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John Buchanan Floyd Papers, 1831-1862

John Buchanan Floyd Papers, 1831-1862
Mss. 65 F59
0.5 Cubic Feet
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72 items
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Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R. M. T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.
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Floyd, John Buchanan (1806-1863)
Buchanan, James (1791-1868)
Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)
Faulkner, Charles James (1806-1884)
Houston, Sam (1793-1863)
Huger, Benjamin (1805-1877)
Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859)
Hunter, R. M. T. (Robert Mercer Taliaferro) (1809-1887)
Lind, Jenny (1820-1887)
Mason, J. M. (James Murray) (1798-1871)
Preston, William Ballard (1805-1862)
Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)
Tyler, John (1790-1862)
Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of (1769-1852)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Virginia--Politics and Government--19th century
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs

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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Robert M. Hughes and the Estate of Robert M. Hughes.
Gift; 1 item, Oct. 1924, by R. M. Hughes. Gift, 71 items, May 1940, by Estate of Robert M. Hughes.
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John Buchanan Floyd Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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