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Custis Family Papers, 1836


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Collection Overview

Custis Family Papers, 1836
Mss. 39.2 C96
2.0 Items
Primary Creator
Custis, W. P.
Other Creators
Custis, James W.
Forms of Material


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Scope and Contents of the Materials

Letter, 11 August 1836, written by W. P. Custis, Philadelphia, Pa. to James W. Custis of Accomack County, Va. concerning the purchase of horses; and a newspaper clipping from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" concerning a Civil War era anecdote about someone named Custis.

Biographical Note

Information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/W. P. Custis">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/W. P. Custis</a>.

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Folder 1

Letter from W. P. Custis, at Philadelphia, to James W. Custis, near Modest Town, Accomack County, Va.  11 Aug. 1836.

A clipping from <i>Harper's New Monthly Magazine</i> concerning James W. Custis.

[City of Williamsburg, deed, 17th. of 3 lots of John Custis:  see Virginia, Cities, Williamsburg, Folder 1-6".].

Administrative Information

Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Betty Custis Ambler
Acquisition Method
Preferred Citation
Custis Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.