Robertson, Wyndham. Papers 1768-1925

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Robertson, Wyndham. Papers, 1768-1925

Robertson, Wyndham. Papers 1768-1925

Wyndham Robertson, the 20th governor of Virginia actively corresponded with generals during the civil war. Additionally, he traced his family heritage to Pocahontas and authored historical texts. This collection contains family letters business papers, letters to civil war officials, family records and historical research.

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