Sturtevant Letters

Sturtevant Letters 1858-1884 Ms.1993.023


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Gerrianne Schaad

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1993.023
Title
Sturtevant Letters1858-1884
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Sturtevant family (Illinois)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Biographical Note

Ann Maria Sturtevant and Owen Sturtevant were married and lived in Maquon, Knox County, Illinois. other family members lived in Springfield and Monticello, Illinois.

Scope and Contents

There are 145 pages worth of letters in this collection ranging from 1858-1884. Most of the letters include information about family births and deaths, illnesses and daily happenings. The pre-Civil War era letters are mostly information on family and farm affairs. The letters that were written during the Civil War contain information on family affairs,information on the members of the Sturtevant family in the Union army, and local happenings. The post-civil war letters cover family affairs including the divorce of Ann Sturtevant's brother William.

Arrangement

The Sturtevant letters are arranged in alphabetical order according to the author of the letter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Sturtevant family (Illinois)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sturtevant 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

box 1
Letters
  • Letters from Nancy A. Bailey to Ann Maria Sturtevant
    July 1863-February 1865
  • Letters from A.G. Boyer to various Sturtevants
    December 1858-October 1859
  • Letters from Elizabeth H. Durkee to Ann Maria Sturtevant
    September 1860-June1870
    Scope and Content Information

    Letter to Sister Ann from Elizabeth Durkee dated September 23, 1864, mentions an uncle selling one negro and future plans to sell nine.

  • Letters from I.S. Durkee to Owen Sturtevant
    December, 1860-November, 1864, n.d.
    Scope and Content Information

    Letter written December 8, 1860 mentioning finding eleven negroes and searching records for others. Also inquires whether the recipient, "Sir", thinks Montgomery and Durkee should go to Maryland for further searching.

  • Letters from Emily Montgomery to Ann Maria Sturtevant
    October 1862-January 1865
  • Letters from F.M. Montgomery to Ann Maria Sturtevant
    May 1864-November 1864
  • Letters from William A. Montgomery to Ann Maria Sturtevant
    January 1865-January 1869
  • Letters from John and Jarnsia Smith to Ann and Owen Sturtevant
    October 1861-February 1862, n.d.
  • Letter from F.M. Montgomery to "Sister"
    November 1862
  • From various to Ann Maria and Owen Sturtevant
    1857-1884, n.d.