A Guide to the Dickson Family Papers, 1769-1924 Dickson Family, Papers Ms1988-094

A Guide to the Dickson Family Papers, 1869-1924

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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1988-094
Title
Dickson Family Papers, 1869-1924
Physical Characteristics
2 boxes, 61 folders, 2.0 cubic feet
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Dickson Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Dickson Family Papers, 1869-1924, Ms1988-094, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

The Dicksons were pioneer settlers of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Joseph Dickson (1749-1822) settled in what is now Greenbrier County, West Virginia, from Ireland by way of Pennsylvania in the 1770s. He received land grants originally from the King's land office in 1769, and later from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1785, 1789, and 1795 for property on Howard's Creek. His son, Robert Dickson (1795-1869?), inherited the land and built Locust Hill in 1833, now called Mountain Home. Robert Renick Dickson (1827-1888) and Henry Frazier Dickson (1841-1909), Robert Dickson's sons, inherited the land and in turn left it to their heirs. The Dicksons turned Mountain Home near White Sulphur Springs into a resort in the 1800s and early 1900s. The property and home were owned by the family until they were sold in 1968.

Scope and Content Information

The papers consist largely of land, property, and goods transaction receipts and documents of each of the four generations of the family represented. Certificates, oaths, correspondence, deeds, and a diary are included in Joseph Dickson's papers, along with several slave sale documents from the late 1700s and early 1800s. Many of the land, slave, and goods exchanged were with neighbors and others in the area. Most of Joseph Dickson's documents are individually described in this inventory. The papers of John Dickson (1737-1809, brother of Joseph Dickson), Robert Dickson, Robert Renick Dickson and Henry Frazier Dickson, and Geraldine Dickson Burrow (1879-1943, daughter of Henry Frazier Dickson), are grouped by type of material (for example, financial accounts, correspondence, and land deeds). Within Robert Dickson's correspondence are a few references to the Civil War, including a letter from a Confederate tax collector demanding payment of his 1863 Confederate taxes. Other interesting documents include the transcript (1916) of the trial of Sallie Dickson (wife of Robert Renick Dickson) who was sued by Henry Frazier Dickson, for payment of rent due to him. The papers also include genealogy charts of the family.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by family member, and then chronologically by type of material.

Contents List

Joseph Dickson 1749-1822
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Legal Documents 1769-1796, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate June 15, 1769

      Certificate asserting that Joseph Dickson was received in his parish and "has behaved himself in a Verry prudent and exemplary manner," signed by M. Johnson.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate June 15, 1769

      Certificate stating that Joseph Tooth knows Joseph Dickson "...to be of good respectable character...and believe him to be of untainted moral character..."

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate March 15, 1778

      Certificate asserting that Joseph Dickson lived in Greenbrier County, Virginia, for four years and "Behaved himself as an honast man aught to Do."

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Oath April 9, 1778

      Oath to the General Assembly [of Virginia] taken by Joseph Dickson, signed by Geo. Skillem

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Marriage Certificate August 17, 1779

      Marriage certificate of Joseph Dickson and Mary Yung, married March 5, 1772, signed by McHoy(?) in Lebanontown.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate December 15, 1780

      Certificate signed by John Dickinson of Augusta County, Virginia, as to Joseph Dickson's good character when Dickson lived on Dickinson's land.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate January 22, 1785

      Certificate that Joseph Dickson resided in the Spreading(?) congregation from 1779 to 1780, and "behaved himself sober and in an inoffensive manner," signed by Edward Crawford.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Statement March 13, 1790

      Statement of falsely accusing John Wevans "with taking goods out of the store of Francis Mara" made by Mary Wave.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate July 19, 1796

      Certificate that Joseph Dickson (son of Joseph Sr.) has lived in East Hanover, Pennsylvania, and learned the hatter trade, signed by Daniel Bradley.

    • Box-folder 1-1
      Certificate

      Certificate of military service, signed by Capt. James Smith (n.d.)

  • Box-folder 1-2
    Correspondence 1775-1807, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-2
      From unknown April 24, 1775

      From unknown asking Joseph Dickson to give John Humphrys his bond.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Thos. Dunwody to W. Jos. Archer March 14, 1786

      Thos. Dunwody to W. Jos. Archer about a survey of Joseph Dickson's.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Th. Edgar to Jos. Dixon September 25, 1790

      Th. Edgar to Jos. Dixon about the sale of a cow; mentions W. Kyle, W. Hagreth, and W. Black.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      William Wallace to James Black. February 20, 1792

      William Wallace to James Black.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Lazarus Ainsworth to Joseph Dickson November 20, 1793

      Lazarus Ainsworth to Joseph Dickson about payment of a sickel left in Dickson's care.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Th. Edgar to Joseph Dickson May 17, 1795

      Th. Edgar of Lewisburg to Joseph Dickson acknowledging receiving a horse.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      James Welch to Joseph Dickson July 26, 1797

      James Welch of Lewisburg to Joseph Dickson about dry goods sold

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Joseph Snell to Robert McClentck(?) November 21, 1797

      Joseph Snell to Robert McClentck(?) about an ax he wants to give to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Jacob Baumgardsen to Joseph Dickson September 22, 1801

      Jacob Baumgardsen to Joseph Dickson about receiving eight pounds cash.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      J. Patton and Jas. Richards to Joseph Dickson. November 30, 1804, April 27, 1807

      J. Patton to Joseph Dickson for flour sold; Jas. Richards to Joseph Dickson, asking him to send a hat (?) he left for Dickson with Samuel Ruiker or Jas. Kincaid.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Robt. Steele(?) to Joseph Dickson November 10, 1807

      Robt. Steele(?) to Joseph Dickson about a possible breach of contract with Miss Cathe McClung.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Charles Mislock(?) to Joseph Dickson

      Charles Mislock(?) to Capt. Joseph Dickson about shodding a horse and drawing blood on a sick man (n.d.).

    • Box-folder 1-2
      Robert Humphreys to unknown

      Robert Humphreys to unknown about a bed he wishes to buy from Mr. [Joseph] Dickson (n.d.).

    • Box-folder 1-2
      John Henry to Joseph Dickson

      John Henry asking Joseph Dickson to let Mr. Jno. Hide have the cow Henry left at Dickson's house (n.d.).

  • Box-folder 1-3
    Slave Documents 1793-1810
    • Box-folder 1-3
      Sale of a Negro man August 3, 1793

      Sale of a Negro man named Gib from John Dean to Joseph Dickson for 65 pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Note of payment March 23, 1796

      Note of payment due for hiring a Negro boy named Patten from John Carpenter to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Agreement September 21, 1796

      Agreement between Jno. H. Flood(?) and Joseph Dickson as to the transfer of a "Negroe Woman" named Nan and two children for $5.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Note of payment September 27, 1796

      Note of payment of 110 pounds for the sale of a Negro boy named Elijah due to Joseph Dickson from John Ewdend of Rockbridge County, Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Note of payment December 8, 1796

      Note of payment of 130 pounds from the sale of a Negro boy named Joel from Joel Walker of Greenbrier County, Virginia, to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Transfer of a slave notice October 1809

      Transfer of a "Negro Girl slave" named Jude from Catherine McClung to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Sale of a slave to Joseph Dickson October 20, 1809

      Sale of "Jeff, a Mulatto slave," to Joseph Dickson for 51 pounds from Catherine McClung.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      Sale of a slave to Joseph Dickson June 11, 1810

      Sale of "Jane, a Negro woman slave," for $300, by James Kincaide to Joseph Dickson.

  • Box-folder 1-4
    Bonds and Contracts 1773-1822
    • Box-folder 1-4
      Transfer of debt December 2, 1773

      Transfer of debt of Joseph Dickson from John Murray of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to John Dickenson of Augusta County, Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract June 7, 1774

      Contract of James Connelly to pay John Dickenson twenty-two pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract June 7, 1774

      Contract of John and Joseph Dickson to pay John Dickenson 200 pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Promise note February 19, 1776

      Promise of Joseph Dickson of Botetourt County, Virginia, to pay Leonard Beall of Augusta County, Virginia, fifteen pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract February 29, 1776

      Contract of Robert Armstrong and John Scott to pay John Bollar eighteen pounds "Good and Lawfull money of Virginia."

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Promise note February 27, 1778

      Promise of Joseph Dickson of of Botetourt County, Virginia, to pay Joseph Baley 125 pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract September 18, 1781

      Contract for Jacob Rife to pay Jos. Dickson 100 pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract June 4, 1783

      Contract for unknown to pay Henry Gaye one pound.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract July 3, 1789

      Contract of James Riddle of Augusta County, Virginia, to pay Joseph Dickson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, four pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Receipt March 9, 1791

      Receipt for a bond from Jos. Dickson to John Nivins.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract May 20, 1794

      Contract of Joseph Dickson to pay James Black fifty pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Promise note September 25, 1794

      Promise of unknown to pay James Humphries eight pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract December 25, 1794

      Contract for unknown to pay George Stuart six pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract June 5, 1795

      Contract of indenture of Joseph Dickson's son John to apprentice as a tailor to Hugh Paul for five years.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract September 29, 1795

      Contract for Joseph Dickson, Jacob Vanosdol, Levin Gibson, and Samuel Kincaid to appraise the estate of James Humphries deceased and make a report to the court.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract September 27, 1796

      Contract of Joseph Dickson to pay John Ederds(?) twenty-five pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract February 28, 1797

      Contract of John Atkinson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, to pay Joseph Dickson 1000 pounds owed.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Acknowledgement August 16, 1803

      Acknowledgement of John Dickson's receipt of "an old pocket book containing two Bonds" from John Staufler(?) and Jno. Deem.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract February 6, 1804

      Contract of indenture of Joseph Dickson's son George to apprentice as a gunsmith to Nathaniel Kelly.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Contract September 19, 1804

      Contract to release Joseph Dickson of a debt of 350 pounds to Richard Dickson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, due to the loss of the previous contract.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      Deed August 14, 1822

      Deed of release from Nancy Dickson, widow of Joseph, to relinquish all rights to the provisions made in her husband's will, turn over his estate to her son Robert, and live off an allowance allocated by her son.

  • Box-folder 1-5
    Deeds and Land Transfer Records 1772-1817, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-5
      Transfer of land July 22, 1772

      Transfer of a tract of land from John McClinachan to John Davis for twenty-seven pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Sale of land June 9, 1773

      Sale of a tract of land from John Davis to Joseph Dixon for thirty-seven pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Copy of a grant

      Copy of a grant from 1774 to James Ewing for a tract of land in Botetourt County, Virginia, from John Earl of Dunmore.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Agreement September 10, 1778

      Agreement from Joseph Dickson allowing William Crow to live on a certain tract of land owned by Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Transfer of land October 11, 1781

      Transfer of a tract of land from John Douckwaler of Greenbrier County, Virginia, to Jacob Rife.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Exchange of a horse August 14, 1786

      Exchange of a horse owned by Thos. Dunwody to Joseph Dickson for a tract of land.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Transfer of land March 25, 1788

      Transfer of land from Henry Childers to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Statement June 10, 1788

      Statement of debt of 140 pounds from Joseph Dickson to William Crawford for the transfer of land of Honards Creek.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Promise December 2, 1789

      Promise to deliver thirty acres of land on Honards Creek to Elweis Atwater from Joseph Dickson(?).

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Deed January 25, 1791

      Deed of land sold from William Dinwiddie (Dunwoodey?) and his wife Elizabeth to Joseph Dixon.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Transfer of ownership April 16, 1792

      Transfer of ownership of a tract of land from John Nevins to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Sale of land November 19, 1793

      Sale of a tract of land from Joseph Dickson to Jacob Clangman and William Dunwoody.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Contract May 20, 1794

      Contract for payment due from the sale of a tract of land from Joseph Dickson to James Black and William McClung.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Deed July 8, 1794

      Deed of land sold by James Black and his wife Rachel to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Sale of land December 2, 1794

      Sale of land from George Stuart to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-5
      Sale of land March 29, 1795

      Sale of 125 acres to William McClung from Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Transfer of land June 21, 1803

      Transfer of land owned by Donal Alison of Greenbrier County, Virginia, to Joseph Dickson for 100 pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Sale of land December 27, 1803

      Sale of land from Joseph Dickson to Lewis Shalman.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Receipt February 9, 1804

      Receipt for sum of $50 to Daniel Allison from Joseph Dickson in payment for land sold.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Deed July 31, 1804

      Deed of land sold to Joseph Dickson Jr. from his father.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Deed April 9, 1805

      Deed of bargain and sale from William Morris and Allen Taylor to William Rennick for 800 acres in unknown area.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Contract November 11, 1805

      Contract binding Frederick Hoober to paying Joseph Dickson 220 pounds owed for a one-fourth acre lot in Lewisburgh, Greenbrier County, Virginia.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Deed November 26, 1805

      Deed for a lot of land in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, to Joseph Dickson from Richard Tyne and his wife Sarah, signed by John Stuart.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Receipt November 20, 1806

      Receipt for a "patton of land" of seventy acres from Joseph Dickson to Jacob Winslow(?).

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Contract July 7, 1817

      Contract to rent land to James Mayer from Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-6
      Memorandum

      Memorandum concerning obtaining a copy of Ewings deed from the Greenbrier office, and distributing it to Edward Rumsey, Allen Taylor, William Morris, and James Byrnside (n.d.).

  • Box-folder 1-7
    Horses, Livestock, and Property 1775-1811, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt January 25, 1775

      Receipt from the sale of a white mare from Joseph Dickson to John Young for seven pounds.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Contract March 25, 1788

      Contract for the sale of a "hourse" from Honery Childers(?) to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt August 13, 1788

      Receipt of the sale of a mare from Joseph Dickson to William Jeres(?) in exchange for work done by Jeres.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Contract September 23, 1788

      Contract for transfer of two mares and a horse William Crawford received from Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt January 7, 1789

      Receipt for transfer of a bay horse from Henry Banks to John Nivins.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt May 19, 1789

      Receipt for a bay mare sold by Joseph Dickson to Samuel Miller.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt April 17, 1790

      Receipt for the payment of forty shillings for work done by Richard Masters for Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Contract September 10, 1790

      Contract for William Wallace of Wythe County, Virginia, to pay 290 pounds to James Black for the sale of two mares, with the promise that if Wallace was not able to pay the stated smount he would give Black two slaves.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Request September 25, 1790

      Request for M. Edgar to the unknown recipient of the note to give Mr. Kyle a cow, and Edgar would settle the sale with Mr. Hagreth.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt June 12, 1794

      Receipt for three pounds in payment for the services of a stud horse owned by Joseph Anderson to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt June 15, 1796

      Receipt for the sale of a bay mare from Rueben Wade of Goochland County, Virginia, to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt July 8, 1796

      Receipt for the sale of a black horse to David Alle(?) to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a horse November 21, 1798

      Sale of a horse from Charles Simmons of Bedford County to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a bay mare August 26, 1799

      Sale of a bay mare from Thomas Reid to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a mare October 21, 1799

      Sale of a mare from Joseph Dickson to James Rollens.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt May 4, 1801

      Receipt for the sale of a cow from James Blagg to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a mare June 3, 1801

      Sale of a mare from Wm. McClunson(?) to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Contract September 7, 1802

      Contract between James Anderson and Dorel Jere(?) for the transfer of cattle, witnessed by Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a heifer January 30, 1804

      Sale of a heifer from Samuel Dedman of Kentucky to Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt September 22, 1804

      Receipt for a cow from Joseph Dickson sold to John Hyde.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Receipt October 30, 1811

      Receipt for six head of cattle purchased from Joseph Dickson by Michael Baskal(?).

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Contract July 22, 1813

      Contract to exchange a mare owned by James Hammand for a black horse owned by Joseph Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-7
      Sale of a draft

      Sale of a draft (horse?) from unknown to Jacob Rife (n.d.).

    • Box-folder 1-8
      Financial accounts 1771-1779

      Financial accounts, 1771-79; 22 items. Receipts for money received.

    • Box-folder 1-9
      Financial accounts 1779, 1780-1789

      Financial accounts, 1780-89; 27 items. Household goods purchased, receipt for 1779 taxes paid by Dickson.

    • Box-folder 1-10
      Financial accounts 1790-1799

      Financial accounts, 1790-99; 34 items.

    • Box-folder 1-11
      Financial accounts 1800-1805

      Financial accounts, 1800-05; 35 items; includes bill for tuition of Dickson's children to "English school."

    • Box-folder 1-12
      Financial accounts 1806-1809

      Financial accounts, 1806-09; 19 items.

    • Box-folder 1-13
      Financial accounts 1810

      Financial accounts, 1810; 10 items.

    • Box-folder 1-14
      Financial accounts 1815, n.d.

      Financial accounts, 1815, n.d.; 16 items.

    • Box-folder 1-15
      Tables 1791(?)

      Currency conversion tables (pounds to dollars), 1791(?).

    • Box-folder 1-16
      Account book/diary 1806-1863

      Account book/diary, 1806-63 (includes entries by Robert Dickson).

Box-folder 1-17
John Dickson 1737-1809

Papers (1775-1810, n.d.); 20 items (including medical cure recipes for the flux, rheumatism, "stomic ake," snake bite, colic, and others, and accounts, receipts, and a warrant from James Alexander to the sheriff of Monroe County, Virginia, concerning John Dickson).

Robert Dickson 1795-1869?
  • Box-folder 1-18
    Correspondence 1824-1870, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-18
      Items 1824-1848

      15 items.

    • Box-folder 1-19
      Items 1850-1859

      33 items.

    • Box-folder 1-20
      Items 1860-1865

      36 items (includes a letter from the tax collector of the 62nd Virginia district demanding payment of Dickson's 1863 Confederate taxes; and the draft of a letter, dated September 18, 1865, from Robert Dickson to President Andrew Johnson, vowing his allegiance to the government of the U.S.A. and asking for a "release from the penalties and forfictures to which I am exposed.")

    • Box-folder 1-21
      Items 1866-1867

      24 items (includes a letter from people asking to rent a room with the Dicksons at the White Sulphur Springs.)

    • Box-folder 1-22
      Items 1868-1870

      13 items (includes a letter from J.H.H. Grandy with information about the impact of Reconstruction on the area.)

    • Box-folder 1-23
      Items

      18 items, with 25 envelopes, n.d..

  • Legal Documents 1860-1867, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-24
      Items 1800-1849

      27 items (includes a contract signed by Nancy Dickson relinquishing all claim to her husband's will to her son Robert.)

    • Box-folder 1-25
      Items 1850-1859

      21 items (includes renewals of a contract with Lucian F. Cox, employed by Robert Dickson.)

    • Box-folder 1-26
      Items 1861-1867

      22 items (includes insurance and income tax forms.)

    • Box-folder 1-27
      Items

      7 items, n.d..

  • Financial Accounts 1861-1867, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-28
      Items 1816-1829

      35 items (contains several receipts from Nancy Dickson for her yearly allowance from her son Robert.)

    • Box-folder 1-29
      Items 1830-1834

      45 items (includes accounts from 1833 relating to the labor and supplies incurred during the building of "Locust Hill," the Dickson family home.)

    • Box-folder 1-30
      Items 1835-1839

      63 items.

    • Box-folder 1-31
      Items 1840-1842

      50 items.

    • Box-folder 1-32
      Items 1843-1844

      29 items.

    • Box-folder 1-33
      Items 1845-1847

      32 items.

    • Box-folder 1-34
      Items 1848-1849

      42 items.

    • Box-folder 1-35
      Items 1850-1853

      46 items.

    • Box-folder 1-36
      Items 1854-1856

      57 items.

    • Box-folder 1-37
      Items 1857-1859

      38 items (includes a receipt for Dickson's 1857 taxes.)

    • Box-folder 1-38
      Items 1860-1864

      56 items.

    • Box-folder 1-39
      Items 1865-1867

      21 items (includes a January 1865 bill for $15 in exchange for 500 pounds of hay given by Dickson to the Confederate States of America, and a March 1865 request for four bay mules for use by the CSA.)

    • Box-folder 1-40
      Items

      52 items, n.d..

Robert Renick Dickson 1827-1888
  • Box-folder 1-41
    Financial accounts. 1849-1869, n.d.

    44 items.

  • Box-folder 1-42
    Account books 1843-1880

    11 items.

  • Box-folder 1-43
    Transcript 1916

    Sallie Dickson (Robert Rennick's wife)--trial transcript, Sallie Dickson vs. H.F. Dickson, ca. 1916.

Henry Frazier Dickson 1841-1909
  • Correspondence 1864-1924, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-1
      Items 1864-1870

      21 items.

    • Box-folder 2-2
      Items 1871-1874

      15 items.

    • Box-folder 2-3
      Items 1880-1892

      26 items.

    • Box-folder 2-4
      Items 1905-1924, n.d.

      27 items (includes correspondence from/to Laura Dickson, his wife.)

  • Box-folder 2-5
    Land deeds and official documents 1837-1905, n.d.

    15 items (includes indenture contracts [1837, 1839, 1846] for land in Monroe County, Virginia.)

  • Financial accounts 1863-1895
    • Box-folder 2-6
      Items 1863-1869

      18 items.

    • Box-folder 2-7
      Items 1870-1871

      44 items.

    • Box-folder 2-8
      Items 1872-1878

      29 items.

    • Box-folder 2-9
      Items 1880-1895, n.d.

      36 items.

  • Box-folder 2-10
    Account book 1872-1892
  • Box-folder 2-11
    Diaries and daybooks. 1856-1883

    Miscellaneous printed material; 7 items.

Gearldine Dickson Burrow 1879-1943
  • Box-folder 2-12
    Correspondence and deeds 1911-1923

    18 items.

  • Box-folder 2-13
    Correspondence 1924, n.d.

    22 items.

Miscellaneous Materials.
  • Box-folder 2-14

    American history book (no title available), history to 1829.

  • Box-folder 2-15
    Accompanient to Mitchell's Map 1836

    An Accompanient to Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States...(1836), owned by Rebecca Dickson (daughter of Robert).

  • Box-folder 2-16
    Miscellaneous printed material from the Civil War years and newsclippings

    13 items (includes Confederate bonds.)

  • Box-folder 2-17
    The Greenbrier Bugle 1903-1906

    2 items.

  • Box-folder 2-18
    Genealogy charts and family records

    8 items (includes two pages pulled from the family Bible.)