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David V. B. Thompson Civil War correspondence

 Collection — document-box: Civil War 7, Folder: 26, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2022-112-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one letter written by David Van Buren Thompson to his mother Dinah Johnson Freeman during the Civil War. In the letter, Thompson discusses sending over some money to her and mentions a new female companion he deems unsuitable for marriage due to her habits for chewing and smoking tobacco.

Alpheus Winter II later inscribed a note dated 3/2/1948 at the end of the letter describing how it came into his possession as a family inheritence.

Also included is a photocopy of a US Federal census conducted in Tolland county, Connecticut (1850) where Dina Johnson and her family are recorded. The letter was enclosed in a non-original envelope with contextual text inscribed on it.

Dates

  • 1862 January 2

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

David V. B. Thompson (b. 9/26/1836) was born in Mansfield, Connecticut to Lyman Eugene Thompson and Dinah Johnson. According to the donor, David V.B. Thompson was either enlisted in the US Army or US Navy on the Missisiippi. The donor also states that he and his whole family drowned in the Mississippi in 1865 but was unable to verify this part of their family lore.

Extent

.01 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains one letter written by David Van Buren Thompson to his mother Dinah Johnson Freeman during the Civil War. Also included is a photocopy of a US Federal census in Tolland county, Connecticut (1850), and a non-original envelope with contextual information provided by the donor.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Winter

Title
Finding Aid for the David V. B. Thompson Civil War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Frank J. López-Huerta
Date
04/01/2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States