Papers of A. M.Paxton and the Paxton family [manuscript], 1836-1918.


Paxton, Alexander McNutt, 1814-. Papers of A. M.Paxton and the Paxton family [manuscript], 1836-1918.

Papers of A. M.Paxton and the Paxton family [manuscript], 1836-1918.

Papers of A. M. Paxton, University of Virginia student, 1833-1834, his son, and others. Includes R. E. Lee letter, [18]66 Jan. 26, Lexington, Va.; and "The Rockbridge Co., Va., Paxtons", by William P. Houston, 1894; as well as correspondence, newspaper articles, obituaries, certificates, commissions, wills, and estate inventories.

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