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Maury family papers, 1788-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Maury family.
Collection number: 1788
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Abstract: Family members include Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848), U.S. representative from Franklin, Tenn.; his brother-in-law, Carey A. Harris of Arkansas; their cousin Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873); and another cousin, Ann Maury of New York, N.Y. Chiefly family and business papers of Abram Poindexter Maury and Carey A. Harris. Also included are some papers of Matthew Fontaine Maury, including a few letters from him, but chiefly papers about his death and the international testimonial fund for his family; and some family correspondence of Ann Maury. The collection includes a letter, 1865, from Matthew Fontaine Maury describing a plan for re-settling Southerners in Mexico; and letters 1853-1854, from Carey A. Harris, a student at the University of Virginia, describing student life, including a duel.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  Includes a letter discussing a plan for southerners to emigrate to Mexico with their former slaves as bound apprentices (1865).

Categories: 19th Century, Slavery
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