Andrew Reid Record Book
Scope and Contents
Copy of a record book kept by Andrew Reid, clerk of Rockbridge County, Virginia, entitled "For the Registering of Free Negroes [of Rockbridge County] according to the Act . . . of the General Assembly of Virginia, passed January 25, 1803" which includes physical descriptions, ages, information on former owners and record of emancipation. The volume was also used as a registry of boats to comply with An act of the General Assembly of Virginia entitled "an act regulating the navigation of James River above the falls of said river."
- Creation: 1803-1828
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.
.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder)
The collection is arranged by file.
The original Andrew Reid Record Book was transferred to the Library of Virginia on March 3, 2023. A copy of the book is held in the William & Mary Special Collections Research Center.
Original book was in the possession of Swem Library before 1939.
- Guide to the Andrew Reid Record Book
- William & Mary Special Collections Research Center Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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