Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Brock (R. A.) Collection and Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
This collection consists of papers and manuscripts chiefly related to the history of Virginia, which were collected by historian R. A. Brock (1839-1914), as well as his own private and official correspondence. The materials cover a period from 1582-1914 and include papers of prominent Virginia families, business firms and businessmen, religious and fraternal organizations, government offices and departments, politicians, statesmen, and administrators.
Robert Alonzo Brock (1839-1914), historian, antiquarian, and collector, was born in Richmond, Virginia. He left school at thirteen and entered his uncles' business; on the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 21st Virginia Regiment, and later was transferred to a hospital unit with which he served for the duration of the war.
524 Linear Feet (399 boxes, approximately 443 volumes, 38 oversize folders)
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.