Shell Family Papers

A Guide to the Shell Family Papers, 1871-1932 Ms.1959.001


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1959.001
Title
Shell Family Papers1871-1932
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Shell family
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains materials relating to the history of the Shell family of Montgomery County, Virginia

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Shell Family Papers, Ms1959-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Shell Family Papers were donated to the Special Collections in 1959 and 2002.


Biographical Note

The Shell family moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia in the mid-1700s where they joined other early settlers in Montgomery County. While in Virginia, members of this family survived hostile encounters with Native Americans as well as served in the United States military during the Mexican-American war and World War I.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters, news clippings, and a historical sketch of the Shell family.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Shell Family 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
Shell Family,
1871-1932
  • Obituary of Vernon Shell
  • Historical Sketch of the Shell Family
    1973
  • Correspondence Concerning the Genealogy of the Shell Family