Newman-Henshaw Family Papers, 1857-1957

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Newman-Henshaw Family 

Title:  Papers, 1857-1957 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A N556 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection includes correspondence, bills, receipts, clippings, photographs, notes, and envelopes regarding the Newman and Henshaw families. Of particular interest are letters, 1861-1864, focusing on the effect of the Civil War on Va., discussing the possibility of war and secession; battles; Va. troops in the Confederacy; Civil War personalities such as Stonewall Jackson; civilian morale; and Union occupation of parts of the state. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1857-1858.

2 Correspondence, 1860-1868.

3 Correspondence, 1870-1920.

4 Bills and receipts, 1915-1957.

5 Handwritten notes, n.d.

6 Clippings, 1915 and n.d.

7 Photographs.

8 Envelopes.

9 Miscellaneous, 1918 and n.d.