Jonathan Brooks papers Jonathan Brooks papers WLU.Coll.0008

Jonathan Brooks papers WLU.Coll.0008


Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives
Jonathan Brooks papers 1839-1872
0.02 Linear Feet, 2 folders
Brooks, Jonathan
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Jonathan Brooks Papers, WLU Coll 0008, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Monroe F. Cockrell.

Biographical Note

Johnathan Brooks (1800-1875) lived in Brownsburg, Virginia. He was a member of New Providence Church and is buried in its cemetery.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 9 letters dated from 1839, 1845-1863 from correspondents such as A. C. Finley and Ebenezer Dickey Junkin to Jonathan Brooks of Brownsburg, Va., as well as bills and receipts. The subjects of the letters include news from Finley of Clarksville, Va. regarding finances and business, agriculture, and family news. In his 1845 letter to Brooks, Finley references a Jewish business but does not specifically name the company or individual(s). In his 1847 letter, Finley references illness and death among local folks as well as Lexington, Va. and a "negro man." The bills and receipts date from circa 1840-1872. Included are receipts for tax payments and subscriptions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Agriculture
  • Finley, A. C.
  • Junkin, Ebenezer Dickey
  • Receipts (Acknowledgments)
  • Virginia -- Brownsburg
  • Virginia -- Clarksville

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brooks, Jonathan
  • Finley, A. C.
  • Junkin, Ebenezer Dickey

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- Brownsburg
  • Virginia -- Clarksville

Container List

Mixed Materials [35101013591891] Manuscripts Small Collections Box 1 folder: 1
Mixed Materials [35101013591891] Manuscripts Small Collections Box 1 folder: 2
Bills and Receipts