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A Guide to the Original Letters Collection

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A Guide to the Original Letters Collection

Description

This is a guide to the Original Letters Collection. The collection contains various correspondences from numerous authors at different dates. The letters that pertain to Roanoke are those of John Randolph, who resided here in the 1800s, the majority of letters coming from the late 1820s to his cousin Maria, talking about daily life. The remaining letters range in date and cover a variety of topics. The oldest correspondence comes from the shipping company of Champe, Ward and Hunter to John Backhouse, another shipping magnate in England, regarding debts owed. A large portion of the letters appear to be legal in nature, discussing court dates and suits filed. The last folders in the collection contain a few land deeds for property in Roanoke County. Perhaps one of the most remarkable pieces in the collection is a letter from James Monroe to an unknown recipient in 1813.

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Roanoke Public Libraries

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

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pdf

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Text

Identifier

OriginalLetters

Citation

Roanoke Public Libraries, “A Guide to the Original Letters Collection,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 12, 2019, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/OriginalLetters.

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