Eliza McKinstry (1804-1892)
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
Roxana Chapin Gerdine Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
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