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John Tyler, Jr. Papers, 1800-1928

John Tyler, Jr. Papers, 1800-1928
Mss. 78 T97, Mss. Acc. 1992.63, Mss. Acc. 2009.148
13.75 Cubic Feet
More Extent Information
Acc. 78 T97 and 1992.63 are 5303 items; Acc. 2009.148 is 1 cu.ft.
Scope and Contents

Acc. 78 T97 and 1992.63:  Papers, 1856-1895, of John Tyler, Jr., post Civil War Republican Party activist. Subjects covered by the collection include alcoholism, Republican Party politics, Presidential elections, political patronage, Reconstruction, Methodist Episcopal Church, Florida, Braxton Bragg, and the Fenian Brotherhood. Prominent correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Chester Alan Arthur, Pierre G. T. Beauregard, James Gillespie Blaine, James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Henry Stuart Foote, Nathan Bedford Forrest, James A. Garfield, John Brown Gordon, Horace Greeley, Wade Hampton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andrew Johnson, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, L. Q. C. Lamar, William Mahone, Raphael Semmes, William Henry Seward, John Sherman, Leroy Pope Walker, and William Lowndes Young.

The last PDF inventory (below) Group B are the Papers of Martha Rochelle Tyler.  They include a diary by Marie Antoinette Rochelle, correspondence of Martha R. Tyler from 1861-1928, postcards of Virginia, United States, a few European countries and other subjects, accounts from 1885-1910 and legal records from 1882-1910.

The PDF versions of the inventory for Acc. 78 T97 and 1992.63 must be viewed in sections.










Acc. 2009.148  has not been processed yet and the description is prelimary. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection. Included are  papers relating to John Tyler, Jr. and his family. The predominant dates are 1860-1885. Correspondents include Letitia C. Tyler Shands, her husband William B. Shands, and Robert Tyler. Among the topics covered are the Civil War, Post Civil War politics, as well as family affairs.

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Tyler, John, Jr. (1819-1898)
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (1818-1893)
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891)
Rochelle, Marie Antoinette
Shands, Letitia C. Tyler
Shands, William B.
Tyler Family
Tyler, Martha Rochelle (1846-1928)
Tyler, Robert (1816-1878)
Alcoholism--United States--19th century
Elections--United States--History
Patronage, Political--United States--History
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Republican Party (U.S.)
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Politics and Government
United States--Presidents
Financial records
Fliers (printed matter)
Receipts (financial records)

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Administrative Information

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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Access Notes
Acc. 2009.148 has not been processed yet. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Acquisition Note
Acc. 78 T97: The vast majority of this collection was donated to W&M Special Collections Research Center in 1978 by William R. Shands, Josephine W. Shands, Letitia C. Shands, and Bessie T. Shands. Between 1980 and 1992 additional Tyler materials were purchased by the Special Collections Research Center (Acc. 1992.67). Acc. 2009.148 was a gift of William R. Shands, Jr. and his sister Martha Jane Albus, 4/10/2009.
Related Materials
See also; Tyler Family Papers, Group A, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Preferred Citation
John Tyler, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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