Brooke Family. Papers 1814-1990
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Title: Brooke Family. Papers
Creator: Brooke Family
Inclusive dates: 1814-1990
Bulk dates: 1880-1960
Extent: 1 ft. 1 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 3 in.); 3 reels of microfilm
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. See Scope and Content Note for contents list, and photographs digitized and available in West Virginia History OnView.

Call number: A&M No.: 1079
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection