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Appomattox Manor Music Collection

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.57

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection contains bound volumes and sheet music of the 19th century and early to mid 20th century. Appomattox Manor, near Hopewell, Virginia, has belonged to the Eppes family since 1635, when Captain Francis Eppes was granted a patent to the land. The Manor served as the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. The home was restored and is open to the public. The collection contains both popular and classical music. Boxes 1 - 18 are bound volumes and sheet music.  Box 19 is miscellaneous material including: children's books; poetry books; original index cards for Manor Music Hall library.

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  • Creation: 1800-1940
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1850-1910

Language of Materials

English French German Italian

Conditions Governing Access:

This 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.


10.10 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Each bound volume [including entry for each song] and separate sheet music is listed by:

Box #, volume #, page #; Author; Title; Publisher; Publication date [if known]; and other additional information.

Acquisition Information:


Related Materials:

Phonograph records from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Separated Materials:

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Guide to the Appomattox Manor Music Collection
Finding Aid Authors: cjsinger.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository