Davis-Preston-Saunders papers [manuscript], 1840-1930.


Davis-Preston-Saunders papers [manuscript], 1840-1930.

Correspondence of these Virginia families related by the marriages of Col. Thomas L. Preston and Anna Maria Saunders and the Rev. Richard T. Davis and Louisa M. Saunders, daughters of Gen. Fleming Saunders, of Franklin County, Va. The wide range of correspondence includes letters of the related Blackford, Early, Hampton (South Carolina), McDowell, Minor, and Watts families; as well from Richard K. Cralle, Jubal Early, Wade Hampton, and John B. Minor. The collection in general regards the business and Civil War careers of Colonel Preston and the Rev. Davis' ministerial work and his tenure as Chaplain of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry Regiment life and personalities of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia; social and economic conditions in Virginia, 1850-1880, and family affairs. Of interest is a letter, 1853 November 24, concerning a "row" between the citizens and students at the Town Hall in which the latter disturbed the performance of a ventriloquist , and J. E. D'Alfonce saved several ladies by throwing them on the stage from which they could escape into a garden, after which the students were marched back to the grounds by the militia and later broke into a temperance supper. Another letter, 1854 February 9, also notes a "row" in which students tore down gutters, palings and front steps at various residences. Also of interest are two letters, 1854 January 26 and 1859 July 8, concerning religious instruction of slaves, a more worthy endeavor than foreign missions and one which should be performed by Virginians and not northerners. The collection also contains the diploma of Caroline P. Davis the first woman to be granted a diploma from the University of Virginia; an autograph of Gen. Robert E. Lee; and a safe conduct pass signed by Mahomet Ali.

2 v. and 2000 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7929612

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Crallé, Richard K. (Richard Kenner), 1800-1864

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Editor of the works of John C. Calhoun. From the description of Richard K. Crallé papers, 1814-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981821 Newspaper editor, confidential clerk of John C. Calhoun, and editor the The works of John C. Calhoun, 1854-58. From the description of Papers of Richard Kenner Crallé [manuscript] 1829-60. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647968670 ...

Saunders, Fleming, Gen.

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Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 6th

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Preston family.

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Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894

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Confederate general. From the description of Autograph manuscript : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742671 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Jane...

Hampton family.

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McDowell family.

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Davis, Richard T., Rev., 1830-1892.

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Minor family.

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D'Alfonce, J. E.

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Saunders, Anna Maria.

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Watt family.

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Early family.

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Hampton, Wade

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Blackford family.

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Saunders family.

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University of Virginia

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University of Virginia student from Lexington, Ky.; afterwards a Presbyterian minister and missionary to Brazil. From the description of Diploma awarded to John Rockwell Smith [manuscript], 1866 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647905124 Lt., C.S.A.; teacher, Norwood School, Nelson County, Va.; principal Select School, New York, N.Y. From the description of Diplomas of Waller Holladay [manuscript], 1858-1872. (University of Virginia). WorldC...

Muḥammad ʻAlī Bāshā, Governor of Egypt, 1769-1849

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Saunders, Louisa M.

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Sixth Virginia Cavalry Regiment.

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Davis, Caroline Preston.

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Preston, Thomas L., Col.

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Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895

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University of Virginia professor. From the description of Letter, University of Virginia, to S.D. Cabaniss, Huntsville, Ala. [manuscript] 1867 April 3. 1867. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960869 Professor of law at the University of Virginia. From the description of Papers of John B. Minor, 1843-1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31254303 John B. Minor, b. Louisa County, Va. Attended University of Virginia, graduating ...