Guide to the Letter from Unnamed Husband to Unnamed Wife, June 12, 1887

Summary Information

Title: Letter from Unnamed Husband to Unnamed Wife, June 12, 1887
Collection: AC.764
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This is an anonymous, one-page handwritten letter from a husband travelling and rooming apart from his family, in which he gives the wife instructions on plowing and speaking with neighbors but not to the point of using him (Martin) no more than you (family) can.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for this collection.

Scope and Contents

A letter from June 12, 1887 from a man who is in Washington to his wife at home with his children. This letter is most likely missing a page, and the name of the writer and his wife is unknown. The man appears to be giving his wife and children instructions on plowing and speaking with neighbors but not to the point of using him (Martin) no more than you (family) can.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This mysterious letter was found in the collection, no names, no provenance. Accession number AC.2011.046

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.764: Letter, from Unnamed Husband to Unnamed Wife, Washington, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Letter, June 12, 1887 ACSC_Box 25, Folder 21