Barbour, John Jr., Letters

A Guide to the John Barbour, Jr. Letters, 1854 Ms.2008.061


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.061
Title
John Barbour, Jr. Letters,1854
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Barbour, John, Jr. (John Strode), 1820-1892
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The John Barbour, Jr. Letters are comprised of two missives from a Virginia senator and president of the Orange and Alexander Railroad Company to William M. Burwell, Esquire. Letters concern raising support in Albemarle County for the extension of the railroad between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

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The John Barbour, Jr. Letters were purchased by Special Collections.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the John Barbour, Jr. Letters occurred in August, 2008.


Biographical Note

John Strode Barbour, Jr. was born in Catalpa, Virginia, ( near Culpeper) on December 29, 1820 to John Strode Barbour, a member of the United States House of Representatives. After obtaining a law degree from the University of Virginia and passing the bar in 1841, John Strode Barbour, Jr. set up practice in Culpeper, Virginia. Barbour served as president of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company from 1852 to 1881. In addition to his duties as railroad president, Barbour served in the state House of Delegates from 1847 to 1851. From 1881 to 1887 and 1889 until his death in 1892, Barbour served as a Democratic senator from Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The John Barbour, Jr. Letters are comprised of two oneā€page missives from a Virginia senator and president of the Orange and Alexander Railroad Company to William M. Burwell, Esquire. The letters were written to Alexandria, Virginia, in 1854, and concern raising support in Albemarle County for the extension of the railroad between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Also mentioned are "internal improvements" in addition to several appreciative and laudatory remarks to Mr. Burwell.

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folder 1
Letters,
1854