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Collection Number Ms89-087
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Processed by: Rosana Magoia, Special Collections Graduate Assistant
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Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Anne H. Price Yates Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Anne H. Price Yates Price Papers, Ms89-087 - Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The Anne H. Price Yates Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1989 and 2005.
The processing, arrangement and description of the Anne H. Price Yates Papers commenced and was compleeted in 2003. Additional materials, donated in 2005 and comprised largely of correspondence to William Conway Price, were incorporated into the collection in 2009.
Anne Hayden Price Yates, Price family historian, was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1939, to William Conway Price (born 1906) and Eleanor Franklin Hayden (1908-1973). She married James Stanley Savage and had one daughter, Eleanor. She later married Patrick Audley Yates, with whom she had a son, Adam.
Yates received her education in the American School in Manila, Philippines and earned an associate of arts degree from Florida State University. She later attended the University of Florida. In addition to being the author of Increase in Prices: Some descendants of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th century Germany, Yates also compiled and edited The Brothers Conway of Madison County, Virginia: autobiographies of Catlett Conway and William Buchanan Conway.
Yates, Anne Hayden and W. Conway Price, comp., Increase in Prices: Some descendants of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th century Germany. Ridgecrest, CA: A.H. Yates, c1985. (CS71.P946 1985 Spec/Genealogy)
The Anne H. Price Yates Papers consist of materials gathered by Yates and her father, William Conway Price, while researching the Price, Harless and related families preparatory to compiling the book Increase in Prices: Some Descendents of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th Century Germany. The collection contains numerous letters received by Yates and Price from extended family members, librarians and historians, as well as a few pieces of outgoing correspondence and letters between third parties. Attached to many of the incoming letters are genealogical charts, photocopies of genealogical records and memories of family members. The collection also contains a set of family group records, providing detailed genealogical information on various members of the Harless family and miscellaneous charts received by Yates and Conway from various sources. (Some of these notes and charts seem to have originated from Harvey Lee Price, Yates' grandfather and also a genealogist.) A compilation of genealogical printed materials, notes and documents--comprised of such materials as cemetery, land, marriage, Bible and military records, newspaper clippings, transcribed documents, and personal notes--completes the collection.
The collection is arranged by material type in the following categories: correspondence, Harless family group records, charts, printed materials, and documents and notes. The incoming correspondence and genealogical charts are organized alphabetically while outgoing correspondence has been organized chronologically.
Incoming correspondence 1975-1985, n.d.
Box-folder 2-1Outgoing correspondence 1975-1984
Box-folder 2-2Third-party correspondence 1904-1979
Box-folder 2-3Harless family group records n.d.
Box-folder 2-8Printed materials 1946-1983, n.d.
Box-folder 2-9Genealogy notes and documents n.d.[3 folders]