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Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 2251. Letters (31) from Cain to James M. Davis, written mostly during the Civil War from her home and school in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and from Illinois. A strong Confederate sympathizer, Cain responds to Davis’s support of the Union, criticizes President Abraham Lincoln, and opines freely on love, courtship and marriage. She also writes of mutual friends, family, and social and religious activities. Includes 3 additional letters to Davis from his father, sister, and a friend who writes of an opportunity to manage a store. Also includes brief typescripted summaries of the ...