Love Letters from William Stringfield to Maria Love

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Laura Davidson (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: William Williams Stringfield was born on May 7, 1837 in Nashville, TN. He served as a captain with the Thomas Legion in the south during the Civil War. After the war, Stringfield built his home in Haywood County, NC (Western Carolina University). He married Maria M. Love on January 2, 1871 in Haywood County (North Carolina County Registers of Deeds).This group of letters is addressed to Maria M. Love from William Williams Stringfield. Written in 1865 after his time as a Civil War soldier, Stringfield uses the first letter to assure Love of his affection. He also proposes to her in the letter. His language focuses on “wooing” Love and assuring her that they would have a happy marriage. Stringfield’s second letter addresses Love’s request to postpone their wedding. He attempts to convince her to reconsider because there is still plenty of time before the set date. He assures her of his love and admiration for her, and he requests that she write him back.

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Language: English
Date: 2015

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William Stringfield to his future wife Maria Melvina Love, July 31, 1866 described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation of the related resource.