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Baltimore, Maryland, Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1991-007

Scope and Contents

Letter written by "N. R. W." in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 7, 1860, and addressed to Dr. Charles H. Moore in Louisiana. The writer asks about Moore's experiences as a teacher in Lousiana and expresses interest in securing a position as a teacher in a wealthy Southern household: "Can you not write me word that you have recommended me to a wealthy planter who wants the nicest of all possible tutors, a man for the times, devoted to Southern interests, a model for ingenious youth, one who is capable of making himself elegantly useful in the parlor at chess or whist, and who never, through a long life, has been even suspected of intriguing with the housemaids." The writer continues by stating that "as the sunny [South] is ... exerting herself to get rid of her Yankee schoolmasters as well as her free negroes, there is perhaps a better chance than formerly for a decayed Maryland gentleman to provide for himself by taking up what a few who must have been cracked called the 'delightufl task' of teaching." The writer concludes by sharing news of mutual acquaintances and requesting that they exchange letters on theological subjects. The letter is accompanied by a stamped envelope, addressed to Moore in care of James M. Gill, St. Joseph's (Tensas Parish), Lousiana.

Dates

  • 1860

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Letter written by "N.R.W." in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 7, 1860, and addressed to Dr. Charles H. Moore in Louisiana, expressing his desire to secure a teacher's position in a wealthy Southern household and relaying personal news.

Source of Acquisition

The Baltimore, Maryland, Letter was purchased by Special Collections and University Archvies in 1991.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Baltimore, Maryland, Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Baltimore, Maryland, Letter commenced and was completed in October, 2022.

Title
Baltimore, Maryland, Letter, 1860
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-11: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
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