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Evans-Sibert family papers

Evans-Sibert family papers, 1800-1928
Evans-Sibert family papers
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  • Papers, 1800-1928, of the Evans and Sibert families of Augusta, Frederick, and Shenandoah Counties, and Winchester, Virginia. Includes correspondence, receipts, insurance policies, patents, deeds, stock certificates, circulars, and land surveys
  • Includes correspondence, 1863-1890, of David Evans, mainly concerning family and business. Includes many letters written to Mary Sibert during their courtship. Also includes an amnesty oath, 11 July 1865; and insurance policy from the Royal Society of Good Fellows, 30 March 1887
  • The papers of Joseph L. Sibert include a patent, drawing, and specifications for a machine for forging Spencer rifle cartridge cases, granted by the Confederate States of America, 1865. The papers of Lorenzo Sibert, 1856-1881, include patents, agreements, receipts, leases, correspondence, and an oath to the Confederate States of America, 5 August 1862. Most of the papers relate to the mining and furnace inventions of Lorenzo Sibert. Included are land leases, 1869-1881, to mine ore in Augusta and Page Counties, Virginia. Also includes a list of wages due to mine laborers; stock certificates for the Sibert-Patent Iron and Steel Company, 1870; and a land survey for Siberton Steel and Iron Company
  • Also includes in the papers is a circular for the sale of mining land in Albemarle County, Virginia; circular regarding the raid of John Brown, 30 November 1859; theatre circular for Louisville Dramatic Club, 21 December 1860; G.W. Gail & Ax price list for tobacco, 13 August 1887; prohibition ticket for the election in Augusta County, Virginia, 8 November 1887; and a Republican election ticket, 2 November 1880
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Biographical or historical data
The Evans and Sibert families were from Frederick and Shenandoah counties, but settled in Augusta County, Virginia. Lorenzo Sibert (b. 1810) founded the Siberton Steel and Iron company. David H. Evans (b. 1841) of Staunton, Virginia, married Mary Anna Sibert Evans (b. 1842) in 1869. David Evan's family lived in Winchester, Virginia, where they ran a toabcco store.
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Evans-Sibert family papers
arranged chronologically thereunder.
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
Steele, E. B.
Organization method
Organized by family member and
Type of unit
cubic ft.

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