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1875-1898
Inclusive dates
1875-1898
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1875-1898, written to William Holmes Fowle, Jr. of Alexandria and Lynchburg, Virginia. Correspondents include James Barbour, John Strode Barbour, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee, James M. Steuart, and Henry St. George Tucker. The letter from Steuart concerns his nomination to be Postmaster of the House of Representatives. The correspondence from James Barbour deals with the rumors of his candidacy for Governor, as well as his views on taxes and appropriations of state funds to pay off the public debt while a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Topics in the letters from John Strode Barbour, Jr. include his support for Fitzhugh Lee in his race for Governor, Democratic politics in Virginia and the need for the party to unite, Democratic election victories, his feelings after being passed over by the Legislature to be the candidate for U.S. Senate in 1885, and his acknowledgement of congratulations after being nominated for that position in 1887. The correspondence from Henry St. George Tucker deals with his support of other political candidates, and his race for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1894. The Fitzhugh Lee letters concern his race for Governor in 1885, including his views on candidates involving themselves in other races, political patronage, post office appointments, and winning the support of convention delegates. His later letters relate to his race for the U.S. Senate in 1893, including his chances for victory and his views on the Party giving money to legislative candidates sympathetic to his opponent. Also included in this collection is a certificate of election declaring Fowle a member of the House of Delegates from Alexandria County, dated 24 November 1875
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William Holmes Fowle, Jr. was born in Alexandria. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1859. He married Eliza Thacker Hooe, the daughter of James Hewitt Hooe. During the Civil War, Fowle was a captain in the 17th Virginia Infantry. Following the war, he served on the Alexandria City Council and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He then served as Deputy Collector in the Office of Internal Revenue for the Western District of Virginia, in Lynchburg. Later he was employed in the Paymaster General's Office in the War Department. He died in Washington, D.C. on 6 December 1903 at the age of 64. He is buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Vi
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Letters
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Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
52
Immediate source of acquisition
L & T Respess Books
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000501013
Type of unit
p.

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