This page can be used to search, filter, sort, and download any or all of the Private Voices corpus content as a simple spreadsheet. We do not offer sophisticated text analysis tools on the site for the simple reason that such good options are available elsewhere. Check out Alan Liu’s curated list of text analysis tools, for instance. Or if you are new to corpus analysis, you might start with this tutorial from Programming Historian.

Title Author Recipient Datesort descending From To Collection
Boyer16 Peter Boyer Jr. Peter Boyer Sr., Mrs. Boyer Lancaster County, PA Boyer Family Papers
Shipman10 Jesse Albert Shipman James Taylor , Andrew Shipman Richmond, VA Henderson County, NC J. A. Shipman Letters
DanielLee9 Daniel B. Lee Jane Lee , Hannah Ann Lee West Almond, Allegany County, NY Daniel B. Lee Letters
PattonJ14 James A Patton Belle Patton Goldsboro, NC Granville County, NC James A. Patton letters, 1862-1864
JohnCampbell28 John Preston Campbell “Dear father” Medfield, Norfolk County, MA John Preston Campbell Collection
Faust36 Daniel Faust Rosanah Faust VA Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, PA Daniel Faust Letters
Guest2 William Guest John Guest , Isaac Guest Harpers Ferry, VA Chester County, PA John and William Guest Collection
Revis4 Daniel Webster Revis Sarepta Ward Revis Henderson County, NC Daniel W. Revis Letters
Pratt49 James Pratt Charlotte Pratt Winchester, KY North Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA James and Charlotte Pratt Papers
Cauler13 Samuel Y. Cauler Louisa Cauler Alexandria, VA Caernarvan Township, Lancaster County, PA Samuel Y. Cauler Papers
Matthews21 David Matthews Nancy Matthews GA Cherokee County, AL Matthews Family Papers, 1856-1910
Henry2 Amos Henry “Brother David” VA Amos Henry Collection
Beebe18 Lyman Beebe Phebe Beebe Susquehanna County, PA Lyman Beebe Papers
Proffit6 Jesse Miller Elizabeth Miller Goldsboro, NC Proffit Family Letters, 1860-1865
Fisher2 James Fisher Amanda Fisher Catawba County, NC Fisher Family Papers
Cauler8 Samuel Y. Cauler Louisa Cauler VA Caernarvan Township, Lancaster County, PA Samuel Y. Cauler Papers
Blackington7 Lyman D. Blackington , Jacob A. Blackington Keziah Blackington , Hannah Blackington , Lewis Blackington Poolesville, MD North Attleboro, MA Lyman and Jacob Blackington Papers
Reese18 John W. Reese Christena Reese TN Buncombe County, NC John W. Reese Papers
Poe61 William S. Poe Asa T. Poe , Mary Poe Poe Family Papers, 1858-1901
Averett10 Malinda Averett Harris Hardin Averett Tallapoosa County, AL Harris Hardin Averett Correspondence, 1854-1863
Box47 William Irby Box Margaret Culbertson Box , Rachel Lueller Box , William Irby Box Jr. SC Box Family Papers, 1857-1864
Skelly18 Elizabeth A. Skelly Johnston H. Skelly Gettysburg, Adams County, PA Skelly Family Papers
Athey21 George W. Athey Emily Athey Nashville, Davidson County, TN Montgomery County, AL Athey Family Letters
WilliamSmith15 William A. Smith John M. Smith , Phebe Smith Pleasant Valley, MD West Chester, Chester County, PA William A. Smith Letters
Cauler14 Samuel Y. Cauler Louisa Cauler Alexandria, VA Caernarvan Township, Lancaster County, PA Samuel Y. Cauler Papers

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory