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John Porter Woody letters

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16437

Scope and Contents Note

The John Porter Woody letters (1888-1911; 0.5 cubic feet) document Woody's work on a section of the Pampatike farm in King William County, Virginia. The bulk of the letters to Woody are from Pampatike owner Thomas Henry Carter, who updates Woody on business matters including farm finances, equipment, and Carter's travels. Folder 1 contains a copy of Woody's lease from January 1, 1894.

A small number of items in the collection are receipts for purchases of farm equipment, and the last two letters, dated 1911, are from Woody's son Chastine.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1911

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

John Porter Woody (1853-1912) was born, lived, and died in King William County, Virginia. In the 1890s and 1900s, Woody leased and worked part of the Pampatike farm, which was owned by Thomas Henry Carter (1831-1908). Carter was a former Confederate colonel and after the U.S. Civil War became Virginia's railroad commissioner and the proctor for University of Virginia.

Source: Materials within collection, Woody family site.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 document box)


Donated by Carlyle P. Clements, 7 November 2018.

John Porter Woody letters
Tanner Greene
20 November 2019
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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