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Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

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Collection Number: A&M.0858
Overview Papers of the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family was sympathetic to the Confederate cause. One member of the family, William Cabell Tavenner, served in the Confederate army; his letters are part of the collection. This collection also contains material related to families allied to the Tavenner family by marriage, particularly the Withers...
Dates: 1778-1953; Majority of material found within 1819-1884

Topographic Maps

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Collection Number: A&M.1721
Overview Topographic maps by the U.S. Geological Survey of various cities and towns in West Virginia. These are quadrangle maps covering four-sided areas bound by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Contour lines show land shapes and elevation; colors distinguish map features, such as roads, rural areas, woodlands, urban areas, landmark buildings, etc.
Dates: 1891-1989; Majority of material found within 1900-1980

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Civil War - Southern sympathizers in WV. 1
Civil War - Virginia 17th Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. 1
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