Rowena Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Henrietta Fitzhugh, no place, 1851 December 9
Scope and Contents
The letter from Rowena Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Henrietta Fitzhugh, no place, December 9, 1851, describes parties, with dinner and dancing, of the Christmas season; festivities are over and "we are all at work again;" hopes for an invitation to Miss Ann Martin's wedding; Mr. Sinclair is selling Wilson Creek to pay off his debts; is encouraging "father" to go to Texas. Includes typescript.
The letter from Lucy Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester, Virginia to "My Dear Child", Henrietta Fitzhugh, no place, no date, details the food and decorations of the Christmas parties; everyone is sick as a result of the hectic schedule of parties and bad weather; slaughtered 16 hogs and one cow; longs for past Christmases when the children were young; related family news; asks if "Mr. Fitzhugh" moves to Texas, "beg him to try to get Mr. Baytop in the notion too." Includes typescript.
- 1851 December 9
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From the Collection: 0.30 Linear Feet
- From the Collection: Baytop, Lucy Taliaferro Catlett (Person)
- From the Collection: Baytop family (Family)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh family (Family)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Henrietta Ellen Baytop (Person)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Mary F. (Person)
- From the Collection: Fitzhugh, Rufus King (Person)