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Guide to the Read Family Correspondence

MSN/CW 5015

 

Collection Summary

Title: Read family correspondence
Dates: 1850-after 1900 (bulk 1861-1865)
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5015
Creator: Read, Thomas Griffin, 1835-1895
Creator: Read, Martha White, b. circa 1833
Creator: Read, John Henry, b. 1839
Extent: 1 container; 38 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 small group of papers originating with the Read family of the central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Included are 28 letters written by three different family members during the Civil War: Confederate States soldier Thomas Griffin Read, Co. I, 33rd Virginia Infantry (10 letters); his wife Martha White Read, of Augusta County (15 letters); and the CS artilleryman John Henry Read (3 letters).

Selected Search Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 33rd
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

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

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Read correspondence was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2002, from Jay Collier of Nashville TN. Arranged and described 2003, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Container List