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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1888-1918
Inclusive dates
1888-1918
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1888-1918, of the Christian family of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of accounts, checks, clippings, correspondence, insurance policies, inventories, land titles, postcards, receipts, and tax records. Papers include correspondence to George Llewellyn Christian (1841-1924) concerning legal concerns, his involvement in veterans and civic organizations such as the United Confederate Veteran Association and the Young Men's Christian Association; and his role as a historian of the Civil War and the Confederacy, including letters requesting his pamphlet on Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Papers also include receipts for payment to St. Luke's Hospital as well as accounts, inventories, receipts, and other papers concerning the estate of Richmond Lacy Christian (ca. 1829-1909), George L. Christian, executor. Papers also contain receipts and tax records of William H. Christian. Papers include two fire insurance policie, 1917, for Elijah Bates and a copy of CONFEDERATE WAR JOURNAL vol. 1, no. 1., 1893
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Richmond Lacy Christian was born in 1829 in Charles City County. He served as a captain during the Civil War. After the Civil War, Christian established R. L. Christian Grocers in Richmond, Virginia. He died 13 April 1909, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery. His nephew George Llewellyn Christian was born 13 April 1841 in Charles City County, Virginia. He moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1860. When the Civil War began, Christian enlisted in the Richmond Howitzers and served with his company until losing one foot and part of the other at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House in 1864. After the war, he received his law degree from the University of Virginia. Christian became a lawyer in Richmond, and was appointed judge of the hustings court in 1878. He established the law firm of Christian and Christian. Christian and his wife Emma (1861-1943) had four children. Christian died in Richmond 16 July 1924 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.225
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State Records
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001529036
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