Fowlkes, Henry M. Letters

Henry M. Fowlkes Letters, 1863-1865 Ms.1980.004


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1980.004
Title
Henry M. Fowlkes Letters,1863-1865
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01137.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Fowlkes, Henry M., 1830-1887
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection Henry M. Fowlkes Letters includes two letters written to his family during the Civil War.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Henry M. Fowlkes Letters, Ms1980-004, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Henry M. Fowlkes Letters were acquired prior to 1980.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry M. Fowlkes Letters was completed in March 2011.


Biographical Note

Henry M. Fowlkes was a resident of Chesterfield and Montgomery counties in Virginia. He wrote two letters from Winter Park, Chesterfield County, on October 6, 1863, to his young daughters. The first letter he wrote, was regarding the passing of his recent wife. His wife had died recently after childbirth with their youngest daughter Janie. In addition the second letter is to his daughters from Greenhead, Montgomery County, in 1865, before what he believed would be his death. Henry Fowlkes actually lived a another 22 years, remarried, and died in 1887.

Scope and Contents

The collection Henry M. Fowlkes Letters includes two letters to his children. In the first letter, he was describing his life with and the death of his recently deceased wife. The additional letter described how he believed he was dying of consumption. A full transcription is available of both letters.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Right Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry M. Fowlkes Letters by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letters,
1863-1865