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William J. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1460

William Helsley wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Yancer) Helsley, from Chattanooga, Tennessee between August 6 and 10 of 1864. The majority of the letter is very legible, but the final page is dark purple and therefore difficult to decipher.

Dates

  • 1864 August 6-10

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

William Helsley wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Yancer) Helsley, from Chattanooga, Tennessee between August 6 and 10 of 1864.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Jefferson Helsley was born to Henry and Sarah (Diehl) Helsley in Mahoning County, Ohio on December 14, 1839. He married Mary Yancer on September 10, 1861, and the couple had three children, F. Sherman (1866-1951), William A. (1869-), and Mary Ellen (1874-). During the Civil War, William Helsley served with Company G of the 19th Ohio Infantry and was eventually promoted to Corporal. Helsley returned to Ohio after the war and worked as a farmer. He died on December 4, 1916, in Trumbull, Ohio.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in February of 1987.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:

  1. MS.1439: William J. Helsley Letters, 1864 July 23-September 7
  2. MS.3929: William J. Helsley Letter, 1864 August 29

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480