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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1950.036.00026a
Date December 12, 1899
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Correspondence Concerning Henry Heth's Death

Physical Appearance: Letters concerning Henry Heth's death on September 27, 1899 of Bright's disease in Washington, D. C. and his burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia on September 29, 1899:

December 12, 1899 - George Washington Ball at 3070 Q Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., to Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth [Mrs. General Henry Heth], 1906 G Street, N. W., Washington City - Sends condolences to his cousin. Signed, "G. Washington Ball."

Creator Ball, George W.
Archival History Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481e files. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.
People Ball, George W.
Heth, Harriet Selden [Mrs. Henry]
Heth, Henry
Selden, Harriet
Subjects Death