The Resource Collection of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett

Collection of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett

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Collection of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett, 1713-1924
Title
Collection of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett
Inclusive dates
1713-1924
Title variation
Bruce-Randolph Collection
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eng
Summary
  • Collection, 1713-1924, of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett, collected by William Cabell Bruce (1860-1946) of Baltimore, Maryland, and used in Bruce's two volume biography of John Randolph (1773-1833) of Charlotte County, Virginia
  • Series I: Loose papers consist of photostats and transcripts of correspondence, deeds, editorials, genealogies, inventories, judicial records, lists, minutes, obituaries, reminiscences, toasts, and wills. Papers mostly concern Randolph's political career as Congressman and Senator from Virginia. Papers also discuss Randolph's personal life, genealogical information on the Bland and Randolph families; agriculture, horses, and dogs. Papers contain information on Virginia and United States politics including domestic issues, foreign affairs, and elections. Also contains papers concerning John Randolph's death, his will, and the judicial records concerning the freeing of his slaves. Loose papers also includes correspondence between William Cabell Bruce, H. R. McIlwaine (1864-1934), H. J. Eckenrode (1881-1952), and others concerning Bruce's research efforts for his biography of Randolph
  • Series II: Bound volumes contain copies of correspondence, diaries, genealogical records, judicial records, portraits, reminiscences, wills, and other papers of John Randolph of Roanoke and other individuals including James Bruce (1763-1837), Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), James M. Garnett (1770-1843), Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837), Creed Taylor (1766-1836), and Richard N. Venable (1763-1838). Topics include John Randolph, Virginia and United States politics, slavery, agriculture, meteorological observations, genealogy, and personal matters. There are fourteen bound volumes: Copy of the Diary of John Randolph of Roanoke (vol. 1); Papers of John Randolph of Roanoke (vol. 2); Copies of Letters and Writings of John Randolph of Roanoke vol. 1 (vol. 3); Copies of Letters and Writings of John Randolph of Roanoke vol. 2 (vol. 4); Miscellaneous Materials Relating to John Randolph of Roanoke vol. 1 (vol. 5); Miscellaneous Materials Relating to John Randolph of Roanoke vol. 2 (vol. 6); Correspondence of John Randolph of Roanoke and James M. Garnett (vol. 7); Letters to or Relating to John Randolph of Roanoke (vol. 8); Copies of Letters Writen by James Bruce of Halifax Co. Va. vol. 1 (vol. 9); Copies of Letters Written by James Bruce of Halifax Co. Va. vol. 2 (vol. 10); Copies of Original Letters from Nathaniel Macon and Albert Gallatin to Judge [Joseph H.] Nicholson (1770-1817) (vol. 11); Copy of Diary of R. N. Venable (vol. 12); Copies of Letters and Writings of Creed Taylor (vol. 13); and Portraits of John Randolph of Roanoke (vol. 14)
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Also available on microfilm (Misc. reels 3320-3325)
Biographical or historical data
William Cabell Bruce was born 12 March 1860 in Charlotte County, Virginia. He was educated at Norwood High School and College, and attended the University of Virginia. Bruce graduated from the University of Maryland Law School at Baltimore in 1882, was admitted to the Maryland bar the same year, and commenced practicing in Baltimore. He served in the Maryland state senate from 1894 to 1896, and as head of the city law department of Baltimore from 1903 to 1908. Bruce was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1923 to 1929, but failed to be reelected in 1928. Bruce retired from the practice of law in 1937. He wrote a Pulitizer Prize winning biography of Benjamin Franklin in 1917, and his two volume biography of John Randolph was published in 1922. Bruce died 9 May 1946 in Baltimore County, Maryland and was buried at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Garrison, Maryland.
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Collection of papers relating to John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Macon, Creed Taylor, Richard N. Venable, and James M. Garnett
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http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/BruceRandolph/
Note
  • These materials were used to write JOHN RANDOLPH OF ROANOKE, 1733-1833 (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922)
  • Includes a scrapbook located in oversize
Arrangement
Collection is organized into the following two series. Series I: Loose Papers, 1713-1924. Series II: Bound volumes.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3.525
Immediate source of acquisition
Bruce, William Cabell
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000489948
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In part,
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c.f.

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