A Guide to the Mima Brown Letter, 1863 Brown, Mima Letter Ms2012-025

Mima Brown Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-025


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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
Ms2012-025
Title
Mima Brown Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Brown, Mima, Pulaski County, Virginia
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter written by Mima Brown from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Mima Brown Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mima Brown Letter, Ms2012-25, 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 Mima Brown Letter was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Note

The 1860 Virginia Census suggests that Mima Brown is possibly Jemima Farmer Brown from Pulaski County, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863. Brown reports news about an outbreak of Diphtheria in the area, a shortage of supplies for soldiers, unfair treatment of soldiers compared to Provost guards, Union and Confederate movements in Culpepper County, Virginia and Lewisburg, West Virginia, as well as her desire that "this awful war would only end and you all could come home."

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Farmer, James H., 54th Regiment, Virginia Infanry
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1863

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brown, Mima, Pulaski County, Virginia
  • Farmer, James H., 54th Regiment, Virginia Infanry