Twenty-four letters written by members of the Niebling and Duke families. Seventeen of them are written to Salena Niebling Duke. Salena Niebling married Richard Hardin Duke and moved to Richmond, Virginia from Baltimore, Maryland. The couple had three sons, Frank M. Duke, Walter Garland Duke, and Charles R. H. Duke. This group of correspondence spans geographically from Virginia and Maryland to Massachusetts and Illinois, and features letters from all three Duke sons, Richard Duke, his brother P.H. Duke, Salena Duke's mother Elizabeth Crocker Niebling, her sister Eliza Keech, and another sister with the initials M.A.P among others.
The contents of the letters revolve around family gossip, work, health, and daily life.
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