The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
ca. 1805-1866
Inclusive dates
ca. 1805-1866
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, ca. 1805-1866, principally consisting of the business and personal correspondence of Washington G. Singleton (1798-1866), an attorney from Winchester, Virginia. Business correspondence principally concerns Singleton's private law firm and his service as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (1834-1842) and as Clerk of the Superior Court of the Chancery (1858-1866). Many of the letters are from James Points, United States Marshall for the Western District of Virginia. Personal correspondence principally concerns family matters and political activity and is sent from his wife Maria A. Singleton, his father-in-law Obed Waite (1766-1845), and other family members and friends. Within this collection there are also papers including accounts, correspondence, lists of fees, and receipts related to Thomas A. Tidball (1786-1856), Deputy Clerk of Frederick County Court (1804-1824) and Clerk of Court (1824-1856). There are also accounts, commissions, lists, pamphlets, property tax and miscellaneous receipts of Washington G. Singleton and other related Tidball and Singleton family members
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Washington George Singleton, son of Joshua and Nancy Wynne Singleton, was born in 1798 in Virginia. He married Maria Antoinette Waite on 26 April 1823. In 1828 began what would become a successful law practice. His success led to his appointment by President Jackson as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia in 1834. He served for eight years in that office and then returned to his private practice in Winchester. Singleton, who practiced law until his death in 1866, also was elected the Clerk of the Superior Court of the Chancery in 1858.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of originals duplicates
Originals, which are owned by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, are located in Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia.
Label
(microform)
Note
  • Target titles will not necessarily match collection contents
  • The original records of this collection were placed on deposit with the Handley Library by their legal owners, the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically; correspondence for some years arranged in reverse chronological order.
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
unknown
Extent
6
Generation
unknown
Immediate source of acquisition
Handley Regional Library
Organization method
Misc. reel 196. Correspondence, 1834-1838; Misc. reel 197. Corespondence, 1839-1841; Misc. reel 198. Correspondence, 1842-1843, 1845; Misc. reel 199. Correspondence, 1844-1849; Misc. reel 200. Correspondence, 1849, 1851-1860, receipts and accounts, 1816-1857; Misc. reel 201. Correspondence, 1850 and n. d., receipts and accounts, ca. 1805-1866, and pamphlets.
Positive negative aspect
positive
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001504310
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ReductionRatioRange
normal reduction
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Photoduplication restricted. For permission to cite for publication, contact the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
Type of unit
reels (Misc. reels 196-201)

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