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Creator Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883
Title Papers
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1860
Year Range From 1860
Year Range To 1867
Other Number SC 2251
Description 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 letters and Cain family information.
Subjects Abolitionists
Baptists
Child rearing
Children
Christmas
Churches
Clergy
Courtship
Deals
Death
Education
Fires
Fishing
Fortune telling
Ghosts
Guerrillas
Love
Marriage
Medicine
Methodist churches
Music
Reading
Religion
Schools
Single women
Social life
Songs
Teachers
Teaching
Valentines
Women
People Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883
Cain, Mary Walker (Hardaway), 1825-1850
Cain, William Henry, Jr.
Clarke, Marcellus Jerome, 1844-1865
Cullom, Allen G.
Davis, James M., b. 1842?
Davis, Phebe
Davis, Sarah E. "Sallie"
Davis, Thomas, b. 1809?
Dent, James
Drury, Fannie, d. 1866
Dunlap, Lydia
Harding, Aaron, 1805-1875
Henderson, Isabel "Belle"
Henderson, Olivia (Stith), d. 1861
Johnson, Julia
Keath, Martha, d. 1864
Lewis, Sue
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Orendorff, Eddie
Orendorff, Henry
Orendorff, Mary
Owen, Jimmie
Strother, Dr.
Thomas, Mollie
Washington, Annie
Wright, Annie
Search Terms Breckinridge County, KY
Cain family
Campaigns, battles, military actions
Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate sympathizers
Davis family
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Franklin, IN
Locust Grove Seminary (Breckinridge County, KY)
Louisville, KY
Mammoth Cave
Mattoon, IL
Munfordville, KY
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Union sympathizers
Finding Aids For finding aid click here - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_mss_fin_aid/1351/
Catalog Number 1988.73.1
Dates of Creation 1844-1867
Extent 1 folder. 39 items. Originals and photocopies.
Number of Images 1