The bulk of this collection consists of twenty letters by A. S. Gibbons and/or his wife Sarah Cloud Gibbons to her family
in Virginia, 1852 to 1857. A. S. Gibbons was an itinerant Methodist preacher who spent one year teaching at Santa Clara College.
The letters primarily consist of descriptions of domestic problems and the temperance movement.
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permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.