Civil War Letter

A Guide to the Civil War Letter, 1863 Ms.2009.021


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Jennifer Vipperman

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.021
Title
Civil War Letter,1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written to the editor of a newspaper, Major Harper, by Maria S. encouraging ladies of "Raymond and vicinity" to contribute to efforts to sew undergarments, stockings, and mattresses for soldiers serving in the Civil War. Also includes coversheet which has "West Point April 20, 1863" written on it.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Civil War Letter, 1863, Ms2009-021, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The [Civil War Letter, 1863] was purchased for the Civil War collection in Special Collections in 1994.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the [Civil War Letter, 1863] was completed in February 2009.


Biographical Note

There is no information available about the author or recipient of this letter.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a single letter written by Maria S. to Major Harper requesting the use of his newspaper to encourage ladies to support the men serving in the Civil War. Maria S. requests the use of the newspaper to ask for volunteers to sew or make things like undergarments, stockings and mattresses. Also included is a cover sheet which says "West Point April 20, 1863" but there is no indication that this is related to the actual letter.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Civil War Letter, 1863 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
Letter and cover sheet,
1863