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Jennie Smith letters

Jennie Smith letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jennie Smith letters
Creator: Way, William
Inclusive Dates: 1852-1884
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3155
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence written to Jennie (Emily Jane) Smith from family, friends, and soldiers in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia, from 1852-1884. Correspondence regards family news, social events, Quaker farm life, marriages, and deaths. Some letters regard marriage proposals and matchmaking for Jennie. Smith's uncle, William Way, in Pennsylvania, writes about his views on marriage, causes of the Civil War, slavery, and post-war problems.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jennie Smith letters, ms3155, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Slavery -- United States.
Teachers -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Corrrespondence, 1852-1859
12Corrrespondence, 1860-1861
13Corrrespondence, 1864-1868
14Corrrespondence, 1870-1876
15Corrrespondence, 1880-1884
16Corrrespondence - undated
18 Chair Corps Song