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Jeremiah W. Graves Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-084

Scope and Content

The Jeremiah White Graves Collection includes a cash book, correspondence, receipts and ledger pages, newspaper clippings, and genealogy materials.

The manuscript portion of the collection consists of the cash book and account ledger pages documenting Graves' business ventures (sales of crops, purchases from local businesses, etc.) and correspondence created in Graves' role as real estate and slave broker, as well as letters of a personal nature exchanged between family members.

The genealogy portion of the collection includes types copies of wills, deeds, and contracts, as well as typed, compiled histories for branches of the Graves, Whitehead, and Jones and Hunt families.

Dates

  • 1836 - 1869

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Jeremiah W. Graves Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

The collection relates primarily to the personal and business activities of Captain Jeremiah White Graves (1801-1878), a farmer and neighborhood financial advisor/real estate broker/slave broker who resided in Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Jeremiah W. Graves Collection includes a cash book, correspondence, receipts and ledger pages, newspaper clippings, and genealogy materials relating to the personal and business activities of Captain Jeremiah White Graves (1801-1878), a farmer and financial advisor/real estate broker/slave broker in Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia,

Genealogical materials in the collection relate to the histories for branches of the Graves, Whitehead, Hunt, and Jones families.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by document type.

Acquisition Information

The Jeremiah W. Graves Collection was purchased by Special Collections in October 2012.

Related Materials

Special Collections also holds related archival materials, the Jeremiah W. Graves Diary Ms.1990-033 (Consult the Online Finding Aid) and the Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers Ms.1990-022, who was Jeremiah W. Graves's great-granddaughter.

Additionally, there are materials of Jeremiah W. Graves housed at the University of Virginia's Special Collections department in Charlottesville.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Jeremiah W. Graves Collection was completed in December 2012.

Title
Jeremiah W. Graves Collection, 1836-1869
Status
Completed
Author
Christine Thompson
Date
© 2013 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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