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Author: Williams, John; Fitzhugh, Mary F.; Baytop, J.C.; Baytop, Lucy Taliaferro Catlett; Baytop, Eugenia; Baytop, Rowena; Fitzhugh, George; Baytop, Mary Indiana Winborn; Fitzhugh, Sallie Champe; Baytop, Lucy Ann
Issued Date: 1851
Subjects: Fitzhugh family
Baytop family
Agriculture--Virginia--History--19th century
Farm management
Gloucester County, Virginia--History--19th century
Greene County, Virginia--History--19th century
Marriage--Virginia--Gloucester County
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs
Slavery--Southern States--History
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
United States--Slavery
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/22336
Citation: Baytop-Fitzhugh Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: Item 1: John Williams, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rufus King Fitzhugh Esq. Springhill, Stanardsville, Greene Co., Virginia, 25 March 1851 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. A "last effort" will be made to earn some profit from the copper mine at Stony Man which has been "condemned...as worthless;" seeks Fitzhughs advice on where Mrs. Williams can board while he is at the mine; and the availability of "Blasting powder" in the area. Including Typewritten Copy. 1 page. Item 2: Mary F. Fitzhugh,Belmont, Hampton, Virginia to Mrs. Rufus Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, 6 May 1851 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. News of family and friends; tells of excitement about making a "missionary quilt for Mr. Payne our African Missionary" with neighborhood women and girls; gladly accepts invitation to visit "next summer" if Ma's health and spirits are good; invites Hettie to visit. Including Typewritten Copy. 1 page. Item 3: James Baytop,Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to "My Dr Children," Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, 30 July 1851 1 page. Autograph Letter Signed. Family will travel to Gordesville; physical ailments bothering him and his wife. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Including Autograph Letter Signed from Lucy Taliaferro Baytop,no place., to Hetty Henrietta Baytop, no place, concerning health of family; travel plans; hot, dry weather, and its effects on their crops. 1 page. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. Including Autograph Letter Signed from "Bunn" Baytop, no place, to "Hetty" Baytop, no place, no date, concerning "Kit's" travels to King and Queen, County, Virginia and his efforts to find a wife; went to an Indian concert and saw five Indians who were descendants of the Black Hawk and Oscola tribes; Indians showed them "the manners and customs of the Oregon Indians;" saw the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia River; and a prairie which was on fire; went crabbing; Cousin Sarah T. of Hampton, Virginia has two beaux and dances every night in Old Point, Hampton, Virginia. 1 page. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 4: Rowena Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to "Hetty" Fitzhugh, no place 9 December 1851., 9 December 1851 1 page.Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. Describes parties, with dinner and dancing, of the Christmas season; festivities are over and "we are all at work again;" hopes for an invitation to Miss Ann Martin's wedding; Mr. Sinclair is selling Wilson Creek to pay off his debts; is encouraging "father" to go to Texas. Including Autograph Letter Signed from Lucy Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester, Virginia to "My dear Child," Henrietta Fitzhugh, no place, no date, detailing the food and decorations of the Christmas parties; everyone is sick as a result of the hectic schedule of parties and bad weather; slaughtered 16 hogs and 1 cow; longs for past Christmases when the children were young; related family news; asks if "Mr. Fitzhugh" moves to Texas, "beg him to try to get Mr. Baytop in the notion too." 1 page. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 5: George Fitzhugh, no place, to Rufus Fitzhugh, no place, 20 December 1851 1 page. Autograph Letter Signed. $80-owed for "interest paid Catlett" is needed; farm is beginning to reap profits; land is expensive and "Belmont" would bring $4500. Including Typewritten Copy of Autographed Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 6: Mary Indiana Winborn Baytop, "Springfield," Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, no place, 28 December 1851 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Christmas has passed and work must resume; "great deal of sickness in the county, colds and pleurisys are very prevalent." Including Autograph Letter Signedfrom Lucy Taliaferro Baytop,no place to Hetty Fitzhugh, 30 December 1851. Concerning division of Concord Negroes which will bring $250. 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letters Signed. 2 pages. Item 7: Sallie Champe Fitzhugh, Port Royal, Virginia to "my dearest uncle," no place, 30 January 1852 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Hopes to encourage uncle to visit; Papa is expecting him and Aunt Ona to visit in the spring; gossip about weddings. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 8: Lucy A. Baytop, no place, to Hetty Fitzhugh, Gloucester, Virginia, 7 February 1852 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. News of family and friends; the young minister from Bellmeys, preached before a great crowd; Judy had a baby which died a month after birth of unknown causes, is depressed; Mr. Baytop is busy farming and studying to prepare for the ministry. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 9: Lucy Taliaferro Baytop,Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to "my dear child," Hetty Fitzhugh, Standardsville, Greene County, Virginia,, 20 April 1852 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Circuit court is in session and "is summoned as a witness"; father and Mr. Sinclair are going to Washington to see about getting Mr. Sinclair's claim allowed; describes fuss electing persons for different offices as clerk commissioner of the revenue, constable sheriff & c.; "the guinea people have brought out Jefferson Stubbs for clerk and it is thought he will stand a very good chance to be elected. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 2 pages. Item 10: Woodside, to Mrs. Hetty Fitzhugh, Standardsville,Greene County, Virginia, 24 April 1852 2 pages. Autograph Letter. Father and Mr. Sinclair were in Washington; "Father has given up all hope of his military claim." Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter. 1 page. Item 11: Lucy Taliaferro Baytop,Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, no place, 5 October 1852 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Reports sicknesses of Rowena, Eugenia, and Lucy Ann; Lucy Ann left to visit Tom Taliaferro and then to travel to Wilson's Creek; reports news about births, visits, farm business of friends; comments on the treatment of "Bob," a slave, who "has a better master this year." Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Including Autograph Letter Signed from Rowena Baytop, n.p., n.d. to Hetty Fitzhugh, n.p. telling of her sickness and wight loss; "Cousin Lucy and Bun" were travelling to Baltimore and "Eugey is very anxious to go with them"; invites them to visit this winter. 1 page. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 12: Eugy, Eugenia Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hettie Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, 4 November 1852 3 pages.Autograph Letter Signed. Hettie's trip to visit should not be postponed until February; had travelled to Baltimore, but cannot describe it adequately "from the pen of so ignorant a creature as myself"; there are many gentlemen available for marriage; Pa has gone to sell a dozen turkeys to Mr. Folk; Lucy's baby is "one of the sweetest babies you ever saw." Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page. Item 13: Lucy Ann Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County,Virginia, 10 December 1852 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. Pressures of work and business have kept her from writing; reports marriages of "Cousin Tom Field and his bride Miss Davis"; Mr. Shackelfor and Miss Hester Rowe; "Sister" has had another baby boy, as did Aunt Fanny, Martha Waller, and Clara; Clara has a "riseing breast," and "the horses could not go out of a walk for fear of the jar to her breast...Dr. Jones stays with her to attend her"; her brother is in the Sonora mine in California and doing well mining for gold; looks forward to her visit this winter. Including Typewritten Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page.


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