Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 20

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Creator:King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title:Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 20
Description:

Porter King, lawyer, future judge and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated February 20, 1853 from home, Marion, Alabama to his wife Callie in Athens, Georgia. This letter contains two parts. In the first section, King expresses his love and informs Callie that he deeply misses her and their son, Paul. He also reports that he is having company spend the night and that earlier in the day he and Thomas Walthall rode over to check on the health of their friend's wife. In the second section, King informs Callie that he will be working on ditching in the morning and that Booker, one of Porter's slaves, inquires after her. He reminisces about their marriage day. He also mentions that Mrs. Perkins daughter is threatened by total blindness and will be treated in New Orleans.

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: jhl0051

Types:Love letters | Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Marriage--Southern States | Domestic life | Plantation life | Slaves | Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century | Love-letters | King, Edwin Paul | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
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 51, document jhl0051.

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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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