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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1801-1867
Inclusive dates
1801-1867
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1801-1867, of Walter Lloyd Fontaine (1787-1860) of "Ivy Hill," Buckingham County, Virginia. Includes correspondence, accounts and receipts, a deposition, and poetry. The earliest item in this accession is a deposition of Robert Yates taken in Gloucester County in 1801 concerning the division of the estate of William Morris. The correspondence is written to Fontaine while he was living in Williamson County, Tennessee and New Glasgow, Kentucky, and later in Buckingham County. Correspondents include Abraham Fontaine (1756-1831), Catherine Maury Fontaine (b. 1784), Clement Rush Fontaine (1791-1851), Edmund Fontaine (1793-1855), Maria Fontaine (1789-1836), and Walter Scott Fontaine (1825-1883). Subjects include Walter Lloyd Fontaine's attempts to settle West and set up a law practice, and the family's difficulty in sending him letters and goods. The other letters deal with family news, health, and deaths. and there are also two letters written by Walter to his small children asking them to behave while staying with their aunt. Other items in the collection include accounts and receipts, some of which relate to the estate of John B. McGruder, and there is also some handwritten poetry
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Biographical or historical data
Walter Lloyd Fontaine was born in Hanover County, Virginia on 5 November 1787. He was the son of Abraham Fontaine (1756-1831) and Sarah Ballard (1757-1841). Walter L. Fontaine resided at his plantation "Ivy Hill" in Buckingham County, where he practiced law. He served in the Virginia General Assembly from 1820 to 1821, and was a colonel in the county militia. Fontaine married 1) Margaret Fry Nicholas (1800-1833) on 12 April 1821, and 2) Virginia Nicholas in 1834. He died at "Ivy Hill" on 19 December 1860.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
60
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001536383
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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