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Robert Hairston papers, 1799-1862.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Hairston, Robert.
Collection number: 1148-z
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Abstract: The collection includes miscellaneous items, including a letter, 1799, from Patrick Henry about a land transaction; a letter, 1812, from Samuel Hairston about political affairs in Washington, D.C.; and a letter, 1862, from Confederate soldier, C. H. Jones, describing a recent engagement near Fredericksburg, Va. Also included are a Wilson family genealogy and an article about Samuel Hairston.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The article on Samuel Hairston, entitled “The Richest Man in Virginia” discusses his ownership of hundreds of enslaved people.

Categories: Slavery, State, Virginia
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