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MSS 01-1

Letter from Frank T. Glasgow to Frank Gilmer


One undated letter sent to Mr. Gilmer by Mr. Glasgow, both from the Law Class of 1878.

Not dated [Single]
1 items

Scope & Contents

Letter from Frank T. Glasgow, an attorney from Lexington, Va. to Frank Gilmer of Charlottesville, Va.

Collection Description

    Biographical / Historical

    Frank Gilmer was born January 29, 1857 at Buckeyeland, Albemarle County home of his parents, George Christopher Gilmer and Mildred Wirt Duke. He attended private schools, Richmond College, Hampden Sydney and the University of Virginia, where he studied the summer law course and received a “certificate of proficiency” in 1878. He began practicing law in 1881. He was Commonwealth’s Attorney for Charlottesville from 1888 to 1906. His most celebrated case was the 1904 trial of J. Samuel McCue for the murder of his wife. He was member of the Masonic fraternity of Widow’s Sons Lodge No. 60, A. F. and A. M. Mr. Gilmer died on October 10, 1917. [Daily Progress, Oct. 11, 1917]

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This letter was given to Special Collections in May of 2001 by Mr. Gilmer's granddaughter Betsy Gilmer Tremain in honor of her father Frank Gilmer.

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