Papers of Thomas H. Clagett [manuscript], 1834-1852.


Clagett, Thomas H., fl. 1834-1852. Papers of Thomas H. Clagett [manuscript], 1834-1852.

Papers of Thomas H. Clagett [manuscript], 1834-1852.

The collection consists primarily of letters to Clagett concerning the management of his plantation in Nottingham, Md. The papers contain correspondence, 1836-1847, from R. A. Lacey to Clagett, regarding the settlement of estates, land speculation, slaves, and the election of 1844. There is also correspondence, 1838-1851 from Thomas M. Locke, a Baltimore factor, to Clagett, regarding the grain and tobacco markets, financial matters, and accounts for household purchases. There are two letters, 1839-1840, from F. B. Deane, Jr., Richmond Va., to Clagett, on the settlement of an estate and other financial matters. Of interest are letters, 1839-1841, from Phillip Nelson, Philadelphia, Pa., a free African-American, to Clagett, regarding the relocation of Nelson's family to Philadelphia and financial matters. The collection also contains correspondence, 1839-1847, from Baruch Mullikin to Clagett, regarding Clagett's crops, Clagett's overseer, Nelson Ryan, a threshing machine, tobacco, corn and medical treatments. Letters, 1842-1849, from Nelson Ryan, Nottingham, Md., to Clagett, regard tobacco, corn, and wheat crops, the plantation's slaves, and plantation management. There are also three letters, 1847, from George T. Hardey, Nottingham, Md., to Clagett, regarding the sale of Clagett's crops and livestock; and letter, 21 December 1846, from [future Maryland governor?] Thomas Swann, Baltimore, Md, to Clagett, regarding financial matters. Miscellanneous correspondence, 1834-1852, of Thomas H. Clagett, concerns medical treatments, financial matters, the sale of land, and the purchase of household goods. Of interest is a letter, 22 April 1850, from Dorothea Lynde Dix, New York, N.Y., to Daniel Haines, regarding books purchased for prisons, and Governor Haines.

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Related Entities

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Sullivan and Locke, (corporateBody)

Lacey, R. A., fl. 1844, (person)

Nelson, Phillip, fl. 1839-1841, (person)

Edwards, John, 1786-1843 (person)

Clagett, Thomas H., fl. 1834-1852. (person)

Physician and tobacco planter, of Leesburg, Va. From the description of Papers of Thomas H. Clagett [manuscript], 1834-1852. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647857079 ...

Hardey, George T., fl. 1847, (person)

Jackson, M. W., fl. 1841, (person)

Mullikin, Baruch, fl. 1839-1847, (person)

Swann, Thomas, 1805-1883 (person)

Ryan, Nelson, fl. 1842-1849. (person)

Deane, F. B., fl. 1839-1840, (person)

Norris, William B., fl. 1842-1848, (person)

Haines, Daniel, 1801-1877 (person)

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887 (person)

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon. From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Locke, Thomas M., fl. 1844, ecorrespondent. (person)