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Marie M. and Edith W. Smith Papers, 1783-1862

Marie M. and Edith W. Smith Papers, 1783-1862
Mss. 65 Sm4
4.5 Cubic Feet
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1701.00 items
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1783-1862, of the Thomas Smith family of Powhatan County, Va., Kentucky, and Ohio. Includes typescripts of letters, 1841-1842, of James George Smith; typescript of letter, 1862, of Thomas E. Smith; constitution, 1798, of the Emigration Society; and letter, 1799, and address, n.d., of the Humane Society against slavery. The Marie M. and Edith W. Smith Papers are primarily the genealogical charts and notes used to trace ancestral lines to the twenty-five Sureties of the Magna Carta (Barons of Runnymede). The notes are almost all from printed sources. Research covers Huguenot settlers in Virginia and Quaker and Scots-Irish settlers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The collection also includes genealogical charts and notes compiled by Marie M. Smith and Edith W. Smith.
Other URL
Smith, Marie M.
Smith, Edith W.
Anti-slavery movements
Powhatan County (Va.)--History--18th century
Powhatan County (Va.)--History--19th century
United States--Abolition--History

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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: Marie M. and Edith W. Smith.
Preferred Citation
Marie M. and Edith W. Smith Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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