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Label
1836-1933
Inclusive dates
1836-1933
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1836-1933, of the Hughes and Ware families of Gloucester County and Richmond, Virginia. Includes correspondence, subject files, and oversized items
  • The correspondence covers the years 1848 to 1933. Topics include family news, schooling, the courtship of Mary E. Hughes and Cincinnatus Ware, social life, recreational activities, the health of family members and acquaintances, and births, marriages, and deaths of various individuals. Much of the pre-Civil War correspondence is between Mary E.D. Hughes of Gloucester County and her daughter Mary E. Ware of Richmond. Also of interest is the Civil War correspondence of Cincinnatus Ware and his brother William S. Ware while they were serving in the 5th Virginia Cavalry. Subjects include troop movements, the taking of prisoners, battles and skirmishes around Fredericksburg, Winchester, Culpeper Courthouse, Shepardstown,and Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties. There are also letters concerning the death of Cincinnatus Ware at Newtown in 1864
  • The subject files contain accounts, clippings, deeds, envelopes, financial records, guardian's accounts, legal papers, memorandum and account books, prommissory notes, receipts, including rental receipts for oyster grounds and tax receipts, and other material. There is also material relating to the 5th Virginia Cavalry, including an affidavit, appointment, a list of money loaned and due William S. Ware while in camp, a morning report, muster roll, and order for detail
  • The oversized items contain accounts, including guardian's accounts, as well as two horse pedigrees, and membership applications
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Biographical or historical data
The Hughes and Ware families were residents of Gloucester County and Richmond, Virginia. Henry Hughes (ca. 1806-1854) married Mary E.D. Hall (ca. 1820-1897). Their daughter Mary Elizabeth Hughes was born on 11 March 1838 and died 12 October 1912. She married Cincinnatus J. Ware (1839-1864), and together they settled in Richmond. He died while serving in the 5th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. They had three children, William Henry Ware (b. 1860), Cincinnatus J. Ware (b. 1862), and Marion Lee Ware (b. 1865). Marion Lee Ware married Ella Stuart Cooke (b. ca. 1871) on 30 January 1896. Their daughter Ella Booth Ware was born in 1897.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/findaid/37961.htm
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: I. Correspondence. II. Subject Files. III. Oversized Items.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
3.3
Immediate source of acquisition
Silverman, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500468
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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