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Civil War letter

 Collection — Box: BW 10, Folder: 1 [X031589351]
Identifier: MSS 16243

Scope and Contents

Civil War letter written from the homefront, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1865, March 26, 0.03 cubic feet, "Jennie C" laments about the recent weather of snow and cold and talks aobut her studies and her love of school. She discusses daily activities and notes that her cousin is " having a gay time, going to parties and balls" in Salisbury, and that her own life is quite dreary lately with bad weather, bad food, and the cruel war.

Dates

  • 1864 March 26

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a document box BW 10.)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Jordan Antiques & Antiquarian Books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on October 19,2016.
Title
Civil War letter
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
6/27/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States