Letter, Mobile, [Alabama], to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1853 Dec. 28

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title:Letter, Mobile, [Alabama], to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1853 Dec. 28
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In this Dec. 28, 1853 letter, written strictly for his wife, Julia Toombs, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), pours out his grief at the unexpected death of his friend, Mr. Pope. Toombs writes it from Mobile, where Pope's estate, Citronell, was located. Toombs accompanies Pope's remains to a steamer, which would transport them to their last resting place. He tells his wife how he steals away to a secluded corner of the boat to grieve privately. He mourns the loss of one of the world's great men, and laments the deplorable financial state Pope left his family in, telling his wife he wished Pope had come to him for assistance while still living. A lawyer, Toombs was remaining in Alabama to settle Pope's estate. He closes with quiet affection for his wife and family.

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

Local identification number: rat005

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Plantation owners--Alabama--Death and burial | Decedents' estates | Male friendship | Southern States--Social life and customs--19th century | Pope family | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
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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