The Resource Oral history interview, Butler-Brayne Franklin ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Butler-Brayne Franklin ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Butler-Brayne Franklin ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards
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Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), consists of 135 interviews of people who were living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia prior to the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. Most of the interviewees resided on land that was claimed by eminent domain by the commonwealth of Virginia and subsequently turned over to the US government in the 1930s. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records an interview with Butler Franklin, (née Butler-Brayne Thornton Robinson), a direct descendant of Francis Thornton, III, who built a plantation near Sperryville, Virginia, in the 1740s. Mrs. Franklin contends that several prominent geographic features now located in Shenandoah National Park, including Thornton Gap, the Thornton River and Mary's Rock, were named for Francis Thornton and his descendants
  • Includes a genealogical history of the Thornton family in Virginia, from William Thornton, III, who emigrated from England in the 1640s, through Col. John Thornton, who married Jane Washington, aunt of the future first president. Discusses several Thornton estates, including "Montpelier," the plantation built on the Rappahannock River near Sperryville, and the Thornton ancestral home, "Fall Hill," in Fredericksburg ,where Mrs. Franklin resided at the time of the interview
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on October 28, 1977
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
SNP-50.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Butler-Brayne Franklin ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 letter (1 leaf. ; 28 cm.) + 1 transcript (13 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
406411206
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:31:48)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP050
Terms governing use
Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

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