Thomas Staples Martin Papers
Scope and Contents
Letters, receipts and legal papers of U. S. Senator Thomas S. Martin relating chiefly to his law practice in Charlottesville and Scottsville, Va.
- Creation: 1855-1902
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1870-1889
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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.
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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 / Historical
Thomas Staples Martin was born in Scottsville, Va. July 29, 1847. He served in the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets in the Civil War. He practiced law and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served until his death November 12, 1919.
1 Linear Feet
Mss. 98 M36 is arranged by topic, then chronologically. Original two boxes have been combined into one box, with Acc. 2002.38 added at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase: Acc. 1998.01 (Mss. 98 M36) - 717 items Purchase: Acc. 2002.38B - 100 items
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/98_M36_Martin__Thomas.pdf
Processed by Kathey Feeney in 1998.
- Guide to the Thomas Staples Martin Papers
- Kathey Feeney, SCRC staff
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