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George Loyall Gordon papers, 1852-1900.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Gordon, George Loyall, 1829-1862.
Collection number: 3931
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Abstract: Family correspondence of Gordon, lawyer and planter of Alexandria and Louisa County, Va., and correspondence, 1874-1900, and a commonplace book, 1888-1889, of his daughter, Mary Long Gordon (1861-1895). About one- third of the collection consists of letters from Gordon, 1861-1862, to his wife, Mary Long Daniel Gordon, and to his mother, Elizabeth Gordon, written while he was serving with the 15th North Carolina Regiment on the Virginia Penisula prior to his death at Malvern Hill. These letters discuss Gordon’s thoughts and feelings about the war, his daily activities, and his concern for his relatives at home. Postwar items, 1874-1900, are primarily personal correspondence of Gordon’s daughter, Mary Long Gordon, of Loudoun County, Va., and Raleigh, N.C., with relatives in Charlottesville, Va., and others, chiefly concerning family and social affairs, including life in Raleigh, N.C., 1890-1900.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection