Brock Collection

Robert Alonzo Brock Collection:
Gilliams of the Brock Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908
Updated February 6, 2010

Overview:
The Brock Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908, are a collection of single and multiple documents arranged chronologically. Unlike the bulk of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collections, which were cataloged individually, the Miscellaneous files were cataloged as a group as maintained at the Huntington Library, with a database created to identify each document individually.

Included are a wide variety of business, organizational, personal, and military records collected by Robert Alonzo Brock. The records encompass not only Virginia, but many other East coast colonies and states. The collection includes accounts, affidavits, agreements, bills, bonds, correspondence, deeds, depositions, inventories, invitations, military records, orders, petitions, powers of attorney, promissory notes, receipts, reports, surveys, and warrants. Topics include agriculture, business, colonial history, genealogy, law suits, Native Americans, politics, slavery, social life, universities, and war.




Creator
Title
Description
Additional Description
Geographic Area
Dates
Misc. Reel
Frame
Box Number
Dinwiddie & Company
Account to M. Gilliam
Mentioned: John and William Bell, C. Duncan. John Osborne


1788-1796
5061
118
261
Jones & Metcalf
Bill to Caleb Tate
Itemized for building materials, food and sundries; Robert Hannah, Beverly Roberson, Charles McCraw, Edmund Tate, Joseph Ship, Witts Mosely, Thomas W Cocke, Reeves Higginbotham, James Gilliam, Archibald Robinson, Edward Price, Charles Johnson,

Richmond, VA
ca. 1801
5062
181
262
Robert Morris and Dunnington
Letters and misc. bills and receipts
Yard goods, sundries, food, spices, tea, whiskey, clothing; John Pointer, Richard Thurman, Rieves Higginbotham, John Brown, Josiah Bialy, Stewart Taliaferro, Edward Lynch, William Edenfield, James Gilliam, James Mosley, Thomas Cocke, William Warwick, John Eckford, William Stanton, George Sullivan, William Powell, Henry Davis, Peter Detto, Charles Hoyle, Walter Muschell, Thomas S McClelland, Samuel Irvine, William Block, William B. Banks, G. P. & J. Lindenberger, John Clarke

Baltimore, MD, and Lynchburg, VA
1803-1809
5063
17
263
Miles Selden Estate
Papers addressed to Bolling New, Administrator, consisting of bills, inventories, receipts etc.
Mentioned: Allen's Bridge, Petersburg, Littleberry Whitfield, Wallace & Stephens, Bragg & Jones, George Blow, Pleasant Honeycutt, William Park, Henry Pennington, Jesse Womble, Person Turner, A. W. Johnston, Hannah T. Williams, Anthony Mason, F. D. Peters, Heath Mason, David Pennington, Patsy Marable. Littleberry Lee, Charles Gilliam, Polly Gilliam, William H. Marable, William F. Ruffin, John Brown of Greensville County, VA, Blow & Petit, William Wyche, Lanier Rochelle, Henry Peters, Susanna Baird, Wallace Stevens, Hawkins Pond, David Heath, Robert Downman,

Sussex County, VA
1816-1823
5065
78
265
Mary Cocke
Letter to ?
Mentioned: papers of the late Benjamin Cocke, Cocke vs. Haxell
Signed William Gilliam for Mary Cocke
City Point, VA
24 Nov 1837
5070
128
270
Charles F. Osborne
Letter to ?
Waller vs. Gilliam; Osborne vs. Waller

NY
8 Apr 1851
5075
27
275
Maryland, Citizens now resident in Virginia
Petition on behalf of the 1st Regiment of Maryland Volunteers serving in the cause of the Confederacy to the Council of the City of Richmond, Committee on Arms
Mentioned: Army of the Potomac, Capt. J. Lyle, Clark's Company attached to Col. Gilliam's regiment in northwestern Virginia


ca. 1861
5082
111
282
T. C. Tuppin
Letter to George W. Gilliam
Your claim on the estate of S. H. [Lanin] for $5500; M. Power, administrator of the estate, proposes to pay in Confederate money

Jackson
22 Mar 1863
5085
54
285
J. R. Gilliam
Letter to "Dear Marshall"
Mentioned: John Flournoy rode over your land and declined taking it; tobacco, wheat, Corn, Thomas Bryant killed three turkeys, Claiborne Forbes killed two, I killed three turkeys; John Gilliam; sweet potatoes, cider, beef, respects to George W., Charles & Sarah, Mother sends her love

Buckingham County, VA
27 Oct 1867
5092
131
292
John G. Dew
Letter to Marshall M. Gilliam
Mentioned: Miss Wilcox from Charles City County

King and Queen County, VA
20 Aug 1868
5093
110
293
Lucy S. Douglas
Letters to the Court of Appeals regarding her father's will
Mentioned: Judge May, my mother, Mrs. Gilliam, John Gilliam, Slaves, my father's will, Uncle Reuben, Lucy Carter of Shirley, MacFarland, Peachy Grafton, Susan Gilliam, Marcus Gilliam, Judge Gholson, Robert Gilliam, Mr. Pollard, Uncle M. Shelton, Elizabeth Burham, Sarah [Straehan], Mosely Brown, Sam Garland, Commissioner Wilder, Chapman Johnson, payment of Harrison on Elk Island, Bolling Osborne, Jane Curry, Elizabeth Buchanan, William Mosely, Osborne vs. Waller

Lynchburg, VA
March-April 1872
5097
30
297
James G. M. Ramsey
Letter to ?
Mentioned: Bolivar Christian's address on the Scotch Irish, William Henry Foote, D.D. I am too old to assist you in the preparation of your "Rambles Around;" death of my brother, Colonel W. B. A. Ramsey; old Mr. Gilliam was the father-in-law not the father of Hugh Dunlap; as an octogenarian, they elected me President of the Tennessee Historical Society

Knoxville, TN
20 May 1874
5098
51
298
L. D. Isbell
Letter to Marshall M. Gilliam
Mentioned: Charles H. Sackett, Stephen A. Glover of Buckingham County, Virginia and his claim for collection by suit, the court house burned while the suit was appealed and all records were lost. George D. Saunders represented the defense
Letterhead of the Judge of County Court of Chariton County
Keyesville, MO
5 Mar 1877
5101
24
301
Bon Air Land Improvement Company of Virginia
Ledger balance
Stiles & Gilliam, Trustees; Bonds, Ott & McPhail, Trustees, M. S. James & Son. S. Ford, W. G. Taylor, Secretary, F. Colston, J. W. Holt, George J. Hundley

VA
30 Sep 1883
5103
81
303
Virginia Horticultural & Pomological Society
List of Subscribers, as members of the society
Executive Committee: John M. Allen, Charles B Williams, John J. Werth, William H. Haxall, John H. Claiborne, William T. Sutherlin, James T. Johnson, Charles H. Dimmock; Officers: William Gilham, J. C. Shields, Franklin Davis, I. S. Tower
Two hundred and forty-two original signatures of subscribers

1 Jan 1868
5093
2
293
Benjamin H. Magruder
Letter to George S. Palmer
Mentioned: the death of Professor [Socrates] Maupin, Professor Gilham as his replacement, please send me his antecedents
 
Keswick
30 Oct 1871
5096
97
296




Sources
  • Library of Virginia. Brock Miscellaneous files, 1655-1908