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Edmund Ruffin papers, 1784-1893.

Author: Edmund Ruffin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Personal papers, chiefly family correspondence with a number of letters from friends and acquaintances mingled in. Most letters are arranged in hard-bound folders probably prepared by Ruffin himself. Folders are identified by unit numbers. Units 1-16 contain largely routine family letters; Units 17-20 have non-family letters on a variety of topics; Unit 21 contains letters from James H. Hammond; Unit 22 consists of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries (Blank-books)
History
Named Person: James Henry Hammond; Edmund Ruffin; James Henry Hammond; Edmund Ruffin
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Ruffin
OCLC Number: 32040042
Notes: Microfilm of papers at the Virginia Historical Society.
Description: ca. 200 items on 3 reels of microfilm.
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Personal papers, chiefly family correspondence with a number of letters from friends and acquaintances mingled in. Most letters are arranged in hard-bound folders probably prepared by Ruffin himself. Folders are identified by unit numbers. Units 1-16 contain largely routine family letters; Units 17-20 have non-family letters on a variety of topics; Unit 21 contains letters from James H. Hammond; Unit 22 consists of 145 unbound family and non-family letters arranged chronologically; and Unit 23 consists of undated and miscellaneous materials. There are also six volumes, including a farm diary, Ruffin's autobiography, a Revolutionary War tale by Ruffin, an 1843 diary with entries relating to an agricultrual survey of South Carolina, and an account of the draining of a plantation.

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