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Series 1, Inclusive 1763-1869

 Series

Scope and Contents

Series 1 of this collection primarily covers the period from 1763 through Samuel McDowell Reid's death in 1869. There are also a few later items dealing chiefly with his estate.

The bulk of the papers deals with business matters. Documents concern such matters as the James River and Kanawha Company, the North River Navigation Company, Washington College's relationship with the Society of the Cincinnati, slavery, and the financial dealings of John Robinson and the Hare family.

Dates

  • Inclusive 1763-1869

Extent

From the Collection: 14 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA