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This collection consists of approximately fifty letters from members of the Smith family, located in Guyandotte, Virginia (or West Virginia, depending on the time), to Julia Sprague in Washington County, Ohio during the Civil War. The bulk of the letters are from Sallie P. Smith to Sprague, and many include their original envelope. Topics are focused on personal life and current affairs.


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Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
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Span Date: 1857-1866