Barringer, Paul B. (Paul Brandon)
University of Virginia Library
5 ft. (ca. 2800 items).
Correspondence relating to family, health, real estate dealings, inheritance of slaves, children at boarding school and at University of Virginia, lectures by Barringer, his essays on the American Negro, and his efforts to be appointed U.S. secretary of agriculture, as well as correspondence with Booker T. Washington concerning education of blacks, letters relating to the controversy between Barringer and the alumni association of Virginia Polytechnic Institute during his tenure as the school's president, and papers concerning charges of financial mismanagement made against Robert J. Noell by the Radford Record; Barringer's memoirs; notes, drafts, speeches, and essays, chiefly by Barringer, relating to agriculture, history, medicine, prohibition, race, religion, the University of Virginia where he was professor of medicine, and a fire extinguisher invented by Barringer; legal and financial papers, commonplace book, medical casebook, engravings, theater broadsides, clippings, photos, and genealogical material relating to the Brandon, Graham, Hannah, Massey, Morrison, Spragins, Washington, and Woodson families. Includes papers of Rufus Barringer (1821-1895), Victor C. Barringer (1827-1896), and other family members. Correspondents include Lyman Abbott, Edwin Anderson Alderman, Frank P. Brent, Harry Flood Byrd (1887-1966), John Armstrong Chaloner, Lenoir Chambers, William Andrews Clark, Hugh Smith Cumming, Charles William Dabney, John Warwick Daniel, Noah K. Davis, Richard Thomas Walker Duke (1822-1898), Hollis Burke Frissell, Carter Glass, Edward Christian Glass, Armistead C. Gordon, Thomas W. Harrison, Hilary Abner Herbert, Hugh S. Johnson, Fitzhugh Lee, Andrew Jackson Montague, R. Walton Moore, Edgar Gardner Murphy, John Lloyd Newcomb, Robert C. Ogden, Lee S. Overman, Thomas Nelson Page, Thomas Walker Page, William Lyon Phelps, Clarence Poe, Ira Remson, John Franklin Rixey, Albert Shaw, Charles Alphonso Smith, Claude Augustus Swanson, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, James Hoge Tyler, Oscar Wilder Underwood, John Sharp Williams, and Charles Dudley Warner.