Finding aid to the Jamerson-Neely-Massey Family Collection

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JAMERSON-NEELY-MASSEY FAMILY COLLECTION
The collection includes memorabilia, correspondence, news articles, and
photographs belonging to sisters Grace Elizabeth Jamerson Neely and Naomi Jamerson
Massey of Pamplin, Virginia.
BOX 1

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Grace Elizabeth Jamerson memorabilia
News articles
Grace Neely family correspondence
Letters to Grace from her mother 1945-1946
Miscellaneous letters to Grace Jamerson 1924-1927
Letters to Grace Jamerson from T.A. Hubbard 1927-1929
Letters to Grace Jamerson from Russell Neely 1925-1929
Letters to Grace Jamerson Neely from Russell Neely 1932
Sympathy letters to Grace Neely, 1946, death of her mother
Letters to Grace Neely from Theodocia Keppel Payne, 1946
Grace Jamerson, State Teacher’s College papers 1925-1927
Grace Neely, Stafford College correspondence

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Robert Russell Neely memorabilia
Russell Neely school records 1928-1938
Correspondence to R.R. Neely 1923
Correspondence to R.R. Neely 1924-1925
Correspondence to R.R. Neely 1926
Correspondence to R.R. Neely Jan 1927-Mar 1927
Correspondence to R.R. Neely Apr 1927-Jun 1927

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Correspondence to R.R. Neely Jul 1927-Aug 1927
Correspondence to R.R. Neely Sep 1927-Dec 1927
Correspondence to R.R. Neely Jan 1928
Correspondence to R.R. Neely Feb 1928-Mar 1928
Correspondence to R.R. Neely May 1928-Jun 1928

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Correspondence to R.R. Neely 1932, 1940, 1946
Letter to the Neelys from Ida Yeatts 1943
Correspondence to the Neelys from Paul D. Workman 1943-1947
Correspondence to Russell Neely on death of mother 1947
Letter to the Neelys from Mary Ellen Craig, 1957 (with photos)
Poem to Russell from Grace, 1990
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JAMERSON-NEELY-MASSEY FAMILY COLLECTION, Cont’d.
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Visiting cards
Social Record of Virginia 1951
Photograph albums

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Holiday cards with pictures of friends
Beach, 1958
Beach, 1959
Beach, 1960
Beach, 1961
Beach, 1962
Beach, 1963
Beach, 1964
Beach
Old photographs belonging to Grace J. Neely
Miscellaneous photographs, Stafford College
Early Danville Military Institute photograph
Unknown class 1929
Mrs. James E. Perkinson
Ballatine family 1976
To Grace Neely from Ann Copeland
Photographs, Martha Louise Craig, Ann Elizabeth Craig 1957-58
Photographs, Barbara Current
Photographs, Daniel family
Photographs, Nancy Daniel 1944
Photographs, Mr. Hitt
Photographs, Sally Boone Kirby
Photographs, Lee Robertson, Stafford College
Photographs, Pat Clark, Danville, Virginia
Photographs, Irene Ryan (Granny Clampett), 1968
Photographs, Swicegood children, 1978
Photographs, Barbara Ann Whitley
Photographs, Billy and Ricky Whitesel 1955
Photographs, Kindergarten class, 1955-56, Eastern Shore Elem.

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House pictures
Grace Neely and Dolly
Grace Jamerson, photograph
Grace Jamerson, photograph, Pamplin basketball team
Grace Jamerson Neely, photograph
Grace Jamerson Neely, miscellaneous photographs
Grace Jamerson Neely, birthday 1971
Grace Jamerson Neely, in her garden, 1984
Grace Jamerson Neely, Stafford College functions
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JAMERSON-NEELY-MASSEY FAMILY COLLECTION, Cont’d.
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Grace & Russell Neely, Miscellaneous photographs
Grace & Russell Neely, Miscellaneous photographs, 1930s, 1940s
Grace & Russell Neely, Christmas, 1954
Grace & Russell Neely, Camping
Grace & Russell Neely, 1970
Grace & Russell Neely, Anniversary 15 Sep 1980
Russell Neely, Miscellaneous photographs
Russell Neely, playing ball
Russell Neely at Coca-Cola function

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Jamerson family reunion, ca. 1955
Bryant Thomas Jamerson, photographs
Bryant T. Jamerson & Nannie Garrett Jamerson
Funeral of Nannie G. Jamerson, Apr 1946
Ernest Jamerson
Linda Faye Jamerson, daughter of Ernest Jamerson
Garnett Jamerson, daughter of Ernest Jamerson
Photographs taken by Kester W. Jamerson while in the Army
Berkley, Grace and Kester Jamerson, 1910
Ethel Jamerson and Ed Roach
Frank Irving and Lacie Jamerson Irving
Frances Jamerson Raine family
Photographs, Jamerson sisters
Nancy Jamerson Wright and family, 1972
Edward Jamerson Irving, son of Frank & Lacie Irving
Peggy Roach, daughter of Ethel Jamerson Roach
Miscellaneous family photographs

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Nona Jamerson Massey, miscellaneous correspondence
Letters to Nona Jamerson from Benny Massey, 1928-1929
Letters to Nona Jamerson from Benny Massey, 1929-1931
Letters to Nona Jamerson from Benny Massey, 1930-1931

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Photographs
Photograph taken in Pamplin “For Nona from C.W.C.”
Nona Jamerson Massey
Benny Massey
Nona and Benny Massey
Beth Massey
Massey Christmas pictures
Massey birthday pictures
Nona and Benny Massey anniversary

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JAMERSON-NEELY-MASSEY FAMILY COLLECTION, Cont’d.
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Wedding 1971, Beth Massey to Earl Carter
Emma Griffin Massey, wife of Charles E. Massey
Nona Jamerson photograph album
Charles E. Massey (1844-1921)
Unknown Massey family in England
Benny Massey and Sterling Massey
Mr. Wheatley and school class – England
Class picture, 1889 – England
Class picture, undated - England

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
GRACE ELIZABETH JAMERSON NEELY (1908-2009)
Born 11 October 1908 at Woodlawn, in Pamplin, Virginia, Grace Elizabeth
Jamerson was the daughter of Bryant Thomas Jamerson and Nannie Garrett. Active in
civic and church organizations in Danville, Virginia, she also worked in the
administration office at Stratford College. She married Robert Russell Neely, also of
Pamplin, in Lynchburg, Virginia, on 15 September 1930.
Grace Jamerson Neely died 11 September 2009 in Lynchburg and was buried in
the Pamplin Community Cemetery in Pamplin, Virginia.
[Obituary, News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA, 12 Sep 2009, Sect. B, p. 2]

ROBERT RUSSELL NEELY (1905-1999)_
Robert Russell Neely was born 14 Dec, 1905, son of Robert James Neely and
Edith Gibson of Pamplin, Virginia. He attended the Danville Military Institute and was a
graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in 1928. He also received a Masters Degree from
the University of Virginia. Active in civic and church organizations, he was treasurer and
business manager for the Danville (Va.) Coca-Cola Bottling Company for many years.
Robert Russell Neely died on 14 May 1999 in Lynchburg and is buried in the
Pamplin Community Cemetery, Pamplin, Virginia.
[Obituary, News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA, 16 May 1999, Sect. B, p. 2]

NAOMI CRAWLEY (NONA) JAMERSON MASSEY (1913-1989)
Naomi Crawley Jamerson, the daughter of Bryant Thomas Jamerson and Nannie
Garrett, was born 8 September 1913 at Woodlawn, in Pamplin, Virginia. She was
employed by the U.S. Postal Service for thirty years. She married Benjamin Charles
Massey on 15 August 1931 in Appomattox, Virginia.
Naomi Jamerson Massey died 8 January 1989 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was
buried in the Pamplin Community Cemetery in Pamplin, Virginia.
[Obituary, News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA, 9 Jan. 1989, Sect. B, p. 2]

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BENJAMIN CHARLES MASSEY (1909-2011)
Benjamin Charles (Bennie) Massey was born in Dubois, Pennsylvania, on 22 July
1909, the son of Charles Edward Massey and Roxanna Marsh. The family moved to
Pamplin, Virginia, where he graduated from Pamplin High School in 1927. He worked
with his father-in-law with farm work and also served as a substitute mail carrier for 49
years.
A member of Pamplin United Methodist Church for over ninety years, Bennie
Massey died on 12 August 2011 and is buried in the Pamplin Community Cemetery.
[Obituary, News & Advance, Lynchburg, VA, 14 Aug 2011, Sect. B, p. 2; Times-Virginian, Appomattox,
VA, 27 Jul 2010, “Massey Celebrates 101st Birthday”]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JAMERSON-NEELY-MASSEY FAMILY COLLECTION
The collection includes memorabilia, correspondence, news articles, and
photographs belonging to sisters Grace Elizabeth Jamerson Neely and Naomi Jamerson
Massey of Pamplin, Virginia.
[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

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Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Jamerson-Neely-Massey Family Collection

Subject

Finding aids
Jamerson family (Pamplin, Virginia)
Neely family
Massey family
Genealogies
family histories

Description

Finding aid to the Jamerson-Neely-Massey Family Collection held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1090FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia), “Finding aid to the Jamerson-Neely-Massey Family Collection,” Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/108.