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Papers of Franklin Fretwell [manuscript] 1819-1886 (Bulk 1850-1886)

Fretwell, Franklin
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The collection consists chiefly of Fretwell's business papers including correspondence, accounts, customer orders, purchase orders, receipts and miscellaneous material. Most concern merchants in Richmond and Lynchburg, Va., and Baltimore, Md., but there is also correspondence from many Albemarle County locations including Afton, Brownsville, Howardsville, Mechums River, Scottsville, and Yancey's Mill.
Letters from Fretwell's brothers Brightberry and Burlington, his friends James H. Jarman and William P. Jarman, and an Albemarle County lawyer John B. Spiece convey personal news. Topics include the sale of timothy and clover seed; illness and deaths among family, friends and slaves, particularly from measles; the whipping of a slave who consequently ran away; a chancery suit involving the land of Benjamin Wood of Albemarle County; a shooting in Brownsville, Albemarle County; and Fretwell's heavy drinking. Confederate fortifications on the Rappahannock in January 1863 are briefly mentioned by a member of the 52nd Virginia.
Description
2900 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Franklin Fretwell Papers, 1819-1886, Accession #11296, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Coles Fund, 1996/1997.
Biographical Note
Businessman of New Hope, Augusta County, Va.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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    a| Letters from Fretwell's brothers Brightberry and Burlington, his friends James H. Jarman and William P. Jarman, and an Albemarle County lawyer John B. Spiece convey personal news. Topics include the sale of timothy and clover seed; illness and deaths among family, friends and slaves, particularly from measles; the whipping of a slave who consequently ran away; a chancery suit involving the land of Benjamin Wood of Albemarle County; a shooting in Brownsville, Albemarle County; and Fretwell's heavy drinking. Confederate fortifications on the Rappahannock in January 1863 are briefly mentioned by a member of the 52nd Virginia.
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    a| Franklin Fretwell Papers, 1819-1886, Accession #11296, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Businessman of New Hope, Augusta County, Va.
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    a| Wood, Benjamin, d| d. 1872.
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    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Infantry Regiment, 52nd.
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    a| Fugitive slaves z| Virginia.
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    a| Rappahannock River (Va.) x| History.
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    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives, Confederate.
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    a| Jarman, James H., e| correspondent.
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    a| Jarman, William P., e| correspondent.
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    a| Spiece, John B., e| correspondent.
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