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George Smith Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1972.46

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Scope and Contents

This collection details the personal and professional papers of George Smith and William E. Nelson.  Legal documents consist of deeds, forms, and official papers.  Business materials include account books, checks, and promissory notes. The collection also covers various publications and a few personal correspondences.


  • Creation: 1862-1954


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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:

George Smith lived in New Plymouth, Lunenburg County, Virginia during the late 1800's to mid 1900's. He was possibly a lawyer who mostly handled land transactions.


1.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into three series.  Series one details the legal and personal papers of George Smith.  Series two covers papers from the law practice of William E. Nelson.  Series Three consists of legal documents and various publications.

Acquisition Information:


Guide to the George Smith Papers
Peter Klicker, SCRC Staff.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository