Barnard-Talcott Hollerith Family Papers
Collection Scope and Content
The collection contains account books and notes that belonged to the Barnard-Talcott family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England the the United States. Materials date from 1790 to 1858.
The collection also includes tapes and transcripts of oral histories conducted with Virginia and Nann Hollerith in 1981. These capture their recollections of eight decades of life in Washington, D.C.
- Creation: 1790-1981
- Barnard-Talcott Hollerith family (Family)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Patrons wishing to quote information from the oral history contained in Series 4 must obtain permission from the interviewees.
Historical or Biographical Note
The Barnard-Talcott family originated in America about 1820, when Robert Barnard (1786-1852) arrived from England and settled in Washington, D.C. He built a home in Georgetown Heights he named Normanstone after the school he had attended in England. His granddaughter, Lucia Beverly Talcott, was married in 1890 to Herman Hollerith, engineer and inventor of the punch card system. Talcott and Hollerith's daughters, Virginia and Nan, gathered this collection of family material.
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Language of Materials
Collection contains account books and notes that belonged to the Barnard-Talcott family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England the the United States. Materials date from 1790 to 1858. The collection also includes tapes and transcripts of oral histories conducted with Virginia and Nan Hollerith in 1981.
Organized into four series: Account books, Research notes, Miscellaneous, and Oral history.
Virginia and Ann Hollerith, whose great-grandfather Robert Barnard immigrated to the United States around 1820, donated these items to The George Washington University in February 1976 along with 237 printed volumes.
- Guide to the Barnard-Talcott Hollerith Family Papers, 1790-1858
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English