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Farmer family letters

Label
Farmer family letters, 1862-1864
Title
Farmer family letters
Inclusive dates
1862-1864
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1864, of the Farmer family of Pulaski County, Virginia, consisting of letters between Diadama Farmer in Pulaski County and her husband James Henry Farmer of Company F, 54th Virginia Infantry. Letters from Diadama provide news from home, state that she misses him, and that she hopes he will be able to come home. Letters from James comment on camp life, states that he wishes he were home, and state that he can't find a substitute for him so that he can take a furlough home. 14 September 1862 letter from Diadama includes a note from Farmer's sister Mina Brown
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Biographical or historical data
Diadama Smith was born 15 April 1840 in Pulaski County, Virginia, to James R. Smith and Acenith Smith. She married James Henry Farmer 3 March 1858, and they had 13 children. Diadama Smith Farmer died in Pulaski County 20 April 1920. James Henry Farmer was born 17 August 1837 in Pulaski County to James C. Farmer and Anne Ruynon Farmer. A farmer, he enlisted in Company F, 54th Virginia Infantry. Farmer died 20 March 1909.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Farmer family letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
50
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001664976
Type of unit
p.

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