Author: Florence A. Bishop


Letter from Florence A. Bishop to Jonathan A. Bishop (July 14, 1898)

In this letter to her husband, Jonathan A. Bishop, dated July 14, 1898, Florence A. Bishop relates the latest news from Charlottesville, including the recent lynching of John Henry James, an African American man accused of sexual assault. A policeman at the University of Virginia, Jonathan Bishop was then serving as a sergeant in the 3rd Virginia Volunteer Regiment, stationed at Camp Alger, near Falls Church.