A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878 Southwest Virginia Counties Collection Ms2000-092

A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2000-092


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2000-092
Title
Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878
DIGITAL CONTENT
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.5 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes correspondence, manuscript memoranda and recipe books, and family papers from the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Southwest Virginia Counties Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, Ms2000-092, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2000.

Alternate Form Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was completed in August 2001 by Gail McMillan and Jane Wills. Additional description was completed in 2010.


Scope and Content

The collection includes letters from various members of the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties establishes the relationship between them. In addition to correspondence, the collection also contains deeds, promissory notes, invoices for goods and services, toll bridge fee receipt, a child's watercolor, 13 pen and ink drawings of weaver's coverlet designs with titles of designs included. The collection also contains five bound leather volumes include accounts and recipes.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence, 1863, Ms2012-080. Finding aid available online.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Figgat, Nancy Godwin
  • Godwin, Ann
  • Subjects:

  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Home economics
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Traditional medicine
  • Women -- History

Contents List

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Box 1
Surveys of land for Moses McCormack and James Lauderdale. Tax payments and warrants made for several years to the county government. Grocery and supply lists including wheat, fabric, and thread. Poetry in memory of a deceased friend and to the poet's sister. Four letters from Mary M. Godwin to her daughter who is away at school. Letter from a tin ware dealer asking his nephew to enter into the business. Correspondence, weaving patterns, etc. Names include Trevey and Williams families, William H. Young (1853-1859), Thomas Godwin, Williams and McCulloch families, Mary M. Godwin.
Box 1
Bralley, John. Copy and accounting book. Includes 1835: Accounts from Giles Co. Leather-bound volume: 12" x 8", 1832-1846.
Box 2
Receipts and home remedies. Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 6.25", c.1869
Box 2
Nancy G. Figgat's recipe book. Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 6.25", October 29, 1860.
Box 1
Ann Godwin's memorandum book. Leather-bound volume: 5.75" x 3.5", January 5, 1856.
Box 1
Store Ledger, Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 8.5.