A Guide to the Henry J. Walters Letter, 1863 Walters, Henry J., Letter Ms2010-003

A Guide to the Henry J. Walters Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-003


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Collection Number
Henry J. Walters Letter 1863
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Henry J. Walters
This collection contains a letter from Walters to an unnamed person on his having written a recommendation for the person's promotion.

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: Henry J. Walter Letter, Ms2010-003- Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry J. Walters Letter was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry J. Walters Letter commenced and was completed in February, 2010.

Biographical Information

Henry J. Walters was born September 7, 1812 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. From 1844-1854, Walters was a publisher and editor of the Lewiston Republican which became the Republican and later the True Democrat. In 1871, Walters became the editor of the Democratic Sentinel. Walters practiced law and was elected several terms as clerk to the county commissioner's office and was also justice of the peace.

Walters was married to Henrietta M. P. Horner in 1843 and had three children: W. Edwin, Charles W., and Elizabeth L.

Biographical information found in The Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley, Comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry, Pennsylvania.Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1897, Volume I, page 420.

Additional resources on Walters available at http://padl.pitt.edu/index.ph/record/view/154861

Scope and Content

The collection contains a single letter written by Henry J. Walters to an unnamed person discussing recommendation letters that Walters had written for the unnamed individual. The letter also includes favorable references to a Mr. McCay. Transcription available.


The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1863.