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Harwood Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HS-022

Scope and content

This collection, which dates from 1806 to 1983, consists of property deeds, correspondence, wills, photographs, and genealogical materials.


  • Creation: 1806-1983


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical sketch

The Harwood family have long-standing ties to the history of Farmville and Prince Edward County, Virginia. The family has been involved in the insurance business in Farmville for over 150 years. Genealogically related families, including the Warren, Booth, Walker, Martin, and Crute families, were involved in the tobacco business and real estate in Farmville, Virginia.


.65 Linear Feet (1 legal-sized archival box and 1 archival photograph binder)

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Ownership and Custodial History

These materials, assembled over the generations by members of the Harwood family and related families, were donated to the Farmville-Prince Edward County Historical Society in April 2021 by Scott Harwood, Jr.

General Note

This collection is part of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives which are housed at the Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections

General Note

The materials in this collection are organized first by surname and then chronologically within those designations

Benedict Chatelain
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives Repository

401 Redford Street
Farmville Virginia 23909 United States