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Name Tazewell County, Virginia

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Image of Metals and Minerals Option Deed - June 9, 1890

Metals and Minerals Option Deed - June 9, 1890

Option deed on the land located in Giles County, Virginia owned by Arch Parker and Margaret Parker, his wife (both colored), who lived in Tazewell County, Virginia, to search for metals and minerals for a period of six months. Sale price for the land was $800. Option holder was J. H . Woodrum.

Image of Newsletter - January 30, 1802

Newsletter - January 30, 1802

Circular or newsletter dated January 30, 1802 from Bird Smith, Richmond, to General. John Preston, reporting on the Legislature. Deals with Southwest Virginia Congressional District, judges, constables, toll roads, and free education. The sheet was printed by H. Pace, printer of a newspaper in Richmond: "The Recorder".

Image of Letter from Alice Mathilda Watts Morris to William Watts - December 23, 1861

Letter from Alice Mathilda Watts Morris to William Watts - December 23, 1861

Letter from Alice Mathilda Watts Morris, at her family's residence at Oaklands, Roanoke County, Virginia, to her brother William Watts, on military duty in northern Virginia, giving news of family and friends in the Roanoke area. Transcription by English Showalter accompanies the document.

Image of Letter - July 19, 1839

Letter - July 19, 1839

Letter headed "July 19th 1839" and mailed in Fincastle, from Emma Breckinridge to her mother, Mary Gilmer, at Leigh, Hardin's Tavern, Albemarle. Mr B. is on a cattle buying trip in the "backwoods counties" of Lee and Tazewell and others in southwest Virginia.They hope to make a lot of money by a quick resale of the cattle purchased. Mrs. Anthony and her daughter Caroline are staying with Emma, as well as James Watts staying a few days on his return trip from the Springs. George is expected any day as he returns from the Springs. Mr. Wharton has begun to preach in the new church (St. Mark's in Fincastle.)

Image of George S. Bernard subscription lists - February 11, 1896

George S. Bernard subscription lists - February 11, 1896

George S. Bernard maintained a list of names of people who had pre-ordered his Volume 2 of "War Talks of Confederate Veterans." Some of the entries on the eight pages are difficult to determine, so no names are listed. On some lists there appears the address of the recipient and a reference to a letter that person wrote. The heading for the list of names is as follows: "The undersigned will each take one copy of Vol 2 of "War Talks of Confederate Veterans" and pay to Geo. S. Bernard on his order one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) upon delivery of the book." There is a second list under Object ID 2009.75.75.

Image of Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 - 1998.25.7

Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 - 1998.25.7

An early, primary source of regional and local history, Lewis Preston Summers "Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800," . . .comprises the earliest records of the counties of Botetourt, Fincastle, Montgomery, Washington and Wythe in Virginia. Within the contents of this 1757 pages (plus) volume are: Bickley's History of Tazewell County and "Wilburn Waters" by Charles B. Coale.

Image of Tazewell County - 2007.6.81

Tazewell County - 2007.6.81

"Tazewell County" (Virginia) by Louise Leslie is a worthwhile and recent history of the area. Nineteen chapters covering various aspects of Tazewell's history begin with, "the Beginning," the Pocahontas Coal Field, the Burke's Garden area as well as private, public and social subjects throughout the area.

Image of Newspaper Clipping on Women of the Old Dominion, 1906 - This newspaper article was published in the New York Herald on a Sunday in June 1906, according to a penciled notation on the clipping. The general headline is "Types of Women of the Old Dominion." Four women are shown in formal portraits: Miss Eleanor Blackford Smith of Fauquier, Va.; Mrs. Fred R. Stoule, of Tazewell, Va.; Miss Jeanne [Jean] Watts of Virginia; and Miss Rosa McGuire Satterfield of Richmond, Va. The photo of Jean Watts that is used here is a formal portrait of her with a dog. She wears a dark coat with a wide, fur collar and a white high-neck blouse with a brooch. Her hair is in a roll at the top of her head, and she wears a large hat. Jean is the daughter of John Allen Watts and Gertrude Lee Watts and later married Abram Penn Staples.

Newspaper Clipping on Women of the Old Dominion, 1906 - This newspaper article was published in the New York Herald on a Sunday in June 1906, according to a penciled notation on the clipping. The general headline is "Types of Women of the Old Dominion." Four women are shown in formal portraits: Miss Eleanor Blackford Smith of Fauquier, Va.; Mrs. Fred R. Stoule, of Tazewell, Va.; Miss Jeanne [Jean] Watts of Virginia; and Miss Rosa McGuire Satterfield of Richmond, Va. The photo of Jean Watts that is used here is a formal portrait of her with a dog. She wears a dark coat with a wide, fur collar and a white high-neck blouse with a brooch. Her hair is in a roll at the top of her head, and she wears a large hat. Jean is the daughter of John Allen Watts and Gertrude Lee Watts and later married Abram Penn Staples.

This newspaper article was published in the New York Herald on a Sunday in June 1906, according to a penciled notation on the clipping. The general headline is "Types of Women of the Old Dominion." Four women are shown in formal portraits: Miss Eleanor Blackford Smith of Fauquier, Va.; Mrs. Fred R. Stoule, of Tazewell, Va.; Miss Jeanne [Jean] Watts of Virginia; and Miss Rosa McGuire Satterfield of Richmond, Va. The photo of Jean Watts that is used here is a formal portrait of her with a dog. She wears a dark coat with a wide, fur collar and a white high-neck blouse with a brooch. Her hair is in a roll at the top of her head, and she wears a large hat. Jean is the daughter of John Allen Watts