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Letter

Label
Letter, 1820 May 31
Title
Letter
Inclusive dates
1820 May 31
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 31 May 1820, from William Skinner Simpson (1795-1868) of Petersburg, Virginia, to his brother James C. Skinner of London, England, detailing his stay in Washington, D.C., on his way back to Virginia from a trip north. He describes the city critically including a detailed description and sketch of the Capitol, and comments on particularly American customs. Simpson also remarks on seeing John Randolph (1773-1831) speak on the Missouri Question and meeting President James Monroe (1758-1831)
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Skinner Simpson was born in 1795 in London, England to Reverend Robert Simpson and Sarah Lee Simpson. He emigrated in 1819 to Petersburg, Virginia, where he married his shipboard companion Mary Levick (1795-1867) 23 September 1820. In Petersburg, Simpson worked as an insurance agent. He and his wife had at least two sons. Simpson died 20 July 1868 in Petersburg, Virginia, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Immediate source of acquisition
Dormer, Pamela
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000486441
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
Type of unit
leaves

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