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Correspondence to Louisa Coulling, 1856-1887

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id287307

Scope and Contents

(1) To Cousin Luly, from cousin Ellen Stubbs, Richmond, 1856 Jan 21; have not written to you before; went to Grand Pa’s & wished you were there; had school today; Uncle Robert did not teach but Miss Margaret did; you must call me Ellen, no longer Douggie; with a P.S. on back from Jennie: miss you badly, and Aunt Mary. 1 sheet (2) My dearest one, from your husband Jas. D. Coulling, Danville, 1865 Nov 23; attending Conference; do not know where I‘ll be assigned. On back: Another letter, from someone who is sick; mentions not knowing where new home will be; Sid wishes you were here; perhaps JDC’s wife, to her son, forwarding JDC’s letter. 1 sheet. (3) To “Miss Lou”, from Joseph W. Shackford, Orange Grove, 1866 Oct 24; remember pleasant hours in your society, especially on the old Mattapony river; many changes since we parted in Richmond a year ago; how is little Sidney? I expect to come to NC this winter to school in Lenoir. P.S.: “Direct to Bruington P.O. King & Queen Co”. 1 folded sheet, 3 pp. (4) “Dear Lou”, from your cousin Mallory A. Sheild, University of Va, 1866 Dec 9; eloquent expression of sympathy “to ease your mourning” for her father’s death (who served God). 1 sheet, 2 pp. (5) Same, 1867 Feb 17; in midst of intermediate exams; knew each other in childhood; blames war for loss of ambition; refers to self as ”picayune country physician”; “remember me to Mrs Coulling; your little brother I expect has forgotten me. 1 sheet, 2 pp. (6) To Miss Louisa T[?] Coulling (Dearest Cousin), Sweetwater, TN; from Bettie [Mrs C. P. Edwards?], Portsmouth VA, 1879 June 1; I’m a happy wife & mother of 3; your aunt Mary Finley now lives next door to me. 1 small folded sheet, 4 pp, w/env.


  • Creation: 1856-1887


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English and Latin

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From the Collection: 0.50 Linear Feet

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