Dates: 1976

Collection Number: MS 54

Extent: 1 folder; 2 items.

Biographical/Historical Information: Dr. Socrates Maupin (1808-1871) was born in Albemarle County, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia in 1828. He became a professor of chemistry and was one of the founders of Hampton Sydney College. He returned to the University of Virginia in 1853 as Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacy. He also was elected Chairman of the Faculty, a position he held until 1868, and steered the University through the difficult years of war and reconstruction. He was killed in a carriage accident in Lynchburg, Va., and buried in the University of Virginia cemetery.

Scope and Content: This is an extract from A Maupin Genealogy, 1367-1958 by Dr. Socrates Maupin, 31p. A separate name index prepared by Lizabeth Wilson, circa 1977, and typed by Minna Mackay in 1979 in included. The origial work is thought to be deposited with the Huguenot Society.


Maupin was the first historian of the Maupin family and his research notes are valuable as he had access to records later destroyed during the Civil War.

Related Collection:

The University of Virginia holds the Papers of Socrates Maupin [MSS 4215], among other letters and papers of Maupin.

Genealogical Data on the Maupin Family and Others [MSS 6069] is also at the University of Virginia.