Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, [1856]

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Creator:Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897
Title:Letter: [Athens, Georgia] to Callie King, [1856]

Undated letter from 1856 from Marion Lumpkin Cobb, wife of Thomas Read Rootes Cobb and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, to Callie King, wife of Porter King and Marion's sister about the death of their sister Lucy Gerdine and the illness that has afflicted so many of their friends, family, and neighbors. Gerdine died in 1856. Cobb declines King's invitation to visit because of this rampant illness, but hopes to come soon. She spends some time discussing the plans of Mrs. Manley, a nurse going to stay with King, perhaps for a confinement, and closes the letter by touching on domestic affairs.

Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: jhl0027

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century | Lumpkin family | Public health--Georgia--Athens | Domestic life | Gerdine, Lucy, 1823-1856--Death and burial | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.960948, -83.3779358
Collection:Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library | Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Original Material:

Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 27, document jhl0027.

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Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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