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William Massie Papers, 1810-1870

William Massie Papers, 1810-1870
Mss. 39.1 M39
2.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Letters and accounts of William Massie, farmer, plantation owner, slave owner, and miller of "Pharsalia" and Tye River Mills, Nelson County, Va. Correspondents include Nathaniel Francis Cabell and Chiswell Dabney. Letters discuss life in Nelson County, agriculture, slavery, milling, and other subjects.
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Massie, William (1795-1862)
Cabell, Nathaniel Francis (1807-1891)
Dabney, Chiswell
Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century
Agriculture--Virginia--19th century
Millers--Virginia--Nelson County
Nelson County (Va.)--History--19th century
Plantation life
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
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
 Source: W. E. Massie of Tyro, Va..
Related Materials

See also: William Massie Papers, 1747-1919, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin. See; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00250/cah-00250.html

William Massie Papers, Duke University Library.

Massie Family Negro Books, 1823-1863, Accession #12705, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Miscellaneous Virginia letters, 1807-1911, Accession #11490, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Related Publications

Oliver Morris Refsell, "The Massies of Virginia: documentary history of a planter family," PhD Disseration, University of Texas, 1959.


William Massie papers, 1766-1890, Pharsalia, Nelson County, Virginia, Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America [microfilm].

William Massie papers, 1747-1865, Nelson and Rockbridge counties, Virginia, Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America [microfilm].

Preferred Citation
William Massie Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Box and Folder List compiled by Kassia Halcli, SCRC staff, in September 2011.
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