Sewell Y. Pierce Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0978

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single letter from Sewell Y. Pierce signed from Cleveland, Tennessee and dated January 6, 1870. The letter is written to a friend in Maine and details farming and the effects of the Civil War on land ownership in East Tennessee during Reconstruction.

Dates

  • 1870 January 6

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical Note - Sewall Y. Pierce

Sewall Y. Pierce (circa 1835-1882) was a farmer born in Smithfield, Maine who moved to Bradley Country, Tennessee, with his wife Elia and children after the Civil War. His friend William J. Haynes (1838-1911) was also from Smithfield. The envelope is addressed to him at South Norridgewock, a neighboring town which probably housed the post office.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains a single letter from Sewell Y. Pierce signed from Cleveland, Tennessee and dated January 6, 1870. The letter is written to a friend in Maine and details farming and the effects of the Civil War on land ownership in East Tennessee during Reconstruction.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Sewell Y. Pierce Letter
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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