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Papers of the Janney Family [manuscript] 1695-1981 (Bulk 1755-1944)

Barksdale, Narcissa L. Smith; Janney, Alcinda S. Marmaduke
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Janney family papers
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
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Summary
Papers of the Janney and allied families of Gilmour and Pollock consisting of personal and political correspondence, financial and legal papers, genealogical material and photographs, particularly of John Janney of Loudoun County, Va.
The papers cover Janney's legal practice, his career as a Whig politician, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and president of Virginia's secession convention. His correspondents include Arthur Ingram Borreman; John Minor Botts; Henry Clay; J. J. Crittenden; Charles J. Faulkner; Philip R. Fendall; Joshua F. Fisher; Willis Green; John W. Mallet; R.C.L. Moncure; Jeremiah Morton; Richard William Noland; Francis H. Pierpoint; William Cabell Rives; Wyndham Robertson; Valentine Wood Southall; James F. Strother; Alexander H. H. Stuart; and George Summers.
Major topics include the Whig Party and the elections of 1840, 1844, 1848 and 1860; the tariff; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company; the Loco-Focos; slavery and the new territories; the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850; the University of Virginia; the Constitutional Union Party; the Virginia Convention of 1861; a re-union of Virginia and West Virginia and debt readjustment. Of interest is an 1861 electoral ticket for Jefferson Davis. Of interest is an 1858 letter from Valentine Southall on the decline of the University of Virginia and the reckless course of national politics.
People discussed in the correspondence include J. S. Barbour, John C. Calhoun, Joseph Johnson; Robert E. Lee; "Extra Billy" Smith; Alexander H. Stephens; Zachary Taylor; and Daniel Webster.
Of interest in Janney's financial and legal papers are a letter from Abbott Lawrence to John S. Pendleton on the machine shop at Lowell, Mass.; correspondence regarding the building of the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad; papers conderning the Mutual Assurance Society; and a slave bill of sale for one Harriet Jackson.
Papers of Solomon Parsons, 1810-1830, concern business in Alexandria, Gloucester and Occoquan, and include letters on the War of 1812 and British Admiral J. B. Warren; and an 1829 letter from a slave to "Dear Master."
Civil War and Reconstruction papers include passes; a letter to J. E. Johnston regarding Janney's slave "George"; a list of sick soldiers nursed by Mrs. Janney; letters, 1862, 1866, from Narcissa L. Smith Barksdale regarding the Civil War in Louisiana and the death of her husband at Gettysburg; letters from Joseph E. Segar regarding reconstruction; and two memoranda by Alcinda S. Marmaduke Janney, 1862 and 1863, relating details of the war in Leesburg and Loudoun County, including the arrest of John Janney, Federal occupation and outrages, Confederate procurement, and second hand news about personalities and battles.
The collection also contains letters and a portrait of World War II American pilot, Robert Stevenson Janney. Topics include student life at Princeton, travel in Europe and Japan in the 1930s including a 1937 Nazi festival, and World War II experiences in training, in North Africa and in Italy.
Topics of interest in the miscellaneous Gilmour, Janney and Pollock family papers include the early ministry of W. H. Milton; slavery; St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1830s and 40s; foreign travel; Pantops Academy of Charlottesville; V.M.I. in the 1890s; U. Va. in the 1850s and 1890s; medical missionary work in China and Japan in the 1930s; social life in Virginia in the 1930s; the great depression; the Leesburg, Va., Presbyterian church; Virginia governor Almond and Massive Resistance; and life in Pioche, Nevada and Pasadena, Calif. Correspondents include W. Sinclair Bowen, Lily H.D. Dabney, William E. Dodd; Edward Griffith Dodson;and the Rev. James Shannon Montgomery.
In a letter to Charles P. Janney, 1866 January 20, Samuel M. Janney, a Unionist during the Civil War, reports on his efforts to be indemnified for Civil War property losses suffered by the family. He mentions consulting several prominent statesmen and alludes to the Union sentiments of many Loudoun County, Va., citizens during the war.
There are also two letters, 1898, from John Janney, University of Virginia student, to his mother, (Mrs. Charles P. Janney), Leesburg, Virginia, with news and a request for supplies.
In addition there are photographs, scrapbooks and travel journals.
Description
2750 (c.) items.
Cite as
Janney family papers, 1775-1944, Accession #8409-a, -b, -c, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
John Janney was a Loudoun County, Va., lawyer and Whig politician.
Technical Details

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    a| The papers cover Janney's legal practice, his career as a Whig politician, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and president of Virginia's secession convention. His correspondents include Arthur Ingram Borreman; John Minor Botts; Henry Clay; J. J. Crittenden; Charles J. Faulkner; Philip R. Fendall; Joshua F. Fisher; Willis Green; John W. Mallet; R.C.L. Moncure; Jeremiah Morton; Richard William Noland; Francis H. Pierpoint; William Cabell Rives; Wyndham Robertson; Valentine Wood Southall; James F. Strother; Alexander H. H. Stuart; and George Summers.
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    a| Major topics include the Whig Party and the elections of 1840, 1844, 1848 and 1860; the tariff; the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company; the Loco-Focos; slavery and the new territories; the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850; the University of Virginia; the Constitutional Union Party; the Virginia Convention of 1861; a re-union of Virginia and West Virginia and debt readjustment. Of interest is an 1861 electoral ticket for Jefferson Davis. Of interest is an 1858 letter from Valentine Southall on the decline of the University of Virginia and the reckless course of national politics.
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    a| People discussed in the correspondence include J. S. Barbour, John C. Calhoun, Joseph Johnson; Robert E. Lee; "Extra Billy" Smith; Alexander H. Stephens; Zachary Taylor; and Daniel Webster.
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    a| Of interest in Janney's financial and legal papers are a letter from Abbott Lawrence to John S. Pendleton on the machine shop at Lowell, Mass.; correspondence regarding the building of the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad; papers conderning the Mutual Assurance Society; and a slave bill of sale for one Harriet Jackson.
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    a| Papers of Solomon Parsons, 1810-1830, concern business in Alexandria, Gloucester and Occoquan, and include letters on the War of 1812 and British Admiral J. B. Warren; and an 1829 letter from a slave to "Dear Master."
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    a| Civil War and Reconstruction papers include passes; a letter to J. E. Johnston regarding Janney's slave "George"; a list of sick soldiers nursed by Mrs. Janney; letters, 1862, 1866, from Narcissa L. Smith Barksdale regarding the Civil War in Louisiana and the death of her husband at Gettysburg; letters from Joseph E. Segar regarding reconstruction; and two memoranda by Alcinda S. Marmaduke Janney, 1862 and 1863, relating details of the war in Leesburg and Loudoun County, including the arrest of John Janney, Federal occupation and outrages, Confederate procurement, and second hand news about personalities and battles.
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    a| The collection also contains letters and a portrait of World War II American pilot, Robert Stevenson Janney. Topics include student life at Princeton, travel in Europe and Japan in the 1930s including a 1937 Nazi festival, and World War II experiences in training, in North Africa and in Italy.
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    a| Topics of interest in the miscellaneous Gilmour, Janney and Pollock family papers include the early ministry of W. H. Milton; slavery; St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1830s and 40s; foreign travel; Pantops Academy of Charlottesville; V.M.I. in the 1890s; U. Va. in the 1850s and 1890s; medical missionary work in China and Japan in the 1930s; social life in Virginia in the 1930s; the great depression; the Leesburg, Va., Presbyterian church; Virginia governor Almond and Massive Resistance; and life in Pioche, Nevada and Pasadena, Calif. Correspondents include W. Sinclair Bowen, Lily H.D. Dabney, William E. Dodd; Edward Griffith Dodson;and the Rev. James Shannon Montgomery.
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    a| In a letter to Charles P. Janney, 1866 January 20, Samuel M. Janney, a Unionist during the Civil War, reports on his efforts to be indemnified for Civil War property losses suffered by the family. He mentions consulting several prominent statesmen and alludes to the Union sentiments of many Loudoun County, Va., citizens during the war.
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    a| There are also two letters, 1898, from John Janney, University of Virginia student, to his mother, (Mrs. Charles P. Janney), Leesburg, Virginia, with news and a request for supplies.
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    a| In addition there are photographs, scrapbooks and travel journals.
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    a| Barksdale, Narcissa L. Smith, d| d. 1875.
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    a| Boreman, Arthur Ingram, d| 1823-1896, e| correspondent.
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    a| Botts, John Minor, d| 1802-1869 e| recipient.
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    a| Bowen, William Sinclair, d| 1867-1951, e| correspondent.
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    a| Clay, Henry, d| 1777-1852 e| correspondent.
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    a| Crittenden, John J. q| (John Jordan), d| 1787-1863 e| correspondent.
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    a| Dabney, Lily Heth Davis, d| 1875-1973, e| correspondent.
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    a| Dodd, William E. q| (William Edward), d| 1869-1940 e| correspondent.
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    a| Dodson, E. Griffith q| (Edward Griffith), d| 1884-1969, e| correspondent.
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    a| Faulkner, Charles J. q| (Charles James), d| 1847-1929, e| correspondent.
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    a| Fendall, Philip Ricard, d| 1794-1868, e| correspondent.
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    a| Fisher, Joshua Francis, d| 1807-1873, e| correspondent.
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    a| Gilmour, Abraham David Pollock, e| correspondent.
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    a| Gilmour, Nancy Lee Janney, d| 1870- e| correspondent.
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    a| Green, Willis, d| 1783-1845?, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Abram David Pollack, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Alcinda S. Marmaduke.
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    a| Janney, Charles Phillips, d| 1839-1925, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Charles Pollock, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, John, d| 1798-1872, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Lilias, d| 1874- e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Lucy Stevenson, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Robert Stevenson, d| 1915-1944, e| correspondent.
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    a| Janney, Thomas Gordon, d| 1870- e| correspondent.
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    a| Johnston, Joseph E. q| (Joseph Eggleston), d| 1807-1891 e| recipient.
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    a| Lawrence, Abbott, d| 1792-1855 e| correspondent.
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    a| Mallet, John William e| correspondent.
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    a| Milton, William Hammond, d| 1868- e| correspondent.
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    a| Moncure, R. C. L. q| (Richard Cassius Lee), d| 1805-1882 e| correspondent.
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    a| Montgomery, James Shannon, e| correspondent.
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    a| Morton, Jeremiah, d| 1799-1878, e| correspondent.
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    a| Noland, Richard William, d| 1821- e| correspondent.
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    a| Parsons, Solomon, d| fl. 1810-1813, e| correspondent.
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    a| Pendleton, John S. q| (John Strother), d| 1802-1868 e| correspondent.
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    a| Pierpont, Francis Harrison, d| 1814-1899 e| correspondent.
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    a| Rives, William C. q| (William Cabell), d| 1793-1868 e| correspondent.
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    a| Robertson, Wyndham, d| 1803-1888 e| correspondent.
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    a| Segar, Joseph Eggleston, d| 1804-1885, e| correspondent.
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    a| Southall, Valentine Wood, d| d. 1861, e| correspondent.
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    a| Strother, James French, d| 1811-1860, e| correspondent.
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    a| Stuart, Alexander H. H. q| (Alexander Hugh Holmes), d| 1807-1891, e| correspondent.
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    a| Summers, George W. q| (George William), d| 1804-1868, e| correspondent.
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