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John Letcher Papers

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WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA  24450

 

John Letcher Papers (collection 070)

.2 linear feet

Letcher (1813-1884), who was from Lexington, was the governor of Virginia for the first three years of the Civil War. In 1864 his home in Lexington was burned by Union troops during General David Hunter's raid. Like Robert E. Lee he urged peace and reunion after the war and in the 1870s he served two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates. The collection encompasses wartime correspondence including an 1861 letter from Alexander H.H. Stuart of Staunton. Stuart was Secretary of the Interior in the Fillmore administration. For additional Letcher material see the Hiram Martz Papers (collection 130). Included there are letters from Letcher to Martz during the 1850s when Letcher was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Folder List

Control Folder

Folder 2 - Papers 1845-1873 (3 items)

Folder 3 - Letters to J. Hinholzer (3 items)

Folder 4 - Letter of A.H.H. Stuart (1861) to Letcher

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