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The first gentlemen of Virginia : intellectual qualities of the early colonial ruling class

Author: Louis B Wright
Publisher: San Marino, Calif. : The Huntington Library, 1940.
Series: Huntington Library publications.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Wright, Louis B. (Louis Booker), 1899-1984.
First gentlemen of Virginia.
San Marino, Calif. : The Huntington Library, 1940
(OCoLC)610429806
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis B Wright
OCLC Number: 952461
Description: xi, 373 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: English patterns for Virginia planters --
The development of a Virginia aristocracy --
The quality of the gentry --
The planters' concern over education --
Books and their place in plantation life --
William Fitzhugh: The evolution of an aristocrat --
Ralph Wormeley II: A cultivated gentleman-planter --
Richard Lee II: A belated Elizabethan --
The literate interests of the first carters --
Robert Beverley II: Historian and iconoclast --
The Byrd's progress from trade to genteel elegence --
The vitality of the tradition.
Series Title: Huntington Library publications.
Responsibility: by Louis B. Wright.

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