Finding Aid for the Jefferson Family Papers, 1861-1975

Processed by Elizabeth Sheehan, May 2007; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Jefferson Family Papers
Date (inclusive): 1861-1975
Collection number: 1218
Creator: Jefferson Family.
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: The Jefferson family papers consists of the scrapbooks of John Wayles Jefferson and Beverly Jefferson; photographs of John Wayles Jefferson, Anne Wayles Jefferson, and Beverly Jefferson; and other material of a genealogical nature of Carl S. Jefferson and his wife, Esther Stowe Magill.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Julia Jefferson Westerinen, 1976.

Processing History

The collection was minimally processed upon receipt in 1976. It was reprocessed by the Center for Primary Research and Training in 2007 and is arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jefferson Family Papers (Collection 1218). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233213 

Biography

Eston Hemings (1808-1856) was the youngest child of Sally Hemings and, it is widely believed, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Granted his freedom at the age of 21 by Jefferson's will, Hemings initially pursued a career as a wood maker. In 1832 he married Julia Ann Isaacs and in 1837 they moved to Chillicothe, Ohio. There Eston Hemings pursued a career as a professional violinist and band leader. In 1852, the Hemings moved to Madison, Ohio, changed their surname to Jefferson and passed into white society. Eston and Julia Ann Hemings had three children: John Wayles Jefferson (1835-1892), Anne Wayles Jefferson (1836-1866), and Beverly Frederick Jefferson (1838-1908).
John Wayles Jefferson was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1835. He entered the United States military on August 26, 1861, at Madison, Wisconsin. On September 28, 1861 he was promoted to major; to Lieutenant Colonel on April 23, 1863; and to Colonel on June 16, 1864. He fought in significant battles of the American Civil War and was wounded at Vicksburg and Corinth. He was mustered out of service on October 11, 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. He later moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he became a prominent businessman. He died on June 12, 1892. He never married and his body was interred in Madison, Wisconsin, in a family plot.
Beverly Jefferson entered the United States military on May 17, 1861 for a term of three months. He was mustered out of service on August 21, 1861. After leaving the service, he took over for his brother John as the manager of The American, a popular and successful hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1863, he became the proprietor of another Madison hotel, the Rasdall House. He retired from the hotel business in 1871, but continued to operate an omnibus and baggage express line that he had established in 1869. Beverly Jefferson fathered at least three sons: Dr. Fred A. Jefferson, Harry E. Jefferson (1871?-1897), and Carl Smith Jefferson (1876-1941).
Anne Wayles Jefferson born in 1836 in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was married to Albert Pearson, but died in 1866.
This collection was purchased from Julia Jefferson Westerinen, the granddaughter of Carl S. Jefferson, and great-granddaughter of Beverly Jefferson.

Scope and Content

The Jefferson family papers consists of the scrapbooks of John Wayles Jefferson and Beverly Jefferson; photographs of John Wayles Jefferson, Anne Wayles Jefferson, and Beverly Jefferson; and other material of a genealogical nature of Carl S. Jefferson and his wife, Esther Stowe Magill.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Hemings, Sally -- Family.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Family.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Business card of Beverly Jefferson ca. 1880

Scope and Content Note

With portrait image; includes scanned copy.
Box 1, Folder 2

Certificate of service--Jefferson, Beverly 1975 September

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy from State Historical Society of Wisconsin certifying enlistment in Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers in 1861.
Box 1, Folder 3

Certificate of service--Jefferson, John W. 1975 September

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy from State Historical Society of Wisconsin certifying enlistment in Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers in 1861.
Box 1, Folder 4

Eulogy by Rev. Harold L. Bowen for Carl S. Jefferson. 1941 September

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 5

Genealogical material--Magill, Charles J. ca. 1943

Scope and Content Note

Transcription of article regarding Charles J. Magill. Attached is handwritten genealogical line.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Vernon W. Foster to Mrs. Carl S. Jefferson 1941 June 27

Scope and Content Note

Regarding memorial to Carl S. Jefferson
Box 1, Folder 7

Periodical--Eastman's Journal of Practical Education 1886 January

Note

Removed from Beverly Johnson's scrapbook.
Box 1, Folder 8

Photograph--Portrait of Anne Wayles Jefferson ca. 1861

Scope and Content Note

Card photograph. Photographer: E.R. Curtiss, Madison, Wisconsin. Scanned copy included.
Box 1, Folder 10

Photograph--Portrait of Beverly Johnson ca. 1861

Scope and Content Note

Card photograph. Photographer: E.R. Curtiss, Madison, Wisconsin. Scanned copy included.
Box 1, Folder 10

Photograph--Portrait of John Wayles Jefferson ca. 1861

Scope and Content Note

Card photograph. Photographer: E.R. Curtiss, Madison, Wisconsin. Scanned copy included.
Box 1, Folder 12

Scrapbook--Jefferson, Beverly 1897-1922

Physical Description: Loose clippings.
Box 1, Folder 13

Scrapbook--Jefferson, Beverly 1861-1903

Scope and Content Note

Various clippings regarding Johnson's hotel and omnibus business in Madison, Wisconsin and also of various local and national events. Included with the scrapbook is a typewritten note by Fawn McKay Brodie, former professor of history at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA.)
Box 1, Folder 14

Scrapbook--Jefferson, John Wayles 1876-1888

Scope and Content Note

Various clippings regarding local and national events. Included with the scrapbook is a typewritten note by Fawn McKay Brodie, former professor of history at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA.)