Malinda Caperton album
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.
Purchased 30 October 2020.
This collection is open for research.
- 1855 - 1867
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder)