Manuscript Collection

Pringle Family Letters - Accession 628 - M270 (320)

Title

Pringle Family Letters - Accession 628 - M270 (320)

Authors

Pringle Family

Files

Identifier

Accession 628 - M270 (320)

Inclusive Dates

1977

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

20 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Pringle Family Letters consist of typescript copies of letters written by Mary Pringle Mitchell (1831-1901) of New Haven, Connecticut and one written by her brother, Edward Jenkins Pringle (1820-1899) of California, to her family in South Carolina during the course of the American Civil War and their views on it. The letters offer insight into the life of a "Southern lady" living deep within "enemy territory" Civil War. These letters were edited by Stuart Lee Butler in 1977 and include biographical notes on the Pringles and those mentioned in the letters as well as explanatory notes.

Additional Notes

The original letters are part of the War department's collection of Confederate Records in the National Archives.

Provenance

The Pringle Family Letters were donated to the Archives by Mrs. St. Julien Ravenel.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Pringle Family Letters - Accession 628 - M270 (320)

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