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Beverley Papers, 1796-1834

Beverley Papers, 1796-1834
Mss. 39.2 B46
73.0 Items
Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters written to Robert Beverley (1769-1843) of "Blandfield," Essex County, Virginia and Georgetown, D.C. from his sister Lucy (Beverley) Randolph, her husband Brett Randolph and their son Richard Randolph, Jr. (1795-1885). The letters concern slaves given to Lucy Beverley Randolph and her children by her father Robert Beverley (d. 1800), and held in trust by her brother Robert Beverley, some of which were sold to pay debts incurred by her husband.

Also includes letters concerning the lawsuit Beverley v. Pickett, Scott et al. in chancery; the will of John Randolph of Roanoke; and letters, 1830, from John H. Peyton and William Augustine Washington concerning litigation over claims to George Washington's Kanawha lands; and William Byrd's lottery.

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Organization: This inventory is organized into one series of letters. All other material not included these series is listed separately. Arrangement: Series 1, containing letters, is arranged chronologically by date with those items lacking a date located at the end of the series.
Beverley, Robert (d. 1800)
Peyton, John Howe (1778-1847)
Randolph, Brett (1766-1828)
Randolph, Lucy Beverley (1771-1854)
Randolph, Richard (1795-1885)
Washington, Henry A. (1820-1858)
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Essex County (Va.)--History--19th century
Lotteries--United States
Slavery--Southern States--History
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Receipts (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.
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Acquisition Note
Purchased: 73 items, 5/01/1927.
Related Publications

For additional genealogy and biographical material see John McGill's book entitled <i>The Beverley Family of Virginia.</i> The College of William and Mary, Swem Library has two copies of this book in separate locations. One is located in the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department and the other can be found in the Swem Library Stacks. Collection Number: CS71 B5772 1956

McGill, John, 1880-1951. <i>The Beverley family of Virginia; descendants of Major Robert Beverley, 1641-1687, and allied families.</i> Columbia, S.C.:R.L. Bryan Co.,1956.Pages 535, 549, and 571.

Preferred Citation
Beverley Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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