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Yancey Papers, 1791-1873

Yancey Papers, 1791-1873
Mss. Sm Coll Yancey
51.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Papers of the Yancey family of Woodville, Rappahannock County, Va. and Culpeper County, Va. Includes letters, 1844-1873 and accounts, chiefly 1834-1853. Concerns John W. Yancey, William T. Yancey, James P. Yancey and the estate of Major Yancey. There is a letter, 1844, of Charles Yancey of Tennessee concerning his administration of the Craven estate. The Craven will designated the New York Colonization Society as the legatee, but the will was broken. This collection also contains material relative to slavery.
African Americans--Colonization
Anti-slavery movements
Culpeper County (Va.)
Executors and administrators--Virginia--History--19th century
New-York Colonization Society
Rappahannock County (Va.)--History
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
United States--Slavery
Yancey family
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Willard M. Wright.
Preferred Citation
Yancey Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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