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Joshua Thompson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00016

Scope and Contents

This consists of one letter addressed to Joshua Tompson of Edgefield District, South Carolina, and is signed by his cousin Joe. The letter was written while Joe was aboard a ship called the "Republic" in Charleston, South Carolina. In the letter, he references the high heat in Charleston, and solicits a visit from his cousin. He also makes reference to wanting to discuss the presidential election and comments on the slaves in Charleston.

Dates

  • 1840 May 30

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

25.5 cm x 20.25 cm

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.239 was received by Special Collections on 6/10/2014.

Physical Description

25.5 cm x 20.25 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in February 2015.
Title
Guide to the Joshua Thompson Letter
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2015-07-30
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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