A Guide to the Shell Family Papers, 1871-1932 Shell Family Papers Ms1959-001

A Guide to the Shell Family Papers, 1871-1932

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1959-001


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1959-001
Title
Shell Family Papers 1871-1932
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
1 Folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains materials relating to the history of the Shell family of Montgomery County, Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

Shell Family Papers, Ms1959-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Shell Family Papers were donated to the Special Collections in 1959 and 2002.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.


Biographical Information

The Shell family moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia in the mid-1700s where they joined other early settlers in Montgomery County. While in Virginia, members of this family survived hostile encounters with Native Americans as well as served in the United States military during the Mexican-American war and World War I.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of letters, news clippings, and a historical sketch of the Shell family.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Shell Family, 1871-1932
  • Obituary of Vernon Shell
  • Historical Sketch of the Shell Family 1973
  • Correspondence Concerning the Genealogy of the Shell Family