Mary and Virginia Crockett Letter
Scope and Content
This collection contains a handwritten 1958 letter from Mary and Virginia Crockett to Goodrick Wilson [possibly Goodridge Alexander Wilson, Jr., historian and writer for the Roanoke Times] regarding the historic St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent, Virginia. The letter discusses the families involved in the church as well as the bells that would sound to call the parishioners to worship.
- Crockett, Mary (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent (1679-present) is one of the oldest parish church in Virginia. Some of the original structure of the church still stands as of 2021, even though it has been through the fighting of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and the American Civil War (1861-1865). It was designated the "The First Church of the First Lady" due to Martha Washington's connection to it and was restored to its colonial appearance in 1964.
- "Our History" entry, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, https://www.stpetersnewkent.org/About_Us_Mission_and_Ministries/History/
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains a handwritten letter to Goodrick Wilson from Mary and Virginia Crockett dated January 13, 1958. The letter discusses the history of the St. Peter's Church in New Kent and its connection to the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior 2012.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Mary and Virginia Crockett Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Mary and Virginia Crockett Letter was completed in September 2021.
- Mary and Virginia Crockett Letter, 1958
- Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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