The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1862-1901
Inclusive dates
1862-1901
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1862-1901, of Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of correspondence, Van Lew's personal narrative, notes, photographs, and clippings. The correspondence, 1862-1901, contains letters to and from Van Lew, as well as letters relating to her activities. The bulk of the collection is her personal narrative of the war in Richmond. Also, notes on her ancestry and spying, photographs, and newsclippings concerning her death
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Elizabeth L. Van Lew (1818-1900) was an American abolitionist and federal agent during the U.S. Civil War. She aided the Union cause by providing intelligence reports from Richmond, Virginia, where she lived. She helped Union prisoners escape from their captors and also was involved in the "underground railroad". After the war, President Grant appointed her Postmaster of Richmond; then in 1877 she went to Washington, D.C. to work in the U.S. Post Office Department. She returned to Richmond during the Cleveland administration and spent her remaining years working for women's rights.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of originals duplicates
Rare Books & Manuscript Division, The New York Public Library,
Label
(microform)
Note
On reel with: Osborn Wilson, Diary, 1860-1865.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
vesicular
Extent
1
Generation
unknown
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000497024
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b
ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
PHOTOCOPYING RESTRICTED.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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