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.
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.
Approximately 50,700 pieces in 397 boxes
and approx. 700 bound volumes
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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.
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services
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