Dates: 1890, 1906-1934, 1948, 1959

Collection Number: MS 23, -a, -b

Extent: 3 folders

Access Restrictions: Researchers are to use the photocopy of MS 23a (Scrapbook).

Biographical/Historical Information:  Reverend Frederick W. Neve (1855-1948) established Episcopal mission churches in Albemarle County's isolated Ragged Mountians. The mission churches expanded to include the isolated communities of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Archdeaconry of the Blue Ridge came to encompass the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah.

Scope and Content: Collection contains three items:


MS 23: Scrapbook of the Church of the Good Sheperd, Neve Hall. The scrapbook covers the years 1906-1934 and includes news clippings and photographs; also separate envelopes with additional photographs. It covers the Blue Ridge Diocese of Virginia (Albemarle, Greene, Madison, and Page Counties) and McIlhany Parish whose churches were St. Andrews, Gibson Hollow, Good Shepherd, Hickory Hill, and Grace Church, Red Hill. Researchers are to use the photocopy of the scrapbook.

MS 23a: Documents relating to Mildred Nelson Page. 4 items. Includes two letters: Anne Page Brydon to Mrs. Ruth Maverick, 16 June 1976, discussing her great-aunt Mildred Nelson Page and her work with the Ragged Mountain Missions. The second is a photocopy of a typed letter from Mildred Nelson Page to Reverend William S. Langford, 4 March 1890, applying for the work of a foreign missionary in Japan. Includes a short typed biography of Mildred Nelson Page, written in 1948 and a photocopy of a typed transcription of Mildred Page’s obituary from 1959.

MS 23b: History of the Good Shepherd Church. A two-page history of the church, author unknown.

Related Collections:

The University of Virginia Special Collections has three collections of Frederick Neve’s personal papers (MSS 9115, MSS 9970, -a-b, and MSS 10505).