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>.
19 pages. Manuscript Volume.
It consists of a 26 February 1884 memorial to the General Assembly of Virginia, a 25 February letter to the Editor of The State, and handwritten commentary. Ruffin states the reasons why he is opposed to passage of the Richmond Dock and Dry dock bill.
80 pages. Manuscript Volume.
This account book has been microfilmed. See Marshall, John M-104. 1 reel of negative microfilm.
See Box 7 for 2 vols. Copy and Typewritten Copy of Manuscript Volume.
423 pages. Manuscript Volume.
This journal of accounts and law notes has been microfilmed. See M-105, M-105a, and M-105b for 3 copies of positive microfilm. See M-l05c for 1 reel of negative microfilm.
Original is located in the Pickering Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
This journal is available only on microfilm. See Marshall, John M-107. 1 reel of negative microfilm.
Reprint is avilable in The Papers of John Marshall, 1796-1798 (vol. 3);edited by Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, Nancy G. Harris, Charles F. Hobson, et. al. Call Number: E302 .M365 v.1 - v.10
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.