Dates: 2019

Collection Number: MS 705

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 4 items.

Creators/Collectors: Burch, Robert

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Memories of Robert Burch, MS 705, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Lynn Coffey, November 2023.

Biographical/Historical Information: Robert Burch (1936-2020) was born in Charlottesville, Va. to John Robert Burch and Virginia Foster Mawyer. He graduated the Miller School. He attended the University of Virginia but left to join the U.S. Navy in 1956. After his discharge he studied at Florida State University. He had a career as an investigator for federal agencies.

Scope and Content: This is a collection of two short essays written by Robert Burch about Pugh's Store in Midway and the Midway School. Also included are two photographs of the Midway School.


This is a digital collection.

File 1: Pugh’s Store

File 2: Midway School

Photograph 1: Midway School

Photograph 2: Midway School


  • Burch, Robert.
  • Mawyer, Betty Burch.
  • Foster, Vada Coiner.

Family Names:

  • Alexander family.
  • Barnett family.
  • Black family.
  • Burch family.
  • Burton family.
  • Carter family.
  • Craig family.
  • Dollins family.
  • Foster family.
  • Green family.
  • Grinstead family.
  • Houchins family.
  • Hurt family.
  • Jones family.
  • Key family.
  • Kirby family.
  • Morse family.
  • Parr family.
  • Pugh family.
  • Shaver family.
  • Sims family.
  • Sisson family.
  • Sutherland family.
  • Tate family.
  • Wheeler family.
  • Wray family.
  • Wyant family.


  • Pugh's Store (Albemarle County, Va.)
  • Midway School (Albemarle County, Va.)
  • Midway School (Albemarle County, Va.)--Photographs
  • Albemarle County (Va.)--History

Record Types:

  • Memoirs.
  • Photographs.

Notes: African American families mentioned: Carter, Green, Jones, Key, Sims.