The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1784, 1787-1788
Inclusive dates
1784, 1787-1788
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journal, 1784-1788, of John Wickham (1763-1839) of Richmond, Virginia, containing a detailed account of Wickham's voyage to England, including sailing conditions and his arrival into the port of Plymouth. He provides a description of various towns, including a detailed description of the gothic architecture of the cathedral in Exeter, as well as his views on the apparent poverty of the citizenry he sees along his route to London. Wickham's account of his trip from London to Paris is also included. He describes his journey through Canterbury, along with his views on the gothic cathedral there, his arrival in Dover and his reactions to its harbor, castles, and tower. His arrival in Calais is mentioned, along with his visit to St.-Omer, his attendance at an evening play, an excursion to Douai and a description of its fortifications, a visit to Cambrai to view the annual procession of the Assumption of the Virgin, and ending with a description of the landscape around Amiens, and the stables and chateau in Chantilly. Also contained in the journal are legal records of Wickham, including amounts of fees due him, accounts, conveyances, as well as abstracts of court cases he tried in Elizabeth City, James City, and York Counties
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Biographical or historical data
John Wickham was born on 6 June 1763 on Long Island, New York. He attended military school in Arras, France, and later studied law at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He resided in Richmond and practiced law, successfully defending Aaron Burr in his treason trial in 1807. Wickham died on 22 January 1839.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Journal
Location of originals duplicates
Original located at the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
Label
(microform)
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
Zachman, John
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000494027
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ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Photoduplication prohibited.
Type of unit
reel. (Misc. Reel 1838)

Library Locations

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