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Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A, 1776-1925

Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A, 1776-1925
Mss. 98 M99 Group A
7.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Group A;  Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.<p>

Includes Barton Myers' writings (speeches and reports), correspondence, invitations to events and the Jamestown Exposition of 1907 and newspaper clippings. Also includes letters and telegrams of sympathy to Myers' wife Meeta Hamilton (Burrage) Myers upon his death, as well as letters to their parents by Barton Myers, Jr., R. Baldwin Myers, and Louisa "Loutie" Barton Myers Lloyd. The sons' letters concern World War I, military service; the daughter's letters concern her life in Japan (as the wife of an Episcopal missionary).<p>

Prominent correspondents include William Wirt, John Randolph (1773-1833), St. George Tucker, Bushrod Washington, Littleton Waller Tazewell, William Mahone, Thomas Nelson Page, John W. Daniel, Thomas S. Martin, Claude A. Swanson, William Hodges Mann, Cyrus McCormick.<p>

Oversize items include uncut confederate bonds and a diploma for Samuel Myers, plus other material.<p>

In 2011, Boxes 9 and 10 were added to the collection.  The inventory does not appear on the Contents List, but is noted on the Finding Aid/Box List.

The Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) has been divided into three groups, A, B, and C. This finding aid is for Group A only. Overall, the papers of the Myers, Burrage and Graham families document six generations of a prominent Jewish family of Norfolk, Va. The bulk of the collection relates to Moses Myers and his children, particularly Samuel (1790-1829), John Myers (1787-1830) and his grandson Barton Myers (1853-1927). There are papers of collateral relatives Col. James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), topographical engineer and Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage (1867-1954).
Myers, Moses (1752-1835)
Myers, Barton (1853-1927)
Myers, Kate Baldwin
Myers, R. Baldwin (1883-)
Episcopal Church--Missions--Japan
Florida--History--19th century
Infant Sanitarium (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Jamestown Exposition (1907)
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
Myers family
Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Paper money
Pensacola (Fla.)--History
Portsmouth (Va.)--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--War of 1812
United States--Jewish History
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783
World War, 1914-1918

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

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.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Barton Myers.
Related Materials

See also; Gustavus A. Myers Papers, 1834-1869, Samuel Myers Papers, 1796-1845, and the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Groups B and C, Myers Papers (II), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Mss. Acc. 2008.147 Myers Papers of the Chrysler Museum of Art

Preferred Citation
Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.
Collection Material Type:
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