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1776-1848
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1776-1848
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eng
Summary
Letters, 1776-1848, lent for copying by Elizabeth Venable Gaines (1860-1942) of Charlotte County, Virginia, consisting of three letters, 1776-1777, from Charles Moile Talbott (1757-1797) serving in the Continental Army during the American Revolution to his father, Charles Talbott (1723-1779) of Bedford County, Virginia, describing his life as a soldier, commenting on the military, and detailing the battles of Germantown and Brandywine; a letter, 17 May 1820, from Crawford Hughes of Charlotte County, Virginia, to John Randolph (1773-1833) concerning certain books Randolph has requested to be sent to him; a letter, 17 August 1840, from Moses D. Hoge (1818-1899) at the Union Theological Seminary at Hampden-Sydney College, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to Reverend William C. Scott (1817-1854) of Charlotte County sending poetry and comments on religion; an obituary, [1848] of Henry A. Watkins (ca. 1770-1848) of Charlotte County; and a letter, n.d., from J. Elfreth, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to his wife Mary M. Elfreth of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, describing Cincinnati and his travels in Ohio, as well as personal news about his journey
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Elizabeth Venable Gaines was born 25 April 1860 at "Do Well" in Charlotte County, Virginia, to Richard Venable Gaines and Jane Virginia Watkins Gaines. Gaines was educated by private tutors, then attended the Richmond Female Seminary for a time. At 22, she became governess for an uncle's family in Frankfort, Kentucky, then briefly ran girls' school. Gaines then attended Vassar College. She taught for three years at the State Normal School in Farmville, Virginia, before entering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1892. Upon finishing at MIT, Gaines began teaching at Adelphi College in Brooklyn, New York. She headed the Biology department there for twenty-two years, meanwhile continuing her own education in sciences, philosophy, and the arts at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Cornell University. In 1916, she returned to "Do Well" in Charlotte County. Gaines became a leader in historic preservation in the county and a local historian, writing two books. Gaines died 16 April 1942 in Farmville.
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Vi
Form designation
Letters
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01109.xml
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11
Immediate source of acquisition
Gaines, Elizabeth Venable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487646
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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