Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers

Summary

Creator: Boyce, Truxton W., 1919-2007
Date(s): 1792-1999
Bulk Dates: 1850s-1980s
Call Number: MSS 0583
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers contains twenty-six three-ring notebooks and nine folders of genealogical research notes, family photographs, correspondence, and other ephemera related to nineteenth- and twentieth-century generations of Boyce's family lines from Delaware and Virginia. Boyce's research includes the Boyce, Justis, Morrow, Shreve, Wright, Brownley, Lawrence, Sebree, Adams, and Tuley families, as well as the family lines of his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce (including the Jolls, McColgan, Colge, Wise, Lutz, and Lorenz families). In addition to the genealogical focus of the collection, nine autobiographical scrapbooks document the family life of Truxton W. Boyce and his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce, who began their married life in 1942 in Newark, Delaware.
Physical Description: 7.6 linear feet (10 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Doris Jolls Boyce and Bunny Boyce Meyer, 2008
A Note about Preservation and Handling: Processed and encoded by Lora J. Davis with preservation assistance provided by Jillian Kuzma, May-December 2008. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Processing Information: The original notebooks and scrapbooks compiled by Truxton Boyce are preserved in this collection. Selected rehousing for fragile documents and photographs was provided in processing. A few oversize items were removed for protection. Though the notebooks and scrapbooks still present housing challenges, the format represents Boyce's research and original context for the collected information. Researchers are advised to handle the notebooks with care. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard