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Object Name Card, Calling
Catalog Number 1979.017.00079a-k
Date ca. 1900
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Calling Cards Presented on the Occasion of General Dabney Herndon Maury's Death and Souvenir from His Grave

Physical Appearance: The folder contains calling cards and items related to General Dabney Herndon Maury's funeral. The following names and/or text is/are printed/written on the items:

a) Rose Maury Pollard;

b) Blair Bolling;

c) Mr. Otway L. Allen;

d) John Pickrell;

e) Mr. John Keen Jones / Richmond, V[irgini]a;

f) Mr. A. Randolph Tatum;

g) on front> Mrs. George Franklin Brown / West Lehman Street / Germantown, [Pennsylvania]; on reverse> "From Gen[era]l Dabney Maury Chapter, Philadephia, P[ennsylvani]a, C[onfederate] D[aughters];

h) cover> "From the Dabney H[erndon] Maury Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania];

i) "From Mary[sic] Camp C[onfederate] V[eterans] and R. S. Chew Camp, S[ons of] C[onfederate] V[eterans] / Fredericksburg, [Virginia]";

j) Tribute card, "In tender memory of our own beloved & honored Confederate Veteran - Gen[era]l Dabney Herndon Maury," from Fredericksburg Confederate Memorial Association;

k) calling card for "Mr. Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Jr. containing dried flowers with following notation, "From Father's Grave / January 13, 1900" inside an envelope (cover) with return address, "Peoria Water Works Co[mpany], Peoria, Ill[inois] and handwritten note, "Violets from my Father's Grave / Jan[uar]y 13th, 1900."
Archival History The Dabney H. Maury Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The vast majority of the library's holdings are postwar, acquired in the late 20th century as a donation from Maury's direct descendants. This correspondence covers Maury's work with the Southern Historical Society, letters to former President Jefferson Davis and his family, and family concerns. Maury's gregarious nature is apparent in the breadth of the correspondence. Letters to Maury include those from Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Early, and Joseph E. Johnston. Some of the latest correspondence is from distinguished historians Dr. Douglas S. Freeman and Bruce Catton to Maury family members. Wartime holdings include several copies of Maury's Farewell Address of May 1865 and letter-press book of April-May 1865, later converted to a postwar journal.
People Maury, Dabney Herndon, Jr.