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Collection Number: 05529

Collection Title: Edmond Family Papers, 1857-1976

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2900 items)
Abstract Edmond family members of Richmond and Millboro (Bath County), Va., were involved in various business ventures, including Edmond & Davenport, a wholesale groceries business; James River Pack Company, which ran a line of canal boats between Richmond and Lynchburg and was involved in importing and exporting with South America; farming; a general store; and the Big Springs Water Company. Family members include Robert Edmond (1808-1875), Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908), Hector D. Edmond (1874-1950), and Courtney Edmond van Fossen (1919-2011). The collection chiefly consists of personal letters, business papers and ledgers, and other financial materials that document the family and its daily life concerns, its business endeavors, and financial interests. Most of the papers were created or added to in later years by Hector D. Edmond. The financial materials reflect long relationships between the family and Davenport & Co., the First National Bank of Richmond, and the Union Bank of Richmond, all three of which were owned or presided over at one time by Isaac Davenport Jr., the co-founder of Edmond & Davenport. There are also love letters from several generations; printed advertisements from the 1910s to 1961; autograph books; diaries and notebooks, many of which were written in shorthand; and photographs of Edmond family members from the 1860s to the 1970s, medical school students and a surgical procedure from the 1890s, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Creator Edmond family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Edmond Family Papers #5529, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC of Philadelphia, Pa., in July 2012 (Acc. 101621).
Custodial History
Papers appear to have been passed on to the youngest son upon the death of the father: from Robert Edmond (1808-1875) to Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908) and from Walter S. Edmond to Hector D. Edmond (1874-1950). Hector D. Edmond passed his papers to his only child, daughter Courtney Edmond van Fossen (1919-2011).
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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Members of the Edmond family lived in Richmond and Millboro, Bath County, Va. Robert Edmond was born about 1808 in Vermont, but moved to Virginia as a young man to work with his uncle, a Mr. Porter, who was principal owner and operator of stage lines from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, La., and other points in the South. Robert Edmond developed a friendship with Isaac Davenport Jr. (died 1896), which led to the founding of the firm of Edmond & Davenport, a wholesale groceries business, in 1834. The firm was in business until Robert Edmond died in 1879. Isaac Davenport Jr. was originally from Maine but came to Richmond in 1829 to work for his namesake uncle, Isaac Davenport Sr., who was a successful merchant with the firm of Davenport & Allen.

Edmond and Davenport, with a Mr. Boyd of Lynchburg, Va., also managed the James River Pack Company, which ran a line of canal boats from Richmond to Lynchburg by which mail, freight, express, and passengers were transported to points along the James River. Over time they became involved in exporting flour and cotton and importing sugar and coffee to and from South America. The companies were successful, and Edmond apparently owned four slaves who worked for him in his mercantile business. Following the Civil War, the company ceased to be in active business.

During the Civil War, Robert Edmond served as a member of the Ambulance Committee of Richmond, Va. Meanwhile, Isaac Davenport Jr. formed the banking and insurance firm Davenport & Co. Davenport also invested heavily in local railroads, the old Richmond and Danville line and the Virginia Central. He was active in consolidating the smaller railroads into these two larger lines. Davenport also later was president of the First National Bank of Richmond and the Union Bank of Richmond. All three firms served as the bankers and brokers of the Edmond family for several generations.

Robert Edmond and his wife Sarah A. Edmond had at least six children, including Horace P. Edmond (died 1895), Mary Edmond, David Edmond, George Edmond, Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908), and Martha Edmond. During the Civil War, Horace P. Edmond served as an engineer with Virginia's 1st Company Howitzers Light Artillery Battery. After the war Horace set up business in Richmond as a machinist and engine builder. He married Sarah Edwards Woodbridge. Walter S. Edmond was a member of Company I, Virginia 4th Cavalry, assigned to ambulance duty. He later owned a farm on the Chickahominy, near Richmond, Va., named "Strawberry Hill." He married Courtney Davis (died 1911) and with her had four sons: Hector Davis Edmond (1874-1950), Courtney Edmond, Marion Edmond (died 1937), and Robert Edmond (born 1868). Courtney Edmond and Marion Edmond were both doctors. Courtney Edmond was an eye and throat specialist in Clifton Forge, Va. He married a woman named Elma Crump. Robert Edmond married and moved to New Orleans where he worked as a clerk in the naval station.

Hector D. Edmond was a farmer living in Millboro, Bath County, Va., by 1900. During the 1920s he began several businesses, including a general store selling groceries, drugs, tobacco, auto supplies, beer, and other items, and the Big Springs Water Company, which provided water to people from a spring he controlled. He was also the executor or trustee of many estates, particularly those of family members. He and his wife Margaret Edmond had one daughter, Courtney Edmond (1919-2011), who was a member of the Stuarts Draft Baptist Church and at different times employed at Millboro High School as a teacher; at BARC Electric Corporation in Millboro, Va., which was one of the rural electrification administration projects in Virginia; and at the U.S. Forest Service in Harrisonburg, Va. as a secretary. She was married to Edward van Fossen (d. 1998).

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The Edmond Family Papers consist of business and personal papers of four generations of the Edmond family of Richmond, Va., and Millboro, Bath County, Va. The family was involved in various business ventures, including Edmond & Davenport, a wholesale groceries business; James River Pack Company, which ran a line of canal boats between Richmond and Lynchburg and was involved in importing and exporting with South America; farming; a general store; and the Big Springs Water Company. Family members include Robert Edmond (1808-1875), Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908), Hector D. Edmond (1874-1950), and Courtney Edmond van Fossen (1919-2011). The collection chiefly consists of personal letters, business papers and ledgers, and other financial papers, primarily documenting the family, its business endeavors, and financial interests. Most of the papers were created or added to in later years by Hector D. Edmond. The financial materials reflect long relationships between the family and Davenport & Co., the First National Bank of Richmond, and the Union Bank of Richmond, all three of which were owned or presided over at one time by Isaac Davenport Jr., the co-founder of Edmond & Davenport.

Personal letters chiefly document daily life concerns of family members, but there are also love letters of Hector D. Edmond in the 1910s, of Courtney Edmond van Fossen in the 1940s, and of Palma Hawkins, whose connection to the Edmond family is uncertain, in the early 1900s. Other materials include Courtney Edmond van Fossen's diaries and notebooks, many of which are written in shorthand; two autograph books from 1926; advertisements from the 1910s to 1961; and miscellaneous other papers.

The collection also includes photographs, some in frames, and photograph albums, dating from the 1860s to the 1970s. A small number of photographs show members of the Edmond family, particularly Courtney Edmond van Fossen, but most are of unidentified individuals and groups. The majority of the photographs, particularly the earlier ones, are professional studio portraits of individuals, groups, or children. Photographs taken after the 1920s tend to be informal portraits and snapshots of events and outdoor activities. Other photographs of note depict medical students and a surgical procedure from the 1890s, the 1939 New York World's Fair, an unidentified Native American man, landscapes in Virginia, and many animals. Older photographic formats include tintypes, cyanotypes, cabinet cards, and cartes de visite.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Letters and Business Papers, 1857-1973.

About 2000 items.

Arrangement: By generation.

Business and personal papers of four generations of the Edmond family of Richmond, Va., and Millboro, Bath County, Va. The family was involved in various business ventures, including Edmond & Davenport, a wholesale groceries business; James River Pack Company, which ran a line of canal boats between Richmond and Lynchburg and was involved in importing and exporting with South America; farming; a general store; and the Big Springs Water Company. Family members include Robert Edmond (1808-1875), Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908), Hector D. Edmond (1874-1950), and Courtney Edmond van Fossen (1919-2011). Papers include letters, business papers, ledgers, checkbooks, reports, notebooks, diaries, autograph books, advertisements, and other miscellaneous papers, primarily documenting the family, its business endeavors, and other financial interests. Most of the papers were created or added to in later years by Hector D. Edmond. Financial materials reflect long relationships between the family and Davenport & Co., the First National Bank of Richmond, and the Union Bank of Richmond, all three of which were owned or presided over at one time by Isaac Davenport Jr., the co-founder of Edmond & Davenport. Personal letters chiefly document daily life concerns of family members, but there are also love letters of Hector D. Edmond in the 1910s, of Courtney Edmond van Fossen in the 1940s, and of Palma Hawkins, whose connection to the Edmond family is uncertain, in the early 1900s. The collection also contains Courtney Edmond van Fossen's diaries and notebooks, many of which are written in shorthand; two autograph books from 1926; advertisements from the 1910s to 1961; and miscellaneous other papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Robert Edmond Ledger, 1857-1909.

1 item.

Ledger of Robert Edmond (1808-1875). There are also recipes for a gun browning solution and medicines, including one for horses. Walter S. Edmond and Hector D. Edmond contributed to the content in later years.

Folder 1

Robert Edmond Ledger, 1857-1909 #05529, Subseries: "1.1. Robert Edmond Ledger, 1857-1909." Folder 1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912.

About 650 items.

Letters, business papers, ledgers, stock accounts, and other papers of Walter S. Edmond (1843-1908) and his wife, Courtney Davis Edmond (died 1911). Papers primarily concern Walter S. Edmond's business efforts and his role as trustee for the estates of various family members. Hector D. Edmond made additions to many of the papers of his father, Walter S. Edmond, following the latter's death.

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Letters to Walter S. Edmond and Courtney Davis Edmond, 1892-1924 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 2-5

Letters mainly concern estates and financial materials. Family letters, especially from sons Courtney Edmond, who was a physician in Clifton Forge, Va., and Robert Edmond, concern daily life and health. Letters from 1908 offer condolences to Courtney Davis Edmond on the death of her husband, Walter S. Edmond. There are also a few letters to Dr. Courtney Edmond concerning his patients.

Folder 6

Strawberry Farm ledger, 1875-1882 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 6

Folder 7

Ledger for Robert Edmond's estate, 1875-1901 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 7

Folder 8

Ledger for Martha E. Woodbridge, 1875-1901 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 8

Walter S. Edmond acted as trustee for Martha E. Woodbridge.

Folder 9

Ledger for Sarah A. Edmond, 1881-1909 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 9

Walter S. Edmond acted as trustee for Sarah A. Edmond.

Folder 10

Ledger for Mary W. Richards, 1893-1909 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 10

Walter S. Edmond acted as trustee for Mary W. Richards.

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Ledgers for Cabell Davis, 1900-1912 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 11-12

Two ledgers, one dated 1900-1912 and the other 1903-1907. Walter S. Edmond acted as trustee for Cabell Davis.

Folder 13

Wills and trustee papers, 1882-1908 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 13

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Davenport & Co. stock accounts, 1895-1908 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 14-15

Contains accounts for stocks belonging to Walter S. Edmond.

Folder 16

Davenport & Co. stock accounts, 1909-1911 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 16

Contains accounts for stocks belonging to Courtney Davis Edmond.

Folder 17

Insurance policies, 1902-1918 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 17

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Taxes, 1896-1909 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 18

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Receipts, 1887-1908 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 19-22

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Other financial papers, 1891-1913 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 23-32

Stubs, blank checks, checkbooks, and account books from the Union Bank of Richmond, the First National Bank of Richmond, and the National Bank of New Berne for Walter S. Edmond and his wife, Courtney Davis Edmond. Following Walter S. Edmond's death in 1908, his checking accounts were managed by his son, Hector D. Edmond.

Folder 33

Notebook, circa 1890s #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 33

Contains listings of wheat and oat prices and several pages of sums.

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Cards and invitations to Walter S. Edmond and Courtney Davis Edmond, 1890-1908 #05529, Subseries: "1.2. Walter S. Edmond Papers, 1875-1912." Folder 34-41

Wedding invitations, commencement invitations, calling cards, and florists' cards.

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About 900 items.

Letters, ledgers, business papers, stock accounts, and other papers belonging to Hector D. Edmond (1874-1950). Most papers relate to Hector D. Edmond's business efforts, including a general store in Millboro, Va., and the Big Springs Water Company, his role as trustee for the estates of several family members, and his financial endeavors, including stock accounts with Davenport & Co. and Branch, Cabell & Co. Letters concern both personal and business affairs. Personal letters include love letters to and from several different women and routine correspondence regarding daily and family life.

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Letters, 1902-1948 (bulk 1908-1919 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 42-53

Personal letters from family and friends. Topics include daily life, family members' health, and financial assistance given by Hector D. Edmond to various family members and friends. Many letters from 1908 and 1909 are from Hector D. Edmond's aunt, Martha Woodbridge, concerning the settlement of her mother's will. A large number of letters are of a romantic nature and are from a couple of different women, including his eventual wife, Margaret. Letters from 1924 offer condolences to Hector D. Edmond upon Margaret's death.

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Business papers, 1908-1947 (bulk 1908-1919 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 54-58

Receipts and acknowledgments of the purchase and selling of stock shares and mail orders. Most stock shares were purchased or sold through Davenport & Co. Bankers and Brokers. Mail orders include the purchase of chickens, trees, cotton bales, and farm equipment. Promotional materials include items from Firestone Tires and the American Automobile Association (AAA).

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Private ledgers, 1909-1946 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 59-64

Folder 65

Ledgers for Courtney Davis Edmond, 1908-1924 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 65

Folder 66

Big Springs Farm ledger, 1914-1916 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 66

Folder 67

Ledger for agricultural products, 1922-1926 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 67

Ledger is titled "Egg Shipments" but also contains accounts for peaches, apples, and other agricultural products.

Folder 68

General store ledger, 1922-1926 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 68

Folder 69

Ledger for Marion Edmond, 1937 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 69

Hector D. Edmond began a ledger for his brother, Marion Edmond, but did not maintain it.

Folder 70

Ledger for Courtney Edmond and Bessie H. Edmond, 1937-1939 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 70

Hector D. Edmond kept a ledger for his brother, Courtney Edmond, who was a physician.

Folder 71

Truck account ledger, 1938-1939 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 71

Lists gas prices for "Perry's truck account."

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Big Springs Water Company ledger, 1933-1943 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 72-73

Account and payment information for different houses.

Folder 74

Trustee papers, 1910-1912 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 74

Folder 75

Stockholder papers, 1908-1953 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 75

Meeting notices, dividends, and announcements from various companies, including the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, the United States Steel Corporation, the American Woolen Company, and the Republic Iron and Steel Company.

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Davenport & Co. stock accounts, 1903-1925 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 76-78

Accounts for stocks belonging to Hector D. Edmond.

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Folder 80

Branch, Cabell & Co. stock accounts, 1912-1925 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 79-80

Accounts for stocks belonging to Hector D. Edmond.

Folder 81

Insurance policies, 1912-1922, 1947 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 81

Folder 82

Taxes and other papers, 1914-1919, 1948 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 82

Also contains dog licenses.

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Receipts and business papers, 1902-1947 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 83-84

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Financial papers, 1908-1954 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 85-106

Stubs, blank checks, and account books from the Union Bank of Richmond, the Bank of Millboro, Inc., the First National Bank of Richmond, and other banks. Following Hector D. Edmond's death in 1950, his checking accounts were taken over and closed by his daughter, Courtney Edmond van Fossen.

Folder 107

Clippings, 1911-1912 #05529, Subseries: "1.3. Hector D. Edmond Papers, 1902-1954." Folder 107

Scrapbook of clippings listing prices for various stocks and agricultural products.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970.

About 200 items.

Letters, diaries, notebooks, and financial papers belonging to Courtney Edmond van Fossen (1919-2011) and her husband, Edward van Fossen (died 1998). Many materials, particularly notebooks, diaries, and some letters, are written almost entirely in shorthand.

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Letters, 1940-1953 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 108-109

Letters to Courtney Edmond van Fossen from friends and family, particularly from her father, Hector D. Edmond. Several letters are from World War II soldiers. Two letters are in shorthand.

Folder 110

Diary, 1940 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 110

A five year diary with entries by Courtney van Fossen for the first year. Many entries are in shorthand.

Folder 111

Diary, 1941 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 111

Many entries are in shorthand.

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Notebooks, 1948-1970 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 112-124

Notes are primarily in shorthand. Notebooks from 1948-1951 appear to be from Courtney Edmond van Fossen's work as a teacher at Millboro High School in Virginia.

Folder 125

Receipts and business papers, 1934-1953 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 125

Folder 126

Financial papers, 1934-1950 #05529, Subseries: "1.4. Courtney Edmond van Fossen Papers, 1934-1970." Folder 126

Checks from various banks, including the Bank of Millboro, Inc., and the Peoples Bank of Stuarts Draft, Inc.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973.

About 250 items.

Letters, business papers, advertisements, and other miscellaneous papers. Some belong to other members of the Edmond family, particularly Courtney Edmond and Marion Edmond (died 1937), who were both physicians, and several people without a clear connection to the Edmond family. Letters to Palma Hawkins, whose connection to the Edmond family is unclear, are primarily love letters. The subseries also contains two autograph books from 1926.

Folder 127

Other letters, 1887-1947 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 127

Letters to unidentified people, possibly members of the Edmond family, and letters to others whose relationship to the Edmond family is unclear. Most concern daily life. Some letters make reference to members of the Edmond family or were sent on their behalf. Some letters are fragments.

Folder 128-129

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Folder 129

Letters to Palma Hawkins, 1898-1910 (bulk 1905-1906 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 128-129

Letters from friends and possibly family; the majority are from "Berlin," a man she eventually married, and concern his financial situation, their relationship, and their acquaintances. Palma Hawkins' connection to the Edmond family is unclear.

Folder 130

Clippings, 1897-1973 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 130

Includes advertisements for products and jobs, cartoons, short announcements relating to the Edmond family, and other brief articles.

Folder 131

Other receipts, 1896-1950 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 131

Receipts for various individuals, including some who are not members of the Edmond family or are not identified.

Folder 132

Marion Edmond schoolwork, circa 1900 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 132

Graded assignments in Latin.

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Other papers, 1910s-1950s #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 133-135

Includes cartoons, certificates, pamphlets, notes, recipes, and 1918 road reports for the Williamsville District of Bath County, Va.

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Advertisements, 1910s-1961 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 136-139

Solicitations, form letters, brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets advertising various products, including pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, agricultural products, clothing, hardware, and books.

Folder 140

Legal papers, 1916-1918 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 140

Insurance policies belonging to Walter S. Edmond's son, Courtney Edmond, and a loan to M.E. Edmond from the Bank of Millboro, Va., Incorporated.

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Autograph books, 1926 #05529, Subseries: "1.5. Other Papers, 1887-1973." Folder 141-142

Two class autograph books, one with entries addressed to "Dorothy," or "Dot," and the other to "Margaret."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Photographs, 1868-1976.

About 900 items.

Photographs and photograph albums, dating from the 1860s to the 1970s. A small number of photographs show members of the Edmond family, particularly Courtney Edmond van Fossen, but most are of unidentified individuals and groups. The majority of the photographs, particularly the earlier ones, are professional studio portraits of individuals, groups, or children. Photographs taken after the 1920s tend to be informal portraits and snapshots of events and outdoor activities. Other photographs of note are medical school photographs from the 1890s, photographs from the 1939 New York World's Fair, portraits of an unidentified Native American man, and photographs of landscapes in Virginia and many animals. Older photographic formats include tintypes, cyanotypes, cabinet cards, and cartes de visite.

Image Folder PF-5529/1

Edmond family, circa 1870s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/1

17 photographs.

Photographs of various members of the Edmond family, including Courtney Davis Edmond, Walter S. Edmond, Robert Edmond Jr. (born 1868), Robert Edmond Jr. (born circa 1900), Courtney Edmond, Hector D. Edmond, Harry R. Edmond (Walter S. Edmond's nephew), and Edward van Fossen.

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Courtney Edmond van Fossen, circa 1920s-1958 (bulk 1936-1941 #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/2-5

118 photographs.

Photographs of Courtney Edmond van Fossen as a child and as a young adult with friends. Events pictured include graduation, cheerleading exercises, and college activities, as well as many informal portraits. Friends identified include Gladys Dutrow, Louise Otley, Virginia Lewis, Audrey Wood, Eunice Martin, Lula Bray, and Geraldine Edmondson.

Image Folder PF-5529/6

Dry Creek Gulch, Millboro, Va., 1893 #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/6

4 photographs

Photographs are primarily landscapes: "Bridge over creek near Brattan's Goshen Road"; "Dry Creek Gulch - near Millboro, Va."; "2nd Falls of Dry Creek, near Millboro, Va."; "Dry Creek Gulch - Millboro, Bath Co., Va." One photograph shows a group of people, including Walter S. Edmond, a woman named Estelle, Mrs. A. Pizzinni, Courtney Davis Edmond, and Courtney Edmond.

Image Folder PF-5529/7

Medical school photographs, circa 1890s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/7

3 photographs

Two photographs depict medical students and Dr. John Wilkins Brodnax, an eminent doctor and anatomy teacher, with cadavers; one photograph depicts a surgery in progress. Medical students are identified by their last names and include a member of the Edmond family, likely Courtney Edmond or Marion Edmond.

Image Folder PF-5529/8

Courtney Shipplett, Elma Shipplet, and Mary Shipplett, circa 1880s-1910s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/8

9 photographs

Individual and group portraits of the sisters, primarily as children.

Photograph Album 5529/1

Photograph album, 1860s-1880s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/1

Portraits of various unidentified individuals. Album is large, leather-bound, with clasps.

Photograph Album 5529/2

Edmond family photograph album, 1905 #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/2

Primarily landscapes and the exterior of a house. Also contains a few group portraits.

Photograph Album 5529/3

Photograph album, circa 1910s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/3

Snapshots of groups and individuals, many participating in outdoor activities, with automobiles and carriages. All are unidentified.

Photograph Album 5529/4

Photograph album, circa 1910s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/4

Portraits and snapshots of groups and individuals, many unidentified.

Photograph Album 5529/5

Photograph album, circa 1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/5

Snapshots and other candid photographs of various individuals and groups, most unidentified. Many photographs are outdoors and feature dogs. Many album pages have inscriptions.

Photograph Album 5529/6

Photograph album, circa 1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/6

Interiors and exteriors of a house and its garden.

Photograph Album 5529/7

Photograph album, circa 1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." 5529/7

Informal portraits of unidentified individuals and small groups, most of whom are soldiers.

Image Folder SF-P-5529/6-21

SF-P-5529/6

SF-P-5529/7

SF-P-5529/8

SF-P-5529/9

SF-P-5529/10

SF-P-5529/11

SF-P-5529/12

SF-P-5529/13

SF-P-5529/14

SF-P-5529/15

SF-P-5529/16

SF-P-5529/17

SF-P-5529/18

SF-P-5529/19

SF-P-5529/20

SF-P-5529/21

Tintypes, circa 1860s-1910s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/6-21

16 photographs.

Portraits of various unidentified individuals and groups, including a photograph of a woman on a camel. One subject is identified as Mollie Dill.

Image Folder SF-P-5529/22-24

SF-P-5529/22

SF-P-5529/23

SF-P-5529/24

Cyanotypes, circa 1870s-1890s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/22-24

3 cyanotypes

Two portraits of young women and one portrait of a woman in a stage costume.

Image Folder PF-5529/9

Professional portraits of individuals, circa 1870s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/9

14 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits; one subject is identified as Mary L. Ayres.

Special Format Image SF-P-5529/1

Portrait of a young woman, 1872 #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/1

Photograph is in a metal frame.

Image Folder PF-5529/10-15

PF-5529/10

PF-5529/11

PF-5529/12

PF-5529/13

PF-5529/14

PF-5529/15

Prtraits of individuals, circa 1880s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/10-15

74 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits; includes cabinet cards and cartes de visite. Identified subjects include E. Marie Curtis, J. Joel Stinnson, Samuel Brown Shipplett, Montgomery Hawkins, Agnes Herndon, Ruby Pruitt, Clara Shipplett, J.G. Davidson, and Etna Ashton Kelly. Other photographs are unidentified. Note that photographs with identifying inscriptions are filed in PF-5529/12.

Special Format Image SF-P-5529/2

Portrait of a young man in uniform, circa 1880s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/2

Photograph is of a young man in uniform in front of a painted landscape. Photograph is in a metal frame and a case.

Special Format Image SF-P-5529/3

Portrait of a young man, circa 1880s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/3

Photograph has some coloring and was mounted on porcelain.

Image Folder PF-5529/16

Portraits of individuals, circa 1910s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/16

16 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits, particularly cabinet cards. Identified subjects include Ira Shephard, Louis Doyle, and Mrs. S.M. Smith. Other subjects are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/17

Portraits of individuals, circa 1930s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/17

9 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits. Two subjects are identified only as "Thelma" and "White"; others are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/18

Informal portraits of individuals, circa 1880s-1890s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/18

4 photographs.

Subjects are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/19

Informal portraits of individuals, circa 1900s-1910s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/19

9 photographs.

One verso inscription reads "Elizabeth to Marion"; all others are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/20

Informal portraits of individuals, circa 1920s-1930s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/20

9 photographs.

Subjects are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/21

Informal portraits of individuals, circa 1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/21

29 photographs.

Identified subjects include Warren Pendleton, "Virginia," and "J.B.C."; many individuals are unidentified, but may be friends of Courtney Edmond van Fossen.

Image Folder PF-5529/22

Professional portraits of groups, circa 1870s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/22

13 photographs.

Primarily studio photographs, particularly cabinet cards. Subjects Mary Davis Crump and Mary Jane Davis are identified in one photograph; all other photographs are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/23

Informal portraits of groups, circa 1900s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/23

23 photographs.

Unidentified groups.

Image Folder PF-5529/24-25

PF-5529/24

PF-5529/25

Informal portraits of groups, circa 1930s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/24-25

47 photographs.

One photograph includes Jane Day and other unidentified subjects; other groups are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/26-27

PF-5529/26

PF-5529/27

Portraits of children, circa 1860s-1880s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/26-27

19 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits of individual or groups of children, ranging in age from infants to adolescents. Identified children include Margarette Sweeney Redford, Anna Crump with her child, and James Berlin Dill.

Special Format Image SF-P-5529/4

Tintype portrait of a baby girl in yellow dress, circa 1870s-1890s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/4

Image is in a case with a clasp.

Image Folder PF-5529/28-29

PF-5529/28

PF-5529/29

Portraits of children, circa 1890s-1910s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/28-29

25 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits of individual or groups of children, ranging in age from infants to adolescents. Identified children include "Berlin and Margaret," Walter Coleman, Sidney Edmond Moore, and J.G. Davidson. One photograph shows five children aged 2 to 16, identified as Mary Barney, Emilius Allen, Sara Macy, William Henry, and Nelson Baughman.

Special Format Image SF-P-5529/5

Tintype portrait of a baby girl, circa 1890s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." SF-P-5529/5

Image Folder PF-5529/30

Portraits of children, circa 1920s-1930s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/30

8 photographs.

Primarily studio portraits of unidentified individual or groups of children, ranging in age from infants to adolescents.

Image Folder PF-5529/31

Portraits of children, circa 1920s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/31

10 photographs.

Informal portraits of children, primarily outdoors or at events. John Grey Bynum is identified in one photograph; Elma J. Craft is identified in a 1935 photograph; others are unidentified.

Image Folder PF-5529/32

Snapshots, circa 1900s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/32

19 photographs.

Candid photographs of individuals and groups, primarily at outdoor activities and events.

Image Folder PF-5529/33-34

PF-5529/33

PF-5529/34

Snapshots, circa 1930s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/33-34

56 photographs.

Candid photographs of individuals and groups, primarily at outdoor activities, parades, and other events. Several photographs have inscriptions describing the events shown.

Image Folder PF-5529/35

Photographs, circa 1950s-1970s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/35

Portraits, some from school, and snapshots of various individuals. Art Gulbrason and Ira Gulbrason are identified in one photograph; Martha Hawes and Jeannette Hawes are identified in a 1974 photograph.

Image Folder PF-5529/36

Portraits of a Native American man, circa 1920s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/36

11 photographs.

Portraits of an unidentified Native American man from several angles. Most show him in traditional garb and headdress, while others depict him in a business suit with another man.

Image Folder PF-5529/37-38

PF-5529/37

PF-5529/38

Photographs of New York World's Fair, 1939 #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/37-38

33 photographs.

Events, displays, and people.

Image Folder PF-5529/39-40

PF-5529/39

PF-5529/40

Photographs of animals, circa 1890s-1930s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/39-40

34 photographs.

Animals are primarily dogs and horses, but donkeys, cows, chickens, and a trained bear are also depicted.

Extra Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-5529/1

Photographs of dogs, circa 1910s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." OP-PF-5529/1

3 photographs.

Photographs are mounted onto a piece of cardboard.

Image Folder PF-5529/41

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1890s-1900s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/41

7 photographs.

Photographs depict a fish market, house exteriors, an 1898 photograph of a sailboat called "The Champion of the Chesapeake," and crowds of people.

Image Folder PF-5529/42

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1910s-1920s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/42

16 photographs.

Photographs depict house exteriors, including several in New Orleans, La., boats, gardens, the "Blowing Cave," a Mexican adobe, and a Papago Indian village.

Image Folder PF-5529/43

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1930s-1940s #05529, Series: "2. Photographs, 1868-1976." PF-5529/43

37 photographs.

Photographs depict interiors and exteriors of houses, a parachute jump, the New York City skyline from the Empire State Building, landscapes, and an overturned produce truck.

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Processed by: Danielle Fasig, April 2013

Encoded by: Danielle Fasig, April 2013

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