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Document Details


Title: Letter from Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, February 4, 1878
Document type: Letter
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: North American Women's Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/nawld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S193-D298
Original Language: English
Time span: 1878
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: 52
Document location: Memphis, TN
Document date: 04-Feb-1878
People discussed: Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889; Davis, Varina Anne, 1864-1898; Davis, Winnie; Fanny Janauschek; Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809-1887; Janauschek, Fanny, 1830-1904; Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena; Janauschek, Franziska; John Archibald Campbell; Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870; Robert E. Lee; Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter; Varina Anne Davis
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889; Davis, Varina Anne, 1864-1898; Davis, Winnie; Fanny Janauschek; Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809-1887; Janauschek, Fanny, 1830-1904; Janauschek, Francesca Romana Magdalena; Janauschek, Franziska; John Archibald Campbell; Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870; Robert E. Lee; Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter; Varina Anne Davis
Topics discussed - Other terms: Actresses; Daughters; Domestic life; Enemies; Intellectual life; Jewelry; Magazine articles; Military; Military strategy; Myths and legends; National government; Negotiations; Peace; Personal appearance; Plays; Political rivalries; Politics; Relationships
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S193-D298-11