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William Cole Collection of Colonial-Era Documents, Prints, and Coats of Arms

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00196

Content Description

Documents, prints, and heraldry pertaining to Virginia governors from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes letters and documents signed by John Murray, Robert Brooke, James Wood, Beverly Randolph, Patrick Henry, Edmund Andros, Jeffrey Amherst, Norborne Berkeley, Robert Hunter, Francis Fauquier, Earl De La Warr, James Blair, and Robert Dinwiddie among others. Also included in the collection are prints, coats of arms, and commemorative coins.

Dates

  • 1676-1971
  • Majority of material found within 1730-1770

Creator

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

3.0 Linear Feet

Accruals

Acc. 2019.013 was added to the collection in 2019. Additional accruals are anticipated.
Title
Guide to the William Cole Collection of Colonial-Era Documents, Prints, and Coats of Arms
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA, Inventory and item list completed by Karen King, SCRC Staff Assistant.
Date
August 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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