Clark Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0079

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Subjects include business transactions, the Civil War, education, family life, Nineteeth-century customs, poetry, and religion.

Tucker W. Clark and his brother Edward B. Clark, with their wives and children, migrated to Franklin, Kentucky about 1832 and later moved to Russellville, Kentucky. Several married sisters in Virginia bringing into the correspondence the family names Moorman, Harris, and Martin. Edward B. Clark died in 1835. His daughter Mary Evalina Clark seems to have been the person who preserved this collection since about half the letters were addressed to her. Among the more frequent correspondents was Missouri P. W. Clark, whose widowed mother lived in Raleigh, North Carolina. Missouri often addressed Tucker W. Clark as her Uncle and foster-father. About 1843 she married a Mr. Ricks and settled in Ohio. In 1939, in Russellville, Mary Evalina Clark married Robert Z. Hill, who had migrated from Virginia to Russellville some years before. The most frequent correspondent in later years was a cousin, Julia A. B. Clark, a mother of several children.

Dates

  • 1816 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

Title of Collection, Box and/or folder # (if applicable), Special Collections Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Biographical Note - Clark Family

Tucker W. Clark and his brother Edward B. Clark, with their wives and children, migrated to Franklin, Kentucky about 1832 and later moved to Russellville, Kentucky. Several married sisters in Virginia bringing into the correspondence the family names Moorman, Harris, and Martin. Edward B. Clark died in 1835. His daughter Mary Evalina Clark seems to have been the person who preserved this collection since about half the letters were addressed to her. Among the more frequent correspondents was Missouri P. W. Clark, whose widowed mother lived in Raleigh, North Carolina. Missouri often addressed Tucker W. Clark as her Uncle and foster-father. About 1843 she married a Mr. Ricks and settled in Ohio. In 1939, in Russellville, Mary Evalina Clark married Robert Z. Hill, who had migrated from Virginia to Russellville some years before. The most frequent correspondent in later years was a cousin, Julia A. B. Clark, a mother of several children.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Members of the family settled in Franklin, KY and Russellville, KY.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Clark Family papers (1816-1899) were deposited in Special Collections by Edward Coffman of Russellville, Ky.

Title
Finding Aid for the Clark Family Papers
Status
Completed
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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