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Anne H. Price Yates Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-087

Scope and Contents

The Anne H. Price Yates Papers consist of materials gathered by Yates and her father, William Conway Price, while researching the Price, Harless and related families preparatory to compiling the book Increase in Prices: Some Descendents of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th Century Germany. The collection contains numerous letters received by Yates and Price from extended family members, librarians and historians, as well as a few pieces of outgoing correspondence and letters between third parties. Attached to many of the incoming letters are genealogical charts, photocopies of genealogical records and memories of family members. The collection also contains a set of family group records, providing detailed genealogical information on various members of the Harless family and miscellaneous charts received by Yates and Conway from various sources. (Some of these notes and charts seem to have originated from Harvey Lee Price, Yates' grandfather and also a genealogist.) A compilation of genealogical printed materials, notes and documents--comprised of such materials as cemetery, land, marriage, Bible and military records, newspaper clippings, transcribed documents, and personal notes--completes the collection.

Dates

  • 1975 - 1985

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 Note

Anne Hayden Price Yates, Price family historian, was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1939, to William Conway Price (born 1906) and Eleanor Franklin Hayden (1908-1973). She married James Stanley Savage and had one daughter, Eleanor. She later married Patrick Audley Yates, with whom she had a son, Adam.

Yates received her education in the American School in Manila, Philippines and earned an associate of arts degree from Florida State University. She later attended the University of Florida. In addition to being the author of Increase in Prices: Some descendants of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th century Germany, Yates also compiled and edited The Brothers Conway of Madison County, Virginia: autobiographies of Catlett Conway and William Buchanan Conway.

Source:

Yates, Anne Hayden and W. Conway Price, comp., Increase in Prices: Some descendants of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th century Germany. Ridgecrest, CA: A.H. Yates, c1985. (CS71.P946 1985 Spec/Genealogy)

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The collection includes correspondence, charts, notes and source material relating to the genealogy of the Price, Harless and related families and compiled by Anne H. Price Yates and her father, William Conway Price, while writing the book Increase in Prices: Some Descendents of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th Century Germany.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type in the following categories: correspondence, Harless family group records, charts, printed materials, and documents and notes. The incoming correspondence and genealogical charts are organized alphabetically while outgoing correspondence has been organized chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Anne H. Price Yates Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1989 and 2005.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Anne H. Price Yates Price Papers 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 Anne H. Price Yates Papers commenced and was compleeted in 2003. Additional materials, donated in 2005 and comprised largely of correspondence to William Conway Price, were incorporated into the collection in 2009.

Title
A Guide to the Anne H. Price Yates Papers 1975-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Rosana Magoia
Date
2003 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-02: 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