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Berkeley Family Papers, 1828-1865

Berkeley Family Papers, 1828-1865
Mss. 39.2 B44
25.0 Items
Scope and Contents

Family correspondence of the Rev. Parke Farley Berkeley, an Episcopal minister, his sister, Ann Butler (Berkeley) Berkeley, and his wife Mary Eppes (Thweatt) Berkeley; and of Mary B. Thweatt. Includes letters from Lewis Minor at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

Letter, 18 February 1835, details a stagecoach ride; letter, 21 December 1844, discusses agricultural meetings and the division and sale of slaves to settle an estate; and letter, 30 August 1862, written by Charles Middleton, describes and justifies his failed suicide attempt.

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Collection is arranged chronologically.
Berkeley family
Berkeley, Ann Butler Berkeley
Berkeley, Mary Eppes Thweatt
Berkeley, Parke Farley (1808-1888)
Middleton, Charles
Minor, Lewis
Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century
Agriculture--United States--History--19th century
Barclay family
Coaching--United States--History--19th century
Episcopal Church--Clergy
Episcopal Church--History--19th century
Kenyon College--History
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century
Suicide--United States--History

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Berkeley Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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