Check out my new piece on Philip N. J. Wythe’s headstone (1827) in the latest issue of the journal Southern Cultures. Interesting reads on material culture throughout the issue. For an expanded look at Wythe’s family, see The Judah Will project page.
Jim Laidler, Cemetery Manager for the City of Richmond, has let me know that he is applying for state funds recently made available from the General Assembly as a result of H.B. 1547. This legislation offers $5 per grave for those of African American ancestry who lived before 1900 and are buried in a historical…