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Biography - Edmonston, Gabriel - includes writings and some correspondence, 1908-1911

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Summary:Image 1 - Notes by Gabriel Edmonston about Virginia Statues at Large. Image 2 - Writing by Gabriel Edmonston about strikes. He compares them to a boys' game called "lap jackets" which is played by two boys hitting each other with sticks. The last sentence reads: "Imperishable honors await the man who may formulate a plan by which industrial wars may be avoided." Image 3 - Writing by Gabriel Edmonston titled "Hold Ups." Image 4 - Letter from Gabriel Edmonston to an unnamed family member about marking the grave of their ancestor, John Follin, a Revolutionary War soldier. Dated January 26, 1911. Image 5 - Back of Image 4, letter continues. Image 6 - Second page of a letter by Gabriel Edmonston. Letter appears to be about the Irish. Image 7 - Gabriel Edmonston's letterhead with the words "Selling good under false pretenses." Image 8 - Ripped piece of paper with writing by Gabriel Edmonston, crossed out. Writing is about a Confederate soldier, perhaps Edmonston himself. Image 9 - Copy of a letter by Gabriel Edmonston to Andrew Carnegie, 1908. The letter suggests that Carnegie fund the improvement of the Washington and Winchester Pike. Image 10 - Back of letter to Andrew Carnegie. Image 11 - Writing by Gabriel Edmonston, titled "Record" and crossed out. Writing details Edmonston's role in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Image 12 - Document about Edmonston's Civil War experiences, crossed out. Image 13 - Second page of document about Edmonston's Civil War experiences. Image 14 - Document about Gabriel Edmonston's service in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Image 15 - Letter from Gabriel Edmonston to the president about rebuilding the Washington and Winchester Pike road. Image 16 - Copy of a letter to Miss Miriam Sherman from Gabriel Edmonston on January 18, 1911. The letter is about putting a Daughters of the American Revolution marker on the grave of his grandfather, John Follin, near Vienna, Virginia. Image 17 - Back of letter to Miss Miriam Sherman. Images 18-28 - Document by Gabriel Edmonston about the Follin family. Image 29 - Letter to Follin family that the genealogical history of the family is complete. Image 30 - Back of letter to Follin family. Typed letter to Edmonston's cousin about John Follin's grave, crossed out. Image 31 - Letter from Edmonston to an unknown person about anarchism and defending labor unions against charges of anarchism or wrong-doing. Image 32 - Genealogical list of men and their descendants. Image 33 - Back of Image 32. Information about heraldry. Image 34 - Transfer paper with three family shields. Titled "Rooneys Irish Families 498".
Creator:Edmonston, Gabriel
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Kingdom of Spain
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
West Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Shephardstown
Harpers Ferry
Topical subjects: Edmonston, Gabriel -- Correspondence
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia
Strikes and lockouts
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Daughters of the American Revolution -- Correspondence
American Revolution, 1775-1783
War of 1812
American Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Beall, John Y. (John Yates), 1835-1865
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Lee, Edwin Gray, 1836-1870
Family trees
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 -- Correspondence
Mahone, William, 1826-1895
Fallon family
Sepulchral monuments
Toll roads
ArchivesUM location:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America archives
  • series 6
  • box 3
  • folder 3 - Edmonston, Gabriel - includes writings and some correspondence, 1908 - 1911
  • accession 1995-94
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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