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Malinda Caperton album

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0118

Content Description

This collection contains a friendship album for Malinda "Lin" Caperton (1842-1922) of West Virginia. The album contains approximately thirty pages of autographs with dates throughout, 1855-1861. The autographs are almost certainly all from young girls, some noted as likely classmates from the Virginia Female Institute, although a lengthy two-page poem is more likely a male student at the University of Virginia. Caperton was the daughter of Allen Taylor Caperton, 1810-1876, the American politician who was a United States Senator from West Virginia in 1875-1876. Malinda eventually married James French Patton, 1843-1882, an American lawyer, Confederate officer, and Democrat politician.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased 30 October 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Dates

  • 1855 - 1867

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder)

Inventory

1 book