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Anthelia Holt, Matoaca, Virginia to "Dearest Little Friend," Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1889 August 11
Discusses upcoming picnic; describes a double wedding she attended; asks about Lottie's Uncle Junius and Dibbrel's wedding plans.
Expresses the desire to attend school, and is happy that Lottie is able to go to school; describes the school and the new preacher.
Expresses sympathy at the death of Charlie [Lottie's cousin?]; says she is happy to be working ten hours again so that she is home by five o'clock; says that she must stay up with one of her cousin's little girls who was badly burnt.
Scope and Contents Asks about "trying fortune" on May 1; glad to hear Lottie's uncles are now in charge of the post office; talks about the "protracted[?] meeting" on Sunday and other church services.
Thanks Lottie for showing her such a good time during her visit; expresses dismay that Mr. Bridgewater, whose "wife was buried just five weeks ago," is getting married next week.
Anthelia Holt, Matoaca, Virginia, to "Ever Dear Friend" Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1891 July 5
Scope and Contents Complains of feeling sick; discusses the young men at various social events, and states that she "would not give the snap of my finger for all the men I saw yesterday--if I can't see the one I want to see I don't care to see anyone"; describes a new dress and some quilts she is making.
Anthelia Holt, Matoaca, Virginia, to "My Own Darling" Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1891 July 12
Reports that Lottie's Uncle Scott and grandfather have been to Matoaca for a visit; discusses mutual friends and acquaintances.
Scope and Contents Talks of "feast" Saturday night and "childrens day"; asks about camp meeting; sends greetings to various family members.
Talks of working on her quilt and being teased about plans to marry; tells of upcoming church picnic; sorry to hear of illness of Lottie's grandfather.
Anthelia Holt, Matoaca, Virginia, to "My Dearest Friend" Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1891 August 31
Happy to have received Lottie's picture; sends condolences on death of Lottie's grandfather; discusses mutual friends; talks about running five to six looms at the mill.
Complains of being sick; hopes that she and her family have decided to become Christians following the meeting; discusses the weekend events; is sending a scrapbook to her; glad to hear of several people who had joined the church.
Anthelia Holt, Matoaca, Virginia, to "Dearest Friend" Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1891 November 1
Discusses managing the household while her parents were gone; describes the fair [in Richmond]; describes a shopping trip to Petersburg; reports that a cousin has died; probably will not be able to visit at Christmas.
Scope and Contents Has been running six looms at the mill; invites her down for Christmas; describes a quilting with "plenty of music and singing"; says they have plenty of meat now that "Pa" has had his hogs killed.