Papers, 1872-1893, of S. Bassett French. Includes mostly letters to French from Virginians contributing biographical sketches for a proposed book, The Annals of Prominent Virginians of XIXth century. Also includes speeches, legal documents, and letters recommending French for various positions.
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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:
S. Bassett French Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/9217 Accessed November 23, 2020.