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Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0246

This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy Thomas Fowler identifying the various people mentioned therein and describing the military situation at the time.

Dates

  • 1864

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy Thomas Fowler identifying the various people mentioned therein and describing the military situation at the time.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Jane Johnston was born in approximately 1835 to Ebenezer and Hannah Johnston in Tennessee. She married Simeon Reynolds, and they lived in Loudon, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

These photocopies were donated to the Special Collections Library in approximately 1961.

Repository Details

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

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