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Robert Preston Papers, 1777-1864

Title
Robert Preston Papers, 1777-1864
ID
Mss. 39.1 P92
Extent
575.0 Items
Scope and Contents
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.
Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/39_1_P92_Preston__Robert.pdf
Creators
Preston, Robert (circa 1750-1831)
College of William and Mary
Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
Preston Family
Subjects
Ireland--History--1760-1820
Ireland--History--1800-1837
Montgomery County (Va.)--History--18th century
Surveying--Virginia--History
Washington County (Va.)--History--18th century
Washington County (Va.)--History--19th century
Genres
Account books
Correspondence
Surveys (documents)
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
03/27/1939.
Restrictions
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.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
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.
Preferred Citation
Robert Preston Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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