A Guide to the Amanda Sarah Boyd Letters Boyd, Amanda Sarah, Letters 4618-c

A Guide to the Amanda Sarah Boyd Letters

A Collection in
The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 4618-c


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Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
Amanda Sarah Boyd Letters 1860, 1870-1903, 1962, 1983, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of ca. 67 items.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Amanda Sarah Boyd Letters, Accession #4618-c, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift to the Library from Mr. and Mrs. Homer G. Richey of Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 7, 1983, and bears no restrictions.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists chiefly of letters to Amanda Sarah Boyd (1833-1918) of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, largely from her nieces and nephews, children of her three sisters who married three Vick brothers and moved to Lexington and Tanglewood, Texas. There are also several letters from the sisters themselves. Topics of interest in the letters pertain primarily to family matters: births, deaths, illnesses, and marriages. There are references to local crimes, cotton and other crops, the weather, school, quiltings, and religious meetings. The Farmers Alliance is briefly mentioned.

Included in the collection are letters and genealogical chartes regarding the Vick, Boyd, McDowell, and Seale families.