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Virginia Immigration Society deeds

 Unprocessed — Folder: Viu2022-0062_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0062

Content Description

This collection contains five contracts deeding land to the Virginia Immigration Society in return for shares in the Society, together with a receipted copy of an invoice signed by the Society's agent in London. The contracts dated from 1866 to1867, and deed over 1400 acres, mostly in Amherst County in Central Virginia, to the Society in return for shares by A.F. and John B. Robertson, S.M. Garland, and James Powell, all but one signed by Leo. Daniel Jr., attorney, together with A.F. Robertson's signed receipt for services rendered as the Society's agent in London. The Virginia Immigration Society was formed in the 1880s by prominent citizens in the state for the purpose of attracting emigrants with capital to settle in Virginia.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Peter Luke Americana, 12 April 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1866-1867

Extent

.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)

Inventory

6 items