Baer Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection in comprised principally business and family correspondence and general papers of the Baer family of the Panther Gap vicinity of Rockbridge County, Va. with a concentration of papers relative to the family's land holdings such as maps, indentures, and wills. Other highlights are a group of twenty-one manuscript weaving drafts for making household textiles, a family Bible in German(l744), local militia fines, genealogical materials, some relating to the Decker and Hite (Heyt) families, and two farming account books of Joseph Baer, 1853-1859.
- Creation: 1744 - 1929
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English and German.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
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 / Historical
The Baer family were German immigrants, who settled in Panther Gap area of Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
.25 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collected by Ethelyn B. Goodman. Gift of her estate, 1974.
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