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Mary J. Hill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0422

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight letters written by Hill and one by her huysband Sgt. Willis Hill to their daughters Ella and Josephine. The letters contain information about the life of a Civil War nurse, the feelings of loneliness and sorry at being seperated from her family, and the soliders and staff she knew at the hospital.

Dates

  • 1865
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Mary J. Hill, was a Union nurse who worked at the Fairfax Seminary Hospital in 1865, during the American Civil War. She married Willis R. Hill, who served as a Sergeant in the Union Army, and had two daughters, (Mary) Josephine Hill and Ella (Ellen) A. Hill. While their parents were away serving their nation, Ella and Josephine were sent to live with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen in Clarkston, Michigan.

Extent

0.07 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Mary J. Hill was a Union nurse who worked at the Fairfax Seminary Hospital in 1865, during the American Civil War.

Arrangement Note

This collection is not arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

eBay

Processing Information

Processed by Julie Garling.
Title
Mary J. Hill Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Julie Garling
Date
08/27/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246