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1838-1931
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1838-1931
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eng
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Notebook, 1838-1931, of John William Armistead (1818-1883) of Charlotte County and Lynchburg, Virginia, consisting of lecture notes, 1838, from science and chemistry classes he attended while at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. Lecture topics include: magnetism, electricity, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, sulphur, and phospherus. Also contains notes, 1839, from a lecture on lime that Armistead attended at the University of Virginia. Notebook contains notes, 1838, taken while attending Henry Ruffner's (1790-1861) lectures on the laws of nations, including international relations, war, treaties, and ambassadors, at Washington College. Notebookd contains letters (transcribed), poems, and diary entries, 1868-1870, made by Yatelia Elizabeth Armistead (b. 1852) discussing her social and personal life while living in Lynchburg. Notebook also contains loose papers which consist of Bible records, 1778-1864 for the Armistead and following families: Bailey, Chappell, Flippin, Ford, Madison, McCargo, Ranson, Slaughter, Thornton, Venable, and White; as well as for Armistead's slaves. Also includes accounts, 1882, for building materials, and a certification, 1931, for the Confederate military service of Abner D. Ford (b. ca. 1830) of Moorman's Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery
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John William Armistead was born 8 April 1818 in Charlotte County, Virginia, to John Armistead (1778-1849) and Carasa Hayes White (1791-1826). He attended Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, in 1838, and at least briefly attended the University of Virginia in 1839. Armistead returned home to Charlotte County where he became a planter. After the Civil War, Armistead moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he clerked for different businesses. He married Elizabeth Price White (1825-1906) 9 October 1844, and they had four daughters. John William Armistead died 28 March 1883 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Vi
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Notebook
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1
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Gilliam, Gerald T.
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000491794
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Photocopies.
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v. (139 leaves).

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