The Resource Robert Alonzo Brock personal correspondence, (microform)

Robert Alonzo Brock personal correspondence, (microform)

Label
Robert Alonzo Brock personal correspondence, 1860-1908
Title
Robert Alonzo Brock personal correspondence
Inclusive dates
1860-1908
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, 1860-1908, of Robert A. Brock, including letters sent and received by Brock. The collection is labeled personal correspondence, although the letters also relate to aspects of his position as secretary of the Virginia Historical Society. Topics include estate sales and purchasing of materials for the Historical Society; news of family and friends; subscriptions; home repairs; and certificates and diplomas. Unfortunately there is no distinguishable organization to the arrangement of the correspondence
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Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Received
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Robert Alonzo Brock, historian, antiquarian, and collector, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1839. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 21st Virginia Regiment, transferring later to a hospital unit with which he remained for the duration of the war. Brock later served as associate editor of the Richmond Standard (1879-1882), corresponding secretary of the Virginia Historical Society (1875-1892), and secretary of the Southern Historical Society (1887-1914). He also edited the societies’ papers and authored the first biographical dictionary of Virginians (Virginia and Virginians). An avid collector of Virginiana, Brock started his collection before the Civil War and added materials up to the time of his death in 1914, accumulating nearly 50,000 manuscripts relating to Virginia and the history of the South.
Cataloging source
VIC
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
Robert Alonzo Brock personal correspondence, (microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • BR 390
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001585345
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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