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Collection Number: 00089

Collection Title: John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract John Wilkes Brodnax was a physician and professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va. The collection includes correspondence and other papers of Brodnax, chiefly concerning history and genealogy of the Brodnax and related families. Items include transcriptions of letters, 1801-1827, received by William H. Brodnax, Greensville County, Va., concerning national political issues, and William H. Brodnax's will, with codicils, 1828-1844. Five volumes contain genealogical data on the Brodnax and related families; one contains letters, 1881-1920, received by John Wilkes Brodnax concerning his professional activities, and personal and genealogical interests. A few items, 1902-1926, concern Brodnax's work at the Medical College of Virginia.
Creator Brodnax, John Wilkes, 1864-1926.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, #89, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1937.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John Wilkes Brodnax (1864-1926) was a physician and professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

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The collection includes correspondence and other papers of John Wilkes Brodnax, chiefly concerning history and genealogy of the Brodnax and related families. Items include transcriptions of letters, 1801-1827, received by William H. Brodnax, Greensville County, Va., concerning national political issues, and William H. Brodnax's will, with codicils, 1828-1844. Five volumes contain genealogical data on the Brodnax and related families; one contains letters, 1881-1920, received by John Wilkes Brodnax concerning his professional activities, and personal and genealogical interests. A few items, 1902-1926, concern Brodnax's work at the Medical College of Virginia.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 1a

Folder 1

William H. Brodnax items, 1801-1844 #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 1

Includes typed copies of letters received, 1801-1827, by General William H. Brodnax of Greensville, Va., from George C. Dromgoole, James Trezvant, and others. There is also one original letter and a copy of the will of William H. Brodnax.

Folder 2

Medical papers, 1902-1926 #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 2

Includes correspondence and other papers relating to John Wilkes Brodnax's professional work at the Medical College of Virginia.

Folder 3

1900-1923 #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 3

Includes genealogical correspondence of John Wilkes Brodnax.

Folder 4

1924-1927 and undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 4

Includes genealogical correspondence of John Wilkes Brodnax.

Folder 5

Brodnax family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 5

Folder 6

Brodnax family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 6

Folder 7

Brodnax family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 7

Folder 8

Brodnax family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 8

Folder 9

Batte family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 9

Folder 10

Walker family data, undated #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 10

Folder 11

Bathurst, Belfield, Bolling, Brockman, and Brooking family data #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 11

Folder 12

Chawton Manor, Digges, St. Leger, Travis, and Taylor data #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 1: Genealogical notebook #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 14

Includes copies of Brodnax family letters, 1896-1904, concerning family history; also genealogical data and copies of wills and other papers. Material relates to the Batte, Brodnax, Bolling, and Bathurst families.

Folder 15

Volume 2: Genealogical notebook, John Wilkes Brodnax #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 15

Includes data on Batte, Brodnax, and Bolling family history. There are also typed copies of William H. Brodnax papers, 1813 and 1827, and correspondence of John Wilkes Brodnax, 1916 and 1920.

Folder 16

Volume 3: Genealogical notes #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 16

Includes Brodnax family data copied from various sources by John Wilkes Brodnax.

Folder 17

Volume 4: History of the Brodnax and related families #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 17

Includes copies of pertinent records and genealogical data.

Folder 18

Volume 5: History of the Brodnax and related families, John W. Brodnax #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 6: Scrapbook, John Wilkes Brodnax, 1881-1920 #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." Folder 19

Scrapbook contains letters received, clippings, and miscellaneous poems, obituaries, cards, and certificates of John Wilkes Brodnax.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-89/1

Genealogical charts and coat of arms #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." X-OPF-89/1

Image Folder PF-89/1-4

PF-89/1

PF-89/2

PF-89/3

PF-89/4

Broadnax family photographs #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." PF-89/1-4

Includes photographic portraits of Joel Crofford Brodnax, Samuel Houston Brodnax, Samuel Brodnax and Margaret Aycock Brodnax, Thomas Eves Brodnax, Judith Armistead, Martha Blount, Colonel Byrd, Evelyn Byrd, Thomas Mann Randolph, Robert Walker Brodnax, Cornelia Alvinia Batte Brodnax, T. J. Brodnax, Ida Rives, and Mrs. Bassett French. There are also family snapshots and negatives of houses and people, English ancestral estates, seals and coats of arms, and other items.

Special Format Image SF-P-89/1

Daguerreotype of Charles Brodnax, circa 1840 #00089, Series: "John Wilkes Brodnax Papers, 1801-1844; 1881-1927." SF-P-89/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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