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Guide to the Matthew Thomson Letter, 1835 August 24

Abstract

Mathew Thompson, a farmer in Fleming County, Kentucky with relatives in Greenville, Virginia.

Letter from Matthew Thomson in Fleming County, Kentucky, dated August 24, 1835, to a relative John S. Thomson in Greenville, Virginia. Thomson relays news of his Aunt Rebecca's death and the health of other family members, comments on his crops and prices, and advises young men to marry at age 21 and have male children immediately to assist with farm work.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Thomson, Matthew.
Title
Matthew Thomson Letter 1835 August 24
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 Item
Location
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Collection Overview

Letter from Matthew Thomson in Fleming County, Kentucky, dated August 24, 1835, to a relative John S. Thomson in Greenville, Virginia. Thomson relays news of his Aunt Rebecca's death and the health of other family members, comments on his wheat crop and prices, and advises young men to marry at age 21 and have male children immediately to assist with farm work.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Mathew Thompson, a farmer in Fleming County, Kentucky with relatives in Greenville, Virginia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Matthew Thomson Letter, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Matthew Thomson Letter was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift. The letter was found by a researcher in the Sarah Eve papers in 2002, and believed to have been misplaced. It's origin is unknownwn.

Processing Information

Processed by Noah Huffman, July 2010

Encoded by Noah Huffman, July 2010

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.