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Box 2


Contains 4 Results:

Correspondence, Certificate & Badges, 1859-1979

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: id78630
Scope and Contents These family papers focus on the Rev. Dr. Adam Empie’s descendants, including two letters to his daughter Mrs. James Sheppard and a transcript of his genealogy from his family Bible. Items are as follows. Letter from Thomas A. Graves, Jr., President of the College of William and Mary to Ralph James, Sr. regarding his donation of what are now the Adam Empie Papers. Notes from vestry meeting of 1860 November 13 on death of the Rev. Dr. Empie with a letter to his daughter Mrs. Sheppard....
Dates: 1859-1979

Warren Seymour Lurty correspondence, 1865-1895

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: id78635
Scope and Contents Warren Seymour Lurty, uncle of Adam Empie Potts, served as a captain in the Confederate army over the Virginia Horse Artillery Battery, which was involved in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. The battery was nearly annihilated and Lurty was captured at Ninevah, Virginia in 1864 and was a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. Lurty served as a lawyer before and after the Civil War. He was US District Attorney of western Virginia from 1877-1882. This folder, which mainly consists of...
Dates: 1865-1895

Joseph S. Potts certificate and badges, 1888

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: id78642
Scope and Contents

Certificate from the Columbian Democratic Club, certifying that Joseph S. Potts’ election as delegate to the Convention of the National League of Democratic Clubs, 1888 June 14. Badge for the Richmond, Virginia Delegation of the Baltimore Convention of the Columbian Democratic Club, 1888 July 4. Seal attached to black cloth. The faded seal reads “Richmond Public Schools.”

Dates: 1888

Adam Empie Letter to Eliphalet Nott, 31 March 1828

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Empie writes from Williamsburg, Virginia, to Rev. Doctor Eliphalet Nott, a Presbyterian minister and president of Union College in Schenectady, New York. Empie asks for a copy of Union College laws, course of studies, and textbooks, as he is interested in "different literary seminaries." He also promises to call on Nott when he visits New York "next summer."

Dates: 31 March 1828