A Guide to the Larkin Smith Letter, c.1865 Smith, Larkin Letter Ms2018-024

A Guide to the Larkin Smith Letter, c.1865

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2018-024


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2018-024
Title
Larkin Smith Letter,c.1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Smith, Larkin
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written by Larkin Smith from Drake's Branch, Charlotte County, Virginia to Union Brigadier General Marsena Patrick, Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac, undated. The letter is a request from Smith for Patrick to provide safe escort for Smith's daughter and niece while they are in Richmond.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Larkin Smith Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Larkin Smith Letter, Ms2018-024, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Larkin Smith Letter was purchased by Special Collections in December 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Larkin Smith Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by Larkin Smith from Drake's Branch, Charlotte County, Virginia to Union Brigadier General Marsena Patrick, Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac, undated. The letter is a request from Smith for Patrick to provide safe escort for Smith's daughter and niece while they are in Richmond.This suggests the letter was likely written after the fall of Richmond, Virginia. Patrick and Smith were classmates at West Point, class of 1835. Back of letter reads, "Classmate went south & was Paymaster Genl."


Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1865