Choate Family Correspondence Choate Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 Ms.1985.016

Choate Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 Ms.1985.016


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Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1985.016
Title
Choate Family Correspondence,1862-1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Choate family (Allegheny County, NC)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection consists of photocopies of the thirty-two letters from William T., S.J., and J.W. to each other and to Martha Choate, wife of William during the Civil War from 1862 to 1864.

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], Choate Family Correspondence, Ms1985-016, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Choate Family Correspondence collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Choate Family Correspondence was completed in 1985. Additional information was completed in May 2011.


Biographical Note

The Choate Family is from Allegheny County, North Carolina. There were three brothers--William T., S.J., and J.W.--who served for the Confederacy in the Civil War. William enlisted in Company I, 61st North Carolina Regiment, and S.J. and J.W. enlisted in Company F, 22nd North Carolina Regiment. They all died in the war.

Scope and Contents

The Choate Family Correspondence consist of photocopies of the thirty-two letters from William T., S.J., and J.W. to each other and to Martha Choate, wife of William. Also, included in the collection is a letter to Martha from James Radcliffe, informing her of her husband's death.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Choate Family Correspondence 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
Correspondence
1862-1864