Guide to the Virginia historical documents collection, Late 16th century-1958

Virginia historical documents C0034

Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444


Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911



Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator George Mason University
Title Virginia Historical Documents Collection
Date 16th Century-1958
Physical Characteristics 2.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains historical documents relating to Virginia families and citizens. Documents range from pre-Revolution colonial documents to early 20th Century documents.
Collection Number C0034
Language English. Contains one document in French.

Historical Information

Special Collections Research Center staff created this collection from small donations of historical documents.

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Scope and Content

The Virginia Historical Documents collection was created out of many small donations of materials that were accessioned by the Special Collections Research Center over the course of many years. Documents range from late 16th and early 17th century Raleigh family letters, court documents from the 18th and 19th centuries, which include summons and slave receipts, and material from the Fairfax family. Also included are Mason family documents and Civil War letters. Lastly, there are 20th Century postcards depicting Colonial Virginia and a request answered by Senator Harry Byrd about attending the 1945 Presidential Inauguration.

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Organized chronologically.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Virginia Historical Documents must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Northern Virginia Civil War Images Collection.

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Index Terms


Cook, Peyton
Fairfax, Denny Martin, 1725?-1800


Virginia--History--18th century.
Virginia--History--19th century.
Virginia--History--20th century.


Slavery--Virginia--Loudoun County.

Document Types:


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virginia historical documents collection, C0034, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Susan J. Brennan in 1985 and Dartmouth College Library in 1993. Additional documents acquired from various sources between 2005-2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009. Updated by Zac Greenfield in July 2017.

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This collection was reprocessed during spring and summer 2019. Individual items that were part of collection now have unique collection names and finding aids with collection numbers between C0350-C0373 and are housed together in one box.

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