Skip to main content

Chappelear Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 C38

Scope and Contents

Papers, 1876-1959, of Benjamin Curtis Chappelear including manuscript and printed maps of Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, and Warren counties, Va.; Virginia state maps; United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Maps of areas in Virginia and West Virginia; notes concerning land records and manuscript volumes which include account books collected by Chappelear of blacksmiths, farmers, postmasters, students, tanners, and operators of general stores. The collection also includes drawings done by Nancy Chappelear as well as genealogical notes on different families.

Dates

  • 1788-1959

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

425 items

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:

B. Curtis Chappelear, author of "Maps and Notes Pertaining to the Upper Section of Fauquier County, Virginia" (Warrenton, Va.: The Warrenton Antiquarian Society, 1954).

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift of 309 pieces by Mrs. Chappelear in memory of B. Curtis Chappelear on 2/1956; gift of 116 pieces by Albert Edmonds on 2/1956; and gift of 2 pieces by John Gott in 2/1976.

Separated Materials:

Transferred to Rare Books: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, Star Publishing Company, Chicago Illinois Copyright 1894 by Alfred H. Guersey and Henry M. Alden, and 1894 by McDonnell Bros. Volume II, Issues 1 – 27 with over half of the issues missing

Physical Description

425 items

General

Other Information:

Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/65%20C38.pdf

Processing Information:

Processed and finding aid updated in 2017.
Title
Guide to the Chappelear Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-06
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

Contact: