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S. Bassett French Papers (I) and (II)

Identifier: Mss. 39.2 F88 and Mss. 98 F88

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Scope and Contents

Papers and letters of  Samuel Bassett French, a judge who lived in Manchester, Virginia during the mid to late 1800's.


  • Creation: 1858-1892


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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:

Samuel Bassett French was a judge who lived in Manchester, Va. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


1.30 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

10/1935:  Purchase. 4/16/1998:  Gift of Mrs. Marion French Johnson and Ms. Sarah Johnson. Acc. 2000.12, 1 reel of microfilm of Bassett French II, filmed by the Library of Virginia.

Related Materials:

See also; Samuel Bassett French Letterbook and Telegrams, at The New-York Historical Society, New York; Samuel Bassett French Letters Received, 1875, Accession 1999.7, Personal Papers Collection; and the General fund operational records, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Va.

Separated Materials:

Acc. 2000.12, 1 reel of microfilm of Bassett French II, filmed by the Library of Virginia.  Transferred to the microfilm collection of Swem Library.

Physical Description

499 items

Guide to the S. Bassett French Papers (I) and (II)
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in November 2009.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository