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Winter family correspondence, 1861-1872.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0602 (LD 7096.6 x1864 Winter)

Winter Family. Papers contain letters from Mrs. S.A. Winters and daughter, Adelaide Winter Hiett, d.1871, a student at Mount Holyoke College, 1860-1862, to her son, Henry A. Winter, in the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the United States Civil War.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Mrs. Winter had two children, Adelaide and Henry. In 1961 Henry joined the Wisconsin Volunteers, Adelaide went to Mount Holyoke Seminary (x-Class of 1864) and Mrs. Winter moved in with Aunt Lizze and Uncle Charles in Berlin. Adelaide married and had one son, Johnny Hiett. She died in 1871 from tuberculosis.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Chiefly letters to Henry A. Winter (dated 1861-1862) from his mother, Mrs. S. A. Winter, and sister, Adelaide Winter, written while he was stationed with the 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers. Reflects his mother's activities in Berlin, Wisconsin, and his sister's life as a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Also includes two letters (dated 1871-1872) describing Adelaide's illness and death from tuberculosis, after her marriage to Francis H. Hiett.

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Winter Family Correspondence, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Berlin (Wis.) - Description and travel.
  • Family - United States - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1861-1862.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - History - Sources.
  • Soldiers - United States - Family relationships - History - Sources.
  • Thanksgiving - 1861.
  • Tuberculosis - United States - History - Sources.
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Sources.

  • Hiett, Adelaide Winter, d. 1871.
  • Winter, Henry A., fl. 1840-1872.
  • Winter, S. A., Mrs., fl. 1820-1872.

Genre terms
  • Letters

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