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    • Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 12/14/1864

    • Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Cattle; Swine; Agriculture; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Spinning; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice, reporting that he slaughtered some hogs and is sending her some meat and produce. He also writes about cattle and spinning. 1864.
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/07/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Brookhaven; Coffeeville, Battle of, Coffeeville (Miss.), 1862; Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Salt; Shoes; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), is very ill with ''billious cholic.'' Their son, Clarence, has recovered from his toothache. He mentions making shoes for the negroes. There was a...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 3/23/1863

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Port Hudson (La.); Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Brookhaven (Miss.); Agriculture; Confiscations; Spinning; Children; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw. He is feeling much better, but his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), is still in bad health. Their son, Clarence, likes to go out to the fields before dinner and ride home on a plow mule. He writes that...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 5/14/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Measles; Diseases; Corinth (Miss.); Gunboats; Manchac (La.); Brookhaven (Miss.); Natchez (Miss.); Lawrence County (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Agriculture
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his health has not improved and that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), has the measles. He thinks that the measles were carried by sick soldiers from Corinth, Mississippi. Yankee...
    • Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 5/31/1864

    • Slavery; African-Americans; Plantations; Plantation overseers; Traditional medicine; Agriculture; Oktibbeha County (Miss.); Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, regarding the state of the slaves and crops. A slave named Mariah had 'convulsion fits' and was bled by the doctor until...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 3/17/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Meridian (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 36th; Brown, Drury J.
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that a new regiment (the 36th Mississippi Infantry) was raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and elected Drury Brown as a colonel. He also writes that Copiah County has nearly two thousand men...
    • Poem, To Mrs. L. Feemster

    • Feemster family; Poetry; Religious poetry; Grief; Death
    • Poem dedicated to Loulie Feemster by Martha A. Feemster at Ridgeway, sympathizing in the loss of her young son, Henry, and assuring her friend that he is happy in heaven. ''Original poem on death of little Henry'' is written on the reverse. 1862.
    • Letter, Arthur Rice to Maria Walker; 5/29/1863

    • Boys; Horses; Vicksburg (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Distemper; Traditional medicine; Oktibbeha County (Miss.); Walker, Maria, 1820-1893
    • Letter from Arthur Hopkins Rice, Meadow Woods, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, to his aunt, Maria Walker. He writes about some of the horses having distemper, Mrs. Outlaw giving him a dog, killing snakes, and catching crayfish. He also mentions...
    • Letter, Nell TenBrook to Lucy Malindia Alexander; 1/7/1860

    • Vicksburg (Miss.); Paris (Ill.); Steamboats; Women; Social history; Bird, Mary Ellen TenBrook, b. 1843; Lamon, Lucy Malindia Alexander, b. 1843; Judson, Jacintha Alexander, 1828-1903; Judson, Willet Harmon, 1823-1890; Judson, Jennie Shields, b....
    • Letter from 17-year-old Ellen Mary 'Nell' TenBrook to her 17-year-old aunt, Lucy Malindia Alexander, in Paris, Illinois, January 1860. Nell is visiting her aunt (Lucy's sister), Jacintha 'Cinty' Alexander Judson, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and...
    • Letter, C. Morrow to W. H. Lee; 11/20/1861

    • Civil war; United States; Columbus (Miss.); Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 48th. Company C; Confederate States of America; Young women; Sewing; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910
    • Letter, Clotille Morrow, a teenaged girl in Columbus, Mississippi, to William Hollinshed Lee, telling him that Columbus is ''exceedingly dull,'' with no parties, weddings, or beaux. Captain Baskerville has raised a cavalry battalion with five...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 3/10/1863

    • Business; Feemster family; Gaston family; Sewing; Fabric; Clothing and dress; Poetry; Civil war; United States; Oaths; Race relations; African-Americans; Tennessee; Courtship; Lowndes County (Miss.); Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster, Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi, to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, opening with news of church and business. She lists the fabrics she bought for clothes and includes a humorous limerick about wives spending...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 05/17/1863

    • Feemster family; Gaston family; Religion; Civil war; United States; Lowndes County (Miss.); Dreams; Pregnancy; Slavery; African-Americans; Courtship; Turkeys; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster, Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi, to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, discussing her Bible reading, news from family and friends and the fact that she is 'lonely and gloomy.' She mentions a letter sent to her...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 10/9/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Revivals; Civil war; United States; Breastfeeding; Christian sects; Conversion; Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863; Infants; Slavery; African-Americans; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She is at her friend Hallie's and opens by telling him about her recent social calls. She says that the church doesn't seem ''much revived,'' but that the soldiers have...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 10/10/1863

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Slavery; Civil war; United States; Boardinghouses; Religion; Hymns; Infant baptism; Slavery; African-Americans; Revivals; Freemasons; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, addressing the issue of her joining him in Selma. He suggests again that her father might loan her the money, and that he might prefer to use Confederate money. He also...

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