Papers of Thomas L. Rosser and the Rosser, Gordon and Winston families, 1774-1983 (bulk 1843-1942).

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Papers of Thomas L. Rosser and the Rosser, Gordon and Winston families, 1774-1983 (bulk 1843-1942).

Major subjects in the correspondence are the Civil War and post-war controversies over battles; construction of the Northern Pacific railroad; the battle of Little Big Horn; local, state and national politics in the post-war South, Reconstruction, and populism; the Spanish-American war and Cuban land speculation; life in Charlottesville, Va.; the University of Virginia; Rosser family genealogy and Rosser family businesses. Other subjects include slavery; the Washington Artillery in New Orleans, 1861; missionary work and zoological expeditions in China, 1920s and 30s; American life as seen by an 1880s Swedish immigrant; an 1887 European tour and an 1896 lecture tour. Smaller topics include life as a West Point cadet, 1856; enmity towards Jeb Stuart, 1864; Jubal Early's responsibility for defeat at Tom's Brook, 1864; a patent for canal and railroad combination locks; blacks in Reconstruction Montgomery, Ala.; a land investment proposal to assist Jefferson Davis, 1889; a monument to Confederate dead in Charlottesville, 1890; black soldiers in the Spanish-American War; a black political meeting in Charlottesville Va., 1901; labor troubles, 1917; a Charlottesville Ku Klux Klan march, 1924; bootlegging University of Virginia professors, 1925. Financial and legal papers contain wills; a slave receipt; Mrs. Rosser's book "Housekeepers' and Mothers' manual"; and a patent issued to Rosser. Miscellaneous material includes speeches and reminiscences of Rosser, an article and a thesis about him, a report to Robert E. Lee on Malvern Hill, drawings, a sketchbook containing a drawing of a Confederate camp, childrens school reports, Spanish American War papers, genealogical material, clippings, memorabilia, and maps. Photographs include stereoscopic views, particularly "Montana through the stereoscope," family tintypes and photographs, and photographs of railroad construction. Bound volumes consist chiefly of diaries and memoranda books of Rosser family members as well as a time book of the Monticello Wine Company. Oversize items include plans and maps from Rosser's real estate speculations in Cuba and Charlottesville, Va.; group photographs of University of Virginia fraternities and of a Northern Pacific reunion.

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