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.
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