Details various family members' activities & Anna's recent tragedies, probably illness and death of family members; also concerns the correspondant's daughter's position as principal of the school on the Vanderbilt's Bilmore estate.
Slavery; Slaves; Christmas; Plantation life; Clothing and dress; Marriage;
Roxana writes about her first Christmas on the Mississippi plantation; the celebrations of the plantation slaves; the making of clothes for slaves [in 1860 the census listed 73 slaves for the Gerdine plantation]; sending her congratulations on...
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
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
Letter from Richard C. Bridges to his sister naming dead, dismembered, and missing comrades. Writes of Lee's defeat of Burnsides at Fredricksburg and a wide determination to win the war; mentions cheap, plentiful food.
University of Mississippi -- Students; University of Mississippi -- History; University of Mississippi -- Social life and customs;
Remarks on neighborhood news relayed to him by his parents and expresses sadness at the death of the some of his neighbors. Updates his parents on the social life in Oxford, particularly concerning parties and fraternities.