Riddick, Willis F. Letter

Willis F. Riddick Letter, 1863 Ms.2018.010


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Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern and Kira A. Dietz, Archvist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.010
Title
Willis F. Riddick Letter1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Riddick, Willis F. (Willis Faulke)
Language
English .
Abstract
Letter written by Willis F. Riddick in Richmond, Virginia, to Addie Courier, April 1st, 1863. Riddick's letter is written from the Confederate Capitol of Richmond, Virginia and contains information relating to popular literature, war news, and items regarding the city of Richmond.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Willis F. Riddick Letter 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: Willis F. Riddick Letter, Ms2018-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Willis F. Riddick Letter was donated to Special Collections in January 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Willis F. Riddick Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by Willis F. Riddick in Richmond, Virginia, to Addie Courier, April 1st, 1863. Riddick's letter is written from the Confederate Capitol of Richmond, Virginia and contains information relating to popular literature, war news, and items regarding the city of Richmond. Riddick relates his opinion about a short novel, "The Step Sister," as well as his opinions of "Paddy Gilmore," a comedic piece. Both pieces were written in 1863. Riddick writes that the Spotswood Hotel and Richmond House (a boarding house) were recently closed due to a lack of food. Riddick shares his opinion of the duration of the war and believed that it would continue until the election of 1864.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Confederate States of America -- Social Life and Customs
  • Richmond (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1863