Item Details

Papers of the Duke Family of Charlottesville, Va., and the Related Slaughter Family of Lynchburg, Va [manuscript] 1764-1983, Bulk 1845-1983.

Duke, Edith Slaughter; Duke, Helen Risdon; Duke, John Flavel Slaughter; Duke, Mary Willoughby; Duke, R. T. W; Duke, Richard Thomas Walker; Duke, William Eskridge; Levy, Jefferson M; Mosby, John Singleton; Page, Thomas Nelson; Schele de Vere, M; Duke and Duke (Charlottesville, Va.)
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Duke family papers
Related Title
Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville in war time.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO COLLECTION 9521-H AVAILABLE ONLINE: GUIDE TO COLLECTION 9521-I AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, business, and legal papers of the families particularly R.T.W. Duke, Jr., his wife Edith Slaughter Duke, their children Mary W. Duke, R.T.W. Duke III, John F.S. Duke, William E. Duke, and Helen R. Duke.
Family news is the primary subject. Other topics of interest include the Civil War and Reconstruction; World War I; 1882 and 1899 European tours; Montana between 1908 and 1911; work in the Judge Advocate General Department; nursing in Southwest Virginia, 1918-1926; Episcopal medical missionary life in Wisuh, China, 1908-1947; and the American Legion.
Of interest are single letters describing trips to Mexico, 1928, the Middle East, 1935, and Boston and Montreal, 1851; the 1855 Know-Nothing Party convention in Philadelphia; General Hull in Canada in 1812; the theories of Erasmus Darwin; John S. Mosby's defense of the motives of Southern soldiers; a battle between the Bolsheviks and the 8th Czecho-Slovak Regiment; Henry Clay's discussion of a letter from Willam Henry Harrison re the election of 1840, and a lengthy letter of sympathy on the death of a child.
The papers also contain forty-seven diaries of R.T.W. Duke, Jr., 1879-1892, 1894-1926; five volumes of his "Recollections," 1899-1926 describing the Civil War and Reconstruction, the University of Virginia and Zeta Psi fraternity, his law career, membership in the Masons and the Cold Spring Barbecue Club, William Mahone, and events in Charlottesville, Virginia, including the failure of the Charlottesville National Bank; and manuscripts of his poetry and prose.
In addition there are legal papers, including indentures, deeds and land surveys; genealogical material; photographs; postcards; diaries and notebooks of family members; and a few files from the Duke and Duke law firm including an opinion on Snyder v. University of Virginia and insurance and business papers handled for Jefferson M. Levy.
There is also an undated group photograph of R.T.W. Duke, Jr. with four other unidentified men.
Description
10400 items.
Cite as
Duke Family Papers, 1845-1983, Accession #9521-h, 9521-i, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Technical Details

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    a| Family news is the primary subject. Other topics of interest include the Civil War and Reconstruction; World War I; 1882 and 1899 European tours; Montana between 1908 and 1911; work in the Judge Advocate General Department; nursing in Southwest Virginia, 1918-1926; Episcopal medical missionary life in Wisuh, China, 1908-1947; and the American Legion.
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    a| Of interest are single letters describing trips to Mexico, 1928, the Middle East, 1935, and Boston and Montreal, 1851; the 1855 Know-Nothing Party convention in Philadelphia; General Hull in Canada in 1812; the theories of Erasmus Darwin; John S. Mosby's defense of the motives of Southern soldiers; a battle between the Bolsheviks and the 8th Czecho-Slovak Regiment; Henry Clay's discussion of a letter from Willam Henry Harrison re the election of 1840, and a lengthy letter of sympathy on the death of a child.
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    a| The papers also contain forty-seven diaries of R.T.W. Duke, Jr., 1879-1892, 1894-1926; five volumes of his "Recollections," 1899-1926 describing the Civil War and Reconstruction, the University of Virginia and Zeta Psi fraternity, his law career, membership in the Masons and the Cold Spring Barbecue Club, William Mahone, and events in Charlottesville, Virginia, including the failure of the Charlottesville National Bank; and manuscripts of his poetry and prose.
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    a| In addition there are legal papers, including indentures, deeds and land surveys; genealogical material; photographs; postcards; diaries and notebooks of family members; and a few files from the Duke and Duke law firm including an opinion on Snyder v. University of Virginia and insurance and business papers handled for Jefferson M. Levy.
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    a| St. Paul's Memorial Church (Charlottesville, Va.)
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