Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter, 1914 Ms.2021.010

Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter, 1914 Ms.2021.010


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2021.010
Title
Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter1914
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia
Language
The materials in this collection are in English.
Abstract
This letter was sent from G. C. Shippen, acting superintendent of the Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia, to Mr. F. W. Whittaker of Lynchburg. This letter is a response to a request to commit a young man named Lucien Gilmore to the institution. Shippen writes that the institution is at capacity and that it will be six weeks before they can accept any new inmates.

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Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in September 2019.

Processing Information

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Administrative History

The Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia was formed in 1897 in Hanover County, Virginia. African American youths who had been arrested were sent there to be rehabilitated.

Source: Hanover County (Va.) Virginia Manual Labor School Board and Clothing Accounts, 1905-1909, Hanover County (Va.) Reel 60. Local government records collection, Hanover County Court Records, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219. https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi02398.xml

Scope and Content

This letter was written by acting superintendent G. C. Shippen of the Virginia Manual Labor School of The Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia, to a Mr. F. W. Whittaker of Lynchburg. Shippen is responding to a request made by Mr. Whittaker to commit a young man by the name of Lucien Gilmore. Shippen responds that the institution is at capacity and is unable to accept any more inmates, and that it will be six weeks before they would be able to take any more.

Related Material

See also the Hanover County (Va.) Virginia Manual Labor School Board and Clothing Accounts, 1905-1909, Hanover County (Va.) Reel 60. Local government records collection, Hanover County Court Records, at The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African Americans -- History

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Container List

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Virginia Manual Labor School of the Negro Reformatory Association of Virginia Letter
1914-05-15