Biographical Information

The Paulett Family has a long history associated with business in Farmville, Virginia. Richard Singleton Paulett, born in Charlotte County in 1820, came to Farmville in 1842. He was a commission merchant, establishing a partnership with John Thackston and W.P. Elam, which later operated as R.S. Paulett and Company, Paulett and Carroll, Hilliard, Hill and Company, Warren, Paulett, and Company, and then as Paulett, Son, and Company (which he operated with his son, Richard H. Paulett, who later formed a hardware firm with Charles F. Bugg). Richard S. Paulett was also involved in the tobacco business. His tobacco company, R.S. Paulett & Son (which he operated with his son Samuel Whitfield Paulett) was one of the largest exporters of tobacco in the state, shipping primarily to England and Norway. After the death of H.E. Warren, the first President of Planters Bank, R.S. Paulett was named his successor, and remained in that position until his death in 1902. Samuel W. Paulett, who later opened Paulett Crockery Company, was a veteran of the Confederate Army, having enlisted when he was 15 years old. S.W. Paulett was also a member of the Farmville District School Board from 1886 to 1920, and was Farmville’s mayor from 1916 to 1920.

Provenance

This collection was donated to the Farmville-Prince Edward County Historical Society by Thelma Mottley in the early 2000s.

Scope and Content

This collection, which dates from 1877 to 1929, represents the business records of Richard Singleton Paulett, Paulett, Son, & Company, S.W. Paulett, R.H. Paulett, H.A. Paulett, H.C. Paulett, E.L. Paulett, and Paulett and Bugg. These records include property deeds, deeds of trust, stock certificates, contracts, and correspondence.

Size

This collection consists of .65 linear feet contained in (1) legal-sized Hollinger box.

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Submissions from 1923

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Deed, property transfer, J.M. Crute to S.W. Paulett, 1923, J. M. Crute and S. W. Paulette

Submissions from 1917

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Deed, property transfer, Elizabeth Daniel to S.W. Paulett, 1917, Elizabeth Daniel and S. W. Paulett

Submissions from 1914

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Rental agreements between R.H. Paulett and W.G. Dunnington, 1914, R. H. Paulett and W. G. Dunnington

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Rental agreements between R.H. Paulett and W.G. Dunnington, 1914, R. H. Paulett and W. G. Dunnington

Submissions from 1913

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Deed, property transfer, S.W. Paulett to J.M. Crute, 1913, S. W. Paulett and J. M. Crute

Submissions from 1909

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Rental agreements between R.H. Paulett and W.G. Dunnington, 1909, R. H. Paulett and W. G. Dunnington

Submissions from 1906

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Deed, property transfer, H.W. Barrow to S.W. Paulett, 1906, H. W. Barrow and S. W. Paulett

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Deed, property transfer, W.C. Trent to R.S. Paulett Correspondence, 1906, W. C. Trent and R S. Paulett

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Rental agreements between R.H. Paulett and W.G. Dunnington, 1906, R. H. Paulett and W. G. Dunnington

Submissions from 1901

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Paulett, Son, & Co., sharecropping contract with George L. Kyle, 1901, Paulett, Son, & Company and George L. Kyle

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Paulett, Son, & Co., sharecropping contract with Sylvester Meador, 1901, Paulett, Son, & Company and Sylvester Meador

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Sharecropping Agreement McDougald, 1901, Allen McDougald and Paulett, Son, & Company

Submissions from 1900

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Account Details Welden Trent and Wilson Trent, 1900, Welden Trent; Wilson Trent; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Deed, property transfer, Emmet Richardson to Paulett, Son, & Co., 1900, Emmett Richardson and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Deed, property transfer, W.C. Trent to R.S. Paulett, 1900, W. C. Trent and R. S. Paulett

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Deed, property transfer, W.C. Trent to R.S. Paulett, 1900 Property in Buckingham County, W. C. Trent and R. S. Paulett

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Deed, property transfer, W.C. Trent to R.S. Paulett Correspondence, W. C. Trent and R. S. Paulett

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Deed, property transfer, William Smith & R.S. Paulett to Emmett Richardson, 1900, William Smith and R. S. Paulett

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1900, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1900, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Sharecropping Agreement McDougald, 1900, Allen McDougald and Paulett, Son, & Company

Submissions from 1899

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1899, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1899, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Sons, & Company

Submissions from 1898

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Account Details Welden Trent and Wilson Trent, 1898, Welden Trent; Wilson Trent; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Deed of trust, R.S. Paulett and G.H. Richardson, 1898, R. S. Paulett and G. H. Richardson

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Deed, property transfer, Caleb Baldwin to R.S., R.H. & H.C. Paulett, 1898, Caleb Baldwin and R. S. Paulett

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Paulett, Son, & Co., sharecropping contract with Isaiah Taylor, 1898, Paulett, Son, & Company and Isaiah Taylor

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1898, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Son, & Company

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan, 1898, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Sons, & Company

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Sharecropping Agreement Welden Trent and Wilson Trent, 1898, Welden Trent; Wilson Trent; and Paulett, Son, & Company

Submissions from 1897

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Deed, property transfer, Caleb Baldwin to R.S., R.H. & H.C. Paulett, 1897, Caleb Baldwin and R. S. Paulett

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Sharecropping Agreement Welden Trent and Wilson Trent, 1897, Trent Welden; Trent Wilson; and Paulett, Son, & Company

Submissions from 1896

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Rental agreement between R.S. Paulett, J.P. Fitzgerald and Emma Stuart, 1896, R. S, Paulett; J. P. Fitzgerald; and Emma Stuart

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Sharecropping Agreement Booker, Vaughan 1896, Letcher Booker; Thomas Vaughan; and Paulett, Son, & Company

Submissions from 1895

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Agreement between J.B. Wall and R.S. Paulett, 1895, J. B. Wall and R. S. Paulett

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Rental agreement between R.S. Paulett and H.C. Campbell, 1895, R. S. Paulett and H. C. Campbell

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Rental agreement between R.S. Paulett, J.P. Fitzgerald and Emma Stuart, 1895, R. S. Paulett, J. P. Fitzgerald, and Emma Stuart

Submissions from 1894

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Deed of trust, R.S. Paulett and R.M. Flippen, 1894, R. S. Paulett and R. M. Flippen

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Deed, property transfer, H.E. Wall to R.S. Paulett, 1894, H. E. Wall and R. S. Paulett

Submissions from 1889

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Deed, property transfer, H.E. Wall to H.E. Barrow, 1889, H. E. Wall and H. E. Barrow

Submissions from 1888

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Deed, property transfer, S.W. Paulett to Farmville and Powhatan Railroad, 1888, S. W. Paulett and Farmville and Powhatan Railroad

Submissions from 1887

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Deed, property transfer, John W. White to Samuel W. Paulett, 1887, John W. White and S. W. Paulett

Submissions from 1886

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Purchase of house and lot (part of lot #113) by S.W. Paulett and H.C. Paulett, 1886, S. W. Paulett and H. C. Paulett

Submissions from 1883

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Deed, property transfer, B.S. Hooper and wife to H.E. Wall, 1883, B. S. Hooper and H. E. Wall

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Deed, property transfer, J.C. Birdsong to S.W. Paulett, 1883, J. C. Birdsong and S. W. Paulett

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Receipt J.C. Birdsong to S.W. Paulett, 1883, J. C. Birdsong and S. W. Paulett

Submissions from 1879

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Deed of trust, R.S. and S.W. Paulett and Prince Edward Building Fund, R. S. Paulett and S. W. Paulett

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Deed of trust, R.S. and S.W. Paulett and Prince Edward Building Fund, R. S. Paulett and S. W. Paulett

Submissions from 1870

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Deed, property transfer, M.J. McGlasson to James T. Gray and Richard S. Paulett, 1870, M. J. McGlasson, James T. Gray, and R. S. Paulett