Bassett and Cross Love Letters, 1886, 1889
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Brief Description: Twenty-five love letters between Jesse V. Bassett and Elizabeth Daisy Cross. The letters begin in the early days of the couple's courtship in 1886; two letters were written after the couple married. Most of the love letters are from Jesse V. Bassett.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-504
Created by: Bassett, Jesse V. (1863-1938), Cross, Elizabeth Daisy (1868-1930)
Volume: 2.0 Folders
Acquired: 11/24/2014.
Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Bassett, Jesse V. (1863-1938) : Jesse Virginius Bassett was born on March 14, 1863 in Virginia. Bassett married Elizabeth Daisy Cross on February 15, 1888 or 1889 in Norfolk, Virginia. During his career, Bassett was a salesman and bookkeeper. He died from tuberculosis on February 27, 1938 in Princesse Anne, Virginia and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
American letters--Virginia
Norfolk (Va.)
Portsmouth (Va.)
Genres/Forms of Material
Cards (information artifacts)
Love letters
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Unknown
PreferredCitation: Bassett and Cross Love Letters, MSS 0000-504, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.