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Document Details


Title: Letter from Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, May 2, 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-D095
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: Washington, GA
Document date: 02-May-1865
People discussed: Davis, Varina Anne, 1864-1898; Davis, Winnie; Varina Anne Davis
Historical events discussed: Johnston surrenders to Sherman, April 26, 1865; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
Locations discussed: Abbeville, SC; North America; South Carolina; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abbeville, SC; Davis, Varina Anne, 1864-1898; Davis, Winnie; Johnston surrenders to Sherman, April 26, 1865; North America; South Carolina; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865; United States; Varina Anne Davis
Topics discussed - Other terms: Children; Economics; Health; Inoculations; Military; Refugee writings; Relationships; Secretaries; Surrenders; Writing formats
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S193-D095-11