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1585-1939
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1585-1939
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1585-1939, of Dandridge Spotswood (1872-1939) of Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of the diary, 11 January 1849-6 February 1849, of William Francisco Spotswood (1828-1895) of Petersburg, Virginia; and of abstracts, extracts, and transcripts of agreements, bills of lading, commissions, deeds, genealogical notes, judicial records, letters, military orders, and promissory notes concerning the history of Virginia and of the United States. Subjects include but are not limited to: Virginia history from the 17th to the 20th century; United States history from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War; history of California, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee; the United States Navy; agriculture, genealogy, shipping, social life and customs, and tobacco. Prominent correspondents include: Aaron Burr (1756-1836), Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Philip Kearny (1815-1862), Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740), Alexander Spotswood (1746-1818), Benjamin Stoddert (1751-1813), John Tyler (1790-1862), and George Washington (1732-1799). Families mentioned prominently are the Dunlop family and the Spotswood family. Refer to the on-line finding aid for complete list of items and correspondents. Items 138-146 are original documents
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Dandridge Spotswood was born 17 May 1872 in Petersburg, Virginia to William F. Spotswood (1828-1895) and Isabella Matoaca Dunlop Spotswood (1848-1922). He attended Pantops Academy near Charlottesville, Virginia, Hampden-Sidney College from 1893 to 1896, and Cornell University of Michigan. An industrial and mining engineer, Spotswood spent much of his career in New York and travelling about the United States and Europe. In 1924, he returned to Petersburg and devoted himself to history and genealogy. Spotswood died 27 November 1939 in Petersburg, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00734.xml
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.225
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Spotswood, Martha D. D.
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000504542
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