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Maupin-Washington Papers, 1732-1932

Maupin-Washington Papers, 1732-1932
Mss. 65 M44
271.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1732-1932, of the Maupin and Washington families. The bulk of the papers, 1850-1870, are letters received by Peter Grayson Washington who served as Assistant Secretary of the U. S. Treasury from 1853- 1857. Most of the letters relate to political patronage, Democratic Party politics and the various responsibilities of the Treasury Department. Later letters relate to Washington's work as a claims agent in Washington, D. C. and to his investments in New York City. The collection also includes letters written to Socrates Maupin (1809-1871), professor of medicine at the University of Virginia, including letters to him and correspondence of his son Chapman Maupin (1846- 1900), during the American Civil War and while studying in Europe. Letters and ephemera relating to Chapman Maupin's interest in his Washington forbearers are included as well. There are also land records, autographs and a carte-de-visite of Edwin Booth.
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This collection is organized into five series. Series 1 contains the personal and business correspondence of Peter Grayson Washington; Series 2 contains correspondence of the Maupin family; Series 3 contains genealogical information; Series 4 contains deeds and other items relating to the exchange of land; Series 5 contains miscellaneous material; Series 6 contains photographs. This collection is arranged chronologically by date within each series. Series 1 is divided into subseries by years.
Legal documents
Medicine--Study and teaching--Virginia
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Dept. of the Treasury

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Administrative Information

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.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Rex Corbin Maupin of Portsmouth, Va..
Gift of 271 items
Preferred Citation
Maupin-Washington Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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