Jefferson Davis letter,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jefferson Davis letter,
Date
1886 June 13
Creator
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS140: [identification of item], Jefferson Davis letter, 1886 June 13, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Jefferson Davis (1809-1889) was a Mexican War veteran, senator, secretary of war, and the only president of the Confederate States of America.
Rafuse, Ethan S. Jefferson Davis (1809-1889). Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 5 April 2011. Web. 2 December 2011.
Scope and Content
The collection contains a copy of a letter from Jefferson Davis to an unnamed correspondent, discussing the happenings of congress in the 1850s such as the Missouri Compromise.

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