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Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, 1812-1975 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Jay Gaidmore

Collection Overview

Title: Finlay Forbes Ferguson Papers, 1812-1975

ID: 00/MG 50

Primary Creator: Ferguson, Finlay Forbes

Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 06/29/1981

Subjects: Families--Virginia--History--19th century, Families--Virginia--History--20th century, Ferguson, Finlay Forbes, Ferguson family, Virginia--Genealogy

Languages: English

Abstract

A Norfolk architect. Descendant of longtime Norfolk family. Consists of papers concerning the restoration of the Willoughby-Baylor House and family papers documenting the history of Norfolk since the nineteenth century. Includes correspondence, business papers, ledgers, deeds, genealogical material, newspapers, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Noteworthy is material relating to New York Life’s payment of insurance claims after intercourse between the United States and Confederacy was declared unlawful in 1861.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Finlay Forbes Ferguson was an architect and the descendant of a longtime Norfolk family

Subject/Index Terms

Families--Virginia--History--19th century
Families--Virginia--History--20th century
Ferguson, Finlay Forbes
Ferguson family
Virginia--Genealogy

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger document case and 1 oversize box

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.

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: Anna Lawrence Redfern Ferguson (Mrs. Finlay F. Ferguson Jr.) and her daughter, Anne Stuart Ferguson Cantile

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession #A81-16

Preferred Citation: [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.


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Box 2
Folder 1: Henry Fitzgerald - Masonic Temple, Baltimore, Maryland
Folder 2: Newspapers
Item 1: Baltimore Sun, March 7, 1838
Item 2: Southern Argus, January 30, 1859

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