A Guide to the L. Baugh Letter, 1863 Baugh, L. Letter Ms2008-091

A Guide to the L. Baugh Letter, 1863

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-091


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Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-091
Title
L. Baugh Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Baugh, L.
Language
English
Abstract
Handwritten letter of 1863 from L. Baugh of Abingdon, Virginia, discussing the sale of a property. The recipient of the letter, Mr. J. G. Wood, wishes to rent, not buy, Baugh's property.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the L. Baugh Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: L. Baugh Letter, Ms2008-091 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The L. Baugh Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1996.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the L. Baugh Letter occurred in November 2008.


Biographical Information

L. Baugh was likely Leonidas Baugh, the editor of the Abingdon Democrat from 1849 to 1853. In 1853 Leondis became the postmaster of Abingdon and eventually the deputy clerk of the Washington County Court. Leonidas was active in politics and even corresponded with the then governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson.

Much information on Leonidas Baugh was gleaned from the University of Virginia's finding aid on the Leonidas Baugh Collection.

Scope and Content

The L. Baugh Letter is a handwritten missive from a landowner in Abingdon, Virginia, written during the American Civil War. In this letter, Baugh informs Mr. J. G. Wood of Estillville, Virginia, that his property is for sale, not for rent. Baugh suggests Wood trade with the man authorized to contract the sale in order to purchase the home.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1863