A Guide to the W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864 Curd, W. E. Correspondence to Isaac Shelby Ms2017-050

W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-050


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-050
Title
W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Curd, W. E.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, Ms2017-050, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was purchased by Special Collections in August 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note

The letters do not provide much information, but Shelby is likely Captain Isaac Shelby, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, a member of General John Echols staff in the Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864. Curd was headed for Logan Court House in West Virginia, apparently to purchase cattle, likely for military use. The letters detail a series of delays resulting from the absence from home of needed parties, issues with letters of introduction, methods of payment (greenbacks vs. gold), and in his last note, becuase "Coln Harrison got on a big drunk."

Transcript (recieved with the letters) available.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Shelby, Isaac
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Geographical Names:

  • Culpeper County (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Contents List

Folder 1
Letters, 1864-11-27-1864-12-01