Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893.

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Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893.

Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893.

The collection of papers consists chiefly of the letters and miscellaneous writings of William MacCreary Burwell. Also include early household accounts of the Burwell family; autographed letter signed, 1813 November 13, William Harris Crawford to William A. Burwell; and "The Lost Will" and "A Girl's Life in Virginia Before the War" by Letitia M. Burwell. Correspondence relating to internal improvements and the political situation in Virginia and nationally, diary (1850-52) including brief discussions of congressional activities, drafts and notes for magazine articles, treatises on the 1st Battle of Bull Run, a notebook (1840-1880's) on Southern railroads, notes, reports, clippings, and broadsides on the Tehuantepec inter-ocean route and the Tehuantepec Companyy, and a résumé of Burwell's trip (1852) to Mexico. Includes letters to Burwell's father, William Armistead Burwell, diary and journal (1860-62) of Burwell's daughter, Letitia McCreary Burwell, describing her life in Washington and civilian life in Bedford County, Va., during the Civil War, accounts of the earlier Burwells, and genealogical information on the Armistead, Bacon, Burwell, Lydell, and Willis families. Burwell's correspondents include Judah Philip Benjamin, John Buchanan Floyd, Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer, John Murrary Mason, William Ballard Preston, Roger Atkinson Pryor, William Cabell Rives, Daniel Edgar Sickles, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, and Robert Augustus Toombs. Correspondents include Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer, William Cabell Rives, John Reuben Thompson, William Ballard Preston, Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, Daniel Edgar Sickles, Judah Philip Benjamin, Robert Augustus Toombs, John Buchanan Floyd, Roger Atkinson Pryor, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, and James Murray Mason.

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Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888

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Poet. From the description of William M. Burwell papers, 1851-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453471 Represented in the collection are William A. Burwell, private secretary to Thomas Jefferson; his son, William M. Burwell, journalist and legislator; and Letitia M. Burwell, social historian. From the description of Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647881033 ...

Ullmann, Daniel, 1810-1892

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Union general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to President Lincoln, 1861 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573764 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to President Lincoln, 1863 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573760 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y., to the Attorney General, 1875 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573767 Da...

Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884

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U.S. senator from Louisiana; Confederate cabinet member, and lawyer. In Feb. 1862, Benjamin was the Confederate Secretary of War. From the description of Judah Philip Benjamin correspondence, 1862 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 419566560 Judah P. Benjamin was an attorney, planter, politician, and Confederate cabinet member. He was born in St. Thomas, British West Indies and came to New Orleans in 1828. Benjamin was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 1842, became...

Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of William Harris Crawford papers, 1810-1914 (bulk 1812-1834). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77668825 William Harris Crawford was born on February 24, 1772, in Amherst County (later Nelson County), Virginia, to Fanny Harris and Joel Crawford. The family moved to the Edgefield District of South Carolina in 179 and then to Richmond County (later Columbia County), Georgia in 1783. After several years of teaching...

Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914

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Major general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Served in United States House of Representatives from New York, 1857-1861 and 1893-1895; chairman of New York Monuments Commission, 1886-1912. From the description of Letters, 1856-1911. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 85357494 U.S. Army officer, U.S. representative from New York, and diplomat. From the description of Daniel Edgar Sickles papers, 1821-1918. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448847...

Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866

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Commanding general of the U.S. Army. From the description of Papers, 1822-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878776 American army officer. Commissioned a captain of light artillery in May 1808, lieutenant colonel 1812, promoted to brigadier general for service in War of 1812; general-in-chief of U.S. Army 1841-1861. From the description of ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862

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The "W. B. Preston" listed on the architectural plan is believed to be William Ballard Preston (1805-1862), representative from Virginia to the United States Congress and later to the Confederate States Congress until his death. From the description of William Ballard Preston architectural plan, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122467749 William Ballard Preston was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on 29 November 1805. A prominent lawye...

Lyons, James, 1801-1882

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Richmond, Va., lawyer and Confederate congressman. From the description of James Lyons papers, 1821-1882 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24131376 James Lyon (1801-1882) of Richmond, Va., was a lawyer and Confederate congressman. From the guide to the James Lyons Papers, ., 1821-1882, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Burwell, William A. (William Armisted), 1780-1821

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Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891

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U.S. representative from Virginia and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Alexander H. Stuart papers, 1790-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980828 U.S. Representative from Virginia; Secretary of the Interior under Milliard Fillmore; Virginia State Senator and Delegate; Rector of the University of Virginia. From the description of Letters from Alexander H.H. Stuart, 1839-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52598006 ...

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...

Burwell family.

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Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

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Former vice-president of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Letter, 1866 Dec. 26, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Henry Bradley Plant. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 260819402 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Alexander H. Stephens papers, 1844-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476996 Lawyer, journalist, governor of Geo...

Burwell, Letitia McCreary, -1905

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Pleasants, James, 1769-1836

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Member of U.S. Congress (1803-1811), U.S. Senator (1819-1822), and governor of Virginia (1822-1825). From the description of Letters, 1818-1855. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39390404 ...

Hall, Bolling, 1767-1836

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Bolling Hall was born in Virginia. As a young man, he served in the Revolutionary War. He moved to Hancock County, Georgia, where he became a prominent citizen. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly, 1800-1802 and 1804-1806, and a Representative in the 12th, 13th, and 14th Congress from 1811 to 1817. He moved to Alabama to become a farmer. Hall died on March 25, 1836. From the description of Bolling Hall letter, 1814. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 807810...

Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868

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William Cabell Rives was the son of Robert and Margaret Jordan (Cabell) Rives. He was educated at Hampden-Sydney College and at the College of William and Mary where he graduated in 1809. He studied law and politics under Thomas Jefferson. Rives served in the War of 1812 and in the Virginia House of Delegates. After his marriage, he lived at "Castle Hill," Albemarle County, Va. Rives served in the U. S. House of Representatives, 1823-1829 and in the U. S. Senate. He also was minister to France a...

Pryor, Roger A. (Roger Atkinson), 1828-1919

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Roger Atkinson Pryor (1828-1919) was a newspaper editor, lawyer, judge, Confederate general, and member of the U.S. and the Confederate Houses of Representatives. From the description of Letter : Richmond, to H. A. Wise, 1854 January 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647320 U.S. Congressman, Confederate soldier, and jurist. From the description of Letters, 1838-1912. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270855 From the description of Lett...

Gilmer, Peachy R. (Peachy Ridgway), 1779-1836

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Early 19th century Bedford and Henry counties, Va., lawyer. From the description of Papers : of Peachy R. Gilmer, 1790-1889. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29489777 Lawyer and resident of Bedford County, Virginia. Uncle of Governor Thomas Walker Gilmer. From the description of Papers, 1806-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122488075 Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer was born 25 November 1779 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia...

Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854

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Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885

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Robert Toombs (1810-1885), lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Robert Toombs papers, 1837-1880 (bulk 1850-1866). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477000 Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, 1850-186...

Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

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Surveyor; noted Indian fighter in the American midwest in the latter half of the 18th century. From the description of Documents, 1778-1818. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28287330 American Revolutionary Colonel in the Old Northwest. Clark first came to Detroit from Cleveland in 1817, and was followed by his parents in a commercial fisherman and deputy collector of customs in China, Mich. (from M.P.C., I, 501-507: Clark's "Recollections".) (blue ...

Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871

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United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C. Neale, Esq., 1849 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607846 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma, to Joseph C. Cabell, Esq., 1846 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607032 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, 1839 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607773 U.S. Congressman, and Confede...

Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873

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American editor, critic, journalist, Civil War poet. From the description of Poems by John Reuben Thompson, 1870 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50298951 Thompson moved to New York in 1867. From the description of Letter [between 1867 and 1873] Wednesday, New York, to Charles Henry Quarles [Washington, D.C.?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364281 American editor and poet. From the description of Autogra...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...