A.D. Pollock papers, 1794-1944.

Creator: Pollock, A. D. (Abraham David), 1807-1890.
Collection number: 865
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Abstract: A. D. Pollock (Abraham David, sometimes Abram David), Pennsylvania-born Presbyterian minister of Richmond and of Fauquier County, Va.; married Elizabeth Gordon Lee, daughter of Charles Lee. Pollock’s diary of his early ministry in western Virginia, 1832- 1833; a journal of a tour of England and the Continent, 1841; and an account of the life of his son, Thomas Gordon Pollock (1838-1863), a student at the University of North Carolina, lawyer, and Confederate officer. The collection also includes sermons and sermon notes; scattered Lee and Pollock family correspondence, 1794-1944, about church, personal and business matters; and T. G. Pollock’s letters describing trips to the White Sulphur Springs of Virginia (now West Virginia) and down the Mississippi River to Shreveport, La., where he established his law practice, and also his participation in Civil War battles, including the Seven Days’ Battles, the Antietam Campaign, and the Gettysburg Campaign. He died in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 1 and 2 contain letters discussing the sale of slaves (1794-1807, 1827) and the location of a runaway slave (1794- 1807).

Folder 4 and 5 contain correspondence pertaining to the execution of John Brown at Charles Town, Virginia (later West Virginia) (1859); and the trial of a slave in Louisiana (1860).