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Papers, 1860-1940, of the Mitteldorfer family of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1861-1864, from Marx Mitteldorfer (1842-1898) of the Fayette Artillery and of Company G, 1st Virginia Cavalry to his parents, brothers Charles and David, sisters Rosalie and Carrie, and cousin Moses Mitteldorfer[?] sending personal news and accounts of fighting during the Peninsular campaign of 1862 and the Shenandoah campaign of 1864; letters, 1862, from Charles and David to their family; a letter in Yiddish or German from Charles Hutzler to his uncle and aunt Mitteldorfer; a letter from G. B. Mill informing Mitteldorfer's family about where he is stationed; and letters, 1863, from William Lovenstein, Gustavus Kann, an Salomon O. to Hannah Wasserman [Mitteldorfer] concerning personal matters. Papers also include a Confederate $100 bond bought by Hannah Wasserman; 6 October 1866 marriage contract between Marx Mitteldorfer and Hannah Wasserman; membership card for Marx Mitteldorfer as a member of R. E. Lee Camp No. 4; a letter, 9 June 1898, from Marx to his son LeRoy sending a flag and other goods; a letter, 14 September 1898, from E. L. Torsch of Baltimore, Maryland, to Hannah and LeRoy Mitteldorfer expressing condolences on the death of Marx; an engraved invitation to LeRoy's 15th wedding anniversary in 1914, a letter of reference, 4 April 1916, by E. H. Gunst of Straus, Gunst, and Company for LeRoy Mitteldorfer; a letter24 September 1924, from Mrs. R.H. Lawrence of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society thanking LeRoy for donating his father's books; and an 18 cent check to LeRoy Mitteldorfer Cigar Company in 1940
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Biographical or historical data
  • Marx Mitteldorfer (1842-1898) served in the Confederate Army, Fayette Artillery, then the first Virginia Cavalry, Company G, Amelia Troop. After the war he manufactured and sold society and military goods in Richmond, Virginia. He married Hannah Wasserman 10 Cotober 1866. Their son LeRoy Mitteldorfer worked as a wine salesman for Straus, Gunst, and Company, then operated a cigar company in Richmond.
  • Charles Mitteldorfer, Marx's brother, served in Co. F, 21st Virginia Infantry and witnessed John Brown's hanging at Charlestown.
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Location of originals duplicates
The original is in the possession of Marx E. Mitteldorfer, Jr., Richmond, Virginia.
  • The Library of Virginia
  • 90
  • leaves.
Immediate source of acquisition
Mitteldorfer, Marx E., Jr.
Reproduction note

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