The Resource Melvin Steadman collection

Melvin Steadman collection

Label
Melvin Steadman collection, 1698-1927
Title
Melvin Steadman collection
Inclusive dates
1698-1927
Creator
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1698-1929, collected by Melvin Steadman of Northern Virginia. The collection is organized into three series: Local records, Organizational records, and Private papers. Included are accounts, bonds, correspondence, court records, deeds, estate papers, financial records, plats and surveys, school records, and wills. The bulk of the collection relate to Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and includes numerous 18th century documents
  • The Local records comprise the largest series and include Chancery Records, Circuit Court Records, Deeds, Fiduciary Records, Free Negro and Slave Records, Indentures, Land Records, Overseers of the Poor, Plats and Surveys, Road and Bridge Records, School Records, and Wills. The counties covered include: Alexandria, Arlington, Augusta, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King and Queen, King George, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Pittsylvania, Prince George, Prince William, Rockingham, Stafford, and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia. Also includes information from Henderson County, Kentucky; Frederick County, Maryland; and Jefferson County, West Virginia. The collection includes many 18th century records and is a great resource for genealogists and historians
  • The Organizational records include receipts and accounts with the Alexandria Boarding School and Leesburg Academy, as well as records relating to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Lovettsville, Loudoun, and Sussex County. The Private papers contain estate accounts and inventories for the Binns, Chichester, Cooke, Davis, Ellzey, Hamilton, Hopkins, Lane, Lewis, McCabe, Mason, Oxley, Price, Scott, Sinclair, Taylor, Updike, Whaley, and Wrenn families, among others
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm
Biographical or historical data
Melvin Steadman (1932-1987) was a United Methodist minister, an amateur genalogist and a historian of Northern Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Melvin Steadman collection
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01288.xml
Note
Please see finding aid for an itemized inventory of the collection
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
8.7
Governing access note
For preservation purposes, please serve microfilm (Misc. reels 1224-1246)
Immediate source of acquisition
Showalter, Jerry N.
Organization method
Organized into three series: I. Local records, II. Organizational records, and III. Private papers.
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000492265
Type of unit
cu. ft. (19 boxes)

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Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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