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Sullivan Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1956-001

Scope and Contents

The Sullivan Family Papers (1800-1957) comprises tax books and receipts, personal letters, brochures, souvenirs, photographs, tax books and ledgers. The tax books and receipts series contains large ledger size sheets, tax receipts and tickets for Montgomery County. The personal correspondence series includes letters and postcards addressed to Miss Lake V. Sullivan from various family members and friends. The brochures, souvenirs and photographs series contains many miscellaneous materials relating to the Sullivan family. The ledgers and tax books series has a book of tax tickets for the Blacksburg tax district; A.O. Sullivan's Pay-master ledger book for the Constitutional Convention; C.W. Sullivan's Bank Book for the Farmers National Bank in Salem, Virginia and the Montgomery Savings Bank; A.O. Sullivan's Pay-roll book for the Virginia House of Delegates; and Lorentz and Sullivan's mill ledger books for Blacksburg, Virginia district taxes.


  • 1800 - 1957


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Biographical Note

Members of the Sullivan family include T.E. Sullivan, a licensed attorney; C.W. Sullivan, treasurer of Montgomery County; A.O. Sullivan, paymaster to the Virginia House of Delegates; Reverend J.O. Sullivan, the president of the Stonewall Jackson Institute in Abingdon, Virginia; Miss Lake V. Sullivan, a teacher at the Stonewall Jackson Institute and principal of Stuart Female College; and Mary Maude Sullivan.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


This collection contains 19th century tax records and personal correspondence of the Sullivan family of Christiansburg, Virginia.

Description of Series

TAX TICKETS AND RECEIPTS, 1800-1902 (Box 1, Folder 1-6)

This series comprises various tax receipts and tax tickets from Montgomery County and the state of Virginia. The tickets are arranged by the type of ticket and then chronologically.

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1883-1889 (Box 1, Folder 7)

This set of the series contains the personal correspondence of Miss Lake V. Sullivan which is arranged chronologically.


This series is composed of various brochures, souvenirs and photographs, and is not arranged.

LEDGERS AND TAX BOOKS, 1882-1902 (Box 2)

This series includes tax books and ledgers and is not arranged.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Virginia Tech in April 1956.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sullivan Family Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Sullivan Family Papers was completed in 2002.

Sullivan Family Papers, 1800-1957
Colleen Major
2004 (CC0 1.0)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US