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Lillard genealogical collection

Identifier: MS 2546


This collection contains the genealogical research of Jacques Ephraim Stout Lillard (1894-1965) on the Bourne, Lillard, Perry, Prather, and Stout families.


  • 1902-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

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5.1 Linear Feet (12 boxes; 2 oversize folders)

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The Lillard Genealogical Collection is divided into six series: Family Files, General Correspondence, Subject Files, Writings, Notebooks, and Index Cards.

The Family Files contain notes, charts and correspondence on individual families. Those families with not enough data to warrant a separate folder have been placed in a general folder at the beginning of each alphabetical section. There are two folders in the oversize file containing charts for the Lillard, Bourne, Perry, Stout, and McQuiddy families. Boxes 1-7.

The general correspondence, arranged by decade, is mostly incoming letters from Jacques Ephraim Stout Lillard's family and fellow genealogists. Subjects include some family news but the main theme is genealogy. The information in these letters was so diversified that it was impossible to place them in any one folder in the Family Files series. One letter dated 16 May 1961 gives a description of the actor, Gary Cooper, by a former next door neighbor, John A. Sherman. Box 7.

The Subject Files chiefly contain Lillard's compilation of vital statistic records for several counties in Virginia and Kentucky and his notes from various genealogical reference sources (filed under miscellaneous) along with a few writings by other people. Box 8.

The Writings series contains typescripts of works written by Lillard. Boxes 9-10.

The Notebooks and Index Cards series contain more genealogical notes on various families and vital records. Boxes 11-12.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Garey Stark in March 1980.

Separated Materials

Photographs were separated to form the collection:

PP 0081, Lillard photograph collection, 1938-1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and notes pertaining to the genealogy of the Bourne, Lillard, Perry, Prather, and Stout families and related branches. It also includes typescripts for the book "Lillard: A Family of Colonial Virginia" written by Jacques Ephraim Stout Lillard as well as his poems and short stories.

Guide to the Lillard genealogical collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-02: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States