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Collection Number: 04469-z

Collection Title: John W. Thompson Letters, 1846-1848

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Abstract Three letters from John W. Thompson in Richmond, Va., to his brother, Anderson Thompson, in Botetourt County, Va. John Thompson represented Botetourt County in the Virginia House of Delegates; Anderson Thompson managed his brother's farming intersts in his absence. Among the topics mentioned in the letters are bills before the House, including some having direct impact on Botetourt County; Thompson's efforts to line up support for Botetourt County legislation among other delegates; and local Botetourt County politics.
Creator Thompson, John W., fl. 1846-1848.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John W. Thompson Letters #4469-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Louis Ginsberg of Petersberg, Va., in Novmeber 1986.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Three letters from John W. Thompson in Richmond, Va., to his brother, Anderson Thompson, in Botetourt County, Va. John Thompson represented Botetourt County in the Virginia House of Delegates; Anderson Thompson managed his brother's farming intersts in his absence. Among the topics mentioned in the letters are bills before the House, including some having direct impact on Botetourt County; Thompson's efforts to line up support for Botetourt County legislation among other delegates; and local Botetourt County politics.

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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