Dicksy M. Bagby Papers

Manuscript Collection #185
Bagby, Dicksy M.
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 37 items , consisting of correspondence (1891-1896)
Preferred Citation
Dicksy M. Bagby Papers (#185), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1891-1896) consisting of correspondence from friends and relatives, correspondence of social reflection, cultural mores, climatic conditions in Virginia.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of correspondence to Dicksy M. Bagby from her friends and relatives (1891-1896). Exception to this is one letter from Dicksy to her mother with commentary on the death of a mutual acquaintance. Many of the letters are of an amorous, personal nature written by the many suitors of Miss Bagby. Others from family and friends discuss various social activities: church, parties, dances, planned excursions, etc. Correspondence reveals that Dicksy Bagby was employed as a school teacher. The bulk of this correspondence is of interest primarily through its reflection of social conditions, cultural mores, and climate conditions in Virginia (especially Richmond and Newport News) during this period.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 25, 1971, 37 items; Correspondence (1891-1896). Loaned by Mr. Thomas H. Bland, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mr. Thomas H. Bland

Processing information

Processed by T. Coker, January 1972

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Bagby, Dicksy M.
Love-letters--Virginia--History--19th century
Southern States--Social life and customs--19th century
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century