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Leon M. (Leon Maurice) Bazile Papers


A Guide to the Leon M. (Leon Maurice) Bazile Papers, 1826–1967
Collection Name MSS1 B3483 a FA2


Abstract

Main Entry

Bazile, Leon M. (Leon Maurice), 1890–1967

Title

Papers, 1826–1967

Size

ca. 10,000 items (27 archival boxes)

Biographical Note

Leon Maurice Nelson Bazile was a lawyer, legislator, and judge of Virginia's Fifteenth Judicial Circuit from 1941–1965. A native and lifelong resident of Hanover County, Bazile was also a student of local history, especially that of St. Martin's Parish, the western-most section of the county.

Scope Note

Concerns the legal and judicial career of Leon Maurice Nelson Bazile (of Hanover County, Va.) and his research on the families and plantations of Hanover County. Includes correspondence, financial records, account books, legal papers, clippings, notes, and miscellany.

Also, includes papers of Maurice Bazile (Of Châtillon-sur-Seine, France), Jean Maurice Bazile (of Châtillon-sur-Seine, France, and Hanover County, Va.), Aime Maurice Bazile, Virginia Hamilton (Bowcock) Bazile (both of Hanover County, Va.), and other family members.

Provenance

Gift of the estate of Mrs. John Edward Miller, Melbourne, Fla., through the courtesy of Mrs. Renee M. Holmes, of Richmond, Va., in 1973. Accessioned 14 December 1987.

Restrictions

None.

Collection Description

Series I.

Maurice Bazile (1791-1855), Leon Maurice Bazile's great-grandfather, was a native of Châtillon, France. A student of experimental agriculture at the University of Dijon, Bazile worked in partnership with his father-in-law, J. Varnout, in the wine industry. Apparently, financial difficulties forced Bazile and his son, Jean Maurice Bazile, to emigrate to the United States in the 1840s. They first settled in Patterson, New Jersey, but moved to Hanover shortly before the death of the elder Bazile. Maurice Bazile's papers are entirely in French and include correspondence, accounts, scientific notes, and miscellany. Correspondence is mostly with family members; letters from his father-in-law concern their troubled partnership.

Series II.

Letters received by Clemence (Varnout) Bazile, wife of Maurice Bazile, are from family members.

Series III.

The papers of Jean Maurice Bazile (1827–1896) are almost entirely in French and primarily concern farming and vineyard operations in Hanover County. A folder of general correspondence precedes ten folders of letters, arranged alphabetically by individual. Letters from French lawyer L. Cartier document the Baziles' ongoing financial plight. Other letters, including those of Charles Martin and Louis des Bebian, relate to shipments of clippings from Bazile's grape vines as a phylloxera infestation virtually destroyed vineyards in France. An 1862 letter from C. F. Pardigon concerns the death of Obadiah Jennings Wise at Roanoke Island, N. C.  Land records consist of deeds and tax receipts for Hanover property. Thirteen notebooks on farming and grape growing, loose farm notes, three notebooks on wine, and a folder of clippings, drawings, and miscellany precede estate materials.

Series IV.

The papers of Aimé Maurice Bazile (1848–1928), son of Jean Maurice Bazile, include general correspondence, accounts, tax receipts, papers concerning the estate of Jean Fortier, miscellany, and estate materials. Fortier's estate left Bazile a small legacy, and these papers, which include an inventory and letters from lawyers, are mostly in French.

Series V.

The papers of Josephine Augustine Adelaide Renee (Fox) Bazile (1858–1926), wife of Aimé Maurice Bazile and mother of Leon Maurice Bazile, consists mostly of letters written to a daughter.

Series VI.

The papers of Virginia Curry (Sands) Bowcock, mother-in-law of Leon Maurice Bazile, consist of letters to her children.

Series VII.

Leon Maurice Nelson Bazile (1890–1967) was born at "Retirement," in Hanover County. He attended local public schools and the University of Richmond, where he graduated from the T. C. Williams School of Law in 1910. Bazile practiced for several years before forming a partnership with Leith S. Bremner in 1913. Three years later, he joined the office of Virginia's attorney-general. After serving in France during World War I, Bazile returned to the attorney–general's office where, in 1923, he was named assistant attorney–general, serving in this capacity until 1930. He was a partner in Kirsh & Bazile from 1930 to 1941, when he was appointed judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, a position he held until his retirement in 1965.

The papers of Leon M. Bazile have been divided into three groups: the first concerns his personal (non-legal) activities, the second concerns his legal career, and the third pertains to his research on Hanover County. The first two groups are arranged roughly in chronological fashion. Bazile's papers begin with a section of general correspondence, 1898-1966, arranged alphabetically by year. Most of this is post-1940. Prominent correspondents include Harry Flood Byrd (1933, 1942, 1954, 1957, 1965), James Lindsay Almond (1959, 1960), and Absalom Willis Robertson (1952). Correspondence with his wife, Virginia Hamilton (Bowcock) Bazile, his sister, Elise (Bazile) Cross, and his daughter, Virginia Lee (Bazile) Miller, follows. Bazile and his wife were married in January 26, 1918. Many of their letters before this date concern difficulties created by their religious difference (LMB was Catholic; VH (B)B was Baptist). All but a few of their letters after this date were written during the First World War.

Class notes and report cards from the University of Richmond and a folder of resolutions of the Hanover Board of Supervisors precede materials documenting Bazile's service during World War I. These include a diary, memo book, letters, bulletins and memos, rosters, and addresses. Bazile, a corporal in the 320th Infantry Regiment was later active in the 80th Division Veterans Association, serving as company commander in the later 1940s. Materials pertaining to the 80th Division include correspondence, invitations, and clippings. Prior to and immediately after his discharge, Bazile did some legal work for the U. S. War Department. Notes pertaining to the Board of War Contract Adjustment conclude Bazile's army activities. Materials concerning the highway bond referendum of 1923 include clippings, bulletins, and announcements.

In 1932, Bazile was appointed president of the Richmond-Ashland Railway Company, a small line established in 1919 that provided commuter service between the two towns. The railroad, although initially successful, failed, and Bazile was appointed receiver in 1935. The company minute book, which contains director and stockholder minutes, reports, and financial statements, is filed after Box 5. The latter contains loose minutes and material concerning the receivership. Most of this concerns property in Richmond owned by the company.

Four scrapbooks containing obituaries, announcements, and newspapers clippings, some of which pertain to Bazile's legal career, follow. One of these is filed with the bound volumes that precede Box 6. Bazile was a director of the Virginia Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, a local agency with branch offices in Norfolk and Lynchburg. Materials pertaining to the company include correspondence, financial statements, and notices of meetings. Two ledgers, one showing income and disbursements, the other showing assets and liabilities, are located with the bound volumes that precede this box.

Letters concerning the bicentennial celebration of Patrick Henry's birth precede material concerning Bazile's career in Virginia's General Assembly (1936–1940). This mostly consists of newspaper clippings concerning conservation, old-age pensions, and unemployment insurance. Two letters from Governor George Campbell Peery are located in the folder of correspondence. Invitations and acknowledgments to a 1941 Catholic Business and Professional Club dinner follow. Materials on Hanover Courthouse concern its restoration and dedication and also contain information on some of the portraits located there. Materials concerning public school desegregation include clippings and notes as well as an opinion, Harrison v. Day. Clippings, mostly of political advertisements during the Kennedy/Nixon election, conclude this box.

Materials related to Bazile's career as a lawyer in Richmond are arranged in roughly chronological fashion. Many of these papers concern delinquent accounts, land title searches, and fiduciary relationships. Box 7 begins with a folder of material concerning J. R. Christian, a collection agency. This is followed by records of the Ramsay Realty Company, which include a minute book, loose minutes, and a folder of deeds. A lawyer's account book precedes several folders concerning cases Bazile undertook in partnership with Leith S. Bremner. Ten folders of individual case papers, arranged chronologically, precede miscellaneous deeds, indentures, wills, title abstracts, accounts, notes, and receipts, 1911–1941. Although Leon Bazile served in the attorney-general's office from 1916–1930, there is very little evidence of this in the collection; only a few clippings, notes, examples of stationery, and papers from one case document this period. Materials pertaining to Kirsh and Bazile include an account book (which follows Box 7), tax returns, clippings, and several folders of individual case papers, including Nunnally v. Nunnally, a bitterly contested divorce. Many of the clippings concern the 1939 hit-and-run case of William E. Dodd, former ambassador to Germany, who was defended by Bazile. Materials concerning various estate administrations, receiverships, and trusteeships follow. A folder of class notes from Bazile's teaching at the T. C. Williams School of Law and miscellaneous legal notes arranged by subject conclude Box 8.

In 1941, Bazile was appointed judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, which at that time included the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Hanover, Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George. These papers begin with a series of court docket and memoranda books, which gives dates of specific cases. Three folders of congratulatory letters and acknowledgments concerning Bazile's appointment follow. Loose papers are arranged chronologically and mainly include letters from lawyers and court officers, appeals from convicted criminals, and parole and probation reports, as well as material concerning Bazile's non-judicial duties. Applications, letters of recommendation and resignation, and appeals for appointment to county welfare boards, school trustee electoral boards, draft boards, and other offices document the additional powers of the circuit court judge. Handwritten opinions and folders of individual case papers, such as the annexation case Petersburg v. Prince George's County (1944) follow the general material for each year, if there is sufficient material to justify separation. Get-well letters and expressions of sympathy due to illness which forced Bazile's retirement in 1965 conclude this section.

The remainder of Box 14 and Boxes 15-22 contain notes on Bazile's research on the families and estates of Hanover County. Please consult the index that follows this description (pages 5-9) for more specific information concerning this material.

Detailed Descriptions of the Research Papers of Leon M. Bazile

Notes on Hanover County: Families, Plantations, and Subjects

Leon M. Bazile's research into Hanover County (boxes 14-22) consists of notebooks and loose papers that mainly relate to St. Martin's Parish. When looking for a particular family, subject or plantation, be sure to read the guide below thoroughly, as often information is available in more than one location.

I. Notebooks (boxes 14-17)

These consist of two series that contain information from both primary and secondary sources, including published genealogies, newspapers, general histories, and land and tax books. A partial index (M-X for volumes 1-25) precedes the first series, which consists of 86 student composition books. A more complete index appears below. Numbers refer to individual volumes. Researches are advised to look through the specified volumes thoroughly as Bazile's notes often stop in mid-sentence only to resume several pages later following material on a completely unrelated subject. The second series consists of 4 volumes of day planners. These have been indexed by Bazile, using date and year instead of page numbers. The two-volume index reveals additional volumes in this series which are not a part of this collection.

Notes on Hanover County: Families, Plantations, and Subjects

Leon M. Bazile's research into Hanover County (boxes 14-22) consists of notebooks and loose papers that mainly relate to St. Martin's Parish. When looking for a particular family, subject or plantation, be sure to read the guide below thoroughly, as often information is available in more than one location.

I. Notebooks (boxes 14-17)

These consist of two series that contain information from both primary and secondary sources, including published genealogies, newspapers, general histories, and land and tax books. A partial index (M-X for volumes 1-25) precedes the first series, which consists of 86 student composition books. A more complete index appears below. Numbers refer to individual volumes. Researches are advised to look through the specified volumes thoroughly as Bazile's notes often stop in mid-sentence only to resume several pages later following material on a completely unrelated subject. The second series consists of 4 volumes of day planners. These have been indexed by Bazile, using date and year instead of page numbers. The two-volume index reveals additional volumes in this series which are not a part of this collection.

Index

Index to Notebooks, Vols. 1-86

• Aldingham - 39
• Allen's Creek - 39
• Ambler family - 1
• Anderson family - 1, 7, 25, 37, 61
• Atkinson family - 40
• Auburn - 2
• Baker family - 8
• Baughan family - 61
• Bell family - 19
• Bellmont - 2
• Berkeley (Berkley) family - 1, 14, 16, 19, 21, 27, 56, 60, 68
• Blunt family - 3
• Botts family - 39
• Brandon Hill - 2
• Broaddus family 47, 61
• Brown family - 51, 65, 77
• Brownfield - 13
• Buckner family - 59
• Bullfield - 55
• Burnley family - 4, 10, 12
• Butler family - 30, 33
• Byars family - 37
• Byrd family - 57
• Callis family - 34
• Carver family - 8
• Cedar Hill - 55
• Chilton - 1, 39
• Chiswell family - 1, 42
• Clark family - 59
• Coates family - 22
• Coles family - 18
• Coles Hill - 39
• Coolwater - 9
• The Cottage - 1
• Dabney family - 51
• Dandridge family - 8, 40-43, 54, 61, 67, 69, 83, 84
• DeJarnett family - 48
• Denton family - 40
• Depriest family - 46
• Doswell family - 15, 70
• DuVal family - 62
• Edgewood - 60
• Fair View - 2
• Fontaine family - 17, 27, 62
• Found Mills - 2
• Fox family - 77
• Fulcher family - 16
• Garland family - 11, 22, 55
• Gilliam family - 22
• Goldmine - 2, 40
• Goodwin family - 31
• Gwaltmey family - 12
• Hancock family - 18, 32
• Hanover County - Cemeteries - 9, 12, 19, 23
• Hanover County - Clerks - 2
• Hardin family - 26
• Harris family - 1, 27, 32, 48, 58, 59, 66
• Heard family - 77
• Henderson family - 34, 54
• Hinde family - 4, 8
• Honyman family - 2, 47, 65
• Hope family - 40, 45
• Howard family - 37
• Hudson family - 61
• Humanity Hall - 2, 30, 51
• Jones family - 14
• Keiling family - 50
• Kimbrough family - 37, 43, 65, 69
• Kineff - 2, 47
• Lawrence family - 5, 14
• Lewis family - 83
• Long Row - 19, 20
• Manheim Farm - 2
• Mayfair - 2
• McClurg family - 51
• Meade family - 1, 16
• Meriwether family - 7
• Mills family - 24, 27, 43
• Millville - 2
• Mineral Springs - 8
• Minor family - 56, 60
• Mitchell family - 77
• Mont Air - 19, 21, 24
• Mosby family - 13
• Mt. Pleasant - 2
• Nelson family - 1, 13, 14, 17, 19-21, 26, 39, 51, 54, 62, 65
• New Market - 55
• Oak Cottage - 1
• Oakland - 11
• Offley - 13, 62
• Oldham family - 65
• Oliver family - 1, 24
• Overton family - 7, 10, 11
• Page family - 19, 20
• Parrish family - 24
• Pendleton family - 21
• Pickett family - 31
• Pleasants family - 77
• Pollard family - 2, 5, 51, 58
• Pope family - 1, 61
• Povall family - 51
• Price family - 18, 8, 13
• Pulliam family - 22, 41
• Redd family - 60, 60 ?
• Rice family - 23, 24, 43, 48, 50
• Richardson family - 4, 46, 54, 61
• Ricks family - 16
• Robinson family - 2, 8, 14, 46
• Rocky Mills - 40, 83
• Roper family - 4, 21
• Scotchtown - 2, 9
• Sharp family - 34, 35
• Sheppard family - 43, 62
• Sims family - 25, 26, 34, 70
• Slaughter family - 61
• Snead family - 48
• South Falls - 2
• Spring Hill - 2
• Springfield - 2, 13
• Stanley family - 34, 35, 40, 51, 59, 70, 74, 75
• Starke family - 69
• Street family - 21
• Stringfellow family - 14
• Sydnor family - 51, 77
• Syme family - 1, 17, 62
• Talbot family - 28
• Taylor family - 2, 26, 35, 67
• Terrell family - 16, 18, 24, 27, 35, 37, 47, 48, 69
• Thomas family - 2, 28
• Thompson family - 1, 20, 21, 25, 28, 32
• Thornton family - 2, 7, 28
• Thurston family - 3
• Tiller family - 28
• Timberlake family - 28
• Tinsley family - 15, 28, 69
• Trevilian family - 28
• Turner family - 28
• Underwood family - 1, 41, 61
• Utley family - 48
• Vaughan family - 5, 33
• Vest family - 1, 33
• Waddy family - 36
• Waldrop family - 5, 24
• Walker family - 55
• Waller family - 57
• Walton family - 27, 33
• Wash family - 29
• Washington-Henry Academy - 2
• Watkins family - 29
• Watson family - 29, 40
• White family - 29, 69
• Wickham family - 1, 22-25, 29
• Williams family - 29, 54
• Wingfield family - 1, 29, 51, 53
• Winston family - 1, 4, 8, 15, 29, 31, 34-35, 47-49, 54, 58, 68-70, 84
• Woodson family - 41

II. St. Martin's Parish Land Records (boxes 17–18)

These records, copied from county land books, include lists of deeds, 1782–1792, land commissioners, 1782-1853, a partial list (A-H) of tax payers, 1782–1807, and tax records, 1782–1863. Box 18 contains 15 folders alphabetically listing tax payers, acreage and transfers, 1782–1863. The next three folders condense this information, just listing title conveyances. The last two folders in this box trace land transfers from the original grants. These include the following plantations: The Cottage, Aldingham, Rocky Mills, The Grove, Woodland, Greenbrier, Scotchtown, Bear Island; and the following families: Overton, Hinde, Robinson, Thilman, Patterson, Williams, Harris, DeJarnett, Doswell, Mosby, and Sims.

III. Notes on Families (boxes 19-21)

These papers consist of genealogical notes, correspondence, biographical sketches, and clippings. They include:

Allen • Ambler • Anderson • Askew • Atkinson • Baker • Bates (includes typescripts of Benjamin Bates letters) • Berkeley • Blunt • Bowles • Braxton • Broaddus • Brown • Bullock • Burch • Burnley • Butler • Byars • Carter • Cason • Chisholm • Chiswell • Christmas • Coates • Coghill • Coleman • Coles • Comer • Crawford • Crenshaw • Curtis • Dabney (includes reminiscence of Robert L. Dabney) • Dandridge • Darracott • Davis • Day • Deals (Deales) • DeJarnett • Denton • Dishman • Dixon • Doswell • Duke • DuVal • Fleming • Forsyth • Fox (includes typescripts of Thomas Henry Fox diary) • Gentry • Gilliam • Goddin • Goodall • Goodman • Gunnell • Hall • Hancock • Hanlin • Hardin • Harris • Henderson • Hendrick(s) • Henry • Higgason • Hinde • Honyman • Hudson • Hughes • Jennings • Johnson • Jones • Jouett • Kilby • Kimbrough • Lawrence • Lewis • Lipscombe • Littlepage (includes photostats of John Carter Littlepage v. Waller Holladay, 1785–1806) • Lowry • McClurg • Mallory • Martin • Mickens • Mills • Minor • Moncure • Moody • Moore • Morris • Nelson • Noland • Oldham • Oliver • Overton • Page • Payne • Pendleton • Perkins • Pettus • Pollard • Pope • Povall • Price • Pulliam • Rice • Richardson • Robinson • Rockett • Roper • Rutherford • Saunders • Saxon • Sharp • Shelton • Sheppard • Shore • Sims • Slaughter • Smith • Snead • Spindle • Stanley (2 folders) • Sutton • Swift • Sydnor • Syme • Talley • Taylor • Terrell • Thacker • Thompson (includes Henry Lockhart's "Thompson of Hanover and Louisa Counties") • Thornton • Timberlake • Tinsley • Tucker • Underwood • Vaughan • Via • Wakeland • Walton • Watson • West • Wickham • Wingfield • Winston • Woodson • Wyatt • Yancey • Miscellaneous

IV. Notes on Houses and Places (boxes 21-22)

These papers consist of notes on towns, plantations and other buildings, land title information, correspondence, and clippings.

Aetna • Airwell • Annefield • Atlee • Beaverdam • Big Oak • Broomfield • Bullfield • Cedar Hill • Chantilly • Church Quarter • Coatesville • Colley Swamp • Coolwater • The Cottage • Dewberry • Edgewood • Eureka • Fairfield • Fork Church • The Glebe • Goldmine • Goshen • Greenbrier • The Grove • Hanover Academy • Hanover Courthouse • Hanover Tavern • Hickory Bottom • Horse Shoe • Kristuanagur • Locust Grove • Locust Level • Long Run • Mayfair • Meadow Farm • Mica Mine • Mineral Spring • Mon Tout • Mont Air • Mount Brilliant • Oak Grove • Oak Hill • Offley • Pigeon Hill • Plain Dealing • Polegreen • Retirement • Roane's (Anna) Place • Rocky Mills • Santee • Scotchtown • Scotchtown Mills • Spring Garden • Spring Hill • Springfield • Stony Hill Farm • Swan's • Trinity Church • White House • Williamsville • Woodgrove • Woodland

V. Notes on Hanover County Subjects (box 22)

• Cardwell, W. D. (typescript of reminiscences of Hanover resident)
• Carrington letters (typescripts of Betsy (Ambler) Carrington's letters to her sister, Ann (Ambler) Fisher, 1796–1823)
• Civil War
• Clerk's office (biographical sketches on Hanover clerks)
• Dandridge/Littlepage election (a paper by Bazile)
• History (General)
• Marriages & Obituaries (newspaper clippings and lists)
• Newspaper notices (Richmond Enquirer, concerning Hanover land)
• Parson's Cause
• Quakers (Cedar Creek)
• St. Martin's Parish
• Sheriff's office
• Soldiers (list of Hanover soldiers in Revolution and War of 1812)
Virginia Gazette (notices concerning Hanover, 1736–1774)
Virginia Migrations (notes/draft for introduction to this volume)
• Anna (Roane) Woolfolk (notes on petition for divorce)

VI. Notes on Virginia History (box 22)

• Baptists
• Biographical Sketches
• Burr Trial (notes and paper)
• Shockoe Cemetery (notes and article)

Series VIII.

The papers of Virginia Hamilton (Bowcock) Bazile (1889–1970), wife of Leon Maurice Bazile, begin with four diaries. These are actually date planners with only occasional daily entries, such as appointments. Five address/memoranda books also contain lists of Christmas cards and bills payable, as well as occasional lines of verse and scripture. A scrapbook of clippings and verse and a household accounts book precede general correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically. Correspondence with Virginia (Bazile) Miller, daughter of LMB and VH(B)B, follows. Letters received during the sickness of her husband in 1931 precede Mrs. Bazile's accounts and financial records. Notebooks of Sunday School lessons for the Ashland Baptist Church and a folder of letters and miscellany concerning Baptist foreign missions follow. Materials pertaining to the Virginia Tuberculosis Association's Hanover chapter include notebook pages of expenses and chairman's reports, correspondence, statements, clippings, and reports on fund drives.

Series IX.

Correspondence, 1908–1924, and miscellany of Josephine Marie Elise Camille (Bazile) Cross (1893–1924) of Hanover County, Va.

Series X.

General correspondence, 1954–1956, of John Edward Miller (b. 1921) of Clemson, S.C. and correspondence with Virginia (Bazile) Miller, 1943–1956; accounts, 1963-1964; college notes; and miscellany.

Series XI.

Virginia Lee (Bazile) Miller (1920–1972), daughter of LMB and VH(B)B, married Dr. John Edward Miller in 1944. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Miller later became professor of physics at Clemson College and vice-president of Florida Institute of Technology. His papers include general correspondence, letters written to his wife (mostly during World War II), accounts, Randolph-Macon class notes, clippings, and miscellany. His wife's papers begin with five diaries which, like her mother's, contain only scattered entries. General correspondence is followed by three folders of individual correspondence. Accounts and a medical file precede class notes from Ashland High School, Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and the College of William & Mary. In 1940, VL(B)M was named Hanover's representative to the National Tobacco Festival, held in Richmond. Clippings and a letter from Lieutenant-Governor William Munford Tuck document the event.

Series XII.

Materials of miscellaneous family members conclude this collection.

Guide

Series I. Maurice Bazile (1791–1855), Châtillon-sur-Seine, France

Box 1  Correspondence, 1826–1841; accounts; scientific notes; miscellany

Series II. Clemence (Varnout) Bazile, Châtillon-sur-Seine, France

Box 1  Letters, 1826–1830

Series III. Jean Maurice Bazile (1827-1896), Hanover County, Va.

Box 1  memoranda books, undated; general correspondence, 1841-1896; account, 1845–1896; individual correspondence, 1841–1896; accounts, 1856–1896; letters of   introduction; land records, 1852–1898; notebooks on farming and vineyards, 1866, 1867–68, 1871–72, 1874, 1875–77, 1876, 1877, 1878–79, 1880–81, 1881–82, 1883–84, 1885–87, 1885–95; farming and vineyard notes; notebooks on wine; clippings, drawings, miscellany; estate.

Series IV. Aime Maurice Bazile (1848–1928), Hanover County, Va.

Box 1  general correspondence, 1888–1925; accounts, 1886–1910; tax receipts, 1870–1923; estate of Jean Fortier, 1897–1898; miscellany and estate

Series V. Josephine Augustine Adelaide Renee (Fox) Bazile (1858–1926), Hanover County, Va.

Box 2  general correspondence, 1888–1923; correspondence with Elise (Bazile) Cross, 1905–1922; miscellany

Series VI. Virginia Curry (Sands) Bowcock, Anniston, Ala.

Box 2  general correspondence, 1915–1934; correspondence with children, Charles Stuart Bowcock, 1918–1938, Virginia (Bowcock) Bazile, 1918–1938, and Mary Irene (Hughes) Bowcock, 1926–1935

Series VII. Leon Maurice Nelson Bazile (1890–1967), Hanover County, Va.

Boxes 2-3

general correspondence, 1898–1966

Boxes 3-4

correspondence with Virginia H. (Bowcock) Bazile, undated, 1917–28

Box 4

correspondence with Elise (Bazile) Cross, 1915–1919, and Virginia (Bazile) Miller, undated, 1928–1965; loose accounts, 1912-1965; bank accounts, 1911-1965; bank statements, 1916, 1918, 1938–40, 1950, 1954–1965; check stub registers, 1916, 1957–1959

Box 5

Financial records: notes receivable book, 1948–1952; insurance, 1916–1954; wills and powers of attorney. Land records: Hanover County, 1916-1965; Henrico County, 1951–1958; city of Richmond, 1956. University of Richmond, 1908–1909. Hanover supervisors, 1911–1948. AEF: diary, 1918; memo book, 1919; bulletins, correspondence, and orders, 1918–1919; rosters and addresses; clippings and photos; miscellany. 80th Division Veterans, 1920–1965. Board of War Contract Adjustment, 1919–1920. Pay-as-you go, 1923. Richmond-Ashland Railway Company: loose minutes, 1919–1936; receivership, 1934–1956

Bound volumes

minute book, Richmond-Ashland Railway Company, 1919–1933 ledgers, Virginia Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, 1931–1933 (2 v.), scrapbook, 1932–1935

Box 6

scrapbooks of clippings: 1925–1929, 1926–1935, ca. 1930; Virginia Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., 1934–1965; Patrick Henry bicentennial, 1936; General Assembly, 1936: correspondence, unemployment insurance/old-age pensions, conservation/development, miscellany, 1936; clippings and miscellany, 1936–1940; Catholic Business and Professional Club, 1941; Hanover library boards, 1941–1943; Washington's boyhood home, 1947–1956; St. Ann's Church, 1949–1965; Hanover Courthouse, 1952–1957; school desegregation, 1954–1959; 1960 election

Box 7

J. R. Christian, 1911–1913. Ramsay Realty Company: minute book, 1913–14; loose minutes, 1914–15; deeds, 1912–1920; lawyer's account book, 1912. Bremner & Bazile: Farmers' & Consumers' Co-op, correspondence, 1914–1916, stock subscriptions; Robert Kirk, 1914; miscellany. Individual case papers, 1913–1931 (chronological); miscellaneous deeds, indentures, wills, title abstracts, 1911–1941; miscellaneous accounts, notes, receipts, 1911–1941

Bound volume

account book, Kirsh and Bazile, 1930–1935

Box 8

Virginia attorney-general: memo books, 1916, 1919, 1920; Commonwealth v. R.L. Harvey, 1928; miscellany. Kirsh & Bazile: individual case papers, 1930–1941 (chronological); case notebooks, 1934, 1936; tax returns, 1930–1940, 1942; appointment book, 1939; clippings; miscellany. Trustee, receiver, executor: Harry Stiefbolk, 1929–1958; National Benefit Life Insurance Company, 1931–1948; Thomas Henry Fox, 1938–1947; Consolidated Indemnity and Insurance Company, 1941–1944; Walter D. Craigie. T. C. Williams Law School: legal notes, 1932.

Box 9

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, court docket and memo books, 1942–1946, 1948, 1950–52, 1954–1960, 1964–1965

Boxes 10-14

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, loose papers, 1941-1965 (chronological)

NOTE: For more detailed information on Bazile's notes on Hanover County, boxes 14-22, please consult the index.

Boxes 14-17

notebooks, vols. 1-86

Box 17

notebooks, 2nd series; deeds for St. Martin's Parish, 1782–1792; land commissioners, 1782–1853; land records, 1782–1807, A-H

Box 18

land title conveyances, 1783–1863

Boxes 19-21

notes on Hanover families

Boxes 21-22

notes on Hanover plantations

Box 22

notes on Hanover County; notes on Virginia

Box 23

appeals from charities; trips to France, 1928, 1938, 1953, certificates and licenses; short stories; speeches and addresses; opera; clippings; miscellany

Series VIII. Virginia Hamilton (Bowcock) Bazile (1889-1970), Hanover County, Va.

Box 23

diaries, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1940; memoranda books, 1911, 1935, 1953, 1958, 1957–1961; scrapbook; household account book, 1944–1953

Box 24

general correspondence, 1910–1965; correspondence with Virginia (Bazile) Miller, 1931–1941; LMB illness, 1931; accounts, 1919–1945; financial records, 1918–1964

Boxes 24-25

Sunday school lessons, notebooks, 1926, 1933–1934, 1945–1946, 1948–1954; Baptist foreign missions; Va. Tuberculosis Society, 1934–1942; Addison Lewis Holloday, 1947–1965; genealogical notes; miscellany

Series IX. Josephine Marie Elise Camille (Bazile) Cross (1893–1924), Hanover County, Va.

Box 25  correspondence, 1908-1924; misc.

Series X. John Edward Miller (b. 1921), Clemson, S.C.

Boxes 25-26  general correspondence, 1954–1956; correspondence with Virginia (Bazile) Miller, 1943–1956; accounts, 1963–1964; college notes; miscellany

Series XI. Virginia Lee (Bazile) Miller (1920–1972), Hanover County, Va. and Clemson, S.C.

Box 26  diaries, 1931–1933, 1935, 1938; general correspondence, 1929–1967; individual correspondence (alphabetical); accounts; medical file

Box 27  class notes; National Tobacco Festival, 1940; Ashland Baptist Church; wedding, 1944; short stories and verse; clippings and miscellany

Series XII. Miscellaneous family members

Box 27  Leon Maurice Bazile (1853–1890); Charles Stuart Bowcock; Margaret (Branch) Bowcock; Eliza Nelson (Fox) Finch; Josephine (Picot de Boisfeillet) Fox; Richard Nelson Fox; Thomas Henry Fox (1861–1940); Virginia Renee (Miller) Holmes

Last updated: May 10, 2005