Winter family correspondence
Scope and Contents
Chiefly letters to Henry A. Winter (dated 1861-1862) from his mother, Mrs. S. A. Winter, and sister, Adelaide Winter, written while he was stationed with the 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers. Reflects his mother's activities in Berlin, Wisconsin, and his sister's life as a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Also includes two letters (dated 1871-1872) describing Adelaide's illness and death from tuberculosis, after her marriage to Francis H. Hiett.
- Creation: 1861-1872
Conditions Governing Access
Mrs. Winter had two children, Adelaide and Henry. In 1961 Henry joined the Wisconsin Volunteers, Adelaide went to Mount Holyoke Seminary (x-Class of 1864) and Mrs. Winter moved in with Aunt Lizze and Uncle Charles in Berlin. Adelaide married and had one son, Johnny Hiett. She died in 1871 from tuberculosis.
1 boxes (x1864)
Language of Materials
Winter Family. Papers contain letters from Mrs. S.A. Winters and daughter, Adelaide Winter Hiett, d.1871, a student at Mount Holyoke College, 1860-1862, to her son, Henry A. Winter, in the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the United States Civil War.
Genre / Form
- Family -- United States -- History
- Mount Holyoke College -- Student life -- 1861-1862
- Mount Holyoke College Manuscript Collections
- Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- Faculty -- History
- Soldiers -- United States -- Family relationships -- History
- Thanksgiving -- 1861
- Tuberculosis -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Winter family correspondence, 1861-1872.
- Finding Aid
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- © 2004
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- Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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