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Catalog Number MS-19500630.20
Date 1899
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Correspondence Concerning 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: a) December 12, 1899 - George Washington Ball at 3070 Q Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., to Mrs. General Henry Heth [Harriet Selden Heth], 1906 G Street, N. W., Washington City - Sends condolences to his cousin. Signed, "G. Washington Ball." 1 page, plus cover. b) November 21, 1899 - [Header] United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C. - Claude E. Miller to Mrs. General Heth [Harriet Selden Heth], 1906 G Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. - Encloses a copy of a eulogy that he presented to the Benjamin B. French Masonic Lodge, No. 15, on her "venerable deceased husband." Signed, "Claude E. Miller." 1 page, typescript letter. c) December 5, 1899 - [Header] Coudert Brothers / Counsellors at Law / . . . / Washington, 619 Fourteenth Street and Edward D. Renick / Counsellor at Law / 619 14th St[reet], N. W., Washington, D. C. - Edward D. Renick to Mrs. Harriet Selden Heth - Concerns Renick's sketch of Heth's life and resolutions made at the Society's meeting on the previous evening. Signed, "E. D. Renick." 1 page, typescript letter. d) [n. d., December 4, 1899] - Charles L. Gurley, Secretary, Sons of the Revolution, Society of the District of Columbia, to Mrs. Henry Heth [Harriet Selden Heth] - Sends condolences on her husband's death on behalf of the Board of the Society. Signed, "Charles L. Gurley." 1 page, form letter. e) August 11, 1900 - Patrick H. C. Cabell, Secretary, Virginia Society of the Cincinnati, Richmond, Virginia to Mrs. Henry Heth [Harriet Selden Heth], [1906 G Street, N. W.], Washington, D. C. - Extends condolences on behalf of the Virginia Society. Signed, "P. H. C. Cabell." 1 page, typescript letter.
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 Heth, Harriet Selden [Mrs. Henry]
Selden, Harriet