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The Resource Love and loss : a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868, by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb

Love and loss : a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868, by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb

Label
Love and loss : a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868
Title
Love and loss
Title remainder
a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This diary by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb was started during the Civil War beginning in January 1863 and ending October 1868. ... The home where Mary Octavia presumably lived while writing this diary was the one where she was born. Still standing in York County, Virginia, it has been in the Smith family for over 300 years. ... At the time Mary Octavia kept her diary, the area or settlement was known as Smithville, so named for her family. Mary Octavia was seventeen years old in 1863 when she started her diary. In 1871, she married Alexander C. Tabb who died at the age of 32. In 1893, Mary Octavia was chartered as postmistress of Smithville, and maintained the post office in her home where she sold stamps and handled other postal requirements of area residents. Later, the community was renamed Tabb and was an active post office serving a large community until the 1980s, at which time it became part of the Yorktown, Virginia, postal system. Mary Octavia's writing reveals the heart of a young woman who has encountered heartache at a very young age and in troubling times. She is poetic in her use of words and expresses herself in a voice that can resonate with others in North or South, in her time or in our time. / L. Roane Hunt, Historian, Gloucester, Virginia"--p. vii
  • "This diary by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb was started during the Civil War beginning in January 1863 and ending October 1868. She wrote about teaching school for local children and assisting in the family enterprise of providing lodging for travelers and meals for the community. She wrote about a special young man of her favor who died early in the war that took place nearby. She lamented greatly his death and noted its anniversary with regrets. ... At the time of Mary Octavia's diary, the area or settlement was known as Smithville. The Smiths and Tabbs were related by marriage. ... Later, the area was renamed Tabb and remained an active post office serving a large community until the 1980s, at which time it became part of the Yorktown postal services. / Mary Elizabeth Tabb Hambleton and Jean Clarke, the granddaughters of Mary Octavia"--p. xi
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VAJ
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Tabb, Mary Octavia Smith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tabb, Mary Octavia Smith
  • Smith family
  • Tabb family
  • Jack Frost
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • York County (Va.)
  • Tabb (Va.)
  • Yorktown (Va.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and loss : a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868, by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Copyright 2009, Jean Tabb Forrest Clarke, Mary Elizabeth Tabb Hambleton. Copyright 2007, Foreword : the community and family of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb / L. Roane Hunt. Copyright 2009, Preface ; Tavey : before the diary ; Bridge ; Tavey : after the diary / Billie Paxton Einselen. Cover and design, Marshall Rouse McClure"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tavey : before the diary -- Diary entries : 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868 -- Bridge -- Tavey's diary, abridged -- Tavey : after the diary -- The community and family of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb / by Roane and Phyllis Hunt
  • Illustrations. Mary Octavia's diary -- Mary Octavia and her family -- Home of Howard Tabb, Mary Octavia's son -- Maps -- Prison release of Alex C. Tabb -- Oath of Alex C. Tabb -- Certification of Postmistress Mary O. Tabb -- Tombstone of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb -- Will of William Tabb
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780578045597
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • 840087195
  • (OCoLC)840087195
Label
Love and loss : a Virginia girl's Civil War diary, 1863-1868, by Mary Octavia Smith Tabb
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Copyright 2009, Jean Tabb Forrest Clarke, Mary Elizabeth Tabb Hambleton. Copyright 2007, Foreword : the community and family of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb / L. Roane Hunt. Copyright 2009, Preface ; Tavey : before the diary ; Bridge ; Tavey : after the diary / Billie Paxton Einselen. Cover and design, Marshall Rouse McClure"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tavey : before the diary -- Diary entries : 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868 -- Bridge -- Tavey's diary, abridged -- Tavey : after the diary -- The community and family of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb / by Roane and Phyllis Hunt
  • Illustrations. Mary Octavia's diary -- Mary Octavia and her family -- Home of Howard Tabb, Mary Octavia's son -- Maps -- Prison release of Alex C. Tabb -- Oath of Alex C. Tabb -- Certification of Postmistress Mary O. Tabb -- Tombstone of Mary Octavia Smith Tabb -- Will of William Tabb
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780578045597
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • 840087195
  • (OCoLC)840087195

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