Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Agriculture; New Orleans (La.); Fishing; Hinds County (Miss.); Women's clothing
Letter to Eudora Hobbs in Salem, North Carolina, from her father, Howell Hobbs, telling her about what he has planted in his garden. He mentions visiting New Orleans and eating oysters, and finishes with some local and family news. 1861.
Salem Church (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Slavery; African-Americans; Churches; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
List of African-American members of Salem Church in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, 1865. Includes notations beside members who have died and one who is 'deranged.' All members are noted as servants of Augusta Hopkins Rice.
Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Civil war; United States; Agriculture; Parks family; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, giving her a brief update on health and produce, then telling her that he is going to Atlanta to see his wounded son, 1864....
Feemster family; Infants; Breastfeeding; Civil war; United States; Lowndes County (Miss.); Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
Letter from Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She begins by telling him about a social visit and her friends' babies, one of whom is ''not hurt with beauty.'' She tells him that Willie (possibly Alex's brother,...
Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Religion; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, quoting scripture to encourage her to stay cheerful. He writes about church matters, tells her that he went to a funeral for William Lunceford's wife, and expresses sympathy...
Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Woodville (Miss.); Marriage; Confederate States of America; Money; Clothing and dress
Letter, Sarah Howard Ross in Woodville, Mississippi, to her husband, James Ross, in Clinton, Louisiana. She tells him that she is sending him two collars by Nathaniel Magruder. She asks if she can get Sissy a pair of shoes, explaining that their...
Curry family; West Point (Miss.); Courtship; Bond, Sarah E. (Sallie), 1830-1902
Letter to widow Sallie E. Curry from an unidentified man in West Point, Mississippi, asking her permission to correspond with him or allow him to call on her, 1863. Sallie E. Curry married W.P. Bond in 1888.