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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1846
Inclusive dates
1846
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter book, dated 1 July-23 August 1846, of Martin Duralde, Jr., (1823-1846), of New Orleans, Louisiana, consisting of letters written while travelling to the various springs in western Virginia. The letters mainly concern his health and his efforts to recover it at the springs of Virginia. He also discusses the characters he meets and the card games he plays in. Duralde asks for family news and the latest information concerning the Mexican War. The letter book also contains humorous sketches drawn by Duralde
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Martin Duralde, Jr., was born in 1823 to Martin Duralde (d. 1848) and Susan Hart Clay Duralde (1805-1825) of New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the grandson of Henry Clay (1777-1852), the famous Senator from Kentucky. Suffering from "consumption," or tuberculosis, Duralde travelled about the United States and Cuba in an effort to regain his health. He also spent much of that time playing cards and gambling. After an unsuccessful trip to the springs of western Virginia and Old Point Comfort, Virginia, in a final attempt to overcome his poor health, Duralde died of an apparent brain tumor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 17 September 1846. He was buried in Philadelphia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter book
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Hook, James Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499660
Type of unit
v. (68 and p.).

Library Locations

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