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Cornelius Boyle papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-4396

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, personal papers, printed material, and other papers by or relating to Cornelius Boyle, circa 1866-1878. Included are 15 letters from Cornelius Boyle to wife Fannie Greene Boyle, relatives, and business associates concerning his travels and efforts in Mexico; 9 letters between Boyle and collaborators in the promotion and colonization of Barronville in Jalisco; a manuscript plat map of Barronville; a topographical sketch of a nearby hacienda called San Lorenzo; and manuscript agreements and reports exchanged between Boyle and Eustace Barron concerning San Lorenzo (located in the municipality of Ejutla).

Also present are Boyle’s manuscript passport, immigration form, 4 manuscript diaries, and medical diploma.

Materials pertaining to Fannie Boyle and the Boyle family include 14 letters from Fannie Boyle to children and relatives (sent from Virginia and California), 2 photograph albums, 13 loose photographs, and papers relating to family genealogy.

Included are photocopies of materials chiefly from the Virginia Historical Society relating to Cornelius Boyle’s time in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Dates

  • 1840-1878

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Cornelius Boyle 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 Michael Vinson on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2019.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by format.

Extent

1.05 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.cboyle

Overview

Correspondence, photographs, personal papers, printed material, and other papers by or relating to Cornelius Boyle, circa 1866-1878. Included are 15 letters from Cornelius Boyle to wife Fannie Greene Boyle, relatives, and business associates concerning his travels and efforts in Mexico; 9 letters between Boyle and collaborators in the promotion and colonization of Barronville in Jalisco; a manuscript plat map of Barronville; a topographical sketch of a nearby hacienda called San Lorenzo; and manuscript agreements and reports exchanged between Boyle and Eustace Barron concerning San Lorenzo (located in the municipality of Ejutla).

Also present are Boyle’s manuscript passport, immigration form, 4 manuscript diaries, and medical diploma.

Materials pertaining to Fannie Boyle and the Boyle family include 14 letters from Fannie Boyle to children and relatives (sent from Virginia and California), 2 photograph albums, 13 loose photographs, and papers relating to family genealogy.

Included are photocopies of materials chiefly from the Virginia Historical Society relating to Cornelius Boyle’s time in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Cornelius Boyle (1817-1878) of Washington, D.C., joined the Confederate Army following the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 April, and served until 1865 May 19. Owing to his reputation as a Confederate spy, Boyle was barred from returning to Washington--he instead left for Mexico, during which time he met Mexican businessman Eustace Barron ( -1867). In 1866, Boyle mapped Barron’s lands in Nayarit and Jalisco. He later laid out Barronville--a town intended for 200 families--near Tuxpan and San Lorenzo. These plans were scrapped upon the deposal of Emperor Maximillian in 1867, causing Boyle to leave for the United States. He soon reopened the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs at Warrenton, Virginia, but eventually returned to his medical practice in Washington, D.C. He married Fannie Greene Boyle ( -1869) in 1852; the couple had 7 children. He married Cherry Bethune Boyle circa 1875.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Cornelius Boyle Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
April 2021, updated October 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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