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M.F. Neal & Company, Inc.

A Guide to the M.F. Neal & Company, Inc., records, 1873–1998

Collection Number Mss3 N2455 a FA2
A Collection in the Virginia Historical Society

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

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Collection is open for research.

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There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

M.F. Neal & Company, Inc., Records, 1873–1998 (Mss3 N2455 a FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Julia (Neal) Rose and T. David Neal, Richmond, Va., 2013. Accessioned August 3, 2015.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Virginia Historical Society.
Collection number: Mss3 N2455 a FA2
Title: M.F. Neal & Company, Inc., Records, 1873–1998
Size: 4 linear feet (242 folders).
Language: English
Abstract: Concern M.F. Neal & Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, dealers in spices and flavorings, and Thomas D. Neal IV, who served as the company's president from 1970-1984. Includes information on products purchased and produced, clients, and the spice and flavorings industry.

SCOPE AND CONTENT INFORMATION

There is limited material from the early days of the M.F. Neal & Company founded by Mills F. Neal. This includes a notebook containing milling instructions for various spices and some information about factory equipment. The majority of the material relates to the period 1970-1984, after the company was purchased by MacAndrews and Forbes Company, during which time Thomas D. Neal IV was president. These materials include information about clients, products, production, and travel by T.D. Neal to either obtain raw ingredients or secure clients and producers. Also included are materials related to T.D. Neal's later financial ventures as an employee of Old Mansion, Inc. and owner of Rivanna Farms, Ltd. Last, there is personal material of T.D. Neal chiefly during his final years..

ORGANIZATION

This collection is organized into four series with subdivisions as necessary. These include: Series 1. M.F. Mills & Company, Inc.; Series 2. M.F. Mills and MacAndrews and Forbes; Series 3. Thomas D. Neal pre- and post-M.F. Neal employment; and Series 4. Thomas D. Neal personal materials. With the exception of Series 2 materials are generally arranged alphabetically.

Series 2 is further subdivided into eleven subseries as follows: Series 2.1. Clients and suppliers; Series 2.2. Correspondence; Series 2.3. Equipment and facilities; Series 2.4. Financial materials; Series 2.5. MacAndrews and Forbes Company; Series 2.6. Personnel; Series 2.7. Products; Series 2.8. Publications; Series 2.9. Sales; Series 2.10. Travel; and Series 2.11. Miscellaneous.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INFORMATION

M. F. Neal & Company was an integral piece of the tobacco and food industries in Richmond and in the greater South for much of the twentieth century. The company was founded by Mills F. Neal (1892-1971) in 1927, and was the continuation of an earlier concern, Neal and Binford (established by C.B. Neal and Mayo M. Binford sometime between 1910 and 1920), which in turn was the successor to J.D. Patton and Company. M. F. Neal & Company imported raw materials from around the world and processed them in its Richmond factory before selling them to the firms that produced cigarettes and food products. M. F. Neal & Company existed independently until 1970, when it was bought up by MacAndrews and Forbes Company, Inc. (or MaFCo). As part of the purchase agreement, Mills F. Neal retired and his nephew, Thomas D. Neal IV (or Jr.) became president. T. D. Neal continued to act as president of the M. F. Neal division of MacAndrews and Forbes until he retired in 1984. At this point, he started a new business, Rivanna Farms, Ltd., to continue similar work. The records conclude with Thomas D. Neal's death in 1998.

INDEX TERMS

Family-owned business enterprises - Virginia - Richmond - History - 20th century.
Flavoring essences industry -- History -- 20th century.
M.F. Neal & Company, Inc. (Richmond, Va.)
MacAndrews & Forbes Company (Camden, N.J.)
Neal, Mills F., 1892-1971.
Neal, Thomas David, 1917?-1998.
Neal and Binford (Richmond, Va.)
Old Mansion, Inc.
Rivanna Farms, Ltd.
Spice trade - History - 20th century.
Tobacco industry - United States - History - 20th century.
Tonka bean

CONTENTS LIST

Series 1. M.F. Neal & Company, Inc., materials, 1873–1896 (0.5 linear feet).

Company history materials include a sign for Neal and Binford (C.B. Neal and Mayo M. Binford), "Importers and Dealers in Tobacco Supplies," and successors to J.D. Patton & Co., n.d.; letter, 1927 April 11 [copy], Mills F. Neal to State Planters Bank and Trust Company and Brockenbrough Lamb, Administrators of Mayo M. Binford, deceased, offering to purchase the assets of Neal and Binford; newspaper article, 1927 April 23, announcing the establishment of the firm of M.F. Neal & Company, Inc.; and newspaper article, 1970 February 3, announcing the purchase of M.F. Neal & Company by MacAndrews & Forbes Company. Customers represented include A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, C.F. Sauer Company, C.W. Antrim and Sons, Inc., Larus and Brother, Maclin Zimmer McGill, Philip Morris and Company, and Sutliff Tobacco Company.

Among the products produced and sold were St. John's-bread, now more commonly known as carob, a tree whose seeds are used to produce both a cocoa-like powder and the thickening agent locust bean gum, Deer Tongue leaf, a plant native to eastern North America, and Sweet gum, which produces a resin used in perfume, food, and tobacco flavoring. The Company also imported spices such as anise, angelica, cardamom, and mace to be milled according to customer specifications.

Miscellaneous historical materials include a broadside, 1873 August 1, "Tolls on Mayo's Bridge!"; letter, 1879 June 5, P. Whitlock, Model Cigar Factory, Richmond, to W.C. Agee & Co., Buckingham C.H., concerning a shipment of cigars; Adams Express Co. and Southern Express Co. receipts, 1915, issued to Thomas D. Neal (1848-1917), and newspaper article, 1969 September 21, on the centennial of the Danville, Va., tobacco market and mentioning Thomas D. Neal (1812-1884)as its unofficial founder.

Box 1

Folder  
1. Company history materials, n.d. and ca. 1927-1986
2. Correspondence, n.d., 1954-1967
3. Customers, 1954-1968
4. Customers, C.F. Sauer Company, 1950-1967
5. Directory, 1950s-1960s (instructions for grinding of spices and other products)
6. Employee lists, evaluations, vacation schedules, etc., 1962-1971
7. Factory and equipment information, 1919-1965
8. Factory and equipment information, catalogs, 1960s
9. Financial miscellany, 150-1970
10. Insurance benefits, 1962
11. Inventory, Finished and in process, 1953 July
12. Operations notebook, 1958-1964 (maintenance, shifts, man-hours per job)
13. Price lists, 1950, from companies other than M.F. Neal
14. Promissory notes, 1966-1969, between M.F. Neal and William H. Rae
15. Products: Carob [aka St. Johns- Bread and Locust bean], 1919-1934
16. Products: Cocoa, 1923-1965
17. Products: Deer Tongue Leaf [aka trout-lily, dog's-tooth violet, etc.], 1965
18. Products: Sweet gum
19. Products: Miscellaneous, 1939-1965
20. Products and customers, Notes on, 1954-1961
21. Profit and loss figures, 1952-1965 and 1968-1969
22. Publications: American Spice Trade Association, Inc., 1958-1960
23. Publications: Collection of Medicinal Plans in Florida (Christiansen, 1930)
24. Publications: Golden Anniversary of the AMF Cigarette Machine (AMF, 1957)
25. Publications: Savory Herbs : Culture and Use (1946)
26. Publications: Seeing Richmond (1914)
27. Publications: Southern Tobacco Journal (1895 December)
28. Publications: Tobacco Leaf : Organ of the Tobacco Trade of the United States (1865 March 4: facsimile)
29. Publications: Weeds used in Medicine (Henkel, 1917)
30. Publications, Misc.
31. Sales calls, 1967
32. Travel, 1960-1969
33. Miscellaneous historical materials unrelated to M.F. Neal, 1873-1986

 

Series 2. M.F. Neal and MacAndrews & Forbes Company, 1968–1984 (2.5 linear feet).

 

This series concerns the M.F. Neal & Company after its purchase by MacAndrews & Forbes Company (MaFCo) in 1970 and traces the erosion of the relationship between Thomas D. Neal IV and the MaFCo management.

Series 2.1. Clients and Suppliers, 1970–1974.

These files includes scattered correspondence, notes, and orders to and from American and international companies. They reflect the companies for whom M.F. Neal was obtaining and processing products, as well as the companies from whom they obtained raw materials.

Folder  
34. Address book, 1971-1979
35. Contacts, 1970-1984
36. Customer lists, 1970-1984
37. Customer notes, 1976-1984
38. Customers by grade, 1973-1974
39. AAF, Inc. (Marietta, Ga.), 1979-1981
40. Amato Agency, Inc. (N.Y.C.), 1983-1984
41. American Tobacco Company (N.Y.C.), 1973-1983
42. Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (Northbrook, Ill.), 1983
43. Botanical International, Inc. (Long Beach, Ca.), 1981
44. Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. (Winston-Salem, N.C.), 1976-1983
45. Brücker (Otto) (Hamburg, Ger.), 1978
46. California Aromatics and Flavors, Inc. (Sun Valley, Ca.), 1972-1973
47. Celanese Polymer Specialties Co. (Louisville, Ky.), 1978
48. Charabot and Company, Inc. (Englewood, N.J.), 1981
49. Conwood Corporation (Memphis, Tenn.), 1972
50. Crawford Mar and Company (Trinidad, West Indies), 1979-1984
51. Florasynth, Inc. (N.Y.C.), 1981-1982
52. Hemisphere Associated (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 1983-1984
53. Hoffman Tobacco, Ltd. (Richmond, Va.), 1978-1980
54. Imperial Tobacco Leaf Services, Inc. (Wilson, N.C.), 1972-1981
55. International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (Hazlet, N.J.), 1974, 1983
56. Laboratorios Mixim, S.A. (San Bartolo Naucalpan, Mex.), 1980-1983
57. Liggett and Myers, Inc. (Durham, N.C.), 1972
58. Longeval (A.), S.A. (Belgium)
59. Lorillard (Greensboro, N.C.), 1982-1983
60. Manheimer (J.), Inc. (Long Island City, N.Y.), 1980
61. Meer (North Bergen, N.J.), 1983
62. Natural Extract Processing Corporation (Deer Park, N.Y.), 1980-1981
63. Penick (S. B.) and Company (N.Y.C.), 1976
64. Philip Morris USA (Richmond, Va.), 1970-1980
65. Reynolds (R. J.) Tobacco company (Winston-Salem, N.C.), 1970-1983
66. Rhodia (N.Y.C.), 1978
67. Sunland Marketing, Inc., 1973-1974, 1982
68. Sutliff Tobacco Company (San Francisco, Ca.), 1983
69. United States Tobacco Company (Richmond, Va.), 1976-1983
70. Wilbur Chocolate Company, Inc. (Lititz, Pa.), 1973-1983
71. Winters (R.D.), Inc. (Hershey, Pa.), 1982
72. Woodward and Dickenson (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), 1972, 1980-1981
73. Miscellaneous, 1971-1984

 

Series 2.2. Correspondence, 1971–1987.

 

 

The bulk of this series is correspondence between Thomas D. Neal, President of M.F. Neal & Company, and his bosses at MacAndrews & Forbes Company. They show the shift from enthusiasm for the possibilities of expanding M.F. Neal's influence to the gradual realization that, as a subsidiary, the company would never be first in line for investment and upgrade. Over the years Neal is pressured to cut staff and expand production but without necessary improvements to the factory and the equipment. He also has to contend with the loss of railroad siding which had allowed easy access to shipping. The correspondence concerning the company office furniture, specifically that located in T.D. Neal's office, is a rather amusing sidelight to the above. Mills F. Neal left the furniture to his sister, Grace Mills Neal, who verbally gifted it to T.D. Neal so that it could remain in the factory. Years later she either regretted and tried to renege, or outright forgot about the gift, and these exchanges reflect T.D. Neal's efforts to keep the furniture in his possession.

 

The folder containing phone message slips serves as a prime example of T.D. Neal's documentary efforts. He used any piece of paper handy to make notes during phone conversations, and though cryptic, they do, in fact, help understand the day-to-day operations of the company.

Folder  
74. Correspondence with MaFCo, 1971-1987
75. Correspondence concerning office furniture, 1971-1979
76. Correspondence concerning Seaboard Coast Line's removal of siding, 1983-1984
77. Correspondence, General, 1972-1982
78. Phone message slips, 1974-1983

 

Series 2.3. Equipment and facilities, 1968–1987.

 

This is by no means a complete set of materials concerning the factory at in Richmond. There are, however, scattered blueline drawings of different parts of the building (for example, the electrical layout) in the Equipment and Facilities folder (Folder 79).

Folder  
79. Equipment and facilities, 1971-1987
80. Equipment catalogs, 1963-1983
81. Factory building, Sale of, 1986-1987
82. Photographs, ca. 1980s
83. Warehouse building, Appraisal of, 1983

 

Series 2.4. Financial materials, 1969–1984.

 

This is a very scattered series, and may chiefly relate to T.D. Neal's efforts to prove the company was financially viable to his MaFCo supervisors. Another possibility is that these materials were collected as part of Neal's efforts to purchase the company back from MaFCo in 1980 and 1984.

Box 2

Folder  
84. Balance sheets, etc., 1982-1984
85. Financial reports, 1970
86. Financial reports, 1971
87. Financial reports, 1972
88. Financial reports, 1973
89. Financial reports, 1974
90. Financial reports, 1975
91. Financial reports, 1979
92. Financial reports, 1980
93. Financial reports, 1981
94. Financial reports, 1982
95. Financial reports, 1983
96. Financial reports, 1984
97. Inventory of stock on hand, 1969
98. Inventory of stock on hand, 1974
99. Inventory of stock on hand, 1975
100. Production reports, Daily, 1971-1984 (incomplete)

 

Series 2.5. MacAndrews & Forbes Company, Inc., materials, 1968–1984.

 

These include limited official corporate materials and appear to consist chiefly of T.D. Neal's notes or records on the relationship between M.F. Neal and MacAndrews & Forbes Company.

Folder  
101. Agreements, 1969, between M.F. Neal & Company and MaFCo re: merger
102. Annual reports, 1968-1969, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1982
103. Board of Directors minutes, etc., 1971
104. Camden (N.J.) visit, 1982 (this concerns a visit T.D. Neal made to MaFCo management)
105. Correspondence, etc,. re: T.D. Neal's plans to buy back M.F. Neal & Co., 1980, 1984
106. Management reports and charts, 1980
107. Notes, correspondence, financial data, etc., 1971-1979, documenting relationship between M.F. Neal and MaFCo (these consist of T.D. Neal's comments on MaFCo missteps)
108. Press releases, 1981-1984
109. Stock option agreement between MaFCo and T.D. Neal, 1970
110. Stock reports, 1971-1984
111. Work reduction options, 1983

 

Series 2.6. Personnel, 1971–1984.

 

Among the material in this series is a folder documenting T.D. Neal's efforts to force the resignation of his secretary, Lolas Brown (Folder 112). This, in part, concerns his negotiation with his MaFCo bosses over his authority "on the ground." It appears Brown may have been talking to MaFCo behind Neal's back in order to curry favor.

Also in this series is a file on T.D. Neal's stepson, Dana Holladay Neal, the son of his second wife, Betty Ann (Holladay) Bellaire Neal and her first husband, Marc Bellaire. Dana worked at M.F. Neal during school breaks from the Virginia Military Institute, and upon his graduation in 1983 went to work full-time in sales (Folder 120).

Folder  
112. Brown, Lolas, 1974-1982
113. Employee performance appraisals, 1983
114. Employment contract (blank), n.d.
115. Factory employees, Number of and wage increases, 1981-1983
116. Incentive compensation (bonus) plan, 1979-1984
117. Insurance, Life and medical
118. Job applicants, 1979-1984
119. Job description, [Sales Manager], 1980
120. Neal, Dana H., 1980-1983
121. Organizational charts, 1971 (for both M.F. Neal and MaFCo)
122. Pension plan, 1979
123. Resignations, [1979]-1984
124. Salaries and benefits, 1974-1984
125. Miscellaneous, 1973-1984

 

Series 2.7. Products, 1969–1984.

 

These files contain information about and sometimes orders for different products, not all of which M.F. Neal handled. Of particular interest are Tonka beans, the fruit of a South American tree that contains coumarin, the compound that gives the beans a pleasant odor that has been compared to vanilla. Tonka beans are used in some regional cuisines, but their use in the United States is limited, as over-consumption can cause liver damage and hemorrhage. They are used primarily in flavoring tobacco.

Folder  
126. Carob, 1976-1984
127. Cocoa, 1974-1984
128. Deer Tongue Leaf, 1969-1977
129. Ginseng, 1982
130. Honey, 1973-1980
131. Licorice, 1972-1980
132. Maypop leaves/Passion flower herb, 1979-1984
133. Peaches, 1980-1981
134. Tobacco, 1969-1981
135. Tonka beans, 1973-1980
136. Vanilla, 1969-1981
137. Product notes and miscellaneous, 1976-1983

 

Series 2.8. Publications, 1948–1984.

 

These were materials collected by T.D. Neal, or received as gifts. Most concern some aspect of the spice trade or of tobacco product manufacture.

Folder  
138. Agricultural Trade Policy (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1973)
139. Chemical Industry (Cox, 1955)
140. Chemical Marketing Reporter (June 29, 1987)
141. Dictionary of Tobacco Terminology (DeBardeleben, 1980)
142. Drug and Cosmetic Industry (June, 1979 and February, 1980)
143. Food and Agricultural Export Directory (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1973)
144. Food Technology (May 1984)
145. Foreign Agricultural Circular (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1980 Mar, 1980 Apr)
146. The Maxwell Report : Year-end Sales Estimates for the Cigarette Industry (Maxwell, 1983)
147. Newsletter (U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Office of Field Operations, 1973 Oct-Nov)
148. Perfumer and Flavorist (April/May 1980 issue)
149. Richmond Report (Pace Communications, Inc., 1984)
150. Richmond, Virginia Executive's Handbook (Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 1967?)
151. Seagrant-Virginia Marine Times (Spring 1974)
152. The Story of Lucky Strike (American Tobacco Company, 1953)
153. Tobacco: Deeply Rooted in America's Heritage (Tobacco Tax Council, Inc., n.d.)
154. Tobacco in Virginia (Tobacco Tax Council, Inc., [1980])
155. Tobacco : the Old Dominion's Pot of Gold (Tobacco Tax Council, Inc., [1970])
156. Turning Point : Annual Report of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (1972-1973)
157. United States Tobacco and Candy Journal (1984 January 19-February 8)
158. Virginia Manufacturers' Association Bulletin (1976 December 15)
159. World Tobacco (1982 June-July)
160. 100 Years with the Sutliff Tobacco Company (1948)
161. 1982 International Directory and Buyers' Guide (Tobacco International)

 

Series 2.9. Sales materials, 1970–1984.

 

These materials are very scattered, but do include examples of orders received. Also, there are printed lists of M.F. Neal products. These "price lists" rarely list prices. More information may be obtained in the two folders of Weekly Market Reports, which list prices by commodity (folders 170-171).

Box 3

Folder  
162. Imports and exports, 1974-1984
163. Invoices, Miscellaneous, 1974-1984
164. Orders, Miscellaneous, 1973-1983
165. Price lists, n.d. and 1970-1983
166. Price lists from companies other than M.F. Neal, 1973-1976, 1984
167. Sales, Miscellaneous, 1973-1977
168. Sales calls report, 1980 May 12-21
169. Shipping information, etc., n.d.
170. Weekly Market Report, 1971-1984, A.A. Sayia and Company, Inc. (incomplete)
171. Weekly market Report, 1973-1980, George Uhe Co., Inc. (incomplete)
172. Miscellaneous notes, 1984 and n.d.

 

Series 2.10. Travel materials, 1972–1984.

 

T.D. Neal traveled regularly both to visit clients and to visit potential clients. Post-1982 trips reflect MaFCo's belief that Neal needed to "get out there" and drum up business. These files contain some or all of the following: itinerary, travel arrangements, business cards of persons met, correspondence, orders resulting from visits, and notes.

Folder  
173. 1972 July (Latin America)
174. 1973 October 18 (Washington, D.C.)
175. 1973 December 11-13 (California)
176. 1974 May-June (Central and South America and the Caribbean)
177. 1974 October (Spain, Morocco)
178. 1976 October 6 (New York City)
179. 1976 November 8-22 (Portugal, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France)
180. 1978 April (South America)
181. 1980 February (Brazil, Venezuela)
182. 1980 April 28-May 2 (North Carolina)
183. 1981 April 13-14 (New York State)
184. 1981 May (Marseille)
185. 1982 September 30-October 15 (West Coast)
186. 1983 January 31-February 3 (New York City)
187. 1983 April 5-6 (Florida, Georgia)
188. 1983 March (Venezuela)
189. 1983 May-June (Europe)
190. 1983 November 15-18 (North Carolina)
191. 1983 November 16-December 10 (Mid-West, this trip taken by Dana H. Neal)
192. 1984 January 4-April 12 (New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut; this was two trips combined into one folder by T.D. Neal)
193. 1984 January 30-February 2 (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia)
194. 1984 May (Spain)
195. 1984 June (Asia)
196. Miscellaneous travel brochures
197. Miscellaneous travel materials

 

Series 2.11. Miscellaneous materials, 1971–1983.

 

Among the interesting things in this series is an internal report on the equipment used to mill cocoa and St. Johns-bread (carob), 1971, and discussion of the equipment upgrades needed to increase productivity (folder 201), and data generated by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service to identify foreign companies with needs that might be met by American producers (folder 205).

Folder  
198. Advertising and publicity, ca. 1980-1982
199. Hopper car, Requirements for use, ca. 1983
200. Holiday cards, ca. 1970s-1980s
201. Study of the cocoa and St. Johns-bread milling operations, 1971
202. Tobacco Chemists Research Conference, 34th, 1980 October 27-29
203. Tobacco Chemists Research Conference, 35th, 1981 October 6-9
204. Virginia Conference on World Trade, 32nd, 1980 October 15-17
205. United States Dept. of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Trade Opportunity Referral System leads, 1972-1981

 

Series 3. T.D. Neal's pre- and post-MaFCo employment, 1940–1986 (0.5 linear feet).

 

This series traces Neal's non-F.M. Neal business activities both before he was employed by and after he retired from M.F. Neal. These include materials dating back to his work for Philip Morris USA, his connection with Old Mansion, Inc., and his establishment of Rivanna Farms. Both Old Mansion and Rivanna Farms were companies dealing in spices and flavorings.

The folders labeled "Rivanna Farms Notebook" reflect Neal's rather loose records-keeping style. Materials were filed alphabetically, but the reason for the choice of the letter under which they were filed is not always obvious. The materials include correspondence, orders, notes, phone message slips, etc.

 

Box 4

Folder  
206. Old Mansion, Inc., 1981-1986
207. Philip Morris, 1940-1981
208. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "A"
209. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "B"
210. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "C"
211. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "F"
212. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "G-H"
213. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "I-J"
214. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "L"
215. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "M"
216. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "P-Q"
217. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "R"
218. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "S"
219. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "T"
220. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "U-V"
221. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "W"
222. Rivanna Farms Notebook, "X-Y-Z" (also items that may belong in other folders)
223. Rivanna Farms Notebook, Loose materials
224. Rivanna Farms prospects
225. Rivanna Farms, Tonka beans importation
226. Miscellaneous, 1977-1986

 

Series 4. T.D. Neal personal materials, ca. 1970–1998 (0.5 linear feet).

 

Included are articles on various topics of interest to Neal, including business advice and methods, strategies for maintaining health, achieving financial success, military history, and advice aimed at single persons interested in re-entering the dating scene; medical records; VMI Class of '38 alumni information; World War II military service materials; and a miscellaneous file that contains everything from name tags and business cards to Neal's application for membership into the Society of Colonial Wars.

Folder  
227. Articles, Business advice
228. Articles, Health, wealth and retirement
229. Articles, Military subjects
230. Articles, Relationships and romance
231. Articles, Miscellaneous
232. Correspondence
233. Key to markings of boxes and fibre drums for move, 1987
234. MaFCo retirement and consultancy agreements
235. Medical records
236. Neal, Thomas David V
237. Obituaries, 1960-1992
238. River Road Church, Baptist. Singles group
239. Sauer (C.V.) Company, Proposed employment agreement, 1984
240. Virginia Military Institute Class of '38
241. World War II military service
242. Miscellaneous materials.