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Virginia Americana Collection


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Virginia Americana Collection, 1792-1889 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: Virginia Americana Collection, 1792-1889Add to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes


The collection is arranged in series is follows:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2:  County Records

       Subseries A: Campbell County

       Subseries B: Dimwiddie County

       Subseries C: Floyd County

       Subseries D: Henry County

       Subseries E: Montgomery County

       Subseries F: Patrick County

       Subseries G: Scott County

       Subseries H: Unknown Counties

Series 3: General

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of documents pertaining to the state of Virginia, primarily focused on Henry and Patrick Counties. The papers span the years from 1792 to 1889 and include court documents, a small amount of correspondence, voting records, and bills of sale. The collection does not focus on a specific aspect of Virginia, but provides information on political, commercial, and to some extent, personal experiences in Virginia during the 19th century.

There are many items of note in this collection including a land contract dated 1792 by which trustees of the town of Lynchburg grant title to a one-acre lot. Bills of estate sales in which slaves are among the items sold and a copy of a bond between a governor and three indentured men are also included in the collection. Two letters, one early in the Civil War and another near the end, give eloquent witness to the changed situation of the writer. Detailed voting records from one Virginia county during the decade of the 1880s are also included.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions other than federal copyright regulations. Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Acquisition Method: Materials in this collection were purchased by the staff of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Virginia American Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in January 2016.

Other Note: BCA 0099 SAA 099

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In this series the bond of three men to the governor of Virginia and the concert program sung by former slaves are both of unusual interest.
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Folder 17: Program of SpiritualsAdd to your cart.
An 1875-1876 program of spirituals sung by the Virginia Choristers, including some original Hampton Singers
Folder 18: Property Transactions, (1792-1885)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Indentured Labor Bond with a Governor of Virgina (1816)Add to your cart.

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