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Bobbitt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-096

Scope and Content

The Bobbitt Family Papers contains financial documents and letters created by the Bobbitt Family. The financial documents in this collection include tax documents, advertisements, and information about private debts. This collection also contains many letters sent between members of the Bobbitt Family. Most of the letters were sent to Greenberry Bobbitt and gave updates on the family's health and other general updates. This collection also conatins three letters sent from Confederate camps during the Civil War. These letters provide provide updates on the soldiers health and give some information about life in the Confederate Army.

Dates

  • 1826 - 1902

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the 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.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction.

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Biographical Note

Greenberry George McKenzie Bobbitt was born in 1798 in Grayson County, Virginia. Greenberry is one of nine childen born to Caleb Bobbitt and Nancy Blair Bobbitt. In 1825, Greenberry Bobbitt married Lydia Jennings. Greenberry and Lydia had two daughters, Nancy and Charity. Greenberry Bobbitt passed away in 1866.

Source: Greenberry George McKezie Bobbitt (abt. 1798 - 1866)

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Bobbitt Family Papers contains financial documents and letters created by the Bobbitt Family.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The Bobbitt Family Papers was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in March 2018.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Bobbitt Family Papers 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 Bobbitt Family Papers was completed in September 2023.

Title
Bobbitt Family Papers, 1826-1902
Status
Completed
Author
Tyler Williams, 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