Contains 69 Results:
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.
Pattie Watkins, Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward County, Virginia, to her sister-in-law, Nannie V. Watkins
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
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
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
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.
Refers to Nathaniel's school and thanks him for admitting Eddie (?); relays family news.
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
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.