The Resource General operational records of the Virginia Land Office

General operational records of the Virginia Land Office

General operational records of the Virginia Land Office, 1769-1920
General operational records of the Virginia Land Office
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  • These records contain records generally related to the operations of the Land Office but which do not fit into any existing series, including memoranda pertaining to searches of the records made by office clerks for unnamed individuals, warrants, post office box receipts, unrecorded caveats and surveys,preemption certificates, and fragments
  • A number of papers do not appear to be related to Land Office affairs, including lottery tickets authorized by the board of the Literary Fund, 1819;an account of sales of furniture for Gervas S. Burton, 1855; the draft of a speech about a painting to be unveiled at Yorktown, undated; a J.K. Cilley & Co. price list for furs and pelts, with handwritten survey notes on the back, 1887; a Craven County, North Carolina, court abstract involving the supposed disappearance at sea of an individual, 1834; a pamphlet from the Committee for the Relief of the Poor for the city of Richmond, 1881; and a United States Weather Bureau 12th monthly report of the Virginia Weather Service, 1892
  • Other documents in the collection include a commission for Francis Wilks as justice of the peace in South Carolina, 1819; an invoice from the Richmond and York River Rail Road Company, 1855; a list of delinquent lands purchased by the Commonwealth in Tucker County, 1860; a handdrawn map of Alexander Farm in Buckingham County along the James River; and a set of land grants issued to Chester H. Markham in 1928
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
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Cataloging source
Citation location within source
entry no. 15
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
General operational records of the Virginia Land Office
These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
  • The Library of Virginia
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Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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