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Margaret M. and Arthur J. Mourot Personal Papers (SC-13)

Identifier: SC-13

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, photographs, prints, receipts, postcards, clippings, and brochures related to the purchase and exhibition of the Mourot's Meissen porcelain collection. The correspondence included in the collection is primarily between R.H. Wark and Dr. Mourot, whom Wark addresses as "Bud". Also included are letters between the Mourots and various dealers in England, Scotland, and Germany.


  • Creation: 1947-1998

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.

Biographical Note

Margaret M. Mourot (1908-2003) was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and later taught at the Lee School in Alexandria. She and her husband, Dr. Arthur J. Mourot (1904-1998), became historic preservationists and art collectors, preserving several properties in Old Town Alexandria. In 1962 they received an architectural award from the Alexandria Association for their work in restoring their home at 211 S. Asaph Street.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes; 11 folders)

Language of Materials



The collection includes photographs, articles, and correspondence related to the collection and subsequent donation of 18th century Meissen porcelain by Margaret M. and Arthur J. and Margaret Mourot.


The collection is organized into one series and the correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Series 1
Collection Files, 1947-1998, undated

Custodial History

The collection was donated by Anne Paul in July 2010. Paul was the co-executor of Margaret Mourot’s estate.

Processing Information

The collection were removed from 3-ring binders and non-archival protective sleeves and placed into folders.

Finding Aids to Special Collections in the VMFA Archives | Margaret M. and Arthur J. Mourot Personal Papers
Special Collection 13 (SC-13)
Kevin Williams, Archives Intern; Finding aid encoded by Sylvio Lynch III, Archives Intern (2020)
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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States