Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 4

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Creator:McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891
Title:Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 4

This letter from Mary Louise McMurran to Alie Austen describes a wedding at their plantation among their slaves, comments on how the slaves behaved in a dignfied way, says ""would Mrs. Stowe could have viewed the scene. It might have changed some of her erroneous opinions." The remainder is about health, her love for Alie, and excitement about Alie and her son's impending marriage.

Subjects:McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899 | McMurran, John T., Jr | Plantation life--Mississippi | African Americans--Marriage customs and rites--Mississippi | Plantation owners' spouses--Mississippi | slaves | race relations and racial attitudes | women | 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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Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright has expired and the item is therefore in the public domain. Permission to reproduce this image must be requested through the Special Collections Division, Louisiana State University Libraries.

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

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