Original letters and copies of letters from other repositories, chiefly 1788-1835, of John Marshall's correspondence with his wife, Mary Willis (Ambler) Marshall, other family members, James Monroe, Joseph Story, Bushrod Washington, and others. The correspondence reflects Marshall's wide range in interests including law, Virginia and U. S. politics, international affairs, agriculture and social events. Also included are letters by family members and descendants; a charcoal sketch and copies of visual representations of John Marshall; and places and events associated with him.
All papers in this collection have been published in the Papers of John Marshall.
John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married Mary Willis Ambler in 1783. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href-="http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John_Marshall">http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John_Marshall</a>.
2 items. Lithographs. Color.
The smaller one was copied from French painter Levret Saint Memin's 1801 crayon portrait of Marshall. The larger lithograph was copied from Chester Harding's 1830 painting.
Including a copy of and etching of John Marshall's house in Richmond.
2 items. Facsmilies. Black and White.
The original of the one of Marshall facing right was made in Richmond about 1825 by a French artist. It was hung at Oak Hill, was inherited by his eldest son Thomas Marshall, and is privately owned.
3 items. Engravings. Black and White.
Each was copied from the 1801 portrait of Marshall painted by Saint Memin. The large matted one was engraved by J. H. E. Whitney.
1 item. Photographic Print. Black and White.
Original hangs in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.
4 items. Etchings and Engravings. Black and White.
Two obviously derived from Henry Inman's 1831 portrait; one engraved by J. A. O'Neil shows Marshall in 1793 as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia Freemasons; the last includes engravings of portraits of other U.S. Chief Justices: John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth, John Rutledge, R. B. Taney, M. R. Waite, Salmon P. Chase, and Melville W. Fuller.
7 items. Prints.
Including a short history of Federal Hardware and Implement Mutual Insurance companies.
Books owned by John Marshall have been removed from this collection. For more detailed information about the books please see the Library's Catalog as well as the Association Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library.
Newspapers have been transferred from this collection to the rare books collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library.
All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
The majority of the copies, comprising approximately 50% of this collection, are from the Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia; the Library of Congress; or the Massachusetts Historical Society, but other depositories are also represented. For information concerning the location of original materials please see the components listing below.
See also John Marshall file in the University Archives Faculty/Alumni File.
Some manuscript volumes located at the end of the collection are also available in microform in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. [Reels M-104, M-105(a-c), and M-106]
DVDs from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.