A Guide to the Thomas Mann Randolph Letters, 1804-1818 Randolph, Thomas Mann, Letters, 1804-1818 18760

A Guide to the Thomas Mann Randolph Letters, 1804-1818

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Accession Number 18760


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
18760
Title
Thomas Mann Randolph Letters, 1804-1818
Physical Characteristics
5 leaves and 12 pages
Creator
Thomas Mann Randolph
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 18760
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Thomas M. Randolph. Letters, 1804-1818. Accession 18760. Personal papers collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from the Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, 11 December 1923.


Biographical Information

Thomas Mann Randolph was born 1 October 1768 at Tuckahoe in Henrico County, Virginia, to Thomas Mann Randolph (1740-1793) and Anne Cary Randolph (1745-1789). Educated by private tutors until age 16, Randolph studied at the University of Edinburg from 1785 to 1788. He returned to Virginia and settled in Albemarle County, Virginia, eventually establishing his home at Edgehill. Randolph served in the Virginia Senate from 1793 to 1794. He was elected to the United States Congress and served from 1803 to 1807. When the War of 1812 began, he became colonel of the 20th Regiment of the United States Army and took part in an invasion of Canada. Later in the war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia. Randolph was elected to the House of Delegates in 1819, and was elected Governor of Virginia that December. After his term ended in 1822, Randolph returned to the House of Delegates in 1823 and served until 1825. He married Martha Jefferson (1772-1836), daughter of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 23 February 1790, and they had twelve children. Randolph died at Monticello 20 June 1828, and was buried in the Jefferson family plot.

Scope and Content Information

Letters, 1804-1818, from Thomas Mann Randolph (1768-1828) of Albemarle County, Virginia, to Peachy R. Gilmer (1779-1836) of Albemarle Bedford, and Henry Counties, Virginia, concerning Randolph's controversy with a man named Hope, the estate of Hore Browse Trist (1775-1804), Gilmer's assistance in the claims of James and W. Key, Napoleon's Poland campaign, suit for dower lands involving Mary Randolph (1762-1828) and her husband David Meade Randolph (1760-1830), and the possibility of war with Great Britain and France. Also a letter from Randolph to James Gilmer and John Gilmer (1782-1834) of Albemarle County, asking them to promise not to assault "young Bradbuer" or he will issue peace warrants against them. Includes a letter from Randolph to Francis Walker Gilmer (1790-1826) loaning Gilmer a horse to visit his brother Peachy Gilmer, and a letter from Randolph to Mary House Gilmer (1785-1854) informing her that Peachy Gilmer has gone to Richmond to see his brother John who had been wounded in a duel. Collection also contains two fragments from unidentified letters.

Arrangement

Chronological


Contents List

Letter, 11 May 1804, Thomas Mann Randolph, Edgehill, Albemarle County, [Virginia], to Peachy R. Gilmer, Penn Park, Albemarle County, discussing Randolph's controversy with [Michael] Hope and the events causing it. Randolph comments on its effects on his public career, and gives Gilmer permission to show or copy the letter.
4 p., ALS.
Letter, 15 May 1804, Thomas Mann Randolph, Edgehill, Albemarle County, to John Gilmer and James Gilmer, Milton, [Albemarle County], asking for their promise not to assault "young Bradbuer" or he will issue the peace warrants requested against them.
1 leaf, ALS.
Letter, 13 October 1804, Thomas Mann Randolph to Peachy R. Gilmer concerning the settlement of the estate of Hore Browse Trist.
1 leaf, ALS.
Letter, 17 February 1806, Thomas Mann Randolph, [Washington] to [Peachy R. Gilmer] concerning the settlement of the claims of James Key and W. Key. Randolph also discusses Napoleon's Poland campaign.
1 leaf, ALS.
Letter, 30 May 1812, Thomas Mann Randolph, Monticello, [Albemarle County], to Peachy R. Gilmer, Henry County, [Virginia], regarding the suit on the dower lands of his sister Mary Randolph and her husband's, David Meade Randolph's, abandonment of her and their family. Also discusses reasons for why the United States should go to war with Great Britain, but not with France.
4 p., ALS.
Letter, 4 June 1818, Thomas Mann Randolph, Monticello, to Peachy R. Gilmer, Bedford County, [Virginia], discussing the final settlement of and the statement of outstanding debt of Hore Browse Trist.
4 p., ALS.
Letter, n.d., Thomas Mann Randolph to Francis Walker Gilmer, Farmington, [Albemarle County], loaning Gilmer a horse to go visit his brother Peachy R. Gilmer in Henry County. Also sends broom seed.
1 leaf, ALS.
Letter, n.d., Thomas Mann Randolph to Mary House Gilmer informing her that her husband Peachy R. Gilmer has left Randolph's home to travel to Richmond to see his brother John who has been wounded in a duel.
1 leaf, ALS.
Fragments, n.d., of unidentified letters.
2 fragments.