Monday, August 5, 2013

David Davis Letter

Today the digital archives team is looking back at some of our older collections on Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives, including the Out of the Wilderness collection, which was one of our first collections on the archive.

Pictured above is the first page of a letter written by David Davis, a United States Senator, Supreme Court Justice from Illinois, to Joseph H. Scranton his brother-in-law.  This letter written July 11, 1862 discusses the Civil War and family life of the relatives and their wives.  The personal details of this letter and others written by David Davis gives reader's information about family and political issues of this time period. If you would like to read the rest of the letter or others like it click on the link above to enter the archives. Once there search the Out of the Wilderness Collection.

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