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Diggs Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.44

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Scope and Contents

Business and family papers of the Charles R. and Charles E. Diggs family of Mathews, Virginia and Susan, Virginia.  The Diggs Family owed an automobile engine business.  In 1921, it was named "Overland and Willys Knight Automobiles Mianus Engines, " but had other names through the years.  The family also sold seafood products. Charles Robert Diggs worked in various automotive and machine shops in the area after 1920's.


  • Creation: 1914-1960
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1920-1940

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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.

Biographical Information:

Charles R. Diggs lived in Mathews, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Series 1, Family and Business Documents, is arranged alphabetically by subject, Series 2, Correspondence, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically, Box 2 and 3, Series 3, Financial Records,  is arranged alphabetically by type of record.

Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Diggs Family Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Heather Byrnes and Anne Johnson.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository