Includes letters, 1778-1792, of Patrick Henry while living in Prince Edward County, Virginia and including letter, 28 May 1778, to Richard Henry Lee. Also includes copies of letters received by William Wirt from persons to whom he had written seeking biographical and anecdotal material concerning Henry (including one letter from George Wythe); prints and engravings of Henry; and an article concerning Patrick Henry's mother, Sarah Henry from the "Journal of American History".
Mss. Acc. 2006.59 Addition:
Agreement, July 3, 1780, stating Habersham, of Georgia, will loan Patrick Henry twenty slaves, thirteen men and seven women, at a monthly rate of 24 schillings for the men and 16 schillings for the women. Agreement has further conditions for use and treatment of slaves.
This collection has been organized into four series. Series 1 contains portrait engravings and prints, Series 2 contains letters written to and from Patrick Henry, Series 3 contains photostatic copies of papers, and Series 4 contains material relating to Patrick Henry's mother, Sarah Henry.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Acc. 2006.59 is filed at the end of the main collection.
29 items, in the possession of Swem Library before 1939.
1980.12: 6/3/1980. Purchase. 1 item.
2006.59: 9/1/2006. Purchase. 1 item.