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Label
1854-1862
Inclusive dates
1854-1862
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Account book, 1854-1862, of Stafford Henry Parker (1788-1871) of Richmond, Virginia. The volume is interspersed with personal accounts, as well as accounts kept in his capacity as Register of the Virginia Land Office
  • The personal accounts relate to his own activities, as well as those of his siblings and his children, including construction of his home, household goods and clothing purchases, mailing and travel expenses, and costs incurred for educational purposes, such as book purchases and tuition
  • The accounts kept while performing his duties and Register of the Virginia Land Office include fees he collected for issuing warrants, receiving, recording, and issuing receipts for plats, grants, and titles, and conducting record searches. The name of the individual for whom the service was rendered is listed, together with their place of residence
  • There is also other information in the volume, including copies of court records relating to the settlement of the estate of Richard Anderson (d. 1857) of Richmond in which Parker was apparently involved, and there are a few receipts and miscellaneous notes
  • There is a name index at the beginning of the volume
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Stafford Henry Parker was born in Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia, in 1788. He was the son of Watts Parker and Mary Lightburn. He married Sarah Bailey Pearson on 7 November 1814. He was an attorney, served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1818-1825 and 1828-1829), Virginia State Senate (1831-1839) and was Speaker of the State Senate from 1835 to 1839. He was Register of the Virginia Land Office from 1839 until 1865. He died in Richmond on 15 July 1871, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Account book
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Weisiger, Minor
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001508120
Type of unit
v. (ca. 180 p.)

Library Locations

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