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Guide to the Meek Family Correspondence

MSN/CW 5053


Collection Summary

Title: Meek family correspondence
Dates: 1861-1869 (bulk 1861-1865)
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5053
Creator: Meek, James Monroe, 1821-after 1899
Creator: Meek, Elizabeth Walker, 1839-1921
Extent: 1 container; 28 folders
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A group of 27 personal letters written by, to, or about James Monroe Meek, an East Tennessee lawyer and legislator jailed by the Confederates for his Unionist sympathies. Most of the correspondence dates from the Civil War.

Selected Search Terms

Confederate States of America -- Politics and government
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Meek Family Correspondence, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Meek correspondence was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2007, from Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions, Burlington, North Carolina (auction of March 2007, lot 105). Arranged and described 2007, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2012, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Container List