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Owen-Fitzgerald Scrapbook and Autograph Book, 1865-1953 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Kathleen Smith

Collection Overview

Title: Owen-Fitzgerald Scrapbook and Autograph Book, 1865-1953

ID: 00/MG 88

Primary Creator: Owen, Agnes Exilia (1865-1913)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2007

Subjects: Autograph albums, Fitzgerald, Exila O., Religion, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooks--United States

Languages: English


A scrapbook of clippings of newspaper clippings with religious themes and an autograph book, both kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. Alexander H. Fitzgerald).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and an autograph book which was kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. Alexander H. Fitzgerald) (b. 1865, d. 1953).

Collection Historical Note

Little is known about Exilia Owen (Mrs. Alexander H. Fitzgerald). Agnes Exilia Owen was born in 1865. She married Alexander H. Fitzgerald, a high school principal in December of 1886 at Manchester Central Methodist Church in Richmond Virginia. They had a daughter named Emily who was born in 1890. According to the 1940 United States Census, Exilia lived with her daughter and her family on 44th Street in Richmond. Mrs. Fitzgerald, passed away in February 1953. She is buried along side her husband Alexander who passed away in 1913, in Maury Cemetary in Richmond.


"Christmas Wedding Bells." Daily Times (Richmond, Va.). Chronicling America-Library of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86071854/1886-12-23/ed-1/seq-4.pdf

Emily Fitzgerald Gregory (1890-1974). Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=gregory&GSfn=emily&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=48&GScnty=2929&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=35048369&df=all&

Exila O. Fitzgerald (1865-1953). Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=fitzgerald&GSfn=exilia&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=35048313&df=all&

1940 Census. Ancestery. com. http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/Virginia/Exilia-Fitzgerald_kr3ml

Subject/Index Terms

Autograph albums
Fitzgerald, Exila O.
Scrapbooks--United States

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 clamshell box

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restriction.

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 Source: Unknown provenance

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A2007-02

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Owen-Fitzgerald Scrapbook and Autograph Book Collection. Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1
Item 1: Autograph book kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. A. [Alexander] H. Fitzgerald)
Item 2: Scrapbook kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. A. [Alexander] H. Fitzgerald)

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