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W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-050

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864. Curd was headed for Logan Court House in West Virginia, apparently to purchase cattle, likely for military use. The letters detail a series of delays resulting from the absence from home of needed parties, issues with letters of introduction, methods of payment (greenbacks vs. gold), and in his last note, becuase "Coln Harrison got on a big drunk."

Transcript (recieved with the letters) available.

Dates

  • 1864

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

The letters do not provide much information, but Shelby is likely Captain Isaac Shelby, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, a member of General John Echols staff in the Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864.

Acquisition Information

The W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was purchased by Special Collections in August 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was completed in October 2017.

Creator

Title
W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864
Status
Completed
Author
Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
2017 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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