Contains 56 Results:
Wishes that she had some intelligence to communicate, but observes that contact with Virginia has been cut off; promises to relay any information they might receive concerning Julia Gardiner Tyler; does not believe that there is any chance that Mrs/ Gardiner might travel south at present. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Reports that enquiries made among prisoners about the condition of Mrs. Julia Gardiner Tyler and family have revealed only that nothing serious has ahppened; states that "Mr. Ludlow has again made a request to Gen Wool for permission to send a flag over to you ladies, but it remains to be seen what the cross old man will do." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, Staten Island, New York, to Mrs. Crane, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1862 April 14
Asks that an enclosed letter to Julia Gardiner Tyler be delivered to the gentleman who offered to take charge of the letter; reports that "Alexander Gardiner Tyler is very measy and anxious to return South." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Reports that Julia Gardiner Tyler is determined to remain at "Sherwood," "under any circumstances;" mentions that the papers reported that "the Union gun boats have met a repulse near Richmond." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Acknowledges receipt of a letter addressed to Julia Gardiner Tyler; reports that it is being sent to the nearest military fort of the "insurgents;" disclaims any responsibility if the letter is lost. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Regrets to hear of Mrs. Julia GardinerTyler's illness; is happy to hear that she has been allowed to remain at "Sherwood," "in comparative peace and quiet." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Discusses her attempts to reach "Sherwood" by mail; notes that there have but fears "the appropriation made by Congress for prolonging the war will make peace measures a slow business." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Believes prospects for the South are looking brighter; discusses reports from foreign newspapers about the war; wishes that "the Southern Confed. could maintain their own independence without the aid of foreign powers." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Offers to provide assistance to her to contact her daughter, Mrs. Julia Gardiner Tyler; reports the description of battles received from her uncle, Dr. Minge; notes that the Federal soldiers "have laid waste, the beautiful estates of "Westover" and "Berkeley," and in fact, all the country around here, not leaving a blade of grass, or living thing upon the land;" gives a forwarding address where letters to Julia Gardiner Tyler might be sent. 4 pp. ALS. Including TCy of above ALS. 3 pp.
Discusses her attempts to get a pass to meet with her daughter at "Sherwood" as she had heard reports that Mrs. Julia Gardiner Tyler was ill; states that she is now awaiting a reply from Major Ludlow on the matter; wants to bring Julia Gardiner Tyler north, as "the climate during the summer is all but death to her." 2 pp. TCy of ALS.
William H. Ludlow, Headquarters Seventh Army Corps, Fort Monroe, Virginia, to Mrs. Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, 1862 August 17
Reports that permission is still not being granted to civillians to travel up the James River as preparations are pending for the removal of their forces; promises to notify her as soon as he has favorable news. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Informs her that it will be possible to travel to Charles City County, Virginia "under a 'flag of truce'" to meet up with her daughter, Julia Gardiner Tyler; notes that Norfolk is "only peopled by women, children, and men incapable of bearing arms;" reports the rationing of tea and salt; describes the effect of the war; discusses the possibilities of her, Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, traveling to meet with her daughter. 4 pp. ALS.
Mentions that Julia Gardiner Tyler has been ill again; believes it would be best for her to go north; does "not feel at all alarmed about Julia - now that the northern vandals have retired from the James River;" notes that communication with richmond has been reopened. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Discusses the prospects of meeting up with Julia Gardiner Tyler and bringing her north; argues that since the Federal army has left the immediate vicinity of "Sherwood," she ought to try to get Julia Gardiner Tyler; fears the effect of the weather on Julia; reports the current opinion concerning a batle to be fought on the Rappahannock River with Gen. McClellan uniting with Pope. 2 pp. TCy of ALS.
James A Hardie, Lieut. Colonel, Aide de Camp, Washington, DC, to Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, Castleton, Staten Island, New York, 1862 September 4
Regrets that the "military condition of things was such as to prevent a favorable consideration of your requests" by Major General McClellan. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Asks to be kept informed of any news of Juliana McLachlan Gardiner Tyler; discusses the rumor that the "Villa Margaret," in Hampton, Virginia had been burned; mentions that Mr. Horsford was in Washington, DC right after the battle of Bull Run. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Assures her that her sympathies are with the south; feels that "the state of the country is most sad and lamentable;" hopes to see her soon. 1 p. TCy of AL.
Gives a favorable report on the scholastic achievement of the "young gentlemen" under his instruction from her home. 1 p. TCy of AL. Incomplete.
Mentions her surprise at hearing that Julia Gardiner Tyler had returned to Virginia; discusses her husband's involvement with the Runford Chemical Works and the Commission for the Defense of Boston Harbor. 1 p. TCy of ALS.
Receipt signed by George Mackerley for payment received from Mrs. Juliana McLachlan Gardiner for tuition and expenses for Alexander Tyler and Henry Beeckman [sic]. 1 p. ADS.
Reports that Mr. Tyler has an office in the government at a salary of $ 3,000; discusses the activity on the Potomac River - believes that the Northern papers cannot be trusted to print news of defeat; encourages her to keep her spirits up; quotes Mr. Tyler as saying "we have no more fear of the Yankees than if they were Hottentots - not a bit more - God is with us and will whip them badly." 1 p. TCy of ALS.
I. Meta Lewis, Castleton, Staten Island, New York, to Mrs. Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, 1863 September 9
Relays news from a relative that Julia Gardiner Tyler is well; states that "we do not think the state of the Confederacy by any means gloomy - on the contrary it is brighter than it has ever been;" believes that France will soon recognize the south; discusses the current status of their warships and the denunciation of Admiral Dahlgreen. 1 p. TCy of ALS.