Letter, Washington, D.C. to Julia A[nn DuBose] Toombs, Washington, Georgia, 1851 Dec. 2

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title:Letter, Washington, D.C. to Julia A[nn DuBose] Toombs, Washington, Georgia, 1851 Dec. 2
Description:

In this Dec. 2 1851 letter to his wife, Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), opens by describing the organization of the House during the 32nd Congress' first session and the election of Lynn Boyd as speaker. He then tells her of his health (a sore throat, a problem that plagued Toombs all of his life) and of his having dinner at the Sumners' with his friend Alexander Stephens. He updates his wife on the Sumner family. Toombs tells his wife of his search for lodging, describing the places he's visited and other politicians who are doing the same. He talks about their friends the Burts, and then briefly discusses his wife and daughter Louisa's upcoming visit to see him. He expresses his great desire to see her, and closes with his usual affection.

Digital image and transcription of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: rat002

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:United States. Congress. (32nd, 1st session : 1851- 1852). House--Speaker | Boyd, Linn, 1800-1859 | Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 | United States--Politics and government--1845-1861 | United States--Social life and customs--19th century | Domestic life--Georgia | Sumner family | Burt family | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
Collection:Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, 1850-1867
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
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Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

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