The Resource Bettie Hiter Willis letters, 1864-1942

Bettie Hiter Willis letters, 1864-1942

Label
Bettie Hiter Willis letters, 1864-1942
Title
Bettie Hiter Willis letters, 1864-1942
Title variation
Willis collection
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Bettie Hiter Willis Letters, 1864-1942 consist of 166 digital files that were created by Special Collections from thirty-five letters, three journal segments, and one poem. The bulk of the letters were written to family members in the Shenandoah Valley. Several letters and journal entries from Bettie Hiter Willis, as a young girl, describe local events during the Civil War
Biographical or historical data
This collection is compiled of correspondence and diaries of Bettie Hiter Willis, including journals from 1864-1865 and 1878-1879. She writes about her experiences during the Civil War, as well as personal matters. She lived in Culpepper, VA, and the Shenandoah Valley. She wrote about local deaths in the War, as well as her personal take on Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The collection begins at age 13, in 1864, and continues with her children's correspondence through 1942.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bettie Hiter Willis letters, 1864-1942
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/5053Willis.aspx
Control code
857589608
Extent
166 digital images.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by MaryMay Angelil, the great granddaughter of Bettie Hiter Willis, in September 2012 for scanning.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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