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Business Correspondence, 1849-1850

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: John Gibson, G.W. Goode, Richard Gwathmey, Benjamin F. Larned (1794-1862), William Leigh, Thomas Nelson, John E. Page, James A. Seddon, Alexander H.H. Stuart, William F. Watson, Hugh A. Watt, W.C. Wickham (to James M. Ford), Edmund Winston, and William Overton Winston. Topics include the shipment of some prairie birds and directions for their care (December 23, 1849); lists of enslaved laborers for hire, including “old Fanny,” Nancy and her three children, and Betsy (January 1, 1850); request for information about the amount due on account of the division of the "Negroes" or enslaved laborers (March 5, 1850); William F. Wickham as the guardian of the minor heirs of Robert C. Wickham (April 20, 1850); the offer of the use of a Southdown buck for sheep breeding (July 12, 1850); the increase of visitors to the mountains of Virginia, especially at White Sulphur Springs, the Warm Springs, and the Hot Springs (August 5, 1850); the purchase of stained glass (November 19 and 23, 1850); the return of an enslaved woman who was a wet nurse, “Mamma Betsy” hired the year before for his little boy (July 28, 1849; November 5, 1850); and an opinion about Jenny Lind (December 20, 1850).


  • Creation: 1849-1850



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States