Appomattox Manor Music Collection
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.
- 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.
All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Genre / Form
- 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