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R. A. Brock Collection and Papers: Finding Aid
mssBR Boxes 1-397  
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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.
Approximately 50,700 pieces in 397 boxes and approx. 700 bound volumes
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