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Title
William Wirt papers William Wirt papers, 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834).
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848--Correspondence.
Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844--Correspondence.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836--Trials, litigation, etc.
Cabell, William H., 1772-1853--Correspondence.
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850--Correspondence.
Carr, Dabney, 1773-1837--Correspondence.
Gamble, Robert, 1754-1810--Correspondence.
Gilmer, Peachy R. (Peachy Ridgway), 1779-1836--Correspondence.
Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877.
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence.
Madison, James, 1751-1836--Correspondence.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831--Correspondence.
Phelps, Abner, 1779-1873--Correspondence.
Rush, Richard, 1780-1859--Correspondence.
Wallace, James--Correspondence.
Webster, James--Correspondence.
Williams, Lewis, 1786-1842--Correspondence.
Werth family.
Werth family--Correspondence.
Antimasonic Party.
Attorneys general--United States.
Death.
Diseases.
Elections--United States--1832.
Germans--Florida.
Law--United States.
Law--Virginia--Richmond.
Piety.
Public prosecutors--Virginia--Richmond.
Slaveholders.
Slavery.
Baltimore (Md.)--Social life and customs.
Germany--Emigration and immigration.
Maryland--Social life and customs.
Monticello (Fla.)--History.
Richmond (Va.)--Social life and customs.
Southern States--Social life and customs.
Virginia--Social life and customs.
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs.
Biographers.
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm81046110
Summary
Correspondence, writings, reminiscences, clippings, and other papers pertaining primarily to the Wirt (Werth) family, a Southern slaveholding family. Topics include social life in Baltimore, Md., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., Christian piety, and sickness and death in the Wirt family. Also includes material concerning the trial of Aaron Burr, legal work conducted by Wirt as U.S. district attorney, Richmond, Va., 1816, and as U.S. attorney general, 1817-1829, Wirt's 1832 presidential campaign on the Anti-Masonic ticket, the efforts of Wirt and his son-in-law, Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, to settle German farmers near Monticello, Fla., Wirt's book titled, The Letters of the British Spy (1803), and reactions to Wirt's biography of Patrick Henry.
In addition to family members, correspondents include John Quincy Adams, Nicholas Biddle, William H. Cabell, John C. Calhoun, Dabney Carr, Robert Gamble, Peachy R. Gilmer, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Abner Phelps, Richard Rush, James Wallace, James Webster, and Lewis Williams.
Authorized Access Point
Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt papers, 1802-1858 (bulk 1802-1834)