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Robert Blackwell Papers, 1797-1880

Robert Blackwell Papers, 1797-1880
Mss. 39.2 B56
75.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1835-1859, written to Robert Blackwell "Brickland," Lochleven, Lunenburg County, Virginia from relatives in Tennessee and Texas; and business records of the Blackwell family mill, tanyard, store and farm. Includes papers relating to the lawsuit of Blackwell and Featherston v. Hawthorne; and a letter, 30 November 1847, from Upton E. Hardy to his guardian Robert Blackwell asking permission to leave because of his illness and discussing Benjamin Stoddert Ewell's advice to him.
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Organization: This collection is organized into 4 Series. Series 1 contains letters; Series 2 contains legal papers; Series 3 contains accounts; and Series 4 contains other papers. Arrangement: This collection is first arranged into series. Then, series 1 and 2 are arranged chronologically and series 3 is arranged alphabetically.
Blackwell, Robert
Hardy, Upton E.
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894
Leather industry and trade--Virginia
Lunenburg County (Va.)--History--19th century
United States--Economic history
Washington and Lee University--History
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.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Henry Harris.
Purchase: 75 items, January 1928.
Preferred Citation
Robert Blackwell Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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Other Note
Preferred Citation: Robert Blackwell Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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