Robert Wigham Letter
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Robert Wigham Letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Wigham, Robert
Title: Robert Wigham Letter
Dates: 1861
Quantity: 4.0 Item(s)
Quantity: Extent: 4 items
Identification: ahc.MSS131f

Biographical/Historical Note

Biographical information regarding Robert Wigham has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two copies and two transcripts of a letter written by Robert Wigham from Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England to his cousin Isaac Hall in New York. In his letter, Wigham tells Hall that he is sorry to hear of his wife’s recent death. Wigham then goes on to explain various aspects of England’s viewpoint of the American Civil War. These viewpoints include: that the North is fighting to preserve the union as opposed to fighting for the end of slavery, the South should be allowed to leave the union, and that they think it will be a long war that the North will most likely not win. The remaining portion of the letter discusses the health of family members in England.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Foreign public opinion, British
Hall family
Hall, Isaac
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, British
Wigham family
Wigham, Robert

Existance and Location of Originals

Location of the original letter has not been determined.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Wigham Letter, MSS 131f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.