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Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?

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Creator: Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?
Collection number: 4057
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Abstract: Scattered business papers, commissions and army orders, and letters of Frederick Weedon (1784-1857), physician of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Henrietta Williams Weedon Whitehurst (1821-1885); and her husband, Daniel Winchester Whitehurst (1808-1872), newspaper editor, physician, and member of the American Colonization Society. The papers pertain to but do not give extensive information about Whitehurst’s activities in Liberia, 1831-1834; the Seminole Indian War and the Seminole leader Osceola (ca. 1804-1838); Dr. Weedon’s estate and the sale of his slaves; the Union occupation of Key West, Fla., during the Civil War; and Whitehurst’s service at Fort Jefferson, Fla., during the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. Letters from George St. Leger Grenfell and Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, prisoners at the fort, are included, as are a note, 1857, from Louis Agassiz, and a letter, 1867, from Jefferson Davis sending money to aid Grenfell. Also included is a note from Varina Davis. Twentieth-century papers include papers about the military record of Frederick Weedon in the War of 1812 and two letters about relics of Osceola.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are letters concerning the activities of the American Colonization Society, primarily between 1834-1835 (Folder 1) and slave bills of sale in1847, 1860, and 1861 (Folder 3).

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available online. Click here to link to the finding aid for this collection and to access the digitized content.

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