Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1856 November 11

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Creator:McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899
Title:Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1856 November 11

Letter from Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., to Pattie (sister?) regarding her arrival at Riverside Plantation. She describes her reception by and impressions of the slaves, plantation life, her responsibilities as a slave mistress, Melrose, the McMurrans, and Natchez. She also mentions her unease around slaves.

Subjects:McMurran, John T., 1807-1866 | McMurran, John T., Jr | McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891 | Plantation life--Mississippi--Wilkinson County | Slaves--Mississippi--Wilkinson County | Riverside Plantation (Miss.) | Melrose (Natchez, Miss.) | Natchez (Miss.)--Description and travel | women | slavery | race relations and racial attitudes | plantations | Upper v. Deep South | social life and customs
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795


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McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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