Dates: 1970s. 

Collection Number: MS 8 

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 8 folders.

Creators/Collectors: Phillips, Claire Monroe.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:  Claire Monroe Phillips Research Papers, MS 8, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va. 

Acquisition Information: Gift of Claire Monroe Phillips, 1976 May 26.

Biographical/Historical Information: Claire Monroe Phillips was a local genealogist.

Scope and Content: This is a collection of research papers that Phillips compiled on various families she was hired to research.


This collection is divided into 8 folders.

MS 8a: Howard Family Bible: 1 item; photostatic copy of 2 page Howard Family Bible Record, 1725-1856 that traces the family of Thomas Howard of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MS 8b: Bowen Family: Genealogical data primarily concerned with families in England, New England, North Carolina, and Georgia. Includes the family surnames of Bulkeley (England and New England), James (New England), Harris (New Jersey and North Carolina); Grosvenor (England); Overton (England); Irby (England); and Woods (Georgia). (79 leaves; typescripts; photostats; and photocopies of official records and publications; photograph; map)

MS 8c: Monroe Family: Genealogical data on the Monroe family, the Gordy family (Georgia), Pope family (Virginia), and Scott family (Georgia). (10 leaves; ALS; photocopies, map)

MS 8d: Wilhoit Family: Genealogical data and historical notes about the Wilhoit (Wilhite) family in Albemarle County, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. (110 leaves; ALS; genealogical charts, typescripts, reprints, hand written research notes, photocopies of clippings, photograph, maps). Includes information about the Wilhoit farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, photocopies of photographs of the Wilhoit farm, and a list of burials at the Wilhoit cemetery.

MS 8e: Mullins Family: Correspondence between Mrs. Phillips and a J.A. Mullins of Lubbock, Texas for whom she was researching the Mullins family in central Virginia, looking specifically for a Valentine Mullins and his brothers in the 1700s. Mrs. L.R. Hoffman of Longview, Texas is also a correspondent. Correspondence dates 29 February 1972-10 March 1975. Also included are some documents containing Mullins entries and a notepad containing handwritten notes made by Mrs. Phillips during her research. This collection is divided into two parts: MS 8e.1 is the correspondence (53 leaves); MS 8e.2 is the handwritten notepad and photocopies of records found during research (26 leaves).

MS 8f: Warwick Family: Collection consists of two documents: (1) “Memoirs of Linwood H. Warwick” (photocopy of typescript, 10 pages, 1 February 1974) and (2) “Memoirs of Linwood H. Warwick, Part II (photocopy of typescript, 8 pages, 25 February 1974).

Linwood H. Warwick (b. 14 June 1887, Charlottesville) was the daughter of Martha (Mattie) Rebecca Mann, daughter of Capt. Auburn Mann and Virginia Lightfoot Wheeler, and John Hughes Warwick, son of Abraham Buford Warwick and Margaret Rives Jones.

MS 8g: Land Owners of St. George’s Parish, Georgia: Manuscript by William H. Dumont listing owners alphabetically and providing brief notes from the various records sources available and listed in the introduction. (Photocopy, 40 pages, 20 leaves)

MS 8h: Thompson Family: Consists primarily of correspondence between Ms. Phillips and Mrs. Rebecca H. Good of Front Royal, Virginia, in an effort to learn as much as possible about the Thompson family of Albemarle and Louisa County, Virginia for a client. Also contains reprints of a few articles relating to the family. Frequently mentioned names are those of Waddy Thompson, Robert Thompson, and J. Taylor Thompson. The Lewis family is also mentioned. Included is some data on George Rogers Clark, as a William Thompson and a James Thompson were allotted land in what is now Indiana for service with Clark in the war. (14 items; typescript copies of correspondence; 2 TLC; photocopies of extracts from various sources)

Persons: Phillips, Claire Monroe.

Family Names:

  • Howard family.
  • Bowen family.
  • Monroe family.
  • Wilhoit family.
  • Mullins family.
  • Warwick family.
  • Thompson family.


  • Bible records
  • Genealogy

Record Types:

  • Correspondence.
  • Field notes.