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    Varina Davis Autograph Letters (3) Signed "V. Jefferson Davis" dated 1897, 1903, and 1905. Two letters are written to Texan John H. Reagan, thanking him for defending her husband, former Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and "the causes of our war." Mrs. Davis pens one letter to Reagan's widow upon learning of the judge's death. All are toned; minor foxing.

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    John Reagan, who served as postmaster general for the Confederacy and later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate, had been a faithful friend to the Confederacy's president and later proved a faithful friend to his wife. Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) was eighteen years younger than her husband. After his death in 1889, she invested much of her time defending his memory.



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