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.
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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.
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.