Papers of Robert Preston, surveyor of Washington County, Va. including letters, 1785-1831, from relatives in Ireland; documents; surveys; plats; and memorandum books. Includes certificate, 22 December 1779, issued by the College of William and Mary appointing Preston surveyor of Washington County, signed by Thomas Jefferson. Some surveys for land in Montgomery County, Virginia.
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Purchase of 512 items from George Scheer on 3/27/1939; purchase of 2 items from Mrs. Brockenbrough Lamb 3/30/1939 and 72 items on 3/20/1941.
Robert Preston Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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