WITH A TIPPED-IN INSCRIPTION FROM JOHN RANDOLPH OF ROANOKE TO HIS FRIEND JOHN BROCKENBROUGH, ESQ. BROCKENBROUGH'S RICHMOND HOME WAS USED AS THE CONFEDERATE WHITE HOUSE DURING THE CIVIL WAR. To A Young Relative; Embracing A Series of Years From Early Youth to Mature Manhood. [Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834]. Hardcover bound in original brown cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down.
The binding is bumped and worn but sound. Text block solid; the text is foxed. The front pastedown has an early clipped piece of paper from an envelope? Randolph to John Brockenbrough Esq.In the lower left corner and early hand has also written. R obtained from Roanoke January 2d 1844. There is also some other unintelligible scribble at the bottom of this piece of paper. There are also early initials on the front pastedown which seem to read, W.
At the top left corner of the front pastedown reads. Was a Virginia planter and Congressman and served as Thomas Jefferson's speaker of the house before 1803. He had a fiery temperament and was known for his oratory and appealed to the common man (even though his politics favored the landed gentry).
He once fought a duel with Henry Clay and beat Rep. Willis Alston bloody with his cane in the stairwell of the House.His defence of limited government speaks to many conservatives today. Was a business and civil leader from Richmond, Virginia. He was the president of the Bank of Virginia and was a close friend of John Randolph's.
Many of their letters to one another are preserved and published. Brockenbrough built a large home in Richmond in 1818, attributed to Robert Mills.
In 1861 this was used by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina as their home. It became known as the White House of the Confederacy. This book contains a series of letters from John Randolph to his nephew Theodore which range from 1806 to 1822.Many of these letters are personal in nature and some show the workings of life on the plantation and events with other persons. There are a few pencil notations in the margins written by someone who seems to have been intimate with John Randolph. We have always carried a good number of North Carolina books in our bookshop, here in Greensboro, NC. Not long ago we bought a large collection of North Caroliniana...
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