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1836-1870
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1836-1870
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eng
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Papers, 1836-1870, of John Peyton Little (1818-1873) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of two commonplace books, notes, receipts, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Volume I of the books contains jokes, puns, anecdotes, and humorous notes written inverted and reverse in one half of a check book of the Greenwood Mining Company in account with the Farmers Bank of Virginia and containing about nine pages of check stubs from 14 November 1836 to 18 October 1838. Volume II contains jokes, puns, anecdotes, and humorous notes, and also contains correspondence consisting of a letter, 17 December 1861, from A. I. Smith to Little concerning the health of Thomas W. Payn[e], a letter, 17 March 1863, from Elizabeth L. Faris to the sergeant of the hospital regarding the death of her husband, and a letter, 15 April 1863, from Martha J. Camden to Little regarding her brother, John J. Clement. Also notes and clippings of humorous incidents, some written on the back of an announcement, June 1870, of a meeting at Dove Lodge No. 51. Also a letter from Edmon Colston to "my dear mistress" complaining of his ill treatment as a hired hand and asks for help through Dr. Little. Also two receipts to John Smith
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John Peyton Little was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 February 1818, and spent his childhood in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Little attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He returned to practice for a brief while in Fredericksburg, then moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he continued practicing medicine. He became a prominent member of Richmond society and was a member of the Virginia Medical Society. During the Civil War, he served in the hospitals around Richmond. His health and finances ruined, Little moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, after the war, where he died in 1873. Little married Janet Cringen (d. by 1867) of Richmond 13 May 1851, and they had children. He married second Henrietta Elizabeth Beverley Tucker (d. 1879) of Williamsburg May 1867. Little published a series of articles in the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER in the 1850s which were compiled into A HISTORY OF RICHMOND (Richmond: Dietz Press, 1933).
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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Hart, John
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000504942
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  • vol. and 10
  • p.

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