The Resource Edith Francisco Buckley papers

Edith Francisco Buckley papers

Label
Edith Francisco Buckley papers, 1908-2013
Title
Edith Francisco Buckley papers
Inclusive dates
1908-2013
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1908-2013, of Edith Francisco Buckley of Fairfax, Virginia, concerning her ancestor Peter Francisco (1760-1831) and the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco. Collection documents Buckley's and the Society's efforts to discover and record Francisco's life and Revolutionary War service, as well as to trace his descendants. The collection is organized into the following series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco; Series III: Individuals; Series IV: Photographs and images; Series V: Addresses and talks; Series VI: Clippings; Series VII: Peter Francisco biography; Series VIII: Genealogy; Series IX: Portuguese organizations, etc.; Series X: General papers; Series XI: Magazines and publications
  • Series I: Correspondence, 1908-2013, of Edith Francisco Buckley consisting of applications, cards, checks, clippings, emails, faxes, invitations, letters, notes, postcards, receipts, and other papers, concerning Peter Francisco and the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco, including biographical and genealogical information on Francisco, the operations and programs of the Society, and correspondence from other individuals and organizations regarding Peter Franscisco and the Society
  • Series II: Society of the Descendants of Peter Franscisco (SDPF) consists of the papers of Edith Francisco Buckley as corresponding secretary and as president of the SDPF; papers relating to the general operation of the SDPF; SDPF newsletters; SDPF news releases; papers regarding ownership and restoration of Locust Grove, Peter Francisco's Buckingham County, Virginia, home; and papers regarding the SDPF's annual wreath-laying ceremonies and fall picnic/luncheons
  • Series III: Individuals, 1971-2010, contains addresses, articles, biographies, bylaws, cards, chronologies, clippings, correspondence, emails, genealogies, newsletters, obituaries, pictures, proclamations, and other papers, relating to Sallie Edwards Bowman, William Arthur Moon, Louise DeVere, Bruce and Virginia English, and others regarding their activities as members of teh SDPF and/or their research on Peter Francisco and Francisco family genealogy
  • Series IV: Photographs of Edith Francisco Buckley, the SDPF, and Locust Grove, highlighting Buckley's and the SDPF's activities honoring Peter Franscisco and work on Locust Grove, Peter Francisco's Buckingham County home
  • Series V: Addresses and talks, 1976-2010, on both Peter Francisco and on the SDPF delivered by Edith Francisco Buckley and others to both the SDPF and to outside organizations. Includes a biograph of Edith Francisco Buckley
  • Series VI: Clippings, 1935-2012, of articles concerning the life and military service of Peter Francisco, including clippings from Portuguese language newspapers. Articles discuss Francisco's arrival in Virginia as a young boy, his military service including his heroics at the battle of Guilford Court House and at Ben Ward's tavern in Nottoway County, Virginia, his life after the Revolution, and his family descendants. Also clippings on the restoration of Locust Grove and the activities of the SDPF
  • Series VII: Peter Francisco biography contains biograhies written about Peter Francisco by his son Benjamin M. Francisco, members of the SDPF, and other researchers. Contains articles, essays, excerpts, poems, and other papers, including biographical sketches in Portuguese
  • Series VIII: Genealogy contains genealogical research on the Peter Francisco family and allied families such as the Brooke and Anderson families. Papers include applications; abstracts of deeds, cemetery records, and census records; abstracts of marriage and death records; blogs; church records; correspondence; emails; excerpts; genealogical notes and charts; maps; notes; pamphlets; petitions; wills; and other papers
  • Series IX: Portuguese American organizations, etc., 1975-2012, contains papers regarding various Portuguese American organizations' honoring of Peter Francisco as a Portuguese American patriot and their honoring of Edith Francisco Buckley and SDPF. Papers also include information on Edith Francisco Buckley's trip to Terceira Island, as well as Portuguese language newspapers. Papers consist of addresses, checks, clippings, correspondence, emails, faxes, itineraries, newsletters, newspapers, programs, and other papers. The newspapers are DO HEROISMO ANGRA BOLETIM MUNICIPAL, LUSO AMERICANO, and PORTUGUESE TIMES. Also includes the magazine VERDELHO
  • Series X: General papers contain proclamations from governors or legislatures of Virginia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island honoring Peter Francisco; papers regarding the Peter Francisco Festival in Nottoway County; papers on Peter Francisco memorials in Hopewell, Virginia, and New Bedford, Massachusetts; papers on Buckingham County's 250th anniversary; Daughters of the American Revolution papers, including papers on grave markers for Peter Francisco and Susan Brooke Francisco Pescud Schact; papers about the Guilford Court House battlefield; papers of various historical organizations, lodges, bed and breakfasts, and other sites; poems, songs, and music honoring Francisco; excerpts from various publications; maps; pamphlets; and other papers
  • Series XI: Magazines and publications, 1951-2011, consists of magazines and publications that contain articles on Peter Francisco, the American Revolution, Portuguese Americans, and travel in Portugal
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Biographical or historical data
Edith Francisco Buckley was a founder of the Society for the Descendants of Peter Francisco in 1971 and has served as an officer of the society for most of its existence. Edith Francisco was born in Louisa County, Virginia. She married Ralph E. Buckley in 1942 and they had one son. Edith Francisco Buckley attended Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (now the University of Mary Washington) and worked in education. She later worked for American Airlines in a variety of positions. Buckley is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a published poet.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of other archival material
Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco, 1971-2013 (LVA accession 50844, 50845).
Label
Edith Francisco Buckley papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03441.html
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
8.3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Buckley, Edith Francisco
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco; Series III: Individuals; Series IV: Photographs and images; Series V: Addresses and talks; Series VI: Clippings; Series VII: Peter Francisco biography; Series VIII: Genealogy; Series IX: Portuguese organizations, etc.; Series X: General papers; Series XI: Magazines and publications.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001692045
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (17 boxes and 1 folder)

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