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Allmand Family Papers


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Allmand Family Papers, 1802-1972 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Nichole Delasalas

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Collection Overview

Title: Allmand Family Papers, 1802-1972Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1830s

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-204

Primary Creator: Archer, Caroline Vernon (1879-1973)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 11/30/1980

Subjects: Baltimore (Md.), Business records--Virginia, Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Virginia, Historic buildings--Virginia--Norfolk, Housing--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--19th century, Princess Anne County (Va.), Richmond (Va.), Suffolk (Va.), Williamsburg (Va.)

Forms of Material: Circulars (fliers), Correspondence, Financial statements, Fliers (printed matter), Invitations, Ledgers (account books), Legal documents, Letter books, Membership cards, Memorandums, Negatives (photographs), Photographs, Poems, Receipts, Recipes, Reports, Term papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Primarily nineteenth century correspondence, legal documents, memorandums, photographs, and miscellaneous papers from the Allmand Family of Norfolk, Virginia. Also includes three 1828-1843 ledger books of John Allmand, one 1837-1840 letter book of John Allmand, and one book of religious interpretation, likely written by Reverend John Singer Wallace. This collection also includes legal documents from the Estate of William Keeling and the Stone family.

Collection Historical Note

The Allmand-Archer House is one of the oldest residential homes in Norfolk, Virginia, dating from the late Colonial and Federal periods. Built in the late 1790s, it was sold to Harrison Allmand in 1802, a wealthy merchant and respected Norfolk resident.  Through the 1800s, the house remained in the Allmand family until Lizzie Allmand married William Vernon Archer in 1882. The house then passed to their daughter, Caroline Vernon Archer, who lived in the house until her death in 1973. The house was given to the Norfolk Historial Foundation upon her death.

Biographical Note

Caroline "Carrie" Vernon Archer was born on October 14, 1879 in Virginia. She was a member of Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Archer was associated with Norfolk Public Library and the King's Daughters Children's Hospital. She died on October 12, 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Baltimore (Md.)
Business records--Virginia
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Virginia
Historic buildings--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Princess Anne County (Va.)
Richmond (Va.)
Suffolk (Va.)
Williamsburg (Va.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Estate of Caroline Vernon Archer by donation

Preferred Citation: Allmand Family Papers, MSS 0000-204, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 1, 2017.

Other Note: The Drummond Papers (MSS 0000-216) are housed in Box 1 of the Allmand Family Papers.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Family Papers, 1802-1972],
[Box 2: Books, circa 1800-1843],

Box 2: Books, circa 1800-1843Add to your cart.
Item 1: Book, 1800sAdd to your cart.
Includes hanwritten interpretations on various religious subjects. The back pages of this book contain a three-page ancestral writeup of Rev. John Singer Wallace, husband of Mary Allmand.
Item 2: Ledger, 1828-1831Add to your cart.
Ledger of invoices and accounts, John Allmand. Reverse side includes handwritten information and rules relating to the Spanish language.
Item 3: Ledger, 1834-1843Add to your cart.
Ledger of invoices and accounts, John Allmand.
Item 4: "Ledger F", 1837-1842Add to your cart.
Ledger of invoices, John Allmand.
Item 5: John Allmand's Letter Book, 1837-1840Add to your cart.

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[Box 1: Family Papers, 1802-1972],
[Box 2: Books, circa 1800-1843],

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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