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G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1873-1941

G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1873-1941
Mss. 84 M32
11.0 Cubic Feet
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10139 items
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Papers, 1895-1935, of George Walter Mapp consisting chiefly his of personal and professional correspondence. Topics in the correspondence include women suffrage, Prohibition, 1918 First District of Virginia Congressional Democratic primary, 1928 presidential election, and the 1929 Virginia gubernatorial Democratic primary. In addition to papers pertaining to Mapp's political career, much of the collection pertains to Mapp's legal practice on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and includes supporting notes and documents referring to specific cases. There are pamphlets, speeches and newspaper clippings covering his political career from 1911 to 1929. Prominent correspondents include S. O. Bland, Harry Flood Byrd, James Cannon, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll) Chandler, Adele Clark, George Preston Coleman, Mary Haldane Coleman, Thomas S. (Thomas Staples) Martin, Lucy Randolph Mason, R. Walton (Robert Walton) Moore, John Garland Pollard, Claude A. Swanson, E. Lee (Elbert Lee) Trinkle, Lyon G. Tyler and Lila Meade Valentine. The collection also includes correspondence of Mapp's law partner, Herbert Barnes.
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Organization: This collection is arranged into 7 series. Series 1 contains correspondence of G. Walter Mapp; Series 2 contains correspondence of Herbert Barnes; Series 3 contains political papers; Series 4 contains legal and/or business papers; Series 5 contains books, other printed material, and artifacts; Series 6 contains addition 1994.88; and Series 7 contains addition 1995.50. Arrangement: This collection is primarily arranged alphabetically either by correspondent's last name or by county name.

Series 6 and Series 7 are filed in Box 12.

Mapp, G. Walter (1873-1941)
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
Legal documents
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
United States--Lawyers
United States--Politics and Government
Virginia State Senate
Fliers (printed matter)

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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.
Acquisition Note
Acc. no. 84-17; Gift: 9,988 items, 1984. Acc. no. 1994.88; Gift: ca. 150 items, 1994. Acc. no. 1995.50; Gift: 1 item, 1995.
Related Materials
See also G. Walter Mapp Faculty/Alumni File, University Archives, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Related Publications
Robert A. Hohner, <i>Prohibition and Politics: the Life of Bishop James Cannon, Jr.</i> (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c1999). Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Call Number: BX8495 .C245 H64 1999
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G. Walter Mapp Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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