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1972-1974
Inclusive dates
1972-1974
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1972-1974, of Elie Weeks (1903-1984) of Goochland County, Virginia, member of a commission appointed by the Virginia Bicentennial Commission to prepare a map showing military activities in Virginia during the American Revolution. Papers consist of letters and postcards between Weeks and John E. Damerel (1905-1995) of Richmond, Virginia, concerning their efforts to trace the routes in Virginia used by British forces commanded by Charles, Lord Cornwallis (1738-1805), Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), and John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806); as well as those used by American forces under the command of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and to try to correspond them to modern roads. Much of the correspondence concerns Tarleton's 1781 raid from Surry County, Virginia, to New London, (then) Bedford County, Virginia, and his return. Dameral provided detailed descriptions of possible routes by actually driving and walking many of the roads that may have been used during the American Revolution. Other correspondents include George H. Shreve (1897-1983) of Appomattox County, Virginia; Edward A. Wyatt (1910-1981), editor of the Petersburg PROGRESS-INDEX; and Dr. John R. Sellers, historian and member of the American Revolution Bicentennial Office at the Library of Congress. Collection also contains list of historic sites that were to be included on the proposed map Weeks was working on
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Biographical or historical data
Elie Weeks was born 12 April 1903 in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1926. During World War II, Weeks was a captain in Army Intelligence and after the war, he worked for the Veterans Administration. Weeks retired to his farm Rochambeau in Goochland County, Virginia, in 1966. He was active in historical groups and founded the Goochland Historical Society. Weeks was a member of the Virginia Bicentennial Commission's map committee in the 1970s. Weeks died in Goochland County 16 February 1984, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. He and his wife Helen George Weeks (1901-1986) had no children.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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  • 212
  • 16
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Weeks, Elie
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001527629
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  • leaves and
  • p.

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