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Goodwyn Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0453
The collection is comprised of the papers of the Philo H. Goodwyn family of New Orleans, Louisiana. The bulk consists of letters (1840-1858) written by Philo H. Goodwyn to his fiance & later wife, Martha S. McGavock. Other items of correspondence include two letters from Almira McGavock to her daughter Martha, and one letter from McGavock R. Goodwyn (later VMI Class of 1863) to his father, Philo. In addition, the papers contain miscellaneous legal and financial papers relating to the family; the Civil War amnesty oath (1865) signed by McGavock R. Goodwyn, and two commission documents (1865, 1866) appointing McGavock Goodwyn a Brigadier General in the Louisiana militia.

Dates

  • 1840 - 1908

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (approx. 50 items)

Biographical / Historical

Philo Hiram Goodwyn was born in New York and died in New Orleans in 1860. By the 1840's he was residing in New Orleans, where he was a merchant. He married Martha S. McGavock, daughter of Randall McGavock and Almira Haynes. Their children included McGavock R. (VMI Class of 1863); Frank W. (VMI Class of 1862); Philo H.; George; David; and Grace.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
Title
A GUIDE TO THE GOODWYN FAMILY PAPERS, 1840-1908
Date
2004

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516