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Virginia Norfleet reminiscences

Identifier: c-00149

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a typed transcript of the reminiscences of Virginia Norfleet which was written for her grandchildren. Mrs. Norfleet gives a highly moralistic account of life in the Tidewater area of Virginia from 1812 to 1894, with emphasis on the Civil War and its effects on living conditions. She discusses slavery and the freeing of her father's slaves after General Lee's surrender; describes the school she attended after the Civil War; and gives a brief history of Franklin, Virginia, following the war.

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  • Creation: circa 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Margaret Norfleet, 1960.

Related Archival Materials

Virginia Historical Society: Norfleet, Virginia S. Camp, Memoir, ca. 1861–1894. 15 pp. Photocopy of typescript. Mss5:1N7625:1.

The Library of Virginia: Norfleet Family Papers, 1823-1874, Accession Number 21871.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Virginia Norfleet Reminiscences
4 Published And Cataloged
March 1965
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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