Papers of George Carr (1745) 1801-1939.


Carr, George, 1800-1886. Papers of George Carr (1745) 1801-1939.

Papers of George Carr (1745) 1801-1939.

Family and professional correspondence of Carr constitutes the bulk of the collection. In the former are numerous letters describing the pioneer life of relatives who emigrated to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, & Mississippi. Of unusual interest is a letter describing an 1842 Philadelphia race riot. Later 19th century family letters are primarily concerned with the genealogy of the Carr and related Cave, Poore, Cross, Tompkins and Trevillian families. Carr's professional papers contain correspondence and some related legal and financial papers for Albemarle County clients. Of interest are his papers as attorney for Uriah Phillips Levy, the purchaser of Monticello, and Carr's subsequent management of the estate after Levy's death until its purchase by Thomas Jefferson Levy. Other professional items include George Wythe Randolph's interest in a fireproof clerk's office in Richmond, the 1825 proceeds of the Board of School Commissioners, problems over settlement of the will of Martin Dawson, and a contemporary copy of a legal brief in Jefferson vs. Michie over land at Milton, 1804-1813. Political commentary appears frequently and includes a letter, 1814, from Joseph Jones Monroe to James Monroe regarding opposition to the current administration supposedly fomented by Jefferson, and the draft of an 1834 speech by William Cabell Rives explaining his support of Andrew Jackson's destruction of the 2nd Bank of the U.S. and consequent resignation as senator. Carr's financial papers contain bills and receipts, insurance policies for houses and slaves and comodity price reports. The collection also contains 4 letters, 1801-1802, from James Dinsmore to Thomas Jefferson regarding work on the Monticello dining room; 18th cent. land grants in Goochland and Greenbrier; wills and deeds including copies on an 1837 deed from Thomas Jefferson Randolph to David Michie, and and 1832 Deed of James Monroe and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe offering their Albemarle Co. land as surety for a debt; the records of an investigation of a military court of occupation into a land fraud case involving Carr; scattered militia rolls and expenses, 1794-1829; land surveys; an 1832 commonplace book; and The Piedmont Hospital of Charlottesville, Va. 1886-1902, Haidee Watson Perkins Michie. Collection includes a Eugene Perry photograph of an unidentified African American woman "Mammy Sally" connected with the Poore family of Albemarle County, Va. Correspondents include Alexander Rives, Thomas Walker Gilmer, John Andrew Gardner Davis, St. George Tucker, Thomas Johnson Michie, 1795-1873, Charles Christian Wertenbaker, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jefferson Randolph Taylor and Joseph Coolidge.

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