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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1979.017.00037-51
Date 1887-1897
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Correspondence, 1887-1897

Physical Appearance: The folder contains the following correspondence to and from Dabney H. Maury from 1887 to 1897:

1979.017.00037 ) January 1, 1887 - D[abney] H[erndon] Maury aboard Steamer Victoria, Magdelina River, to "My dearest Children" - Maury sends New Year's greetings, an account of his journey, and comments on his autobiography. Signed "Your Devoted Father."

1979.017.00038 ) November 28, 1892 - "Memorandum Dispersing of Personal Articles," Washington City [D. C.] - Signed by Dabney H[erndon] Maury.

1979.017.00039 ) November 30, 1892[?] - [Dabney Herndon Maury] to Dab[ney Herndon Maury, Jr.] - Maury sends his son the above memorandum with some explanations. Not signed.

1979.017.00040 ) May 26, 1893 - [Dabney Herndon Maury] at Washington, D. C. to My dear Mary - Maury gives daughter Mary an account of his travels, family affairs, and finances. He discusses getting his book published. Signed "Your loving Father."

1979.017.00041 ) December 22, 1894 - [Dabney Herndon Maury] at Houston, Texas, to "My dear Dab[ney]" [Herndon Maury, Jr.] - Maury gives his son an account of family affairs. Signed "Your devoted Father."

1979.017.00042 ) January 18, 1895 - [Dabney Herndon Maury] at Houston, Texas, to "My dear Mary" - Maury mentions family news and that the [Westmoreland] Club wants to have his portrait painted. Signed "Your affectionate Father."

1979.017.00043 ) July 10, 1896 - [Dabney Herndon Maury] at the Westmoreland Club, Richmond, V[irgini]a to "My dear Dab[ney]" [Herndon Maury, Jr.] - Maury describeds the veterans reunion just passed. Signed "Your loving Father."

1979.017.00044 ) January 27, 1897 - Thomas S. Martin, U. S. Senate , Washington, D. C., to General Dabney H[erndon] Maury - Martin's message concerns passage of a bill that would pay Maury for his tactics book. [typescript letter signed by Martin.]

1979.017.00045 ) January 28, 1897 - H[enry] St. G[eorge] Tucker, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives U. S., Washington, D. C., to Gen[eral] Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Westmoreland Club, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Tucker agrees to "advance your interests" in a pending bill. [typescript letter signed by Tucker.]

1979.017.00046 ) February 6, 1897 - Joseph D. Sayers, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., to the Hon[orable] L. S. Ross, Pres[iden]t Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station, Tex[as] - Sayers notes receipt of Ross' letter with enclosures but candidly states that that it "will require no small effort" to get the bill passed. [typescript letter signed by Sayers.]

1979.017.00047 ) February 11, 1897 - Geo[rge] W. Wingate, Wingate & Cullen, Attorneys and Counselors, No. 20 Nassau Street, New York, to General Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Westmoreland Club, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Concerning the same bill, Wingate states that "the treasury is in such condition that it is almost impossible to get any bill through, however meritorious, which involves the expenditure of money." He also mentions the possibility of Maury offering to assist the G. A. R. in a project to incur the organization's good will. [2 page typescript letter signed by Wingate.]

1979.017.00048 ) March 21, 1897 - J[ames] A. Walker, House of Representatives U. S., Washington, D. C., to General Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Richmond, V[irgini]a - Walker acknowledges receipt of Maury's letter but states that he will be in Pulaski, Virginia for about a week. He will look after Maury's claims upon his return. [typescript letter signed by Walker.]

1979.017.00049) March 30, 1897 - James A. Walker, House of Representatives U. S., Washington, D. C. to Hon[orable] Tazewell Ellett - Walker assures Ellett that he will assist Maury but thinks it best if Senator Daniel introduces the measure in the Senate. [typescript letter signed by Walker.]

1979.017.00050a-b) May 13, 1897 - John Lamb, House of Representatives U. S., Washington, D. C., to Gen[era]l Dabney H[erndon] Maury - Lamb states that he will be glad to read Maury's paper on Malvern Hill. [typescript letter signed by Lamb.] (cover attached).

1979.017.00051a-b ) May 22, 1897 - [Dabney Herndon Maury], Westomoreland Club, Richmond, V[irgini]a to "My dear Son" [Dabney Herndon Maury, Jr.], Office Peoria Motor Works, Peoria, Illinois - Maury declares that "last night was the proudest of my life," detailing how the Club will, on Maury's birthday, present his portrait to the Lee Camp. (cover attached).
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