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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1919-1930
Inclusive dates
1919-1930
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1919-1930, of Julia L. Spratley of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of a letter to Morgan P. Robinson (1872-1943), State Archivist at the Virginia State Library, regarding her essay on James Rumsey (1743-1792) of Berkeley County, (West) Virginia, and John Fitch (1743-1798) of New Jersey, concerning their claims of inventing the first steamboat; a typescript and photocopy of the essay on Rumsey's and Fitch's claims as inventor of the steamboat; photocopy of a clipping of a letter, dated 30 April 1919, to the editor of the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR from John P. Guild of Chinook, Alberta, Canada, giving credit to Samuel Morey (1762-1843) as the inventor of the steamboat; and Spratley's essay as published in the Richmond TIMES-DISPATCH, 3 August 1930
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Julia L. Spratley attended Westhampton College, University of Richmond. A history student, she participated in a joint program between the college and the state archives serving as an archival apprentice in 1918-1919. Spratley became a high school teacher and taught at John Marshall High School. By 1938, she had either moved from Richmond, or married the Reverend James D. Gwaltney.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
40
Immediate source of acquisition
Spratley, Julia L.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000504940
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
  • leaves and 3
  • p.

Library Locations

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