Meriwether Lewis Walker papers, 1809-1887

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Walker, Meriwether Lewis
2.4 Linear Feet
approx. 818 Items
Material in English
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Scope and content:

Papers of Meriwether Lewis, Thomas L. Walker, physician, and Peachy Harmer Gilmer, physician, residents of Albemarle and Campbell counties, Va. Collection consists largely of bills and receipts, including several relating to Gilmer's treatment of soldiers during the Mexican War, and several for the Petersburg (Va.) Female College and for Mrs. Mead's School, Richmond, Va.

Correspondence makes references to Virginia politics; the Whigs and the Democrats; the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; abolitionism; the iron industry in Virginia; financial success of Judith Page (Walker) Rives' "Christmas Eve;" industrial development and internal improvements in Lynchburg, Va.; the Texas legislature and governor, and the University of Texas; the curriculum at Petersburg Female College; health problems caused by tobacco manufacture; and railroads. Also included are an account and memorandum book, 1853-1879, and a sketch of the Charleston, S.C., defenses.

Acquisition information:
The Meriwether Lewis Walker Papers were purchased by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in 1990.
Processing information:

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2010

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