Dates: 1876

Collection Number: MS 179

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.


  • Matthews, Harriet
  • Wright, William G.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Matthews-Wright Lease Agreement, MS 179, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Mrs. Lambert Molyneaux, 9 July 1989.

Biographical/Historical Information: Harriet Matthews (1807-1882) was a widow who lived in Charlottesville. Her husband, Richard Matthews, was a silversmith. William G. Wright (1832-1885) was, according to the 1880 census, the jailer in Charlottesville. In 1876 he rented a home from Matthews.

Scope and Content: This is the 1876 rental agreement between Matthews and Wright for the home Wright rented from Matthews. It was located near George B. Young's property. The donor included a note stating that the item was given to her by the daughter of William Wright, who lived at 213 7th Street N.E., in Charlottesville.


  • Matthews, Harriet
  • Wright, William G.

Family Names:

  • Matthews family.
  • Wright family.


  • Real property
  • Rental housing--Virginia--Charlottesville

Record Types: Agreements.