Civil War 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 American 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.
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
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There is no information available about the author or recipient of this letter.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a 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 American Civil War. Also includes coversheet which has
West Point April 20, 1863 written on it.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Civil War Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 1994.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Civil War Letter, 1863 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Civil War Letter was completed in February 2009.
- Civil War Letter, 1863
- Jennifer Vipperman, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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