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Scrapbook (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00656

Scope and Contents

Diary, 1860, of an unidentified person from what was then Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and is now Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Includes a handwritten timeline of the life of Stephen A. Douglas, newsclippings dealing with slavery, the Kansas Territory, and the separation of Virginia and West Virginia, articles with handwritten comments about Charleston, South Carolina, and clippings with handwritten comments about the election of Abraham Lincoln and how his election will affect the United States.

Dates

  • 1860

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in May 2011.
Title
Guide to the Scrapbook (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
Date
2011-05-23
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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