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Originals unavailable due to conservation concerns. Photocopies have been provided in their place

Label
1865-1867
Inclusive dates
1865-1867
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1865-1867, from James C. Robertson (1818-1875) of Page County, Virginia, to his sister Elizabeth M. Robertson Lash (b. ca. 1820) of Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, discussing the economic and social conditions in Virginia and Page County as a result of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the new status of freed slaves in Virginia, the condition farms and crops in Page County and in Virginia, his position as sheriff of Page County; and family news. Robertson states that land can be bought cheap in eastern Virginia; and complains about radical newspapers and northern leaders still attacking the South and preventing reconciliation, mentioning the MT. PLEASANT HOME JOURNAL of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, by name. He comments on the conditions for Virginia's reentry into the Union and the upcoming state constitutional convention
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
James Chatham Robertson was born 19 April 1818. He was a farmer and a school teacher in Page County. He also served as sheriff and a justice for the county. He and his wife Sarah A. Robertson (b. 1817) had at least one child. Robertson died 7 December 1875.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
Originals unavailable due to conservation concerns. Photocopies have been provided in their place
Note
Originals unavailable due to conservation concerns. Photocopies have been provided in their place
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
6
Immediate source of acquisition
Antebellum Covers
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001532044
Type of unit
p.

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