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Jonathan Brooks papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0008

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 9 letters dated from 1839, 1845-1863 from correspondents such as A. C. Finley and Ebenezer Dickey Junkin to Jonathan Brooks of Brownsburg, Va., as well as bills and receipts. The subjects of the letters include news from Finley of Clarksville, Va. regarding finances and business, agriculture, and family news. In his 1845 letter to Brooks, Finley references a Jewish business but does not specifically name the company or individual(s). In his 1847 letter, Finley references illness and death among local folks as well as Lexington, Va. and a "negro man." The bills and receipts date from circa 1840-1872. Included are receipts for tax payments and subscriptions.


  • Creation: 1839-1872


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Johnathan Brooks (1800-1875) lived in Brownsburg, Virginia. He was a member of New Providence Church and is buried in its cemetery.


0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Monroe F. Cockrell.


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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA