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Whitton Collection (MS027)

Identifier: MS027
This collection contains printed matter such as brochures of George Washington's birthday, the Washington Board of Trade, the Suburban Spectator and others. Additionally, there are limited correspondence, reports of the Historic Alexandria Foundation, annual reports of the Alexandria Library, several booklets, photographs, and postcards.


  • 1843-1989


.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Robert Whitton, a native of Alexandria, was involved in many organizations in the city. After graduating from the American Institute of Banking and the Rutgers Graduate School of Banking, he went to work for the First National Bank of Alexandria in 1922. In 1949, he opened the Alexandria branch of the Johnston, Lemon, and Co., a stock brokerage firm, retiring in 1979 as senior Vice President. As a Rotarian, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow and the Rotarian of the Year in 1985. He also helped found clubs in Mount Vernon, Annandale, Springfield, Purcellville, and elsewhere. He was a director of local chapters of the Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries, the United Negro College Fund, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews, served on the board of the Alexandria Library, and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He died on April 17, 1986.
Whitton Collection Finding Aid
Barbara Winters, 2009. Reprocessed and updated by Gregory Pierce, 2019.
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Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States