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November 4, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Scottsville on the James

Courtesy Frank Tapscott Collection.

Going through my files, I found a photocopy of this charming post card from M. L. P. to Mr. Thomas E. Patteson in Maryland. The view is from Scottsville, Virginia looking across the Horseshoe Bend of the James River. The land at the tip of Buckingham County was once Snowden, Randolph Jefferson’s plantation.

While I no longer know where I found this or who might have given it to me, I’m confident that it is from Mary Louise “Lulie” Patteson to her brother Thomas Earl Patteson.

If anyone knows the owner of the postcard, please comment below.


For much more about Lulie Patteson and her histories of Buckingham County, search the archives at Slate River Ramblings.

Also, consult my essay, “Miss Lulie Patteson: Early Buckingham Historian,” in “At a Place Called Buckingham.”


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  1. Rhonda / Nov 8 2019 6:07 pm

    Frank Tapscott gave me the postcard. I believe that you received the copy from him.

    • Joanne Yeck / Nov 9 2019 7:44 am

      Thank you, Rhonda!

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