Contains 80 Results:
John Preston to his brother Franky (Francis Preston), Smithfield, Va. , 1790 June 24
Comments on leaving his purse at home and asks Francis to retrieve it and bring it to Botetourt Co., Va.; and discusses his trip, notes that there have been no accidents.
John Preston to his brother Franky (Francis Preston), Abington, Va. , 1793 April 22
Discusses Francis' plan to sell a portion of his land known as "mouth of Kentucky", and informs Francis of a letter from "the governor" regarding a memorial battle for General William Campbell in which Francis is to participate.
Susanna Preston to her son Francis Preston, 1802 May 31
Comments on Francis' upcoming trip to "the springs" and expresses her hope that he can take a "sea voyage"; and other family news.
William Rough, Demerara, Guiana, to Joseph Henry Hendron Holmes, 1820 February 6
Regarding a recommendation of Holmes to Earl Brownlow.
Last will and testament of John Floyd, 1822 November 20
Leaving his estate to his wife Letitia Preston Floyd for her to administer as "she thinks proper for her support and that of the children"; witnessed by Cyrus Robinson and James H. Piper.
William Murray Milsa to Joseph Henry Hendon Holmes, Demerara, Guiana, 1823 December 8
William advises Joseph of Major General Murray's assent to 'admitting the child to internment in the military burial ground'.
H.J. Neuwieller to Joseph Henry Hendon Holmes, Georgetown, Guiana, 1823 December 23
Stating that he wishes to be numbered among those who will refute "the calumnies against our so greatly injured colony."
The Marques and Marchioness of Londonderry to Dr. and Miss Pemberton, Sunderland, England, undated
Invitation to Dr. and Miss Pemberton to attend a ceremony for the "laying of the foundation stone of the new harbor."
Lewis Williams, Washington, D.C., to Gov. John Floyd, 1832 April 16
Comments on Mr. Bryant's application for bounty land; discusses the Stansberry case, noting his displeasure at the House's actions and criticizing Andrew Jackson.
Joel Roberts Poinsett, Department of War, Washington, D.C., to George Washington Hopkins, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. , 1838 March 10
Concerning "young Mr. Johnston's" appointment to the military academy; notes that he can do nothing at present, but promises "an impartial and as favorable consideration as circumstances will permit when a vacancy shall happen."
Louissa P. Preston, Columbia, S.C., to her cousin Mrs. George Frederick Holmes (Eliza Lavalette Floyd), Orangeburg, S.C., 1840 May 2
An invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Holmes for a visit and congratulating Eliza on her marriage; asks for "particulars" of Letitia Preston Floyd's son; and comments on the welfare of Eliza's brother and the dry weather.
Edmund Rhett, Columbia, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Orangeburg, S.C. , 1842 December 7
Discusses books to be sent to Holmes and possible collaboration on an article for the Southern Quarterly Review.
Dr. James Lawrence Cabell, General Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., to George Frederick Holmes, 1842 December 21
Regarding some scab samples [requested by Holmes?] and expressing sympathy for the loss of [Holmes?] child.
T. Taylor, Oxford, England, to George Frederick Holmes, 1842 December 31
Congratulates Holmes on his recent articles for the Southern Quarterly Review and comments on the superiority of an English education.
Professor C.J. Hardemann, Charleston, S.C., to George Frederick Homes, Orangeburg, S.C. , 1844 February 1
Explains Hardemann's busy schedule; broaches the idea of creating, with Holmes, a "seminary of a high order"; asks about Holmes' German studies and comments on Hardemann's new child.
William Ogilby, British Consulate, Charleston, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Orangeburg, S.C., 1844 June 26
Details the new act of Parliament entitled "An Act for the More Effectual Suppression of the Slave Trade."
Cotesworth Pickney, Walterborough, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Orangeburg, S.C., 1844 October 19
States that he has never dissected Negroes and whites to determine the differences between the races; informs Holmes that others who have researched the question "do not class the negro in the lowest scale of moral and intellectual beings."
Cornelius Matthews, New York, N.Y., to George Frederick Holmes, Orangeburg, S.C., 1844 November 15
Praises Holmes' work and advocates nationality in literature; expresses his belief that "America has always imitated the minor English writers and has always been ready to fly at the latest prevailing English poet"; and further laments the inadequacies of the American public mind.
William Campbell Preston, Columbia., S.C. to George Frederick Holmes, Richmond, Va., 1846 March 20
Asks about Holmes "condition," salary; requests a list of Holmes' articles for the Southern Quarterly Review and other journals.
William Campbell Preston, Columbia, S.C., to John Beverly Christian, Chairman of the Board of Visitors, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 1846 October 2
Recommends George Frederick Holmes for a chair in logic and history.
William Campbell Preston, Columbia, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Richmond, Va., 1846 October 13
Informs Holmes that Holmes' election (to the faculty of South Carolina?)] is "very doubtful."
William Campbell Preston, Columbia, S.C., to George Frederick Holmes, Richmond, Va., 1846 November 25
Requests certain testimonials which Holmes had secured from Preston; notifies Holmes that the election to the chair (at the College of William and Mary)] "will take place in 10 days or two weeks"; and assures Holmes that he is still being considered.
Claude Crozet, Richmond, Va., to George Frederick Holmes, Williamsburg, Va., 1848 February 1
Requests that Holmes help him "raise this Academy to some higher order of school or even, with the help of Legislative funds to that of a college."
Andrew Steele Fulton, Washington, D.C. to George Frederick Holmes, Williamsburg, Va., 1848 May 23
Informs Holmes that he will not visit Williamsburg in the near future: regrets "the occurrances of difficulties at William and Mary which induced you to resign your professorship in that institution"; and expresses his high opinion of the College of William and Mary.
Andrew Steele Fulton, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. to George Frederick Holmes, 1848 June 27
Comments that, in his opinion, Congress will not adjourn before August; regrets that he cannot commit himself to take Mrs. Holmes to the mountains; notes that he is tired of the life of a Congressman and "should like to be free once more."