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  • Papers, 1791-1935, of the Yonge and Humphreys family of Richmond, Virginia; and California, Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington, D. C.; and Torquay, England, consisting of clippings including obituaries, correspondence, deeds, estate records including wills, genealogical files, notebooks, notes for articles and speeches, publications including brochures and pamphlets, and receipts. Correspondence is generally exchanged between family members and principally concerns Yonge and Humphreys family genealogical information, family matters, and the building and restoration of the USS Constitution. There are also pamphlets and other publications concerning the USS Constitution, other historic sailing vessels, and World War I mobilization and anti-German propaganda
  • Humphreys Family Papers, 1791-1922 and n. d. Contains items generally concerning the Humphreys family and including photographs of the USS Constitution and an unidentified bridge support system; family deeds, 1813-1863; genealogical files, 1855-1902; a tuition receipt, 1791, for Clement and Samuel Humphreys; and a copy of THE HUMPHREYS FAMILY by Hampton L. Carson (1922)
  • Andrew Humphreys Papers, 1828-1853. Consists of correspondence of United States Army officer Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (1810-1883) dated, 1831-1837, from his brother Joshua Humphreys; 1832-1850, to and from miscellaneous family members; and, 1828-1853, to miscellaneous family members
  • Catherine Humphreys Papers, 1873-1911. Chiefly contains correspondence, 1873-1908, sent to Samuel H. Yonge (1850-1935) in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Richmond, Virginia, from his maternal aunt Catherine Miller Humphreys (d. 1911) in Washington, D. C. Concerns family matters. There is also correspondence concerning accounts; and estate records, 1911, for Catherine Humphreys that includes a sheet noting her next of kin
  • Clement Humphreys Papers, 1799-1801. These papers are principally letters, 1799-1802, contained in two letterbooks and exchanged between Clement Humphreys (1779-1803) while he was inspector of customs in Philadelphia and Cadiz, Spain, to James R. Callenders in Algeciras, Spain, and other shippers and merchants around the world. There is also a handwritten copy of a service booklet for Clement Humphreys' funeral
  • Samuel Humphreys Papers, 1793-1911. Consists of accounts, correspondence, estate papers, legal papers, a marriage certificate, promissory notes and receipts. Correspondence principally concerns a trip to England in 1822, family matters, and business matters
  • Jane McCrabb Papers, 1837-1897. There is correspondence, 1837-1891, sent to Jane Murray McCrabb, daughter of Samuel Humphreys, from family members and other miscellaneous persons concerning family matters including estate settlements and payments from Samuel Humphreys' estate. There is also a copy of Jane McCrabb's will, 1897
  • Samuel H. Yonge Papers, 1791-1935. Principally contains correspondence, notebooks, notes, obituaries, pamphlets, publications, and speeches of Samuel H. Yonge, a U. S. Army Corps Engineer. Correspondence principally exchanged with family members and concerns family genealogy and other family matters. Correspondents include Jane M. Hall, Henry H. Humphreys, Letitia A. Humphreys, Mary C. Humphreys, Katherine H. W. Markland, Jane M. McCrabbs, John C. Wrenshall, Letitia Wrenshall, and his sons and daughters Allen, Bill, Catherine, Charlotte, and Letitita Yonge
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Biographical or historical data
Samuel H. Yonge, a renowned engineer in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, was born 27 January 1850 in Savannah, Georgia, the son of George and Mary Humphreys Yonge. He married Charlotte Theresa Behrens in 1873 in Savannah, Georgia and died 11 March 1935. He had two sons Allen M. and William and three daughters Catherine H. Easter, Charlotte Yonge Stringfellow, and Letitia Yonge Hayne. Samuel H. Yonge was responsible for engineering projects in the Williamsburg and Jamestown area, including the construction of an updated seawall along Jamestown's James River waterline.
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Collection is arranged alphabetically; correspondence is subsequently arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
Archer, Allene
Organization method
Organized in seven series: I. Humphreys Family Papers, II. Andrew Humphreys Papers, III. Catherine Humphreys Papers, IV. Clement Humphreys Papers, V. Samuel Humphreys Papers, VI. Jane McCrabb Papers, VII. Samuel Yonge Papers.
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