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

In this Dec. 28, 1853 letter, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), continues the narrative to his wife of his friend Pope's death and of Toombs' settling his estate. At the time he wrote the letter, Toombs had just finished the formalities and had left Pope's estate, Citronell, leaving Gus Baldwin in charge of getting Pope's body to the transport steamer. Toombs speaks of settling with a "Company" and getting work estimates from engineers, all part of resolving Pope's financially-distressed estate. Robert Toombs expresses his extreme distaste for the entire matter concerning the Pope estate and finds comfort in writing to his wife and in the book, [Angelic Wisdom Concerning the] Divine Love &[ the Devine] Wisdom [by] Swedenborg, [Emanuel, 1688 - 1772.] He tells his wife of the upcoming wedding, for which he received an invitation but declined because he had no proper clothes to wear, of their friend Miss Amelia Gale. Mr. Davis and Mrs. Abbe Pope will stay behind for a few days, but then Mrs. Pope will leave for Oglethorpe. He closes with expressions of very deep affection for his wife and a longing to see her.

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

Local identification number: rat006

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772. Angelic wisdom concerning the divine love and wisdom | Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883--Correspondence | Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885--Correspondence | 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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