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Papers of the Grinnan and related Bryan and Tucker families of Virginia, 1734-1935.

Author: George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Duke ofSpencer Fullerton BairdJohn Randolph BryanJames BuchananJoseph C CabellAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers, and memorabilia trace the family through five generations.

Broad topics are life in Virginia, the role of women in society, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction, and religion.

Of special interest are letters of Randolph B. Grinnan, missionary to Japan; Andrew G. Grinnan, physician and speculator; John R. Bryan, farmer; St. George Tucker, Williamsburg jurist; and John Randolph of Roanoke.

Business papers of Murray, Grinnan and Mundell, Fredericksburg flour merchants concern the flour trade and the effects of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.

Legal papers concern estate settlement and contain wills, deeds, indentures, powers of attorney, land surveys and a Civil War pardon.

There are also blacksmith daybooks, store accounts, drug purchase records, and surveys and sketches of coal lands.

Of interest is an 1825 journal of a trip to Scotland, England, and France, an essay on whaling in Yosa, Japan, genealogical material on the Carr, Holladay, Lewis, Nicholas and Randolph families, a letter sent through Union lines in care of the slave "Carter" and a tintype of former Albemarle County slave "elder" Sam Pryor.

Briefly mentioned topics of interest include the Revolution; travel to New York state, California, India, and New Orleans; an 1812 earthquake; an 1830s cholera epidemic, the election of 1840; Andrew Jackson, Jenny Lind, temperance, and the Miller School.

Correspondents include John Tyler who writes to John R. Bryan, 1855 December 5, regretting an invitation. Also James Buchanan (1860), John Hoover (1803), William Waller Hening (1811), Robert E. Lee (1862), Hugh Mercer (1803), Matthew Fontaine Maury (1867), Thomas Nelson (1790), John Randolph of Roanoke (dying statement, 1833), Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1806), J.E.B. Stuart (1862), John Tyler (1860), and Henry A. Wise on the triangle slave trade (1856).  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Deeds
Family papers
Letters (Correspondence)
Photographs
Autographs
Maps
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Herbert Hoover; Andrew Jackson; Stonewall Jackson; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; James Longstreet; John Nicholas; Sam Pryor; Albert Taylor Bledsoe; Bryant family.; Grinnan family.; Murray family.; Tucker family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Duke of; Spencer Fullerton Baird; John Randolph Bryan; James Buchanan; Joseph C Cabell; Edward Richard Sprigg Canby; Andrew Glassell Grinnan; Randolph Bryan Grinnan; James Allen Hardie; William Waller Hening; John Hoover; Robert E Lee; Jedediah Hotchkiss; James Madison; Hugh Tenant Weedon Mercer; Howard Malcolm; Matthew Fontaine Maury; Thomas Nelson; Marsena Rudolph Patrick; Charles H Peck; John Randolph; Thomas M Randolph; Jeb Stuart; St George Tucker; John Tyler; Lewis Willis, Col.; William Wirt; Henry A Wise; Murray, Grinnan and Mundell.
OCLC Number: 647825518
Description: 5500 items.
Other Titles: Whaling in Yosa, Japan.
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Personal and business correspondence, business and legal papers, and memorabilia trace the family through five generations.

Broad topics are life in Virginia, the role of women in society, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction, and religion.

Of special interest are letters of Randolph B. Grinnan, missionary to Japan; Andrew G. Grinnan, physician and speculator; John R. Bryan, farmer; St. George Tucker, Williamsburg jurist; and John Randolph of Roanoke.

Business papers of Murray, Grinnan and Mundell, Fredericksburg flour merchants concern the flour trade and the effects of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.

Legal papers concern estate settlement and contain wills, deeds, indentures, powers of attorney, land surveys and a Civil War pardon.

There are also blacksmith daybooks, store accounts, drug purchase records, and surveys and sketches of coal lands.

Of interest is an 1825 journal of a trip to Scotland, England, and France, an essay on whaling in Yosa, Japan, genealogical material on the Carr, Holladay, Lewis, Nicholas and Randolph families, a letter sent through Union lines in care of the slave "Carter" and a tintype of former Albemarle County slave "elder" Sam Pryor.

Briefly mentioned topics of interest include the Revolution; travel to New York state, California, India, and New Orleans; an 1812 earthquake; an 1830s cholera epidemic, the election of 1840; Andrew Jackson, Jenny Lind, temperance, and the Miller School.

Correspondents include John Tyler who writes to John R. Bryan, 1855 December 5, regretting an invitation. Also James Buchanan (1860), John Hoover (1803), William Waller Hening (1811), Robert E. Lee (1862), Hugh Mercer (1803), Matthew Fontaine Maury (1867), Thomas Nelson (1790), John Randolph of Roanoke (dying statement, 1833), Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1806), J.E.B. Stuart (1862), John Tyler (1860), and Henry A. Wise on the triangle slave trade (1856).

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