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William Byrd Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00479
Letter concerns having eaten wild fowl sent by the recipient and the use of buckles to bring his feet into "humane [sic] shape, which are as long as any munkys [monkey's ?]." The letter is dated "February 17 1741/2," noting the different calendar used by the English during this time, in which the new year didn't begin until Lady Day (March 25).

Dates

  • 1742 February 17

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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Title
Guide to the William Byrd Letter
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-17
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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