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Label
1852-1866
Inclusive dates
1852-1866
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scrapbooks, 1852-1866, of William R. Aylett of King William County, Virginia, consisting of clippings from various newspapers, mainly in Virginia, and covering humor, religion, politics, economics, society and culture, and slavery. Clippings consist of articles, speeches, poetry, epigrams, puns, letters, jokes, and anecdotes. The majority of clippings comes from 1852 to 1856. Volumes 1 and 3 consist mainly of humorous and light articles, while volume 2 consists mainly of articles, speeches, and letters dealing with politics
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Biographical or historical data
William R. Aylett was born in 1833 in King William County, Virginia, the son of Phillip Roane Aylett (b. 1791) and Judith Page Waller Aylett. He attended the University of Virginia from 1850 to 1854, returned to King William County, and began practicing law. He married Alice Roane Brockenborough 3 July 1860. When the Civil War began, Aylett enlisted as a captain in the 53rd Virginia Infantry. He eventually rose to the rank of colonel. Wounded at Gettysburg 3 July 1863 and at Drewry's Bluff 16 May 1864, Aylett received commendations for gallantry twice. He was wounded and captured at Saylor's Creek, Virginia, 6 April 1865 and sent to Old Capitol Prison in Washington D.C. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, Aylett took the oath there 25 July 1865. Returning to King William County, he resumed practicing law. He became Commonwealth's Attorney. Aylett died 6 August 1900 in King William County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Scrapbooks
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
Please use photocopies
Immediate source of acquisition
Waller, Edward, Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499455
Type of unit
v. (389 p.).

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