Curd, W. E. Correspondence to Isaac Shelby

W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864 Ms.2017.050


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2017.050
Title
W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Curd, W. E.
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, Ms2017-050, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was purchased by Special Collections in August 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note

The letters do not provide much information, but Shelby is likely Captain Isaac Shelby, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, a member of General John Echols staff in the Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864. Curd was headed for Logan Court House in West Virginia, apparently to purchase cattle, likely for military use. The letters detail a series of delays resulting from the absence from home of needed parties, issues with letters of introduction, methods of payment (greenbacks vs. gold), and in his last note, becuase "Coln Harrison got on a big drunk."

Transcript (recieved with the letters) available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Correspondence
  • Culpeper County (Va.)
  • Shelby, Isaac
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

folder 1
Letters
1864-11-27-1864-12-01