Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s [manuscript].


Meriwether family. Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s [manuscript].

Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s [manuscript].

The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other items of Charles N. Meriwether and other members of the Meriwether family. The letters are chiefly to Charles N. Meriwether from business associates and family members, particularly from his brother, William D. Meriwether of Albemarle County, Va., describing family and neighborhood activities, tobacco and slave sales, experiments with wheat planting, family estates, farming, economic conditions in Virginia, and travels down the Mississippi River in 1818 and in the Arkansas Territory in 1823. Other family correspondence includes a letter describing the funeral of Robert E. Lee in 1870. Financial and legal materials include indentures; land grants and survey maps for Montgomery County, Tenn., and Christian County, Ky.; a genealogical chart; and a 1737 certificate of admission to the freedom of the the City of London.

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Meriwether, William D. (person)

Meriwether, Charles (person)

Meriwether family. (family)

The Meriwether family of Virginia included Charles N. Meriwether (fl. 1791-1843), physician and farmer of Virginia, Montgomery County, Tenn., and Christian County, Ky. From the description of Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25968126 ...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...