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Macon Family Manuscript Volumes

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad156-160

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Scope and Contents

Manuscript volumes kept by several generations of the Macon family of New Kent ["Ingleside"] and Hanover ["New Castle"] Counties, Va. including William Hartwell Macon (1759-1843), Doctor William Hartwell Macon (1819-1891) and William Hartwell Macon (1850-1918). The volumes are four ledgers concerning farming and medical practice and a diary. The earliest ledger mentions William Macon (1725-1813).

In addition to members of the Macon family, individuals and subjects mentioned in the volumes include George Braikenridge, John Hooe, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Samuel Moss, Jr. (a silversmith), John Wickham, Donald & Burton, London, Eng., College of William and Mary, Overseers of the Poor, overseers, and housekeepers.


  • Creation: 1782-1888

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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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Arrangement of Materials:

v. 1 (Ad 156), 1782-1806, 185 p., Ledger of William H. Macon of Hanover County, Virginia. Also used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings.

v. 2. (Ad 157), 1807-1837, 273 p., Ledger of Wililam H. Macon of Hanover County. The book also contains accounts of New Castle Estate and Woodland (1850-1870). An account of the College of William and Mary appears on page 66.  (oversize)

v. 3 (Ad 158), 1848-1852, 140 p., Ledger of William H. Macon, physician, of Hanover County, Virginia, containing his professional accounts.

v. 4 (Ad 159), 1853-1866, 40 p. Account book of William H. Macon of Hanover County. The book also contains a list of the New Kent County members of the Agricultural Society of Virginia (1856).

v. 5 (Ad 160), 1856-1876, 152 p. Diary of William H. Macon of Old Church, Hanover County, Virginia. (oversize)

v. 6 (Ad 160A), 1868-1885, 258 p. Farm account book of New Castle Estate, Hanover County, Virginia.

v. 7 (Ad 160B), 1882-1888, 360 p. Farm memorandum book of New Castle Estate, Hanover County, Virginia.

Guide to the Macon Family Manuscript Volumes
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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