The Resource Harry W. Easterly, Jr. papers

Harry W. Easterly, Jr. papers

Harry W. Easterly, Jr. papers, 1942-2003
Harry W. Easterly, Jr. papers
Inclusive dates
  • Papers, 1942-2003, of Harry W. Easterly, Jr. (1922-2005) of Richmond, Virginia, including his research on the Westham area of Richmond, and also on George Minefee (ca. 1595-1645) of England, and James City and Charles City Counties, Virginia. The collection also contains personal files, mostly relating to his avid interest in golf
  • The Westham research files contain information Easterly collected while writing a book he intended to publish. This series includes notes, originals and copies of published sources, clippings, correspondence, maps, and outlines and drafts of chapters. Topics include archaeology, land grants and early settlement in the area, prominent families, the James River and Kanawha Canal, churches, historic homes and other sites, foundries and quarries, and Civil War history, especially information on Dahlgren's raid. There is a substantial amount of information on Indians, including various tribes, settlements, petroglyphs, projectile points, and prehistoric artifacts. Much of this information on Indians was used in writing an article which was published in the June 1990 issue of the "Quarterly Bulletin" of the Archeological Society of Virginia
  • The George Minefee research files include materials used by Easterly to write an article that was to appear in the "Virginia Cavalcade," until state budget cuts forced the ending of the magazine. This series contains his research notes, copies of published sources, correspondence and suggestions from the magazine's editor, drafts, outlines, and files relating to Easterly's search for an alternate publisher. He eventually had the article privately published in 2003
  • The personal files contain mainly information relating to Easterly's avid interest in golf, and his memberships in the Virginia State Golf Association, United States Golf Association, and the Country Club of Virginia. There is correspondence, clippings, publications, scorecards, photographs, and information on the history of golf in Virginia. Also included in this series are materials relating to Easterly's enrollment in a history course through Virginia Commonwealth University. There are class notes, exams, and thesis materials
Member of
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Harry Watkey Easterly, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on 31 August 1922. He was the son of Harry Watkey Easterly, Sr. and Catherine Tighe. Easterly attended St. Christopher's School, and was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he was employed with Concrete Pipe and Products Company in Richmond, and then in the securities industry with J. C. Wheat & Company. Easterly was an amateur historian, and was also an avid golfer, serving as president of the Virginia State Golf Association and the United States Golf Association, amd he was a member of the Country Club of Virginia. He married Mary Friend Blanton (b. 1923) on 28 August 1943. Harry W. Easterly, Jr. died in Richmond on 16 June 2005, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Harry W. Easterly, Jr. papers
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Easterly, Mary B.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I. Westham Research Files. II. George Minefee Research Files. III. Personal Files.
Reproduction note
Type of unit
cu. ft. (19 boxes)

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
Processing Feedback ...