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Thomas Landers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00025

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Landers, a private in the 16th Massachusetts Volunteers during the American Civil War, to his parents. In the letter, Landers comments on camp life during the war and the rescuing of escaped slaves in Virginia near Fortress Monroe. The partial transcription of the letter can be found in the finding aid/box list section below.

Dates

  • 1862 February 20

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

20 cm x 12.5 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. 2015.179 was received by Special Collections in May 2015. This item was purchased with generosity from the Hooker Fund.

Physical Description

20 cm x 12.5 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in August 2015.
Title
Guide to the Thomas Landers Letter
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2015-08-10
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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