The Resource Papers of the Minor family, (manuscript)

Papers of the Minor family, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of the Minor family, 1838-1944
Title
Papers of the Minor family
Inclusive dates
1838-1944
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection contains letters, 1838-1893, of John B. Minor, regarding family and financial matters, the study of law, and the University of Virginia; and letters, 1922-1947, from L.M. Berkeley, principally to Lucy M. Barrett, regarding family, financial, and legal matters, Briery Knowe, the family estate, and Barrett's declining health
  • There are also papers, 1840-1899, of Lancelot and Mary Ann (Swann) Minor, including financial and legal papers, and correspondence, regarding day-to-day life at Briery Knowe, the Presbyterian Church, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
  • The collection also includes essays and sermons, 1840-1880, of Lancelot Minor, regarding temperance, education, agriculture, and the Presbyterian Church and its elders; an agricultural diary, 1838-1887, with accounts, and a diary, 1860-1861, with entries regarding the adoption of a sharecropping system at Briery Knowe
  • The collection also includes a time book, 1879-1884, with entries for work and wages; diary, 1860-1899, of Mary Ann Minor, with accounts of family matters, Amherst County, Va., social life, and religious sentiments; photographs, 1882-1896, of Minor and Swann family members; and a daguerreotype, n.d., of a female slave (a.k.a the Minor family nurse)
  • There are also newspaper clippings, 1886-1944, regarding the Barrett, Berkeley, Minor, Mowbray, and Swann families
Additional physical form
Also available in microfilm :
Biographical or historical data
Family of Amherst County, Va.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of the Minor family, (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Extent
250 (ca.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2420735
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALP7048
  • (OCoLC)647854511
Type of unit
items.

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Genre

Library Locations

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