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Collection Reference Number GLC01896.096
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate naval operations: Va. volunteer navy, Tredegar Iron Works 
Title Aaron Jeffery to his uncle Richard about life at school
Date 14 January 1874
Author Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description News about his life at school and the formation of an athletic club. Each member of the group put in 50 cents to purchase a trapeze [from which he fell and muddied his clothing] and "rops with iron rings at the end of them" which you would swing from. Aaron also mentions a "...thing that I never saw before called a whirligig and an acting bar."
Subjects Education  Sports and Games  Finance  Children and Family  
People Jeffery, Richard (fl. 1874)  Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme Education; Children & Family
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945