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Robert Edmiston Inventory

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-077

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single document appraising the values of lands and enslaved persons held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia. The inventory lists an enslaved man and woman, both aged between 12 and 50 years, and an enslaved boy and girl, both aged less than 12 years. The inventory also lists a 207-acre farm and a 120-acre farm, with a description of the dwelling houses and outbuildings on each.

Dates

  • 1815

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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 / Historical

Robert Edmiston appears in the 1810 census as a resident of Washington County, Virginia. A Robert Edmiston married Mary Glenn in Washington County in 1793.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Document assessing the value of lands and enslaved persons held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Robert Edmiston Inventory was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Robert Edmiston Inventory by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

General

This item had long been identified as the Robert Edminton Inventory, but a closer inspection in 2021 revealed the name to be Edmiston.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Robert Edmiston Inventory commenced and was completed in April, 2021.

Title
Robert Edmiston Inventory 1815
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2021 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-25: 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