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Robert Seager Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0346

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of typed copies of a diary (1840-1841) and correspondence of the Gardiner family of New York, with information about their business dealings, political associations, and their relation to the Tylers of Virginia. The photocopies contain Seager's annotations.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1840-1887
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1840-1860


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Seager is the author of And Tyler too: a biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler, which was published in 1963.


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Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mary Morris Booth in 1991

Existence and Location of Originals

The original documents are owned by Yale University.

Processing Information

Blue sheet prepared by Betty Kondayan (April 1, 2009)

Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA