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Anne Hobson Freeman

A Guide to the Anne Hobson Freeman Papers, 1926-1994
Collection Number Mss1 F8774 a FA2


Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

 

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

 

Preferred Citation

Anne Hobson Freeman Papers, 1926-1994 (Mss1 F8774 a FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

 

Acquisition Information

Gift of Anne Hobson Freeman and Wheat First Butcher Singer, Inc., of Richmond, Va., in December 1997. Accessioned 7 May 2008.

 

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number: Mss1 F8774 a FA2
Collection Name: Anne Hobson Freeman Papers, 1926-1994.
Size: 5 linear feet.
Language: English
Abstract: Research materials compiled by Anne (Hobson) Freeman while writing company histories of two Richmond, Va., investment firms: Scott & Stringfellow, and Wheat First Butcher Singer. The Wheat,First Butcher Singer project ultimately resulted in a biography of James C. Wheat, Jr.

 

Scope and Content Information

The collection is composed of research materials that Anne H. Freeman compiled for projects documenting the histories of two Richmond investment firms, Scott & Stringfellow and Wheat First Butcher Singer.

In preparation for the 90th anniversary of its founding in 1893, Scott & Stringfellow commissioned Mrs. Freeman to conduct a series of interviews with retired members of the firm in order to document its early years. There are notes from and partial transcriptions of interviews with a number of Scott & Stringfellow employees; the rest of the materials in the series consist of supplementary research; research and articles on the failed merger of Scott & Stringfellow with another Richmond firm, Davenport & Co.; biographical data on the firm’s officers and executives; and correspondence and financial information concerning the project.

The second series contains similar materials – background research, interview notes and transcriptions – as well as the manuscript for a published history of Wheat First Butcher Singer and of James Clifton Wheat, Jr. Wheat Chief Executive Officer John L. McElroy, Jr., approached Mrs. Freeman in 1991 with the possibility of writing a brief history of the firm. Not long into the project, however, James C. Wheat, Jr., son of the firm’s founder and its guiding force for most of the 20th century, died suddenly, and it was decided to shift the focus of the project to a biographical project on Wheat. As a result, the majority of the materials in this series pertain to Wheat’s life and his role in the company’s growth.

 

Biographical/Historical Information

Anne (Hobson) Freeman (b. 1934) is an author and poet and a native of Richmond, Va. She is married to George C. Freeman, Jr., a senior partner at the Richmond law firm of Hunton & Williams.

 

Arrangement

The papers of Anne Hobson Freeman are arranged into two series by project. Series 1 concerns her research on Scott & Stringfellow, and is further divided into three subseries: Series 1.1 contains biographical information and interview notes concerning past and current employees; Series 1.2 contains background research on the firm’s history; and Series 1.3 contains project-related correspondence and financial materials.

Series 2 concerns Mrs. Freeman’s research on Wheat First Butcher Singer and on James C. Wheat, Jr., and is further divided into three subseries: 2.1. Background Research; 2.2. A Hand Well Played (manuscript of a book-length biography of James C. Wheat, Jr.); and 2.3. Oral History Interviews.

 

Index Terms

Freeman, Anne Hobson, 1934-
Wheat, James C. (James Clifton), 1920-1992
Businessmen -- Virginia -- Biography
Davenport and Co. (Richmond, Va.)
Wheat First Butcher Singer (Richmond, Va.) -- History
Scott & Stringfellow Investment Corporation (Richmond, Va.)-- History
Richmond (Va.) – Economic conditions – 20th century.

 

Guide

Series 1. Scott & Stringfellow Research Project, 1958-1993 (bulk 1982-1983)

The project that Anne H. Freeman began for Scott & Stringfellow, the well-known Richmond investment firm, in 1982 was meant to produce material that could be used for the firm’s upcoming 90th anniversary celebration. The idea was to record and preserve as many stories about the early days of the firm as possible from those who had lived through them.

Series 1.1. Background Research, 1948-1983.

This subseries contains general information about the firm of Scott & Stringfellow, including newspaper clippings, photographs, and other information about branches, employees, officers and directors, and historical materials compiled by the firm to document its history. Also included is information on the investment firm of Davenport Co., with whom Scott & Stringfellow proposed to merge in 1983. This merger never took place. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 1
  Folder 1. Branches
  Folder 2. Davenport Co. history (1948)
  Folder 3. Davenport Co., proposed merger with
  Folder 4. Davenport Co., proposed merger, Commonwealth Magazine article on
  Folder 5. Employees list
  Folder 6. Miscellaneous historical information
  Folder 7. Officers and directors, Biographical information
  Folder 8. Officers and directors, Questionnaires
  Folder 9. Officers and directors, Photographs and miscellaneous
  Folder 10. Scrapbook information
  Folder 11. 90th Birthday press releases

Series 1.2. Interviews and Notes on Individuals, 1913-1983.

This subseries contains background material and notes for this part of the project, including newspaper clippings, obituaries, and answers to a questionnaire Mrs. Freeman designed, as well as notes from her interviews with several retired employees of Scott & Stringfellow (interview date follows name). These files are arranged alphabetically.

  Folder 12. Amour, Alec (10/6/1983)
  Folder 13. Bocock, Frederic Scott
  Folder 14. Boushall, Thomas Callendine (7/5/1982)
  Folder 15. Cardozo, Randolph B.
  Folder 16. Davenport, Issac, Jr.
  Folder 17. Fitzgerald, Marion Nantz
  Folder 18. Fleming, L. Thornton
  Folder 19. Fox, Charles K.
  Folder 20. Gay, Thomas Benjamin (6/17/1982)
  Folder 21. Huffines, Robert Luther III
  Folder 22. Lelong, Chaiffaix Andre
  Folder 23. Longest, R. Eldridge (interview, n.d.)
  Folder 24. McAdams, Thomas Branch
  Folder 25. Muldowney, J. A. (3/23/1982)
  Folder 26. Neal, Thomas D.
  Folder 27. Robertson, Walter Spencer
  Folder 28. Seay, George J.
  Folder 29. Scott, Sidney Buford
  Folder 30. Scott, Frederic W.
  Folder 31. Scott, James H. (3/8/1982)
  Folder 32. Scott, Mary Wingfield
  Folder 33. Scott, Sidney Buford, Jr.
  Folder 34. Stringfellow, Blair B.                                                                                        

Series 1.3. Project Files.

This subseries contains correspondence between Mrs. Freeman and Scott & Stringfellow executives detailing the project’s goals, progress and financial arrangements.

  Folder 35. Correspondence, 1982                                                                                     
  Folder 36. Correspondence, 1983
  Folder 37. Hours and Accounting, 1982
  Folder 38. Hours and Accounting, 1983
  Folder 39. Hours and Accounting, 1984

Series 2. Wheat First Butcher Singer Research Project, 1920s-1994.

Wheat First Butcher Singer commissioned Freeman to gather information and stories about the origins of the firm through traditional research, as well as by conducting oral histories of firm principals. The most important of these was James C. Wheat, Jr., the son of the firm’s founder, and the man who orchestrated the rise of the firm from the 1940s on. At the time of the project’s inception, Wheat was no longer serving as an officer of the firm, but he remained an active part of the company. However, in April 1992, two months into the project, Wheat died suddenly of a heart attack. Company executives made the decision to shift the focus of the history project from a more general firm history to a biography of James C. Wheat, Jr. As a result, most of the materials in this series focus specifically on his life and his role in the evolution of the company from a small brokerage firm to one of the largest financial investment firms in the country.

Wheat inherited the congenital disorder retinitis pigmentosa from his mother; he was completely blind by his mid-twenties. Rather than expressing frustration or hopelessness at his condition, Wheat managed his disability with great success, and in fact, rejected the notion that his blindness was a disability at all. This fortitude is repeatedly mentioned in interviews with Wheat’s friends and associates.

Series 2.1. Background Research.

This subseries contains research materials that Mrs. Freeman gathered as she worked on the project for Wheat First Butcher Singer. Folders 40-57 concern Wheat First Butcher Singer and its predecessors. Folders 58-64 concern Richmond and Virginia businesses founded about the same time as J.C. Wheat & Co., including Best Products and Circuit City, as well as Anderson & Strudwick, Chesapeake Corporation, Ethyl Corporation, Glave Newman Anderson Architects, James River Corporation, Lane Company, Inc., Life Insurance Company of Virginia, Mays, Valentine, Davenport & Moore, Overnight Transportation, Philip Morris, USA, Richmond Corporation, Scott & Stringfellow, and Universal Leaf Corporation, and Virginia Electric and Power Company. Folders 65-66 contain Conquest and Wheat genealogical information. Of particular interest is a sixty-page handwritten letter to Wheat from his maternal grandmother, Emma (Parker) Conquest, which describes her childhood as a member of a Quaker family in Philadelphia, Pa., and her transition to life as a young married woman in Richmond, Va.. (folder 65). Folder 67 contains information on James C. Wheat, Sr., founder of J.C. Wheat & Co. Folders 68-79 concern James C. Wheat, Jr. Folder 80 concerns James C. Wheat III. Folders 81-92 contain photographs.

  Folder 40. Wheat Company History and Chronologies, general
  Folder 41. Wheat, Galleher and Company (1920s)
  Folder 42. James Clifton Wheat & Co. (1930s)
  Folder 43. James Clifton Wheat & Co. (1950s)
  Folder 44. James Clifton Wheat & Co. (1960s)
  Folder 45. James Clifton Wheat & Co. (1960s), Financial data
  Folder 46. Wheat First (1970s)
  Folder 47. Wheat First, (1970s), Publications
  Folder 48. Wheat First Securities (1980s)
  Folder 49. Wheat First Securities (1980s), Publications
  Folder 50. Wheat First Securities, 50th Anniversary (1984)
  Folder 51. Wheat First Butcher Singer (1990s)
  Folder 52. Wheat First Butcher Singer (1990s), Publications
  Folder 53. Wheat, Branches (1969-1993)
  Folder 54. Wheat, Executives
  Folder 55. Wheat Executives: Stan Navas
  Folder 56. Wheat Executives: William Stevens
  Folder 57. Wheat, Miscellaneous (n.d.)
  Folder 58. Businesses, Best Products (1970, 1993)
  Folder 59. Businesses, Circuit City (Ward’s TV)
  Folder 60. Businesses, Misc. (Anderson & Strudwick, Chesapeake Corp., Ethyl)
  Folder 61. Businesses, Misc. (Glave Newman Anderson, James River Corp., Lane Furniture)
  Folder 62. Businesses, Misc. (Life of Virginia, Mays, Valentine, Davenport and Moore)
  Folder 63. Businesses, Misc. (Overnight Transportation, Philip Morris, USA)
  Folder 64. Businesses, Misc. (Richmond Corp., Scott & Stringfellow, Universal Leaf Corp., Virginia Electric and Power)
  Folder 65. Genealogical information, Conquest family
  Folder 66. Genealogical information, Wheat family
  Folder 67. James Clifton Wheat, Sr. (1942-1966)
  Folder 68. James Clifton Wheat, Jr.
  Folder 69. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1940s)
  Folder 70. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. and Virginia Military Institute (1941-1992)
  Folder 71. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1950s)
  Folder 72. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1960s)
  Folder 73. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Political Service (1964, 1966)
  Folder 74. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1970s)
  Folder 75. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1980s)
  Folder 76. James Clifton Wheat, Jr. (1990s)
  Folder 77. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Death (1992)
 
Box 2
  Folder 78. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Letters of condolence to Wiley Hardy Wheat (1992)
  Folder 79. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Speeches
  Folder 80. James Clifton Wheat III (1993)
  Folder 81. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1937)
  Folder 82. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1940s)
  Folder 83. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1950s)
  Folder 84. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1960s)
  Folder 85. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1970s)
  Folder 86. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1980s)
  Folder 87. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (1990s)
  Folder 88. James Clifton Wheat, Jr., Photos (n.d.)
  Folder 89. Virginia Military Institute, Photos
  Folder 90. Wheat Family, Photos
  Folder 91. Wheat Firm, Photos
  Folder 92. Wheat Homes, Photos

Series 2.2. A Hand Well Played

This subseries pertains specifically to the book that resulted from Mrs. Freeman’s research for Wheat First Butcher Singer. Included are drafts and notes on drafts of A Hand Well Played: The Life of Jim Wheat, Jr. (Cadmus: Richmond, 1994). Also included is information relating to the publication os the book and feedback Mrs. Freeman received following its release.

 

Folder 93.

Manuscript Draft, Part 1 (9/30/1993)                                                                                                              
  Folder 94. Manuscript Draft, Part 2 (10/10/1993)
  Folder 95. Manuscript Draft, Part 3 (9/23/1993)
  Folder 96. Manuscript Draft (11/1/1993)
  Folder 97. Manuscript Draft (n.d.)
  Folder 98. Manuscript Endnotes and Bibliography (9/17/1993)
  Folder 99. Manuscript Misc. Additions and Corrections (8/1993)
  Folder 100. Manuscript Outline (6/1993)
  Folder 101. Manuscript corrections by Carlyle Tiller (10/26/1993)
  Folder 102. Manuscript corrections by Wiley H. Wheat (11/1993)
  Folder 103. Publication, Accounting (1994, 1995)
  Folder 104. Publication, Book Sales (1994)
  Folder 105. Publication, Correspondence (1995)
  Folder 106. Publication, Miscellaneous
  Folder 107. Publication, Publicity
  Folder 108. Publication, Response

Series 2.3. Interviews, 1991-1994.

This subseries contains interviews that Mrs. Freeman conducted between 1991 and 1994, plus excerpts from a few done for an earlier project on the law firm of Hunton & Williams, with individuals who knew Jim Wheat. Each interview was originally recorded using micro cassettes, with some of them also recorded on 8mm video cassettes. Mrs. Freeman then copied some of the micro cassettes to standard audio cassettes and some of the 8mm video cassettes to VHS cassettes. Not all interviews were transcribed. Those that were are represented first in this series, arranged alphabetically. Following these are the original micro cassette and 8mm video recordings of the interviews. At the end of the series are the audio and video copies.

A master list of interviews, including all available formats, appears in the Appendix.

The interviews that were transcribed fall into one of three categories: associates of Jim Wheat, family members of Jim Wheat, and Wheat, First Butcher Singer officers. In these interviews Freeman discusses a variety of topics relevant to Wheat’s involvement in the business, as well as personal qualities that contributed to his success. Interview subjects include a number of prominent Richmonders, such as Frances and Sydney Lewis (founders of Best Products and philanthropists) and Robert Burruss (a partner at McGuire Woods), as well as the chief executive officers of Wheat, First Butcher Singer: John McElroy, Carlyle Tiller, and Marshall Wishnack. Mrs. Freeman had the opportunity to interview James Clifton Wheat, Jr., on two occasions, although not on video. The interviews average about an hour in length and address not just Wheat and Wheat, First Butcher Singer, but also life in Richmond during the Depression and the following decades and his attendance at Virginia Military Institute and the culture surrounding that school. Mrs. Freeman is particularly concerned with determining how Wheat managed to cope with his blindness and the degree to which his disability contributed to his business success. She also attempts, through her discussions with those close to Wheat, to gain understanding about his relationship with his father, James Clifton Wheat, Sr. On several occasions Freeman questions her subjects on their opinions of Wheat’s views on racial issues (see Robert Burrus interview).

  Transcriptions:
  Folder 109. Bernard, John (5/28/1992)
  Folder 110. Blackwell, Doris Fleming (2/22/1993)
  Folder 111. Blanchard, Lawrence E. (7/29/1987) partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams
  Folder 112. Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1993)
  Folder 113. Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992)
  Folder 114. Bryan, Jonathan III (8/18/1992)
  Folder 115. Buford, Robert (6/24/1992)
  Folder 116. Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992)
  Folder 117. Byers, Anne Cook (9/11/1993)
  Folder 118. Cain, Ronald (6/10/1992)
  Folder 119. Carter, Joseph C., Jr. (4/14/1987)
  Folder 120. Daniel, William V. (6/17/1992)
  Folder 121. Farinholt, James Jr. (4/9/1993)
  Folder 122. Forsyth, Frances Bushnell (5/7/1994)
  Folder 123. Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992)
  Folder 124. Jeannette, Sam (7/1/1992)
  Folder 125. Lewis, Frances and Sydney (11/24/1992)
  Folder 126. Lewis, Lawrence Jr. (7/29/1992)
  Folder 127. Lucas, William (12/18/1991)
  Folder 128. McCloud, David (10/5/1992)
  Folder 129. McElroy, John L., Jr. (3/4/1992, 6/4/1992)
  Folder 130. Meredith, William (10/7/1992)
  Folder 131. Miller, Gordon (12/17/1991)
  Folder 132. Moore, Charles (7/10/1992)
  Folder 133. Moore, T. Justin Jr. (5/12/1992)
  Folder 134. Pasco, H. Merrill (5/12/1992)
  Folder 135. Powell, Lewis F., Jr. 1/9/1992) partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams
  Folder 136. Robins, E. Claiborne (5/15/1994)
  Folder 137. Satterfield, Calvin (7/8/1992)
  Folder 138. Tiller, Carlyle (9/3/1991, 9/5/1991)
  Folder 139. Tiller, Carlyle (5/5/1992, 9/12/1993)
  Folder 140. Wheat, James Clifton, Jr. (9/12/1991, 9/19/1991)
  Folder 141. Wheat, James Clifton, Jr., Corrections, notes (1994)
  Folder 142. Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993, 5/17/1994)
  Folder 143. Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992)
  Folder 144. White, Elizabeth H. (2/8/1994)
  Folder 145. Wishnack, Marshall (6/18/1992)
  Folder 146. Wheat First Securities Annual Meeting (6/28/1992)
  Folder 147. Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
  Micro Cassettes (originals)
Box 3
  Folder 148. Bernard, John (5/28/1992) 2 cassettes
Blackwell, Doris Fleming (2/22/1993) 2 cassettes
Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1992) 2 cassettes
  Folder 149. Branch, Read (6/30/1993); Side B: McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/30/1993)
Brent, A. J. “Jack” (7/2/1993)
Brent, Virginia McGuire (8/21/1992) 3 cassettes
Brooke, Jane (7/24/1992) 2 cassettes
  Folder 150. Bryan, Jonathan III “Jack” (8/18/1992 ) 2 cassettes
Bryan, Tennant (11/3/1993) 2 cassettes
Buford, Robert (6/24/1992) 3 cassettes; Cassette 3, Side B: Marshall Wishnack
  Folder 151. Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992) 2 cassettes
Cain, Ronald (6/10/1992)
Craigie, Walter, Jr. (6/15/1992) 5 cassettes
  Folder 152. Daniel, William V. (6/17/1992)
Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992); Side B: VMI Institute luncheon (10/29/1993)
Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992); Side B: Charles Robb
Forsythe, Frances Bushnell and Nathan Bushnell (5/7/1994) 2 cassettes
  Folder 153. Hill, Oliver (5/8/1992) [presentation to St. Catherine’s School History Class]; Side B: Jane Brooke (5/6/1992)
Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992) 2 cassettes
Jeannette, Sam (7/1/1992) 3 cassettes
  Folder 154. Lewis, Frances and Sydney (11/24/1992)
Lewis, Lawrence, Jr. (7/29/1992)
Lucas, William (12/18/1991) 2 cassettes
McCloud, David (10/5/1992)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (1/1/1993); Side B: Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993)
Meredith, William (10/7/1992)
  Folder 155. Miller, Gordon (12/17/1992) 3 cassettes
Moore, Charles (7/10/1992) 2 cassettes
Pasco, H. Merrill (5/12/1992) 2 cassettes; Cassette 2, Side B: Moore, T. Justin, Jr. (5/12/1992) 2 cassettes
  Folder 156. Pinder, Gay Gibson (4/23/1994) 2 cassettes
Satterfield, Calvin (7/8/1992)
Stevens, Barbara (6/28/1992) 2 cassettes
  Folder 157. Wheat, James Clifton, Jr. (9/12/1992) 4 cassettes
  Folder 158a. Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993) 4 cassettes; Cassette 3, Side B: Farinholt, James (4/9/1993) 4 cassettes
Wheat, James Clifton III (5/17/1994) 2 cassettes
  Folder 158b. Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992) 6 cassettes
  Folder 159. Wheat Project Book Meeting (3/31/1994) [incl. David Alcey, Ralston Brook, Richard Crowder]
Wheat, James Clifton, Jr., Funeral (5/12/1992); Side B: VMI luncheon speeches (10/29/1993)
 
  8mm Video Cassettes (originals)
  Folder 160. Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1993)
Branch, Read (6/30/1993)
Brent, A. J. “Jack” (7/2/1993)
  Folder 161. Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992); with Meredith, William (10/7/1992)
Brooke, Jane (7/24/1992)
Buford, Robert (9/24/1992)
  Folder 162. Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992)
Craigie, Walter, Jr. (6/15/1992)
  Folder 163. Daniel, William V. (6/17/1992) 2 cassettes
Farinholt, James (4/9/1993)
  Folder 164. Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992)
Hill, Ruth and Billy (12/15/1993)
Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992)
  Folder 165. Jeannette, Sam (7/1/1992)
Lewis, Frances and Sydney (11/24/1992)
McCloud, David (10/5/1992)
  Folder 166. McElroy, John L., Jr. (3/4/1992)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/4/1992) with Cain, Ronald (6/10/1992)
Moore, Charles (7/10/1992)
  Folder 167. Satterfield, Calvin (7/8/1992)
Stevens, Barbara (5/28/1993)
Tiller, Carlyle (9/12/1993)
  Folder 168. Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993)
Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992)
Wishnack, Marshall (6/181992)
 
  Audio cassettes (copies)
  NOTE: The audio cassettes are in generally poor condition.
Box 4
  Folder 169. Bernard, John (5/28/1992) 2 copies
Blackwell, Doris Fleming (2/22/1993)
  Folder 170. Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1993)
Brent, A. J. “Jack” (7/2/1993)
Brent, Virginia McGuire (8/21/1992)
  Folder 171. Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992)
Brooke, Jane (7/24/1992)
Buford, Robert (6/24/1992)
  Folder 172. Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992)
Craigie, Walter Jr. (6/15/1992)
Daniel, William (6/17/1992)
  Folder 173. Faulkner, Don (7/13/1993)
Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992)
  Folder 174. Lewis, Frances and Sydney (11/24/1992)
  Folder 175. Lewis, Lawrence Jr. (7/29/1992)
Lucas, William (12/18/1991)
  Folder 176. McCloud, David (10/5/1992)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (3/4/1992)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/30/1993); with Read Branch (6/30/1993)
  Folder 177. McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/30/1993)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (8/30/1993)
McElroy, John L., Jr. (n.d.)
  Folder 178. Meredith, William (10/7/1992)
Miller, Gordon (12/17/1991)
  Folder 179. Pasco, Merrill (5/12/1992) 3 cassettes: with T. Justin Moore, Jr. (5/12/1992)
  Folder 180. Robins, E. Claiborne (5/15/1994)
Tiller, Carlyle (9/3/1991) 2 copies
  Folder 181. Tiller, Carlyle (9/5/1991)
Tiller, Carlyle (5/5/1992)
Tiller, Carlyle (9/13/1993)
  Folder 182. Wheat, James Clifton, Jr. (9/12/1991) cassettes 1, 2 and 3 of 5
  Folder 183. Wheat, James Clifton, Jr. (9/12/1991) cassettes 4-5 of 5
Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993)
  Folder 184. Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992)
Wishnack, Marshall (6/18/1992)
Wheat misc.
 
  VHS cassettes (copies)
  The VHS cassettes in this collection are in very good condition and provide an excellent alternative to the less well-preserved audio cassettes of the interviews. These are copies of the original 8 mm video cassettes. As of May 2008, VHS cassettes are being reformatted to DVD.
Box 5
  Folder 185. Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1993)
  Folder 186. Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992)
  Folder 187. Brooke, Jane (7/24/1992)
  Folder 188. Buford, Robert (6/24/1992)
  Folder 189. Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992)
  Folder 190. Cain, Ronald (6/10/1992)
  Folder 191. Craigie, Walter W., Jr. (6/15/1992)
  Folder 191. Daniel, William V. (6/17/1992)
  Folder 192. Farinholt, James (4/9/1993)
  Folder 193. Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992)
  Folder 194. Jeannette, Sam (7/1/1992)
  Folder 195. McCloud, David (10/5/1992)
  Folder 196. McElroy, John L., Jr. (3/4/1992)
  Folder 197. McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/4/1992)
  Folder 198. Meredith, William (10/7/1992)
  Folder 199. Moore, Charles (7/10/1992)
  Folder 200. Satterfield, Calvin (7/8/1992)
  Folder 201. Tiller, Carlyle (9/12/1993)
  Folder 202. Wheat, James Clifton, III (4/8/1993)
  Folder 203. Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992)
  Folder 204. Wishnack, Marshall (6/18/1992)

 

Appendix

 

Master list of Oral History Interviews for Wheat First Butcher Singer

Names preceded by an asterisk have transcriptions.

* Bernard, John (5/28/1992) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* Blackwell, Doris Fleming (2/22/1993) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* Blanchard, Lawrence (7/29/1987) of Hunton & Williams; excerpts from an earlier interview by A.H. Freeman
* Bocock, Frederic S. (4/7/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
  Branch, Read (6/30/1993) micro cassette original (Side B: McElroy, John L., Jr. 6/30/1993); 8mm video original; audio cassette copy
  Brent, A. J. “Jack” (7/2/1993) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy
  Brent, Virginia McGuire (8/21/1992) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992) micro cassette original SEE Hill, Oliver (5/8/1992); 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
  Brooke, Jane (7/24/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Bryan, Jonathan III (8/18/1992) micro cassette original
  Bryan, Tennant (11/3/1993) micro cassette original
* Buford, Robert (6/24/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Burruss, Robert (10/9/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Byers, Anne Cook (9/11/1993) no recordings; notes from a telephone interview
  Bushnell, Nathan (5/7/1994) SEE Forsythe, Frances Bushnell
* Cain, Ronald (6/10/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original SEE McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/4/1992); VHS copy
* Carter, Joseph C., Jr. (4/14/1987) of Hunton & Williams; excerpts from an earlier interview by A.H. Freeman
  Craigie, Walter W. Jr. (6/15/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy (in two parts)
* Daniel, William V. (6/17/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Farinholt, James Jr. (4/9/1993) micro cassette original SEE Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993); 8mm video original; VHS copy
  Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992) micro cassette original (two cassette: Cassette 1, Side B with Charles Robb; Cassette 2, Side B with VMI luncheon, 10/29/1993); 8mm video original; audio cassette copy
* Forsyth, Frances Bushnell and Nathan Bushnell (5/7/1994) micro cassette original
  Hill, Oliver (5/8/1992) micro cassette original (Side B: Jane Brooke, 5/6/1992)
  Hill, Ruth and Billy (12/15/1993) 8mm video original
* Holton, A. Linwood (9/25/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Jeannette, Sam (7/1/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; VHS copy
* Lewis, Frances and Sydney (11/24/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy
* Lewis, Lawrence, Jr. (7/29/1992) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* Lucas, William (12/18/1991) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* McCloud, David (10/5/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
  McElroy, John L., Jr. (1/1/1993) micro cassette original (Side B: Wheat, James Clifton III, 4/8/1993)
* McElroy, John L., Jr. (3/4/1992) 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/4/1992) 8mm video original (Side B: Cain, Ronald, 6/10/1992); VHS copy
  McElroy, John L., Jr. (6/30/1993) micro cassette original SEE Branch, Read (6/30/1993); audio cassette copy
* Meredith, William (10/7/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original SEE Brooke, Jane (5/6/1992); audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Miller, Gordon (12/17/1992) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
* Moore, Charles (7/10/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; VHS copy
* Moore, T. Justin, Jr. (5/12/1992) micro cassette original and audio cassette copy SEE Pasco, H. Merrill (5/12/1992)
* Pasco, H. Merrill (5/12/1992) micro cassette original and audio cassette copy (both with T. Justin Moore, Jr., 5/12/1992)
  Pinder, Gay Gibson (4/23/1994) micro cassette original
* Powell, Lewis F., Jr. (1/9/1992) of Hunton and Williams, excerpt of earlier interview
  Robb, Charles (7/13/1992) micro cassette original SEE Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992)
* Robins, E. Claiborne (5/15/1994) audio cassette copy location of original unknown
* Satterfield, Calvin (7/8/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; VHS copy
  Stevens, Barbara (5/28/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original
* Tiller, Carlyle (5/5/1992) audio cassette copy only; no original
* Tiller, Carlyle (9/12/1993) 8mm video original; VHS copy
  Tiller, Carlyle (9/13/1993) audio cassette copy only; no original
* Tiller, Carlyle (9/5/1991) audio cassette copy only; no original
* Tiller, Carlyle (9/3/1991) audio cassette copy only; no original
  Virginia Military Institute Luncheon in honor of James C. Wheat, Jr. (10/29/1993) micro cassette original; SEE also Faulkner, Don (7/13/1992)
* Wheat, James Clifton, Jr. (9/12/1991) micro cassette original; audio cassette copy
  Wheat, James Clifton, Jr., Funeral (5/12/1992) micro cassette original
* Wheat, James Clifton III (4/8/1993) micro cassette original (Side B: Farinholt, James, 4/9/1993; See also McElroy, John L., Jr., 1/1/1993); 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* Wheat, James Clifton III (5/17/1994) micro cassette original
* Wheat, Wiley H. (8/24/1992) micro cassette original; 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy
* White, Elizabeth H. (2/8/1994) source unknown
* Wishnack, Marshall (6/18/1992) micro cassette original SEE Buford, Robert (6/24/1992); 8mm video original; audio cassette copy; VHS copy

Last updated: May 19, 2008