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Papers : of the Henry family, 1763-1920.

Author: Henry family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection includes correspondence (primarily copies), 1767- 1799, accounts, legal and legislative materials, and notes concerning Patrick Henry of Richmond and Williamsburg, especially while governor of Virginia and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
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Genre/Form: Account books
Correspondence
Legal documents
Letterpress copybooks
Named Person: Herbert Baxter Adams; George Bancroft; Philip Alexander Bruce; Wyatt Cardwell; John W Daniel; Curtis Haynes; John Henry; Patrick Henry; William Wirt Henry; Robert E Lee; Elizabeth Watkins Henry Lyons; James Lyons; James Pulliam Marshall; John Randolph; Justin Winsor
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry family.
OCLC Number: 29879624
Notes: In the collections of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. (Mss1/H3968/a).
Description: 1, 085 items.

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The collection includes correspondence (primarily copies), 1767- 1799, accounts, legal and legislative materials, and notes concerning Patrick Henry of Richmond and Williamsburg, especially while governor of Virginia and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Also includes correspondence, 1826-1864, legal records, and estate materials of John Henry of "Red Hill," Charlotte County, Va.; and letters, accounts, legal records, deeds, and miscellany of James Pulliam Marshall (1791-1883) of Charlotte County, Va.

Also, contains correspondence, 1850-1900, accounts, literary manuscripts, speeches, essays, and miscellaneous materials of William Wirt Henry as a lawyer and historian, in part concerning the Presbyterian Church, the Virginia Historical Society, the revolutionary era of American history, and Henry's book, Patrick Henry: Life, Correspondence, and Speeches (New York, 1891).

Correspondents with William Wirt Henry include Herbert Baxter Adams, George Bancroft, Philip Alexander Bruce, John Warwick Daniel, Robert E. Lee, and Justin Winsor. A letterbook, 1892-1894, and account book, 1853-1857, cover Henry's law practice in Charlotte County and Richmond, Va., while another account book, 1857-1881, in part concerns the employment of freedmen and women at "Kenwood," Charlotte County.

Also, includes correspondence of James Lyons (1857-1913) of Buckingham County, Elizabeth Watkins Henry Lyons (1855-1920) of Richmond, and Wyatt Cardwell (b. 1793?) as agent for the estate of John Randolph (1773-1833); and accounts, 1796-1816, of Curtis Haynes as a tailor in Charlotte County, Va.

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