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James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923

Title
James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923
ID
Mss. 93 H77
Extent
195.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and literary works, chiefly 1861-1874, of James Barron Hope (1829-1887), soldier, author (poet, orator, and novelist), and newspaper editor, of Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia. The papers deal mainly with his 1849 duel with Jonathan Pembroke Jones; his West Indies naval cruise (1851-1852); his Confederate military service (1861-1865); and the aborted 1874 William Mahone-Bradley Johnson duel, in which Hope was Mahone's second. The majority of correspondence with his family is with his wife Annie Beverley (Whiting) Hope, and his mother, Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope. Prominent correspondents include Benjamin S. Ewell, John Goode, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John Lesslie Hall, John Blair Hodge, General Bradley T. Johnson, General John B. Magruder, President John Tyler, William F. Vilas, and Robert C. Winthrop. The collection also contains numerous newspaper clippings.
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Other URL
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/wm/viw00094.frame
Arrangement
Organization: This collection is organized into 3 Series. Series 1 contains personal correspondence; Series 2 contains the writings of James Barron Hope; Series 3 contains miscellaneous material. Arrangement: This collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically by date.
Creators
Hope, James Barron (1829-1887)
Subjects
Dueling--Virginia
Poets, American--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc
Genres
Correspondence
Manuscripts (document genre)
Languages
English

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Administrative Information

Acquired
03/23/1961.
Restrictions
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.
Rights
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
 Source: Miss A. W. Marr.
Gift: 195 items, 1961.
Related Materials

There are two collections within the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary that relate to this Collection. They include the Samuel Barron Papers and the James Barron Papers.

The Samuel Barron Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include papers and correspondence of three generations of Samuel Barrons, all of whom were involved in naval affairs. Samuel Barron Papers, 1793-1942. 538 items. Collection number: Mss. 65 B29

The James Barron Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include correspondence and papers of Commodore James Barron relating to his career in the United States Navy, and especially relating to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair in 1807 and to his duel with Stephen Decatur. James Barron Papers, 1776-1899. 2,759 items. Collection number: Mss. 65 B27

The James Barron Hope Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1835-1907.993 items. Collection number: Mss. 65 H77 Materials include correspondence, manuscript poems, editorials, stories, and sketches.

Preferred Citation
James Barron Hope Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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