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Dorsey-Coupland Papers, 1840-1876

Dorsey-Coupland Papers, 1840-1876
Mss. 39.1 D73
413.0 Items
Scope and Contents

This inventory contains correspondence, chiefly 1843-1865, of John R. Coupland of Williamsburg, Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia with his wife Susan Henley Coupland. Some letters were written to Susan Henley Coupland while she was in Williamsburg and he was in Richmond working in Second Auditor's Office of Confederate States of America War Department. Letters written by Carter Coupland while serving on Confederate steamers are also included.

This inventory also contains correspondence of Juliana Ruffin Coupland Dorsey with members of the Edmund Ruffin family and with her sister Jane S. Ruffin Dupuy and members of the Dupuy family. Includes letters written by Edmund Ruffin, Jr.; one letter, 20 June 1864, written by Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865) and letters containing references to him. Juliana Ruffin Copeland Dorsey and Jane S. Ruffin Dupuy were sisters of Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865).

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Arrangement: After being organized into Series this collection is arranged chronologically by date. Organization: This collection has been organized into three Series: 1. Letters, 2. Accounts, and 3. Miscellaneous Material.
Coupland Family
Coupland, Carter
Coupland, John R.
Coupland, Susan Henley
Dorsey Family
Dorsey, Juliana Ruffin Coupland
Dupuby Family
Dupuy, Jane S. Ruffin
Ruffin, Edmund Jr.
Ruffin, Edmund, Family
Confederate States of America. War Dept
Coupland, Carter, fl.1833-1866
Coupland, John R., fl. 1843-1866
Coupland, Susan Henley, fl.1843-1866
Coupland family
Depew family
Dorsey, Juliana Ruffin Coupland, b. 1806?
Dorsey family
Dupuy, Jane S. Ruffin, b. 1800
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Ruffin, Edmund, 1794-1865
Ruffin, Edmund, b. 1814
Ruffin family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations--Confederate States

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Miss Sue Hundley and Mr. Jack Hundley.
Related Publications
Some materials from this collection were published in Jeff Toalson, <i>No soap, no pay, diarrhea, dysentery & desertion</i> (Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, 2006)
Preferred Citation
Dorsey-Coupland Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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