A Guide to the Maury Family Papers Maury Family. 16

A Guide to the Maury Family Papers

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 16


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Collection Number
Maury Family Papers 1807-1872
11 letters

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Maury Family Papers, Accession 16, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by the Library in 1938.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Scope and Content

This portion of the Maury Family papers is comprised of eleven items, dating from 1807 to 1872, n.d. Ten of these items are family letters, mostly to Reuben Maury . The other item is a small bound volume, originally begun as an account book, which contains several recipes.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ann Maury
  • Benjamin Maury
  • Bishop
  • Evelina
  • Francis F. Maury
  • John Maury
  • Jupiter
  • Matthew Maury
  • Reuben Maury
  • Rutson Maury
  • Thomas [Maury]

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Buckingham Court House
  • England
  • Virginia
  • Warren
  • Williamsburg

Item Listing

Francis F. Maury to Reuben Maury
1807 Jan 26

Francis describes to his brother his social activities in Warren and in the neighborhood of Buckingham Court House

John Maury to Reuben Maury
1810 Feb 21

John describes social happenings in Williamsburg and imparts family news to Reuben

John Maury to Reuben Maury
1816 Jan 28

A brief letter which mentions another letter to a brother named Thomas [Maury]

Matthew Maury to Reuben Maury
1819 June 28

Matthew writes of family news, mentions his travels in various parts of Virginia , and his plans for returning to England

Rutson Maury to Reuben Maury
1833 July 20

Rutson mentions the sale of two slaves named Jupiter and Evelina by a Mr. Bishop . Rutson expresses his concern that they will be transported out of state by a "Negro-trader". Rutson states that he would not have dealt with Mr. Bishop if he had known this might have happened.

Ann Maury to Reuben Maury
1834 Dec. 3

Ann writes to her uncle to request that 16 hams be sent to her, and she gives specific instructions for packaging and shipping them so they will not spoil. She offers to send wine in trade for the hams. She gives him family news, mentions that she has all white servants except for one named Phil. She also discusses the condition of someone in the family named James who has probably been institutionalized, perhaps for alcoholism.

Ann Maury to Cousin Lucy
1872 Jan 1

Family news

Ann Maury to Cousin Lucy
1872 Jan 16

Family news

Ann Maury to Nannie
1872 May 11

Family news

Benjamin Maury to [ ]

An invitation to come for a visit and go deer hunting because they are getting too numerous.

Bound volume

This volume contains two pages of accounts on "the amount of notes given out to collect for 1840". The rest of the volume consists of recipes.