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Papers of George Carr (1745) 1801-1939.

Author: George CarrGeorge Wythe RandolphJoseph Jones MonroeJames MonroeWilliam C RivesAll authors
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Family and professional correspondence of Carr constitutes the bulk of the collection. In the former are numerous letters describing the pioneer life of relatives who emigrated to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, & Mississippi. Of unusual interest is a letter describing an 1842 Philadelphia race riot. Later 19th century family letters are primarily concerned with the genealogy of the Carr and related Cave, Poore,
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Photographs
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Sally, Mammy; George Carr; Cave family.; Poor family.; Cross family.; Tompkins family.; Trevillian family.; Uriah Phillips Levy; Thomas Jefferson Levy; Martin Dawson; Andrew Jackson; David Michie; Cave family.; Cross family.; Martin Dawson; Andrew Jackson; Uriah Phillips Levy; Poor family.; Tompkins family.
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Carr; George Wythe Randolph; Joseph Jones Monroe; James Monroe; William C Rives; James Dinsmore; Thomas Jefferson; Uriah Phillips Levy; Thomas Jefferson Randolph; David Michie; Elizabeth Monroe; Alexander Rives; Thomas W Gilmer; John A G Davis; St George Tucker; Thomas Johnson Michie; Charles Christian Wertenbaker; Eugene Perry; Thomas M Randolph; Jefferson Randolph Taylor; Joseph Coolidge; Haidee Watson Perkins Michie
OCLC Number: 647952246
Description: 900 items.

Abstract:

Family and professional correspondence of Carr constitutes the bulk of the collection. In the former are numerous letters describing the pioneer life of relatives who emigrated to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, & Mississippi. Of unusual interest is a letter describing an 1842 Philadelphia race riot. Later 19th century family letters are primarily concerned with the genealogy of the Carr and related Cave, Poore, Cross, Tompkins and Trevillian families.

Carr's professional papers contain correspondence and some related legal and financial papers for Albemarle County clients. Of interest are his papers as attorney for Uriah Phillips Levy, the purchaser of Monticello, and Carr's subsequent management of the estate after Levy's death until its purchase by Thomas Jefferson Levy. Other professional items include George Wythe Randolph's interest in a fireproof clerk's office in Richmond, the 1825 proceeds of the Board of School Commissioners, problems over settlement of the will of Martin Dawson, and a contemporary copy of a legal brief in Jefferson vs. Michie over land at Milton, 1804-1813. Political commentary appears frequently and includes a letter, 1814, from Joseph Jones Monroe to James Monroe regarding opposition to the current administration supposedly fomented by Jefferson, and the draft of an 1834 speech by William Cabell Rives explaining his support of Andrew Jackson's destruction of the 2nd Bank of the U.S. and consequent resignation as senator.

Carr's financial papers contain bills and receipts, insurance policies for houses, and commodity price reports. Of interest are 6 insurance policies on the lives of slaves Ossian, Edmund and John, 1855, 1859-1860. Also of interest are receipts for 3 slave sale advertisements placed in the Richmond Whig (1855 December 18, 1856 Februrary 3, March 4 and April 7) along with clippings of the ads as printed.

The collection also contains 4 letters, 1801-1802, from James Dinsmore to Thomas Jefferson regarding work on the Monticello dining room; 18th cent. land grants in Goochland and Greenbrier; wills and deeds including copies on an 1837 deed from Thomas Jefferson Randolph to David Michie, and and 1832 Deed of James Monroe and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe offering their Albemarle Co. land as surety for a debt; the records of an investigation of a military court of occupation into a land fraud case involving Carr; scattered militia rolls and expenses, 1794-1829; land surveys; an 1832 commonplace book; and The Piedmont Hospital of Charlottesville, Va. 1886-1902, Haidee Watson Perkins Michie.

Collection includes a Eugene Perry photograph of an African American woman identified as "Mammy Sally" connected with the Poore family of Albemarle County, Va. "Lived at Valentine's last [past?] years" written on verso.

Correspondents include Alexander Rives, Thomas Walker Gilmer, John Andrew Gardner Davis, St. George Tucker, Thomas Johnson Michie, 1795-1873, Charles Christian Wertenbaker, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jefferson Randolph Taylor and Joseph Coolidge.

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