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Baird Family Papers, 1656-1922

Baird Family Papers, 1656-1922
Mss. 65 B16
8.01 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Collection includes papers, 1656-1848, concerning Essex County, Va. including land records and wills, many of which relate to the Rowzee family. Many of the records date from the seventeenth century.

The collection also includes correspondence, 1830-1920, of members of the Baird family including letters, 1859-1911, of Edward R. Baird while attending the University of Virginia, serving in Pickett's Division and as superintendent of schools in Essex County.

There are also letters of William Baird while attending the University of Virginia and business correspondence of the family with publishers and with cigar manufacturers. The collection also includes papers, 1835-1897, of members of the Hunter family including R. M. T. Hunter.

1994.46 Addition: Copy of Baird-Rowzie genealogy chart and Samuel Barron I genealogy chart.

2008.271 Addition: "Letters to a Nineteenth Century Physician" paper by R.D. Jordan.  Papers concerns letters from owners of ailing slaves in Albemarle County, Virginia to Charles Brown, a Charlottesville physician.

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Baird family
Baird, Edward R.
Baird, William
Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro) (1809-1887)
African Americans--Medical care--Virginia
Albemarle County (Va.)--History--19th century
Baird family
Barron family
Brown, Charles (Dr.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Pickett's Division
Education--Virginia--Essex County--History
Essex County (Va.)--History--17th century
Essex County (Va.)--History--18th century
Essex County (Va.)--History--19th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Hunter family
Legal documents
Rowzee family
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Tobacco industry--Massachusetts
University of Virginia--History
Account books
Genealogical tables
Surveys (documents)

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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.
Copyright to this collection was retained by the family and researchers should first contact the Special Collections Research Center.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

Deposit of 3,312 items by Elizabeth W. Baird, Imogen W. Baird, and Samuel B. Baird in 1942; and Acc. 1994.046 gift of 2 items by Lily Blackwell on 6/7/1994.

2008.271 addition a gift of R. D. Jordan.

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Dr. Richard P. Ludlow and Alexander Somervail Medical Accounts (Mss. Acc. 2005.35)
Preferred Citation
Baird Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant, in April 2010. Finding aid transcribed and added to database by Gabbie DeCuir, Special Collections Staff, in November 2013.
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