Contains 44 Results:
Lucy Taliaferro Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia , 1860 March 25
Lucy hHas been sick with a "congestion of wind"; relates loss of a slave girl who died from burns sustained in a fire; elaborates on struggle between Mr. Booth and Mr. Sinclair establishing ownership and value of the slave girl; comments, "disunion War or abject submission. I am a wonder to myself how I stand so well, once the mere talk of an insurrection would fill me with terror, now we have a white war and a servile one to dread..." Includes typescript.
Mary F. Fitzhugh,Fredericksburg, Virginia to Rufus K. Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, undated
Lucie Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to "my dear sister," Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, undated
Mary F. Fitzhugh, Fredericksburg, Virginia to Hettie Fitzhugh, Standardsville, Greene County, Virginia, undated
Mary writes that friends and family have made them feel welcome; inquires about Cousin Mary's "delicate health"; Ma's heath has improved; does not know if their income will support them; lists costs for rent and food. Includes typescript.
"Bun" Baytop, Springfield, Virginia to Mrs. Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, undated
Bun describes a party given in honor of Tom Field and his bride; accident with carriage left them in a muddy ditch; Christmas festivities. Includes typescript. The letter includes an addition message: James C. Baytop, no place, writes to Hetty Fitzhugh, no place, thanking her and Rufus Fitzhugh for recommending him to Mr. Taliaferro; will wait to make a decision until Taliaferro sends him an offer. Includes typescript.