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Title Correspondence
Dates of Creation December 31, 1860
Scope & Content This letter from C. O. Vinyard in Lancaster, Texas to his father and mother (probably the Vinyard family here in Roanoke) was written on December 21, 1860 and contains opinions on the election of Abraham Lincoln, secession, purchase of land for which he is asking his father to send money, horses, his new baby George, who wanted him to meet him at the riverboat landing, his mother and her health, and Lou who may have been the wife of C. O. Vinyard. He also asks about sending the Negroes to Texas where he needs them. The spelling is very bad and the writing not much better.
















Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1860
Subjects Babies
Boat landings
Consumption (Disease)
Family
Farm life
Farm workers
Farmers
Farms
Farmworkers
Illnesses
Negroes
Secession
Search Terms Lancaster, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee
Trinty River, Texas
People Vinyard family
Vinyard, C. O.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 031\19673333-5.JPG
Number of images 4
Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 1967.33.33
Extent of Description 1-7 3/4" x 9 3/4" (writing on four sides)