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W. W. Scott papers

Label
W. W. Scott papers, 1891-1957
Title
W. W. Scott papers
Inclusive dates
1891-1957
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1891-1957, of W. W. Scott (1845-1929) of Orange County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of accounts, advertisements, charts, deeds, envelopes, epitaphs, essays, letters, notes, poems, promissory notes, receipts, reminiscences, satires, and speeches, mainly concerning Virginia and Orange County history, including Scott's HISTORY OF ORANGE COUNTY, VA; and James Madison (1751-1836). Papers also contain correspondence to and from Scott's son Philip H. Scott (1873-1962); receipts for purchases and payments by Scott; copyright for a book by Scott and W. G. Stanard; poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Philip Slaughter, Will Henry Thompson, and unknown; an epitaph for Jane Webb in Old Blue Run Church; and the condensed profile for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1908
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Biographical or historical data
William Wallace Scott was born 10 April 1845 in Orange County, Virginia, and he attended the Virginia Military Institute. He enlisted in the Confederate Army 1 December 1863 and served in Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, also known as the Black Horse Cavalry. Scott was captured by Union forces in April 1865, but escaped; eventually being paroled in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 1 May 1865. After the war, Scott became a lawyer and editor. He served as the law librarian for the state of Virginia, and published works on Virginia and its history. Scott married Claudia Marshall Willis (1846-1912) 29 September 1869, and they had nine children. Scott died 16 January 1929, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of other archival material
Scott family papers, 1867-1931 (LVA accession 43713).
Label
W. W. Scott papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi03426.xml
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
.45
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Thornton, Ann
  • Thornton, Ann
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001663297
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

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