her note; surprised by her offer to send him money, since he sent her $25 in his last letter.

    Includes ALS, 19 August 1861, from James [Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Requests that she make a cape with a red flannel cross on the outside, to send to the Confederate troops for the coming winter; great enthusiasm and encouragement for the idea; attended church in Norfolk on Sunday, and dined with the Camps; has been told that her aunt and uncle are well.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],Norfolk, Virginia, to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 18 August [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Is not in need of her generous offer of money; "much provoked" that she has not yet received his package; joy after learning that Baby Jane's health has improved; Uncle Sam[uel Barron]is in Norfolk and sends his love; asks her to make a large coat to send to a Confederate soldier.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    [James Barron Hope], n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 28 August [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Appreciated both Janey's note and the bank draft very much; thinks that she should stay in Warrenton for the winter; both the cost and the possibility of further conflict dictate it; misses them very much, but is holding up well; the low cost of living in Warrenton will help in rebuilding their house later; twice mentions possibility of [Union] Gen[era]l [John Ellis] Woolattacking, with his close to 30,000 men; the winter will soon drift by; he will bring home wonderful items to put in the children's stockings; tell him if "our mother" needs anything; he has a good wardrobe for the winter; enjoys and is doing well in his job working for the Commo[dore, French Forrest].

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 29 [August 18]61.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Invested their money in two $500 and one $100 Confederate bonds; he will explain why when he writes his mother; is urging Clay's[?] claims at the [Navy?] Department vigorously; inquires how Rosa [a Hope relative staying with Annie and his mother] is getting along; a force is leaving for the coast of North Carolina, and in his despair of not being able to go, he cries, then writes "how strange an animal is man!"; love to the family.

    Bears postscript from James [Barron Hope], n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Saw the pretty wives of some departing officers, and these women didn't cry; he can't understand it.

    Bears postscript from [James Barron Hope], n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Rec[eive]d letter from Hon[orable] Robert Tylerassuring him of his services in Clay's behalf; "he writes very warmly."

  • Box-folder 1:4
    Tazewell Taylor, n.p., to James Barron Hope, n.p., 29 August 1861.
    1 page.ALS.

    The Confederate Loan has been made in Hope's name, for the sum of $1,100; the bonds have not yet been printed; and until they are he [James Barron Hope] has the option of taking coupon bonds instead of registered bonds; the bonds carry interest from this day.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], n.p., 31 August 1861.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Grieves that the newspaper report he sent her was erroneous; Uncle Sam has been captured in North Carolina, but not of his own fault; he [Uncle Sam] will be treated with respect due his rank; thank God that James did not take the position as his secretary, which he considered.

    Bears ALS from James [Barron Hope], n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],n.p., asking if Rosa [a Hope relative of James Barron Hope] is annoying her; glad that she liked the dress; thank you for the letter, which was well-timed.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 2 September [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Apologizes for not answering her letters; glad that she likes her dress; take good care of it, because if the war is protracted she may be without another gown so fine for quite some time; love for his children; glad that his letters please her; counts their many blessings "since the beginning of these troubles;" agrees that Hampton's destruction by fire was sad, but he would have done it himself rather than allowing its use as winter quarters for the enemy; "Drunk or sober...Magruder did well and wisely;" claims that the Yankees planned to burn it; Magruder had told him previously of this possibility; still believes [CSA General John B.] Magruderto be a great and moral commander; "the Yankees seem to think that the "road to 'Richmond' is up the Peninsula...;" predicts that if a fight occurs Magruder will follow the Yankees into Newport News; Clay's [?] appointment seems secure, through both himself and Mr. Rob[ert] Tyler; he worshipped at the Catholic church again; will write again tomorrow; kiss everyone for him.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],[Norfolk, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 7 September [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Just received her letter; plans to make Jennie a carriage; asks what kind of shoes she wants; gratitude to Dr. Howard for his care of Jennie; Clay has been appointed Q[uarte]r Master and Captain in the Confederate army; opinion that [CSA general Earl] Van Dornand his Texan troops can defend Texas well against invasion; has no more doubt of the Confederacy's success than he does in the Christian religion.

    Includes ALS, 7 [September 1861] from James [Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]; Explanation of difference between registered and coupon bonds; why he views coupon bonds as superior; the great kindness of his aunt, Mrs. [Samuel] Barron; concern for his mother's health; do not despond, but instead trust in God; delight in learning that Baby Jane climbed the steps; has written a poem on the Battle of Bethel, and plans to write Gen[era]l Magruderabout it; kiss his mother and the girls for him. 4 pages.

    Includes Ms from [James Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Diagram of belt for hiding valuables; instructions for burning the note after mastering its concept.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], [post 7 September 1861 - ante 3 February 1862].

    Relieved that she is now well; will send her box on the 13th; is saving a good amount of money; Mr. Chisman is a quarter master and will be stationed at Jamestown, [Virginia]; Mr. Chisman [?] has the same position; love to the family.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 14 September [18]61.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Attended church in Norfolk; attended the Catholic evening service with [George] Camp; visited some friends; her mother's brave resolution in looking her position in the face [her mother is terminally ill?]; puzzlement over Clay's not writing; assurance that he will help her mother in every possible way; mentions that previous and forthcoming confederate troop additions, and predicts that [Union General John Ellis] Woolwill "have his obituary written before he sees Norfolk, unless per chance he may go up in a balloon for that purpose;" waiting makes his Confederate force stronger; stresses that if Norfolk is attacked; she must resign her will and let him do his duty like a Christian gentleman; reminds her that death is only a temporary absence from those who believe Christ and his resurrection; kiss Mother and the "little chicks" for him.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    Jane A. [(Barron)] Hope,Warrenton, North Carolina, to Imogene Barron, n.p., 7 November 1861.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Surprise at how quickly time passes, especially in regards to the growth of young people; invitation to visit Warrenton, which she and Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope]appreciate for its inhabitants; is pleased to hear that her [Imogene Barron] brother Samuel has returned from California; mentions her two grandchildren; James [B. Hope]will send Jane anything that Imogene gives him, and that he will help her in any way possible.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    Jane [A.] Barron [Hope],Warrenton, North Carolina, to James [Barron Hope],[Portsmouth, Virginia], 20 December 1861.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Her strongest wishes for blessings and happiness for him; relays Jane Barron's message that she wants to see him soon; story about young Janie and her friend Annie Mallory; her opinion of the 'political horizon' as being one of "gloomy portent...But God can save us, I know..."

  • Box-folder 1:5
    Jane A. [Barron] Hope,Warrenton, North Carolina, to James [Barron Hope],n.p., 26 December 1861.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Her best wishes for him; thankfulness for both his recent letter, with a picture of her, and for being such a wonderful son.

    Includes AL [torn] from [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], to [James Barron Hope], n.p. Her sympathy for their family and friends near their old home, since their old church now lies in ruins, and their friends are scattered. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Jane A. (Barron) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 2 January [18]62.
    6 pages.ALS.

    Worries about her health; thanks her for both her recent letter and her care since his youth; the Commodore returned today, and they talked for several hours; he will write a letter to Aunt V[irginia]tomorrow, or try; his writing for the newspaper is "really an amusement;" don't worry about this extra work, as it is very easy.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    J. Wilcox, Raleigh, [North Carolina], to Ja[me]s B. Hope,Ports[mouth, Virginia], 3 January [1862].
    1 page.Telegram.

    Dr. Howard thinks that his mother [Jane A. (Barron) Hope] is very sick; tells him to come immediately.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    [James Barron Hope], Richmond, [Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 29 May 1862.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Has only received one of her letters recently; he has written her profusely in the vain attempt of assuring her of his "unutterable devotion;" is currently Judge Advocate in court [officer of proceedings in a court-martial]; thankful to God for his mercies.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    [James Barron Hope], n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], [post 1 June 1862 - ante 11 April 1865].
    2 pages.Incomplete. AL.

    Instructions on sending Confederate coupon bonds to him; wants her to always have at least $6,000; assuages her loneliness by giving the example of Gen[era]l Lee,or the poor privates, who never get to visit their families; sent her [Edward] Bulwer [Lytton]'slatest novel; thank Mrs. A [?] for keeping Annie and the children under her roof; wants long letters; love for her and the children.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],Richmond, [Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 4 June [18]62.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Still working in court; he is in good health; hope for postwar happiness; assurance that the Federal gunboats will never get to Richmond; supposed dispiritedness of the Union troops; report of [Union] General [Silas] Caseybeing killed [false]; feels that the major battle of Richmond is imminent; please write letters with more details of the children; his love for her.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],[Richmond, Virginia?], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina], 9 July [18]62.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Distress that she is still sick; scolds her for not attending the doctor's appointment he had arranged; he is coming home within the next two weeks; can only stay for a short time; asks for the names of items which she and the children want; assurance that "McClellan and the North have rec[eive]d a blow from which they will not soon recover;" [Union General Ambrose E.] Burnside'sarmy was with [Union General George B.] McC[lellan]during the Seven Days campaign [but Burnside was in North Carolina until 6 July 1862]; he [James Barron Hope] has been offered a staff appointment; love for the family.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],Richmond, [Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina], 1 February 1863.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Attended church today; sermon was excellent; his young friend Gordon [?] fell asleep during the sermon; grieved at her depression; assures her that if he ever becomes gravely ill, he will send a messenger; spent a night with his cousin I[mogene]; wants her to write more, and longer letters; he is well, and politically optimistic; kisses for the girls and her.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    A. F. Leonard, Jetersville, Virginia, to J[ames] Barron Hope,[Richmond, Virginia?], 23 June [18]63.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Writing for the second time to request information on where to find a reasonably-priced home; lists several names mentioned to him as possible accommodators; asks for the benefit of his experience in this matter, including probable expenses; usually attends the P[rotestant] E[piscopal] church; would be obliged to him for a letter to any of his acquaintances.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    [James Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 28 August [18]63.
    4 pages.AL.

    The Yankees' latest cavalry probe is no threat; Confederate forces are roughly equal in number to the Federals; Gen[era]l R[obert] E. Lee,plus Major Gen[era]ls [John B.] Hoodand [Arnold] Elz[e]yare in Richmond; the town "looks very cheerful;" spent an evening with Uncle S[amuel Barron]; relief at receiving her letter describing Jennie's improved health; look into your housing arrangements, but do not worry; is considering becoming a 'man-milliner' after the war; affection for the family.

    Includes drawing with narration on back from [James Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina]. Skit of a conversation between a general, a widow, and a "young hopeful." 2 pages.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],[Richmond, Virginia], to Annie [B. (Whiting) Hope],[Warrenton, North Carolina?], 1 September [18]63.
    8 pages.ALS.

    Delighted by her note and the flower sent by Jennie; will visit this month will be around the 20th; have shoes made for the children; loved Nannie's note, with good descriptions and a drawing of Annie; in good spirits, especially since Gen[era]l Leewas just there, looking healthy and cheerful; keep him informed on prospects of success in getting board or lodgings; encouraged that her last note less morbidly self-conscious; thanks God for Jennie's improvement; he will try and get the baby heads [?] although he fears it will be impossible; he is well, and loves her.

    Includes NswCl from [James Barron Hope], [Richmond, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?]. Article on the advantages of wearing boots and how to have them made. 1 page.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],[?, Virginia], to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], [Warrenton, North Carolina?], [post 1 September 1863 - ante 11 April 1865].
    1 page.ALS.

    Has gotten the servants off; things are quiet; had no duties assigned to him, so he visited her father's house and offered his services; they were just now declined; he shall come to her as soon as possible; keep quiet and trust in God.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    James [Barron Hope],n.p., to [Annie B. (Whiting) Hope], n.p., [post 25 July 1864 - ante 11 April 1865].
    2 pages.Incomplete. ALS.

    Liza [?] has some disease of the spine; Willie Peeks died at Winchester; saw several family friends; fears of a [Federal] raid; 1st L[ieutenan]t Wayneis dead; with so much misery in the world, he is thankful to God for his mercies to them; mention of becoming a milliner after the war; love to the family.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    William Mahone, Richmond, Virginia, to Bradley T. Johnson, [Richmond, Virginia], 28 September 1874.
    1 page.Cy of ALS.

    Desires to know if the enclosed hand bill was "written and authorized to be put out" with his knowledge; if so, whether he approves of it now.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Bradley T. Johnson, Richmond, Virginia, to W[illia]m Mahone,[Richmond, Virginia], 28 September 1874.
    1 page.ALS.

    The handbill enclosed in [Mahone's] note was written with [Johnson's] knowledge and is now being circulated with his approbation.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    W[illia]m Mahone,Richmond, Virginia, to Bradley T. Johnson, [Richmond, Virginia], 28 September 1874.
    1 page.Cy of ALS.

    Has received [Johnson's] reply to his note; in the reply [Johnson] adopts derogatory statements made against Mahone in a handbill; [Mahone] denounces the handbill as a "malicious falsehood" and denounces Mahone as its author.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Bradley T. Johnson, Richmond, Virginia, to W[illia]m Mahone,[Richmond, Virginia], 28 September 1874.
    1 page.ALS.

    Received his last note, handed to him by J[ohn] S[ergeant] Wise; he has telegraphed a friend, and will send a communication when he arrives.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Bradley T. Johnson, Richmond, [Virginia], to William Mahone [Richmond, Virginia], 29[?] September [18]74.
    1 page.ALS.

    His friend Col. R. Snowden Andrews is fully authorized to act for him and will communicate with any friend he designates.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Memorandum by James Barron Hope, describing a conversation with Colonel R. Snowden Andrews concerning the Andrews-Mahone dispute, 29 September 187[4].
    2 pages.AMsS.

    Discussion of time and place for the duel.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Memorandum by R. Snowden Andrews describing a conversation with James Barron Hope, who informed him of Gen. Mahone's arrest, 2 October 1874.
    1 page.AMsS.

    [James Barron Hope] offered himself in Gen. Mahone's place, which was politely declined.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    S. Bassett French, Richmond, [Virginia], to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 21 April 1877.
    9 pages.ALS.

    Upset with views held by those from Rockbridge, Virginia, who opposed railroad consolidation; leaders of this faction included a M. Ganett, a Mr. White, and a Mr. Allan, the latter two of which were professors at Washington College; mentions a state judge, Mr. Anderson, and his son, William, both of whom switched to the anti-consolidation faction; implies that the anti-consolidators bribed state officials; lists the votes of both state houses on the bill chartering the Atlantic, Maryland, and Ohio Road; this letter is just to refresh his memory.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Hugh Blair Grigsby, "Edgehill," [Charlotte County, Virginia], to [James Barron] Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 11 October 1879.
    4 pages.ALS.

    Positive response to his [James Barron Hope] letter concerning the Battle of Yorktown centennial celebration; presents legal view of holding Congress to its 1781 pledge of the erection of a statue at Yorktown; lists relatives of Edmund Randolph, who read the pledge in 1781; thinks one of these relatives should read the resolution at the celebration; mentioned the matter to, and received a positive response from, the Massachusetts Historical Society President Robert C. Winthrop; enclosed is a copy of Congress' 1781 resolution; regards to his family.

    Includes Cy of M of Congress [Washington, D. C.]; concerns erection of a marble column at York, Virginia 1 page.

    Includes postscript from [Hugh Blair Grigsby, Edgehill, Charlotte County, Virginia], to [James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia]. The centennial celebration should be a national undertaking; lists what the steps of the celebration should be.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    [?], n.p., to Capt[ai]n [James Barron] Hope,n.p., [188?].
    2 pages.AL.

    Great reception of Hope's speeches, and the honor it has brought, both to him and to the state of Virginia; although these demonstrations are sincere, they are from the "worse half of humanity," to the better half, which speaks "in the vernacular of the heart," must express its thanks in another way; flowers accompanied the letter to show their appreciation; puts Hope on the same literary level as [Edgar Alan] Poeand [John Reuben] Thompson.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Edward V. Valentine, Richmond, Virginia, to [James Barron] Hope,n.p., 5 May 1880.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Story once told to him concerning the sculptor [Johann Christian] Rauch; gratification from Hope's understanding of both Homer's literature and his own sculptures; he plans to show "cultivated people" Hope's impressions of his work; his brother is ill; his family sends their regards; looking forward to his next visit.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Benj[amin] S. Ewell,[Williamsburg, Virginia], to James Baron Hope, n.p., 28 June 1881.

    Encloses a resolution of the College of William and Mary Board of Visitors, concerning "the matter in Oct. 1879" and was "offered by Gen[eral William B.] Taliaferro;" Taliaferro spoke [to Ewell] in kind and grateful terms of [James Barron Hope]; his grandfather Benjamin Stoddert, served in John Adams' cabinet, and he ha inherited his politics; admiration of [James Barron Hope's] consistent course." 1 page. ALS. Bears postscript from B[enjamin] S. Ewell, [Williamsburg, Virginia], to [James Barron Hope], n.p. "the College and Williamsburg will be a part of Norfolk, so do all you can to restore it."

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Geo[rge] Fred[eric]k Holmes,[Charlottesville, Virginia], to Ja[me]s Barron Hope,Norfolk, [Virginia], 5 December 1881.
    1 page.ALS.

    Pleasure upon learning that [James Barron Hope] will deliver his "York Town Centennial here;" insists that he stay at his house; it will delight the children, his wife, and himself to reminisce with him.

  • Box-folder 1:6
    A[braham] C. Myers,Washington, [D. C.], to J[ames] Barron Hope,n.p., 20 January 1882.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Has just learned of his impending visit to Washington, at the invitation of leading Congressmen, to read his Yorktown Centennial Poem; his bad health may prevent his attendance, but he desires to see him; their mutual friend Judge [John Blair] Hopeis now a Congressman, and will be equally happy to see him.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    W. Gordon McCabe, Petersburg, Virginia, to Ja[me]s Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 16 June 1883.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Busy with final examinations, but wants to assure him he would never believe that [James Barron Hope] would "accept any questionable position;" his reliance on [James Barron Hope] and Dick Pegram in the present, "shameless time;" sympathy for his 'tempest of wrath' [?]; love to the wife and family.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    J[ames] B[arron] H[ope],[Norfolk, Virginia], to John [?], n.p., 17 December 1883.
    2 pages.ALS.

    He sent 50 copies of Janey's [Janey Barron Hope] story today, which were 20 cents per copy; don't feel obligated to get rid of them all; thinks he will be pleased with the story; Janey seems bent on a career in literature; thanks for "the trouble you took in my own matter;" love to his family.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    [W.] G[ordon] M[cCabe],Petersburg, Virginia, to James Barron Hope, Norfolk, Virginia, 19 May 1884.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Arrived safely at home; how much he enjoyed visiting; has read the work sent to him and will send it back soon; describes the work as interesting 'in spots;' insists that [James Barron Hope] and the family visit soon.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    John Goode, Washington, [D. C.], to [James Barron] Hope,n.p., 12 December 1884.
    3 pages.ALS.

    The Washington monument is to be dedicated in two months; [Robert] Winthropis scheduled to speak, and [Oliver Wendell] Holmesis being discussed as the poet of the occasion; he wishes to have [James Barron Hope] selected, since Virginia was "the mother of Washington;" if it is acceptable he will submit his name to the committee; asks for copies of his poems read at Yorktown, Jamestown, and Richmond, if available.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    Rob[ert] C. Winthrop,Boston, Massachusetts, to J[ames] Barron Hope,n.p., 18 February 1885.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Thanks him for the complimentary editorial in The Landmark; great disappointment at his own illness and consequent inability to speak at the dedication of the Washington Monument; wish that [James Barron Hope] had been assigned an ode for the occasion; his son is sending him a confidential copy of the speech prior to its delivery in Washington; hopes that it is satisfactory; he dare not write any more due to his health; regards.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    W[illia]m F. Vilas,Washington, D. C., to James Baron Hope, [Norfolk, Virginia], 15 July 1886.
    3 pages.ALS.

    Acknowledgment of both his kind note and gratifying editorial concerning his administration of the Office of the Postmaster General; owes him a debt for his help in guiding public opinion; most deeply pleased by the thought that he [James Barron Hope] has feelings of friendship towards him.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    W[illia]m F. Vilas,Washington, D. C., to Ja[me]s Barron Hope,Norfolk, Virginia, 22 July 1886.
    1 page.PLs.

    Request for an evaluation of the local postal situation at Newport News, Virginia, and the applicants for the vacant postmaster position in that city.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    R. C. Taylor, Norfolk, Virginia, to [Jane Barron] Hope [Marr],[Lexington, Virginia?], 20 September 1887.
    1 page.ALS.

    Enclosed is a copy of the Norfolk City School Board's resolutions concerning the death of James Barron Hope; he [R. C. Taylor, Clerk of the School Board] also begs to convey his deep feelings of admiration and affection for him [James Barron Hope], and his sympathy for the family.

    Includes list containing resolutions following [James Barron Hope's] death, which honor him and also mourn his passing. 1 page. Cy of D.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    H. T. Jones, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Janie [Barron] Hope Marr,n.p., 10 November 1895.
    1 page.ALS.

    Recently received her "circular letter" concerning the collection and publication of her father's poems; he found an original poem by [James Barron Hope] in his deceased wife's belongings, and has enclosed a copy of it for her use.

    Includes Cy of poem by [James Barron Hope], "Inscribed to Miss Mollie by her distinguished friend and fellow citizen Jeemes B. Hope." 3 pages.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    Frederick T. Amiss, Richmond, Virginia, to R[obert] A. Marr,Lexington, Virginia, 13 March 1900.
    1 page.ALS.

    Enclosed are pamphlet, newspaper clippings, and sample page of "our new pamphlet advertising 'A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves';" the four-page pamphlet will be ready soon; his company will do everything in its power to push the sale of this book; anything connected with the V[irginia] M[ilitary] I[nstitute]will receive his special attention; kind regards.

    Includes NswCl from Richmond Times Dispatchconcerning A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves, n.d. 1 page.

    Includes NwsCl from Norfolk Journal, n.d., praising A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves, n.d. 1 page.

    Includes sample of A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves. 4 pages. PM

    Includes Tcy of Ms from four-page pamphlet on A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves. 1 page. Tcy of Ms.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    John Critcher, Washington, D. C., to [Janey Barron Hope], n.p., 14 March 1900.
    2 pages.ALS.

    John W. Goode recently sent him a copy of the Conservative Review of March, 1900, which contained articles by both Goode and her [Janey Barron Hope]; a short time later he read a review of her article in the Norfolk Landmark, which expressed his opinion in much better terms than he himself could write; he [Janey's Uncle] and her aunt are both in good health; love to her mother, her husband and the children.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    R. S. Thomas, Smithfield, Virginia, to Janey [Barron] Hope Marr,2 May [19]03.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Her father was largely instrumental in "promoting and procuring the monument" at Yorktown; his address read at Yorktown was a great work of prose; would very much like to read it again; also asks if she know where the address of another Yorktown orator, [William G.?] Blaine,might be obtained.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    J[ohn] L[esslie] Hall,Williamsburg, Virginia, to [Janey Barron Hope Marr], n.p., 22 February 19[07].
    1 page.TLS.

    The College of William and Mary desires to display pictures of distinguished alumni at the Jamestown Exposition; requests a photograph or engraving of Hope; following the exhibition the pictures shall be hung in the library.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    J[ohn] Lesslie Hall,Williamsburg, Virginia, to [Janey Barron Hope Marr], [Blacksburg, Virginia], 26 February 1907.
    2 pages.ALS.

    Pleased to hear that she can furnish a picture of her father; needs a medium-sized picture to go with a group of William and Mary literati; other items sent will adorn the walls of the Carnegie Library; asks if James or Samuel Barron were William and Mary students; whether they were or not, their pictures can be used by the college; William and Mary has two copies of Virginia Bay Leaves, and will display one at the exhibition; he has quoted from it in his new book Half Hours in Southern Literature; Pres[ident Lyon G.] Tylerhas her father's picture in his new edition of The Cradle of the Republic, just released.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    L[uther] C[ampbell] Lindsley,Williamsburg, Virginia, to Janey [Barron] Hope Marr,Blacksburg, Virginia, 15 December 1907.
    1 page.ALS.

    The College Magazine will publish a poem by one of its distinguished literary alumni during each month from January to June; will begin with its greatest poet, James Barron Hope; would like to publish "A Little Picture", and also borrow the engraving of his portrait.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    Cary F. Jacob, Williamsburg, Virginia, to [Janey Barron Hope] Marr,Norfolk, Virginia, 1 February 1920.
    1 page.TLS.

    He has been asked by the State Board of Education to prepare a series of pictures telling the history of Virginia literature; requests a list of places associated with her father; would also like to have a list of contemporary Virginians that should be included in his list; regrets that he cannot include the work of Mrs. [J.] Westmore Wil[l]cox,due to its subject matter.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    [Janey Barron Hope Marr], Norfolk, Virginia, to [Cary F.] Jacob,[Williamsburg, Virginia], 3 February 1920.
    2 pages.Cy of TL.

    Pleased to learn that he is giving his talents to "dear 'Old William and Mary';" gratifying that Virginia has not forgotten James Barron Hope; suggestions of places relating to her father, including the statue at Jamestown and the Lee statue in Richmond; brief biography of Hope; mention of her father's address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduating classes of William and Mary on July 4, 1858; list of contemporary Virginia writers worthy of his investigation.

Writtings, n.d.
Box: 1-2
Series 2: Writings
  • Box-folder 1:8
    Subseries A: Poetry, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Poem [by James Barron Hope]; opening line: "Seeking the Poem in its perfect bloom", n.d.
      22 pages.Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Poem, "The Teacher of his Age,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      1 page.Df of Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Poem, "Moonrise on the Chesapeake,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      1 page.Df of Poem.

      Bears NwsCl of poem, Sunset;taken from the Norfolk Landmark.

    • Box-folder 1:8
      Poem, Evening on Hampton Roads,[by James Barron Hope]; written for the Norfolk Landmark, n.d.
      1 page.Df of poem.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Poem, "Swift", [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      1 page.Df of Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Incomplete poem, second page beginning "The fidders they all fiddled"; [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      12 pages.Page 1 is missing. Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Incomplete poem [by James Barron Hope], beginning "Plain men have fitful moods...", n.d.
      1 page.Fragment.

      Includes sketch of ballerina on reverse side. 1 page. ASk.

    • Box-folder 1:8
      Last page of poem [by James Barron Hope]; first line: "Ah realm of tombs! but (let us) bear"; on subject of Virginia and [Robert E.] Lee,n.d.
      1 page.Fragment.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Part of page 19 of a poem [by James Barron Hope]; first line: "Tho' all within, good spirits, hold dominion," n.d.
      1 page.Fragment.
    • Box-folder 1:8
      Incomplete doggerel verse, beginning "I am told that a good moral," [by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      1 page.AMs.
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Subseries B: Prose Stories, Remarks, and Notes, 1856-1874, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Incomplete prose story, "The Baron of Leibenstien," [by James Barron Hope], [1856].
      1 page.AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Poem, "The Rector of Sherwood", [by James Barron Hope], [1857].
      4 pages.Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Remarks [by James Barron Hope] concerning the circumstances surrounding the near duel between Bradley T. Johnson and William Mahone in 1874; Hope was Mahone's second, [post 3 October 1874 - ante December 1874?].
      6 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Notes on grammar for Norfolk school; includes the Lord's Prayer, the Lord's Prayerin Saxon, and notes on spelling, 1886.
      13 pages.AMs.

      Written in the hand of James Barron Hope.

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Short composition, "The Vase of Diana,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      2 pages.AMsS.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Incomplete poem [by James Barron Hope]; first page (page 6) begins "From yonder stream, where the bridge is arched", n.d.
      7 pages. Pages 6-12.Poem.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Incomplete poem [by James Barron Hope]; opening line: "Seeking the Poem in its ancient tomb", n.d.
      9 pages. Pages 1-5, 9-10, 19-20.Cy of poem.
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Draft of a poem [by James Barron Hope]; opening line: "Sleep'st thou my muse, why com'st thou not to cheer?", n.d.
      3 pages.Df of poem.

      Second and third pages are almost exact copies of first.

    • Box-folder 1:9
      Poem [by James Barron Hope]; opening line: "One hundred years ago"; [probably delivered orally in Lynchburg, Virginia], n.d.
      5 pages.Poem.
  • Box 1-2
    Subseries C: Book Manuscripts, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1:10
      Untitled prose story [by James Barron Hope]; first line: "How long Ms. O'Rocekity and", n.d.
      15 pages.Drama. Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:11
      Prose story, "Our Boys In Grey,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      8 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:11
      Prose story, "John Bull and the Bear,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      3 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:12
      Incomplete manuscript of Under the Empire; Or The Story Of Madelon,n.d.
      21 leaves.Includes [but not limited to] Chapters XXII - XXIV. Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:13
      Incomplete prose story [by James Barron Hope], set in France; first line: "Imagine an improvement on", n.d.
      10 leaves.[Chapter 6?]. Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:14
      Prose story, "Fate Turns up the ease,"[by James Barron Hope], n.d.
      11 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:15
      Prose story, "Meatre,"[by James Barron Hope]; set in Paris, n.d.
      16 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:16
      Prose story, "A Ship,"[by James Barron Hope].
      11 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 1:17
      Untitled prose story [by James Barron Hope], opening line: "It was impossible to converse as..."
      23 pages.Df of AMs.

      Story begins in New York City, from which the main character is about to depart.

    • Box-folder 1:18
      Book manuscript for Col. Cockney Hops, n.d.
      76 pages. Chapters 1-6.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:1
      Book manuscript for Col. Cockney Hops, n.d.
      71 pages. Chapters 7-9, 12, 13.Df of AMs.
  • Box-folder 2:2-14
    Subseries D: Essays, Addresses, and Plays, 1850-1871, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete essay [by James Barron Hope], page 13 beginning "But if Englishmen in those days...", n.d.
      4 pages.AMs.

      Pertains to European history.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete essay [by James Barron Hope] on American history, n.d.
      6 pages. Pages 9 through 14.AMs.

      Primarily on the Declaration of Independence.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete address [by James Barron Hope]; 1st page [page 29] begins "I shall now give you some account", n.d.
      14 pages. Pages 29-42.AMs.

      Possibly a part of the "Press and Printer's Devil."

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete address [by James Barron Hope], beginning "Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen of the Institute, Ladies and Guests - Antithesis is ever suggestive...", n.d.
      8 pages.AMs.

      On the subject of Virginia history; compares the modern social system favorably with that of the eighteenth century

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete address [by James Barron Hope], beginning on page 3 with "obtain a pecuniary consideration...", n.d.
      4 pages. Pages 3-6.AMs.

      On the subject of American and European societies.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Incomplete play [by James Barron Hope]; first page [not originally 1st] begins "others princes-camp and court saw us...", n.d.
      9 pages.AMs.

      Characters include Don Diego, Jon Alonso, Conrad, and Rhodolph.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Prose story [by James Barron Hope]; opening line: "Showing how the Doctor's hat blew off, and the Captain told his story....", n.d.
      5 pages.Df of AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:2
      Page from narrative history [in hand of James Barron Hope]; subject is War of 1812; stops in mid-sentence, n.d.
      1 page.Fragment.
    • Box-folder 2:3
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to the Patrick Henry Literary Association [in Richmond, Virginia]; begins: "Fellow citizens, Many years have fled and been entombed . . .", 4 July 1850.
      16 pages.AMs.

      James Barron Hope's first speech ever delivered.

    • Box-folder 2:4
      Address [to a Virginian educational institution] [by James Barron Hope]; begins: "Six years ago, in the month of April," [1871].
      25 pages.AMs.

      Much of the speech relates to morality.

    • Box-folder 2:5
      Address [by James Barron Hope] made at Yorktown, Virginia, 19 October [18]81.
      36 pages.1st page is missing. AMs.

      Includes references to the earlier celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement; this was given at the Yorktown Centennial celebration.

    • Box-folder 2:6
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to a civic governmental assembly; written while Superintendent of Norfolk schools; opens: "Mr. Prost and Gentlemen, In so grave a matter as the present . . .", [ca. April 1886].
      24 pages.Df of AMs.

      Mentions the appropriation of public funds.

    • Box-folder 2:7
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to a North Carolinian organization; opens with: "Mr. President and Gentlemen," [post 1865].

      Last page [?] seems inconclusive; main subjects are history and government.

    • Box-folder 2:2
      Address [by James Barron Hope] [to a Young Ladies' School Graduation]; 1st page missing; 2nd page begins: "cheeks of the hue of roses...", [post 1865].
      13 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:9
      Address to the Orphan's Asylum in Richmond, [Virginia], [by James Barron Hope], [post 1865].
      26 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:10
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to Hollins Institute, on the subject of charity, n.d.
      19 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:11
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to a Virginia Organization; inspirational account of Virginia history, n.d.
      28 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:12
      Address [by James Barron Hope] on the modes by which the United States expanded; first line: "The growth of this Republic is a familiar topic", n.d.
      17 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:13
      Address [by James Barron Hope] to a Virginian, all-male Institute; begins: "Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen of the Institute, Ladies and Gentlemen: Antitheses is ever suggestive", n.d.
      48 pages.AMs.
    • Box-folder 2:14
      Address [by James Barron Hope], "A Study in Comparative Geography, Illustrated by Ideal Maps, with a Commercial Application,"n.d.
      40 pages.AMs.

      Concerns the commercial history of Virginia.

Miscellaneous Materials, 1820-1923, n.d.
Box-folder: 2:15-19
Series 3: Miscellaneous Materials
  • Box-folder 2:15
    A. K. S., [?], Maryland, to [James Barron Hope], [Norfolk, Virginia], 25 August 1879.
    3 pages.Cy of M.

    Tribute by unknown woman to his work Under The Empire.

    Bears ALS from Kensey Johns, Sudley, [Maryland], to [James Barron] Hope, Norfolk, [Virginia]; Above tribute is by a lady friend of his; he may print it in The Landmark, or throw it away; greetings to the family.

  • Box-folder 2:15
    "To Miss Jane Barron Hope," [by Hugh Blair Grigsby], [Charlotte County, Virginia?], [ante 1882].
    1 page.Poem.
  • Box-folder 2:15
    "My Powhatan Pipe," by J[ohn] Esten Cooke,[Boyce?], Virginia, 30 May 1885.
    4 pages.AmsS. Poem.
  • Box-folder 2:15
    Excerpt from Alexander von Humboldt's, New Spain, n.d.
    8 pages.Cy of Ms.

    The potato from a historical point of view; written in hand of James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 2:15
    "A Proclamation By the Commandr and Commissionrs of Accomack," n.d.
    1 page.Cy of D.

    Following the beheading of Charles I this proclamation affirmed the loyalty of the authors to Charles II; signed [in the original] by Edm: Matthews Clc. Cur. [original is probably in Accomack County records].

  • Box-folder 2:15
    Excerpts from Howison's History of Virginia,n.d.
    1 page.Cy of Ms.

    Concerns religious laws in Virginia; written in hand of James Barron Hope.

  • Box-folder 2:15
    Brief biography of James Baron Hope, unsigned, n.d.
    4 pages.Ms.

    Apparently intended to accompany the poem Lioni Di Monota;mentions his attendance of, and B. A. degree from, the College of William and Mary.

  • Box-folder 2:16
    Deed for sale of land by George and Elisabeth Camp to Commodore James Barron; $300 in exchange for a lot in Hampton, Virginia, 1 January 1839.
    4 pages.DS.
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Certificate of Ja[me]s Barron Hopeas member of the Norfolk Mexican Veteran Association, signed by Ja[me]s [F.?] Milliganand Jno. D. Simms, 30 March 1881.
    1 page.PDS.
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Certificate of J[ames] Barron Hopeas City Superintendent of Schools for Norfolk, Virginia, signed by Fitzhugh Lee and Geo[rge] W. Harveyhurst[?], 30 January 1886.
    1 page.PDS.
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Certificate of Ja[me]s Barron Hopeas City Superintendent of Schools for Norfolk, Virginia, signed by Fitzhugh Lee and L. R. Holland [?], 15 May 1886.
    1 page.PDS.
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Preamble and Resolutions mourning the death of James Barron Hope, by the Pickett-Buchanan Camp of Confederate Veterans of Norfolk, Virginia, of which he was a member; signed by Rev. B. D. Tucker, Judge T. S. Garnett, Col. L. D. Starke, M. Glennan, and T. B. Jackson, 20 September 1887.
    2 pages.Cy of D.
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Resolutions following the death of James Barron Hope by the "A. F. V. A. M." organization, of which he was a member; signed by S[amuel] P[reston] Moore[?], W[illia]m R. Galt,W[illia]m H. Burroughs,and Walter H. Taylor, 3 October [1887].
    2 pages.Cy of D.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article with the heading "Georgetown"; describes the duel which took place on Wednesday, March 22, 1820 between Commodores Stephen Decatur and James Barron, 24 March 1820.
    1 page.NwsCl.

    Commodore Decatur was mortally wounded, while Commodore Barron was seriously wounded; contains the funeral procession for Commodore Decatur.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Address given before the Neotrophian Society of the Hampton Academy, by James Barron Hope, 25 July 1856.
    15 pages.PM.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Flyer, "Down With Mahone Interference!", [September 1874].
    1 page.PM.

    Accusing Mahone of plotting to control Richmond, and spreading lies concerning [Bradley] Johnson; [relates to near duel, in which James Barron Hope was Mahone's second].

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper clipping of the New York Heralddescribing the events concerning the aborted duel; mentions James Barron Hope, 3 October 1874.
    1 page.NwsCl.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "The Cities of Virginia,"28 April 1880.
    2 pages.NwsCl.

    Describing James Barron Hope's speech on that subject on the previous night in Association Hall, [Richmond]; [article is from the Richmond State].

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper heading, "For The House Of Delegates,"6 November 1883.
    2 pages.NwsCl.

    Recommendations for the above offices; article urging that no alcoholic beverages be consumed around election time; article stressing [William] Mahone'sfaults, which stirs up racist fears and seeks to belittle [Mahone].

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Charges Against Judge Godwin,"listing supposed wrongdoings by the judge, primarily relating to nepotism, [1883?].
    1 page.NswCl.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Mahoneism, What We May Expect Under Mahone Rule,"[November 1883?].
    4 pages.NwsCl.

    Address by Danville, [Virginia] merchants and businessmen "to the White Men of Virginia"; accuses Mahone of favoring Negroes over whites; urges that conservative Democrats be voted for.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Mayor Wm. Lamb Restrained,"[November 1883].
    2 pages.NwsCl.

    Mayor of Norfolk barred from erecting barricades at the polls on election day.

    Includes newspaper article, "Riot In Danville;"Negroes fought whites; several Negroes killed. 1 page. Nwscl.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    "Extracts from Diary of Janey Hope;" a parade at which James Barron Hope was honored, 20 November 1883.
    2 pages.Ms.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Note by [Janey Hope Marr]; her father's well-received prose poem, 23 June [18]84.
    2 pages.Fragment.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Note by [Janey Hope Marr]; her father's attendance of the National Democratic Convention in Chicago, 8 July 1884.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Card and ribbon from national Democratic Convention in Chicago; James Barron Hope was a delegate, 8 July 1884.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Typed diary entry by [Janey Hope Marr]; glad that a Democratic President, Grover Cleveland, has been elected, 9 November 1884.
    1 page.TMs.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Postcard to James Barron Hope, announcing a meeting for the Presidential Committee on Reception; signed by W[illiam] W[ilson] Corcoran,2 February 1885.
    1 page.ACS.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Booklet from President Cleveland's Inauguration, 4 March 1885.
    24 pages.PM.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, begins: "We here give the notes from which he spoke;"notes from a speech given by [James Barron] Hopeon George Washington, [ante 15 September 1887].
    7 pages.NwsCl.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article with the heading, "Dueling In The Old Navy,"16 January 1910.
    1 page.NwsCl.

    Discloses the facts of the Hope-Jones duel and of some other affairs; blames the duel on Jones' second.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Hope's Landmark,"4 January 1912.
    1 page.NwsCl.

    James Barron Hope's association with the Norfolk Landmarkand the Norfolk Virginian Pilot.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article announcing the death of Annie Beverley Whiting Hope, widow of James Barron Hope; she lived to age 95; [Norfolk, Virginia newspaper?], [1 June 1920].
    1 page.NwsCl.
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Norfolk - Fifty Years Ago, From the Norfolk Virginian, October 2, 1873,"[2 October 1923].
    1 page.NwsCl.

    Detailed the presentation of a gold pencil to James Barron Hope by the staff [of the Norfolk Landmark].

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Newspaper article, "Letters Written During A Cruise In the West Indies,"from the Petersburg, [Virginia], South-Side Democrat,n.d.
    1 page.NwsCl.

    Narrates the arrival of the U. S. Sloop-of-War, Spray,at a port in the Caribbean, and the officers' desire to go on shore.

  • Box-folder 2:18
    Newspaper article, "In Memoriam - Honors To Confederate Dead,"in Norfolk Virginian,19 June 1884.
    2 pages.PM.

    Norfolk's first Memorial Day; James Barron Hope was the Commander of the Pickett-Buchanan Camp of Confederate Veterans.

  • Box-folder 2:19
    Miscellaneous fragments and envelope.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Annie Beverley Whiting Hope,
  • Benjamin Stoddert Ewell,
  • Bradley Tyler Johnson,
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810- 1894.
  • Goode, John, 1829-1909.
  • Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806- 1881.
  • Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856-
  • Hoge, John Blair, 1825-1896.
  • Hope, Annie Beverley Whiting, 1825-1920.
  • Hope, James Barron, ed.
  • Hope, James Barron.
  • Hope, Jane Armistead Barron, 1791- 1862.
  • Hugh Blair Grigsby,
  • J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887.
  • James Barron Hope,
  • Jane Armistead Barron Hope,
  • John Bankhead Magruder,
  • John Blair Hoge,
  • John Goode,
  • John Lesslie Hall,
  • John Tyler,
  • Johnson, Bradley Tyler, 1829-1903.
  • Jonathan Pembroke Jones,
  • Jones, Jonathan Pembroke.
  • Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871.
  • Mahone, William, 1826-1895.
  • Robert Charles Winthrop.
  • Simms, Lyman Moody.
  • Tyler, John, 1790- 1862.
  • Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908.
  • Wermuth, Paul Charles.
  • William Freeman Vilas,
  • William Mahone,
  • Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809- 1894.