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Anna E. Bass Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LU-359

Scope and content

The items in this collection date from 1874 to 1875 and include certificates and diplomas issued to Anna E. Bass while at Farmville College, as well as her valedictory essay and valedictory address. Additionally, the collection includes an undated medallion tintype photograph of Anna E. Bass.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1874 - 1875


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Biographical sketch

Anna Elizabeth (Bass) Burton, the daughter of John Bass and Mary Alice (Jones), was born in 1859 in Appomattox County, Virginia. In 1875 she graduated from [then] Farmville College. She married Henry Williams Burton in 1885 and sadly died just one year later, on March 14, 1886, just 9 days after the birth of her daughter, Anna Bass Burton.


2.9 Linear Feet (3 archival flat boxes)

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Ownership and Custodial History

This collection of materials that relates to Anna Elizabeth (Bass) Burton was donated to the Greenwood Library Archives, June 1988, by Susanne E. Berkaw, the niece of Anna Bass (Burton) Ellett.

Benedict Chatelain
November 23, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Janet D. Greenwood Library
401 Redford Street
Farmville VA 23909 United States