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1847 Sept. 24
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1847 Sept. 24
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eng
Summary
Letter, 24 September 1847, from E. D. Booker (1825-1898) of King William County, Virginia, to his aunt, Dorothy Garnett (1790-1850) of Essex County, Virginia, informing her that he will be boarding with John Cardwell, a prominent planter in King William County and his family, while establishing his medical practice. Booker informs his aunt of all the benefits he will derive from this arrangement
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Erasmus Derwin Booker was born 10 September 1825 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, to James Booker (d. 1861) and Ann Throckmorton Booker (d. 1849). In 1838, his family moved to Illinois, except for Erasmus Booker who moved to Essex County, Virginia, to live with his aunt Dorothy Garnett (1790-1850). Booker was educated in county schools and attended Richmond College from where he graduated in 1845. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1846, then attended classes at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1847. He practiced medicine in King William County, Virginia, for a year before moving his practice to Richmond County, Virginia, where he also was a farmer and a justice of the county court. He served as a captain and quartermaster for a Virginia regiment during the Civil War, before being released from service. Booker was captured in Richmond County in a Union raid in 1862 and was held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland, before being released in 1863. Booker continued his medical practice after the war and helped establish wharves in Richmond County for shipping goods and reestablishing the county's economy. Booker married first Olivia Carrington Anderson (1823-1863) of Hanover County, Virginia, 6 April 1848, and they had ten children, only four of whom survived to adulthood. He then married Elizabeth E. Eubank (d. 1900) of Richmond County 2 August 1866, and they had three children, only one of whom survived. Booker died 20 January 1898 in Richmond County, and was buried in Farnham Baptist Church cemetery.
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Vi
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
Booker, J. Motley
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000503527
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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