The Resource Papers of the Breckinridge, Gamble and Watts families of Virginia and Florida, (manuscript)

Papers of the Breckinridge, Gamble and Watts families of Virginia and Florida, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of the Breckinridge, Gamble and Watts families of Virginia and Florida, circa 1794-1850
Title
Papers of the Breckinridge, Gamble and Watts families of Virginia and Florida
Inclusive dates
circa 1794-1850
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection consists chiefly of the letters of Mary Scott Watts Gamble, of Virginia and later Welaunee, Florida, to her family in Botetourt County, Va. Her early letters are written to her brother at New London Academy, Campbell County and convey news of family and friends. Letters from Florida discuss life there including purchase of slaves for a cotton plantation and events in the second Seminole War which eventually led to flight to Tallahassee. Territorial governor Richard K. Call is mentioned
  • General correspondence of the three families concerns news of family and friends include a visit to Edgehill and Thomas Jefferson Randolph, and a very brief reference to the whiskey rebellion of 1794
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of the Breckinridge, Gamble and Watts families of Virginia and Florida, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu03988.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
Extent
64
Note
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Robert & Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2001/2002.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u3817123
System control number
(OCoLC)171158172
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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