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1848 Aug. 18
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1848 Aug. 18
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter and bill of lading, 18 August 1848, from James Thomas, Jr. (1806-1882), of Richmond, Virginia, to Fisher and Company of Boston, Massachusetts, sending Fisher and Company products
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Biographical or historical data
James Thomas, Jr. was born 8 February 1806 in Caroline County, Virginia. He attended Caroline County schools and moved to Richmond, Virginia, in his teens to live with a brother. Thomas became a prominent Richmond tobacco merchant, becoming one of the wealthiest men in the state. He lost much of his fortune in the Civil War and his warehouses were lost in the fire which swept through Richmond at the end of the war. However, Thomas quickly regained much of his losses in the years after the war. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, and a benefactor of the College of Richmond. He married first Mary Cornick Puller (d. 1836) in 1831, and they had 2 children. He married second Mary Woolfolk Wortham (ca. 1823-1897) 5 October 1842, and they had 8 children. Thomas died 8 October 1882 in Richmond and was buried in Hollywood cemetery.
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Snead, J. E.
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000501815
Type of unit
leaf.

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