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R. A. Brock Collection and Papers: Finding Aid
mssBR Boxes 1-397  
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Description
This collection consists of papers and manuscripts chiefly related to the history of Virginia, which were collected by historian R. A. Brock (1839-1914), as well as his own private and official correspondence. The materials cover a period from 1582-1914 and include papers of prominent Virginia families, business firms and businessmen, religious and fraternal organizations, government offices and departments, politicians, statesmen, and administrators.
Background
Robert Alonzo Brock (1839-1914), historian, antiquarian, and collector, was born in Richmond, Virginia. He left school at thirteen and entered his uncles’ business; on the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 21st Virginia Regiment, and later was transferred to a hospital unit with which he served for the duration of the war.
Extent
Approximately 50,700 pieces in 397 boxes and approx. 700 bound volumes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.