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    • 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...
    • 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, Elizabeth Wier to Mary Elizabeth Wier, 4/11/1861

    • Wier, Mary Elizabeth, 1822-1909; Wier family; Civil war; United States; Lauderdale County (Miss.); Childbirth; Children; Parker family; Wier, Robert Stuart, 1829-1864; Confederate States of America.Army. Mississippi Infantry, 14th. Company B...
    • Letter, Elizabeth Wier from Lauderdale County, Mississippi, to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Wier. She mentions the recent birth of a Parker grandchild, the health and excitement of her daughter Sue Parker, and the activities of other family...
    • 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, 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, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 9/21/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Freemasons; Revivals; Infants; Breastfeeding; Slavery; African-Americans; Traditional medicine; Civil war; United States; Draft; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Lowndes County (Miss.); Feemster, Alexander Whitfield,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She writes about a revival taking place among the Masons and tells him about some acquaintances who have joined. She also names people who have made professions at the...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 10/18/1863

    • Feemster family; Social classes; Motherhood; Infants; Slavery; African-Americans; Race relations; Barksdale, William, 1821-1863; Lowndes County (Miss.); Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She writes about staying with Hallie while her husband John was in Mobile. When John returned, he brought an orange for each of them. She tells him that she finally...
    • Letter, W. H. R. to Augusta H. Rice; 4/21/1865

    • Demopolis (Ala.); Mobile (Ala.); Montgomery (Ala.); Civil war; United States; Military occupation; Walker, John James, d. 1884; Oliver, Starke; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from W. H. R. in Demopolis, Alabama, to Augusta Hopkins Rice. He mentions Major Walker in Meridian, Mississippi and Starke Oliver, writes about the Yankees doing little damage in Montgomery, and also says that Yankees have 'quietly occupied'...
    • Bill of Lading

    • Nottoway Plantation (La.); Randolph, John Hampden, 1813-1883; Sugar trade; John Shelby & Co. (Memphis, Tenn.); Bayou Goula (La.); Steamboats
    • Waybill for a wartime shipment of 20 hogsheads (about 135 bushels) of sugar from Nottoway, the plantation of John Hampden Randolph, a wealthy planter of Bayou Goula, Louisiana, to be shipped on the steamer Louisville to John Shelby & Co. in...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/2/1861

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Agriculture; Cotton; Civil war; United States; Brookhaven (Miss.); Diphtheria; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw. He writes that he is still unwell and that he has the ''flux.'' Another company left Brookhaven, but there is no news from the war. He tells her about the cotton and some hogs that they plan to...
    • 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...
    • Receipt for cotton sold to CSA

    • Confederate States of America; Confederate States of America. Treasury Dept.; Cotton trade; Choctaw County (Miss.)
    • Receipt for seven bales of cotton exchanged in Choctaw County, Mississippi, by W. C. Watts for bonds from the Confederacy. Signed by Charles Baskerville. The cotton was to be delivered to Winona. 1863.

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