Finding aid to the Patrick Mathews (1783-1870) Letter to Thomas Matthews, 1856

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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PATRICK MATHEWS (1783-1870) LETTER TO THOMAS MATTHEWS, 1856
The letter is a photoprint of an original letter dated 21 July 1856 from Patrick
Mathews of Lynchburg to his nephew, Thomas Matthews. In the letter, Patrick Mathews
offers financial help ($1,200) to Thomas Matthews to provide assistance to his family,
providing $700 for brothers and sisters ($100 each) and $500 for daughters “being all
girls therefore having no help to farm.” It is hoped that Thomas will “spend a part of it in
making your house more comfortable.” It is presumed that Patrick Mathews was the
uncle of Thomas Matthews.
PATRICK MATHEWS (1783-1870)
Patrick Mathews was born 6 July 1783 in County Antrim, Ireland. He
immigrated to America around 1800 and settled in Baltimore where he became a citizen
in 1805. He served in the War of 1812. He moved to Lynchburg, Va., around 1816
where he became a prosperous local merchant. He died 26 June 1870 in Lynchburg and
was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

MS1033

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the Patrick Mathews (1783-1870) Letter to Thomas Matthews, 1856

Subject

Manuscript finding aid
Mathews, Patrick (1783-1870)
Matthews, Thomas

Description

Manuscript finding aid to the Patrick Mathews (1783-1870) Letter to Thomas Matthews, 1856

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Adobe portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1033FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding aid to the Patrick Mathews (1783-1870) Letter to Thomas Matthews, 1856,” Digital Collections, accessed April 24, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/44.