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This collection consists of one receipt describing J. W. Wilson & Co.'s shipment of goods by rail. The record is printed on the official paper of the company and includes a description of the goods shipped. The document is intended to validate the receipt of the goods at the destination address. The objects were sent to a Mr. Lieb in Shelbyville, Tennessee and addressed to the care of Evans & Shepard.
In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.