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Campbell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 C16

Scope and Contents

Papers of four generations of the Campbell family of Orange Co., Va. including correspondence of William Campbell (1755-1823). His papers pertain to Revolutionary pensions, bounty land claims, the War of 1812, his superintendency of the Virginia State Penitentary, and his estate and includes a diary of a trip to Kentucky in 1798. There are also papers (correspondence and accounts) of his wife, Mrs. Susan Campbell and their children. The collection includes papers of the Graves family and correspondence, medical accounts, military orders and reports of Dr. William S. Parran who served in the 13th Virginia Regiment of Confederate States Army at the battles of Bull Run, Cedar Mountain and who was killed at Antietam. Correspondents of Parran include A. P. Hill and John Letcher and there is one letter, 1861, concerning Thomas Jonathan Jackson.

The collection includes letters and accounts, 1890-1905, of Reuben Lindsay Coleman and Emma Cornelia (Parran) Coleman,  a 1904 letter of M. E. Magurk, first superintendent of hospitals in the Canal Zone describing local conditions and 1813-1815 accounts with Valentine Johnson and Farmer's Bank of Virginia with William Campbell.

Dates

  • 1726-1920

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

1745 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.

Family History:

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Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift of 1,732 items from Miss Catherine Scott in 1930; and purchase of 13 items on 12/29/1952.

Physical Description

1745 items.
Title
Guide to the Campbell Family Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-09
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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