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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General correspondence

Printed promotional material and business cards, 1906, 1916-1918, and undated, undated

Undated material

Undated material

Matthew Bryan correspondence

Ledgers and books

Negative photostats

Photographs, unidentified, 1917, undated

Oversize positive photostats, 1770-1854

Oversize documents, 1796-1882, undated

Oversize documents, 1781-1917

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William Massie Papers, 1747-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Massie, William, 1795-1862
Title: William Massie papers
Dates: 1747-1919
Abstract: Papers detail life on the four Virginia Piedmont plantations owned and operated by William Massie (1795-1862) and also contain earlier family records of Massie's father, who served in the American Revolution, and later records of his descendants.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00250
Extent: 19.92 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Beside his concerns as a planter and family man, William Massie (1795-1862) served a term in the Virginia legislature and also gave financial support to Cyrus Hall McCormick when he was attempting to construct his reaper.

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Scope and Contents

Papers detail life on the four Virginia Piedmont plantations owned and operated by William Massie (1795-1862) and also contain earlier family records of Massie's father, who served in the American Revolution, and later records of his descendants. Included is information concerning mercantile transactions, road building, current events, agricultural advances such as new farming machines and rotation of crops, the grinding of grain, and making of whiskey as well as precise data on the slave population. In addition the collection contains the papers of three men not closely associated with the family, one of whom, Matthew Bryan, ran an ironworks in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

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Arrangement

Correspondence, accounts, memorandum books, contracts, deeds, plats, estate papers, magazine and newspaper clippings, advertisements, and warrants arranged chronologically within series.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Armentrout, Thomas
Bryan, Matthew
Cash, Reuben
Cobbs, James M.
Dabney, Chiswell, -1865
Harvie, James W.
Jacobs, David
Ligon, Joseph
Massie, Maria Catherine Effinger, 1814-1889
Massie, Thomas James, 1817-1877
Massie, Thomas, 1782-1864
Massie, William, 1795-1862
Newton, John
Warwick, Jacob
Whitehead, Robert
Yuille, Alexander Massie
Family Names
Effinger (Family)
Subjects
Agricultural implements
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Crop rotation
Decedents' estates
Education
Flour mills
Iron-works
Land titles
Medicine--Practice
Merchants
Plantations
Real property--Maps
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Roads
Places
Blue Ridge Parkway
Lynchburg
United States
Virginia

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Massie Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Alternate Form Available

Antebellum papers available on microfilm as part Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

General correspondence

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2E470 [SRH1230006548] 1747, 1766, 1787-1809
1810-1812
1813-1814
1815
1816
1817-1818
1819
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2E471 [SRH1230006509] January-August 1820
September-December 1820, undated
January-June 1821
July-December 1821, undated
January-June 1822
July-December 1822, undated
January-April 1823
May-August 1823
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2E472 [SRH1230006519] September-December 1823, undated
January-April 1824
May-September 1824
October-December 1824, undated
January-April 1825
May-July 1825
August-October 1825
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2E473 [SRH1230006529] November-December 1825, undated
January-May 1826
June-September 1826
October-December 1826, undated
January-March 1827
April-July 1827
August-October 1827
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2E474 [SRH1230006539] November-December 1827, undated
January-March 1828
April-July 1828
August-October 1828
November-December 1828, undated
January-February 1829
March-May 1829
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2E475 [SRH1230006549] June-August 1829
September-October 1829
November 1829
December 1829, undated
January-March 1830
April-June 1830
July-August 1830
September-October 1830
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2E476 [SRH1230006510] November-December 1830, undated
January-March 1831
April-June 1831
July-September 1831
October-December 1831, undated
January-March 1832
April-May 1832
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2E477 [SRH1230006520] June-July 1832
August-September 1832
October-December 1832, undated
January-April 1833
May-September 1833
October-December 1833, undated
January-March 1834
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2E478 [SRH1230006530] April-June 1834
July-August 1834
September-November 1834
December 1834, undated
January-March 1835
April-May 1835
June-August 1835
September-October 1835
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2E479 [SRH1230006540] November-December 1835, undated
January-February 1836
March-April 1836
May-June 1836
July-August 1836
September-October 1836
November-December 1836, undated
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2E480 [SRH1230006550] January-March 1837
April-June 1837
July-September 1837
October-November 1837
December 1837, undated
January-March 1838
April-July 1838
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2E481 [SRH1230006560] August-November 1838
December 1838, undated
January-March 1839
April-July 1839
August-September 1839
October-November 1839
December 1839, undated
January-March 1840
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2E482 [SRH1230006570] April-June 1840
July-August 1840
September-October 1840
November-December 1840, undated
January-March 1841
April-July 1841
August-September 1841
October-December 1841, undated
January-February 1842
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2E483 [SRH1230006580] March-May 1842
June-August 1842
September-October 1842
November-December 1842, undated
January-February 1843
March-May 1843
June-July 1843
August-October 1843
November-December 1843, undated
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2E484 [SRH1230006590] January-February 1844
March-April 1844
May-July 1844
August-October 1844
November-December 1844, undated
January-February 1845
March-June 1845
July-September 1845
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2E485 [SRH1230006551] October-December 1845, undated
January-March 1846
April-June 1846
July-August 1846
September-October 1846
November-December 1846, undated
January-March 1847
April-May 1847
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2E486 [SRH1230006561] June-July 1847
August-September 1847
October-December 1847, undated
January-April 1848
May-August 1848
September-December 1848, undated
January-April 1849
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2E487 [SRH1230006571] May-August 1849
September-October 1849
November-December 1849, undated
January 1850
February-March 1850
April-May 1850
June-August 1850
September-October 1850
November-December 1850, undated
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2E488 [SRH1230006581] January-March 1851
April-June 1851
July-September 1851
October-December 1851, undated
January-March 1852
April-June 1852
July-September 1852
October-December 1852, undated
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2E489 [SRH1230006591] January-April 1853
May-July 1853
August-October 1853
November-December 1853, undated
January-April 1854
May-August 1854
September-December 1854, undated
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2E490 [SRH1230006552] January-April 1855
May-July 1855
August-September 1855
October-December 1855, undated
January-March 1856
April-June 1856
July-September 1856
October-November 1856
December 1856, undated
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2E491 [SRH1230006562] January-February 1857
March-June 1857
July-September 1857
October-December 1857, undated
January-March 1858
April-June 1858
July-September 1858
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2E492 [SRH1230006572] October 1858-December 1858, undated
January-March 1859
April-June 1859
July-August 1859
September-December 1859, undated
January-March 1860
April-June 1860
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2E493 [SRH1230006582] July-August 1860
September-October 1860
November-December 1860, undated
January-March 1861
April-May 1861
June-September 1861
October-December 1861, undated
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2E494 [SRH1230006592] January-May 1862
June-September 1862
October-December 1862, undated
January-April 1863
May-August 1863
September-December 1863, undated
January-May 1864
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2E495 [SRH1230006553] June-September 1864
October-December 1864, undated
January-July 1865
August-December 1865, undated
January-June 1866
July-December 1866, undated
January-May 1867
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2E496 [SRH1230006563] June-October 1867
November-December 1867, undated
January-June 1868
July-December 1868, undated
January-June 1869
July-December 1869, undated
January-May 1870
June-December 1870, undated
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2E497 [SRH1230006573] January-July 1871
August-December 1871, undated
January-July 1872
August-December 1872, undated
January-April 1873
May-December 1873, undated
January-June 1874
July-December 1874, undated
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2E498 [SRH1230006646] 1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
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2E499 [SRH1230006647] 1882
1883
1884
1885
January-September 1886
October 1886-December 1886, undated
January-August 1887
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2E500 [SRH1230006583] September-December 1887, undated
1888
1889, undated
1890
1891-1897
1898-1915
January-October 1916
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2E501 [SRH1230006593] November-December 1916
January-February 1917
March 1917
April 1917
May-December 1917, undated
1918-1919

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2E501 [SRH1230006593] Printed promotional material and business cards, 1906, 1916-1918, and undated, undated

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2E502 [SRH1230006554] Undated material
Massie-related personal correspondence
Pre-1865
Post-1865
Massie-related business correspondence
Early pre-1865
Late pre-1865
Post-1865
Massie-related fragments
Pre-1865
Post-1865

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Undated material

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2E503 [SRH1230006564] Miscellaneous correspondence
Miscellaneous fragments
Miscellany

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2E503 [SRH1230006564] Matthew Bryan correspondence
1828-1839
1840-1845
1846-1849
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2E504 [SRH1230006574] January-August 1850
September-December 1850, undated
January-February 1851
March-April 1851
May-July 1851
August-September 1851
October-December 1851, undated
January-April 1852
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2E505 [SRH1230006584] May-June 1852
July-August 1852
September-December 1852, undated
January 1853-November 1855
Correspondence and fragments, December 1855-1862, 1882, undated

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Ledgers and books

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2E505 [SRH1230006584] Major Thomas Massie's memorandum book, with William Massie's stud book, 1809-1827, 1846-1847
Major Thomas Massie's cash book, 1831-1833
William Massie's trigonometry book, 1811-1812
Register of slaves, 1815-1834
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2E506 [SRH1230006594] Memorandum book: Items given Negroes, 1817-1835
Negro account books
1836-1839
1840-1849
Account books
1816-1817
1818-1827
1828-1834
Cash books
1816-1827
1825-1833
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2E507 [SRH1230006555] Cash book, 1834-1845
Docket of warrants, with Plat book with crop notations, 1821-1825, 1843-1861
Daybooks
1822-1823
1824
1825
1826
1827
1828
Shop book, 1827
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2N313 [SRH1230009944] Shop book, 1829
Daybooks
1829
1830
1831
1832
1833
1834
1835
1836
1837
1838
1839
1840
Mill Daybook, 1832-1838
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2N314 [SRH1230009943] Daybooks
1841
1842
1843
1844
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
1850
1851
1852
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2N315 [SRH1230009942] Daybooks
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1859
1860
1861
1862
1862-1863, 1868
1863-1864
Plantation and family accounts, 1861
Slave memorandum book, 1862-1865
Blacksmith accounts, 1863-1865
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2N316 [SRH1230009952] Pocket memorandum book 1821-1822
List of cattle 1822-1825
Pocket memorandum book 1823-1825
Memorandum book and list of tools, etc. 1824-1827
Memorandum book and list of hands, etc. 1826-1828
Memorandum and ditch book and list of hands, etc. 1826-1829
Memorandum book 1827-1829
Richmond memorandum book 1829
Memorandum book 1830
Memorandum book and provision memorandum 1832-1836
Lynchburg and Amherst court memorandum book 1834
Bankbook 1834-1845
Memorandum book 1834-1837
Memorandum book 1835
Memorandum book 1835-1836
Provision memorandum book 1835-1839
Memorandum book 1836
Memorandum book 1836-1837
Lynchburg memorandum book 1837
List of notes and accounts 1837
Court and miscellaneous memorandum book 1837-1839
Pocket memorandum book 1839-1840
Amherst court and miscellaneous memorandum book 1839-1841
Pocket memorandum book 1840-1841
Pocket memorandum book 1841
List of hands and provisions memorandum book 1841-1849
Pocket memorandum book 1842
Pocket memorandum book 1843-1844
Small road book 1843-1845
Court memorandum book 1843-1845
Pocket memorandum book 1845-1846
Ellen Massie's pass book 1845-1846
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1845-1847
Pocket memorandum book 1846-1847
Pocket memorandum book 1847-1849
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1847-1849
Pocket memorandum book 1849-1850
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1849-1851
List of hands and provision memorandum book 1850-1864
Pocket memorandum book 1851-1852
Lynchburg, Richmond, and court memorandum book 1851-1853
Pocket memorandum book 1852-1853
Pharsalia memorandum book 1852-1853
Pocket memorancum book 1853-1854
Lynchburg, Richmond, Baltimore, and court memorandum book 1853-1854
Pocket memorandum book 1854
Pocket memorandum book 1854-1856
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1855-1856
Pocket memorandum book 1856
Bankbook, Memorandum book 1860
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1856-1858
Pocket memorandum book 1858-1859
Lynchburg and court memorandum book 1858-1860
Pocket memorandum book 1859-1860
Pocket memorandum book 1859-1862
Pocket memorandum book 1861-1864
Memorandum book 1861-1862
Note file (empty) September 18, 1861
Pattern book undated
Memorandum book undated
Memorandum book undated
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2N317 [SRH1230009953] Family and plantation accounts, and memorandum of brother's conduct from 1816-1838 1823
Memorandum of expected expenses 1823-1827
Inventory of linens and dishes for the years 1834-1889
Specifications and drawings of plantation buildings and slave quarters
Tyro mill and general machinery book 1843-1855
Tyro mill provision book and plantation butter records 1846-1853
Memorandum of letters written and received 1831-1834
Memorandum of letters written and received 1834-1837
Memorandum of letters written and received 1838-1844
Memorandum of letters written and received 1845-1850
Extracts from letters 1849-1856, 1861
Extracts from letters 1857-1862
Weather memorandum book 1840-1843
Equation of time 1842
Weather memorandum book 1843-1845
Weather memorandum book 1846-1848
Weather memorandum book 1849-1851
Weather memorandum book 1852-1854
Memorandum book of contracts 1835-1868
General memorandum book 1836-1862
Horse book 1846-1871
Mare book 1847-1853
Level Green mare book 1850
General memorandum book ( "Tyro Mare Book, 1850") 1853-1860
Tyro mare book and work book 1858-1860
James W. Harvie account book 1822-1831
James W. Harvie account book 1831-1836
James W. Harvie estate account book 1837-1852
John Jenkins estate account book 1829-1830
David Jacobs estate inventory and sale book 1836
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2N318 [SRH1230009954] David Jacobs estate account book, 1836-1861
Daybooks
1865-1872
1866-1875
1870-1872
Servants accounts
1865-1868
1868-1872
1872-1875
1875-1877
1877-1878
1879-1883
Blacksmith accounts
1865-1868
1869
Massie estate account, 1870, 1862-1864
Carpenter accounts, 1866-1870
Checkbook, 1887-1888
Wheat and tobacco work notes, 1888
Work and provisions notes, undated
Butter notes, undated
Tyro post office record of registered letters, 1891

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2N318 [SRH1230009954] Negative photostats
Vol. 1: General correspondence, 1797-1829
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2N319 [SRH1230009955] Vol. 2: General correspondence, 1830-1850
Vol. 3: General correspondence, 1851-1874
Vol. 4: General correspondence (and undated genealogy), 1874-1893, undated
Vol. 5: Account book, 1833, 1862-1874
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2N320 [SRH1230009959] Vol. 6: Account book, 1846-1854
Vol. 7: Account book, 1855-1863, 1846-1863
Vol. 8: Plat maps, 1766-1840, undated
Vol. 9: William Massie estate inventory and appraisement, September 1862
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2Q85 [SRH1230011146] Vol. 11: Crop memorandum book: Pharsalia, Montebello, Tyro, North East Orchard revised, 1845-1850
Vol. 12: Major Thomas Massie's memorandum book, 1780-1805
Vol. 13: Pharsalia orchard record, 1852-1862
Vol. 14: Memorandum and cash book, 1864-1867
Vol. 15: Register of Negroes, and List of taxable property, 1836-1866, 1837-1849

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3Y46 [SRH1230028326] Photographs, unidentified, 1917, undated
Unidentified photo of turn-of-the-century girl.
Two photos of unidentified bride and seven of rural scenes, undated and marked AJC on back, in envelope with return address: Aubrey Coffey, Grundy, Va., postmarked, 1917

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3S176 [SRH1230021893] Oversize positive photostats, 1770-1854
Land grants, August 27, 1770, October 13, 1800
Pharsalia plantation plat, 1822
Montebello plantation plat of clearings of, 1832, 1835, 1836
Crop rotation plan of, 1847
Plat of survey of Montebello including division of and purchase of, 1838
Plans of addition to Pharsalia house, drawn and porch steps, 1854

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OD1223b Oversize documents, 1796-1882, undated
Deeds, 1796, 1797, 1802, 1804, 1808, 1811, 1835, 1837, 1842
Plats of Massie plantations, 1820, 1834, 1835, 1837, 1840, 1847, 1853, 1855, 1868, 1869, 1882
Pharsalia mill plans, 1839
Tyro plantation crop rotation, 1856
Road plats, 1855, 1858, 1859
Estate papers
Massie, 1834, circa 1862
Jacobs, 1823, 1835, 1849
Harvie, 1845
Non-Massie plats, undated
Norfolk and Western railway map of Virginia, undated

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2.325/V28 [SRH1230002540] Oversize documents, 1781-1917
Map of Amherst-Lexington parish line, 1781
Plat for court case, Thomas Mayburry, defendant, 1837
Gum Spring Grain Drill advertisement, 1860
Confederate States of America bond, 1863
Insurance policies, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1885, 1889, 1916
Bank of Nelson advertisement, circa 1917
YMCA boys camp advertisement, 1917

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