Papers of Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia including his commissions as lieutenant in the Second Battalion, 5th Regiment, Virginia militia and as captain in the 8th U. S. Infantry Regiment and papers relating to his service in the U. S. Army including records of a recruiting party, enlistment pledges, muster rolls, records of rewards offered for deserters and descriptions of U. S. Army uniforms.
There are legal papers in the collection and accounts and business correspondence of merchants in Culpeper (James L. Markham, Samuel Porter, and Merrick Starr). Apparently, the later papers in the collection belong to another Philip Lightfoot [perhaps a son.] One of the two men or perhaps, both, were lawyers.
The collection contains a letter, 5 July 1809, written by William Wirt as well as four pages of genealogical information on the Lightfoot family including slave births. <p>
Philip Lightfoot Papers 1765-1860, in Swem Library’s microforms area, 1 reel, call number CS71 .L718
Purchased: 1,277 items, 1938.Acc. No. 1997.61; Gift: 1 item, 1997.
Acc. 1938.172 Purchase from Mrs James H Lightfoot.
Acc. 1997.61 Gift, Information Mrs. James H. Lightfoot sent via e-mail from John DiGusto, owner of original.
1998.09 Purchase, initially paid through Vollertsen Fund. Repaid by Jeanette Kinsey.