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Memoir of the Bolling Family

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Memoir of the Bolling Family

  • Edition by Thomas H. Wynne (1820-1875) of a manuscript written in 1764 in French by Robert Bolling (1738-1775), translated in 1803 by John Robertson (1787-1873), with some interlined annotations by John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833).
  • Published Richmond, VA, 1868
  • Citation Example:
<span id="Bolling"></span>Bolling, Robert (1764). ''[[Space:Memoir of the Bolling Family|Memoir of the Bolling Family]]'', ed. Thomas H. Wynne (1868).
  • Footnote Examples:
<ref>[[#Bolling|Bolling]] (1764). p. [https://archive.org/stream/memoirofportiono00inboll#page/23/ 23]</ref> (when citing the MS)
<ref>[[#Bolling|Wynne]] (1868). p. [https://archive.org/stream/memoirofportiono00inboll#page/72/ 72]</ref> (when citing Wynne's editorial)

Ostensibly, at least, this book consists of a printed edition of an old manuscript, with extensive annotations and additions by the editor. These endnotes and appendices account for most of the book.

The core MS is thus a book within a book, occupying only pages 1-12, including its own title page. This could make for very long-winded repetitive pedantic citations, along the lines of

  • Bolling, Robert (1764). "Memoirs of the Bolling Family", trans. John Robertson (1803), in A Memoir of a Portion of the Bolling Family in England and Virginia, ed. Thomas H. Wynne (1868), p. 12.

The above examples are a suggested compromise.

The publication date of 1868 is taken from the main title page, notwithstanding that Wynne's preface is dated 1869.

Available online at these locations


Hof, Fred. Robert Bolling's "Memoirs of the Bolling Family", posted 30 Mar 2002 in "Bolling" on genealogy.com.


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