Baughman, Minnie A. Commonplace Book

Minnie A. Baughman Commonplace Book, 1864-1865 Ms.2018.038


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.038
Title
Minnie A. Baughman Commonplace Book1864-1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Baughman, Mary Amelia (Minnie), 1847-1917
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a commonplace book owned by Minnie Baughman of Richmond, Virginia. Mary Amelia Baughman, known as "Minnie," was the daughter of George and Mary Jane Greer Baughman and sister of Confederate soldiers, George, Jr., Greer H., Charles C., and Emilius A. Baughman. The book dates from November 1864 to July 1865 and contains Minnie's algebra work, French vocabulary, grammar, and a large amount of poetry and Confederate patriotic songs.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Minnie Baughman Commonplace Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Minnie Baughman Commonplace Book, Ms2018-038], Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Minnie A. Baughman Commonplace Book was purchased by Special Collections in April 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Minnie Baughman Commonplace Book was completed in May 2019.


Biographical Note

Mary Amelia (Minnie) Baughman was born in March 1847 to George and Mary Jane Greer Baughman in Maryland. The family relocated to Salem, Virginia, in 1847, and later to Richmond, in 1856. Minnie appears to have never married. In 1900, she was living with her two widowed brothers, Charles and Greer. Minnie died in 1917 and is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a commonplace book owned by Minnie Baughman of Richmond, Virginia. Mary Amelia Baughman, known as "Minnie," was the daughter of George and Mary Jane Greer Baughman and sister of Confederate soldiers, George, Jr., Greer H., Charles C., and Emilius A. Baughman. The book dates from November 1864 to July 1865 and contains Minnie's algebra work, French vocabulary, grammar, and a large amount of poetry and Confederate patriotic songs.

Related Material

Baughman Family Papers, 1837-1968, n.d. (Ms2018-031). Finding aid available online.
Greer and Emilius Baughman Civil War Letters to Mary Jane Baughman, 1862-1863 (Ms2018-037). Finding aid available online.
Greer and Emilius Baughman Civil War Letters, 1862-1865 (Ms2018-036). Finding aid available online.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Confederate States of America -- Social Life and Customs
  • Richmond (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Homefront
  • Women -- History

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Baughman, Mary Amelia (Minnie), 1847-1917

Container List

folder 1
Commonplace book
1864-1865