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Letter

Label
Letter, 1863 Sept. 12
Title
Letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Sept. 12
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 12 September 1863, from Cornelia Grinnan (1821-1864) of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to George Douglas Campbell, Duke of Argyll (1823-1900) introducing to the Duke Dr. Albert Taylor Bledsoe (1809-1877) who is travelling to London, England on a mission for Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889). Grinnan also details the difficulties of civilian life around Fredericksburg, Virginia, after the battles there and at Chancellorsville, Virginia, in late 1862 and early 1863. She comments on Union cavalry raids in the area and the distruction of personal property. Grinnan states that despite reports in Northern newspapers, inhabitants are unable to get supplies from the Union army unless they take the oath of allegiance. A note on this photostatic copy indicates the letter was never delivered to the duke, and that the original was in possession of the Bledsoe family at the time it was lent for copying
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Biographical or historical data
Cornelia Grinnan was born 2 February 1821 in or near Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Daniel Grinnan (1771-1830) and Helen Buchan Glassell Grinnan (1785-1853). She traveled abroad and recorded her travels in a diary. She also knew and corresponded with prominent people in Europe and the United States. Never married, Grinnan died in Goochland County, Virginia, 20 December 1864, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Hiden, Martha W.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487351
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Type of unit
leaves.

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