A Guide to the Civil War Letter, 1863 Civil War Letter Ms2009-021

A Guide to the Civil War Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-021


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Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-021
Title
[Civil War Letter, 1863]
Physical Characteristics
1 Folder; 0.1 cu.ft.
Creator
Maria S.
Language
English
Abstract
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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [Civil War Letter, 1863], Ms2009-021, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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 Information

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

Scope and Content

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.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter and cover sheet, 1863