Dates: 1779-1959

Collection Number: MS 283

Physical Location: Archive Room Shelves

Extent: 1 folder.


  • Barksdale, Lena.
  • Fry, Henry.
  • Fry, Wesley.
  • Barksdale, James S.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Barksdale-Fry Family Papers, MS 283, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Hollis Fry McLemore, February 1994.

Biographical/Historical Information:

This collection chiefly concerns the Barksdale and Fry families of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Henry Fry (1738-1823) was the son of Col. Joshua Fry, who, along with Peter Jefferson, mapped Virginia. Henry Fry married Susan Walker. Their son, also Henry Fry (1773-1815) married Mildred Maury. The Frys intermarried with the Barksdale family.

Scope and Content: The papers consist of correspondence and receipts. Included is a contract from H.C. Michie for "Meadow Brook," 21 May 1877.

Arrangement: 3 folders. The primary folder is family correspondence and receipts. Folder A is a photocopy of the Fry family bible. Folder B is a photocopy of the Barksdale family bible. Both bibles were deposited at the Library of Virginia.


  • Fry, Henry.
  • Fry, Wesley.
  • Barksdale, James S.

Family Names:

  • Barksdale family.
  • Fry family.

Record Types:

  • Correspondence.
  • Bible records.