Guide to the Wythe County, Virginia Papers, 1879-1904, undated

Summary Information

Title: Wythe County, Virginia Papers, 1879-1904, undated
Collection: AC.451
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Wythe County, Virginia Papers is a collection of materials, including promissory loan notes, receipts, advertisements, and articles, about people and places of Wythe County, Virginia.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790. It was named after George Wythe, the first Virginian signer of the Declaration of Independence. During the Civil War the Battle of Cove Mountain was fought in the county.

Scope and Contents

This collection has variety. From its 1884 refusal letter to take a patient into an insane asylum to an advertisement for flowers, the Wythe County, Virginia Papers offers a glimpse into the past as no other. It has eight handwritten promissory loan notes, 1904 receipts for apples and eggs, and a clipping by Goodridge Wilson, "The Southwest Corner" about a unique person, Rev. Robert Sayers Sheffey.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2008 and accessioned as AC.2008.067.

Processing Information

Processed by Simms Toomey; revised by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.451: Wythe County, Virginia Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  ACSC_Box Folder

Papers, 1879-1904, undated 

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