A Guide to the Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879 Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879 Ms1992-010

A Guide to the Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879

A Collection in the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1992-010


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1992-010
Title
Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879
Physical Description
0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. Includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey Bear describing the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army. Also includes two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, an 1863 general order for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and an 1849 letter from a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to Harvey Bear about a vote on the slave resolutions.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Bear Family Papers, Ms1992-010, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Bear Family Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 1992.


Biographical Information

The Bear Family was a Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia family. The collection includes written material from Harvey Bear and his son, George. There are also reference to Harvey Bear's neighbor, Jedediah Hotchkiss.

Scope and Content

The Bear Family consist of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family. There is the 1862 diary of Harvey Bear, who although not a soldier in the Civil War at that time, describes the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army. Harvey refers to his neighbor, Jedediah Hotchkiss, who served as Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson's topographer. The papers also include two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, a manuscript general order written in March 1863 for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and a letter written in February 1849 from a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to Harvey Bear about a vote on the slave resolutions.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1823-1879