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William Garnett Chisolm

A Guide to the William Garnett Chisolm (1890-1955), Papers, 1749-1955
Call Number Mss1 C4485 a


Abstract

Main Entry: Chisolm, William Garnett, 1890-1955.
Title: Papers, 1749-1955.
Size: 1,784 items (in 53 folders).
Scope Note:

Include correspondence (chiefly typed transcriptions), notes, genealogical charts, and newspaper clippings concerning the Garnett, Hunter and Mercer families compiled from various sources by William Garnett Chisolm in the process of tracing his family history.

Arranged in folders as follows: William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1924-1955 (folders 1-8); Garnett family notes (folders 9-10); Hunter family notes (folder 11); Mercer family notes (folder 12); Genealogical charts (folder 13); and misc. newspaper clippings (folder 14).

Also, Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett (folders 15-17), Robert Selden Garnett (folders 18-19); Alexander Sommervail Garnett (folder 20); Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett (folder 21); James Mercer Garnett (folder 22); Richard Brooke Garnett (folder 23); Emily Dennis (Hayward) Garnett (folder 24); Edgar Malcolm Garnett (folder 25); Marianna Eaton (Neilson) Garnett (folder 26); Robert Selden Garnett (folder 27); Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer) Garnett (folder 28); and Maria (Hunter) Garnett (folder 29).

Also, Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (folder 30); Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Jr. (folder 31); Maria (Garnett) Hunter (folder 32); John Mercer (folder 33); George Mercer (folder 34); William Robert Mercer (folder 35); and James Mercer (folder 36).

Also, Helen (Garnett) Chisolm (folder 37); Elliott Johnston letters to Elizabeth (Taylor) Bliss Dandridge (folder 38); Land records (folder 39); Book-plates (folder 40); Garnett coat of arms (folder 41); Marriage invitations (folder 42); Invitations (folder 43); Louis A. Garnett business card (folder 44); Loomis L. Langdon diploma from West Point (folder 45); William Swinton diary (on microfilm, folder 46); Autographs of John C. Calhoun and William Porcher Miles (folder 47); menu from the U.S.S. Vandalia, n.d. (folder 48); and Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., map (folder 49).

Also, Portraits of persons (folders 50-52); and Pictorial works of places (folder 53).

Provenance: Bequest of William Garnett Chisolm, Leesburg, Va., 12 September 1956.
Restrictions: None.

Guide

Box 1

1. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1924-1927
2. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1928-1933
3. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1934-1937
4. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1938-1939
5. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1940-1943

Box 2

6. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1945-1948
7. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1949-1952
8. William Garnett Chisolm correspondence, 1953-1955
9. Garnett family notes (1 of 2 folders)

Box 3

10. Garnett family notes (2 of 2 folders)
11. Hunter family notes
12. Mercer family notes
13. Genealogical charts
14. Newspaper clippings

Box 4

15. Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett correspondence, Cabell - James Mercer Garnett
16. Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett correspondence, Maria (Hunter) Garnett
17. Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett correspondence, Mary E. D. (Mercer) Garnett - J. R. Tucker
18. Robert Selden Garnett (1819-1861)
19. Robert Selden Garnett (1819-1861) Civil War materials
20. Alexander Sommervail Garnett
21. Charles Fenton Mercer Garnett
22. James Mercer Garnett
23. Richard Brooke Garnett
24. Emily Dennis (Hayward) Garnett
25. Edgar Malcolm Garnett
26. Marianna Eaton (Neilson) Garnett
27. Robert Selden Garnett (1789-1840)
28. Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer) Garnett
29. Maria (Hunter) Garnett
30. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Sr.
31. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Jr.
32. Maria (Garnett) Hunter

Box 5

33. John Mercer
34. George Mercer
35. William Robert Mercer
36. James Mercer
37. Helen (Garnett) Chisolm
38. Elliott Johnson to Elizabeth (Taylor) Bliss Dandridge
39. Land records
40. Book-plates
41. Coat of Arms (Garnett)
42. Marriage invitations
43. Invitations
44. Louis A. Garnett business card

Box 6

45. Loomis L. Langdon diploma
46. William Swinton diary
47. Autographs
48. USS Vandalia menu
49. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., map
50. Portraits of persons, A-D
51. Portraits of persons, Garnett
52. Portraits of persons, H-W
53. Photographs and images of places


Name and Subject Index to Folders

Anderson, Elizabeth (Cullen), 50

Balls (Parties), 42
Bel Pre (Culpeper County, Va.), 53
Book-plates, 40
Boonsboro, Md., 23
Brooke, George Mercer, 1785-1851, 50
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868, 43
Bulwer, William Henry Lytton, 1801-1872, 30

Cabell, James Lawrence, 1813-1889, 15
Calhoune, John Caldwell, 1782-1850, 47
California, 18
Carter, Robert, 1728-1804, 34
Cemeteries, 49
Chisolm, Hamilton, 50
Chisolm, Helen (Garnett), 1860-1903, 37, 42
Chisolm, William Edings, 42
Chisolm, William Garnett, 1890-1955, 1-3, 50
Civil engineering, 21
Coats of arms, 41
Cohen, Ellen Wright (Savage), 24
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia, 19; 1st Brigade, 23
Confederate States of America. Congress, 15-17
Cook-books, 37
Corrick’s Ford, W. Va., 53
Craven County (S.C.), 46
Crooked Run Baptist Church, Culpeper County, Va., 53
Culpeper County (Va.) – Buildings, structures, etc., 53
Curry, Jabez Lamar Monroe, 1825-1903, 15

Dandridge, Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Bliss, 38
Dandridge, Philip Pendleton, 15
DeGouges, Jean Pierre, 50
Degrees, Academic, 45
Diaries, 37

Ellet, Charles, 1810-1862, 21
Elmwood (Essex County, Va.), 53
Essex County (Va.) land records, 39

Fauquier White Sulphur Springs Hotel (Warrenton, Va.), 53
Fort Simcoe (Wash.), 26, 53

Garnett, Alexander Sommervail, 1831-1907, 18, 20
Garnett, Alexander Yelverton Peyton, 1819-1888, 15, 51
Garnett, Charles Fenton Mercer, 1810-1886, 15, 21
Garnett, Edgar Malcolm, 1821-1900, 25, 37, 43
Garnett, Eliza Lucinda, 15
Garnett, Emily Dennis (Hayward), b. 1829, 37, 51
Garnett family, 1-10, 13, 14
Garnett, Grace Fenton, 1818-1901, 18, 28
Garnett, Helene Dickinson (Wallace), 42
Garnett, Henry, d. 1606, 51
Garnett, Henry Wise, 1849-1897, 51
Garnett, James Harper Poor, 42
Garnett, James Mercer, 1770-1843, 15, 22, 51
Garnett, James Mercer, 1840-1916, 51
Garnett, James Mercer, 42
Garnett, Jane (Scott), 42
Garnett, John Francis Mercer, 1833-1899, 18
Garnett, Louis A., 1821-1901, 44
Garnett, Maria (Hunter) 1797-1873, 16, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35
Garnett, Maria Champe (Garnett), 1825-1909, 51
Garnett, Maria Decatur Mayo (Deyo), 42
Garnett, Marianna Eaton (Neilson), 1831-1858, 26, 42
Garnett, Mary Eleanor Dick (Mercer), 1774-1837, 17, 28, 51
Garnett, Mary Hyacinth, 1815-1893
Garnett, Muscoe Russell Hunter, 1821-1864, 15-18, 30, 51
Garnett, Muscoe Russell Hunter, 42
Garnett, Olympia Charlotte (DeGouges), 1796-1856, 18
Garnett, Richard Brooke, 1817-1863, 23, 38, 51
Garnett, Robert Selden, 1789-1840, 18, 27, 51
Garnett, Robert Selden, 1819-1861, 18-20, 42, 51
Garnett, Theodore Stanford, 1812-1885
Gillespie, Donald Leigh, 42
Gillespie, Nancy Lee (Day), 42
Gravatt, John James, b. 1854, 25
Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., 49

Harman, Michael G., 19
Harrison, Gessner, 1807-1862
Hayward, Margaret (Savage), 37
Horseshoe Farm (Culpeper County, Va.), 53
Howard, Mary C., Mrs., 24
Hunter family, 1-8, 11, 13, 14
Hunter, Grace Fenton (Garnett), 1817-1840, 17
Hunter, James, 29
Hunter, Jane S., 17
Hunter, Maria (Garnett), 32
Hunter, Martha Taliaferro, 1778-1840, 17
Hunter, Muscoe Garnett, 29
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809-1887, 30, 52
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1839-1861, 31

Inventories of estates – Mercer, James, 1736-1793, 36
Invitations – Balls (Parties), 43
Invitations – Wedding, 42

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, 30
Johnston, Elliott, 38

Kernstown, Va., 23

Land records, 39
Langdon, Loomis L., 45
Lawrence, John G., 18
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870, 45
Lee, Thomas, 1690-1750, 34
LeRoy, Mary Sertram, 24
Locust Grove (Culpeper County, Va.), 53
Luray Inn (Luray, Va.), 53

Maps, 49
Marshall, John, 1755-1835, 22
Mason, James Murray, 1798-1871, 17
McCarty, Mary Champe (Garnett), 1853-1882, 52
McCarty, Mary Garnett, 52
McGuire, Maria (Garnett0, 1808-1841, 17, 28
Menus, 48
Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858, 32, 52
Mercer family, 1-8, 12-14
Mercer, George, 1733-1784, 24, 52
Mercer, James, 1736-1793, 24, 26, 52
Mercer, John, 1704-1768, 33, 52
Mercer, John Francis, 1759-1821, 52
Mercer, Mary Eleanor, 32
Mercer, William Robert, 1827-1917, 35
Micou, James Roy, 29
Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899, 17, 47
Myers, Lilburn T., 24

National Soldiers Reunion and Encampment, 43
Neilson, George, Mrs., 52

Ohio Company, 34

Paul, Gabriel R., 18
Payne, Thomas Blackburn, 42
Payne, Virginia (Tarnett), 42
Photographs, 50-53
Pryor, Roger Atkinson, 1828-1919, 17

Quiet Shade (Culpeper County, Va.), 53

Reynolds, Owen, 27
Robertson, William J., 1817-1898, 17
Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865
Ruffin, Eleanor Randolph (Garnett), 42
Ruffin, Richard Willing Byrd, 42
Ruggles, Daniel, 19

Schwarz, Felix Conrad, 42
Schwarz, Myrtle Mildred (Cooper), 42
Seddon, James Alexander, 1815-1880, 17
Seddon, John, 17
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872, 30
Sharpsburg, Md., 23
Shepard, Charles Upham, 1804-1886, 21
Ships, 48
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
Smith, Emily Henrietta (Garnett), b. 1829, 52
Spring Hill (Culpeper County, Va.), 53
Stevens, Dorothy Welsh (Hastings), 42
Stevens, Edwin Augustus, 1795-1868, 42
Stevens, Theodosius Fowler, 42
Swinton, William, d. 1741?, 46

Taylor, James, 1674-1729, 52
Taylor, John, 1753-1824, 22
Taylor, Martha (Thompson), d. 1762, 52
Texas, 18
Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873, 17
Trescott, William Henry, 1822-1898, 17
Tucker, John Randolph, 1823-1897, 17

United States Military Academy, 18, 45
United States. Army, 18
University of Virginia, 15-17, 30, 31

Vandalia (Ship), 48
Virginia. Constitutional Convention, 1850-1851, 15-17
Virginia. Constitutional Convention, 1861, 15-17

Washington (D.C.), 18
Washington, George, 1732-1799, 34
Washington, Lewis Quinton, 30
Watts, Mrs., 52
Weddings, 42
Wills – South Carolina – Craven County, 46


Last updated: August 15, 2003