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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1804-1818
Inclusive dates
1804-1818
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1804-1818, from Thomas Mann Randolph (1768-1828) of Albemarle County, Virginia, to Peachy R. Gilmer (1779-1836) of Albemarle Bedford, and Henry Counties, Virginia, concerning Randolph's controversy with a man named Hope, the estate of Hore Browse Trist (1775-1804), Gilmer's assistance in the claims of James and W. Key, Napoleon's Poland campaign, suit for dower lands involving Mary Randolph (1762-1828) and her husband David Meade Randolph (1760-1830), and the possibility of war with Great Britain and France. Also a letter from Randolph to James Gilmer (1784-1810) and John Gilmer (1782-1834) of Albemarle County, asking them to promise not to assault "young Bradbuer" or he will issue peace warrants against them. Includes a letter from Randolph to Francis Walker Gilmer (1790-1826) loaning Gilmer a horse to visit his brother Peachy Gilmer, and a letter from Randolph to Mary House Gilmer (1785-1854) informing her that Peachy Gilmer has gone to Richmond to see his brother John who had been wounded in a duel. Collection also contains two fragments from unidentified letters
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Mann Randolph was born 1 October 1768 at Tuckahoe in Henrico County, Virginia, to Thomas Mann Randolph (1740-1793) and Anne Cary Randolph (1745-1789). Educated by private tutors until age 16, Randolph studied at the University of Edinburg from 1785 to 1788. He returned to Virginia and settled in Albemarle County, Virginia, eventually establishing his home at Edgehill. Randolph served in the Virginia Senate from 1793 to 1794. He was elected to the United States Congress and served from 1803 to 1807. When the War of 1812 began, he became colonel of the 20th Regiment of the United States Army and took part in an invasion of Canada. Later in the war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia. Randolph was elected to the House of Delegates in 1819, and was elected Governor of Virginia that December. After his term ended in 1822, Randolph returned to the House of Delegates in 1823 and served until 1825. He married Martha Jefferson (1772-1836), daughter of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 23 February 1790, and they had twelve children. Randolph died at Monticello 20 June 1828, and was buried in the Jefferson family plot.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00747.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
Anderson Galleries
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000505059
Type of unit
  • leaves and 12
  • p.

Library Locations

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