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Ambler Family Papers [manuscript] 1748-1939 (Bulk 1820-1866)

Barbour, Philip Pendleton; Jackson, Andrew
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
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Summary
The collection consists chiefly of the personal and business papers of John Ambler, John Jacquelin Ambler and John Jacquelin Ambler, Jr.
Earliest correspondence includes business letters to Edward Ambler from Samuel Athawes, William Dabney, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Robert C. Nicholas, George Shaw and John Shaw. Of interest is a 1748 letter that mentions moving to Jamestown because of smallpox.
Letters, 1748-1752, from Richard Ambler to his sons Edward and John provide fatherly advice on the proper education for them at Wakefield Academy in England.
Letters, 1820's, to Colonel John Ambler pertain mostly to agriculture, especially tobacco. Of interest are letters, 1824 December 5, on whipping slaves and clearing land for tobacco crops.
Letters to John Jacquelin Ambler concern his education; the election of 1824; social concerns, particularly temperance; politics; agriculture, particularly wheat cultivation; local and state politics; and the Louisa Railroad.
Letters to John Jacquelin Ambler, Jr., concern his education at the University of Virginia. The death of a servant from consumption is mentioned.
Barbour family letters chiefly concern family matters but include a letter from Martin Van Buren offering Philip P. Barbour a judgeship. Also of interest are an 1830 letter on party politics and the Virginia General Assembly election; an 1835 letter on a contested Albemarle County election; an 1831 letter from Thomas W. Gilmer on Barbour as a potential vice-presidential candidate, and an 1832 notice regarding a runaway slave.
Miscellaneous correspondence of interest includes an 1821 memorandum on the hiring of an overseer; a 1774 letter from Edmund Randolph to Robert Carter Nicholas on the Revolutionary War; a letter from James Monroe to John Brockenbrough regarding John Ambler; and letters from Henry Clay and Washington Irving.
Legal papers of Philip Pendleton Barbour concern cases in which he acted as counsel; and also include the wills of Matthew Miller, John Hopkins, David Rodes, Michael Carpenter, Thomas Payne, William C. Wibby, and Philip P. Barbour, all of which mention slaves; and documents concerning his judicial appointment. There are also land grants for King William County, petitions from the freeholders of Madison and Louisa Counties, and a legal action over the death of a slave in Rockingham County.
Financial papers of Col. John Ambler and of the Barbour family include a detailed physician's bill; property lists for crops and slaves; and papers concerning plantation management, including accounts and tobacco sales; and inventories of the farms Cottage, Mill Farm, and Lakeland, in particular livestock, tools, tobacco, and slaves.
The collection also contains travel notes, 1831, by John Jacquelin Ambler on a trip to Richmond and Baltimore seeking a cure for an illness; addresses by Philip P. Barbour; an 1841 slave sale broadside; a broadside of the Catalogue of the Law Library of the Late Judge Barbour; the appointment of Philip P. Barbour as associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court signed by Andrew Jackson; and genealogical notes by Beverly Gish.
The collection also contains a lock of Mrs. John J. Ambler's hair and a fragement of "Jacobs Pillar" (a.k.a. the Stone of Scone, Jacob's Pillow, the Stone of Destiny, the Coronation Stone) with a note identifying it as such.
Correspondents include Thomas Ludwell Lee, James Maury,and Robert C. Nicholas.
Description
400 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Ambler Family Papers, 1748-1866, Accession #1921, etc., Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Orange and Amherst counties, Va., family, particularly active in state politics.
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    a| The collection consists chiefly of the personal and business papers of John Ambler, John Jacquelin Ambler and John Jacquelin Ambler, Jr.
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    a| Earliest correspondence includes business letters to Edward Ambler from Samuel Athawes, William Dabney, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Robert C. Nicholas, George Shaw and John Shaw. Of interest is a 1748 letter that mentions moving to Jamestown because of smallpox.
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    a| Letters, 1748-1752, from Richard Ambler to his sons Edward and John provide fatherly advice on the proper education for them at Wakefield Academy in England.
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    a| Letters, 1820's, to Colonel John Ambler pertain mostly to agriculture, especially tobacco. Of interest are letters, 1824 December 5, on whipping slaves and clearing land for tobacco crops.
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    a| Letters to John Jacquelin Ambler concern his education; the election of 1824; social concerns, particularly temperance; politics; agriculture, particularly wheat cultivation; local and state politics; and the Louisa Railroad.
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    a| Letters to John Jacquelin Ambler, Jr., concern his education at the University of Virginia. The death of a servant from consumption is mentioned.
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    a| Barbour family letters chiefly concern family matters but include a letter from Martin Van Buren offering Philip P. Barbour a judgeship. Also of interest are an 1830 letter on party politics and the Virginia General Assembly election; an 1835 letter on a contested Albemarle County election; an 1831 letter from Thomas W. Gilmer on Barbour as a potential vice-presidential candidate, and an 1832 notice regarding a runaway slave.
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    a| Miscellaneous correspondence of interest includes an 1821 memorandum on the hiring of an overseer; a 1774 letter from Edmund Randolph to Robert Carter Nicholas on the Revolutionary War; a letter from James Monroe to John Brockenbrough regarding John Ambler; and letters from Henry Clay and Washington Irving.
    520
      
      
    a| Legal papers of Philip Pendleton Barbour concern cases in which he acted as counsel; and also include the wills of Matthew Miller, John Hopkins, David Rodes, Michael Carpenter, Thomas Payne, William C. Wibby, and Philip P. Barbour, all of which mention slaves; and documents concerning his judicial appointment. There are also land grants for King William County, petitions from the freeholders of Madison and Louisa Counties, and a legal action over the death of a slave in Rockingham County.
    520
      
      
    a| Financial papers of Col. John Ambler and of the Barbour family include a detailed physician's bill; property lists for crops and slaves; and papers concerning plantation management, including accounts and tobacco sales; and inventories of the farms Cottage, Mill Farm, and Lakeland, in particular livestock, tools, tobacco, and slaves.
    520
      
      
    a| The collection also contains travel notes, 1831, by John Jacquelin Ambler on a trip to Richmond and Baltimore seeking a cure for an illness; addresses by Philip P. Barbour; an 1841 slave sale broadside; a broadside of the Catalogue of the Law Library of the Late Judge Barbour; the appointment of Philip P. Barbour as associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court signed by Andrew Jackson; and genealogical notes by Beverly Gish.
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    a| The collection also contains a lock of Mrs. John J. Ambler's hair and a fragement of "Jacobs Pillar" (a.k.a. the Stone of Scone, Jacob's Pillow, the Stone of Destiny, the Coronation Stone) with a note identifying it as such.
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    a| Correspondents include Thomas Ludwell Lee, James Maury,and Robert C. Nicholas.
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    a| Ambler Family Papers, 1748-1866, Accession #1921, etc., Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Orange and Amherst counties, Va., family, particularly active in state politics.
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    a| Guide available.
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    a| Ambler family.
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    a| Ambler family v| Genealogy.
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    a| Barbour, Philip Pendleton, d| 1783-1841 x| Will.
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    a| Barber family.
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    a| Carpenter, Michael, d| d. 1805(ca.) x| Will.
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    1
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    a| Hopkins, John, d| d. 1765 (ca.) x| Will.
    600
    1
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    a| Miller, Matthew, d| d. 1753 (ca.) x| Will.
    600
    1
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    a| Payne, Thomas, d| d. 1809(ca.) x| Will.
    600
    1
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    a| Rodes, David, d| d. 1794(ca.) x| Will.
    600
    1
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    a| Wibby, William C., d| d. 1814(ca.) x| Will.
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    a| Louisa Railroad Company.
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    2
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    a| University of Virginia x| Students.
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    2
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    a| Wakefield Academy.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Democratic Party (Va.) x| History y| 19th century.
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    2
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    a| Whig Party (Va.)
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    0
    a| Actions and defenses z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
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    a| Agriculture z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
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    0
    a| Conduct of life.
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    a| Education x| History y| 19th century.
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    0
    a| Fugitive slaves z| Virginia.
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    a| Stone of Scone.
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    a| Judges z| Virginia x| Selection and appointment x| History y| 19th century.
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    0
    a| Medicine x| Practice x| Accounting z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Merchants z| Virginia x| History y| 18th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Merchants z| England x| History y| 18th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Physicians z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Plantations x| Management z| Virginia.
    650
      
    0
    a| Practice of law z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Presidents z| United States x| Election y| 1824.
    650
      
    0
    a| Presidents z| United States x| Election y| 1832.
    650
      
    0
    a| Railroads z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slave records z| Virginia z| Orange County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slave records z| Virginia z| Amherst County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slave trade z| Virginia z| Orange County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaveholders z| Virginia.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaves z| Virginia x| Health and hygiene.
    650
      
    0
    a| Smallpox z| Virginia x| History y| 18th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Stone of Scone.
    650
      
    0
    a| Temperance x| Societies, etc. z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Tobacco industry x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
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    a| Tuberculosis z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
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    a| Voyages and travels.
    650
      
    0
    a| Wheat trade z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
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    a| Broadsides. 2| aat
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    0
    a| Albemarle County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Amherst County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| King William County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Louisa County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
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    a| Madison County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
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    a| Orange County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
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    a| Rockingham County (Va.) x| History.
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    a| United States x| History y| Revolution, 1775-1783 v| Personal narratives.
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    a| Virginia x| Politics and government y| 1775-1865.
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    a| Genealogies. 2| aat
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    a| Letters (Correspondence) 2| aat
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    a| Lists. 2| aat
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    a| Ambler, Edward, d| d. 1768, e| correspondent.
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    1
      
    a| Ambler, Elizabeth Barbour, d| 1865-1921, e| correspondent.
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    a| Ambler, John, d| 1762-1836, e| correspondent.
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    a| Ambler, John Jacquelin, d| 1801-1854, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Ambler, John Jacquelin, d| 1828-1901, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Athawes, Samuel, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Barbour, James, d| 1775-1842 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Barbour, Philip Pendleton, d| 1783-1841.
    700
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    a| Barbour, Philip Pendleton, d| 1783-1841, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Brockenbrough, John, d| 1774-1852, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Dabney, William, d| approximately 1743-1799 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Irving, Washington, d| 1783-1859 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Jackson, Andrew, d| 1767-1845 x| Autograph.
    700
    1
      
    a| Lee, Thomas Ludwell, d| 1730-1778, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Maury, James, d| 1746-1840, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Monroe, James, d| 1758-1831 e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Nicholas, Robert Carter, d| 1728-1780, e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Randolph, Edmund, d| 1753-1813 e| correspondent.
    700
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    a| Shaw, George e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Shaw, John e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Van Buren, Martin, d| 1782-1862 e| correspondent.
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