This collection contains letters and other papers, 1872-1902, of H. H. Riddleberger (1844-1890) of Woodstock, Virginia who retained the titles of member of the House of Delegates, 1871-1875; State Senator, 1879- 1882; and U.S. Senator, 1883-l889. Among the correspondents are: William Mahone, William E. Cameron, Winfield S. Hancock, Roscoe Conkling, Robert Toombs, Fitz-John Porter, John W. Daniel, and John Goode. There are letters from Riddleberger to his wife Emma Belew Riddleberger and to their children.
Organization: This collection has been organized into two Series: 1. Letters and 2. Miscellaneous Material. Arrangement: Series 1, containing the bulk of the collection, are a series of letters arranged in chronological order by date. Those items with no date or an unknown date are placed at the end of the series. Series 1, Subseries are separated by year. Everything else remaining in the inventory was then classified as miscellaneous papers and sorted into various Sub-series, found at the end of the finding aid.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
In addition to the collection's custodial history (see below), between 1977 and 2003 numerous materials were donated to W&M and one purchase was made by W&M.
Acc. 2003.60 Addition. Gift.
See also: Mss. Acc. 2003.60, Harrison Holt Riddleberger Papers Addition
Harrison Holt Riddleberger Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Collection intellectually combined in 2009.
Collection Material Type:
See Also: http://vip.lib.virginia.edu:8080/cocoon/vivaead/published/wm/viw00011.xml.frame