Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion by Philip Vickers FithianThe young tutor, Fithian, makes the world of the mid-18th century Virginian plantation aristocracy truly come alive! This is a descriptive account of the day-to-day lives of the Carter family of Nomini Hall. The horse races, the fish fries, the dance masters visits, the dinners, trips to Williamsburg! But also the illnesses, the tobacco crop, the slaves, growing tensions with England, the weather. Great book for anyone interested in history of the Colonial period; and especially for me, a docent at Wilton House! Wilton House was the home of one branch of the Randolph family of Virginia in the mid-18th century.
Philip Vickers Fithian Journal Edited by John Rogers Williams
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Fithian experienced a religious conversion in and the following year began attending Enoch Green's Presbyterian academy in the neighboring village of Deerfield. He enrolled in the junior class at the College of New Jersey later Princeton University at Princeton in and studied under John Witherspoon, the college's president and a prominent clergyman. Other students at the time were James Madison, Aaron Burr, and Philip Freneau, all of whom later had prominent roles in the politics of the new United States. Fithian received his degree in September and continued preparing for the ministry at the family home. A diarist for much of his life, Fithian is known best for the journal he kept in Virginia from October to October while working as a tutor for Robert Carter — at his Westmoreland County mansion, Nomony Hall as Carter nearly always wrote its name, although it is usually spelled "Nomini" or "Nominy". Fithian's detailed account of plantation life in Virginia on the eve of the Revolution has become a classic source.