Bear Family Papers Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879 Ms.1992.010

Bear Family Papers, 1823-1879 Ms.1992.010


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Laura Katz Smith, Manuscript Curator

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1992.010
Title
previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit Papers 1823-1879
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Bear  next hit previous hit family  next hit (Augusta County, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection consists of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit family  next hit of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. It includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey previous hit Bear  next hit describing the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Also includes two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, an 1863 general order for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and an 1849 letter from a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to Harvey previous hit Bear  next hit about a vote on resolutions regarding enslaved people.

Administrative Information

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit Papers, Ms1992-010, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 1992.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family Papers was completed in or prior to October 2002.


previous hit Family  next hit Historical Note

The previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit was a Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia previous hit family  next hit. The collection includes written material from Harvey previous hit Bear  next hit and his son, George. There are also references to Harvey previous hit Bear's  next hit neighbor, Jedediah Hotchkiss, a noted cartographer who served as Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson's topographer.

Scope and Content

The previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit Papers consist of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit family  next hit. There is the 1862 diary of Harvey previous hit Bear  next hit, who although not a soldier in the American Civil War at that time, describes the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army. Harvey refers to his neighbor, Jedediah Hotchkiss, who served as Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson's topographer. The papers also include two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, a manuscript general order written in March 1863 for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and a letter written in February 1849 from a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to Harvey previous hit Bear  next hit about a vote on resolutions regarding enslaved people.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the previous hit Bear  next hit previous hit Family  next hit Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Container List

folder 1
Papers
1823-1879