Inventory of the Joseph Arthur Papers 1801-1814 Arthur, Joseph, Papers Mss. Acc. 2006.05

Inventory of the Joseph Arthur Papers 1801-1814

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2006.05


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. Acc. 2006.05
Title:
Joseph Arthur Papers 1801-1814
Quantity:
0.10
Alternate Extent Statement:
19 items.
Creator:
Arthur, Joseph arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Letters mostly to Joseph Arthur, owner of an iron forge in Shenandoah County, Virginia, about his business and family life, from 1801-1814. Includes letters written by John Arthur, his brother. In 1820, there were 5 furnaces in operation in Shenandoah County, being Isabella Furnace, owned by Benjamin Blackford, Speedwell Forge, owned by James Sterret, Union Forge, owned by Joseph Arthur, Columbia Furnace, owned by John Arthur, and Pine Forge, owned by Benjamin Pennybacker. William Leeper, an employee of Joseph Arthur, is married to Benjamin Blackford's daughter.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Joseph Arthur Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 01/20/2006.

Biographical Note

Joseph Arthur was the owner of an iron forge in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Joseph Arthur

Scope and Contents

Letters mostly to Joseph Arthur, owner of an iron forge in Shenandoah County, Virginia, about his business and family life, from 1801-1814. Includes letters written by John Arthur, his brother. In 1820, there were 5 furnaces in operation in Shenandoah County, being Isabella Furnace, owned by Benjamin Blackford, Speedwell Forge, owned by James Sterret, Union Forge, owned by Joseph Arthur, Columbia Furnace, owned by John Arthur, and Pine Forge, owned by Benjamin Pennybacker. William Leeper, an employee of Joseph Arthur, is married to Benjamin Blackford's daughter.

Arrangement of Materials

Chronological

Related Material

Mss. MsV Ad132 Benjamin Pennybacker Daybook

Index Terms

    Family Name:

  • Arthur family.
  • Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Occupation:

  • Forging.
  • Topical Term:

  • Shenandoah County (Va.)--History.
  • United States--Economic history