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S. Bassett French Papers (II)

Identifier: Mss. 98 F88

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Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1872-1893


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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:


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Related Materials:

See also; S. Bassett French Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information:

Processed by Andrea Calabretta and Laura Bristow in 1998.

Guide to the S. Bassett French Papers (II)
Finding Aid Authors: Andrea Calabretta and Laura Bristow.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository