Southwest Virginia Counties Collection A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878 Ms.2000.092

A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, 1783-1878 Ms.2000.092


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2000.092
Title
Southwest Virginia Counties Collection 1835-1878
Quantity
0.5 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
Creator
Godwin, Ann
Creator
Figgat, Nancy Godwin
Creator
Bralley, John, 1797-1866
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection includes correspondence, manuscript memoranda and recipe books, and family papers from the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties. Materials in this collection date from 1835-1878.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online .

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, Ms2000-092, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2000.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection was completed in August 2001 by Gail McMillan and Jane Wills. Additional description was completed in 2010 and 2022.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes letters from various members of the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties. In addition to correspondence, the collection also contains deeds, promissory notes, invoices for goods and services, toll bridge fee receipt, a child's watercolor, 13 pen and ink drawings of weaver's coverlet designs with titles of designs included. The collection also contains five bound leather volumes including accounts and recipes. Materials in the collection date 1835-1878.

Transcripts of some items available. These transcripts were provided when the materials were acquired and were not created by Special Collections and University Archives.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence, 1863, Ms2012-080. Finding aid available online.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Home economics
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Traditional medicine
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Southwest Virginia Counties Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bralley, John, 1797-1866
  • Figgat, Nancy Godwin
  • Godwin, Ann

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 16
John Bralley's Notebook (1815-1816) and Store Account Book (1835)
1832-1846English.
General

Portions of text in this book are written in a version of the "Pigpen cipher." A key has been added to the folder.

box 2
Receipts and home remedies
c.1869
Existence and Location of Copies

Receipts and home remedies is available online.

box 2
Nancy G. Figgat's recipe book
October 29, 1860English.
Existence and Location of Copies

Nancy G. Figgat's recipe book is available online.

box 2
Ann Godwin's Memorandum Book
January 5, 1856
box 1
Store Ledger
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Mary M. Godwin Letters
1859-1885, undated
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Envelopes for Multiple Recipients; Letter from Rob
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Thomas Godwin Letters
1835-1839
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Letters to Mrs. Mary Trevey and Mr. Jacob Trevey
18391851
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Letters from Multiple Authors
1844-1878
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Watercolor and Poems
undated
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Williams and Trevey Families (Accounts, Notes, and Bills)
undated
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Nancy C. Rock Letter
1842-12-04
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Williams and McCulloch Family Letters
1850-1869
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Recipes
undated
box-folder 1 folder: 11
K. Palmer Advertisement
1878
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Letters to William H. Young
1853-1859
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Young Family Notes and Bills
1824-1877, undated
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Accounts, Bills, and Notes
undated
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Weaving Patterns
1836-1860