A Guide to the Henry Close Letter, 1864 Close, Henry Letter Ms2012-024

Henry Close Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-024


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Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-024
Title
Henry Close Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Close, Henry, b. abt. 1839
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter from Henry Close to Oliver P. and Hannah Bennett on the 31st of January, 1864.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry Close Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry Close Letter, Ms2012-024, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Close Letter was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Note

Federal census records suggest Hannah was Henry Close's older sister. They appear to have also had a younger brother. Oliver P. Bennett and Hanna Close were married before 1860 and had at least 6 children prior to 1880.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Henry Close to Oliver P. and Hannah Bennett on the 31st of January, 1864. Close writes of his recent illness (typhoid) and the lack of good wages for work. He also complains about Lincoln and the Civil War, shares some local war news, and describes his desire to avoid military service. Close says that "this is a damned licoln War and any body that Will fight for Lincoln is not better than a damed black abolishinish."

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bennett, Hannah, b. abt. 1836
  • Bennett, Oliver P., b. abt. 1832
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bennett, Hannah, b. abt. 1836
  • Bennett, Oliver P., b. abt. 1832
  • Close, Henry, b. abt. 1839