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White, Wellford, Taliaferro, and Marshall family papers, 1743- 1927

Author: Marshall family.; Taliaferro family.; Wellford family.; White family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript : Microfilm : English
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Letters, diaries, writings, and other papers of Susan (Taliaferro) Wellford of Gloucester County, Va.; her husband, Beverley Randolph Wellford (b. 1828) of Fredericksburg and Richmond, Va., lawyer, secessionist, chief clerk of the Confederate war department, and judge; her brother, Edwin Taliaferro (1835-1867), professor at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and Confederate Army officer serving in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Diaries
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: James A Seddon; Edwin Taliaferro; Beverley R Wellford; Robert Wellford; Susan Taliaferro Wellford; Henry Alexander White; Marshall family.; Tolliver family.; Wellford family.; White family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall family.; Taliaferro family.; Wellford family.; White family.
OCLC Number: 24639182
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#1300).
Originals privately owned at time of filming. They are apparently now on deposit at the Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Va.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina, 1947. 5 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Description: 318 items.
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Letters, diaries, writings, and other papers of Susan (Taliaferro) Wellford of Gloucester County, Va.; her husband, Beverley Randolph Wellford (b. 1828) of Fredericksburg and Richmond, Va., lawyer, secessionist, chief clerk of the Confederate war department, and judge; her brother, Edwin Taliaferro (1835-1867), professor at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and Confederate Army officer serving in northern Virginia and in Macon, Ga.; and her son-in-law, Henry Alexander White (d. 1926), theologian at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., and Columbia Theological College, South Carolina. Volumes include minutes, 1777-1835, of the Saint David's Society of Society Hill, S.C., organized to maintain a school in Darlington District, S.C.; diary of Dr. Robert Wellford, 1794, as surgeon to Virginia troops supressing the Whiskey Rebellion, and his personal diary, 1800-1819; journal of Edwin Taliaferro while traveling in Europe, 1856-1857, and his Civil War journal, 1863, as an ordnance officer with McLaws's Division in Virginia; Berverley Randolph Wellford's diary, 1865, of the flight of the Confederate cabinet; and other items. James Alexander Seddon, Confederate secretary of war, was a relative and frequent correspondent. Included are a play and several accounts, essays, and anecdotes, many discussing Virginia plantation life and events during the Civil War.

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