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Henrie H. Alexander Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1960-002
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written June 10,1862, from Alexander in Blacksburg, to Captain W. G. Price in Wytheville, Virginia, about a recent skirmish with the Union soldiers at Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Dates: 1862

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

Dorothy H. Bodell Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-042
Abstract

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, photocopies of historical documents, and files Bodell compiled while writing her book.

Dates: 1850 - 1996

Brown Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-011
Abstract

The collection consists of receipts, bills, Promissory notes, tax notes, letters, and other various papers created between 1825 and 1912 by members of the Brown, and other related families.

Dates: 1825-1912, 1965 ; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1894

Caperton Family Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1991-034
Scope and Contents Collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Mary Elizabeth Henderson Caperton of Nelson County, Virginia, to her husband George Henry Caperton, a soldier in the 1st Virginia Regiment of Mounted Volunteers (also known as the 30th Virginia Volunteers Mounted) in the Civil War. Mary Caperton wrote most of the letters from White Thorn, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while staying with Sarah Ann Caperton Preston, her husband's sister, while her husband served in the Confederate Army. She...
Dates: 1861 - 1862

Hickman Family Newsletters and Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1998-007
Scope and Contents

Family newsletters written by H. William Gabriel of Florence, Montana, about his research into the history of the Hickman family of Back Creek, Bath County, Virginia. Includes extensive information about William P. Hickman (1810-64), a Presbyterian preacher who ministered to congregations in Wythe, Pulaski, and Montgomery counties, Virginia, until his death in May 1864, fighting with the Confederate forces at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain during the Civil War.

Dates: 1995 - 1998

Henry H. Hill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1980-003
Scope and Contents The Henry H. Hill collection consists of historical and genealogical research compiled by Hill during his lifetime in southwest Virginia. Research includes Hill biographical information (1941-50), Blacksburg history and Montgomery County (1798-1951, n.d.), VPI (1891, n.d.), Civil War history (1863-1963, n.d.), and genealogical information and biographical sketches (1821-1950, n.d.). The collection is comprised almost exclusively of photocopies and typescripts, so the dates...
Dates: 1908-1963, n.d.

William E. Hoge Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-019
Scope and Contents The Hoge Family papers consists of 164 letters and 65 deeds, along with financial papers, postcards, and extensive genealogical research. The letters detail the lives of the Hoge family, specifically the children, from the 1830s through the 1880s. Several of the letters in the collection are written by Ollie Hoge, spanning from the time when she was a young girl enrolled in the Wytheville Female College to her later days as a wife and mother living in Richmond.Prevalent in the...
Dates: 1810 - 1933

Lucy Lee Lancaster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-069
Abstract Lucy Lee Lancaster was born in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1905 and lived there until she died in 1989. She was one of the first women admitted to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (popularly known as VPI), and after graduating in 1925, she went on to earn her MLS from Columbia University Library School. She worked at the VPI library for the rest of her career. The Lancaster papers contain biographical materials, family papers, genealogy research,...
Dates: 1915 - 1989

Newlee Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-021
Scope and Contents

The collection includes a paper of the history written in 1980 of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston family, and Virginia Newlee (Robert's daughter) written by George Shackleford. In addition there is an obituary of Colonel Newlee, and a newspaper clipping from 1916 with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain.

Dates: 1916, 1980, n.d.

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