Dates: 1925

Collection Number: MS 176

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 item.

Creators/Collectors: Rawlings, Mary, 1873-1960

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: The Albemarle of Other Days, MS 176, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of the Velora Carver Thomson estate, March 1989.

Biographical/Historical Information:

Mary Rawlings (1873-1960) was a civic leader and authority on Albemarle County history. She was an author and founding member of the Albemarle County Historical Society; in 1950, she was made honorary lifetime president of the historical society.

Miss Rawlings was the daughter of the late James Minor Rawlings, D.D., a Presbyterian minister, and Helen Carter Watson Rawlings. She was born December 14, 1873, at the home of her grandfather, Judge Egbert R. Watson, on Park Street.

She attended Miss Carrie Randolph’s “Edgehill School for Girls” while her father was chaplain at the University of Virginia 1886-88.

Scope and Content: This is a bound copy of The Albemarle of Other Days, by Mary Rawlings, 1925. Included are penciled notes and corrections throughout the text, and special typed pages inserted (but not bound) within the book. Source of editing not certain, but perhaps, Mary Rawlings.

Subjects: Albemarle County (Va.)--History

Record Types: Albums (Books).