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Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908

Title
Flora Adams Darling Papers, 1862-1908
ID
Mss. 39.1 D25
Extent
10.0 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
4700 items
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, chiefly 1890-1908, of Flora (Adams) Darling, concerning her founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Society of Daughters of the Revolution, and the National Society, United States Daughters of 1812. Prominent correspondents include Edward William Bok, Jessie Benton Fremont, William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin, George Frisbie, John Tyler Morgan, William Mahone, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, and Lyon Gardiner Tyler.

Also included are family correspondence, letters from Spanish Ambassador E. Dupuy deLome, Mrs. Darling's writings, correspondence about her gifts to Bruton Parish Church and the College of William and Mary, newspaper clippings, and miscellany.

Acc. 2008.225 addition is a research paper by Robert P. Sutton, a graduate student in the Department of History, entitled "Darling Papers" which describes this collection and includes transcriptions of many letters.  Filed in box 1 of collection.

Other URL
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/wm/viw00083.frame
Arrangement
Organization: This collection is organized into 7 series. Series 1 contains letters and information pertaining to the Daughters of the American Revolution; series 2 contains letters and information pertaining to the Daughters of the Revolution; series 3 contains letters and information pertaining to the Daughters of 1812; series 4 contains Official correspondence, bills, and reports; series 5 contains personal letters, series 6 contains miscellaneous items and series 7 contains an addition to the collection, 1993.59. Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series by subject.
Creators
Darling, Flora Adams (1840-1910)
Bok, Edward William (1863-1930)
Fremont, Jessie Benton (1824-1902)
Goodwin, William Archer Rutherfoord (1869-1939)
Hoar, George Frisbie (1826-1904)
Mahone, William (1826-1895)
Morgan, John Tyler (1824-1907)
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812-1883)
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1853-1935)
Subjects
Daughters of the American Revolution
General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
Genres
Correspondence
Financial records
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
1908.
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: Flora A. Darling and the Estate of Flora A. Darling.
Gift: 4,536 items, 1908. Acc. No. 1993.59; Gift: ca. 50 items, 1993.
Related Materials
See also letters to Lyon G. Tyler, 1905-1909, concerning the College of William and Mary, historical matters, gifts to the College Library, fund raising writings, portraits of Flora Adams Darling and Jefferson Davis in the President's Office Files, c. 1888-1935, under "Fund raising-Flora Adams Darling." Archives Acc. 1984.19. (27 items)
Related Publications
Darling, Flora Adams. <i>Founding and organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Revolution</i>. Philadelphia: Independence Pub. Co., c1901. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: 369.135 D24 Darling, Flora Adams.1607-1907. <i>Memories of Virginia; a souvenir of founding days</i>. Washington D.C., c1907.Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number:F229 .D21 Darling, Flora Adams. <i>Mrs. Darling's letters, or Memories of the civil war</i>. New York: J.W. Lovell company, c1883. Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: E605 .D22 Hammond, Jennifer J. "Flora Adams Darling and the Daughters of the American Revolution" 1993. Honor's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1993, H34.
Preferred Citation
Flora Adams Darling Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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