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Anne Judkins Hager Papers

Identifier: Ms-1995-008

Scope and Contents

The materials in the Anne Hager Papers consist of book manuscripts and unpublished essays, newspaper clippings, land deeds, correspondence, receipts, notes, and copies of wills. Also included are books belonging to the Preston family which include a family Bible, a children's poetry book, and many others. Of particular interest is an 1832 receipt to General Francis Preston (1765-1835) for a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post, writings by Elizabeth Preston Gray about the history of her family, the 1981 nomination of the Aspenvale Cemetary in Smyth County to the National Register of Historic Places, and copies of Mary Preston Gray's book manuscript, The Family Tree (about the various family lines).


  • 1828-1990, n.d.


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: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

The Anne Judkins Hager papers consist of genealogy information primarily about the Preston family (the Abingdon, Virginia branch in particular) but also about many families that intermarried with the Preston line, collected primarily by Hager, her mother Anne Gray Judkins, her aunt Mary Preston Gray, and Gray's mother Elizabeth Cummings Preston Gray (1868-1956). The collection also includes historical information about Southwest Virginia (particulary those places associated with the Preston family), Abingdon, and Seven Mile Ford (the Preston family home near Marion, Virginia).


2.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)


The collection is arranged according to date.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Hager, Anne Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

A Guide to the Anne Hager Papers 1828-1990, n.d.
Clayton McGahee
2002 (CC0 1.0)
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Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-23: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US