Guide to the Frederick Vincent Papers, 1776-1872

Collection Overview

Collection contains letters, some from prominent figures in Washington and some addressed to Chilton; court briefs from Norfolk, and several copies of Virginia Land Office records from the 18th century.

Descriptive Summary

Frederick Vincent papers 1776-1872
Vincent, Frederick
1 Linear Foot, 458 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, various dates
Box 1
Letters, 1834-1855
Box 1
Letters, 1855-1858
Box 1
Box 1
Letters, undated
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1776-1872
Box 1
Legal Papers, undated
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1850-1859
Box 2
Bills and Receipts, undated
Box 2
Printed Matters, various dates
Box 2
Bills and Receipts, 1819-1839
Box 2
Bills and Receipts, 1840-1849
Box 2

Historical Note

Vincent lived in Norfolk, VA but spent a great deal of time in Washington, DC. He specialized in land and boundary disputes and had several important Washington correspondents.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick Vincent Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


Collection was acquired from Mr. Alvin Lohr on November 19, 1956.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet

Completed April 2, 1999

Encoded by Lisa Stark

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.