Jennie Smith letters

Jennie Smith letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Way, William
Title: Jennie Smith letters
Dates: 1852-1884
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3155

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence written to Jennie (Emily Jane) Smith from family, friends, and soldiers in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia, from 1852-1884. Correspondence regards family news, social events, Quaker farm life, marriages, and deaths. Some letters regard marriage proposals and matchmaking for Jennie. Smith’s uncle, William Way, in Pennsylvania, writes about his views on marriage, causes of the Civil War, slavery, and post-war problems.

Index Terms

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Slavery--United States.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Jennie Smith letters, ms3155, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Corrrespondence, 1852-1859
2Corrrespondence, 1860-1861
3Corrrespondence, 1864-1868
4Corrrespondence, 1870-1876
5Corrrespondence, 1880-1884
6Corrrespondence - undated
8 Chair Corps Song