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.
- Creation: 1855 - 1867
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Adam Weinberger Books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 30 October, 2020.
- Malinda Caperton album
- Ellen Welch
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States