Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, 1812-1975
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Brief Description: 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.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
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Record Series Number: 00/MG 50
Created by: Ferguson, Finlay Forbes
Volume: 1.6 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/29/1981.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers with the only restriction being that no access to the collection will be permitted for any purposes to any representative of the New York Life Insurance Company or any successor of that company.
Subject Index
Families--Virginia--History--19th century
Families--Virginia--History--20th century
Ferguson, Finlay Forbes
Ferguson family
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Anna Lawrence Redfern Ferguson (Mrs. Finlay F. Ferguson Jr.) and her daughter, Anne Stuart Ferguson Cantile  Gift. Accession #A81-16
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.