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Guide to the Butler-Laing Family Papers
1804-1892 (bulk 1865-1871)
 MS 94

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Series III: Mary Hunt Butler Reeves

Scope and Contents note

1. Correspondence, 1865-1871 (bulk 1869-1870). Approx. 30 items (Box 1, folder 6-7).

The majority are letters sent by her to her mother, detailing her daily life. Also included is a heartfelt reaction to President Lincoln's assassination. Letters received by her include five from a cousin, Frank Butler, in the Army of the Confederacy. He was apparently courting Mary. The earliest letter in the series consists of a group of dessert recipes in Mary's hand.

2. James J. Reeves. Letters Sent, 1866. 3 items (Box 1, folder 8).

To Mrs. Laing, his mother-in-law.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Mary Hunt Butler Reeves, Correspondence
1856-1871
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Mary Hunt Butler Reeves, Correspondence from Frank Butler
1864-1865
Box: 1 Folder : 8 James J. Reeves, Letter Sent
1866

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