Contains 79 Results:
B. Kennon, Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, to Thomas Walker Gilmer, 1844 February 22
Congratulates him on his new position as Secretary of the Navy; believes that "the shortest cut to the presidential chair lies through the department of the Navy;" states that a code of Rules and Regulations and a modification of the organization are required to restore order to the Navy; advocates Calhoun's plan for reorganization. 1 p. TCy of L. Incomplete.
The explosion killed Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer, Commodore B. Kennon, secretary of State Judge Abel Parker Upshur, Virgil Maxcy - US Minister at Belgium, and Col. David Gardiner. 2 pp. NwsCl.
Reports of the funeral procession for those killed aboard the Princeton in the Daily Globe, 1844 March 2
Resolutions passed by the legislature of the State of New Jersey upon the deaths of those killed aboard the Princeton. 2 pp. ACyS of D, including ADS certifying that the above is a true copy. 1 p.
Daniel Hanes, Executive Department, Trenton, New Jersey, to Mrs. Thomas Walker Gilmer, Ann E. Gilmer, Washington City, DC, 1844 March 6
Advises Mrs. Baker to urge her daughter, Ann E. Gilmer, to "shake off this lethargy of grief and take comfort for her children's sake;" Expresses her sorrow over the death of Thomas Walker Gilmer; explains that she has also been bereaved and so understands the desolation of widowhood." 2 pp. ALS.
States that she had not written earlier as she did not know what to say to comfort her; prays that her grief will be comforted; urges her to have faith in the Lord. 4 pp. ALS.
Reports that he found Walker, Mrs. Gilmer's son, to be deficient in Latin; offers to take him on as a student at no cost; asks that if she decides to send Walker to him, that she keep it a secret, so that he will not think he is any different from the other students. 3 pp. ALS.
Describes how he has settled in at his new location; asks Minor for his opinion on whether he should run for district attorney; argues that the jobwould give him a good salary and position, but believes himself too young for the job; notes that most of the prominent men in the state are Virginians; gives news of some of Minor's relatives. 2 pp. ALS.
Document certifying the appointment of Thomas Walker Gilmer Jr. as a Notary Public for the county of St. Louis, Missouri. 2 pp. PDS., undated
Reports that Mr. Hugh R. Garden has expressed an interest in purchasing the autograph book of Governor Gilmer; states that he will conclude the transaction if she so desires; encloses a letter from Mr. Garden. 2 pp. ALS. Including AL, incomplete, H.R. Garden, New York, New York, to William L. Frenholm, . Offers $300 for the autograph book of Governor Gilmer. 1 p.
Informs him of the ommission in his last letter of the names of Susan Gilmer and her children, concerning the transactions affecting the lands of Thomas Walker Gilmer; discusses problems concerning these transactions, i.e. lack of records. 3 pp. ALS.
"Your cousin" Frank Gilmer, to Rev. George H. Gilmer, Jr., Drapare Valley, Pulaski Co., Virginia, 1917 July 14
Frank Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, to Miss Lena H. Tucker, c/o Mrs. Lucy Richardson, Memphis, TN, 1917 July 25
Discusses the settlement of Thompson's Executor V. Kinney etc.; states that he has received $900 from Uncle Walker Gilmer's estate; asks for a list of Lena's grandfather's heirs; mentions the fear of the draft. 1 p. TLS.