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Bland Taliaferro to Cordelia Slater, 1881 August 5

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 8, Item: 3

Scope and Contents

A letter, dated August 5, 1881, from Bland Taliaferro at Burgh Westra, Gloucester, Virginia to Cordelia “Cordie” Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Taliaferro writes about being lonely and ill with a fever. She says she will be back in Williamsburg by October to teach and asks if Cordie can find a room for her.

Taliaferro also recounts an argument she and Cordie had in the past and her determination to forgive and move past their disagreement.


  • Creation: 1881 August 5


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From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet


From the Series: English