Papers; 1936-1973; of author and Yorktown, Va. resident Helen J. Campbell (1894-1979). Includes photographs, notes, correspondence, clippings, photostats, and manuscript versions of short stories, essays, articles, and books. Her papers concern Yorktown and York County, Va., such as Yorktown National Park, Coleman Bridge, Bruton Parish, the Syms & Eaton School, and other local interest topics. Material also relates to Abraham Lincoln's assassination surrounding Mary E. J. Surratt, John H. Surratt, the Surratt family of Maryland, William H. Steward, Edwin M. Stanton, Andrew Johnson, and other connected to the Surratt family.
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Helen Jones Campbell (1894-1979) of Yorktown, Va. Author of The Case for Mrs. Surrat (1943), Diary of a Williamsburg Hostess (1946), and Confederate Courier (1964). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Arrangement of Materials:
Arranged by subject, in most instances original order was maintained.
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