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McGavock Papers, 1760-1888

McGavock Papers, 1760-1888
Mss. 39.1 M17
3540.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Papers (including correspondence, legal documents, and accounts) of James McGavock (1728-1812), his son James McGavock (1764-1838) and his grandsons James McGavock (1804-1839) and Stephen McGavock (1807-1880). Many of the papers concern lead mines at Fort Chiswell, Va, slavery, agriculture, aspects of the Revolutionary War, and other.  Included are a list of parish levies before 1776; receipts for supplies issued at Fort Chiswell, Wythe County, Va. and at Fort Patrick Henry, Tenn. for an expedition, 1776-1777, against the Cherokees; and county tax and fee bills for Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, Washington and Wythe counties, Va. The collection includes genealogical information on the McGavock and Boyd families and letters written by members of the Cloyd family and by John Williamson McGavock while attending the University of Virginia.
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McGavock family
Agriculture--Virginia--19th century
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Augusta County (Va.)--History--18th century
Bedford County (Va.)--History--18th century
Botetourt County (Va.)--History--18th century
Boyd family
Cherokee Indians
Cloyd family
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774
Indians of North America
Lead mines and mining--Virginia
Legal documents
McGavock, James, 1728-1812
McGavock, James, 1764-1838
McGavock, James, 1804-1839
McGavock, John Williamson, b. 1843
McGavock, Stephen, 1807-1880
McGavock family
Mines and mineral resources--Virginia
Montgomery County (Va.)--History--18th century
Pittsylvania County (Va.)--History--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
University of Virginia
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Washington County (Va.)--History--18th century
Washington County (Va.)--History--19th century
Wythe County (Va.)--History--19th century
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)
Surveys (documents)

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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: Mrs. Cloyd McGavok of Wytheville, Va..
Related Publications
See Robert Gray, <i>The McGavock Family</i> (Richmond: William Ellis Jones, 1903).
Preferred Citation
McGavock Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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