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Chappelear Collection, 1876-1959

Chappelear Collection, 1876-1959
Mss. 65 C38
6.0 Cubic Feet
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425 items
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1876-1959, of Benjamin Curtis Chappelear including manuscript and printed maps of Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, and Warren counties, Va.; Virginia state maps; United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Maps of areas in Virginia and West Virginia; notes concerning land records and manuscript volumes which include account books collected by Chappelear of blacksmiths, farmers, postmasters, students, tanners, and operators of general stores. The collection also includes drawings done by Nancy Chappelear as well as genealogical notes on different families.
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Chappelear, Benjamin Curtis (1876?-1954)
Chappelear, Nancy (1918-)
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Clarke County (Va.)--Maps
Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century
Farm management--Virginia--History--20th century
Fauquier County (Va.)--Maps
Land grants--Virginia
Loudoun County (Va.)--Maps
Retail trade--Virginia--History
Tanning--History--19th century
United States Postal Service--History
Warren County (Va.)--Maps
West Virginia--Maps
Account books
Design drawings
Manuscripts (document genre)

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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.
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
Gift of 309 pieces by Mrs. Chappelear in memory of B. Curtis Chappelear on 2/1956; gift of 116 pieces by Albert Edmonds on 2/1956; and gift of 2 pieces by John Gott in 2/1976.
Preferred Citation
Chappelear Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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