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Christian Schultz Letter Copybook

Identifier: SC 01209

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Scope and Contents

Letter copybook of Christian Schultz of Marietta, Ohio and Wood County, Virginia (West Virginia). Includes copies of over 200 letters relating to land speculation, family problems, and natural history. Letters are written to Lewis Cass, DeWitt Clinton, Philip Doddridge, Stephen Girard, Thomas Jefferson, George Lorillard, Jacob Lorillard, Peter Lorillard, Return Jonathan Meigs, James Monroe (on the national character), Richard Channing Moore, Christian Nestell, Robert Owen, Henry R. Schoolcraft, Anna Marie Schultz, [?] Van Rennselaer, newspaper editors, lawyers, family members, and others. Some letters are signed with pseudonyms: A Candid Virginian, Fiat Justitia, A Friend in Virginia, Paulina, Powhatan, Scrutator, and Seneca. 295 pages: bound volume; 22cm.


  • Creation: 1819-1829

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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.

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Biographical Information:

Christian Schultz is best known for his book Travels on an inland voyage through the states of New-York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and through the territories of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and New-Orleans; performed in the years 1807 and 1808 (New York: Isaac Riley, 1810). By 1819, Schultz had purchased a tract of 25,000 acres on the Ohio River in Wood County, Va. (now West Va.) and had moved there to develop and sell land. His other interests included natural history, agricultural development, politics, religion, and freemasonry. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Description

1 item.


Formerly Mss 91 Sch8

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1992.

Guide to the Christian Schultz Letter Copybook
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository