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Cook-Luttrell Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 C77

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, business, tax and legal records, primarily 1848-1890, of various members of the Cook and Luttrell Families of Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia.

The Cook family correspondence is concentrated between 1855 and 1858 and discusses the migration of several members of the family to western Virginia and Missouri, courtship and marriage, farming, and detailed accounts of family visits. The Luttrell correspondence, 1874-1890, contains letters to Mollie Luttrell from girl friends, discussing social events and friends.

The Cook family business and tax records, (1936-1859)-1875, are primarily receipts for accounts with Culpeper County merchants, with those of Thomas Jimson Cook including advertisements and attendance records for a grammar school he taught in his home. The Luttrell business records are primarily the receipts of James W. Luttrell (1813-1884) with Culpeper and Rappahannock County merchants, and included receipts for tuition paid to educate his daughter, [Mollie?] and correspondence concerning his investments in Austin, [Texas?]. Also, assorted business and tax records of the Bywaters family, and a legal document appointing James W. Luttrell surveyor of roads for Culpeper County.


  • Creation: 1848-1890


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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.


1.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Arrangement: The papers are divided first by type of record and then by family.

Organization: The papers are organized into five Series so that Series 1 is Personal Correspondence, Series 2 is Business Papers, Series 3 is Tax Receipts, Series 4 is Legal Documents and Series 5 is Miscellaneous Papers. Within each series is a Subseries relating to either the Cook Family or Luttrell Family.

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Related Materials:

See also; Luttrell-Cooke Papers (Mss. 65 L97), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Physical Description

411 items


Other Information:

Additional information may be found at

Processing Information:

Box and folder list compiled by Shayela Hassan, SCRC staff, in October-November 2012.

Guide to the Cook-Luttrell Papers
Special Collections Staff.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository