Item Details

Carr-Cary Papers [manuscript] 1785-1839.

Cary, Wilson Miles; Wirt, William
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Language
English
Variant Title
Papers of the Carr-Cary family.
Finding Aid Note
Annotated list available; card index available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The papers include correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, his nephew Peter Carr, his cousin John Garland Jefferson, his brother Randolph Jefferson, his sister Martha Jefferson Carr and her children and other family members particularly Esther "Hetty" Stevenson Carr, George Pitt Stevenson, Dabney S. Carr, Maria Jefferson Carr, Jane Margaret Carr Cary, Wilson Miles Cary, Wilson Jefferson Cary, Virginia Randolph Cary, and John Wayles Eppes.
Additional correspondents include Sir John Leslie, General J. G. Jackson, and Judith Randolph.
Topics include family and social news of Charlottesville, Va., and Baltimore, Md.; agricultural matters and plantation life in Virginia and Louisiana; family advice, education and study of law; family's increasing financial distress and other financial matters; religious thought; local and national politics including the Louisiana Purchase; scattered references to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson; distribution of Bibles in Fluvanna County; and genealogical notes by Wilson Miles Cary.
Topics also include Jefferson's advice on various matters; education, study of law and suggested courses of study; training a slave to use a spinning-jenny; slave hire; flood damage suffered by family members; medical services for slaves; and Jefferson's increasing financial difficulties; with scattered references to the University of Virginia.
Topics also include national and local politics; Jefferson's reasons for declining John Garland Jefferson's request for a political appointment; Jefferson's refusal to sell Poplar Forest.
Of interest is a letter, 1810, from Jefferson commenting on the observance of law conflicting with the laws of necessity, with examples from Washington's actions at Yorktown and happenings in his own administration.
Topics also include proposed and subsequent sale of Carrsbrook; sale, hire, and purchase of family slaves; Hetty Carr's move to Baltimore; fight between Charles Lewis Bankhead and Thomas Jefferson Randolph and its after effects; John Addison Carr's career in the navy; dental care; controversial lotteries and subscription for Thomas Jefferson's financial relief; and travel to Florida.
The papers also contain correspondence, 1793-1807, of Thomas Mann Randolph concerning agricultural and social matters; the possible engagement of John Leslie as tutor for Randolph family; and a letter, 1802, from Thomas Mann Randolph to Peter Carr concerning his plans to respond to Thomas Callender's accusation and decision not to do so.
Also of interest is a letter, 1826, from Thomas Jefferson Randolph concerning Thomas Jefferson's death, desire for keeping his father from misusing money from Jefferson's estate, his concerns about debts and the future poverty of the family.
The papers also contain a letter, 1797, from George Washington commenting on the divisive nature of politics and on political attacks aimed at him; a letter, 1800, from James Monroe regarding the hire of slaves and financial matters that require him "to pay a considerable sum to some Jews in Richmond"; a statement, 1814, by Anne Cary Randolph Bankhead on Thomas Jefferson Randolph's courtship and marriage; an obituary, 1815, of Peter Carr by William Wirt; with two student essays by Peter Carr and poems by Virginia Randolph Cary.
Wills of Peter Carr and Randolph Jefferson are present as well as a deposition, 1815, from Thomas Jefferson concerning the settlement of Randolph Jefferson's estate; and letters, 1816, from James Lilburne Jefferson on legal difficulties concerning his father's will.
Description
285 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Carr-Cary Papers, 1785-1839, Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #1231, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Other Forms
George Washington letter also available on Manuscripts Division reel #M-41.
Jefferson letters also available on microfilm as Manuscripts Division reels #M116-M125.
Cited in
Jefferson items calendared in the Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia.
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    a| Topics include family and social news of Charlottesville, Va., and Baltimore, Md.; agricultural matters and plantation life in Virginia and Louisiana; family advice, education and study of law; family's increasing financial distress and other financial matters; religious thought; local and national politics including the Louisiana Purchase; scattered references to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson; distribution of Bibles in Fluvanna County; and genealogical notes by Wilson Miles Cary.
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    a| Topics also include Jefferson's advice on various matters; education, study of law and suggested courses of study; training a slave to use a spinning-jenny; slave hire; flood damage suffered by family members; medical services for slaves; and Jefferson's increasing financial difficulties; with scattered references to the University of Virginia.
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    a| Topics also include national and local politics; Jefferson's reasons for declining John Garland Jefferson's request for a political appointment; Jefferson's refusal to sell Poplar Forest.
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    a| Of interest is a letter, 1810, from Jefferson commenting on the observance of law conflicting with the laws of necessity, with examples from Washington's actions at Yorktown and happenings in his own administration.
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    a| Topics also include proposed and subsequent sale of Carrsbrook; sale, hire, and purchase of family slaves; Hetty Carr's move to Baltimore; fight between Charles Lewis Bankhead and Thomas Jefferson Randolph and its after effects; John Addison Carr's career in the navy; dental care; controversial lotteries and subscription for Thomas Jefferson's financial relief; and travel to Florida.
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    a| The papers also contain correspondence, 1793-1807, of Thomas Mann Randolph concerning agricultural and social matters; the possible engagement of John Leslie as tutor for Randolph family; and a letter, 1802, from Thomas Mann Randolph to Peter Carr concerning his plans to respond to Thomas Callender's accusation and decision not to do so.
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    a| Also of interest is a letter, 1826, from Thomas Jefferson Randolph concerning Thomas Jefferson's death, desire for keeping his father from misusing money from Jefferson's estate, his concerns about debts and the future poverty of the family.
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    a| The papers also contain a letter, 1797, from George Washington commenting on the divisive nature of politics and on political attacks aimed at him; a letter, 1800, from James Monroe regarding the hire of slaves and financial matters that require him "to pay a considerable sum to some Jews in Richmond"; a statement, 1814, by Anne Cary Randolph Bankhead on Thomas Jefferson Randolph's courtship and marriage; an obituary, 1815, of Peter Carr by William Wirt; with two student essays by Peter Carr and poems by Virginia Randolph Cary.
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    a| Wills of Peter Carr and Randolph Jefferson are present as well as a deposition, 1815, from Thomas Jefferson concerning the settlement of Randolph Jefferson's estate; and letters, 1816, from James Lilburne Jefferson on legal difficulties concerning his father's will.
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