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Box 2

 Container

Contains 69 Results:

Nannie V. Watkins, Roanoke, Virginia, to her husband, Nathaniel V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Identifier: id108375
Scope and Contents

Things are going well; gives news of family and friends; relays church news; is concerned about her garden and fowls; mentions how their daughter Minnie and Nannie are doing.

Nathaniel V. Watkins, Brookland, North Carolina, to his wife, Nannie V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Identifier: id108378
Scope and Contents Relays news of his crops and her garden; refers to sicknesses in the neighborhood; updates her on the family and neighborhood news; mentions his involvement in the church; is having a problem with debts; drought conditions and later heavy rains damage his crops; refers to his tenant farmers and their inadequate work compared to slave hands; blames negroes and Yankees for the hard times; there is a lack of both old and new scholars; is unhappy to be separated from his wife and children;...

Richard H. Watkins, Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to his brother, Nathaniel V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108380
Scope and Contents Encourages Nathaniel to keep his land soley owned and not to go into partnership; mentions the numerous problems in the area all stemming from sickness and the Yankees; advises Nathaniel on his debt problems; they must all put their faith in God; death is running rampant through areas of Virginia; his own child had died; refers to the effects of the death of General Robert E. Lee; the search for wealth is overshadowing the need for character; mentions his dislike for the new state...

Pattie Watkins, Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her sister-in-law, Nannie V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108381
Scope and Contents

Refers to numerous family matters and chores; mentions the quiet Christmas they spent; discusses the health of the family; since negroes are moving further south, laborers are scarce; there is a shortage of ice; gives news of schooling in the area; the mild winter was appreciated.

Pattie Watkins, Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her brother, Nathaniel V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108382
Scope and Contents

Refers to the religious revivial in the area; comments on Nathaniel's debt problems; relays family news; drought conditions continue; their sisters are not well and have gone to certain springs to recover; mentions the celebration of their mother's 81st brithday; discusses their garden and livestock; relays crops news; there are a great many deaths around Farmville and Richmond, Virginia.

Pattie Watkins, Rockbridge Alum Springs, Rockbridge County, Virginia, to her brother, Nathaniel V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108385
Scope and Contents

Is spending time at the spring to recover from her spell of pneumonia; she has also developed breast cancer but hopes the water will cure it; pleads with Nathaniel to watch over their mother.

Pattie Watkins, Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her brother and sister-in-law, Nathaniel V. and Nannie V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108386
Scope and Contents

Reports a death in the family; diptheria is taking its toll on the neighborhood; her health is improving; relays family news; mentions the status of their crops and livestock.

Fannie Hundley, to her uncle, Nathaniel V. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108387
Scope and Contents

Refers to Nathaniel's school and thanks him for admitting Eddie (?); relays family news.

Nathaniel V. Watkins, Brookland, North Carolina, to his brother, Richard H. Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108388
Scope and Contents

They are having trouble filling seats of administration in Formsville; carpet baggers and scalawags are only ones avaliable; gives his detailed advice on raising an orchard; relays crop news; the drought continues; his legal matters are not yet cleared up.

Nathaniel V. Watkins, Brookland, North Carolina, to his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Watkins

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: id108390
Scope and Contents

Was sorry to learn of the death of their child; instructs them to put their faith in God; is concerned with their sister Patty's recovery; relays church news.