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Book: Letters to Virginia: Correspondence from Three Generations of Alexandrians Before, During, and after the Civil War

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The true story of three families who lived in Alexandria, Virginia from before the Civil War to after World War I. It is an intimate tale of their lives, told by them through hundreds and hundreds of handwritten letters they left behind, uncensored and unread until the 21st century. It is, in effect, the diaries of their daily lives and loves, struggles and accomplishments. It reflects what life was like during those times in Alexandria City and Alexandria County (now Arlington).

In today’s world of instant messaging, letters are becoming obsolete. People are communicating more than ever, but via email, cell phones or other electronic devices. One hundred years ago, hand-written letters were the only way friends and family could stay connected. When a box of over 800 letters and memorabilia were donated to the Local History/Special Collections Department of the Alexandria (VA) Library in 2000, historian Barb Winters painstakingly organized and arranged these letters, and compiled them into this book for all to enjoy. Compiling almost 125 years of history, Letters to Virginia is a collection of letters that will fascinate future generations.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Acclaim Press, 2010

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