Title:Richard Realf letters, 1863-1968 (bulk 1863-1864)
Creator/Contributor:Realf, Richard, 1834-1878, creator
Creator/Contributor:Smith, Sophie M.
Consists of letters from Richard Rolfe (Realf) to Sophie M. Smith written during the Civil War and Smith's comments on the
letters. Also includes photocopies of letters written by Realf to other individuals during the Civil War, newspaper clippings
and correspondence concerning letters.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Correspondence
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
Copies of Richard Realf letters to Sophie M. Smith (Leonard) under the pseudonym Richard Rolfe; her comments on these letters;
biographical material on Richard Realf; correspondence and material concerning these letters : also available on microfilm
with call number BANC FILM 2622.
Richard Realf was an abolitionist, poet and lecturer. During the Civil War he served in the 88th Illinois Infantry. Sophie
M. Smith (Leonard) began writing to Realf, addressed to his pseudonym Richard Rolfe, responding to an advertisement in the
newspaper asking for young women to write to soldiers on the front.
1 box (.4 linear ft.)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2911) and positive.
BANC FILM 2622
BANC MSS 80/139 z