Lester E. G. Travis Letter
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one letter sent from Rikers Island, New York by a soldier, Lester Travis, writing to his sister, Ann Divine in Loch Sheldrake, New York. Rikers Island was at that time a training camp, and Travis discusses trips into New York City itself, mutual acquaintances, and the arrival of African-American volunteers.
- Creation: 1863 January 8
- Travis, Lester E. G. (Person)
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0.01 Linear Feet
Acc. 2014.246 was received by Special Collections in February 2014. The letter was purchased from the Dulin fund.
20 cm x 12 cm
Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in February 2015.
- Guide to the Lester E. G. Travis Letter
- Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English