Virginia -- Amherst County
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box BW 23, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16475
Content Description This collection consists of five pages of names and amounts of money to pledge support for the Confederate Army in the early stages of the Civil War. The title page says, "The undersigned promise and bind themselves to pay on demand to T.W. Dillard, Henry Loving, Samuel Richeson, John B. Wheeler, William Kent and John D. Davis the sums severally annexed to their respective names to be expended under the direction of Amherst County Court in equipping the volunteers from the said county under...
Dates: 13 August 1861
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: X032668391]
Content Description This collection consists of two large manuscript volumes of tax records for Amherst, Virginia from 1819 to 1820, bound in leather. These ledger's identify enslavers and taxes paid for unnamed enslaved laborers among other things. Each volume lists hundreds of taxpayer names on the left side with comments about payments on the right. An alphabetical index in the front of each volume lists the page on which each name appears on the page in the volume, referring to tax transactions. The amount...
Identifier: Mss 3014
Scope and Contents Aubrey E. Strode (1861-1969,88 cubic feet) was a Virginia lawyer, state senator and eugenics advocate who drafted the Virginia sterilization law and brought Buck vs. Bell to the Supreme Court. This collection consists of his personal and professional papers concerning his family, law practice, army service, political and legislative activities as a member of the Virginia Senate, the Virginia Democratic Party and the Progressive movement, and as a co-owner of the newspaper, The Amherst...