Thomas Swann Correspondence Finding Aid MS410

Thomas Swann Correspondence Finding Aid MS410


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Gregory Pierce

Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS410
Title
Thomas Swann Correspondence (MS410)1848-1857
Quantity
.04 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Swann, Thomas William, 1818-1895
Creator
Swann, Helen Mary (Chapman), 1817-1895
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Thomas Swann Correspondence, MS410, Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections, Alexandria, Virginia

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of J. C. Phillip Spottswood, December 1, 2018


Content Description

The Thomas Swann Correspondence is a small collection of letters mostly written by Helen Swann to her husband Thomas. A single letter from Thomas to Helen also lives with the collection, as well as a handful of letters by other authors. Helen's cousin Henrietta Alexander is included as an author of a letter, as well as a P. W. White, who writes to Helen's cousin John Chapman regarding a list of named slaves.

Arrangement

The collection exists within a single folder inside an assorted collections box. The letters are arranged first by subject/author, then chronologically.


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Swann, Helen Mary (Chapman), 1817-1895
  • Swann, Thomas William, 1818-1895

Container List

Text Assorted Box: 4 folder: 410-1
Letters to Thomas Swann
Swann, Thomas William, 1818-1895Swann, Helen Mary (Chapman), 1817-18951848-1857English.