Varina Davis Letters,1890-1901

Descriptive Summary

Title
Varina Davis Letters,1890-1901
Creator
Davis, Varina
Extent
2 items
Subjects
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906--Correspondence
Downer, R. W.
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This two item collection consists of letters written by Varina Davis concerning the removal of her husband's (Jefferson Davis), remains to Fairview, Kentucky. The first letter, dated Feb. 4, 1890, was written to R. W. Downer, the church clerk at Bethel Church in Fairview, Kentucky. Mrs. Davis was declining to have her husband's remains moved to the Bethel Chuch, which was built on his birth site. The second letter from Mrs. Grant about a picture of Jefferson Davis.
Arrangement: Chronological