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Merritt Family Papers, 1780-1909

Merritt Family Papers, 1780-1909
Mss. 39.1 M55
0.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Papers (including business and personal correspondence and accounts) of William H.E. Merritt, of Brunswick and Greensville counties, Va. who was a lawyer, member of the Virginia House of Delegates and editor of the "Richmond Whig"and his brothers Dr. Alexander T.B. Merritt of Hicksford, Greensville County,Va. and John F.W. Merritt of Vicksburg, Miss. The collection includes letters, 8 January and 29 March 1857, written by John Minor Botts and accounts of William H.E. Merritt & Brother with Cuddy, Brown & Co., cotton brokers in New Orleans, La. Subjects covered by the collection include horses, the practice of law, Reconstruction, and slavery.
Merritt, William H. E.
Brunswick County (Va.)--History--19th century
Cotton trade--Southern States--History--19th century
Greensville County (Va.)--History--19th century
Horses--United States--History--19th century
Lawyers--Virginia--Brunswick County
Lawyers--Virginia--Greensville County
Practice of law--Virginia--History
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Virginia
Slavery--Southern States--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Slavery
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History
Virginia--Cotton Farms--19th century
Virginia House of Delegates
Whig Party (U.S.)
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 of Richmond, Va..
Preferred Citation
Merritt Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Box and Folder List compiled by Kelsey Kavanagh, SCRC staff, in September 2011.
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