J. D. Eggleston Papers Joseph D. Eggleston II Papers CA.000102

Joseph D. Eggleston II Papers CA.000102


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Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections

Hampden-Sydney College
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
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Sarah Almond

Repository
Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections
Identification
CA.000102
Title
J. D. Eggleston Papers 1750/1952
URL:
http://archivespace.hsc.edu:8081/ark:/45832/44
Quantity
2 Linear Feet, 3 boxes; 1 bound typescript
Language
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Dupuy Eggleston II Papers, CA 000102, Hampden-Sydney College Archives and Special Collections, Hampden-Sydney, VA

Processing Information

Processed by: Sarah Almond, 2020 April; machine-readable finding aid created from previous inventories by: Sarah Almond, 2020 May.


Biographical/historical note

Joseph Dupuy Eggleston II (1867-1953) was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1886. Eggleston taught in public schools in Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina, accepting the role of superintendent of the Asheville, NC public schools in 1893. He worked briefly at the University of Tennessee as the editor and secretary of the Bureau of Information and Publicity of the Southern Education Board before returning to Prince Edward County, Virginia, where he served as the superintendent of the county schools, elected to State superintendent in 1906. In 1913, he accepted the presidency of what is now known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, resigning in 1919. He then served as president of Hampden-Sydney College for twenty years, from 1919 until his retirement in 1939. He continued to live on campus until his death in 1953, where he was frequently contacted to search the school's 'records of attendance, graduation, and the conferring of degrees' in order to locate alumni and provided genealogical information.

Scope and Contents

The Joseph D. Eggleston II Papers document Eggleston's tenure as president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1919 to 1939, as well as his retirement, when he continued to conduct genealogical research pertaining to Prince Edward County, Virginia, and to live on the Hampen-Sydney College campus. Primarily dating from 1934 to 1951, the collection includes copies of public addresses and presentations, photos, correspondence, newspaper clippings, historical documents used in genealogical research, addenda, and obituaries, including material related to fundraising for, design, and construction of the Watkins Bell Tower, named after Hampden-Sydney Professor Asa Dupuy Watkins and erected in 1934. The last series of this collection includes a bound typescript of historical and genealogical research written, conducted, and collected by Eggleston.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into 4 series:

01. Alumni Notes: Research and Correspondence by Recipient

02. General Correspondence by recipient

03. Watkins Bell Tower Records

04. Historical and Genealogical Records

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Prince Edward County, VA
  • United States--History
  • Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--United States

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Prince Edward County, VA

Container List

Archival Resource Key
Alumni Notes: Research and Correspondence by Subject
Mixed Materials box: 1 Mixed Materials box: 2 1829-1951English.
Archival Resource Key
General Correspondence by Recipient
Mixed Materials box: 3 1946-1952English.
Archival Resource Key
Watkins Bell Tower Records
Mixed Materials box: 3 1934-1944English.
Archival Resource Key
Historical and Genealogical Papers
Mixed Materials Bound typescript: 1 1790-1947English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 1 Archival Resource Key
    Address at Manakin Church
    1937English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Address at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
    1938English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 3 Archival Resource Key
    Address at exercises held near Scottsburg, Halifax County, VA
    1939English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Address at unveiling of tablet in memory of Nathaniel Venable and his wife, Elizabeth Michaux Woodson
    1939English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 5 Archival Resource Key
    Address presenting the bronze tablet at Longwood
    1941English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Address at the unveiling of portrait of Judge Asa D. Watkins
    1944English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Presentation of gavel to Virginia branch of National Huguenot Society
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 8 Archival Resource Key
    Midway Academy
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Letter of resignation as Clerk of the Session
    1947English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 10 Archival Resource Key
    Hon. Thomas Stanley Bocock, an Address by Mrs. William Cabell Flournoy
    1947English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 11 Archival Resource Key
    Investigation by the Board of Trustees as to the charges made of proselyting by College officials
    1790English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 12 Archival Resource Key
    Letter concerning the life of Dr. B. M. Smith from Dr. J. Gray McAllister
    1946English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 13 Archival Resource Key
    References to Hampden-Sydney College in The Watchman and Observer and The Central Presbyterian compiled by Dr. J. Gray McAllister
    1854English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 14 Archival Resource Key
    Melancholy Event (Langhorne-Edie Tragedy)
    1857English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Dr. John William Draper and the Old Camera
    1947English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 16 Archival Resource Key
    Letter from R. V. Lancaster Jr. concerning Providence Church
    1946English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 17 Archival Resource Key
    Providence Church. Louisa County, VA
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 18 Archival Resource Key
    Libraries and Social conditions in Charlotte County, written by Miss Elizabeth U. Gaines
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 19 Archival Resource Key
    List of books: Charlotte Court House
    1838English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 20 Archival Resource Key
    School Teacher's Account Book, Nottoway County, VA
    1834-1866English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 21 Archival Resource Key
    Sketch of the Smithy of John W. Rodgers at Kingsville, VA, 1830-1833
    1938English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 22 Archival Resource Key
    Who Wrote Our Original Charter?
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 23 Archival Resource Key
    Concerning article on Hampden-Sydney College from the Richmond Enquirer, July 27, 1821
    1945English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 24 Archival Resource Key
    Fact and Fiction concerning John Brown's Execution by A. C. Hopkins
    1884English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 25 Archival Resource Key
    By way of explanation (William E. Griffis, Abner Crump Hopkins, Thomas Hughes, Daniel W. Voorhees, Andrew Hunter)
    undatedEnglish.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 26 Archival Resource Key
    Tribute to the late Hon. Andrew Hunter by D. W. Voorhees
    1889English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 27 Archival Resource Key
    Blair Family Genealogy
    1946English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 28 Archival Resource Key
    Family Notes by Christopher C. Scott (copy)
    1939English.
  • Text Bound typescript: 1 Chapter: 29 Archival Resource Key
    Informal sketch of the life of William Henry Harrison by Mrs. Elizabeth Irwin Harrison Buckner
    1938English.