The Resource Scott family papers

Scott family papers

Label
Scott family papers, 1867-1931
Title
Scott family papers
Inclusive dates
1867-1931
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1867-1931, of the Scott family of Orange County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of accounts, address books, check stubs, clippings, correspondence, drawings, flight journals and logs, insurance policies, judicial records, lists, military passes, negatives, photographs, poems, postcards, promissory notes, publications, report cards, tax records, telegrams, visiting cards, and other papers. Papers concern the personal lives and professional careers of Philip Henshaw Scott (1873-1962), Mattie Moore Leitch Scott (1875-1953), his father W. W. Scott (1845-1929), and his children, including William Wallace Scott (1906-1931)
  • Series I: Correspondence, 1867-1931, consisting of letters between Philip H. Scott and his wife Mattie Moore Leitch Scott regarding his career as an officer in the United States Coast Guard and his various ports of service; Mattie Scott's raising their family and social news; the family homes in Orange County, Virginia; W. W. Scott's professional career; and the lives of Philip and Mattie Scott's children, including the health of William (Billy) Wallace Scott. Also includes corrrespondence from W. W. Scott, William (Billy) Wallace Scott, Martha Scott, Meredith Scott, Johnny Scott, and other relatives containing personal, family, and social news. Correspondence also contains letters from friends to the Scott family, as well as professional correspondence to Scott from fellow Coast Guard officers
  • Series II: Accounts, receipts, etc., 1912-1925, contains accounts, check stubs, deposit slips, insurance policies, promissory notes, receipts, tax records, and other papers regarding purchases of items and services by Philip Scott and Mattie Scott in Elizabeth City and Wilmington, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; and elsewhere. Includes school accounts for William Wallace Scott at ChristChurch School in Middlesex County, Virginia, and for Martha Scott at Stuart Hall in Staunton, Virginia
  • Series III: Papers, 1924-1931, of William Wallace Scott (1906-1931) consisting of grade cards from ChristChurch School and the United States Coast Guard Academy; aviator's flight log and flight journal, 1929-1930, recording Scott's activities as a pilot; a physical exam for flying; a bank deposit slip; calling cards; and an address book
  • Series IV: General papers contain Coast Guard papers including a list of officers, Naval Yard pass, and court case papers; drawings including a sketch of Johnny Scott; excerpts from Flavius Vegetius' DE RE MILITARI (ON THE RULES OF WAR); Scott family photographs; postcards; and general papers including lists, poems, and other papers
  • Series V: Publications and articles include copies of A VINDICATION OF EDMUND RANDOLPH, SOME OBSERVATIONS ON POLITICAL PARTIES IN VIRGINIA, and VIRGINIA PRINCIPLES owned by W. W. Scott (1845-1929) and including his annotations; brochures for Scott's HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY VA.; a copy of Shakespeare's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR; CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; DIGEST OF IMPORTANT GENERAL GAME AND FISH LAWS OF MICHIGAN; and RULES FOR THE ST. MARY'S RIVER. Also included are articles on the Coast Guard and Prohibition
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • William Wallace Scott (1845-1929) attended the Virginia Military Institute and enlisted in the Confederate Army 1 December 1863, serving in Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, also known as the Black Horse Cavalry. Scott was captured by Union forces in April 1865, but escaped; eventually being paroled in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 1 May 1865. After the war, Scott became a lawyer and editor. He served as the law librarian for the state of Virginia, and published works on Virginia and its history. Scott married Claudia Marshall Willis (1846-1912) 29 September 1869, and they had nine children.
  • One of those nine children was Philip Henshaw Scott (1873-1962) who served as a career United States Coast Guard officer who served aboard Coast Guard cutters, including commanding the U.S.S. Seminole. Philip Scott also served in ports such as Norfolk, Virginia, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He married Mattie Moore Leitch (1875-1953) 29 April 1903, and they had five children: Philip Henshaw Scott (1904-1914), William Wallace Scott (1906-1931), Martha Moore Scott (1908-1979), Meredith Leitch Scott (1915-2002), and Johnny Scott (1918-). Most members of the Scott family are buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Scott family papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi04959.html
Note
Some items temporarily unavailable due to conservation needs. Photocopies are provided in their place. Some photographs in collection are currently unavailable because of conservation needs and there are no copies
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
1.575
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Scott, Johnny
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Correspondence, 1867, 1898-1931; Series II: Accounts, receipts, etc. 1912-1925; Series III: William Wallace Scott papers, 1924-1931; Series IV: General papers; Series V: Publications and articles.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001699850
Type of unit
cu. ft. (4 boxes)

Subject

Genre

Member of

Library Locations

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