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THE AYLMER FAMILY PAPERS

This collection contains the correspondence of the Aylmer family of Petersburg, Virginia, written over the period 1833-1878 and spanning three generations. The correspondence provides us with a glimpse into what life was like for a family in a small Southern town during this time period. Henry Aylmer, who owned his own business, and his wife were Catholic and active in local church affairs. They sent their son Robert R. to Georgetown and Mount St. Mary's College to receive his education. Like his father, Robert went on to own his own business, and would have residences in both Petersburg, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Four of his sons, Joseph, Robert H., James, and Francis, would attend Georgetown, although we only have material related to Joseph and Robert H. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the correspondence between Robert R. and his parents during the years he spent at Georgetown and Mt. St. Mary's College, detailing what life was like for the students who attended these colleges during this time period.

BULK DATES: 1836 - 1840
SPAN DATES: 1833 - 1878

EXTENT: 1 box

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence of the Aylmer family of Petersburg, Virginia, written between the years 1833-1878.

SERIES: 2. Report Cards


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains the report cards and academic citations issued by Georgetown College for the Aylmer children who attended the college.

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