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Label
1816-1821
Inclusive dates
1816-1821
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1816-1821, from Francis Walker Gilmer (1790-1826) of Winchester and Richmond, Virginia, to Thomas Walker Gilmer (1802-1844) of Albemarle County, Virginia, in which Francis Walker Gilmer offers his nephew Thomas Walker Gilmer advice on his education and critiques his literary style and penmanship. Gilmer encourages his nephew to read certain works and to study hard in mathmatics, languages, literature, and oration. He comments on deportment and character and on what is necessary to make a name for one's self. Francis Gilmer encourages Thomas Gilmer to undertake the study of law. Also a letter from Francis Walker Gilmer to George Gilmer (1778-1836), Francis' brother and Thomas' father, on familial and brotherly relations
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Francis Walker Gilmer was born 9 October 1790 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia, to George Gilmer (1742-1795) and Lucy Walker Gilmer (1751-1800). He received some of his education at Monticello from Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) and at a school run by James Ogilvie (1760-1820). Gilmer attended the College of William and Mary in 1809-1810, then studied law under William Wirt (1772-1834) in Richmond, Virginia. Upon the completion of his legal studies, he travelled extensively along the eastern seaboard with the Abbe Joseph Francisco Correa de Serra (1750-1823) before beginning the practice of law in Winchester, Virginia, in 1816. A year later, Gilmer returned to Richmond to continue practicing law. In 1824, he was chosen by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) to travel to Europe to hire professors for the newly established University of Virginia. Gilmer himself was appointed professor of law, but he died before he could assume his position on 25 February 1826 at "Farmington" in Albemarle County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01104.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Tyler, Lyon G.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000489975
Type of unit
  • leaf and 32
  • p.

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