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.
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.
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: .