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Collection Number: 04658-z

Collection Title: S. C. Painter Papers, 1861-1885

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Abstract Letters, chiefly 1866-1869, written mostly by S. C. Painter of western Virginia to members of his immediate family. Letters discuss the economic difficulties Painter experienced during Reconstruction while pursuing farming in North Carolina and Virginia and, later, a retail business in Virginia. Of particular interest is a letter, 1 December 1867, in which Painter included an illustration of his "crooked" toothbrush. Only one letter, 2 May 1861, relates to the Civil War. In it, Painter described public support for the war and told how unprepared Richmond was to receive the thousands of soldiers who gathered there in May 1861. Also included is a letter, 12 December 1867, from T. L. Painter (relation to S. C. Painter unknown) describing student life at an unspecified medical school.
Creator Painter, S. C.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the S. C. Painter papers #4658-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, N.Y., in May 1993 (Acc. 93062).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Letters, chiefly 1866-1869, written mostly by S. C. Painter of western Virginia to members of his immediate family. Letters discuss the economic difficulties Painter experienced during Reconstruction while pursuing farming in North Carolina and Virginia and, later, a retail business in Virginia. Of particular interest is a letter, 1 December 1867, in which Painter included an illustration of his "crooked" toothbrush. Only one letter, 2 May 1861, relates to the Civil War. In it, Painter described public support for the war and told how unprepared Richmond was to receive the thousands of soldiers who gathered there in May 1861. Also included is a letter, 12 December 1867, from T. L. Painter (relation to S. C. Painter unknown) describing student life at an unspecified medical school.

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