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1838-1844
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1838-1844
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eng
Summary
Records, 1838-1844, of Thomas Caute Reynolds (1821-1887) of Charleston, South Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and St. Louis, Missouri, consisting mainly of his academic records, including report cards and diplomas, from the universities in Berlin, Heidelberg, and Munich, as well as his passport, dated 6 December 1838, signed by Secretary of State John Forsyth (1780-1841) and a commission, dated 27 June 1844, as a first lieutenant in the 19th Regiment, Virginia militia
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Thomas Caute Reynolds was born 11 October 1821 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the University of Virginia, the University of Berlin, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Munich. Returning to the United States, Reynolds moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he was accepted to the bar, and received a commission in the state militia. He later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and opened a law office. Reynolds was elected lieutenant governor of Missouri in 1860. When Missouri remained in the Union after the South seceded, Reynolds joined Governor Claiborne Jackson as a government-in-exile. Upon Jackson's death in 1862, Reynolds became governor-in-exile. When the Civil War ended, Reynolds went to Mexico where he served as a counselor to Emperor Maximilian before returning to St. Louis in 1868 to resume his law practice. On 30 March 1887, Reynolds fell down an elevator shaft in the Custom House in St. Louis, possibly a suicide. A note found in his pocket stated that he had troubles with insomnia, nervousness, depression, hallucinations, and visions. Reynolds wrote that although he felt sound of mind, if he did anything rash, it was because of a temporary disorder of the mind.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Chicago Historical Society
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000503320
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