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Carter-Blackford papers, 1736-1908.

Author: George BancroftLauncelot Minor BlackfordWilliam Matthews BlackfordLandon CarterHenry ClayAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Carter family papers, 1736-1772, include an estate inventory and letters regarding the tobacco market including one from London Quaker merchant Thomas Hyam, the slave-trade, Jesuit's bark, financial matters, and the impact of the French and Indian War on trade. A letter, 1772, from merchants Thomas and Rowland Hunt, London, Eng., to Robert Carter, discusses the education and board of Benjamin Benson, for whom the
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Genre/Form: Letters (correspondence)
Estate inventories
Speeches
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; Benjamin Benson; Carter family.; Robert Fulton; Andrew Jackson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Bancroft; Launcelot Minor Blackford; William Matthews Blackford; Landon Carter; Henry Clay; Robert Carter; Robert Easley; Horatio Gates; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Rowland Hunt; Thomas Hunt; R M T Hunter; Thomas Hyam; Washington Irving; James Russell Lowell; Alfred Madison; James Madison; J M Mason; Matthew Fontaine Maury; James Monroe; Edmund Pendleton; George E Pickett; La Salle Corbell Pickett; Benjamin Rush; John Taylor; John Tyler; Dolly H Vaden; William Woodford
OCLC Number: 122641067
Reproduction Notes: Typescript. Photograph. Photostat.
Description: 27 items.

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Carter family papers, 1736-1772, include an estate inventory and letters regarding the tobacco market including one from London Quaker merchant Thomas Hyam, the slave-trade, Jesuit's bark, financial matters, and the impact of the French and Indian War on trade. A letter, 1772, from merchants Thomas and Rowland Hunt, London, Eng., to Robert Carter, discusses the education and board of Benjamin Benson, for whom the merchants are acting as legal guardians.

A letter, 12 May 1775, from John Taylor, Philadelphia, Pa., to William Woodford, Caroline County, Va., discusses the battles of Concord and Lexington, the siege of Boston, and the mustering of American forces. Two letters, 4 July 1775 and 8 July 1778, from Edmund Pendleton to William Woodford, Caroline County, Va. send news of Brtish reinforcements for Boston and ask for the latest battle news.

A letter, 2 February 1800, from Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia, to Landon Carter, doubts the efficacy of a rememdy and encourages further experimments. A letter 29 September 1801, from Horatio Gates, New York, mentions European political affairs, especially the disposition of Egypt. A letter, 30 January 1810, from James Madison, Washington, D.C., to his nephew Alfred Madison, forwards news fron the city and a tract by Robert Fulton.

A letter, 24 February 1810, from James Madison, to Landon Carter, regards securing a copyright for a new lock; a letter, 1811 June 17, James Monroe to Landon Carter discusses a patent for a new carriage; and a letter, 24 August 1827, from Henry Clay, to William M. Blackford, denies a "corrupt bargain" with John Quincy Adams.

A letter, 27 October 1833, Washington Irving, to William M. Blackford, recounts a British officer's anecdote praising Andrew Jackson's conduct at New Orleans; an excerpt, 1840, from a speech by Henry Clay, describes a tendency in the U.S. presidency toward monarchy; a letter, 26 April 1842, George Bancroft, to Blackford, thanks him for some historical papers; and a letter, 18 July 1842, Dolly H. Vaden, Halifax County, Va., to Robert Easley, disscusses the tobacco market and local Baptist associations.

A note, ca. 1847, from Oliver Wendell Holmes, says his appointment as professor has taken time away from poetry; a letter,19 April 1850, from James Russell Lowell, Cambridge, Mass., mentions the deaths of his mother and daughter and his lack of concern over criticism of his work; and a letter, 13 March 1853, from Matthew Fontaine Maury to Launcelot Minor Blackford, regrets he does not have a signature of Pierce but will send one of Everett.

A letter, 23 April 1860, from John Tyler to William M. Blackford, comments favorably on Henry Clay despite former differences; a note, 9 July 1864, from George E. Pickett, orders a court-martial; a letter, 14 February 1871, from R.M.T. Hunter to J.M. Mason, reflects on the Confederacy, old friends and the future of Virginia; and a letter, 10 May 1908, from La Salle Corbell Pickett, Norfolk, Va., certifies the authenticity of a Smith and Wesson firearm belonging to her late husband, George E. Pickett.

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