Finding aid to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Lynchburg Committee Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
PAPERS
The collection contains minutes, financial reports, lists of members, and history of the
Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Also included are notes and photographs about the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, and other miscellaneous papers.
BOX 1 1-1 City Cemetery (Notes, Photographs)
1-2 City Cemetery (Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence)
1-3 Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution, Bylaws, History
1-4 Directories (1961-1980)
1-5 History (1907-1982) (Mildred JOHNSON)
1-6 Membership Lists
1-7 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1907-1923)
1-8 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1924-1929)
1-9 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1930-1936); History (1936)
1-10 Minutes, List of Members (1936-1957)
1-11 Questionnaire for candidates; Reprint of letter from President, NSCDA
BOX 2 2-1 Minutes (1957-1968)
2-2 Minutes (1968-1974)
2-3 Minutes (1978-1985)
2-4 Minutes (1986-1991)
2-5 Miscellaneous
2-6 "Our Dame Heritage" (Elizabeth Stockton EDMUNDS, 1949)
2-7 Register A-J (Kept by Mrs. Maurice MOORE)
2-8 Register K-W (Kept by Mrs. Maurice MOORE)
2-9 Registrar's Report (1937-1961)
2-10 Reports (Miscellaneous)
2-11 Treasurer’s Reports (1972-1988)
BOX 3 3-1 Scrapbook (1950-1979)
3-2 “There is nothing like a Dame…” (Lydia M. C. Daniel, 1997)
3-3 Minutes (1991-1997)
3-4 Minutes (1998-2006)
[BOX 4]

Scrapbook (1936-1991)

[BOX 5]

Scrapbook (1979–1996)
MS1142

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
The Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
in the Commonwealth of Virginia was formed 30 September 1907 in Lynchburg,
Virginia, with Mrs. John D. HORSLEY as Chairman. The group was inactive for a
period from 1912 until 1919. During that time, however, members continued to work
under the direction of the State officers, and contributed supplies for the hospital ship,
Mercy. The Committee was reorganized in 1919, with Ella MILLER as chairman. One
of the purposes of the group was the preservation of historic records. Through the efforts
of the local and state committees, the General Assembly authorized the preservation of
these records. When the historic house, Wilton was relocated, the Colonial Dames
worked towards its reconstruction and preservation.
The Lynchburg Committee supported the compilation of the history of the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg through assistance in gathering data and in the publication of the
volume, Behind the Old Brick Wall: A Cemetery Story, published in 1968.
[National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lynchburg
Committee, Papers, Mss., MS1142, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1142

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
PAPERS
The collection contains minutes, financial reports, lists of members, and history of the
Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Also included are notes and photographs about the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, and other miscellaneous papers.

[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

MS1142

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
PAPERS
The collection contains minutes, financial reports, lists of members, and history of the
Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Also included are notes and photographs about the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, and other miscellaneous papers.
BOX 1 1-1 City Cemetery (Notes, Photographs)
1-2 City Cemetery (Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence)
1-3 Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution, Bylaws, History
1-4 Directories (1961-1980)
1-5 History (1907-1982) (Mildred JOHNSON)
1-6 Membership Lists
1-7 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1907-1923)
1-8 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1924-1929)
1-9 Minutes, List of Members, Financial Reports (1930-1936); History (1936)
1-10 Minutes, List of Members (1936-1957)
1-11 Questionnaire for candidates; Reprint of letter from President, NSCDA
BOX 2 2-1 Minutes (1957-1968)
2-2 Minutes (1968-1974)
2-3 Minutes (1978-1985)
2-4 Minutes (1986-1991)
2-5 Miscellaneous
2-6 "Our Dame Heritage" (Elizabeth Stockton EDMUNDS, 1949)
2-7 Register A-J (Kept by Mrs. Maurice MOORE)
2-8 Register K-W (Kept by Mrs. Maurice MOORE)
2-9 Registrar's Report (1937-1961)
2-10 Reports (Miscellaneous)
2-11 Treasurer’s Reports (1972-1988)
BOX 3 3-1 Scrapbook (1950-1979)
3-2 “There is nothing like a Dame…” (Lydia M. C. Daniel, 1997)
3-3 Minutes (1991-1997)
3-4 Minutes (1998-2006)
[BOX 4]

Scrapbook (1936-1991)

[BOX 5]

Scrapbook (1979–1996)
MS1142

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
The Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
in the Commonwealth of Virginia was formed 30 September 1907 in Lynchburg,
Virginia, with Mrs. John D. HORSLEY as Chairman. The group was inactive for a
period from 1912 until 1919. During that time, however, members continued to work
under the direction of the State officers, and contributed supplies for the hospital ship,
Mercy. The Committee was reorganized in 1919, with Ella MILLER as chairman. One
of the purposes of the group was the preservation of historic records. Through the efforts
of the local and state committees, the General Assembly authorized the preservation of
these records. When the historic house, Wilton was relocated, the Colonial Dames
worked towards its reconstruction and preservation.
The Lynchburg Committee supported the compilation of the history of the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg through assistance in gathering data and in the publication of the
volume, Behind the Old Brick Wall: A Cemetery Story, published in 1968.
[National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lynchburg
Committee, Papers, Mss., MS1142, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1142

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
LYNCHBURG COMMITTEE.
PAPERS
The collection contains minutes, financial reports, lists of members, and history of the
Lynchburg Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Also included are notes and photographs about the Old City
Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, and other miscellaneous papers.

[Detailed finding guide available with the collection.]

MS1142

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Lynchburg Committee Papers

Subject

Finding aids
Colonial Dames of America (Lynchburg, Va.)
Records (Documents)
Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg, Va.)

Description

Finding aid to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Lynchburg Committee Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. Papers include notes and photographs about the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1142FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia Lynchburg Committee Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/166.