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Bland Family papers

Identifier: Mss. 94 B159

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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1778-1989, of the Bland family of King and Queen County, Gloucester County, and the James River area of Virginia. Includes mostly genealogical material compiled by Lineous Preston Bland, Jr.

Includes correspondence, pamphlets, family trees, scrapbooks, newsletters, photographs, legal and military records, newspaper clippings, and oral histories. Much information focuses on Richard Bland (1710-1766), Virginia statesman and pamphleteer.

The collection also includes personal correspondence and certificates of Lineous Preston, Jr., his wife, Ethel Hickman Bland and son, Lineous Preston Bland, III.


  • Creation: 1778-1989


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:

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:

Lineous Preston Bland, Jr. was a United Methodist minister who served in the Virginia Conference. His wife was Ethel Hickman Bland (1902-1978) and their son was Lineous Preston Bland, III (b. 1927). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Processing Information:

Processed by Walter T. Latham, Jr. in 1998.

Guide to the Bland Family papers
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center Staff, Walter T. Latham, Jr..
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