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Pollard family papers,

Title
Pollard family papers, 1844-1917.
Author
Pollard family.
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Description
7 linear feet (17 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Richard Pollard (1829-1908) was an insurance agent in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a trader during the 1850s in the Chinese import/export business.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2450
Author
Pollard family.
Title
Pollard family papers, 1844-1917.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of Pollard's business papers and correspondence and other papers of his family and related families in Lynchburg. Business papers, 1840s-1909, include correspondence, documents relating to Pollard's insurance career, notes and accounts concerning the China trade, and diaries describing his church activities and spiritual development. Family correspondence, 1840s-1917, is chiefly that of Richard Pollard and members of his immediate and extended family and includes letters from family members serving in the Confederate Army. Also, essays and diaries by family members, photographs, clippings and other printed matter. Diaries include account of naval cruise to Europe during 1866-1867 kept by one of the officers (relation to Pollard family not known).
Biography
Richard Pollard (1829-1908) was an insurance agent in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a trader during the 1850s in the Chinese import/export business. He served in the Confederate Army during the U.S. Civil War and was active in the Court St. Methodist Episcopal Church in Lynchburg after the war. In 1908 his daughter, Bettie Pollard Glass, founded the Pollard and Glass insurance agency in Lynchburg with Anna L. Jones.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Businessmen.
Added Author
Glass, Bettie Pollard.
Pollard, Edward A. (Edward Alfred), 1831-1872.
Pollard, Elizabeth Saunders Dudley.
Pollard, Richard, 1829-1908.
Saunders, Charles.
Saunders, Nannie.
Court Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Lynchburg, Va.)
Mutual Home Association of Lynchburg (Va.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 2450
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