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Jonathan G. Murphy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 99 M95

Scope and Contents

Poetry, ca. 1840-1900, of Jonathan G. Murphy, a farmer at Northumberland County, Va. Murphy's single volume of handwritten poetry tells about the lives of people of the Wicomic District of Northumberland County following the Civil War and about the Murphy family. Collection also contains typescripts of Murphy's poetry, a photograph of Murphy, and a family history paper done on Murphy by his descendant, with the same name, Jonathan G. Murphy. Use of original poetry volume is prohibited because of its fragile nature. Use of typescript is recommended.

Dates

  • 1840-1900

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Use of Murphy's original poetry ledger is prohibited because of its fragile nature, typescript use only. Also, before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Jonathan G. Murphy, a 19th century farmer and poet at Northumberland County, Va. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.30 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift
Title
Guide to the Jonathan G. Murphy Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
Date
2007-07-16
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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