Mima Brown Letter,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863. Brown reports news about an outbreak of Diphtheria in the area, a shortage of supplies for soldiers, unfair treatment of soldiers compared to Provost guards, Union and Confederate movements in Culpepper County, Virginia and Lewisburg, West Virginia, as well as her desire that "this awful war would only end and you all could come home."
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Mima Brown Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
The 1860 Virginia Census suggests that "Mima Brown" is possibly Jemima Farmer from Pulaski County, Virginia.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863.
The collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Mima Brown Letter was completed in June 2012.
- A Guide to the Mima Brown Letter, 1863
- Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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