Baylor and Waring families of Essex County, Va. Represented are Robert Bayne Waring (1775-1844) of "Port Micou" and "Kinloch," planter and merchant; his son-in-law, Richard Baylor (1803-1862), who was educated as a lawyer but gave up the practice of law to devote himself to agricultural pursuits; Richard's sons, Robert Payne Baylor (1840-1872), Richard Baylor (1849-1914), and Henry Latané Baylor (1853-1930), and grandson Richard (1883-1953).
Early materials concern Robert Baylor, Robert Payne Waring (1746-1799), and William Waring. The collection consists chiefly of the papers of Robert Payne Waring (1885-1844) of "Edenetta" and "Kinloch," Essex County, Va., including diaries, correspondence, financial and land records and miscellany. Also included are correspondence, financial records, commonplace books, land and plantation records (concerning "Sandy Point," Charles City County, Va.), records of the Old Dominion Steamboat Company, and miscellany of Robert's son-in-law Richard Baylor (1803-1862) of "Kinloch," Essex County, Va. The collection contains letters amounts of material concerning other family members, including correspondence, accounts, and farm management records of Richard Baylor (1849-1914), Richard Baylor (1883-1953), and Robert Payne Baylor (1840-1872).
Presented by Mr. And Mrs. Wythe Davis Bowe, Jr., Chance, Va., in 1982 and 1983. Accessioned 22 June 1984.
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