Collection Number: MS 24
Extent: 2 folders
Access Restrictions: Photocopying Prohibited
Biographical/Historical Information: Robert Poore Valentine (1852-1928), born in Charlottesville, Va., was the son of Thomas J. Valentine and Virginia Green Poore., a local merchant and banker. Valentine ran a coal company and then spread out into a variety of activities, including a new street railway company and an electric light company. Valentine was also the President of the Woolen Mills Company. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church and involved in the Young Men's Christian Association, serving as President of the association for two years.
Ida Valentine (1880-1960) was the daughter of Robert P. Valentine and Ida Payne (1851-1912). She lived her entire life in Charlottesville, Va.
Scope and Content:
MS 24: Scrapbook (1895-1901) of Ida Valentine, daughter of R.P. Valentine of Charlottesville. The scrapbook contains letters and souvenirs including commencement programs for the University of Virginia, Richmond College, Locust Dale Military Academy, Pantops Academy, and Albemarle College for Young Ladies; also a program for a concert at the Levy Opera House in Charlottesville, Va., on 16 February 1900; the Jefferson Literary Society, 1899, and the Christ Episcopal Church Baptist Institute. Scrapbook is approximately 6 x 9.
MS 24a: RP Valentine Miscellaneous Correspondence: 30 items (incl. 6 photographs which have been removed to the photograph collection)
a. Letter, 1 pg, Elizabeth Valentine Garnett to the Albemarle County Historical Society, 19 May 1984 about donation of items.
1. Photocopy of manuscript notes of the sale of enslaved man Henry, 23 December 1850 for $700; Henry Timberlake to T.J. Valentine; Valentine gave his bond to Timberlake to cover the sale.
2. Letter, 1 pg, John B. Minor to R.P. Valentine, 10 January 1890.
3. Letter, 1 pg, unknown to Brother Valentine, 28 October (no year), requesting assistance in the procurement of 2000 bricks. Written on Office of Christian Advocate, Crozet, Va. letterhead.
4. Letter, 1 pg, A.P. Hayne to Uncle Valentine, 13 January 1980. Written on Miller Manual Labor School letterhead.
5. Unknown to R.P. Valentine, 19 June 1890. Notice of his election as President [of unknown entity].
6. Manuscript receipt payment of $8.50 by R.P. Valentine to J.R. Calvin, Dentist, for filings for Ada and Bessie Valentine, 25 January 1901.
7. Letter, 1 pg., Percy Clark to Mr. Valentine, 29 August 1890, mentioning article about Charlottesville in the Washington Post.
8. Letter, 1 pg, John B. ? to R.P. Valentine, 2 September 1890. Written on “Pastor’s Study, Baptist Parsonage, Charlottesville, Va.” letterhead.
9. A.A. Little to R.P. Valentine, 13 October 1890, about meeting at church.
10. Letter from Miss Tosquinia L. Van to R.P. Valentine, 17 January 1898, discussing Van family genealogy. Mentions John Can of Charleston, Sc., and the Van family from Denmark.
11. Wedding announcement of Lena Moses to Louis Voight, Jr., 4 November 1890.
12. Receipt for purchase of 1 share in the Albemarle Fair and Racing Association. 9 January 1891.
13. Insurance policy form. Blank.
14. Programme for the 40th Anniversary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society held 24-26 July 1899 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
15. Manuscript note written by R.P. Valentine, 24 June 1897, about itmes found in the cornerstone on an old church.
16. Wedding announcement of Dr. and Mrs. John Randolph Page for their daughter Ada sereven to Alvin Kenner Foot.
17. Receipt of payment of $2.10 by R.P. Valentine to [?] & Woodward, 1 October 1901.
18. Letter, 2 pg., Cora Tilman to Mr. Valentine, 3 January 1902, requesting assistance to secure a position at the Miller School for Charlie Pettus.
19. J.E. Williams to unknown, 18 July 1902, announcement of candidacy for sheriff and requesting support. Written on letterhead of H.W. Jackson & Co.
20. J.E. Williams to Jim, n.d. Written on letterhead of H.W. Jackson & Co.
21. Hugh Nelson to unknown, n.d., giving limited power of attorney to R.P. Valentine in meetings of the Charlottesville Woolen Mills. Written on City Drug Store, W.S. Parkinson & Co., corner of Main and Church Street, Charlottesville letterhead.
23. Home Mission Messenger newspaper, May 1917, with photo of R.P. Valentine, Treasurer of the Presbyterian Home Missions.
24. 2 yellow cards, YMCA and Charlottesville Church directory.
25. Brown 4×6 notebook with notes concerning the R.P. Valentine’s coal business, 1884-1887.
26. List of photographs moved to the photograph collection.
The Papers of Robert Poore Valentine are available at the University of Virginia, MSS 3641