This collection contains letters to James Davy Proctor, an English immigrant living in Virginia, written by his family and friends back home. The later letters were written to Proctor's wife, Louisa Frances "Fannie" Wilson. The incoming letters to Proctor were written mainly by his sisters Harriet and Sarah, his father James, and his Aunt Elizabeth. Other correspondents include Maud M. Rogers, Alice Jane Rodgers, and Jack Phillips.The letters inquire about Proctor's whereabouts, his health, and his prospects in the United States and also share news from back home.
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James Davy Proctor was born on May 22, 1853 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of James and Jane Proctor. Proctor immigrated to the United States in 1874, eventually making his way to Virginia by 1875. He married Virginia native, Francis Wilson in 1880. Proctor died on June 29, 1890 and is buried in Petersburg, Va.
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