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Coleman-Wilson Papers, 1775-1989

Coleman-Wilson Papers, 1775-1989
Mss. 96 C67
6.93 Cubic Feet
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1602 items and 79 diaries.
Scope and Contents

Letters, chiefly 1919-1964, written by Mary Haldane Begg Coleman (1875-1967) of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson (1881-1965), of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Diaries of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman and Isabella Haldane.

Other correspondents include Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Mary H.B. Coleman's daughter and Alida Wilson Davidson, the daughter of Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson.

Scrapbooks containing information on John Tyler, Tyler descendants, and the Tucker family. Photographs mainly of Coleman family and friends; collection of medals awarded to James Southall Wilson, husband of Julia Tyler Wilson. Also included in collection are a letter from Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson and two Virginia pound notes dated 1775.

Subjects covered in the collection include the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, World War I and II, Begg and Tucker genealogy and life in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson was the daughter of Lyon Gardiner Tyler and the granddaughter of President John Tyler. Mary Haldane Begg Coleman was the wife of George Preston Coleman, mayor of Williamsburg. George P. Coleman was a direct descendant of St. George Tucker.

Mary Haldane Begg Coleman Diaries.  75 volumes.  January 1893 to March 1965.  Mary Haldane Begg Coleman is the Mother of Janet C. Kimbrough.  All volumes have been microfilmed and are located in the Microform area, Swem Library, CS71 C692 2006 Mary Haldane Begg Coleman Diaries.

Isabella Haldane Diaries. 4 volumes.  January 1883 to November 1888.  Isabella Haldane is the Aunt of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman and lived with the Begg Family in Campbell County, Virginia during the period the diaries were written.  All volumes have been microfilmed and are located in the Microform area, Swem Library, CS71 C692 2006 Isabelle Haldane Diaries.

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Organization: This collection is organized into 6 Series: Series 1 contains letters, Series 2 contains material relating to various material, Series 3 contains miscellaneous material, Series 4 contains photographs, Series 5 contains awards and medals, and Series 6 contains scrapbooks. Arrangement: This collection is arranged into series which are then primarily arranged chronologically by date. Those folders with multiple dates are located at the end of each series.  Series 7 contains diaries.
Coleman, Mary Haldane Begg (1875-1967)
Davison, Alida Wilson
Haldane, Isabella
Kimbrough, Janet C. (Janet Coleman)
Wilson, Julia Gardiner Tyler (1881-1965)
Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)
Begg family
Campbell County (Va.)--History
Coleman family
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Tucker family
Williamsburg (Va.)--History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--Social life and customs
Wilson, James Southall
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Detailed Description

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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.
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: Alida Wilson Davison;  Cynthia Kimbrough Barlowe and Raymond D. Kimbrough, Jr. (Diaries).

Gift: 1,602 items, 6/19/1991.

Gift.  Diaries, 1993.

Related Materials
Microforms, Swem Library, CS71 C692 2006 Mary Haldane Begg Coleman Diaries. Volumes 1 - 40.  8 reels.
Preferred Citation
Coleman-Wilson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Diaries added to Archon in 2012.
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