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Samuel Myers Papers

Identifier: Mss. 95 M99

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Scope and Contents

Insurance policies for real estate and cargo owned by Samuel Myers of Richmond, Va. and his estate. Some were issued by the Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia. Some were issued to Gustavus A. Myers, the executor of Samuel Myers. Other names in the collection are [?] Bell, Dr. John Cullen, Peter Joseph Chevallie, [?] Higginson, A. R. Holiday, John Leslie (executor and trustee for Robert Craig), Joseph Marx, Thomas Massie, Henry Myers, H. P. Poindexter, John Richard, Thomas Rutherfoord, A. L. Warner, James Whitlock and Richard H. Whitlock (executors for Charles Whitlock)

Photograph of 1816 Hebrew Cemetery, Shockoe section of Richmond, Virginia, where Samuel and Louisa Myers are buried, added to collection. Filed in same box as UA 5.098 Samuel Myers College Papers.


  • Creation: 1796-1845
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1820-1837


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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.

Biographical Information:

Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk, Pensacola, Florida, and son of Moses Myers. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Related Materials:

See also; Faculty-Alumni File Collection, Gustavus A. Myers Papers, 1834-1869, Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Groups A-C, and Myers Papers II, all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

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Processing Information:

Processed by Laura Odendahl in May 1995.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository