Southwest Virginia Counties Collection

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 Collection1783-1878
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.

Administrative Information

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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. Additional description is expected in the future.


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 establishes the relationship between them. 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 include accounts and recipes.

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 1
Surveys of land for Moses McCormack and James Lauderdale. Tax payments and warrants made for several years to the county government. Grocery and supply lists including wheat, fabric, and thread. Poetry in memory of a deceased friend and to the poet's sister. Four letters from Mary M. Godwin to her daughter who is away at school. Letter from a tin ware dealer asking his nephew to enter into the business. Correspondence, weaving patterns, etc. Names include Trevey and Williams families, William H. Young (1853-1859), Thomas Godwin, Williams and McCulloch families, Mary M. Godwin
box 1
Bralley, John. Cipher book (1815-1816) and store account book (1835) in a single volume. The first part consists of Bralley's cipher book while a student in Rockbridge County, VA. He later ran a store near Ivanhoe in Wythe County, VA, and the second half of the book contains a record of accounts. Leather-bound volume: 12" x 8"
1832-1846English.
box 2
Receipts and home remedies. Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 6.25"
c.1869
box 2
Nancy G. Figgat's recipe book. Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 6.25"
October 29, 1860English.
box 1
Ann Godwin's memorandum book. Leather-bound volume: 5.75" x 3.5"
January 5, 1856
box 1
Store Ledger, Leather-bound volume: 7.5" x 8.5