James V. Alfriend Family Papers, 1946, 1959
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Brief Description: Correspondence, photographs, and a narrative written by James V. Alfriend. The narrative was written by Alfriend to commemorate his 80th birthday; it relates the author's experiences as a 15-year-old boy in Norfolk, Virginia and his five-month adventure to South America on the tug Victoria J. Peed.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at] norfolk.gov
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-357
Created by: Alfriend, James V. (1866-1951)
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 11/24/2014.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for Alfriend, James V. (1866-1951) : James Vickery Alfriend was born around May 1866 in Petersburg, Virginia. He married Marie L. Hume on November 25, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia. Together they had three children: two daughters and one son. Alfriend worked as a bookseller and salesman. He and his family lived in Norfolk, Virginia until around 1915, before moving to Baltimore, Maryland, then Rochester, New York, and finally settling in New Haven, Connecticut. Alfriend died in Oklahoma on April 28, 1951. He was buried at Kings Highway Cemetery in Milford, Connecticut.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Baker Salvage Company
Colombia--Description and travel
Magdalena River (Colombia)
Victoria J. Peed
Genres/Forms of Material
Narratives (document genres)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: Unknown
PreferredCitation: James V. Alfriend Family Papers, MSS 0000-357, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.