A Guide to the Newlee Family Papers, 1916, 1980, n.d. Newlee Family Papers Ms1982-021

A Guide to the Newlee Family Papers, 1916, 1980, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-021


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Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Newlee Family Papers, 1916, 1980, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder; 1 oversize folder
Newlee family

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Newlee Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Newlee Family Papers, Ms1982-021, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Newlee Family Papers collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Newlee Family Papers was completed in 1982. Additional information was completed in April 2011.

Biographical Note

The Newlee family was from Blacksburg, Virginia. Colonel Robert G. Newlee mustered in as a captain of the 4th Virginia Regiment in April 1862. He was later a sergeant in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the Mexican War, and raised a company in Blacksburg during the Civil War known as the "Montgomery Mountain Boys."

Scope and Content

The collection includes a paper of the history written in 1980 of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston family, and Virginia Newlee (Robert's daughter) written by George Shackleford. In addition there is an obituary of Colonel Newlee, and a newspaper clipping from 1916 with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain.


The collection arranged by material type.

Index Terms


  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1Oversize Folder 1
Papers, 1916, 1980,n.d.