Papers of Walker, his son, Francis Walker, and the Walker and Page families [manuscript] 1742-1886.


Walker, Thomas, 1715-1794. Papers of Walker, his son, Francis Walker, and the Walker and Page families [manuscript] 1742-1886.

Papers of Walker, his son, Francis Walker, and the Walker and Page families [manuscript] 1742-1886.

Accounts, receipts, legal papers & correspondence regarding debts & estate settlement comprise the bulk of the collection. There are a variety of plats and surveys, land grants and indentures for Louisa and Albemarle Co., Va. property. Many items pertain either to the Loyal Land Co. (1750s) or to the Albemarle Iron Works. Of special interest are copies of treaties, 1744 & 52, with the Six Nations at Lancaster and Logstown, and a sale of 6 million acres in Ohio in 1777. Among the correspondence and miscellaneous papers are a letter protesting the Stamp Act, a letter from John Marshall, discussing legal problems in a slave sale, a Revolutionary soldier's pension claims, a plea for William Wirt to Francis Walker to settle an estate for educational funds for James Gilmer, a list, ca. 1880, of polite literature for a young lady, a midshipman's appointment signed by Andrew Jackson, Pres. U.S., 1850 letters describing Uncle Tom's cabin, & hazing at V.M.I., testimonies to secure a Civil War medical discharge, a letter from an ex-slave describing the murder of Richmond editor Henry Rives Pollard, & 5 newspapers and an almanac, 1799-1864. Correspondents and legal parties include Robert Dinwiddie, John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore, Joshua Fry, George Gilmer, Peachey Ridgway Gilmer, Sir William Gooch, bart., Thomas Jefferson, Pres. U.S., Fielding Lewis, Benjamin Lincoln, Nicholas Meriwether, James Monroe, Pres. U.S., Mann Page, Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de Paris, Judith Page Walker Rives, Alexander Spotswood & James Wood.

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Rives, Judith Page Walker, 1802-1882 (person)

Lewis, Fielding, 1725-1781 or 1782 (person)

Virginia planter; brother-in-law of George Washington; member of the House of Burgesses and Committee of Correspondence. From the description of ALS : Fredericksburg, Va., to George Washington, 1776 Mar. 6. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506936 From the description of ALS : Fredericksburg, Va., to George Washington, 1781 Apr. 24. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525073 Virginia planter; brother-in-law of George Washi...

Albemarle Iron Works (Albemarle County, Va.) (corporateBody)

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (person)

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 (person)

Appointed governor of Virginia in 1771. From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1778. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26923951 Lord Dunmore was the British governor of the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776. From the guide to the Land Grant to Ambrose Gatewood, 1773 June 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Governor of New York (1...

Page family. (family)

Walker, Francis, 1767-1806. (person)

Wood, James, 1747-1831, (person)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 (person)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, Connecticut – d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, Connecticut) was an American abolitionist and author. She is the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher who preached against slavery. She is best known for writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. It became an instant and controversial best-seller, both in the United States and abroad. The novel had a major impact on Northerners' attitudes toward slavery and by the beginning of the Civil War had sold more than a million copi...

Spotswood, Alexander, 1676-1740 (person)

Lieutenant governor of Va. From the description of Papers, 1732-1840. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38293518 Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740) was a lieutenant in the British Army, and later lieutenant governor of Virginia, 1710-1722. From the guide to the Alexander Spotswood Papers, 1696-1745, 1646-1830., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Alexander Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1710-1722....

Pollard, Henry Rives, 1833-1868. (person)

Gilmer, George, 1743-1792 (person)

Loyal Land Company (corporateBody)

Walker family. (family)

Walker, Thomas, 1715-1794 (person)

Virginia state legislator. From the description of Letter to Reuben Lindsay [manuscript], 1775 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647857784 ...

Great Britain. (corporateBody)

Wirt, William, 1772-1834 (person)

William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829. He wrote Letters of the British Spy (1803) and Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). From the description of William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23469832 Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army Artillery ...

Gilmer, Peachey Ridgway, 1799-1836, (person)

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 (person)

Continental Army officer, collector of customs for the port of Boston; from Hingham (Plymouth Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903396 Benjamin Lincoln was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. From the description of Benjamin Lincoln collection, 1775-1782. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712651132 Ma...

Marshall, John, 1755-1835 (person)

John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

D'Orleans, Louis Philippe Albert, comte de Paris, 1828-1894, (person)

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 (person)

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Gooch, William, Sir, bart., 1725-1781, (person)

Meriwether, Nicholas, 1647-1744, (person)

Virginia Military Institute (corporateBody)

On March 29, 1839 the General Aslsembly passed the final version of the act establishing a military school at the Lexington arsenal, where the students would protect the arms while pursuing educational courses. The School was named the Virginia Military Institute and is the nation's oldest state supported military college. The governor appointed nine members to the Board of Visitors to oversee the new school and they elected Claudius Crozet as president of the board and named Franci...

Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770 (person)

Governor of Virginia. From the description of Transcripts of correspondence edited by Louis Knott Koontz, 1739-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067647 From the description of Autograph signature (clipped) from a document : [n.p.]., 1754 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534556 Colonial official; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1751-1758. From the description of LS : Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1754 Mar. 1. (Rosenbach Museum...

Page, Mann, 1835- (person)

Monroe, James, 1758-1831 (person)

James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Fry, Joshua, 1700 (ca.)-1754. (person)