Social Life In Old Virginia Before The War by Thomas Nelson PageThomas Nelson Page (1853-1922) was an American writer born in the village of Beaverdam in Hanover County, Virginia. A scion of the prominent Nelson and Page families, he attended Washington College and the University of Virginia in pursuit of a legal career and practiced as a lawyer in Richmond between 1876 and 1893. However, he kept up his writing which, when compiled and published in 1912, amounted to eighteen volumes. His works include: Marse Chan (1884), In Ole Virginia (1887), Two Little Confederates (1888), Befo de War (1888), On Newfound River (1891), Elsket (1891), The Old South (1892), Pastime Stories (1894), The Burial of the Guns (1894), The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock (1897) and Two Prisoners (1898).
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Thomas Nelson Page, , Genevieve Cowles, b. His parents, John Page and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson, both descendants of the old southern aristocracy, had suffered financially in the years following the Civil War. Though Page received a classical education while attending Washington and Lee College from to , insufficient funds forced his departure before he received his degree. He later worked as a tutor and studied law at the University of Virginia , passing the bar in Page worked as an attorney until , when his literary achievements allowed him to leave his successful Richmond law firm and devote himself entirely to writing. Page wed Anne Seddon Bruce in , but she died a short two years later. In he was remarried to Florence Lathrop Field, the widow of Henry Field, whose brother was the well-known department-store mogul Marshall Field.
Social Life in Old Virginia before the War New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Summary. Thomas Nelson Page was born April 23, at Oakland, his.
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