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Southwest Virginia Counties Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2000-092

Scope and Contents

The collection includes letters from various members of the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties. In addition to correspondence, the collection also contains deeds, promissory notes, invoices for goods and services, toll bridge fee receipt, a child's watercolor, 13 pen and ink drawings of weaver's coverlet designs with titles of designs included. The collection also contains five bound leather volumes including accounts and recipes. Materials in the collection date 1835-1878.

Transcripts of some items available. These transcripts were provided when the materials were acquired and were not created by Special Collections and University Archives.

Dates

  • 1835 - 1878

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.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The collection includes correspondence, manuscript memoranda and recipe books, and family papers from the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties. Materials in this collection date from 1835-1878.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2000.

Alternate Form Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Related Archival Materials

Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence, 1863, Ms2012-080. Finding aid available online.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection 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 Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was completed in August 2001 by Gail McMillan and Jane Wills. Additional description was completed in 2010 and 2022.

Title
A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
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

  • 2020-10-01: 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