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Southall Papers

Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 So8
Papers of the Southall family of Williamsburg, Va. including correspondence, 1828-1830, of Peyton Alexander Southall but mostly comprised of the legal correspondence, 1831-1851, of George Washington Southall and documents concerning lawsuits and civil proceedings in many Virginia counties and including account books, 1832-1846, of George Washington Southall. Prominent correspondents include Lemuel Jackson Bowden, Richard Coke, John Augustine Deneufville, Thomas Roderick Dew, George Frederick Holmes, James Alexander Seddon, Abel Parker Upshur and Henry Alexander Wise.

Obituary of Mary Southall Jones, wife of Henly T. Jones and transcript of November 5, 1863 letter from Edward S. Joynes at Halifax C.H. (Va.) to R.G. H. Kean, Chief of Bureau of War about Miss Mary Southall who is seeking employment.  Also mentions Miss Southall's leadership in trying to save William and Mary's library when it was burned.  Addition Mss. Acc. 1992.47b.

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  • 1807-1904


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Physical Description

23572 items

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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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43.01 Linear Feet

Guide to the Southall Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 12th, 2017: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository