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Daniel French Slaughter papers

Identifier: MSS-15438

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Scope and Contents

This collection of the Daniel French Slaughet papers, 250 items, one half-size legal document box, .04 cubic feet and contains the business and family correspondence of the Slaughter family, the Winston family and papers related to slavery, and the Civil War. There is also correspondence of Lewis Rogers to John Rogers and Charles Cocke to Jeremiah Morton.

Slaughter business and political correspondence Virginia Governor John M. Patton.


  • 1827-1885

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Biographical / Historical

Daniel French Slaughter 1805-1882 was a Senator of Virginia from 1828 to 1836, in the House of Delegates from 1846 to 1847, Director of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and a farmer and slave owner in Culpeper, Virginia.

He married Letitia Madison in 1825 and had two children, Phillip Madison Slaughter and James Edwin Slaughter (politician). Letitia died in 1828 and Daniel was remarried to Mary Winston. They had five children Eliza French Slaughter, John Mercer Slaughter, Mary Wallace Slaughter, Caroline Slaughter, and Daniel Alexander Slaughter.

Daniel French Slaughter 1858-1963 was the son of Alexander Slaughter and married Caroline Nelson Strother, and was also a politician in Virginia.


.04 Cubic Feet (7 folders in one half of a legal size document box)

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This collection is arranged by each family (Slaughter and Winston) and then by type of material, business, and family papes, documents, slave papers, Civil War letters, indentures, and miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is a gift from John Thornton to the Small Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library on August 16, 2012.
Daniel French Slaughter papers
Ellen Welch
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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