Parent and child; Religion; Baptists; Tuition; Education; Women in education; Church attendance;
Matthew writes of the state of education in Richland and that of his children. Also discusses religion, attendance in his church. Finally, Matthew includes a note to Mr. Wear concerning Mary's tuition.
Roxana writes of the business surrounding her school. The letter is after 1870 because she mentions her niece (Emily's daughter) Carra Chapin, who was born that year. Roxana also writes in detail about several suicides of neighbors in the area
Education; Women in education; Loneliness; Greenwood Cemetery (West Point, Miss.)
Roxana writes about the end of the school semester and returning to the plantation. She notes the loneliness of the plantation (Mr. Gerdine would have died after 1878); she mentions Greenwood Cemetery; her step-daughter Lucy coming to visit from...