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Carter Braxton Letters,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1966-001

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.

Dates

  • 1842 - 1843

Creator

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 (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Carter Braxton Letters was completed prior to February 2011. Additional description was completed in February 2011.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Carter Braxton Letters, 1842-1843
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Wenger
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-27: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308