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Thomas Lilley Distilling Account

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-064

Scope and Content

The Thomas Lilley Distilling Account contains a record of rum distilling kept on a repurposed printed Virginia Militia inventory return. The records begin on November 10, 1820, run down one side and up the other, ending with October 21, 1821.

Dates

  • 1820 - 1821

Language of Materials

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Biographical Note

Thomas Lilley (c. 1740-1798), served as a Captain in the Virginia Navy during the American Revolutionary War. Because of his service, Lilley was granted land in newly acquired Kentucky, thus explaining the records kept on distilled rum.

External sources:

"List of Officers, Sailors and Marines of the Virginia Navy in the American Revolution", Jstor, https://www.jstor.org/stable/4241734?seq=2, accessed on June 28, 2023.

"Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters", revwarapps VA, https://revwarapps.org/VAS923.pdf, accessed on June 28, 2023.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversized-folder)

Abstract

The Thomas Lilley Distilling Account contains a record of rum distilling kept on a repurposed printed Virginia Militia inventory return.

Source of Acquisition

The Thomas Lilley Distilling Account was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in February 2016.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Thomas Lilley Distilling Account 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 Thomas Lilley Distilling Account was completed in June 2023.

Title
Thomas Lilley Distilling Account, 1820-1821
Status
Completed
Author
Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant
Date
2023 (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