Allmand family letters, 1844-1858.


Allmand family letters, 1844-1858.

The collection contains two letters to George T. Blow, Jr., from R. Blow and Elizabeth T. Blow, 1844, 1848, mentioning changed circumstances in life, sick slaves, devices to aid a crippled child and family news. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to John O'Grady Allmand, employed in Baltimore at the firm of Pegram, Paynter & Davis, from various friends and family members including Albert, Nora and W.H. Allmand, George Newton and George Loyall, Jr. Topics include a trip to Fredericksburg, and Washington, D.C.; a drinking party withan obscene reference to the new fashion of hoop skirts; life as a purser on the U.S. merchant ships "Arctic" and "Baltic," 1854; the purchase of machine made shirts; Virginia elections, 1855; Norfolk yellow fever epidemic, 1855; a comparison of New York City vs. Norfolk; and problems with the alcoholic Albert. The collection also contains an 1854 pass for the use of the Norfolk Club.

22 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7936434

University of Virginia. Library

Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Baltic (Steamship) (corporateBody)

Almond, Albert H., fl. 1852-1859, (person)

Blow family. (family)

Loyall, George, fl. 1855, (person)

Allmand, John O'G., fl. 1854-1858, (person)

Blow, Elizabeth Taylor Allmand, 1823-1868, (person)

Allmand, Nora, fl. 1852-1859, (person)

Norfolk Club. (corporateBody)

Blow, George T., fl. 1844-1848, (person)

Arctic (Steamship) (corporateBody)

Alleman family. (family)

Allmand, William H., fl. 1852-1850, (person)

Newton, George W. (person)

George W. Newton was the former head of Duke's surgical instrument shop. From the description of Oral history interview with Geroge W. Newton, 2008. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 427376495 Epithet: cutler British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001390.0x0002ba ...