The Civil War Letters

For over one hundred and fifty years the letters of William Peck and his wife Jennie were carefully preserved, and handed down from one generation to another. Then, in the summer of 2011, the current custodian, Jane Leeson, came to the University of Portland to see if we could help her preserve the letters for the next generations. Prof. Mark Eifler agreed to help her by having the letters digitalized, in exchange for letting UP students study the letters and use them for academic purposes.
This fall the letters will be used as a major part of a seminarĀ on historical research using personal correspondance. Students will transcribe the letters, research their context, and present and publish their findings.