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1840 Jan. 22
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1840 Jan. 22
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eng
Summary
Letter, 22 January 1840, sent from James D. Coleman (1811-1878) at Concord Academy in Caroline County, Virginia, to Thomas Fearn (1789-1863) in New Orleans, Louisiana, concerning payment of an account for Fearn's ward A. M. Henderson. At the top of the letter is a receipt to Thomas Fearn signed by James D. Coleman; at the bottom of the letter is a recapitulation of A. M. Henderson's account history
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  • Concord Academy in Caroline County, Virginia, was at one time the largest preparatory school in Virginia. It was founded in 1835 by Daniel Coleman and later run by his grandson and James D. Coleman's brother, Frederick William Coleman. It was under Frederick William Coleman, who was assisted by his brother Atwell Coleman, that the academy rose to prominence. In 1846 Colonel Louis Minor Coleman, a nephew of Frederick William Coleman, took over operation of the school. He later transferred it to the Hanover County farm of Colonel Hilary Pollard Jones in 1849. After the transfer the school became known as Hanover Academy. Colonel Coleman hired only University of Virginia master of arts graduates as teachers. The purpose of the school was to prepare boys to attend the University of Virginia. In 1859 Colonel Coleman accepted the chair of Latin at the University of Virginia and sold the property to his brother-in-law Colonel Hilary P. Jones. Colonel Jones operated the school with the aid of his brother Major Horace Jones until the beginning of the Civil War. After the war Colonel Jones reestablished the school and continued it until about 1890.
  • Born on Concord, a large Caroline County estate, on 15 December 1811, James D. Coleman was the son of Thomas B. and Elizabeth Coghill Coleman. He was educated at Concord Academy and later taught at the school for an undetermined period. He entered the Baptist ministry and preached at Bethel, Bethesda, Carmel, Liberty and Round Oak Churches in Caroline County. Coleman married Huldah DeJarnette and died on 21 November 1878.
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Vi
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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Hall, Ken
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000504050
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p.

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