A Guide to the Sturtevant Letters, 1858-1884 Sturtevant Letters Ms1993-023

A Guide to the Sturtevant Letters, 1858-1884

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1993-023


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Sturtevant Letters, 1858-1884
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Sturtevant family (Illinois)

Administrative Information


The collection is without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Sturtevant Letters, 1858-1884, Ms1993-023, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

Biographical/Historical Information

Ann Maria Sturtevant and Owen Sturtevant were married and lived in Maquon, Knox County, Illinois. other family members lived in Springfield and Monticello, Illinois.

Scope and Content Information

There are 145 pages worth of letters in this collection ranging from 1858-1884. Most of the letters include information about family births and deaths, illnesses and daily happenings. The pre-Civil War era letters are mostly information on family and farm affairs. The letters that were written during the Civil War contain information on family affairs,information on the members of the Sturtevant family in the Union army, and local happenings. The post-civil war letters cover family affairs including the divorce of Ann Sturtevant's brother William.


The Sturtevant letters are arranged in alphabetical order according to the author of the letter.

Index Terms

Contents List

Box 1