Correspondence

Identifier

MUM00683, 1.02

Recipient

Eliza McKinstry (1804-1892)

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Description

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

Relational Format

Archival Material

Original Format

correspondence

City

Washington (Ga.)

Finding Aid

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00683/

Original Collection

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

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A.L.S. (4 p.); www.american-south.org

Roxanna Chapin Gerdine to Eliza McKinstry (1858)

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