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John Dixon Papers, 1729-1829

John Dixon Papers, 1729-1829
Mss. 39.1 D64 and Mss Sm Coll Add.24
2.0 Boxes
Scope and Contents

The John Dixon Papers include letters, legal papers, farm and personal accounts, 1760-1829 of John Dixon, Jr. (1777-1830) of "Airville" Gloucester County, Virginia.

Letters include those from Charles H. Braxton of "Oak Spring," Burwell Bassett of Williamsburg, Richard Jones, John Nicholson, John Peyton, and James and Samuel Stubbs of Gloucester County. The collection also includes a letter, 22 October 1827, of Burwell Bassett and a letter, 1826, of John Mercer Patton (1796-1858). These papers contain references to the Whiting family of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Papers relate to settlements of estates which John Dixon administered, while early material include copies of the wills of his great-grandfather John Dixon of Bistol, England, his father John Dixon (d. 1788) of Gloucester County, Virginia, and the settlement of the estate of his mother Elizabeth Peyton Dixon.

Sm. Coll. Add. 24:

Copies of a 1729 land patent, the 1766 will of Roger Dixon and two genealogies of the family.

Other URL
These papers have been organized into six series: 1. Family Papers; 2. Letters Written to John Dixon Jr.; 3. Legal Papers of John Dixon Jr.; 4. Other Papers of John Dixon; 5. Business Papers of John Dixon Jr.; 6. Sm. Coll. Add. 24.
Dixon, John
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841
Dixon, Elizabeth Peyton
Dixon, John, d. 1788
Dixon, William M
Dixon family
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--18th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Legal documents
Patton, John Mercer, 1796-1858
Whiting family
Account books
Financial records

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

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.
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.
Acquisition Note
Purchase of 25 items in 1/1928; gift of 580 items by George P. Coleman in 1938; gift of 1 item by Berna Heyman in 3/1976; and gift of 4 items of Miss Caroline Anderson on 2/24/1987.
Preferred Citation
John Dixon Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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