Robert Beverly Price papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, drawings, and other papers, by or relating to Missouri banker, Robert Beverly Price. Includes 60 autograph and typescript letters, signed, concerning either the Boone County National Bank of Colombia or the Price family, 1860-1922, undated. Also present are newspaper articles, clippings, and a scrapbook regarding Price and the Boone County National Bank of Colombia, 1914-1964, undated. There are also 17 pencil drawings, signed, made by Price while a draughtsman, circa 1853-1858, with a copy of The first and second annual reports of the geological survey of Missouri (Jefferson City [Mo.]: James Lusk, public printer, 1855). Price's sketches are preliminary views for the report and depict geographical features and landscapes of the state as well as Palmyra, Quincy, Hannibal, and Parkville, Missouri. Photographs in the collection include an ambrotype of Price; a salt print honeymoon portrait of Price and his second wife, Evaline Price; a tintype and 7 cartes-de-visite of the Prime family; 2 ambrotypes of Price’s daughtere, Florence Augustus Price; and 7 other photographic prints of Price and his family, with individuals identified. Additionally, there are papers pertaining to the Price family, specifically typescript correspondence, signed, from Mrs. Lawrence B. Cummings concerning the gift of painted portraits of Price family members to the College of William and Mary in 1942, the Price family coat of arms, and 3 typescript works on the history of the Price family created between 1910 and 1928. Accompanied by a Missouri broadsheet concerning the 1885 mayoral election, 1885 March.
- Price, Robert Beverly, 1832-1924 (Author)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Robert Beverly Price Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from William Reese Co. on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2017.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1860-1953, undated. II. Geological Survey Work, 1853-1858. III. Newspaper Articles, 1912-1964, undated. IV. Price Family Papers, 1840-1942, undated. V. Other Papers, 1885-1953.
2.83 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, drawings, and other papers, by or relating to Missouri banker, Robert Beverly Price. Includes 60 autograph and typescript letters, signed, 1860-1922, undated. Letters concern either the Boone County National Bank of Columbia or the Price family, with most letters being from Robert Beverly Price to his wife, Evaline Hockaday Price, or granddaughter, Emily Blair Henrotin. There are also newspaper articles (loose and in a scrapbook) regarding Price and the Boone County National Bank of Columbia, 1914-1964, undated. Present are an ambrotype of Price, salt print honeymoon portrait of Price and Evaline, tintype and 7 cartes-de-visite of the Price family, 2 ambrotypes of Florence Price, and 7 other photographs of Price and his family, with individuals identified, circa 1850-1925. Also in the collection is typescript correspondence, signed, from Mrs. Lawrence B. Cummings concerning the gift of painted portraits of Price family members to the College of William and Mary, 1942; 4 framed reproduction prints of the portraits, undated; the Price family coat of arms, undated; and 3 typescript works on the history of the Price family, 1910-1928. Also included are 17 pencil drawings, signed, made by Price while a draftsman, circa 1853-1858, with a copy of The first and second annual reports of the geological survey of Missouri (Jefferson City [Mo.]: James Lusk, public printer, 1855). In addition to depicting geographical features and landscapes of the state, Price's sketches show views of Palmyra, Quincy, Hannibal, and Parkville, Missouri. Accompanied by a Missouri broadsheet concerning the 1885 mayoral election, 1885 March.
Robert Beverly Price
Robert Beverly Price (1832-1924) of Charlotte County, Virginia, studied engineering and geology at the University of Missouri. Following his graduation, he worked for 4 years as a draftsman for the State Geological Survey of Missouri. His father-in-law, Moss Prewitt, encouraged him to enter banking and as a result, Price opened the Boone County National Bank of Columbia, the first bank under the national system in Missouri, in 1857. Price had 2 children with his first wife, Emma B. Prewitt (1837-1859), and 1 child, Florence Price (1861-1935), with his second wife, Evaline Hockaday (1833-1922).
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- Ambrotypes (photographs)
- Bankers -- Missouri -- 19th century
- Bankers -- Missouri -- 20th century
- Blair, Florence Price, 1861-1935
- Boone County (Mo.)
- Boone County National Bank
- Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
- College of William and Mary
- Drafters -- Missouri -- 19th century
- Drawings (visual works)
- Family histories
- Genealogies (histories)
- Hannibal (Mo.) -- Pictorial works
- Henrotin, Emily Blair, 1883-1965
- Missouri -- Pictorial works
- Missouri -- Surveys
- Palmyra (Mo.) -- Pictorial works
- Parkville (Mo.) -- Pictorial works
- Photographic prints
- Price family
- Price, Emma B., 1837-1859
- Price, Evaline, 1833-1922
- Quincy (Mo.) -- Pictorial works
- Salted paper prints
- Studio portraits
- Tintypes (prints)
- Guide to the Robert Beverly Price Papers
- Sarah Lerner
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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