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Sams, Mary Whittle, Yorkville, South Carolina, to Mrs. Frances M. Lewis, Norfolk, Virginia, circa July 1866, 1866

 File — Box: Manuscripts Oversize Box 13, Folder: 1
Identifier: id114531

Scope and Contents

Concerning Independence Day celebration by the Freedmen and women; daily affairs; economic conditions in the South; crop expenses; high costs of goods; movement to new location; new home; lack of fuel-- wood; family finances; reaction to sale of "Datha" visit to Norfolk; general family and social news.


  • Creation: circa July 1866, 1866


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From the Collection: 7.75 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository