The Resource (microform)

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Label
1866-1871
Inclusive dates
1866-1871
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, 1866-1871, of George Langhorne Bidgood (1835-1905) of Richmond, Virginia, and the firm Bidgood and Riley concerning the buying and selling of books, including textbooks; stationary; inks; and musical instruments. Correspondence also includes an inquiry on prospects in Richmond for a music teacher; a letter concerning a submitted manuscript; a loan to Bidgood; and a request for an appraisal of a piano. Papers also contain correspondence from the Swiss legation concerning the Virginia International Land Company connected with the Norfolk and Great Western Railroad, and a Harrodsburg, Kentucky, lawyer attempting to locate a Sarah W. Dandridge. Papers also include a contract with the Virginia Board of Education to supply school slates
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Biographical or historical data
George Langhorne Bidgood was born 24 February 1835 in Smithfield, Virginia, to Richard West Bidgood and Martha Holladay Langhorne Bidgood. Bidgood came to Richmond, Virginia, in 1852 to work for Nash and Woodhouse, booksellers. He soon entered business under his own name. During the Civil War, Bidgood was captain of Company C, 19th Virginia Regiment. His business burned during the war, but Bidgood rebuilt to establish his book, piano, and publishing business. He worked for a while with Lewis Ginter (1824-1897) and afterwards ran a brokerage and commission business. Bidgood married Sallie Christian Alvey (1837-1914) 29 April 1858, and they had at least five children. Bidgood died in Richmond 11 September 1905 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Correspondence
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • Reel also includes Meade Haskins Correspondence, 1871-1884
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001539786
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

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