The Resource Executive papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler

Executive papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler

Label
Executive papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler, 1898-1901
Title
Executive papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler
Inclusive dates
1898-1901
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Hoge Tyler's Executive Papers primarily consist of incoming correspondence during his term as governor from 1 January 1898 until 1 January 1902. The correspondence in this collection relates to a variety of topics including the mapping of the Virginia and Tennessee boarder; settling of Virginia and Maryland border disputes; the State Board of Fisheries; oyster farming; commerce; extradition requests; state expenses; criminal proceedings; the Department of the Navy; and others. In addition to correspondence, there are resolutions from the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates; reports; pardons; receipts; account ledgers; vouchers; newspaper articles; proclamations; deeds; resolutions to congress; petitions; records of the Southwestern State Hospital; and other sundry items
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Governor's Office. (Search Virginia Governor's Office as author).
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Biographical or historical data
  • Governor James Hoge Tyler was the son of George and Eliza (Hoge) Tyler and was born in Caroline County on 11 August 1846. Hoge studied at Edge Hill Academy and at Minor's Academy with the intent of enrolling at the University of Virginia. In 1863, however, he left school and joined the Confederate Army. He served as a private until the end of the war in 1865, fighting mainly in Southwest Virginia. After the war, Hoge returned to his home in Pulaski County to begin life as a farmer.
  • Tyler's interest in politics began in the early 1870's when he was elected President of the Pulaski Farmers' Club. In the spring of 1873, he ran for the 39th senatorial seat of Virginia which included the counties of Pulaski, Giles, Bland and Tazewell. In September, however, he withdrew his name from contention after facing overwhelming opposition. Tyler would again run for political office in 1877 and was elected in November as a Democratic conservative to the Virginia Senate. In 1889, he ran for Governor of Virginia but failed to receive the Democratic nomination. As a consolation, he was placed on the ballot as lieutenant governor and served in that position from 1890 to 1894. Finally, in 1897, he was elected Virginia's 43rd Governor.
  • Tyler took office 1 January 1898. His four years in office were focused on creating a honest and efficient government which included creating a healthy state economy. During his term, Tyler met all the states expense needs and actually left the state's treasury with a $800,000 surplus upon leaving office. Other highlights of his term included the creation of a State Board of Fisheries to monitor the oyster and fish industry, the resolving of the Virginia-Tennessee border dispute, and the creation of a conditional pardon system. Tyler left office 1 January 1902 and returned to his home in Pulaski County. He died 3 January 1925.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Executive papers of Governor James Hoge Tyler
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi02704.html
Note
These records are part of the Office of the Governor record group (RG# 3)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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Inventory
Extent
.45
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Office of the Governor
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence, 1898-1901; Series II. Executive papers, 1860-1901.
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001600488
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

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