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William B. Lemmon Papers

William B. Lemmon Papers

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WILLIAM B. LEMMON PAPERS, 1862-1865





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Lemmon, William B., 1841-1913
Title:William B. Lemmon Papers
Dates:1862/1865
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains courtship correspondence from William Lemmon to his future wife, Hannah V. Knight.
Collection Number:MSS 205

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains courtship correspondence from William Lemmon to his future wife, Hannah V. Knight. They are numbered 1-100; 14 are missing. The letters discuss activities on the front as well as at home. The collection also contains an undated broadside on kissing.


Biographical Sketch

William B. Lemmon (1841-1913) was a Marblehead, Massachusetts, cordwainer and shoemaker who served in the Tenth Battery, Massachusetts Light Infantry during the Civil War.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Knight, Hannah V.
Lemmon, William B., 1841-1913
Courtship
Kissing
Marblehead (Mass.)
United States--History--Civil War--1861-1865
Love-letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

William B. Lemmon Papers, MSS 205, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leslie Ward, August 2010.


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