James Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to "My Dr Children," Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, 1851 July 30
Scope and Contents
This document spans three letters: James Baytop writes how his family will travel to Gordesville; physical ailments bothering him and his wife. Includes typescript. The letter from Lucy Taliaferro Baytop to Hetty Henrietta Baytop concerns health of family; travel plans; hot, dry weather, and its effects on their crops. Includes typescript. The letter from "Bunn" Baytop to Hetty Henrietta Baytop concerns "Kit's" travels to King and Queen, County, Virginia and his efforts to find a wife; went to an Indian concert and saw five Indians who were descendants of the Black Hawk and Oscola tribes; Indians showed them "the manners and customs of the Oregon Indians;" saw the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia River; and a prairie which was on fire; went crabbing; Cousin Sarah T. of Hampton, Virginia has two beaux and dances every night in Old Point, Hampton, Virginia. Includes typescript.
- 1851 July 30
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From the Collection: 0.30 Linear Feet
- From the Collection: Baytop, Lucy Taliaferro Catlett (Person)
- From the Collection: Baytop family (Family)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh family (Family)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Henrietta Ellen Baytop (Person)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Mary F. (Person)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Rufus King (Person)
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