The Resource Alexander family papers, (manuscript)

Alexander family papers, (manuscript)

Label
Alexander family papers, 1800-1890
Title
Alexander family papers
Inclusive dates
1800-1890
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers Gustavus Brown Alexander and Charles G. Alexander document the various activities and interests of the Alexander family including agriculture especially the growing and marketing of wheat; legal matters; financial matters; land holdings; business ventures; and St. Paul's Church. Topics include Charles's service as justice of the peace, Yuba County, Calif., during the gold rush, in the 15th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, during the Civil War, as a meteorological surveyer for the U.S. War Department, 1874-1875, and as schoolmaster, Potomac District Public School #4
  • There is a substantial amount of material concerning slavery particularly re inheritance, hiring, runaways, medical care and sales
  • Other topics of interest include the guano fertilizer craze, overseer contracts, Reconstruction, a wharf at Boyd's Hole on the Potomac, disputed road construction, real estate transactions, estate settlements, local politics, medical services for owners and slaves, and debts and taxes
Biographical or historical data
"Hampstead" King George County, Va., family. Gustavus B. Alexander was a landowner and his son Charles G. Alexander was a lawyer, justice of the peace, and schoolmaster.
Cataloging source
VA@
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Label
Alexander family papers, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu00047.xml
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  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available including a detailed listing of slavery items.
Extent
2000
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2247639
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKV8306
  • (OCoLC)647844184
Type of unit
items.

Subject

Genre

Library Locations

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