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Owen-Fitzgerald Scrapbook and Autograph Book

Collection ID: MG 88

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and an autograph book which was kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. Alexander H. Fitzgerald. Most of the newspapers clippings in the scrapbook deal with various religious themes.


  • circa 1865-1953
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2007



0.5 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Biographical or Historical Information

Agnes Exilia Owen was born in 1865. She married Alexander H. Fitzgerald, a high school principal in December of 1886 at Manchester Central Methodist Church in Richmond Virginia. They had a daughter named Emily who was born in 1890. According to the 1940 United States Census, Exilia lived with her daughter and her family on 44th Street in Richmond. Mrs. Fitzgerald, passed away in February 1953. She is buried along side her husband Alexander who passed away in 1913, in Maury Cemetary in Richmond. Sources: "Christmas Wedding Bells." Daily Times (Richmond, Va.). Chronicling America-Library of Congress. Emily Fitzgerald Gregory (1890-1974). Find A Grave. Exila O. Fitzgerald (1865-1953). Find A Grave. 1940 Census. Ancestery. com.

Note written by Kathleen Smith

Language of Materials



A scrapbook of clippings of newspaper clippings with religious themes and an autograph book, both kept by Exilia Owen (Mrs. Alexander H. Fitzgerald).

Source of Acquisition

Unknown provenance

Method of Acquisition

Gift. Accession #A2007-02

A Guide to the Owen-Fitzgerald Scrapbook and Autograph Book
Kathleen Smith
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU Community Collections Repository

3000 Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529 US