The Resource Hundley family papers, (microform)

Hundley family papers, (microform)

Hundley family papers, 1817-1995
Hundley family papers
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  • Papers, 1817-1995, of the Hundley family of Essex County, Virginia, consisting of correspondence, deeds, estate papers, financial papers, genealogical notes and charts, guardianship papers, legal papers, plats, sermons, surveys, wills, and other papers regarding the Hundley family and its home Rose Hill. Collection also includes the papers of Louis Kuindz of Essex County, including correspondence, receipts, naturalization papers, books, and other papers
  • Series I: Letters, 1817-1995, mainly concerning the Hundley family of Rose Hill in Essex County and containing most correspondence of Larkin Hundley, Eliza B. Whiting Hundley, and James Hervey Hundley. Letters discuss Larkin Hundley's and Eliza Whiting's courtship; Larkin Hundley's guardianship of the Dyke family children; applications for the position of teacher at a proposed school at Rose Hill; James Hervey Hundley's education at Fleetwood Academy and Washington College; and James Hervey Hundley's ordination as an Episcopal priest and his honorary degree from Washington and Lee University. Also includes Lucy Hundley's (Anderson's) education and honeymoon in England and France; life of a Virginia Military Institute cadet during the Civil War; Essex County and Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War; and family and local news. 20th century correspondence mostly concerns genealogical information on the Hundley and related families, but also includes an invitation for John F. and Lucy Hundley Anderson to dine at the White House with Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) and a wedding invitation. Also contains envelopes
  • Series II: Deeds, Plats, and Surveys, 1790-1923, contain deeds, 1821-1923, for real property in Norfolk and Essex and King and Queen Counties, Virginia; personal property in Essex and Middlesex Counties, Virginia; and for slaves. Papers also contain plats and surveys, 1790-1851, 1901, for property in Essex County and for oyster grounds in the Rappahannock River
  • Series III: Wills, Estate Papers, and Guardianship Papers, 1687-1962, contain the wills, 1687-1901, of James Dyke (1786-1853), Peyton Hundley (1865-1942), Josiah McTyre (d. 1795), and Robert Smith (d. ca. 1687); Estate papers, 1815-1962, contains estate papers of Claude Baxley (1838-1918), Edwin Hundley (1801-1837), Frances Baxley Hundley (1876-1961), Maria Hundley (d. ca. 1875), Peyton Hundley, and Thomas Hundley (1757-1814); and guardianship papers, 1833-1845, of Larkin Hundley (1795-1872) for Catherine, Susan, and William A. Dyke
  • Series IV: Legal and Financial Papers, 1821-1944, contains Accounts, 1821-1924, of John W. Roy with Kemp Evans, 1821-1823; Larkin Hundley with Oliver White for sons' board and tuition at Fleetwood Academy, 1838, 1845-1846; Larkin Hundley with John W. Robinson, 1847; Mary Bohannon with her trustee Larkin Hundley, 1851-1855; J. G. Gannon with George A. Hundley merchant for groceries, 1883; Peyton Hundley with George L. Smith and Brother for oysters and other items, 1923-1924. Also contains receipts, 1838-1863, for tuition at Fleetwood Academy, interest in a steam boat, church subscription, slaves, newspapers, and shipping receipts. Also taxes, 1864, paid in kind by James Hervey Hundley and taxes, 1942-1944, paid by Frances B. Hundley; bonds payable, 1832-1847, mainly of Larkin Hundley; commission, 8 December 1829, for Larkin Hundley as militia captain; announcement, 2 June 1823, of trustee sale; minister's bond, 1858, for James Hervey Hundley as minister of Union Baptist Church; power of attorney, 15 November 1831, to Larkin Hundley; summons, 5 January 1842, for Royston Betts and Richard Matlack[?], merchants; announcement of chancery suit, Larkin Hundley vs. Thomas Pitts' executor, et al; valuation of property; Richmond Agency of New York Life Insurance Company; and letterhead stationery for Hundley and Son general merchandise
  • Series V: Subject files contains information on Rose Hill in Essex County including insurance report, list of slaves, and tour presentations; Rose Hill cemetery records; photographs of Rose Hill and persons; and Rose Hill School. Also contains calling cards from the Hundley family of Colnbrook in Essex County; minutes and constitution of the Jolly club, a debating and social club; information on South Farnham Parish, St. Anne's Glebe, and St. Luke's Church; reports and receipts of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and Overseers of the Poor; reports and clippings on Essex County; and miscellaneous papers, including poems
  • Series VI: Genealogy contains Hundley family Bible records and genealogical research on the following families: Hundley, Anderson, Baxley, Beverley, Buckner, Corbin, Dyke, Farinholt, Frost, Hill, Hoskins, Kingsley, Muse, Peachey, Powell, Pratt, Robinson, Roy, Smith, Whiting, Williams, and Wormley. Also includes lineage charts and papers for membership in the Colonial Dames of America
  • Series VII: Sermons of James Hervey Hundley delivered at Episcopal churches between 1872 and 1901. Includes Biblical text, sermon, notations on when and where delivered, and sermons notes. Also contains newspapers and clippings including issues of THE CHURCHMAN, THE VIRGINIA CHURCHMAN, OUR DIOCESAN WORK, OUR MOUNTAIN WORK IN THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA NEWSLETTER, and FAMILY PHYSICIAN. Also contains list of sermons, date delivered, and location
  • Series VIII: Louis Kuindz Papers, 1857-1870, contain the papers of Kuindz (1828-1870) who was a carpenter and builder, including correspondence, receipts, naturalization order, and miscellaneous papers. Much of the correspondence is in German. Also contains three volumes written in German, including a New Testament
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Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm (Misc. reels 6097-6102).
Biographical or historical data
  • The Hundley family was a prominent Essex County, Virginia, family. Larkin Hundley (1795-1872) married Sophronia Evans (d. 1820) 1 March 1819 and they had one son. After his first wife's death, Hundley married Eliza B. Whiting (1798-1853) on 27 November 1822, and they had seven children, only two of which reached adulthood. One son, James Hervey Hundley (1830-1903) married Sophronia Dyke (1832-1927) 12 January 1853 and they had ten children, including Peyton Hundley (1865-1942) who married Frances Williams Baxley (1876-1961) and Lucy Temple Hundley (1871-1970) who married John F. Anderson (1871-1958). Peyton Hundley's son Peyton Hundley, Jr., (1907-1993) married Idell Baker (1920-2009) and they had five children.
  • Louis Kuindz was born in Germany 28 July 1828. He emigrated to the United States and eventually settled in Essex County, Virginia. Kuindz was a carpenter and builder who worked on Rose Hill and other homes and buildings in Essex County. He died in Essex County 31 August 1870 and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Hundley family papers, (microform)
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
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  • 2.475
  • 6
Governing access note
  • There are no access restrictions
  • For preservation purposes, please serve microfilm
Immediate source of acquisition
Davis, Margaret Hundley
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Letters, 1817-1995. Series II: Deeds, Plats, and Surveys, 1790-1923. Series III: Wills, Estate Papers, and Guardianship Papers, 1687-1962. Series IV: Legal and Financial Papers, 1821-1944. Series V: Subject files. Series VI: Genealogy. Series VII: Sermons. Series VIII: Louis Kuindz Papers, 1857-1870.
Reproduction note
Photostats and photocopies.
Type of unit
  • cu. ft.
  • boxes.



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