The Resource (microform)

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Label
1861-1874
Inclusive dates
1861-1874
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1861-1874, of William H. Wesson (b. 1813) of Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Powhatan County, Virginia, and South Carolina, consisting of letters written concerning a charitable donation for the poor of Portsmouth; thanks from John Tyler (1790-1862) for a cane Wesson sent him; a uniform and textbooks for his son attending the Virginia Military Institute; Petersburg merchants; Wesson's stay in South Carolina, including social news; the destruction of Columbia, South Carolina; South Carolina cotton and plantations; the South Carolina Railroad, and backgammon. Papers also include military passes for Wesson to and from Charleston, South Carolina, a presidential pardon for Wesson, and Wesson's passport
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Biographical or historical data
William H. Wesson was born 29 June 1813 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Educated at schools in the area, Wesson became a merchant and operated a store in Summit, North Carolina. He became a very successful businessman and held business interests from Virginia to South Carolina. During the Civil War Wesson lived in South Carolina, but by the 1880s he was living in Richmond and Powhatan County, Virginia. Wesson married 5 February 1835, and he and his wife Margaret A. Wesson (b. 1819) had children. He wrote a book entitled CALAIS MORALE based on his life experiences.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Correspondence
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • Reel also includes Alfred Morton Correspondence, 1870-1876, and John Johns Correspondence, 1855-1891
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001540688
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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