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Theodore A. Honour Collection, 1862-1885 | Archives of Appalachia

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Predominant Dates: 1862-1865
ID: 500/AppMs 14
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Arrangement: The collection is arranged in one series with three subseries: Series 1, Correspondence and Typescript of Projected Book; Subseries 1 Correspondence, 1862-1863; Subseries 2, Correspondence and Papers, 1864-1885; and Subseries 3, Typescript of Honour Letters, Preface, Memoirs, and other Correspondence, 1862-1865.

The first two subseries of the Honour collection are facsimiles of the manuscript letters. The third subseries is Honour's typescript copy of the letters, with the preface and memoirs he meant to include in his book.
Extent: 1.0 linear feet
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists primarily of letters (1862-1865) from Theodore A. Honour to his wife "Beckie" during his service in the Confederate Army. Honour believed the letters were valuable for their picture of Confederate military and civilian life. The letters also reflect the culture and values of a nineteenth century Charleston gentleman, Honour's view of the war, and of the letter as a literary form. Several letters express his intention to preserve the letters and bind them with preface and memoirs "for the future reading and for the children."

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