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George W. Walker Family Papers,

Identifier: Ms-2011-061

Scope and Content

This collection contains a photocopy of a letter from J. Ernest Walker to his father, Professor George W. Walker regarding his experiences in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, as well as a copy of a newspaper clipping about J. Ernest Walker's real estate business. The collection also includes a photocopy of an image of Col. John E. Walker and photograph and obituary of George W. Walker.


  • 1906-1910, 1934, n.d.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the George W. Walker Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

George W. Walker was born in Virginia in 1843. In 1872, he married Emma Wysor. They had at least eleven children. He taught for 23 years at public and private schools in Pulaski County, Va, and taught for 12 years at V.P.I. Walker died in North Carolina in 1910.

J. Ernest Walker was born in Virginia in 1873. He was an older son of George W. Walker who moved to Arizona at 11 and became successful in the real estate business.


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Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in chronological order, with undated items at the end.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the George W. Walker Family Papers was completed in June 2011.

George W. Walker Family Papers, 1906-1910, 1934, n.d.
Scott Fralin
©2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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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