Letter, Columbus, Georgia, to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], Washington, Georgia, 1854 July 6

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885.
Title:Letter, Columbus, Georgia, to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], Washington, Georgia, 1854 July 6
Description:

In this July 6, 1854 letter, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), writes as he continues to settle his recently-deceased friend Pope's estate in Alabama. First, though, he expresses concern for his daughter Sallie's post-operation condition, as apparently described in his wife's recent letter; he tries to encourage them both by remembering Sallie's cheerful spirit. He continues by describing his efforts with Pope's estate. He has just sold twenty of Pope's slaves, railroad hands, for a larger price than he expected, and Pope's family is relatively well. Turning to his own matters, he tells his wife their crops and estate are well and that he has seen several of their friends; he mentions hearing of Emma Dawson's wedding. The last section of the letter is devoted to expressing his cherished love for his wife, and the great comfort their marriage brings him. He closes with special affection for Sallie and his usual endearments to his wife.

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

Local identification number: rat007

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