Hansard, A. C. and M. A., Letter A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter, 1865 Ms.1989.097

A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter, 1865 Ms.1989.097


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.097
Title
A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Hansard, A. C.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter is an American Civil War home front letter written February 24, 1865, by the Hansards in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. The couple writes to their family about the lack of available meat, robberies in the area, and a recent local revival meeting. A. C. and M. A. Hansard of Tazewell, Tennessee, are likely Abner Christian Hansard (1816-1895), a cabinet maker, and his wife Mary Ann Hansard (1825-1899).

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in 1989.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.


Biographical Note

A. C. and M. A. Hansard of Tazewell, Tennessee, are likely Abner Christian Hansard (1816-1895), a cabinet maker, and his wife Mary Ann Hansard (1825-1899). The latter is the author of the posthumously published book Old time Tazewell (Sweetwater, Tenn.: M. L. Hansard Wilson, 1979).

Sources:

"Abner Christian Hansard" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34838530/abner-christian-hansard "Mary Ann 'M. A.' Markham/Marcum Hansard" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41662705/mary-ann-hansard "Abner Hamsard" entry, 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/41570706:6742

Scope and Content

The A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter is an American Civil War home front letter written February 24, 1865, by the Hansards in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. The couple writes to their family about the lack of available meat, robberies in the area, and a recent local revival meeting.

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 A. C. and M. A. Hansard Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Letter, 1865. 1, folder