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AM20-054, December 14, 1866

 Accession — Box: 2 SAFE

Form of Material

Four page letter and transcript from Sid Nesmith (1833-1877) to his mother Mrs. Geo. W. Nesmith (1799-1885) while he was serving as Special Agent of the Treasury Department in Mississippi. Of particular importance is the early written reference to the game of Base Ball. Written in ink, very legible and retains the stamped envelope.


  • December 14, 1866

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.


From the Unprocessed Collection: 3.25 Cubic Feet (total) : Box 1, 2, 5-7 SAFE

Language of Materials

From the Unprocessed Collection: English


Given By: Purchased with Culpepper funds

Date of Receipt: August 15, 2020

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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