Papers of Bocock and of the Bocock, Thornhill Christian, Stephens, Flood, Patteson, and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox counties, 1760-1897.

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Bocock, Thomas S., 1815-1891. Papers of Bocock and of the Bocock, Thornhill Christian, Stephens, Flood, Patteson, and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox counties, 1760-1897.

Papers of Bocock and of the Bocock, Thornhill Christian, Stephens, Flood, Patteson, and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox counties, 1760-1897.

Correspondence, financial and legal papers, ledgers, and speeches. Letters to Bocock, 1840-1887, comprise almost half the collection. Most are from his constituents and concern routine matters such as pension and bounty claims, academy appointments, mail routes, requests for copies of documents and speeches, and for legal assistance. Topics of interest include a contested 1847 election with Henry P. Irving; the admission of California, and the Compromise of 1850; the Nashville Convention of 1850; slavery, abolition, and the ante-bellum South; the Whig, Democrat and American (Know Nothing) parties; the presidential elections of 1848, 1852, and 1880; and local Appomattox Co. politics. Many prominent figures of the day are mentioned including Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Cass, Douglas, Polk, Taylor, Pierce, Fillmore, Buchanan, Hayes, and Louis Kossuth. Speeches on the tariff of 1842, the Wilmot Proviso, slavery, the Confederacy, and William Wilson Corcoran are included, as are a memorandum book, 1861-1866, of personal finances, papers from his chairmanship of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, a printed report on the Confederate Navy, and some legal and financial papers. The family papers contain correspondence, financial and legal papers. Topics of interest include Buckingham Co. politics, slavery, the Civil War, the tanning business, the American Tract Society, pioneer life in Alabama and Missouri, and the administration of several estates. Letters of note mention the confiscation of arms in Appomattox Co. for naval use, the gift of McCormick Observatory to the University of Virginia, the California gold rush, and the use of slaves on military fortifications. Also included are a minute book of the New Hope Baptist Church, Augusta Co., Va. with many references to blacks, an 1830s physician's ledger, a Buckingham Co. tax register, 1832, and an 1830s diary / journal listing family events and home remedies.

3000 (ca.) items.

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Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

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John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.]. From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747 Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virgi...

Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

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Diplomat, Confederate officer, and U.S. Representative from Berkeley County, Va. (later W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1815-1883. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536991 Representative from Virginia and West Virginia. From the description of Signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538814 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to t...

Stephens family.

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Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

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Washington, D.C. banker and philanthropist. From the description of Note : to "Dear Madam", [18]81 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205349 From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Dr. James Laurie, Washington City, 1843 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205336 Banker and philanthropist, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1838-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405728 American banke...

Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician. From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607 Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt. From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia...

Diugood family.

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Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588...