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Collection Number: 03118-z

Collection Title: Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Papers, 1809-1901.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 35 items
Abstract The Lilly, Cook, Blose, Luttrell, Bywaters, Perry, Corbin, Gawthrop, Whitescarver, Walden, Washington, Miltenberger, Breeding, and Hess families all resided in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The collection contains scattered family letters and business papers of various persons in Augusta, Page, and Rappahannock counties, Va. The collection includes letters, 1830s to 1880s, from natives who had migrated to Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky, business papers such as licenses, bonds, promissory notes, bills, and a shoemaker's ledger (218 pages) with records of purchases of leather and of shoes made for cash or barter. Correspondents that appears frequently include members of the Lilly, Cook, and Blose families; their letters briefly discuss crops, health, and other family matters.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Papers, #3118-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1955, 1956, and 1959.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The Lilly, Cook, Blose, Luttrell, Bywaters, Perry, Corbin, Gawthrop, Whitescarver, Walden, Washington, Miltenberger, Breeding, and Hess families all resided in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, including Augusta, Page, and Rappahannock counties.

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The collection contains scattered family letters and business papers of various persons in Augusta, Page, and Rappahannock counties, Va. The collection includes letters, 1830s to 1880s, from natives who had migrated to Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky, business papers such as licenses, bonds, promissory notes, bills, and a shoemaker's ledger (218 pages) with records of purchases of leather and of shoes made for cash or barter. Correspondents that appears frequently include members of the Lilly, Cook, and Blose families; their letters briefly discuss crops, health, and other family matters.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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