The Resource Items located in Oversize Box 5

Items located in Oversize Box 5

Label
1804-1831
Inclusive dates
1804-1831
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Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, 1804-1831, of the Blow family of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and Sussex County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, dated 20 March 1804, from George Blow (1787-1870) of Williamsburg to his father, Richard Blow (1746-1833) of Norfolk refuting charges of poor behavior while attending the College of William and Mary; a letter, dated 25 June 1805, from George Blow to Richard Blow staing that he'd received the items sent and distributed most accordingly; a letter, dated 18 July 1816, from George Blow now of Sussex County to Richard Blow, now of Portsmouth discussing news and Robert Waller Hall Blow's (1808-1828) education; a letter, dated 14 October 1816, from George Blow to Richard Blow containing family news and discussing Robert Blow's education; a letter, dated 5 December 1826, from George Blow to Richard Blow concerning where George's son Richard Blow (1810-1855) should attend school; a letter, dated 22 February 1831, from George Blow (1813-1894) of Williamsburg to his father, George Blow of Sussex County concerning livestock and personal news; a letter, n.d., most likely from George Blow, Sr., to George Blow, Jr., offering advice on the latter's education; a letter, n.d., probably from Blow, Sr., to Blow, Jr., again offering advice on the latter's education
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Biographical or historical data
Born in Southampton County, Virginia, Richard Blow (7 October 1746-3 February 1833) was the son of Samuel Blow (1701-1766) and Martha Drew Blow. Richard Blow served as lieutenant in the Virginia militia during the American Revolution. He owned a fleet of ships and served as president of the Farmers' Bank of Norfolk and of the Dismal Swamp Canal. He married Frances Wright (1767-1838) in Norfolk County, Virginia, and they had one son. Blow was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia. His son, George Blow (3 February 1787-21 October 1870), was born in Portsmouth. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Blow served as captain of the 4th Virginia Regiment during the War of 1812. He became a planter, settling at "Tower Hill" in Sussex County, Virginia. He married Eliza Waller (1791-1841) 12 December 1807, and they had 13 children. Blow also was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. His fourth son was George Blow (5 May 1813-2 May 1894), born in Sussex County. Blow attended Hamden-Sidney College, William and Mary, and the University of Virginia. He was a member of the 1861 secession convention and served as judge of the district court in Norfolk, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Taylor Allmand (1823-1868) of Norfolk 26 August 1846, and they had 10 children. Blow is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Correspondence
Label
Items located in Oversize Box 5
Note
Items located in Oversize Box 5
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
16
Immediate source of acquisition
College of William and Mary
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500398
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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