The Resource Tyler family papers, Group A

Tyler family papers, Group A

Label
Tyler family papers, Group A, 1716-1944
Title
Tyler family papers
Title number
Group A
Inclusive dates
1716-1944
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1716-1944, of the John Tyler family of "Sherwood Forest," Charles City County, Va. The collection contains correspondence, 1818-1862, of John Tyler concerning politics, War of 1812 claims, presidential election of 1840, land purchases in western Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois, "Sherwood Forest," business matters and his family
  • Some of the children of John Tyler and his first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler, are represented in the collection: Robert Tyler (and wife, Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler), John Tyler, Jr., Letitia Tyler Semple (and husband James A. Semple) and Tazewell Tyler
  • A great part of the collection consists of the papers of John Tyler's second wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler, which concern education, clothes, social life, political appointments, slavery, the Civil War, "Sherwood Forest," familiy, and pensions for presidential widows
  • All of the children of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler are represented in the collection: David Gardiner Tyler, John Alexander Tyler, Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Lachlan Tyler, Robert Fitzwalter Tyler and Pearl Tyler Ellis
Is part of
Additional physical form
Letters of Robert Tyler
Cataloging source
VWM
Label
Tyler family papers, Group A
Note
  • Cite as Tyler Family Papers, Group A, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
  • See Lyon G. Tyler, The Letters and Times of the Tylers (Richmond, 1884-1896), and Robert Seagar, And Tyler, Too: a Biography of John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1963.)
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Collection has also been cataloged.
Extent
22 boxes.
System control number
  • (ViW)702377-01cowm_inst
  • (SIRSI)702377
  • (Sirsi) o23169527
  • (Sirsi) o23169527
  • (Sirsi) o23169527
  • 0598-54960
Terms governing use
Copyright held by the family.

Library Locations

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