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|Size||(3 folders). feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30 items)|
|Abstract||William Norvell, attorney and politician of Carlisle, Ky.; his father Lipscomb Novell; sister Martha; and brother Lipscomb. Chiefly letters, 1822-1854, to Norvell from family members. Topics include family matters; local and national politics, with particular reference to Andrew Jackson; and migration to the Southwest. Also included are a few receipts and court-related documents, 1782-1831, pertaining to Norvell's legal practice.|
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William Norvell, attorney and politician of Carlisle, Ky.; his father Lipscomb Norvell; sister Martha; and brother Lipscomb.Back to Top
Folders 1 and 2 contain 24 letters to Norvell or, in a few cases, to Norvell and associates. Notable letters include a 2 November 1830 letter from William Norvell's father in Nashville, Tenn., discussing his opposition to Andrew Jackson. Another anti-Jackson Party letter is dated 22 August 1831. A 17 September 1835 letter from his brother Lipscomb of Canton, Ky., congratulates William on his recent service as a state representative and informs him on his plans to move to Texas.
Folder 3 contains a 15 May 82 court summons for the Virginia Superior Court of Chancery in Richmond that has no obvious link to Norvell's other papers. The other five items are receipts, a summons, and a power of atttorney that were probably related to Norvell's law practice.Back to Top
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