|Title:||Edwards family papers|
|Quantity:||1.75 Linear feet (4 boxes)|
Leroy Summerfield Edwards (1839-1900) lived in Richmond, Virginia and was the son of Reverend John E. Edwards and Elizabeth Agnes Clark Edwards. He was an home office agent for Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company in Richmond; president of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Richmond; secretary of the Association of the Virginia Division of the Army of Northern Virginia; and professor/principal in several schools and colleges, including Petersburg Female College.
The collection consists of correspondence, programs and other printed material, receipts, newspaper clippings, and broadsides. The correspondence is mainly business letters to Leroy Summerfield Edwards about his work. Much of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia correspondence concerns the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and the request for aid by the Regiment of the Orlean Artillery. There are several family letters, some written to Edwards from his parents while he served in the Civil War (12th Virginia Infantry, Co. E), and one written by Edwards while he was a prisoner at Elmira (NY) Prison Camp. The other material in the collection relates to the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, YMCA, Civil War, Randolph-Macon College, Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company, and politics.
Organized into three series: letterbook; correspondence, financial, and printed material; and scrapbook.
Edwards family papers, ms 2938. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in other repositories: Leroy S. Edwards Papers, McGraw-Page Library, Randolph-Macon College and Letters of LeRoy S. Edwards written during the war between the states including a few letters by his father, Reverend John Edwards and family friends concerned about LeRoy Edwards imprisonment, E467.1 .E48 1985.