10 May 1861: “I had to get a permit here to go North – it was granted…”

Item description: John Kimberly, writing from Richmond, Va. to his wife Bettie Maney Kimberly in Chapel Hill, N.C., describes the scene in the city and discusses difficulties in traveling through Virginia and Maryland.

Item Citation: From folder 33 of the John Kimberly Papers #398, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About John and Bettie Maney Kimberly: John Kimberly was professor of chemistry and agriculture at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., 1857-1864 and 1875-1876.  Bettie Maney, of Nashville, Tennessee, was John Kimberly’s second wife.

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