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Cornelius Boyle papers

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.

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.


Arranged alphabetically by format.

1.05 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Michael Vinson
Boyle, Cornelius, 1817-1878
Language of Materials