Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports

Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Virginia Colonial Records Project.
Title: Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports
Dates: 1955-1961
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms790

Biographical/Historical Note

The Virginia Colonial Records Project was established in the 1950s by the Virginia Historical Society, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the University of Virginia Library, and Library of Virginia to reconstitute the archive of Virginia's colonial history--a documentary record decimated by war and fire during the Old Dominion's first three centuries. Between 1955 and 1985, project agents visited more than one hundred libraries and archives in Great Britain, Ireland, and France to survey their collections for Virginia-related documents. Agents reported their findings about pertinent records on Survey Reports from which the project ordered microfilm of many original documents. The project has generated 14,704 of these Survey Reports (which vary in length from one to more than one hundred pages) and acquired 963 reels of microfilmed documents.

For more information, see Library of Virginia website.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence and reproductions of survey reports from France and England, listing manuscript holdings in these countries which concern the state of Virginia. There is also a special report (#27) listing "search room catalogs and other finding aids to the records preserved in the Public Records Office, London." Survey reports are filed by number. Ask to see box lists.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Great Britain. Public Record Office. -- Records and correspondence
Records surveys.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports, ms790, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Special Report No. 27: Search Room Catalogs and other Findings Aids to the Records Preserved in the PRO, London
2Survey Reports, France F-1 through F-40
3Survey Reports, France F-41 through F-80
4Survey Reports, France F-81 through F-114
5Survey Reports, France F-115 through F-148
6Survey Reports, England 1-36
7Survey Reports, England 37-120
8Survey Reports, England 121-175
9Survey Reports, England 176-225
10Survey Reports, England 226-249
11Survey Reports, England 250-265
12Survey Reports, England 266-300
13Survey Reports, England 301-365
14Survey Reports, England 366-408
21Survey Reports, England 409-418
2Survey Reports, England 419-480
3Survey Reports, England 481-550
4Survey Reports, England 551-638
5Survey Reports, England 717-726; 1391-1393; & revisions
7Survey Reports X-1 through X-100
8Survey Reports X-101 through X-177
9University of Virginia Library, Ms. Division: Monthly News Letters, 1958-1960