Varina Howell, wife of Jefferson Davis
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Varina Howell, wife of Jefferson Davis

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Published by The Macmillan Company in New York .
Written in English


  • Davis, Varina, 1826-1906.,
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: v, 1, p. 457-459.

Statementby Eron Rowland, Mrs. Dunbar Rowland.
LC ClassificationsE467.1.D27 R8
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6708078M
LC Control Number27024238

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