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Hunter Family (Index)

An Index to the Hunter Family Papers, 1766–1918
Call Number Mss1 H9196 a FA2

Index to the correspondence of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809–1887). Boxes 7–12.

This index lists all correspondents of R. M. T. Hunter (1809–1887) alphabetically and includes brief identifications of some writers, as well as references to specific subjects not listed in the summary description of the Hunter family collection. The dates that follow the names are the years in which letters were written to or by Hunter.

Name

Notes

Andrews, J. A.

1861

Andrews, S. A.

1841

Baird, Benjamin R.

concerning Hunter's nomination to represent Essex County in the Virginia Secession Convention, 1861

Bank of Virginia

Fredericksburg, 1863

Banks, Andrew Dewees

Petersburg newspaper editor, 1856

Barbour, John Strode

Virginia legislator, 1860

Barnwell, Robert Woodward

1861

Bauman, P. K.

1884

Booker, George

1856, 1860–1861

Bright, Jesse David

U. S. senator from Indiana, 1856–1858

Bright, Michael S.

of Superior, Wisconsin, 1857–1858, 1865

Brockenbrough, Moore Fauntleroy

1843

Brooks, James

newspaper editor in New York City, 1857

Broom, James

1841, 1843

Browne, William Montague

of the C.S.A. State Dept., enclosing a letter [copy] of Theophilus Hunter Holmes concerning espionage, 1861, 1866

Buchanan, Ann Spotswood (Dandridge)

of "Waverley," Frederick County, 1861

Bucktail Association, Albany, N.Y.

1852

Bulwer, Sir Henry Lytton

British ambassador to the U.S., 1851

Butler, Jesse

miller at Aylett's Mill, King William County, 1863

Caldwell, Joseph White

Wytheville attorney, 1856

Calhoun, John Caldwell

concerning the Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, Md., 1844

Callaghan, C.

1861

Cameron, Simon

1859

Campbell, John Archibald

of the C.S.A. War Dept. and concerning the Hampton Roads Peace Conference, 1865, 1863–1864, 1877

Campbell, Robert Blair

concerning the tobacco trade in England, 1855

Carter, Edwin

Fredericksburg merchant, 1866, 1870

Cary, John Baytop

1856

Central Committee of the Democratic Republican Party of South Carolina

1843

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, N.Y.

1879

Claiborne, Ferdinand Leigh

1861

Clark & McCousin, New York, N.Y.

1857

Clemens, Sherrard

1856

Clemson, Thomas Green

of "Fort Hill," S.C., 1876, 1879

Cobb, Howell

as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, enclosing a report of James Ross Snowden as director of the U.S. Mint, 1858, 1861

Conway & Herndon, Fredericksburg, Va.

1854

Corbin, Francis Porteous

1861

Crenshaw, Lewis Dabney

1865

Curry, Jabez Lamar Monroe

1861

Daingerfield, Henry Willis

1866

Dandridge, Adam Stephen

of "The Bower," Jefferson County, Va. [now W. Va.], enclosing a letter of Nathan S. White and a release deed from Meredith Helm for land in Jefferson County), 1846, 1855, 1859–1860, 1868

Dandridge, Philip Pendleton

concerning the Kanawha coal lands, 1854, 1860–1861

Dandridge, Sarah (Pendleton)

1837

Daniel, Samuel Greenhow

1862

Davis, Charles Augustus

New York City merchant, 1861

Dawson, John Littleton

Pennsylvania congressman, 1856, 1858–1859

De Vere, Maximilian Schele

1876

Dickinson, Philemon

1860

Edwards, J. Wiley

1857

Ellet, Charles

civil engineer in Washington, D.C., 1857

Elmore, Franklin Harper

Democratic congressman from South Carolina, 1843

Fitzhugh, Henry

1860

Floyd, John Gelston

New York congressman, enclosing a letter of Albany newspaper editor William Cassidy, 1852

Fox, Charles James

American consul in Panama, 1859

Gallaher, Young & Co.

Fredericksburg, Va., 1861

Garnett, Charles Fenton Mercer

of "Cedar Hill," Hanover County), 1841, 1863–1864, 1866

Garnett, James Mercer

Virginia congressman and educator, 1835, 1838–1839

Garnett, Louis Anacharsis

while employed at the U.S. Branch Mint, San Francisco, Calif., 1856

Garnett, Maria (Hunter)

[1828], [1839]

Garnett, Muscoe

1854

Garnett, Muscoe Russell Hunter

1863

Garnett, Robert Selden

concerning the choice of Secretary of War in the cabinet of President James Buchanan, 1856, 1858

Garnett, Theodore Stanford

1836, 1866

Garnett, William

1842, 1853

Gibbon, John Heysham

of the U.S. Branch Mint, Charlotte, N.C., 1854

Gouldman, Joseph J.

1856

Gresham, Samuel S.

1862

Harris, Thomas G.

of Nicholas County, Va. [W. Va.], 1854

Harvie, Lewis Edwin

concerning Democratic Party politics, 1853, 1856, 1858–1860

Hastings, John

Ohio congressman, 1854

Hawes, Richard

Kentucky congressman, concerning the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854

Heart, John

proprietor of the Washington Spectator, 1843–1844

Helm, Meredith

concerning land in Jefferson County, Va. [now W. Va.], 1856

Herndon, John Minor

1846

Hill, Francis Henry

1857

Hill, Nathaniel Boush

concerning the failure of Democrats to receive appointment as officers in the Confederate government, 1861

Hodge, William L.

1853

Hoge, John Blair

as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1857

Hoke, W.

1860

Holmes, Isaac Edward

South Carolina congressman, 1843

Howarth, John H.

1857

Hubard, Edmund Wilcox

of "Saratoga," Buckingham County, 1860, 1862

Hunter, Andrew

1860, 1868

Hunter, James Dandridge

1860, 1872–1873

Hunter, James Hunter

(b. 1813), 1821, 1854–1855, 1862–1863, 1866

Hunter, Jane Swann

1827–1828, 1835, 1838

Hunter, Martha Fenton

1826–1828, 1835, 1838, 1842

Hunter, Mary Evelina (Dandridge)

concerning the U.S. congressional election of 1839; Hunter's election as speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, December 1839; an exhibition of American Indian paintings by George Catlin [April 17, 1838]; and instructions on plantation operations at "Fonthill" and "Makeshift," Essex County, while Hunter served in the Confederate States Senate, 1836–1843, 1845–1846, 1860–1864, 1878

Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro (1839–1861)

1858, 1861

Hunter, Sarah Harriet Apphia

1835

Hunter, William Garnett

at Rumford Academy, King William County, 1827

Hurst, Minor

as Hunter's land agent in Jefferson County, Va. [W. Va.], 1856

Hyde, A.

concerning settlement of Hunter's land dealings in Wisconsin, 1858

Jameson, Enoch

1839

Jenkins, Albert Gallatin

bears letter of William Pope Cooper of Clarksburg, Va. [W. Va.], concerning political support for Hunter in western Virginia, 1860

John H. Wartman & Co., Harrisonburg, Va.

concerning the Rockingham Register & Advertiser, 1859

Johnson, Herschel Vespasian

Confederate senator from Georgia, 1862

Johnson, Joseph

as governor of Virginia, 1855

Johnson, Robert Ward

Confederate senator, 1862

Johnston, Joseph Eggleston

1861

Kelly, John Payne

1845

Kennedy, Andrew

1842

Kerr, Robert H.

1881

Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus

U.S. senator from Mississippi, 1878

Lang, John D.

1857

Leake, Shelton Farrar

1854

Lemoine, Fereol

1836

Letcher, John

1860

Licklider, Thomas

1855

Mallory, Francis

1856

Marshall, Charles

1862

Mason, Charles

1856, 1859–1860

Mason, James Murray

1870

Maury, Robert Henry

1859

Maxcy, Virgil

Maryland lawyer and legislator, concerning the Washington Spectator, 1843

McConky, James

Baltimore merchant, 1856

McConky, Parr & Co., Baltimore, Md.

Hunter's chief mercantile agent, 1853, 1858–1861

McDoniel, William

1859

McLane, Robert Milligan

Democratic congressman from Maryland, 1843

McPhin, William Lyhon

1857

Melton, Samuel Wicliff

1862

Memminger, Christopher Gustavus

1862

Mercer, John

1846

Micou, James Roy

1842–1843

Miller, Thomas, Dr.

1843

Morris & Trimble, Baltimore, Md.

1859

Northrop, Lucius Bellinger

1862

Old, William

Powhatan County attorney and legislator, 1855, 1857–1858, 1860–1861

Page, Henry C.

New York newspaper editor, 1860

Page, Thomas Jefferson

in command of the USS Water Witch while exploring the La Plata River in Paraguay, 1854

Parker, John Alexander

1845

Patterson, Robert Maskell

as director of the U. S. Branch Mint at Philadelphia, Pa., 1851

Paul, Samuel Buckner

1860

Paulding, James Kirke

1854

Peters, Francis

1858

Pitts, David W.

1827

Pryor, Roger Atkinson

1856, [1860]

Quitman, John Anthony

enclosing a printed Address to the People of Mississippi, [1834], 1858

Randolph, Thomas Jefferson

1860

Raynor, Kenneth

North Carolina congressman, 1860

Reed, William Bradford

1865

Richardson, W. B.

1878

Rion, James Henry

concerning John C. Calhoun and the Calhoun family and enclosing a letter of James Gilliam, 1876, 1882

Ritchie, James S.

1858

Ritchie, Thomas

1853

Robins, Dr. Joseph Hoomes

of the U.S. General Land Office, 1843

Rollow, John J.

1854

Ross, George

concerning the rental of land and slaves in Culpeper County, 1830–1838

Roy, William Henry

concerning John Robert Wallace of Fauquier County, 1845

Russell, Charles Wells

1860

Sale, L. P.

1864

Samson & Pae, Richmond, Va.

engine-builders and founders, concerning ironwork for Hunter's Mill, Essex County, 1859, 1863

Scott, Robert Gourmain

concerning the Democratic National Convention, Charleston, S.C., 1860

Scoville, Joseph Alfred

1843, 1853

Seddon, James Alexander

1843

Semple, Dr. James

of Henry Count House, Va., 1859

Sherman, Watts

1860

Speer, Sarah Kennedy (Dawson)

1857

Stephens, Alexander Hamilton

as a Louisiana congressman, 1877

Stewart, James Erskine

1860

Stone, David Marvin

New York City newspaper editor, 1857

Taylor, Henry

1854

Temple, John

as a student at the University of Virginia, 1826

Thomas, Philip Francis

Maryland congressman and governor, 1852, 1861

Thompson, George Western

1860

Thompson, Samuel S.

of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Va. [W. Va.], concerning the Kanawha coal lands and Nicholas County [W. Va.] lands), 1854–1855

Thornton, James Bankhead

1836

Trescot, William Henry

1878

Trible, Austin Meredith

Essex County attorney, 1843

Tucker, John Randolph

1853

Tyler, Robert

1860

University of Virginia faculty

concerning R. M. T. Hunter [1839–1861], 1858

Van Buren, Martin

1860

Warth, John Augustus

1860

Washington, Littleton Dennis Quinton

concerning Democratic Party politics, 1860, 1862, 1864–1866

Whittemore, John M.

1845

Wick, William Watson

Indiana congressman, 1859

Williams, James W.

1857

Williams, Jasper E.

1869

Wilson, John

as commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office, 1854

Wise, Henry Alexander

as governor of Virginia and a possible Democratic candidate for U.S. president, concerning political infighting in Virginia, 1856

Wright, George

Essex County attorney, 1842