Woodward, Junius Letter

Junius Woodward Letter, 1863 Ms.2018.033


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.033
Title
Junius Woodward Letter1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Woodward, Junius, b. abt. 1846/1847-1921
Language
English .
Abstract
The Junius Woodward Letter consists of a letter from Woodward to "dear friend" (also identified in the letter as "Miss Jennie"). Written at Petersburg, Virginia, on November 29, 1863, Woodward describes his free time activities, experiences with local farmers, and foraging for fruits.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Junius Woodward 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: Junius Woodward Letter, Ms2018-033, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Junius Woodward Letter was purchased by Special Collections in July 2018.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Junius Woodward Letter was completed in October 2018.


Biographical Note

Junius Woodward was probably born about 1846 or 1847 in Alabama. Records don't clearly indicate with which regiment he served during the Civil War, but it was probably one from Alabama. After the war, he returned to Talladega and lived with his family, working as a clerk. In 1876, he married Sarah Rogers Wood (sometimes listed in census records as "Sallie"). They had one son, Rice. Woodward died in Talladega, Alabama, in 1921.

Scope and Contents

The Junius Woodward Letter consists of a letter from Woodward to "dear friend" (also identified in the letter as "Miss Jennie"). Written at Petersburg, Virginia, on November 29, 1863, Woodward describes his free time activities, experiences with local farmers, and foraging for fruits. He also makes some mention of spending the upcoming winter around Petersburg and asks for her to write again soon.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Woodward, Junius, b. abt. 1846/1847-1921

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1863-11-29