W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby
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.
- Curd, W. E. (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection contains three short letters from W. E. Curd to Captain Isaac Shelby written from Jefferston, Virginia, between November 27-December 1, 1864.
The W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was purchased by Special Collections in August 2015.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby was completed in October 2017.
- W. E. Curd Correspondence to Isaac Shelby, 1864
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2017 (CC0 1.0)
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