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Powell Family Papers, 1775-1929

Title
Powell Family Papers, 1775-1929
ID
Mss. 65 P875
Extent
3.25 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
684.00 items
Scope and Contents

Letters and papers of Charles Leven Powell, his wife Selina (Lloyd) Powell and children of Loudoun County, Virginia; Henry, Illinois; Winchester, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia.

There are also included papers of Charles Leven Powell's father, Cuthbert Powell. Prominent correspondents include Johns Hopkins, Eleanor Agnes Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, George Washington Custis Lee, Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee, Hunter Holmes McGuire and James Monroe.

Letters concern Robert Young Conrad, Hunter Holmes McGuire, civilian affairs during the Civil War, the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, freedmen, Reconstruction, and the education of women. Many letters are written by women.

In addition, there are a number of letters from and concerning members of the Dupuy family of Prince Edward County, Winchester, Virginia including Robert Young Conrad (president of the Virginia Secession Convention) and his son Holmes Conrad (U. S. Congressman).

See also  Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel # 04,05,06,07 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68

Other URL
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/wm/viw00085.frame
Arrangement
Organization: This collection is organized into 5 series. Series 1 contains papers of the Powell Family; Series 2 contains copies of historical letters; Series 3 contains legal papers; Series 4 contains cartes de visites; and Series 5 contains diaries, record books, and other miscellaneous volumes. Arrangement: This collection is primarily arranged chronologically by date.
Creators
Powell, Cuthbert (1775-1849)
Powell, Charles Leven (1804-1896)
Subjects
African Americans--Virginia--History--19th century
Freedmen--Virginia--History
Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, Va., 1864
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Virginia
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women--United States--History--19th century
Genres
Correspondence
Languages
English

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Acquired
1952.
Restrictions
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.
Rights
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.
Access Notes

When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.

See:  Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel # 04,05,06,07 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68

Acquisition Note
Gift: 682 items and 2 MsV., 1952.
Related Materials

Leven Powell Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; include the correspondence of Leven Powell (1737-1810), who was the father of Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849). Leven Powell served in the American Revolution, Virginia House of Delegates and U. S. House of Representatives. Leven Powell Papers, 1774-1806. 93 items. Collection number: Mss. 65 P87

Tabb-Powell Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Tabb-Powell Papers, 1797-1894.1,847 items. Collection Number: Mss. 65 T14Geographic interest includes; Alexandria, Leesburg, Winchester, and central Virginia; and Henry [Marshall County] Illinois.

Related Publications

Graydon, Katharine Virginia. "Those Who Are Compelled To Be Employed: Women, Work, and Education In The Powell Family of Virginia." 1992. Master's Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1992, G73

Hopkins, Frank Snowden. "The Powell and Lloyd Families of Virginia." 1988. Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Collection Number: 1889.55

Wahrsager, Kay Fierman. "Network: A Sturdy of the Civil War South Through An Analysis of Letters Written By The Powell Family of Winchester, Virginia, 1861-1865." 1990. Honors Thesis, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1990, W3

Preferred Citation
Powell Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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