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George William White papers [manuscript] undated.
White, George William,
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- The papers contain two versions (typescript and bound copy with some variations) of the memoirs of Presbyterian minister George William White of Moorefield, W. Va. Among the incidents he records are his childhood in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Va., where his father served as chaplain to the University of Virginia; conducting a classical school at Halifax Courthouse; pastorate in Brunswick and Dinwiddie counties; the Civil War and Reconstruction in Brunswick including incidents involving Confederate Captain George D. White of the 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Union Generals Francis P. Blair and Winfield Scott Hancock, raiders, bummers and deserters, and faithful slaves; raising money for Washington College at the behest of Robert E. Lee; his pastorate at Moorefield, W. Va.; the mountain people of West Virginia, and missionary work among them; and his retirement and death of his wife from tuberculosis.People mentioned, some very briefly, include William F. Cosner, Robert L. Dabney, Thomas S. Flournoy, Gessner Harrison, Moses Hoge, J. C. Southall, the Revs. John and William Pinkerton, Margaret J. Preston, Captain George D. White, Drury Wood, Bishop Richard Wilmer, and schoolmaster "Old Tom" Woodson.The collection also contains a book of religious poetry written by the Rev. William F. Cosner, a protege of the Rev. White. The volume includes his poem "Only Jesus" which inspired White to have the local Presbytery educate Cosner for the ministry. After Cosner's early death the volume presumably was inherited by White who kept it with his own papers.
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- George William White Papers, undated, Accession #14692, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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- SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Gift of Ashlin W. Smith and Lloyd T. Smith, Jr., May 19, 2009.
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