Papers, 1810-1854.


Wirt, William, 1772-1834. Papers, 1810-1854.

Papers, 1810-1854.

Papers of William Wirt and of Elizabeth Washington (Gamble) Wirt, including letters concerning William's law practice; a letter relating an anecdote concerning William Wirt, Henry Clay, and a General Parker; fragmentary letter, 1833, from Wirt to a law student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discussing education; and a fragment of Wirt's draft of his biography of Patrick Henry. Correspondence of Elizabeth Washington (Gamble) Wirt, wife of William, and two sons, Dabney Carr and William C., concerns the purchase and sale of land, a debt incurred by Wirt for land he planned to develop in Florida, the widow's financial affairs, the erection of a monument to her husband, and other family matters.

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