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John P. Taliaferro Papers

Identifier: Mss. 82 T14

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Scope and Contents

Letters, 1846-1849, written to John P. Taliaferro, while a student at the College of William and Mary from his guardian, George B. Taliaferro of Baltimore, Md. and from William Lawson Fauntleroy and other friends and relatives. The letters are primarily concerned with John's future plans, the cost of his education, the activities of his friends, and the affairs of his relatives in Gloucester county, Va. Also included are three 1834 orders of the York County, Va. court.


  • Creation: 1846-1849


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Biographical Information:

John P. Taliaferro lived in Gloucester County and Ware Neck, Virginia. He was married to Eleanora W. Anderson. He is buried at the Ware Church Cemetery.

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1.417 Linear Feet

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Related Materials:

2009.609 Taliaferro Family Papers

Processing Information:

Processed by David Clark in 1985.

Guide to the John P. Taliaferro Papers
Finding Aid Authors: David Clark
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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