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Byers Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 B99

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Scope and Contents

The Byers Family Papers include personal and business correspondence; accounts, and business records of the members of the Byers family of Augusta County, Virginia, especially those papers belonging to Joseph Byers, who repaired wells; Samuel C. Byers; and Robert C. Byers. This collection also includes report cards, 1890-1893, of Edwin C. and Howard Byers, and a few letters of James C. Byers, and Leila Byers.


  • Creation: 1806-1929


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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.

Family History:

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Organization: This inventory has been organized into seven Series: 1. Personal Correspondence; 2. Business Correspondence; 3. Accounts, Bills and Receipts; 4. Legal Papers; 5. Printed Material; 6. Miscellaneous Items; 7. Ledger and Account Book. Arrangement: Materials in this collection are separated into series and then arranged chronologically by date. Those items with no date or an unknown date are placed at the end of the series.

Related Materials:

Newspapers were removed and added to the Newspaper Collection.

Physical Description

814 items


Other Information:

Additional information may be found at


Guide to the Byers Family 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