The second item is a half-tone and mezzotint engraving of Early with facsimile autograph. He dressed in military uniform.
The third item is a letter written by Early to his daughter, Ruth Hairston Early, on September 23, 1866. He discusses her education, specifically music, and discusses other subjects.
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Biographical / Historical
Samuel Henry Early attended William & Mary from 1830-1832. He lived in Lynchburg, Va.