Inventory of the Samuel H. Yonge Papers 1890-1935 Yonge, Samuel H. Mss. 65 Y8

Inventory of the Samuel H. Yonge Papers 1890-1935

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. 65 Y8


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. 65 Y8
Title:
Samuel H. Yonge Papers 1890-1935
Quantity:
557.00
Creator:
Yonge, Samuel Humphreys, b. 1850 arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Papers, 1890-1935, of Samuel Humphreys Yonge. Yonge was an army engineer who worked on flood control projects and navigational improvements. Yonge was interested in excavations at Jamestown and Williamsburg, Va. and in archaeological projects throughout Virginia. Included is correspondence; early twentieth century photographs of ruins and excavations at Jamestown; notebooks of land patent abstracts and other notes concerning Jamestown; and printed material. The collection also includes an account of Yonge's impressions of Robert E. Lee, president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) when Yonge was a student there and other autobiographical notes.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Yonge Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Miss Arlene Ancher of Richmond, VA on 04/11/1941.


Biographical Note

Yonge was an army engineer who worked on flood control projects and navigational improvements. Yonge was interested in excavations at Jamestown and Williamsburg, Va. and in archaeological projects throughout Virginia. He was also the author of The Site of Old;James Towne 1607-1698. A brief Historical and Topographical Sketch of the First American Metropolis which has since been published in numerous editions. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki

Scope and Contents

Papers, 1890-1935, of Samuel Humphreys Yonge. Yonge was an army engineer who worked on flood control projects and navigational improvements. Yonge was interested in excavations at Jamestown and Williamsburg, Va. and in archaeological projects throughout Virginia. Included is correspondence; early twentieth century photographs of ruins and excavations at Jamestown; notebooks of land patent abstracts and other notes concerning Jamestown; and printed material. The collection also includes an account of Yonge's impressions of Robert E. Lee, president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) when Yonge was a student there and other autobiographical notes.


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Detailed Description of the Collection

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