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Document Details


Title: Letter from Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, November 15, 1860
Document type: Letter
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S193-D062
Original Language: English
Time span: 1860
Speaker: Davis, Varina Anne Banks Howell, 1826-1906
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 07-May-1826
Speaker place of birth: Natchez, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: First Lady; Politician's wife; Writer
Age at speaking: 34
Document location: District of Columbia
Document date: 15-Nov-1860
People discussed: Abraham Lincoln; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; James Buchanan; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Louis Trezevant Wigfall; Wigfall, Louis Trezevant, 1816-1874
Historical events discussed: Abraham Lincoln elected President of U.S., November 6, 1860
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln elected President of U.S., November 6, 1860; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; District of Columbia; James Buchanan; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Louis Trezevant Wigfall; North America; United States; Wigfall, Louis Trezevant, 1816-1874
Topics discussed - Other terms: Entertainment and recreation; Gossip; Heads of state; Life Styles; Political life; Politicians; Politics; Secession
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S193-D062-11