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Robert Bolling Lambeth papers

Robert Bolling Lambeth papers, 1922-1952
Robert Bolling Lambeth papers
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Papers, 1922-1952, of Robert Bolling Lambeth, Sr., (1915-1999) of Bedford, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 15 August 1922, from Samuel M. Bolling (b. ca. 1848) to Elizabeth Holcombe "Bessie" Bolling (b. ca. 1850) regarding a trip to Albemarle County, Virginia; advertisement, ca. 1939, from the Mills Novelty Company for the Panoram, "a self-operating movie picture machine" with sound-on-film pictures called "Soundies;" catalog, ca. 1939, for Gasthoff's (Tampa, Florida) parade floats and decorations; newspaper clippings, 28-31 January 1941, about the Suffolk Peanut Festival and its queen Olive Cawley (ca. 1918-2004); newspaper page, 1 March 1948, from the RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH; issue, September 1952, of VIRGINIA AND THE VIRGINIA COUNTY about Lancaster, Mecklenburg, and Surry Counties; brochure, no date, for Suffolk; blank letterhead stationery for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
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Robert Bolling Lambeth was born 1 April 1915 in Bedford County, Virginia, to Samuel Summerfield Lambeth (1871-1945) and Margaret Walker Bolling Lambeth (1881-1966). Lambeth attended Allen's Mountain School in Bedford, Virginia, then St. Christopher's in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy in Bedford. He attended Washington and Lee University and George Washington University. Lambeth graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1940. During World War II, he was a naval intelligence officer serving on the staff of General Douglas McArthur. After the war, Lambeth returned to practice law in Bedford, and served as commonwealth's attorney for Bedford County from 1948 to 1961. He was the founder and legal council for Liberty Bank of Bedford, and he was a promoter of the Smith Mountain dam, lake, and park. Lambeth was active in public education and historic preservation. He married Clara Elizabeth Sizemore (1913-2010) 3 October 1942, and they had two children. Lambeth died 17 October 1999 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Bedford.
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Robert Bolling Lambeth papers, 1936-2007 (LVA accession 50556).
Robert Bolling Lambeth papers
Advertisement from the Mills Novelty Company for the Panoram with Soundies is located in oversize box 13
  • The Library of Virginia
  • 12
  • 121
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Gereau, Betty Lambeth
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  • leaves and
  • p.

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