Inventory of the Martin Parks Burks Papers 1798-1866 Burks, Martin Parks Papers, 1798-1866 Mss. 39.1 B91

Inventory of the Martin Parks Burks Papers 1798-1866

A Collection in
the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 39.1 B91


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 39.1 B91
Title
Martin Parks Burks Papers 1798-1866
Extent
4,301 items.
Creator
Martin Parks Burks
Language
English
Abstract
Accounts, receipts, and business letters of Martin P. Burks, sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission in writing must be received from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Martin Parks Burks Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Purchased: 4,301 items, 1939.


Biographical/Historical Information

Martin Parks Burks was the deputy sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

Chiefly accounts, receipts and business letters of Martin P. Burks, 1798-1866, including records while he was deputy sheriff of Bedford County, Virginia.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Organization

The collection has been broken down into three series. Series 1 are the accounts of Thomas Turpin, Series 2 are the papers relating to the sheriff's office of Bedford County, and Series 3 are the personal papers of Martin P. Burks.


Index Terms

    Subjects

  • Bedford County (Va.)-- Sheriffs.
  • Bedford County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Sheriffs--Virginia--History--19th century.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Persons:

  • Bedford County, (Va.). Sheriff.
  • Turpin, Thomas.

Contents List

Series 1: Chiefly accounts of Thomas Turpin. 1798-1809
folder: 1
Series 2: Bedford County Sheriff's Papers. 1810-1829.
folder: 2-7
  • folder 2-3
    Chiefly Bedford County, Virginia Sheriff's Papers. 1810-1819.
  • folder 4-7
    Chiefly Bedford County, Virginia Sheriff's Papers. 1820-1839
Series 3: Mostly personal papers of Martin Parks Burks. 1830-1866
folder: 8-19
  • folder 8-9
    Personal accounts, and receipts, business letters, and a few papers of the Bedford County, Virginia Sheriff's Office. 1830-1839
  • folder 10-11
    Accounts, receipts and business letters. 1840-1849.
  • folder 12-15.
    Accounts, receipts and business letters. 1850-1859.
  • folder 16
    Business letters, letters concerning the Civil War and accounts. 1860-1866.
  • folder 17-18.
    Accounts, receipts and business letters. undated.
  • folder 19
    Fragments. undated.