A Guide to the Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864

Collection Number SC 0102

 

Edited by Kayla Payne, June 2012; Tiffany Cole, July 2017

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864

Collection No.: SC 0102

Creator:  Wommack Family

Extent: 1 folder; .08 cubic feet

Language:  English

Abstract: Two letters written by Jim Wommack and R. A. Wommack respectively. One letter was transcribed by the donor and the other transcribed by library staff.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions:Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864, SC 0102, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Mr. Oliver H. Chalker donated these items in February 1989.

Other Formats Available: Transcriptions of both letters are included in the collection.

Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2082.


Bio/Historical Note: These letters were written during the Civil War, in 1864, by Confederate soldiers Jim Wommack and R. A. Wommack.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains two letters: one dated March 8, 1864, from "Camp near Orange C. H., Va." signed "Jim Wommack" and addressed "Dear Mother and Father;" the second letter is dated November 26, 1864, from Camp Ramsaur, signed "R. A. Wommack" and addressed to "John Mikel, Esq. Dear Father." This second letter has an envelope addressed to "John Mikel, Esq., Clemmonsville, Davidson Coun[ty], N.C." Also included are a transcript of the first letter, provided by the donor, and a transcript of the second letter created by library staff.

Arrangement: Letters are arranged chronologically within the folder. The original envelope of the second letter is also included.

 

Contents:         

Folder Title Folder
Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864 1