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Box SC1850-1899.005


Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:

Depositions of Peyton and Jane Graves, 1853, 21 August

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.005, Folder: 4234.01
Content Description From the Collection: These depositions contain the 1853 testimony of plantation owner Peyton Graves and his wife, Jane Graves, regarding the case of their neighbor Elva Jenkins against her husband, doctor and plantation owner Edwin Jenkins. The documents consist of a series of answers to "Interrogatories" or "Interrogations" posed separately to Peyton and Jane Graves regarding how they knew the Jenkins family and the goings-on they witnessed in the Jenkins household--in particular, a violent incident in which Elva...
Dates: 1853, 21 August

Correspondence to Family, 1860-1873, undated

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.005, Folder: 4235.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Sheldon C. Treat Civil War Correspondence contains twenty-two letters and a short biographical document. Four letters were written by Treat before he enlisted as a Union soldier in in the US Civil War in August 1861. Fourteen letters by Treat cover his time serving in the war, and include his descriptions of the Battle of Pea Ridge (Arkansas, 1862), the Battle of Fort Hindman (Arkansas, 1863), and other events. Another three letters were written by Treat after the war was over. The...
Dates: 1860-1873, undated