The Resource Tyler family letters

Tyler family letters

Label
Tyler family letters, 1857-1871
Title
Tyler family letters
Inclusive dates
1857-1871
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Four letters, covering the years 1857-1871, of John and Julia (Gardiner) Tyler of Charles City County, Virginia; and New York. Includes one letter, dated 8 May 1857, from John Tyler of Sherwood Forest, Charles City County (Va.), to Margaret (Gardiner) Beeckman (1822-1857) of New York. Topics include an upcoming celebration at Jamestown (Va.) in which President Tyler was to give a speech, and Margaret's planned visit to Sherwood Forest. On the bottom of the letter Julia Tyler notes that her sister, Margaret Beeckman, died suddenly 3 June 1857 at Sherwood Forest
  • The remaining three letters were written to Julia (Gardiner) Tyler: Letter, dated 23 February 1866, from Matthew Maury in Mexico, to Julia in New York; Letter, dated 16 April 1868, from Robert E. Lee of Lexington (Va.). This letter was written while Robert E. Lee was president of Washington and Lee University and concerns the schooling of Julia's son, David Gardiner Tyler (b. 1846). The last letter, dated 26 January 1871, was from Mary Custis Lee (1808-1873) of Lexington, Virginia. This letter was a reply to a condolence letter that Julia had written to Mary Lee after her husband, Robert E. Lee, had died
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Biographical or historical data
John Tyler (1790-1862) of Charles City County (Va.) was the tenth president of the United States of America. Julia (Gardiner) Tyler (1820-1889) of New York was his second wife.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Tyler family letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
14
Immediate source of acquisition
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498421
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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