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Myrta Locket Avary Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 Av1

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence and typescripts of articles concerning Reconstruction. Includes reminiscences of her father Harrison Alexander Lockett concerning southside Virginia and photographs.


  • Creation: 1901-1941

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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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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:

Myrta Lockett Avary was the author of A Virginia Girl in the Civil War, 1861-1865 and Dixie After the War and jointly edited the 1905 edition of Mary Boykin Chestnut's A Diary from Dixie. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:



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Related collections can be found at the Virginia Historical Society and the Atlanta History Center.

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