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George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1832-1856

George Washington Parke Custis Papers, 1832-1856
Mss. 65 C96
0.5 Cubic Feet
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55 items
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.
Organization: This collection is organized three series: Series 1 contains materials dated 1832-1849, Series 2 contains materials dated 1850-1854, Series 3 contains materials dated 1855-1856. Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically by date.
Custis, George Washington Parke
Nelson, Francis
Agricultural implements
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.)
Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century
Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Washington, George, 1732-1799
White House (Washington, D.C.)

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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
Deposit: 55 items, 30 January 1948.
Preferred Citation
George Washington Parke Custis Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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