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Virginia Counties Collection

Identifier: Mss. 39.4 V82co

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Artificial collection of papers relating to various counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Includes current West Virginia Counties of Berkeley, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Nicholas and Pendleton because the material was generated when these counties were part of Virginia.


  • Creation: 1600-2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1730-1890

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.


30.00 Linear Feet



Acquisition Information:

Gifts and purchases, from the 1930's to the present.

Related Materials:

Mss. 39.2 V82ci Virginia Cities Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library

Mss. 65 V82 Virginia Quitrents Collection, 1704-1705, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library

Search specific county names to access other collections that were generated by or generated in these counties, such as account books and family papers.

Processing Information:

Reprocessed by Anne Johnson in 2011.

Genre / Form




Guide to the Virginia Counties Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson and Special Collections Staff.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Rehousing and more detailed descriptions completed in September 2011 by Anne Johnson.   Accession numbers and descriptions remain the same.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository