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Label
1828
Inclusive dates
1828
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Language
eng
Summary
Dairy, 1828, of Lewis Mabry (ca. 1780-1862) of Petersburg, Virginia, detailing a business trip to New York, New York, for the Petersburg Manufacturing Company. Mabry describes his trip from Petersburg to New York, including stops in Norfolk, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mabry describes a group of slaves being transported to New Orleans aboard the vessel carrying him from Petersburg to Norfolk. He also details his trips to cotton mills in New Jersey to examine the mills and receive advice on starting a mill. Mabry comments on the weather, workers, and fashions he sees in New York and New Jersey
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Biographical or historical data
Lewis Mabry was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, about 1780. He served as a director of the Petersburg Manufacturing Company, as mayor of Petersburg, Virginia, and as chairman of the General Committee of Arrangements for the Visit of Lafayette. Mabry married Martha Ann Davis (b. 1795) 27 October 1808, and they had children. Mabry died in Petersburg some time between 18 December 1861 and 23 August 1862.
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Vi
Form designation
Diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Historical Society
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000500975
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (23 leaves).

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