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Series 1: Personal and Business Correspondence

Identifier: id106902

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This inventory contains personal and buisness correspondence, financial documents, loans, promissory notes, legal documents, tax information, and land records belonging to the Jesse Garth family of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, The majority of the inventory documents correspondence chiefly from 1800-1854 between family members, mostly the adult children of Jesse and Elizabeth Garth, fl. 1798-1854, especially Lucy E. B. Garth, fl. 1820-1849; Sarah Garth Goodman, fl. 1820-1842; Jesse B. Garth, fl. 1833-1834; and May S. Garth Sumner, fl. 1849-1851, as well as other nephews and family members.

Other materials include accounts from business and legal acquaintances in the Richmond and Charlottesville, Va. areas. The subject matter in these letters pertain to agricultural and business matters, the War of 1812, slavery, emancipation, land transactions, schools, and legal concerns. Also included is a suicide note dated, 30 June 1835.


  • Creation: 1798-1872

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 2.50 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository