Collection Size: 27 items
Date Span: 1844-1874
Scope / Content: Twenty-seven family letters written to Elizabeth Boswell unless otherwise noted. Organized into 3 series: I. Antebellum Letters; II. Civil War Letters; III. Postbellum Letters.
Biographical Sketch: Elizabeth Boswell, of Pike County, Alabama, married a Mr. Horne.
SERIES 1: ANTEBELLUM LETTERS (All letters to Elizabeth unless otherwise indicated.)
2. 1845 from Mary E. George, Talbot, Georgia - News of aunt's death, talks of beau.
3. May 19, 1846 from Sarah Jane Lee, Talbot County, Georgia - Talks of "untruthful" Mr. Jackson; has brother in Auburn; hopes her father moves to Auburn.
4. April 12, 1847 from Cousins Hetty and Pam [no last name] of Culloden, Georgia - Talk of a visit to Whitesville.
5. August 13, 1847 from Amelia A. Boswell, Elderado, Arkansas - Wants Elizabeth to move there. Land is better, a society just as good and it is mainly inhabited by Georgians.
6. May 28, 1848 from Martha A. Halley, Bradley County, Arkansas. "In a strange land and among strange people."
7. February 15, 1849 from Turer F. Pruitt, Bluffspring, Talbot County, Georgia - Family news; Mary Ann going to school at Brother James Pounds.
8. June 7, 1849 from T.F. Pruitt, Bluffspring, Talbot County, Georgia - Tells how much wheat they are getting per acre. Some mention of Whigs there joining Sons of Temperance.
9. July 28, 1849 from S.A. Waller - Has opened a school about two miles from there, how many students, etc.
10. November 20, 1849 from Elizabeth and Edna Pruitt, Merriweather County, Georgia - Speaks of Cousin Liza Williams who was going to school in Auburn. Some instructions on how to weave diminity.
11. November 28, 1849 from Martha A. Halley, Bradley County, Arkansas (Lanark, Arkansas) - Family News
12. December 27, 1849 from W.R. King, Fayette County, Texas - Asking her to write some people for the "byography of my caracter, welth and sanding."
13. October 22, 1850 from W.J. Brown addressed to Dear Brother, Marling, Texas - Talks about yellow fever, lives within 20 steps of Brazos, price of land.
14. August 11, 1851 from E. Pruitt, Merriweather County, Georgia - Family news.
15. April 28, 1853 from B.N.H., New Orleans - Of trip to New Orleans, etc.
16. June 19, 1853 from Penelope Flowers (Grandmother) Barbour County, Alabama - Talks about the flux.
17. July 17, 1853 from M.E. Allums, Ball Hill, Georgia - Family news.
18. October 16, 1853 from John L. George (Cousin), Gold Hill - Family news.
SERIES 2: CIVIL WAR LETTERS
20. December 30, 1862 to Susan from S.A. Waller - Description of how she dyed her dresses.
21. January 4, 1863 to Susan from Prairie Waller, Summerfield. Gives prices of corn, pork, molasses, sugar, etc. Speaks of the battle in Tennessee and one expected in Mississippi.
22. April 21, 1864 to Susie from Bettie Waller, Summerfield, Alabama - Family news.
SERIES 3: POSTBELLUM LETTERS
24. March 29, 1871 to Su from Emory, Auburn, Alabama (East Alabama College) - Family news.
25. May 29, 1874 W.E. Horne, Kimball, Texas - Good description of Texas and his travels there.
26. August 5, 1874 Em. Horne, Kimball, Texas - Talks about crop prospects for that year; gives prices of land on Basque River; family news.
27. March 28, 1848 (?) Wm. Baty, Wallases Mill - Family news.
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