"To the Voters of the Congressional District in the State of Virginia" pamphlet by Representative John Taliaferro, January 15, 1841

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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Taliaferro, John, 1768-1852
Title "To the Voters of the Congressional District in the State of Virginia" pamphlet by Representative John Taliaferro
Date January 15, 1841
Physical Characteristics .01 Linear Feet
Abstract Printed pamphlet titled "To the Voters of the Congressional District, In the State of Virginia. Composed of the Counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, King George, Stafford, and Prince William" written by Virginia Representative John Taliaferro, January 15, 1841. The pamphlet is eight pages long, and is uncut in quarto format.
Collection Number C0374
Language English

Biographical Note

John Taliaferro was an American politician and lawyer. Born in 1768 near Fredericksburg, Virginia, Taliaferro served in the U.S. House of Representatives four times from between 1801 - 1843. He also served as librarian at the United States Treasury. Taliaferro died in 1852.

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Scope and Content

Printed pamphlet titled "To the Voters of the Congressional District, In the State of Virginia. Composed of the Counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, King George, Stafford, and Prince William" written by Virginia Representative John Taliaferro, January 15, 1841. The pamphlet is eight pages long, and is uncut in quarto format. Written in the first person, Taliaferro describes the circumstances of being nominated again for representative, his political views, social views, and voting record. Taliaferro mentions many American politicians of the age, such as Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren (then president), as well as the Federalist and Whig political parties. There is some handwriting in the margins which reads "Barton + Farrow's papers" on the first page and "important" on the last page.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Loudoun County Whig Office printed vote tallyand many other collections concerning Virginia politicians.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

United States. Congress. House

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"To the Voters of the Congressional District in the State of Virginia" pamphlet by Representative John Taliaferro, C0374, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton in April 2019.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022.

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Bibliography

"Taliaferro, John[.]" History, Art, & Archives, United States House of Representatives, accessed January 12, 2022. https://history.house.gov/People/Listing/T/TALIAFERRO,-John-(T000027)/.

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