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Label
1824-1946
Inclusive dates
1824-1946
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1824-1946, of Francis Dickins of Fairfax County, Virginia, including autographs, broadsides, and correspondence. Correspondents include William Duane, Benjamin Hardin, Samuel D. Ingham, Leonard Jarvis, Richard Mentor Johnson, Louis McLane, and Richard Rush. The correspondence consists mainly of letters from members of Congress to Dickins regarding Dickins' work with the United States Pension Bureau. Dickins worked as a claims adjuster and new legislation threatened to eliminate his job. The correspondents praise Dickins' work, include letters of recommendation, and promise to help Dickins retain his job. The collection also includes a broadside for a military ball at Camp Carondelet, near Manassas, Virginia, 1862, and a report on Robert C. Lee's class standing at Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, 1866. The autograph collection includes autographs of James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, William Cobbett, Herbert Hoover, and Daniel Webster
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Francis A. Dickins (b. 1805) of Fairfax County, Virginia, worked for the United States pension bureau, ca. 1830-1860. He enlisted with the 6th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, in 1862 and served until 1865.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
21
Immediate source of acquisition
Edmunds, Richard C., Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498898
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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