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Myrick, James Dowdell, 1846-1910



James Dowdell Myrick was born in 1846. At the age of 15 he served for the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. His daughter, Susan Dowdell Myrick,served as a technical advisor and dialect coach for "Gone With The Wind (1939)."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elizabeth S. Myrick to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-18

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 55
Scope and Contents

This letter is from Elizabeth S. Myrick writing as "Mrs. S. P. Myrick". Elizabeth wishes to send her son, James to Washington College and asks for a circular and admission requirements. She explains that her son left school at fifteen to serve in the Civil War and fears his age and limited schooling before the war may hinder his opportunity to attend the school.

Dates: 1866-04-18