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D.C. Russell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01409
Two letters from D.C. Russell, a lawyer from Albany, New York who is visiting Houston, Texas to his wife, Hattie. In the second letter, Russell reports that he fell ill and was cared for by a very kind black nurse who claimed she was once a slave owned by President Monroe. He reported that he was able to make a full recovery due to the attentiveness of this woman but that her care and the business dealings with others cost him a great deal of money.

Dates

  • 1858 January 25, February 2

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Barranger, class of ’73 Law ’76.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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