Guide to the Ramsay Family Papers
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0088
Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Ramsay, William, 1716-1785 (minister)
Dates:
1749-1924; 1957
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cubic feet
9 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Original and photocopied correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, legal documents, insurance policies, account book, genealogical notes, wills, lottery tickets, and currency, documenting the activities of the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia and related families.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged topically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William Ramsay (1716-1785), a Scottish Presbyterian minister, played a major role in the establishment of Alexandria, Virginia and later served as its mayor. His son, Dennis, also served as mayor and as a colonel in the Continental Army. Other descendants remained active in local affairs.

Administration
Alternate Form Available
Microfilm copy of the account book available on microfilm in National Museum of American History Library. See #935n (2 reels).
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay,1962, April 30.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ramsay Family Papers, 1749-1924, 1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Domestic Life (now the Division of Home and Community Life) on February 3, 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Clippings -- newspaper -- Virginia Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genealogical tables -- Virginia Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books -- 18th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records -- 18th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 18th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Family papers -- 18th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wills -- Virginia Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- Virginia Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obituaries Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tickets -- Lottery Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexandria (Va.) -- 18th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts -- 18th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clergy -- 18th century -- Virginia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Virginia -- 18th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic relations -- 18th century -- Virginia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
City and town life -- 18th century -- Virginia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insurance policies -- Virginia Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Community life -- 18th century -- Virginia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dalton, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dinwiddie, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartleman, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carlyle, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexandria Dyeing and Cloth Dressing Establishment Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexandria Turnpike Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry, Patrick, Jr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irving, Washington Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilpin, Thomas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilpin, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frazier, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilpin, G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairfax, George William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fauquier, F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stoddert, Benjamin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington National Monument Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wythe, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramsay family -- 18th century -- Virginia Family Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCarty, Dennis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramsay, Betty ("Betsy") Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramsay, Anthony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lee, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCarthy, Daniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Madison, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sanford, Capt. Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rumsey, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snicker's Gap Turnpike Co Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramsay, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramsay, Dennis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roberts, M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu