Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, 1812-1975 | Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, 1812-1975
Collection Identifier: MG 50
ID: 00/MG 50
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet
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Scope and Contents: The collection principally consists of material relating to Ferguson's numerous descendents, including family trees, birth and death registers, correspondence, certificates, receipts, deeds, remembrances, newspaper clippings, and a diary and will. Also, consists of material, notably photographs, relating to Ferguson's involvement in the restoration of several of Hampton Roads' historic houses, including the Willoughby-Baylor House, the Moses Myers House, and the Adam Thoroughgood house. Of special note is correspondence concerning New York Life Insurance Company's payment of insurance claims after intercourse between the United States and Confederacy was declared unlawful in 1861.