Dillon and Polk family papers, 1805-1927 (bulk 1866-1912) [manuscript].


Dillon and Polk family papers, 1805-1927 (bulk 1866-1912) [manuscript].

Dillon and Polk family papers, 1805-1927 (bulk 1866-1912) [manuscript].

The collection is chiefly family correspondence, 1866-1912, of Frances Polk Dillon (1844-1912); her sisters, Sarah Rachel Polk Jones (1833-1905), Emily Donelson Polk Williams (1837-1892), and Mary Brown Polk Yeatman (1835-1890) of Maury County, Tenn.; her husband, Col. Edward Dillon (1835-1897), of Botetourt and Rockbridge counties, Va.; and other relatives throughout the South. THe majority of the letters were written by and to the women of the Dillon and Polk families. Most concern domestic life and family matters. Papers, 1805-1863, including letters from Col. Dillon to his mother while he was in the U.S. and Confederate armies, 1859-1863, and personal correspondence of earlier members of the Polk and Dillon families, including Edward Dillon (fl. 1805-1815) and Mary Eastin Polk (1810-1847). Correspondents include John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) and Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).

About 200 items (0.5 linear ft.).

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