A Guide to the John C. Culin Family Papers, 1856-1924 MS 88

A Guide to the John C. Culin Family Papers, 1856-1924

A Collection in
the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Collection number MS 88


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Collection number
MS 88
John C. Culin Family Papers, 1856-1924
Physical Characteristics
5 folders .
Culin Family

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

John C. Culin Family Papers, MS 88, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. C.C. Wells, Charlottesville, Virginia

Biographical Information

John Cleburne Culin (1834-1890) was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and came to Charlottesville, Virginia before the Civil War. He was a tailor by trade. He married Sarah F. Farish (1829-1916) on 16 April 1857. During the Civil War he was a Captain of Company A, 19th Virginia Infantry. He was wounded seven times during the war and lost a leg during the Battle of Five Forks and was taken prisoner. He lived the rest of his life in Charlottesville.

John and Sarah were the parents of Charles E. (1858-1917), Lewis (1860-), Robert E. (1867-1944), and John Cleburne (1871-1918). John Cleburne Culin II was also tailor and lived in Charleston, South Carolina and Charlottesville, Virginia. He married Lilian Molter. His son, John Cleburne Culin III (1896-1918), served in the 116th Infantry during World War I and was killed in France on 17 October 1918. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

Scope and Content

These papers relate to the family and descendants of John Cleburne Cullin (1834-1890). Of particular interest are the letters of John C. Culin III, written from France during World War I to his mother Lilian Culin.

Folder 1: Includes the Civil War military record of John C. Culin (1834-1890) and a copy of his will. 1856-1924.

Folder 2: Tailor's ledger, 1869-1871, kept by John C. Culin (1834-1890).

Folder 3: Letters from John C. Culin, III to his mother, 1917-1918.

Folder 4: Receipts, 1865-1915.

Folder 5: Items related to the teaching career of Lilian Culin, 1922-1924.


Collection is arranged in 5 folders.

Index Terms


  • Culin, John Cleburne III, 1896-1918.
  • Culin, John Cleburne, 1834-1890.