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Philip Howerton Papers, 1812-1870

Philip Howerton Papers, 1812-1870
Mss. 65 H84
0.5 Cubic Feet
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148.00 items
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1812-1870, of Philip Howerton and his family of Halifax County, Va. Includes a letterbook, 1829-1853; account books, 1825-1857, of the store and blacksmith's shop of Philip Howerton and tobacco manufacturing company of Philip Howerton and W. M. Howerton.

The collection also includes accounts, 1852-1859, for transporting tobacco; sermons, 1832 and n.d., of Charles Busser; constitution and minutes of the Branch Bible Society of Halifax County, Va.; letter, 1834, from American Tract Society; part of one of the manuscript volumes contains accounts of orphans (of Mat Cabaniss) who were wards of Philip Howerton, and a contract between Philip Howerton and a former slave family in 1865-1866.

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Organization: This collection is organized into seven series: 1. Tobacco Receipts, 2. Circulars, 3. A Contract and Legal Papers, 4. Religious Writings, 5. Letters, 6. Miscellaneous, and 7. Personal Accounts of Philip Howerton. Arrangement: The series are arranged by date.
Howerton, Philip
Cabaniss, Mat.
Howerton Family
Howerton, W. M.
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Cabaniss, Mat
Halifax County (Va.)--History--19th century
Howerton, W. M
Howerton family
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
United States--Religious History--Christianity
Account books
Financial records

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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
Gift: 148 items, 06/04/1940.
Preferred Citation
Howerton Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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