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Scrapbooks

Label
Scrapbooks, 1879-1907
Title
Scrapbooks
Inclusive dates
1879-1907
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Scrapbooks, 1879-1907, of Mary Lecock Keen Armistead (1841-1927) of Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of clippings of biographical sketches of prominent individuals, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics include Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, social life and customs, religion, Virginia politics, and entertainments
  • Accession 13763, scrapbook, 1879-1881, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, social life and customs, religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Some of the biographical sketches are of: Joseph E. Brown, William E. Cameron, Julia Grant, Winfield Scott Hancock, Lucy Hayes, Agnes Herndon, Moses D. Hoge, Francis Janssens, Belva A. Lockwood, William Mahone, Budlong A. Morton, J. W. Rust, Henry S. Tanner, and Henry Watterson. Obituaries include: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, Harry W. Crutchfield, James Garfield, Jeremiah Bell Jeter, Prince Napoleon IV, and William S. Plumer. Also includes programs for opera programs; the 20 June 1879 St. Paul's Female School musical commencement program; and the cornerstone laying program for Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, Petersburg, 8 October 1879. Also contains correspondence from R. McCandlish and Kate Thayer
  • Accession 13765, scrapbook, 1888-1892, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, social life and customs, religion, Virginia politics, United States politics including the presidential election of 1888, and entertainment. Some of the biographical sketches are of: Amelie Rives (Chanler), J. L. M. Curry, and Emma Juch. Obituaries include: J. B. Beck, Joseph E. Johnston, and Sarah Polk. Several articles discuss the literary works of Amelie Rives Chanler
  • Accession 13766, scrapbook, 1887-1890, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, social life and customs, religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Biographical sketches include one of Robert G. Ingersoll. Obituaries include ones for Roscoe Conkling, Mary Fiske, Andrew Fletcher Crutchfield, and Mary C. Jeter. Other clippings of note include articles on Thomas Jefferson's tomb at Monticello and on Edgar Allan Poe's tomb. Also includes a concert program for a performance at the Young Men's Christian Association for 3 June 1887
  • Accession 13768, scrapbook, 1895-1896, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, social life and customs; religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Obituaries include: Jubal Early, William Mahone, and Allen G. Thurman. Contains an article concerning race relations and anl article about author Amelie Rives and her divorce
  • Accession 13769, scrapbook, 1896-1897, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, social life and customs; religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Biographical sketches include: Grover Cleveland and William McKinley. Obituaries include: J. F. McIlwaine, John E. Millais, and John Randolph Tucker. Also included is a manuscript letter from M. A. Peabody to Mary, February 19, 1897, asking about her and her husband's health and requesting a visit. Contains a brochure for First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Accession 13770, scrapbook, 1897, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, social life and customs; religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Also includes a calendar with verses apparently for the year 1883
  • Accession 13771, scrapbook, 1906-1907, consists of clippings of biographical sketches, marriages, obituaries, poems, scandals, trials, and other news items. Topics included Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, social life and customs; religion, Virginia politics, and entertainment. Also included are a report card for Mary Keen at the Judson Female Institute, Marion, Alabama, May 1854, and a program for the Judson Female Institute concert of vocal and instrumental music, 29 February 1856. While the scrapbook is dated 1906-1907, several of the clippings are from outside those years
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  • Accessioned
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Additional physical form
Available on microfilm
Biographical or historical data
Mary Lecock Keen was born 24 July 1841 in Russell County, Kentucky. She married John Clayton Armistead (1835-1901) 9 January 1861, and they had four children. The Armisteads lived in Petersburg, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Mary Armistead died 10 August 1927, and is buried in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Scrapbooks
Note
  • Accessions 13765, 13766, 13768, 13769, 13770, and 13771 are filed with Accession 13763
  • DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS, USE Misc Microfilm Reel 1260
Arrangement
Volumes are roughly chronological with items randomly pasted within.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7 v.
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
  • Armistead, Mary L.
Ownership
These scrapbooks were received on April 21, 1914, from Mrs. Mary L. Armistead. At some point, they were transferred to the General Library Division and were returned to the Archives on November 9, 1978.
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000485736

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