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Collection Overview

Title
Goodwin Family Papers, 1826-1959
ID
Mss. 78 G63
Extent
1.85 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Goodwin family
Other Creators
Ballard, James William (1875-1920), Goodwin, Benjamin Lewis (1819-1852), Goodwin, Daniel LeBaron (1800-1867), Goodwin, Edward Bryam (1810 -), Goodwin, Edward Lewis (1855-1924), Goodwin, Frederick Deane (1804-1881), Goodwin, Hannah LeBaron (1814-1852), Goodwin, Henry Bradford (1802-1859), Goodwin, James Briggs (1806-1886), Goodwin, Mary De Wolf (1812-1841), Goodwin, Mary Frances (1883-1973), Goodwin, Mary Frances (Archer) (1817-1900), Lee, Mary Randolph Custis (1807-1873), Meade, William (1789-1862), Ribble, Fanny Archer Goodwin (1838-)
Arrangement
The collection is divided into Series, mainly by individual family names but also a few topical headings.
Date Acquired
08/03/1978
Forms of Material
Correspondence, Diaries, Photographs, Speeches
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
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.
Use
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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letters, memoirs, journals, sermons, monographs, genealogical material concerning the Goodwin, Archer, Silvester, Ballard and Smith families.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of the papers of Frederick Deane Goodwin, an Episcopal minister.  Bishop William Meade is a correspondent.  Correspondence between Frederick Deane Goodwin's immediate family is included and papers of his son, Edward Lewis Goodwin, an Episcopal minister and his granddaughter, Mary Frances Goodwin, a researcher for Colonial Williamsburg.

Much of the correspondence, journals and recollections concern the Goodwin Family and/or the Episcopal Church in Virginia and elsewhere.  Mary Frances Goodwin's letters are from her time in France at the end of World War I and her discovery of the Bodleian Plate in 1930.

Volumes include diaries, journals and registers of Edward Lewis Goodwin, correspondence between family members and letters to and from Mary Frances Goodwin during World War I while she was working with the YMCA in France as part of the American Expeditionary Force.  The Episcopal Church of Virginia is mentioned often in the correspondence by all family members.

Included is a memoir by Mary F. Goodwin on her discovery of the Bodleian Plate, a copper printing plate with buildings of 18th century Williamsburg, and a memoir of Wytheville, Va. during the Civil War.

Biographical Note

The Goodwin family moved from Massachusetts and members settled in Virginia and Maryland. Three generations of Goodwin men served as Episcopal ministers. Frederick Deane Goodwin served parishes in Virginia. Edwin Lewis Goodwin was born in Nelson County, Va. and studied at the University of Virginia and at the Virginia Theological Seminary. He served parishes in Virginia and South Carolina, was historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia and author of The Colonial Church in Virginia. His son, Frederick D. Goodwin was Bishop of Virginia, 1944-1961. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Goodwin family">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Goodwin family</a>.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Genealogical Material, 1870-1974 and undated],
[Series 2: Edward Lewis Goodwin (1855-1924) Papers],
[Series 3: Mary (Polly) Briggs and Daniel Goodwin Family],
[Series 4: Mary Frances Goodwin (1883-1973) Papers],
[Series 5: Ethel Archer Lewis Lacy (1887-1971) Photograph, Undated],
[Series 6: Ballard Family Papers Compiled by Margaret Lewis Goodwin Ballard (1881-1981)],
[Series 7: Fragments, Printed Material and Envelopes],
[Series 8: Photographs and Collage, 1917 and undated],
[Series 9: Acc. 2015.147, circa 1860-1950],
[All]

Series 7: Fragments, Printed Material and Envelopes
Includes the memoirs of Edward Lewis Goodwin's daughter, Margaret (Goodwin) Ballard (1881-?), and her notes on the Ballard family and Mary Frances Goodwin's (1883-1973) correspondence, 1924-1959, and an account of her research in England for Colonial Williamsburg, 1929-1930.
Box 4
Folder 10: John Marshall Letters (transcriptions), 1825, 1832, 1833
Copies of typed transcriptions of 2 letters from Agnes H. Marshall to John Marshall, 1825 and 1832 and 1 letter from Joseph Story to The Honorable John Marshall, 1833.
Folder 11: Printed material, undated
Clipping of a photograph of "Incline Plane at Johnstown" and a "Historical Map of the Old Northwest Territory" owned by J. F. Goodwin.  2 items.
Folder 12: Letter Fragments, undated
2 letter fragments, one to "Dear Brother" dated March 18 and one from "Your Grandfather" with advice for farming.  2 items.
Folder 13: Envelopes and Folders, Empty
Empty folders that contained the letters in this collection, some with notations of importance, recipient, writer, dates and if copied for others.  Empty envelopes.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Genealogical Material, 1870-1974 and undated],
[Series 2: Edward Lewis Goodwin (1855-1924) Papers],
[Series 3: Mary (Polly) Briggs and Daniel Goodwin Family],
[Series 4: Mary Frances Goodwin (1883-1973) Papers],
[Series 5: Ethel Archer Lewis Lacy (1887-1971) Photograph, Undated],
[Series 6: Ballard Family Papers Compiled by Margaret Lewis Goodwin Ballard (1881-1981)],
[Series 7: Fragments, Printed Material and Envelopes],
[Series 8: Photographs and Collage, 1917 and undated],
[Series 9: Acc. 2015.147, circa 1860-1950],
[All]

Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Edward Goodwin Ballard
Acquisition Method
Gifts; one box, 08/03/1978; one box, 10/10/1978; one box, 10/20/1978. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
Preferred Citation
Goodwin Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Processing Information
Acc. 2013.114 accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2013.   Acc. 2013.114 was interfiled with the original accession and the series were rearranged in August 2014 by Anne Johnson.
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/78_G63_Goodwin_Family.pdf