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Letter from Secretary Gideon Welles to his son Thomas

Smithsonian Institution,


This is a personal letter from Gideon Welles to his son Thomas. This is a bifolio letter written in dark ink on off-white colored paper. The letter is dated at the top right:[Washington / 5th March 1865] and begins [My Dear Tom]. The letter's text fills the front page, both inside pages and half the back page. The letter congratulates Thomas on his recent military promotion and recounts the recent inauguration of President Lincoln: [The inauguration passed off pleasantly and well. There was a great crowd, exceeding any previous one I have ever witnessed at an inauguration].
Medium: ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions: H x W (Open): 7 × 8 15/16 in. (17.8 × 22.7 cm) ; H x W (Closed): 7 × 4 7/16 in. (17.8 × 11.2 cm)
Object number: 2018.35.2.6
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Written by: Gideon Welles, American, 1802 - 1878
Received by: Thomas Gideon Welles, American, 1845 - 1892
Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
PAESI : USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: Letters (correspondence) , African American , correspondence , Families , fatherhood , United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865