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Family Correspondence – John Wickham (1763-1839) with his son, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), 1832-1834

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 22

Scope and Contents

Wickham writes to his son William F. Wickham with concerns about his wheat crop, a notification of an outbreak of disease at Howard School for boys from Jonathan Loring Woart, and the preoccupation of the Virginia General Assembly over internal improvements (January 29 and May 30, 1834); the design of a mill powered by water (February 21, 1834); discussions about the Bank of Virginia and the elections (April 17 and 21, 1834); discussions about possible schools for their boys and rumors of a duel in Washington (September 28, 1834); discusses the President’s message (December 7, 1834); an enslaved laborer, sick with cholera, who was believed to be dead several times, appears to be recovering partly due to work of Dr. McCaw (December 18, 1834); and politics in Washington (December 24, 1834).


  • Creation: 1832-1834



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