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Brooke Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1079

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, artifacts, and other items relating to the family of St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914), a professor at West Virginia University College of Law, 1878-1909. Correspondence includes business and personal letters to and from St. George Tucker Brooke and Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, a Rhodes Scholar and Shakespearean authority at Yale; letters between Francis (Frank) Brooke to Mrs. Mary Brooke while he served in the U.S. and France during World War I (1918-1919); and letters from James Harold in Ireland to his son James in New York (ca. 1870). Other items include a surveyor's call book for Tucker County (1856-1857), which includes notes on the Tucker-Randolph County boundary; "A Narrative of My Life: for My Family," 1763-1849 by Judge Francis T. Brooke; a manuscript recipe book (1814); and microfilmed copy of typescript "Autobiography of St. George Tucker Brooke, Written for His Children" (reel 3). More detail about collection contents can be found in the control folder.

Contents List:

Box 1; Folder 1; St. George Tucker Brooke Papers; 1888-1914

Box 1; Folder 2; Papers of Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke; 1902-1904

Box 1; Folder 3; Brooke Family Correspondence of World War I; 1918-1919

Box 1; Folder 4; Letters of Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke at Yale (also includes photo of 1894 WVU faculty); 1930-1946

Box 1; Folder 5; Brooke Family Papers (includes personal letters and Nan Brooke Harold diary [1906]); 1867-1957

Box 1; Folder 6; Brooke Family Papers; 1916-1958

Box 1; Folder 7; Brooke Family Pictures; undated

Box 2; Folder 1-4; Non-West Virginia Postcards Sent or Collected by the Brooke Family; undated

Box 2; Folder 5; "A Narrative of My Life: for My Family," 1763-1849 by Judge Francis T. Brooke (great-uncle of St. George Tucker Brooke, also a Revolutionary War veteran, Virginia planter, and judge with an assessment of the Virginians who became the early presidents of the United States); 1849

Box 2; Folder 6; Copy of "A Narrative of My Life: for My Family," 1763-1849 by Judge Francis T. Brooke; 1849

Box 2; Folder 7; Notebook about John Thornton Augustin Washington and Family (genealogy; includes notes about Brooke family connection); 1947

Box 2; Folder 8; Fictional Books "Brushwood" and "Rab and his Friends"; 1873-1881

Box 2; Folder 9; Recipe Book of Catharine Baker; 1814

Box 2; Folder 10; Passport of Mary Harrison Brooke; 1927

Box 2; Folder 11; Tucker County Surveyor's Call Book (includes a survey or Tucker and Randolph County boundaries [September 1856]); 1856-1857

Box 2; Folder 12; Envelopes; 1900-1908

Box 2; Folder 13; Addendum of 1990 -- Speech Regarding Dedication of Brooke Tower; 1989-1990

Box 3; folder 1; Navy Shoulder Patch (with note regarding provenance); undated

Box 3; folder 2; Confederate Veteran's Ribbon for Winchester Camp No. 4, Winchester Virginia; undated

Box 3; folder 3; Needle Book (with note regarding provenance); undated Box 3; folder 4; Calling Cards; 1800s, undated

Box 3; folder 5; Provenance notes with preservation copies

Box 3; unfoldered; Hand-Carved Wooden Chain (with note regarding provenance); undated

Box 3; unfoldered; Small Carved Wooden Watch Case and Uniform Buttons (with note regarding provenance; some buttons depict the West Virginia state seal); undated

Box 3; unfoldered; Small Souvenir Purse from the World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the Chicago World's Fair); 1893

Box 4; Six Small Confederate and American Flags; undated

Box 5; Small Souvenir Tablecloth Showing Isle of Man Landmarks; undated

Dates

  • 1814-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1880-1960

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

1.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft., 4 1/2 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 in.); (1 artifact box, 3 in.); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.); 3 reels of microfilm)

Overview

Correspondence, clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, artifacts, and other items relating to the family of St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914), a professor at West Virginia University College of Law, 1878-1909. Correspondence includes business and personal letters to and from St. George Tucker Brooke and Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, a Rhodes Scholar and Shakespearean authority at Yale; letters between Francis (Frank) Brooke to Mrs. Mary Brooke while he served in the U.S. and France during World War I (1918-1919); and letters from James Harold in Ireland to his son James in New York (ca. 1870). Other items include a surveyor's call book for Tucker County (1856-1857), which includes notes on the Tucker-Randolph County boundary; "A Narrative of My Life: for My Family," 1763-1849 by Judge Francis T. Brooke; a manuscript recipe book (1814); and microfilmed copy of typescript "Autobiography of St. George Tucker Brooke, Written for His Children" (reel 3). More detail about collection contents can be found in the control folder.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Separated Materials

Separations include an interview, newspapers, a magazine, postcards, and a wallet with Confederate money. For complete list, see control folder.

Creator

Title
Brooke Family Papers, 1814-1990
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536