A Guide to the Melvin M. Scott, Sr., Photograph and Bible, n.d. Scott, Melvin M. Sr., Photograph and Bible Ms1998-006

A Guide to the Melvin M. Scott, Sr., Photograph and Bible, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1998-006


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Collection Number
Melvin M. Scott, Sr., Photograph and Bible, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.4 cu. ft. 1 box

Please note: The current finding aid includes only minimal description of the collection. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections (specref@vt.edu) for more information.

Scope and Content

Resident of Falls Church, Virginia, and collector of Civil War memorabilia. Collection consists of two items: an undated photograph of Major William F. Graves of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company F; and a Bible, published in 1864, that evidently originally belonged to a Union soldier but eventually came into the possession of Graves. Writing within the Bible indicates that it might have belonged to William M. Newell, Assistant Surgeon of the 12th Illinois Brigade, 4th Division, serving in Sherman's Army.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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