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Tyler family papers, 1716-1944.

Author: Tyler family.John TylerRobert TylerElizabeth Priscilla Cooper TylerLetitia Tyler SempleAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Tyler Family Papers
Database:WorldCat
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Papers, 1716-1944, of the John Tyler family of "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Va. The collection contains correspondence, 1818-1862, of John Tyler concerning politics, War of 1812 claims, presidential election of 1840, land purchases in western Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois, "Sherwood Forest, " business matters and his family.
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Named Person: Tyler family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler family.; John Tyler; Robert Tyler; Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler; Letitia Tyler Semple; James A Semple; Tazewell Tyler; Julia Gardiner Tyler; D Gardiner Tyler; John Alexander Tyler; Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer; Lyon Gardiner Tyler; Robert Fitzwalter Tyler; Pearl Tyler Ellis; Lachlan Tyler
OCLC Number: 23169527
Notes: Cite as Tyler Family Papers Group A, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
See Lyon G. Tyler, The Letters and Times of the Tylers (Richmond, 1884-1896), and Robert Seagar, And Tyler, Too; a Biography of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1963).
Description: 22 boxes.

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Papers, 1716-1944, of the John Tyler family of "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Va. The collection contains correspondence, 1818-1862, of John Tyler concerning politics, War of 1812 claims, presidential election of 1840, land purchases in western Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois, "Sherwood Forest, " business matters and his family.

Some of the children of John Tyler and his first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler, are represented in the collection: Robert Tyler (and wife, Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler), John Tyler, Jr., Letitia Tyler Semple (and husband James A. Semple) and Tazewell Tyler.

A great part of the collection consists of the papers of John Tyler's second wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler, which concern education, clothes, social life, political appointments, slavery, the Civil War, "Sherwood Forest," familiy, and pensions for presidential widows.

All of the children of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler are represented in the collection: David Gardiner Tyler, John Alexander Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Lachlan Tyler, Robert Fitzwalter Tyler and Pearl Tyler Ellis.

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