Carter Braxton Letters,
Scope and Contents
The collection contains copies of four letters written by Carter Braxton from Chericoke in King William County, Virginia to Dr. C.C. Cocke of Fluvanna County, Virginia. The letters mention estates, debts, and the McCormick Reaper.
- 1842 - 1843
- Braxton, Carter (Author, Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
It is possible that Carter Braxton, the author of the letters, is a descendent of Carter Braxton, who signed the Declaration of Independence. The letter was written from Chericoke, which is the plantation built by Carter Braxton and remains in the family today.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains copies of four letters written by Carter Braxton from Chericoke in King William County, Virginia to Dr. C.C. Cocke of Fluvanna County, Virginia.
Materials in this collection are arranged in chronological order.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1966.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Carter Braxton Letters by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Carter Braxton Letters was completed prior to February 2011. Additional description was completed in February 2011.
- A Guide to the Carter Braxton Letters, 1842-1843
- Stephanie Wenger
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-07-27: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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