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Description
This collection contains one letter written by David Van Buren Thompson to his mother Dinah Johnson Freeman during the Civil War. Also included is a photocopy of a US Federal census in Tolland county, Connecticut (1850), and a non-original envelope with contextual information provided by the donor.
Background
David V. B. Thompson (b. 9/26/1836) was born in Mansfield, Connecticut to Lyman Eugene Thompson and Dinah Johnson. According to the donor, David V.B. Thompson was either enlisted in the US Army or US Navy on the Missisiippi. The donor also states that he and his whole family drowned in the Mississippi in 1865 but was unable to verify this part of their family lore.
Extent
.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Availability
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.