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Document Details


Title: Letter from Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, April 19, 1865
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-D089
Original Language: English
Time span: 1865
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: 39
Document location: Abbeville, SC
Document date: 19-Apr-1865
Historical events discussed: Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, VA, April 9, 1865; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
Locations discussed: Abbeville, SC; North America; South Carolina; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abbeville, SC; North America; Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, VA, April 9, 1865; South Carolina; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Brothers; Entertainment and recreation; Hospitality; Military; Military defeats; Refugee writings; Relationships; Surrenders; Writing formats
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S193-D089-11