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"Whitethorne Photographs of Kentland for Margaret K. Cowan" Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2021-020

Scope and Content

This collection contains a spiral bound photo book that contains photographs of Kentland Plantation and surrounding areas. This collection also contains a sheet of paper, probably from a scrapbook, with photographs of Kentland and Walnut Spring in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dates

  • ca. 1900s

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

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Administrative History

Kentland Farm was established by James Randal Kent in Montgomery County, Virginia, in the early 1800s. Kentland Farm is now owned and managed by Virginia Tech.

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Biographical Note

Margaret Kent Cowan (1905-1992) was the daughter of James Randal Kent Cowan and great-granddaughter of James Randal Kent, who built Kentland Farm in Montgomery County, Virginia, in the early 1800s. Cowan went to college in New York City and lived there briefly working as an art teacher before moving to Blackburg, Virginia. She also worked in the Montgomery County Treasurer's Office. Cowan eventually beacame the Treasurer of Montgomery County, a position which she held for twenty years.

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Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection contains a spiral bound photo book that contains photographs of Kentland Plantation and surrounding areas. This collection also contains a sheet of paper, probably from a scrapbook, with photographs of Kentland and Walnut Spring. Kentland Farm is located in nothern Montgomery County, Virginia, and was formed in the early 1800s by James Randal Kent.

Source of Acquisition

The "Whitethorne Photographs of Kentland for Margaret K. Cowan" Photograph Album was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in November 2015.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the "Whitethorne Photographs of Kentland for Margaret K. Cowan" Photograph Album 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 "Whitethorne Photographs of Kentland for Margaret K. Cowan" Photograph Album completed in July 2021.

Title
"Whitethorne Photographs of Kentland for Margaret K. Cowan" Photograph Album, ca. 1900s
Status
Completed
Author
Tyler Williams, Student Worker
Date
2021 (CC0 1.0)
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