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Guide to the Marcy Randall Papers, 1856-1890

Abstract

Marcy Randall (1798- ) was a farmer's wife living in Visalia and Grant's Lick, Campbell County, Kentucky during and after the American Civil War.

This collection chiefly contains letters from Marcy Randall, Campbell County, Kentucky, to her brother, Allen Hawkins, in West Glocester, Rhode Island. The letters primarily refer to matters of health, family activities, and religion. Many of the letters dated during the 1860s include Randall's commentary about the Civil War. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Randall, Marcy, 1798-
Title
Marcy Randall papers 1856-1890
Language of Material
eng
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet, 60 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection chiefly contains letters from Marcy Randall of Visalia and Grant's Lick, Campbell County, Kentucky, to her brother, Allen Hawkins, in West Glocester, Rhode Island. The letters primarily refer to matters of health, family activities, and religion. Many of the letters dated during the 1860s include Randall's commentary about the Civil War. Of particular interest are Marcy's comments about her fear of enemy depredations, rising costs of goods, the effect of the draft, and slaves returning to their masters. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1856, 1861-1872
Box 1
Correspondence, 1873-1876
Box 1
Correspondence, 1876-1890, undated
Box 1

Historical Note

Marcy Randall (1798- ) was a farmer's wife living in Visalia and Grant's Lick, Campbell County, Kentucky during and after the American Civil War.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marcy Randall Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Marcy Randall Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in August 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Maureen McCormick, June 2010

Encoded by Maureen McCormick, June 2010

Accession 1993-0239 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.