Inventory of the Dora and Cara Armistead Papers, 1880-1950 Armistead, Dora and Cara Papers Mss. Acc. 2006.54

Inventory of the Dora and Cara Armistead Papers, 1880-1950

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2006.54


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Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2006.54
Title:
Dora and Cara Armistead Papers 1880-1950
Quantity:
3036.00
Creator:
Armistead, Dora Travis, 1890-1979 Armistead Family Armistead, Cary Champion, d. 1944 Armistead, Cary Peyton, 1856-1901 Armistead, Gregory Armistead, Maria, 1858-1897 Armistead, Meriwether Irving, d. 1945 Armistead, Rowland Cara Conkey, Ruth Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Papers from the household of Dora Travis Armistead (1890-1979) and Rowland Cara Armistead, sisters of Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes letters, personal, financial and business papers of Cary Peyton Armistead (1856-1901), father of Dora and Cara, Steward of Eastern Lunatic Asylum (now Eastern State Hospital), and prominent local Episcopal Church and school leader; Eudora Ester Armistead (d. 1940), mother; Cary Champion Armistead (d. 1944), brother, and lawyer for a time in Detroit, Michigan; Meriwether Irving Armistead (d. 1945), brother, and lawyer in Williamsburg; and Dora and Cara Armistead, elementary school teachers; along with materials related to relatives in the Armistead family, most notably Gregory Armistead, brother, who died at an early age; and Julia Maria Armistead (1858-1897), sister of Cary Peyton. The papers pertain primarily to Armistead family finances, health and personal affairs, the financial operation of the asylum/hospital, and school and church issues. Also included are a number of undated and unlabeled photographs, schoolwork of the Armistead siblings as children and college students, letters to Cary Peyton from College of William and Mary Presidents Benjamin S. Ewell and Lyon G. Tyler, and a long series of letters to Cary Champion from girlfriend Ruth Conkey.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Dora and Cara Armistead Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information

Processed by Zach Hilpert, P.J. Bell and Samantha Besora in 2006.


Scope and Contents

Papers from the household of Dora Travis Armistead (1890-1979) and Rowland Cara Armistead, sisters of Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes letters, personal, financial and business papers of Cary Peyton Armistead (1856-1901), father of Dora and Cara, Steward of Eastern Lunatic Asylum (now Eastern State Hospital), and prominent local Episcopal Church and school leader; Eudora Ester Armistead (d. 1940), mother; Cary Champion Armistead (d. 1944), brother, and lawyer for a time in Detroit, Michigan; Meriwether Irving Armistead (d. 1945), brother, and lawyer in Williamsburg; and Dora and Cara Armistead, elementary school teachers; along with materials related to relatives in the Armistead family, most notably Gregory Armistead, brother, who died at an early age; and Julia Maria Armistead (1858-1897), sister of Cary Peyton. The papers pertain primarily to Armistead family finances, health and personal affairs, the financial operation of the asylum/hospital, and school and church issues. Also included are a number of undated and unlabeled photographs, schoolwork of the Armistead siblings as children and college students, letters to Cary Peyton from College of William and Mary Presidents Benjamin S. Ewell and Lyon G. Tyler, and a long series of letters to Cary Champion from girlfriend Ruth Conkey.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Photographs
  • Topical Term:

  • College of William and Mary--History--20th century.
  • Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History.
  • Episcopal Church--Virginia--Clergy--20th century.
  • Lawyers--Virginia--Correspondence.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Armistead, Cary Champion, d. 1944
  • Armistead, Cary Peyton, 1856-1901
  • Armistead, Dora Travis, 1890-1979
  • Armistead, Gregory
  • Armistead, Maria, 1858-1897
  • Armistead, Meriwether Irving, d. 1945
  • Armistead, Rowland Cara
  • Conkey, Ruth
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert
  • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935