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Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers

Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers, 1971-2013
Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers
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  • Papers, 1971-2013, of the Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco (SDPF) , relating to the general operations of the SDPF, its efforts to promote knowledge of Peter Francisco (1760-1831), its membership, its finances, and its relations with other historical and cultural organizations. Papers include applications, articles, audiocassettes, biographies, books, brochures, bylaws, cards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, emails, forms, genealogies, insurance policies, invitations, invoices, lists, maps, minutes, newsletters, notes, obituaries, photographs, poems, programs, receipts, reports, schedules, speeches, tax records, and other papers
  • Series I: Bylaws contain the bylaws of the SDPF detailing its structure and operation and including revisions and motions
  • Series II: Newsletters, 1971-1985, 2000-2013, consisting of newsletters of the SDPF containing news of the SDPF, its meetings and activities, and its individual members. The 2000-2013 newsletters are titled THE VIRGINIA GIANT
  • Series III: Meetings, 1989-2013, containing cassette tapes, clippings, correspondence, minutes, photographs, programs, schedules, and other papers from the SDPF's wreath-laying ceremonies and Spring meetings, the SDPF's Fall meetings, and the SDPF's 2008 Spring meeting held at the Guilford Court House National Battlefield
  • Series IV: Membership, 1971-2013, containing applications, correspondence, lists, receipts, and other papers regarding membership in the SDPF
  • Series V: Membership files, 1997-2008, contains applications, cards, clippings, correspondence, emails, genealogies, lists, notes, photographs, and poems regarding first-time and renewing memberships, meetings, SDPF activities, and the SDPF's relations with other organizations. Series is arranged alphabetically
  • Series VI: Correspondence, 1971-2012, contains biographies, brochures, clippings, correspondence, emails, forms, invitations, invoices, photographs, poems, and other papers concerning the life of Peter Francisco, Francisco family genealogy, activities of the SDPF, and news from individual members
  • Series VII: Financial records, 1971-2012, consisting of treasurer's notebook, 1971-2000, mainly listing membership dues paid, but also donations for Locust Grove, tax information, and receipts; expenses, 2000-2012, of the SDPF consisting of reimbursements for supplies and services and including invoices and receipts; treasurer's reports, 1974-2012, for income and expenses of the SDPF; and general papers, 1971-2011, containing correspondence, notes, and receipts regarding the financial operations of the SDPF, as well as a list of donations to various organizations by the SDPF, including payment for a lifetime membership for Peter Francisco in the Masons. Collection also includes insurance records, 1980-1992, containing correspondence, invoices, policies, and other papers regarding insurance for Locust Grove
  • Series VIII: Peter Francisco papers consist of accounts of Peter Francisco's fight with British soldiers at Ward's Tavern; Francisco's funeral; the Peter Francisco razor case at Guilford Court House National Battlefield Park; possible Susannah Anderson Francisco gravesite; and Peter Francisco miscellany containing Russian-language article, brochures, Masons records, and Peter Francisco biographical sketches
  • Series IX: Locust Grove, 1972-1996, contains applications, articles, brochures, certificates, correspondence, invoices, lists, maps, notes, receipts, reports, tax records, and other papers regarding the SDPF's acquistion and restoration of Peter Francisco's home, Locust Grove, in Buckingham County, Virginia
  • Series X: Genealogy contains applications, clippings, correspondence, genealogies, photographs, and other papers regarding the genealogy of Peter Francisco, his wives, and his children. Series includes information on Susannah Anderson Francisco (ca. 1765-1790), Catherine Fauntleroy Brooke Francisco (1762-1821), and Mary Beverly Grymes West Francisco (1788-1859), as well as the Francisco, Allen, Anderson, Basket, Brooke, Corum, Goode, Lynch, Robinson, and Shorter families
  • Series XI: Portuguese-American societies, 1995-2010, consisting of correspondence, emails, invitations, photographs, programs, and other papers relating to the SDPF's relationships with Grupo Amigos cia Terciera, Inc., Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), and the Portuguese Continental Union (PCU)
  • Series XII: General Papers contain obituaries of SDPF members and friends of the society; information on fund raising for the SDPF; information on the purchase of a brick honoring Peter Francisco at the Yorktown Custom House; postage stamps honoring Peter Francisco; and miscellany, including programs marking the gravesites of Peter Francisco and Susan Francisco Schacht, information on Peter Francisco Day in Crewe, Virginia, map of Capitol Square in Richmond, list of officers, and resolution for Peter Francisco Day
  • Series XIII: Clippings, 1935-2007, consisting of clippings of articles concerning Peter Francisco, his home at Locust Grove, and the activities of the SDPF in honoring Francisco
  • Series XIV: Publications contain articles, books, excerpts, magazines, and poems written about Peter Francisco, Locust Grove, or the American Revolution
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Biographical or historical data
The Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco was founded in 1971 to promote knowledge of Peter Francisco (1760-1831), a Revolutionary War hero; to provide information on the Peter Francisco family genealogy; and to repair and restore Locust Grove, the home of Peter Francisco. The society also promotes the history of the American Revolution and the heritage of the Portuguese-American community.
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Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco papers
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
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Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Wilson, Anne C., treasurer, Society of the Descendants of Peter Francisco
  • Pruitt, Donald
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Bylaws; Series II: Newsletters, 1971-1985, 2000-2013; Series III: Meetings, 1989-2013; Series IV: Membership, 1971-2013; Series V: Membership files, 1997-2008; Series VI: Correspondence, 1971-2012; Series VII: Financial Records, 1971-2012; Series VIII: Peter Francisco; Series IX: Locust Grove, 1972-1996; Series X: Genealogy; Series XI: Portuguese-American societies, 1995-2010; Series XII: General Papers; Series XIII: Clippings, 1935-2007; Series XIV: Publications.
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