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William W. Silvis Letter to Samuel Steel

Identifier: SC 01105

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Letter, 1865 January 12, from William W. Silvis, Oakland Crossroads, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to Samuel Steel. In the letter, Silvis talks about the health of Steel's family and the halt of rail roading as a result of the cold weather, wonders if Steel has been in any fights while in the Union Army, and notes that there will be a draft in February if the quota of soldiers is not met. The letter was given by Katrina Garrison in honor of Elizabeth Yeates.


  • Creation: 1865 January 12

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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.041 was hand-delivered to Special Collections on 3/12/2014. The letter was given by Katrina Garrison in honor of Elizabeth Yeates.

Physical Description

20.5" x 12.5"

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2014.

Guide to the William W. Silvis Letter to Samuel Steel
Finding Aid Authors: Steven M. Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository