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William S. Jefferys Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2013.306

Scope and Contents

Contains the letters of William S. Jefferys, a Union soldier from West Virginia, during the American Civil War. Based on his letters he probably was in the 7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. The bulk of the letters consist of Jefferys writing home to his father from the battle front describing the conditions of his fellow officers, asking about the condition of his relatives back home, and stories from the front lines including the occupation of Winchester in 1861. He also describes his feelings about the "slavery question" and assures his father he will not desert the Union Army.

Dates

  • 1861-1863

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers.

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

0.05 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Collection is open to all researchers.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2013.306 was received by Special Collections from the donor on 12/16/2013.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in December 2013.
Title
Guide to the William S. Jefferys Letters
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2013-12-20
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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