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Catalog Number 1983/07.0380
Object Name Papers, Personal
Scope & Content The collection contains primarily genealogical notes on the Burnside, and Fulton families. The Burnside family especially is the largest series in the collection and takes up more than half the size. Ms. Reynolds researched and collected prominent documents of members of the Burnside family including a diary, newspaper clippings, articles, and books. Ms. Reynolds also collected an extensive amount of records of her ancestors including census records, war records, and records from the families' origins in Great Britain. She also collected various materials relating to her interests including items relating to steamboats and British history and ancestry. Several scrapbooks are included in this collection as they catalogue many of Ms. Reynold's research and also show a glimpse into her personal life with her husband, Wendell S. Reynolds. This collection also contains many letters of correspondence from Ms. Reynolds and her brother, Don Gilham Reynolds, who helped her compile their family ancestry. These letters are addressed to historical institutions, distant family members, and other genealogists which demonstrate Ms. Reynolds' exhaustive search for information on family members.

Of particular note is an album of cartes de visite containing several Civil War images, including Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.
Title Papers
Collection Reynolds, Mary Burnside (1900- ).
Accession number 1983/07.0380
Finding Aids An online finding aid is available at: Accession 1983/06.0380
People Reynolds, Mary Burnside
Reynolds, Wendell
Burnside, Donald
Burnside, Thomas
Burnside, Ethan
Burnside, Robert S.
Burnside, Helen Marian
Way, Frederick Jr.
Fulton, Elizabeth
Fulton, Robert
Fulton, Robert Sr.
Fulton, Willam
Cooke, Isabella Fulton
Morris, Mary Fulton
Subjects Burnside family
Fulton family
River boats
River life
Point Pleasant, WV
Extent of Description 4.0 cu. ft.
Archivist's Notes Accession card recorded. PastPerfect record reviewed 2/3/2011.
Year Range from 1565
Year Range to 1930
Dates of Creation 1565-1930
Archival History