The Resource George W. Manley Collection

George W. Manley Collection

George W. Manley Collection, 1707-1753;
George W. Manley Collection
Inclusive dates
George W. Manley Collection, 1707-1953, contains about 300 items housed in one legal-sized Hollinger box and one oversized box. The collection is composed largely of two kinds of materials: personal, business, and genealogical papers relating to the Manley family of Augusta County, Virginia and Marion County, formerly of Virginia and later West Virginia; and miscellaneous business and legal papers not directly related to the Manleys that document the functioning of law and government in what is now Franklin County, West Virginia, and Augusta County, Virginia, with scattered references to other Virginia counties and Marion County, West Virginia. The collection is arranged topically and then chronologically into seven series: Correspondence, 1774-1953; Business & Legal Documents, 1707-1909; Family Memorobilia and Genealogical Notes, 1870-c. 1940s; Civil War Papers, 1861-1867; Native American Data, c.1932 and n.d., and Miscellaneous Virginia History, c.1900s, n.d
Biographical or historical data
George W. Manley was descended from a prominent family which owned property adjoining George Washington's Mount Vernon and intermarried with the Washington and Harrison families. Descendants include Harrison Manley who knew Washington, and Capt. John Manley, an early U.S. naval officer. Other family connections mentioned in this collection include the Righter family of W. Va. and the Bigler and McCalley families.
Cataloging source
George W. Manley Collection
Accompanying material
1 fr. photo. in separate folder ; ca. 300 items)
Series I. Correspondence (1774-1953); Series II. Business and legal documents (1707-1909); Series III. Family memorabilia and genealogical notes (1870-c.1940s); Series IV. Civil War papers (1861-1867); Series V. Native American data (c.1932 and n.d.); Series VI. Miscellaneous Virginia history (c. 1900s and n.d.); Series VII. Oversize materials (1723-1870 and n.d.)
Control code
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
1 flat box (10 folders +
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
This collection was donated to the Library by Mrs. Mary E. Turner, heir to George Manley, through Mrs. Ruth Beam of Planters Bank & Trust Co., in Staunton, Va., in Sept. 1983.
The Manley family owned property near George Washington's Mount Vernon home, and intermarried with the Washington and Harrison families.

Library Locations

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