A Guide to the William Townes Letters, 1875 Townes, William Letters Ms2002-009

William Townes Letters, 1875

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2002-009


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2002-009
Title
William Townes Letters, 1875
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Townes, William
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Thirteen letters with their envelopes from VAMC student William Townes to family members L. W. Wimbish and Mrs. L. W. Wimbish in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia over the period March 15, 1875 to November 2, 1875. Letters concern his expenses and need for funds and his wish for news of home. Also mentioned are boarding in town, opinions of Blacksburg, a masque ball, constant drilling, fellow cadets, and farm matters.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College