The Resource Memoirs of George Walter Clements Blatterman, (manuscript)

Memoirs of George Walter Clements Blatterman, (manuscript)

Label
Memoirs of George Walter Clements Blatterman, ca. 1902
Title
Memoirs of George Walter Clements Blatterman
Inclusive dates
ca. 1902
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Blatterman recalls life in London, mentioning visits of Washington Irving (for whom Charlotte Elizabeth Blaettermann wrote out the printer's copy of the Sketch Book), Richard Rush, George Ticknor, and John Randolph. After the family's arrival at the University of Virginia, he mentions visits with Jefferson, the Madisons, Monroe, Lafayette, Edgar Allan Poe, and many local families. Incidents recorded include the death of George Blaettermann and defrauding of his family by a German preacher
  • A special section records his recollections of Thomas Jefferson including his foreign language instruction by George Blaettermann. A lengthy section deals with Captain Uriah P. Levy, a subsequent owner of Monticello, his family,particularly his son Thomas Jefferson Levy, and local attitudes toward them. With the memoirs are photocopies of family daguerreotypes and a diploma awarded to Blaettermann
Additional physical form
A typed transcript is available as MSS 789.
Biographical or historical data
Blatterman, who anglicized his surname, was the foster son of George W. Blaettermann of Germany, the first professor of modern languages and literature at the University of Virginia.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Memoirs of George Walter Clements Blatterman, (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Summary available.
Extent
1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2122537
Reproduction note
photocopies.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKG8601
  • (OCoLC)647837324
Type of unit
v. (30 p.)

Library Locations

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