A Guide to the Dollie P. F. Keen Letter, c.1861-1865 Keen, Dollie P. F. Letter Ms2012-023

A Guide to the Dollie P. F. Keen Letter, c.1861-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-023


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© 2012 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-023
Title
Dollie P. F. Keen Letter, c. 1861-1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Keen, Dollie P. F.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter written by Dollie P. F. Keen to her unnamed brother sometime during the Civil War.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Dollie P. F. Keen Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Dollie P. F. Keen Letter, Ms2012-023, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dollie P. F. Keen Letter was completed in June 2012.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written by Dollie P. F. Keen to her unnamed brother sometime during the Civil War. In the letter Keen gives a description of life on the homefront. Keen describes the conditions of trading cotton in the area, family financial concerns, attempts by the men in her neighborhood to avoid military service, and an outbreak of the measles. On the back of the letter a poem is written in different handwriting from the letter.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, c. 1861-1865