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James Longstreet Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1993-003

Scope and Content

The James Longstreet Correspondence consists of fourteen letters to Longstreet from his sons John, Randolph, and Robert, his daughter Lula, and C. Herbert Walling, who asked for an autographed copy of Longstreet's memoirs. 

Dates

  • 1897 - 1903

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

James Longstreet (1821-1904) was a Major in the United States Army before defecting and serving as Confederate general during the American Civil War. Following the war, he was head of an insurance company and held a series of Federal appointments under several United States presidents, including U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (later Turkey) and U.S. Commissioner of Railroads. He published his memoirs, From Manassas to Appomattox in 1896.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

James Longstreet (1821-1904) was a Major in the United States Army, Confederate general during the American Civil War, head of an insurance company, and served in numerous United States federal positions. The James Longstreet Correspondence consists of fourteen letters to Longstreet from his sons John, Randolph, and Robert, his daughter Lula, and C. Herbert Walling, who asked for an autographed copy of Longstreet's memoirs. 

Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Related Archival Materials

VT Special Collections and University Archives also maintains the John W. Fairfax Letters, Ms2009-025, which contains letters to Longstreet from Fairfax.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James Longstreet Correspondence 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 collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.

Title
James Longstreet Correspondence, 1897-1903
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Special Collections and University Archives Staff
Date
2014 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308