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Gerdine, Roxana Chapin, 1833-1891



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MUM00683, 1.02


Eliza McKinstry (1804-1892)


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Roxana writes about the beauty of Washington, GA; in-depth talk of slavery; feelings of guilt; talk of the union and possible secession; Senator Robert Toombs; a local Baptist revival meeting; her sister Lucy attending Mt. Holyoke 'Seminary'; her sister Emily Chapin; and notes that she has been thinking of her deceased mother and sister recently

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Slavery; Slaves; Secession; Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885; Religion; Families; Mount Holyoke Female Seminary; Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century ; Plantation life -- Southern States -- History; Confederate States of America

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Washington (Ga.)

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Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


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A.L.S. (4 p.)

Also included in the Civil War in the American South collection.

Roxanna Chapin Gerdine to Eliza McKinstry (1858)



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