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Papers

Label
Papers, 1806-1833
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1806-1833
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1806-1833 of Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer (1779-1836) of Bedford and Albemarle Counties, Virginia, consisting of correspondence from Chapman Johnson (1779-1849), Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), George Tucker (1775-1861), and William C. Rives (1793-1868); from Francis Preston (1765-1835) to James Breckenridge (1763-1833); and Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851) to Mary House Gilmer (1785-1854). Letters discuss national and state politics, including reactions to the Missouri Compromise and the Tariff of 1824. Beverley Tucker extends an invitation for the Gilmers to visit; Preston discusses legal matters with Breckenridge; and Johnson comments on the Virginia Senate's session including its response to the Missouri Compromise and James Monroe's (1758-1831) part in it. Henry St. George Tucker discusses epitaphs for William A. Burwell's (1780-1821) tomb; George Tucker comments on the Tariff of 1824 and encourages Gilmer to run for Congress; and William C. Rives regrets that he cannot get Gilmer's son an appointment to the United States Military Academy
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Peachy Ridgeway Gilmer was born 25 November 1779 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia, to George Gilmer (1742-1795) and Lucy Walker Gilmer (1751-1800). He was educated by private tutors and attended the College of William and Mary from 1797 to 1798. In 1800 he began studying law under William Wirt and was admitted to the bar in 1802. Gilmer moved to Henry County, Virginia, in 1806 to practice law, and then moved to Bedford County, Virginia in 1818. Gilmer married Mary House, 15 September 1803, and they had eight children. Gilmer returned to Albemarle County where he died at his plantation "Leigh" between 8 March 1836 and 4 July 1836.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00746.xml
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
6
Immediate source of acquisition
Anderson Galleries
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491739
Type of unit
items.

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