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John Patten Emmet's Home and Family

Morea, The Residence of Dr. J. P. Emmet, Near the University of Virginia.

This is a sketch of Morea, the house where John Patten Emmet, a professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia from 1825 until 1842, resided with his family. Emmet designed the house after he had purchased 106 acres of land adjacent to the university grounds in 1831. Thomas Addis Emmet, the professor's only surviving son, drew this scene on January 10, 1879. The younger Emmet notes on the sketch that he created it "from memory after an interval of 34 years." Two African American workers, perhaps slaves, are portrayed—one with a wheelbarrow, the other standing next to a broom on the second floor balcony. This sketch was published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family.

Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., and Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Thomas Addis Emmet

Created: January 10, 1879

Medium: Printed sketch

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet.

Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet, the wife of the University of Virginia chemistry professor John Patten Emmet, is the subject of this portrait published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family. 

Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., and Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Nineteenth century

Medium: Probably a lithograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Jane Emmet (left) and Eliza J. Tucker (right)

Jane Emmet, daughter of John Patten Emmet and Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet, poses with her maternal grandmother, Eliza J. Tucker, in this photographic portrait. Jane's father, John Patten Emmet, was a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia from 1825 until his death in 1842.

Citation: Papers of John Patten Emmet, 1842–1979, n.d., Accession#12713. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1842–1879

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Thomas Addis Emmet

Thomas Addis Emmet (1828–1919), a distinguished New York physician and antiquarian, is the subject of this portrait published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family. Emmet was the son of John Patten Emmet, a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia from 1825 until 1842, and Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet.

Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., And Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898.  Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Published 1898

Medium: Book illustration

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Morea, The Residence of Dr. J. P. Emmet, Near the University of Virginia.

    This is a sketch of Morea, the house where John Patten Emmet, a professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia from 1825 until 1842, resided with his family. Emmet designed the house after he had purchased 106 acres of land adjacent to the university grounds in 1831. Thomas Addis Emmet, the professor's only surviving son, drew this scene on January 10, 1879. The younger Emmet notes on the sketch that he created it "from memory after an interval of 34 years." Two African American workers, perhaps slaves, are portrayed—one with a wheelbarrow, the other standing next to a broom on the second floor balcony. This sketch was published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family.

    Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., and Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Thomas Addis Emmet

    Created: January 10, 1879

    Medium: Printed sketch

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet.

    Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet, the wife of the University of Virginia chemistry professor John Patten Emmet, is the subject of this portrait published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family. 

    Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., and Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Nineteenth century

    Medium: Probably a lithograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Jane Emmet (left) and Eliza J. Tucker (right)

    Jane Emmet, daughter of John Patten Emmet and Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet, poses with her maternal grandmother, Eliza J. Tucker, in this photographic portrait. Jane's father, John Patten Emmet, was a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia from 1825 until his death in 1842.

    Citation: Papers of John Patten Emmet, 1842–1979, n.d., Accession#12713. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1842–1879

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Thomas Addis Emmet

    Thomas Addis Emmet (1828–1919), a distinguished New York physician and antiquarian, is the subject of this portrait published in an 1898 history of the Emmet family. Emmet was the son of John Patten Emmet, a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia from 1825 until 1842, and Mary Byrd Tucker Emmet.

    Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., And Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898.  Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Published 1898

    Medium: Book illustration

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections