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1818-1824
Inclusive dates
1818-1824
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1818-1824, from Francis Walker Gilmer (1790-1826) of Richmond, Virginia, to Dabney Carr (1773-1837) of Winchester, Virginia, discussing state and national politics; Gilmer's personal life and legal career; and news of friends and acquaintances. Gilmer discusses his legal career in Richmond; Carr's career as chancellor and his appointment to the Court of Appeals; and William Wirt's (1772-1834) career as United States Attorney General. He also discusses the processes of selecting judges for the chancery courts and the Court of Appeals. Gilmer offers information regarding his trip to Europe to hire professors for the new University of Virginia. Gilmer comments on his, Carr's, and Wirt's health, and on Peachy R. Gilmer, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, William Pinkney, John Randolph, Martha Randolph, Spencer Roane, Creed Taylor, Henry St. George Tucker, and Robert Wirt, among others. He remarks on his failed courtships of Ellen Wayles Randolph (Coolidge) (1796-1876) and Elizabeth Tucker Coalter (Bryan) (1805-1856). Gilmer writes about his travels to the Virginia springs and to Albemarle County, Virginia
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  • Accessioned
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  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Francis Walker Gilmer was born 9 October 1790 at "Pen Park" in Albemarle County, Virginia, to George Gilmer (1742-1795) and Lucy Walker Gilmer (1751-1800). He received some of his education at Monticello from Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) and at a school run by James Ogilvie (1760-1820). Gilmer attended the College of William and Mary in 1809-1810, then studied law under William Wirt (1772-1834) in Richmond, Virginia. Upon the completion of his legal studies, he travelled extensively along the eastern seaboard with the Abbe Joseph Francisco Correa da Serra (1750-1823) before beginning the practice of law in Winchester, Virginia, in 1816. A year later, Gilmer returned to Richmond to continue practicing law. In 1824, he was chosen by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) to travel to Europe to hire professors for the newly established University of Virginia. Gilmer himself was appointed professor of law, but he died before he could assume his position on 25 February 1826 at "Farmington" in Albemarle County.
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Vi
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Letters
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01101.xml
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
72
Immediate source of acquisition
Anderson Galleries
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000491752
Type of unit
items (9 leaves and 206 p.)

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