Townes, William Letter

William Townes LettersMs.2002.009


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2002.009
Title
William Townes Letters1875
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Townes, William
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], William Townes Letters, Ms2002-009, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Scope and Contents

Thirteen letters with their envelopes from VAMC student William Townes to family members L. W. Wimbish and Mrs. L. W. Wimbish in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia over the period March 15, 1875 to November 2, 1875. Letters concern his expenses and need for funds and his wish for news of home. Also mentioned are boarding in town, opinions of Blacksburg, a masque ball, constant drilling, fellow cadets, and farm matters.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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