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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1949.016.00002
Date October 15, 1867
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Dabney Herndon Maury to Miss Molly Maury

Physical Appearance: October 15, 1867 - D[abney] H[erndon] Maury at Holly Springs, Miss[issippi] to "My Dear Molly" [Miss Molly Maury, London, England] - Maury gives family news and news on social situations in New Orleans and Holly Springs. Signed by Maury.
Archival History This letter from Dabney H. Maury to "My dear Molly" was formerly located in the MC 3 M-622c files. The Dabney H. Maury Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The vast majority of the library's holdings are postwar, acquired in the late 20th century as a donation from Maury's direct descendants. This correspondence covers Maury's work with the Southern Historical Society, letters to former President Jefferson Davis and his family, and family concerns. Maury's gregarious nature is apparent in the breadth of the correspondence. Letters to Maury include those from Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Early, and Joseph E. Johnston. Some of the latest correspondence is from distinguished historians Dr. Douglas S. Freeman and Bruce Catton to Maury family members. Wartime holdings include several copies of Maury's Farewell Address of May 1865 and letter-press book of April-May 1865, later converted to a postwar journal.
People Maury, Mary (Mollie) (Molly)