Guide to the Meriwether Lewis Walker Papers, 1809-1887
Papers of Meriwether Lewis, Thomas L. Walker, physician, and Peachy Harmer Gilmer, physician, residents of Albemarle and Campbell counties, Va. Collection consists largely of bills and receipts, including several relating to Gilmer's treatment of soldiers during the Mexican War, and several for the Petersburg (Va.) Female College and for Mrs. Mead's School, Richmond, Va.
Correspondence makes references to Virginia politics; the Whigs and the Democrats; the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; abolitionism; the iron industry in Virginia; financial success of Judith Page (Walker) Rives' "Christmas Eve;" industrial development and internal improvements in Lynchburg, Va.; the Texas legislature and governor, and the University of Texas; the curriculum at Petersburg Female College; health problems caused by tobacco manufacture; and railroads. Also included are an account and memorandum book, 1853-1879, and a sketch of the Charleston, S.C., defenses.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Walker, Meriwether Lewis.
- Meriwether Lewis Walker papers, 1809-1887
- Language of Material
- 2.4 Linear Feet, approx. 818 Items
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- Rives, Judith Page Walker, 1802-1882.
- Gilmer, Peachy Harmer
- Walker, Thomas L.
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Mrs. Read's School (Richmond, Va.)
- Petersburg Female Academy (Petersburg, Va.)
- Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company.
- Whig Party (U.S.)
- Abolitionists -- United States.
- Virginia -- Politics and government.
[Identification of item], Meriwether Lewis Walker Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Meriwether Lewis Walker Papers were purchased by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1990.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2010
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.