Yancey Family Papers
Scope and Content
The Yancey Family Papers contains correspondence between members of the Yancey and Everett families, accounts, receipts, the will of Christopher Taliaferro, and a facsimile Confederate Ten Dollar note. The collection dates from 1808 to 1912.
The correspondence spans 1850 to 1866. The letters included in this collection are written by Dr. C. D. Everett and his wife, Mary Everett, to C. D. Everett's sister, Martha Yancey, and William Yancey, Dr. Everett's brother-in-law. Dr. Everett's letters mostly pertain to financial matters and Dr. Everett's antagonistic relationship with his father who, according to Dr. Everett, has chosen to "vilify, slander and abuse, and finally kick out of doors all of his children." After a hiatus during the American Civil War, Dr. Everett and Mary resumed correspondence in 1866 with the Martha and William Yancey.
The bank note from the Bank of Kentucky also directly relates to the Yancey Family, as it is signed by William Yancey. It is unclear how the Christopher Taliaferro will (1813) and the 1886 tax receipt for Mr. W. W. Werden are related.
- 1808-1912, n.d.
- Yancey family (Family)
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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There is a Dr. Charles D. Everett (1806-1877) and Mary K. Coleman (1831-1900) buried in the Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cismont, Virginia.
No information about William and Martha Yancey could be found.
Source: "Dr. Chas. D. Everett" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42540003/charles-denny-everett, accessed Dec. 12, 2022.
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The Yancey Family Papers contains correspondence between members of the Yancey and Everett families, accounts, receipts, the will of Christopher Taliaferro, and a facsimile Confederate Ten Dollar note. The material dates from 1808 to 1912.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Yancey Family Papers collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Yancey Family Papers 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 Yancey Family Papers was completed in October 2013.
- Yancey Family Papers, 1808-1912, n.d.
- Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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