Brown, Mima Letter

A Guide to the Mima Brown Letter, 1863 Ms.2012.025


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Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.025
Title
Mima Brown Letter,1863
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01016.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Brown, Mima (Pulaski County, Virginia)
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Mima Brown Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mima Brown Letter, Ms2012-25, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Mima Brown Letter was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Note

The 1860 Virginia Census suggests that "Mima Brown" is possibly Jemima Farmer from Pulaski County, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863. Brown reports news about an outbreak of Diphtheria in the area, a shortage of supplies for soldiers, unfair treatment of soldiers compared to Provost guards, Union and Confederate movements in Culpepper County, Virginia and Lewisburg, West Virginia, as well as her desire that "this awful war would only end and you all could come home."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Farmer, James H. (54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia -- History
  • Women -- History

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brown, Mima (Pulaski County, Virginia)
  • Farmer, James H. (54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry)

Container List

folder 1
Letter,
1863