A Guide to the Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Papers, 1780-1832 Ambler, Elizabeth Jacquelin, Papers, 1780-1832 DMS 54.5

A Guide to the Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Papers, 1780-1832

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number DMS 54.5


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
DMS 54.5
Title
Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Papers, 1780-1832.
Extent
25 items.
Creator
Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington, 1765-1847
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Papers, Manuscript DMS 54.5, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Deposit, 1954.

Alternative Form

Also available on microfilm (M-1120) and as a transcript (TR/53)


Biographical/Historical Information

Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington (1765-1847)was the eldest daughter of Jacquelin and Rebecca Burwell Ambler.

Scope and Content Information

Correspondence from Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington, includes letters to her friends, Mildred Smith Dudley of Yorktown, Virginia, and Frances Caines of Bristol, England. These letters, Elizabeth's own copies of the originals, describe her family's difficulties during the American Revolution; the sudden death of her first husband; and the unfortunate life of one of her childhood friends. Later letters to her sister, Ann Ambler Fisher, are Eliza's attempts to describe their family and its antecedents; their life in Yorktown before the Revolution; the hardships of their flight from the British; and the changes the war made in their lives. Included are sketches of their parents and their brother-in-law, Chief Justice John Marshall. Some passages on her later life explain why she retained these letters. Also included is Eliza's copy of an 1815 letter from John A. B. Fisher to his mother, discussing his parents' reaction to his desire to become a minister.

Arrangement

Chronologically arranged.

Index Terms

    Family Names:

  • Ambler family.
  • Persons:

  • Caines, Frances.
  • Carrington, Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent, 1765-1847.
  • Dudley, Mildred Smith.
  • Fisher, Ann Ambler.
  • Fisher, John A. B.
  • Marshall, John, 1755-1835.
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783-- Refugees.
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Women.
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Contents List

Mildred Smith [Dudley] to Eliza Jacquelin Ambler, 1780.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Mildred Smith [Dudley], 1780.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Mildred Smith [Dudley], Richmond, 1781.
Mildred Smith [Dudley] to Eliza Jacquelin Ambler, 1782.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Mildred Smith Dudley], Richmond, February, 1785.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Mildred Smith [Dudley], 10 July 1785.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Mildred Smith [Dudley], Williamsburg, 10 January 1786.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Miss [Frances] C[aines], Bristol, 1786.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Miss [Frances] C[aines], 1792.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Miss [Frances] Caines, Bristol, Richmond, March, 1795.
Essay on family, [Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Ann Ambler Fisher], 10 October 1796.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Miss [Frances] C[aines], 1802.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Ann [Nancy] Fisher, 1 January 1807.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Ann Fisher, [1807-1809]
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Nancy [Fisher], 1809.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Ann] Nancy [Fisher], March, 1809.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Ann] Nancy [Fisher], 1810.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Ann] Nancy [Fisher], November, 1810.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Ann] Nancy [Fisher], [1810]
J. A. B. Fisher to Mother [Ann Fisher], Yale College, 1 May 1815.
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to Frances Caines, Richmond, November, 1820[6]
Eliza Jacquelin Ambler to [Ann] Nancy [Fisher], 11 March 1823.
Variety or the Vicissitudes of Life, 7 pp., n.d.
Binding, n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Caines, Frances.
  • Carrington, Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent, 1765-1847.
  • Dudley, Mildred Smith.
  • Elizabeth Jacquelin Ambler Brent Carrington, 1765-1847
  • Fisher, Ann Ambler.
  • Fisher, John A. B.
  • Marshall, John, 1755-1835.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783-- Refugees.
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Women.
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.