A Guide to the Letter to Rev. Dr. Potts, 1857 May 1 Letter to Rev. Dr. Potts MS 1960.1

A Guide to the Letter to Rev. Dr. Potts, 1857 May 1

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1960.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1960.1
Title
Letter to Rev. Dr. Potts 1857 May 1
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Hawks, Francis L.
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Letter to Rev. Dr. Potts, Manuscript #MS 1960.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1960.


BiographicalHistorical Information

Dr. Francis Lister Hawks (10 June 1798 – 26 September 1866) was an American priest of the Episcopal Church, and a politician in North Carolina. After practicing law with some distinction he entered the Episcopalian ministry in 1827. Scandals in the 1830s and 40s led him to posts on the American frontier, although he eventually returned to New York City. On his appointment as historiographer of his church in 1835, he went to England and collected the abundant materials afterwards utilized in his Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of U.S.A. (New York, 1836-1839). These two volumes dealt with Maryland and Virginia, while two later ones (1863 1864) were devoted to Connecticut.

Scope and Content

Hawks agrees to accompany Annie {?} as far as Baltimore. Hawks will be traveling to {North} Carolina with three other ladies including a Mrs. Winder.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866
  • Potts, Rev. Dr.
  • Winder, Mrs.
  • Subjects:

  • Travel etiquette
  • Women travelers - Southern States - History - 19th century

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hawks, Francis L. (Francis Lister), 1798-1866
  • Potts, Rev. Dr.
  • Winder, Mrs.